May 28, 2014

{STYLE} Living Life to the Max(i)






Photos by Ali


I never quite thought I'd say this, but being in LA this time around is feeling more and more comfortable. I'm having such a great time being with Ali and my family, basking in the sun and being outside in nature as much as possible, swimming, hiking through the canyon's with our pup, eating fresh fruits and veggies (they're just so much better here), and taking a more relaxed approach to dressing. With last week's temperature working into the high 90's, and this week staying pleasantly warm, I'm thoroughly enjoying leaving my jackets at home and wearing sandals with easy-breezy skirts and dresses and the occasional appearance of short-shorts. This Bongo maxi (with a waistband that hits at the natural waist, an essential fit-component for my personal liking when it comes to maxi dresses), has been the perfect uniform since touching down in California. It almost works like a blank canvas - albeit a really, really soft and luxuriously feeling one (especially considering the $40 $22 price point). I confess that I didn't even know Bongo made a line of clothes in plus outside of denim, but I'm stoked to have added them to personal list of budget-friendly buys. 

This past weekend, Ali and I drove down to Palm Springs for the long weekend, and this dress was definitely my uniform for our sun-filled destination. More on our trip down to the desert, soon!


This post was sponsored by Bongo.
All opinions and content are my own. 

29 comments:

  1. that bracelet! <3

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  2. That is suuuch an amazing background and you look so so so awesome! You're adorable!
    Lola, from Lola, Bye!

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  3. Um, I LOVE that bag!! The dress is super cute + oh so simple for summer, too


    Blonde in this City

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  4. I have the same body as you... my sister keeps telling me I should wear black because it makes me look smaller... I always wear bright colors or neutral colors because that makes feell happier...I feel dull on total black looks... but let me tell you girl you look amazing in that...outfit... So i will give total black a second chance...

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  5. I am in love with that bag! Also, that dress looks like it was made for you.

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  6. Love the big pink wall, love everything about you, and love that Ali took these pics! Love, love, love!

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  7. Love love LOVE the look and already ordered the dress too :)

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  8. Simple but chic! Love the bag ;-)

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  9. i love your outfit and the bracelet is amazing!
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  10. All about that Zara bracelet. Happy you're having a great time in LA. I'm dying to go to Palm Springs.

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  11. LOVE EVERYTHING about this post! the pink, the dress, your hair, that bracelet! gorgeous!

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  12. Lovely as always! The bracelet is just magic.

    http://www.darlingdeedee.com

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  13. I love that pink background!
    You look lovely as usual, I love how you accessorised your maxi dress.

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  14. It's my favorite wall in LA! I'm determined to have at least one pink wall in my future home....

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  15. Thank you! It's so reasonably priced, especially compared to the Chanel bracelet it's inspired by :)

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  16. You muuuuuust visit PS next time you're in LA. Must. Promise me, now.

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  17. Thank you so much! It comes in white, too :) http://bit.ly/1qYVt0C

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  18. Isn't it such a great staple?!

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  19. <3 miss you. Can't wait to have a reunion!!

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  20. Thank you! The dress is so good. Never thought I could like a maxi dress this much, tbh.

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  21. Hey! I love all black looks, but I firmly believe you should wear whatever makes YOU happy - regardless of what colors or silhouettes are "flattering." If neutrals and brights make you happy, you should wear them!!

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  22. I love it too! Also available in white, here ;) http://bit.ly/1qYVt0C
    So perfect for summer!

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  23. Isn't it so good?! Zara in Century City!

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  24. Thanks so much! The background is the besssst.

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  25. Maxi dresses and sandals are (almost) the best things in life! ;)
    xx,
    E.
    www.theslowpace.com

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  26. fashion for lunchJune 21, 2014 at 1:03 PM

    love the necklace!!!!

    www.fashionforlunch.net

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