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!
Every Spring I like to refresh my dresser drawer with fresh pjs, bras and underwear. I’ve been wanting a pair of super soft, cozy PJ’s foreverrrrr and was so excited when I found this Natori PJ set (similar here, side note how dreamy is this silk robe?!) from Bloomingdale’s. I used to live around the corner from Bloomingdale’s in NYC and was always popping in there for new pieces. I love that they have such a wide selection and carry all of the best intimate brands like Natori, La Perla, Le Mystere, Hanky Panky and Heidi Klum. If you’re in the market for a new robe I highly recommend this one. As for PJ’s, you can’t go wrong with this simple cotton chemise and this tank + pants combo. For underwear – these thongs are THE best – I’ve been wearing them for almost a decade. Update your Spring wardrobe with all of my must have Spring intimates below!
I’d been driving past The Ivy at The Shore Hotel for about a month – in complete awe – before actually parking and going inside! It’s the cutest restaurant located right along Ocean Ave. in Santa Monica. The bougainvillea is breathtaking and was begging to be photographed! I wore this black off the shoulder dress to a lunch meeting and got so many compliments on it. I went a size up (I’m wearing a size 4 here) because it runs a bit small. I’m thinking of wearing it to my girlfriend’s wedding in North Carolina next week. It’s soooo well made and flattering. I paired it with super simple accessories as to not take away from the dramatic pleats. FYI it’s 40% off right now – you can scoop it up here!