I start every morning with a hot lemon water followed by a big matcha latte. My matcha obsession is real and when I don’t feel like making my own at home (it’s super easy!) I head to Gjusta Bakery, Butcher’s Daughter, or Erewhon Market. Jessica and I had a lovely morning at Gjusta the other day and enjoyed matchas and homemade croissants. I wore these ultra soft Madewell relaxed fit jeans, an old stripe tank, and this silky trench from L’Agence. Silk trenches are my go-to outerwear during the spring/summer months. I always like to have some sort of layer with me if I go into a cold restaurant or am out all day and don’t have time to change for the evening. I am loving this trench, this one, and this one as well. I’ve been getting a ton of comments about the dainty gold choker necklace I’ve been wearing lately – and you can get it here! It’s under $100 and looks soooo pretty on.
I’ve been doing a MAJ spring cleaning overhaul and just listed about half of my wardrobe on Poshmark. You can shop it all here. I’ve never done such a huge clean out and can’t tell you how good it feels. I have more space in my closet, am re-wearing pieces I haven’t worn in years and am inspired to freshen things up. I’ve been shopping at Forever21 and Madewell a ton lately and am seriously impressed with their selection. I love that I have zero shopping guilt when I purchase something from there because everything is sooooo reasonable!! It’s been fun infusing my style with a more West Coast, laid back vibe since my full time residence is now a beach town. Don’t get me wrong – I still love my heels, pencil skirts, blazers and trousers, but it’s nice to embrace my inner California girl when I’m home. One of my best girlfriends from NYC is coming to town this weekend and we are going to head up to Malibu and do the Malibu Wine Safari and then lunch at Soho House Malibu, which has become my new office/second home. If you work from home, you know how important it is to get out of the house – otherwise you go stir crazy! I plan on re-wearing this look for our outing but with these sandals. I get so many compliments on this white fringe kimono and no one can believe it’s Forever 21. It’s only $32 and is still in stock here!
I’ve been getting a ton of questions lately about where I got the leather jacket I wore all last week in NYC! It’s this one that I bought for the event I hosted with Banana Republic last year. It sold out a while ago but I am loving this one, this one and this one. I literally wear it ALL the time. My go-to spring date night outfit usually consists of a flowy midi dress and a leather jacket. This red Iro dress with a subtle floral print has been on serious repeat. If it’s a more casual date night I’ll wear my Sam Edelman sandals or mules – if it’s a dressier one I’ll slip on these Stuart Weitzman heels. My favorite way to end a date is with ice cream at Salt + Straw on Abbot Kinney! I can honestly say it’s the best ice cream I’ve ever had. And I’ve had a lot of ice cream over the years!!! (The Juice Bar in Nantucket is a close second.) Salt + Straw always has an amazing vegan flavor FYI. Now that I’m back in LA, I’m trying to get back on track with my food/fitness routine. Staying healthy while traveling is not my strong suit and I’ve been trying to find inspo from my dear friend Candice Kumai. I’m thinking of trying her cleanse next week – looks good right?!
What an incredible past 3 days it has been in NYC! I absolutely loved meeting so many of you at the Create + Cultivate conference. It was refreshing to be surrounded by a room full of like minded, passionate, smart, and savvy women. I loved that the conference motto was “Collaboration over Competition.” In such a saturated industry, it’s crucial that we bond together, partner, share, support and uplift one another! Being back in NYC has been completely exhausting but SO fun. This city never ceases to amaze me. I’ve been able to catch up with my best friends, hit up all of my fave bars and restaurants (you may have seen my late night pizza run on instastory lol) and take a walk down memory lane. I strolled by my old apartment in the West Village, passed my first office in Soho, and drove by my accountant’s office where I officially registered my business. Talun and I will be back in action shooting a few outfits this week in Soho so be on the look out for our behind the scenes shenanigans on Instagram. Hope you had a great weekend and here’s to a productive week!
One of my favorite things about living in LA, is how easy it is to be active and outside! I love living in Venice because I’m 3 blocks from the beach and can ride my bike along the boardwalk to Santa Monica. The guys at Solé Bicycles were sweet enough to outfit me with my very own black beach cruiser + wicker basket. What I love about Solé is that it was started by a group of friends in college who couldn’t find an affordable beach cruiser for school so they created a single speed cruiser at a fraction of the cost of other cruisers. Their bikes are amazing quality and come in a variety of different colors – plus they’re based in Venice! If you’re visiting the area, I highly recommend renting a bike in Venice, grabbing a drink at the rooftop at Hotel Erwin, and then biking to Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica for lunch or dinner. It’s about a 30 minute ride one way and is perfect for people watching! I scooped up this off the shoulder dress at Nordstrom a few weeks back and have been wearing it day and night. I’m a bit obsessed with everything off the shoulder right now if you can’t already tell (it’s just such a flattering style.) Shop my entire look below!