Geometric Shift Dress

IMG_2773It was hard for me to shift (get it?) into this trend because shapeless dresses don’t always flatter my specific body type. When I found this particular shift dress, the pattern appealed to me but I still wasn’t fully sold until I put it on. I love that it isn’t so stiff and moves with me (and the wind). The neckline is different and flattering for a bigger chest as it provides depth. Extra shape and flare are provided by the longer cut in the back. The color simplicity of black and white mixed with several abstract, geometric patterns make this dress very versatile (and FUN!). I have worn it to work, to both daytime and evening events, and I would even wear it to a dressy-casual summer wedding. I loved pairing this dress with a bright coral Hobo Bag to make it pop and incorporate a spring-time feel.IMG_2749 (1){Shift Dress, Hobo Bag (smaller version here), Cole Haan Pumps, Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Party StarterIMG_2778IMG_2770IMG_2781IMG_2786IMG_2754 (1)IMG_2836

Santa Barbara by Train

IMG_1200Last Friday, we took a wonderful little day trip down to Santa Barbara by way of the Amtrak Surfliner. It was semi-spontaneous, a lot of fun, romantic and a well-rounded, perfect Santa Barbara day. We shopped, ate, sipped on wine at outside cafés, walked around and shopped some more. Continue reading

Easter Best with Free People

IMG_0694Every Easter, I look forward to seeing people’s ‘Easter Best’ outfits. Bright, cheery, modest spring dress for women and little girls, to nice polos or button downs and khakis for boys. As far back as I can remember, I was always dressed in my Easter Sunday best in a bright, floral dress, usually made by my mom. Continue reading

Sheer Spring Kimono

DSC_0240 copyWith Spring fast approaching (and practically summer here in CA), I have been loving light-weight, floral pieces and this sleeveless kimono has been a perfect go-to. Continue reading

Stylish Comfort to Big Sur

IMG_9818Living on the Central Coast boasts many benefits. One of the best benefits is that it’s a short, beautiful road trip to Big Sur, CA. If you’ve ever been to Big Sur, coming from the North or the South, you know the drive is part of the journey and some of the best finds are stopping for photo ops or beach explorations. Continue reading

Easter

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Happy Easter friends and family! Growing up, Easter always yielded fond memories from sneaking first peaks of any visible eggs I could see out the windows to hopefully one-up my brother in the much-anticipated hunt to wearing pretty, pink, flowery  outfits put together by my mother. I always loved our day of traditional breakfast, Easter egg hunts, Easter basket goodness, and being together enjoying Spring. Continue reading

Printed Storyteller Skirt

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Have you guys heard of Hautelook.com? Well, it depletes my bank account like every other week. It’s dangerous, but it’s oh so glorious…in the, “It’s the Holidays and all I’ve been doing is buying myself stuff” (oops) kind-of-way. Continue reading