Zara Top, J.Crew Pants, Del Toro Slippers, Tiffany & Co. Locket, Ariel Gordon Love Knot Ring

My mom once told me that when she was young she went through an all-black clothing phase. The idea has always stuck with me, and I recently decided to try it out. I paired my black cropped pants with a pleather-inserted top and added leopard print smoking slippers to keep things interesting.


Vintage Fashion Expo

An ethereal lace dress that hung from the ceiling. 

     I've dreamt about the Vintage Fashion Expo for years and I finally got to go this past weekend. Held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, the venue was humungous and overflowing with vintage pieces from the 1800s to the twentieth century. I was overwhelmed to say the least, but I found some great treasures amidst the clothing chaos. Here are some of the highlights...

Structured coats that fit perfectly into this season.

Quilted Chanel heaven.

Fun bow-topped Vivienne Westwood heels.

The grand finale: high-waisted leopard print underwear. 


How To: Polka Dot Manicure

     I'm usually a minimalist when it comes to manicures but lately I've been wanting something more adventurous. Polka dot nails seem to be all the rage right now so I decided to try them out. Here's how to get the look...

     What you'll need: base coat, top coat, two nail polishes, and toothpicks. I used Deborah Lippmann's Hard Rock as both base and top coat, Sephora by OPI's What's A Tire, Jack?, and Essie's Marshmallow

    Paint on the base coat.

     Use the first nail polish as a base and paint on two coats to make it opaque. Let it dry well.

     Use a toothpick and coat it with the second nail polish. Carefully use this to create small polka dots on each nail.

     Finish it off with top coat, and voilĂ ! Polka dotted nails made easy.



Topshop Dress, Juicy Couture Necklace, Kate Spade Pumps, Clare Vivier Clutch

     I'm thrilled to say that I was featured on the fabulous Refinery 29 this week in an article about the little black dress. You can read the post here. Enjoy!



     Having a burst of creative energy is the best. Occasionally I get motivated to make art and this is my most recent project. I made blind drawings of Lana Del Rey and Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl, two people (real and fictional) that I really admire. The sketches are mounted on card-stock and cardboard covered in camouflage tissue paper. I'm thrilled with how they turned out; it's really fulfilling to make satisfying pieces.


To the Max

Madewell Tank • American Apparel Maxi Skirt • Tiffany & Co. Locket Necklace • House of Harlow 1960 Cocktail Ring • Ariel Gordon Love Knot Ring • Marc by Marc Jacobs Purse • Kork-Ease Wedges

     Pale, dusty pink colors and sheer, chiffon-esque fabrics are two favorites of mine, and I love their combination in this maxi skirt. I paired it with a thin cotton tank, some delicate jewelry, and my go-to wedges for a special event. 
     My friend Natalie and I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Emily Schuman, author of the blog-turned-book Cupcakes and Cashmere, at her book signing in Century City. It was an honor to meet one of my all-time favorite bloggers; Emily is such an inspiration!

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