Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Memo 126: Fringe Benefits

To: All
From: Me
Date: April 15, 2014
Subject: I'll Take that Fringe with a Side of Studs!
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This week I'm hyper-focused on prepping for Coachella. I'm T-3 days out from the much anticipated road trip to Palm Springs. I'm a first timer and I'm completely and absolutely not sure of what to expect. More importantly, I have no idea what I'm wearing. I seriously don't have even a little bit of a clue. I'll go sit on the floor of my closet until it comes to me. 

Thanks to Instagram, I've been able to see what people wore last weekend and I've been taking notes. All week, I've been looking at pieces and calling them "so Coachella". Used in a sentence, "These clear sunglasses are so Coachella."

Here's my first attempt at a look that may be "so Coachella" (minus the wedges, of course).


Fringed Kimono: Warehouse, Blouse: H&M, Skirt: H&M
Shoes: L.A.M.B., Bag: Courtesy of Halston Heritage, Sunglasses: Marni for H&M,  Cuff: Mango
Fringed Kimono: Warehouse, Blouse: H&M, Skirt: H&M
Necklaces: Banana Republic and Nordstrom

Get the Look:

Warehouse Fringed Kimono - Similar here,  here, and here
H&M Striped Blouse - Similar herehere, here
H&M Studded Skirt - Similar here and here
L.A.M.B. Sandals - Similar here, here, and here
Hobo Bag Courtesy of Halston Heritage - Sold here 
Marni for H&M Sunglasses - Similar here and here
Mango Cuff - Similar here and here
Banana Republic Necklace - Similar here, here, and here 
Nordstrom "Perfect Match" Necklace - No Longer Available

Friday, April 4, 2014

Memo 125: Son of a Beach!

To: All
From: Me
Date: April 4, 2014
Subject: Venice Beach Flow
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If it's still snowing where you live, I'm really so very sorry to do this to you but…you should move. Ok, maybe not move but you should leave for a little while. And by "little while", I mean all of the winter months! There are places in the world that are warm and have been warm for a while now.

As a former Michiganian, I know how brutal the winter ("fall" and "spring") months can be. And guess what? I moved. Yeah, I'm definitely a weather snob!

Anyway, during a little weekend getaway to LA, the girls and I spent a nice breezy morning riding bikes, running people over and taking names on Venice Beach. And I honestly didn't coordinate this clash of chevron-polka dot-ruffled-striped sweetness with the bicycle. However, sometimes, when you're not even paying attention, things just werk out!



Cardigan: Marni for H&M, Bikini Top: H&M, Skirt: French Connection
Fauxtography: LaTanya Casillas
Hat: River Island, Sandals: H&M, Clutch: BCBG
Fauxtography: LaTanya Casillas
Cardigan: Marni for H&M, Bikini Top: H&M, Skirt: French Connection
Fauxtography: LaTanya Casillas

Get the Look:

Marni for H&M Cardigan - Similar here and here
H&M Bikini Top - Similar here
French Connection Skirt - Similar here and here
River Island Hat - Similar here
BCBG Clutch - Similar herehere and here
H&M Sandals - Similar herehere and here

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Memo 124: Casual Tuesday

To: All
From: Me
Date: March 18, 2014
Subject: Featuring Peter Pilotto for Target
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Oh, it's casual Tuesday, baby!

I pulled out my favorite pieces from the Peter Pilotto for Target collection. I'm almost guaranteed to get the sweatshirt from every designer collaboration. They're so CAYUTE!

I paired this one with some comfy Madewell denim and the Peter Pilotto for Target shoes. I added some accessories to make it look like I cared, because I do.

Make it a great day, folks!

Sweatshirt: Peter Pilotto for Target, Jeans: Madewell
Hat: Armani Exchange, Scarf: H&M, Shoes: Peter Pilotto for Target, Clutch: Nneka Saran, Gloves: Zara
Shoes: Peter Pilotto for Target, Clutch: Nneka Saran, Gloves: Zara, Jeans: Madewell
Sweatshirt: Peter Pilotto for Target, Jeans: Madewell

Get the Look:

Peter Pilotto for Target Sweatshirt (On Sale) - Sold here
Madewell Jeans - Similar (On Sale) here and here
Armani Exchange Denim Hat - Similar here
H&M Scarf - Similar here and here
Peter Pilotto for Target Shoes (On Sale) - Sold here
Nneka Saran Clutch - More options here 
Zara Gloves - Similar here and here