February 3, 2015

{LIFESTYLE} From Coast to Coast


Dress by Tadashi Shoji, Shoes from New Look, Bag from Mansur Gavriel, Sunglasses C/O Ditto

I don't know how to say this in a way that doesn't come off as bragging when I'm honestly just tremendously grateful - but I'm so happy I've had the opportunity to live on both coasts and get the best of both worlds in my life right now. It has been pretty incredible to get the energy, buzz, and enjoy the company of my friends in New York City - and then come back to Los Angeles for great weather, family time, and an endless supply of avocados, (I'm very passionate about avocados). Of course, it hasn't been without its stressers (finding a place to live and a way to get around, while I'm also planning a wedding, starting a new business, and working on about a dozen consulting projects on top of my blogging duties and contributing to Marie Claire -- whoa), but man, do I feel lucky right now. It's definitely going to take a lot of adjusting when it comes to my lifestyle, but the weather alone and proximity to my family makes this all so worth it for me!

Also, I mentioned at the beginning of the year (how is it already February?), that I've been experimenting more with my style - and I wasn't kidding! Distressed denim and monochromatic shift dresses have become a huge part of my uniform in California. Of course, with a trip back to NYC at the end of the week for the start of NYFW, I'm also excited to bundle up, layer, and slip on my trusty black tights. It's funny how that works; normally by now I'd be exhausted of wearing the same winter-grade parka and opaque black tights everywhere, but with a little break from it all... I'm actually looking forward to it; this feels nice.  

Duster from ASOS Curve, Jeans from Forever21, Top from Eloquii, Shoes from Charlotte Olympia, Bag from Mansur Gavriel 


Left: Jacket from ASOS (Similar here), Dress C/O Mimumaxi, Shoes from ASOS, Bag from Lulu Guinness 
Right: Duster from ASOS Curve, Dress C/O SimplyBe, Sandals from ASOS



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17 comments:

  1. Bring your own avocados when you head back to NYC, all we have at the moment are avocado shaped objects, flavor not included....

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  2. Love all the photos, it reminds me of summer here, but the first one, the top left, I LOVE IT. I too feel passionately about avocados and that you'll manage to pull off all your commitments with effortless flair, as always. Goo luck!

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  3. Thank you so much for the words of encouragement! I admittedly looked at my to-do list this afternoon and had a momentary freak out... I know it'll all get done, but thinking about it all cumulatively can be SO overwhelming!

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  4. I love all the photos...I miss summer so much. :( You look amazing in distressed denim.

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  5. Love the sheer jacket and scarf you wear with your black dresses. A nice touch of light and dark and very practical as well to keep warm in a breeze.

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  6. You're welcome. We've all been there. SO overwhelming.

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  7. one of my top five reasons for wanting to go to california is the avocados!

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  8. I like your new styling "experiments", especially the Tadashi Shoji dress and the Mansur Gavriel bag. Although both are hard to see here on the pictures, I hope to see it many more times from now on!


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  10. I don't think that sounds braggy at all. It just sounds like you're kicking ass and taking names! I was just thinking the other day how badly my body and mind are craving some greenery. Spring needs to show up in Kansas City, stat!

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  11. That is so wonderful

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  12. That Tadashi dress is too good - love the summer styling!

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  13. Get it girl, seriously! Be proud of your successes, you've worked hard for them!

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  14. Brag away, lady. You are living the dream, and you have worked very hard to get it. You deserve it, I cant wait to see what you are working on.

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  16. So happy to see you living the dream!

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