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Lace Dresses

March 30, 2016

Lace dresses simply exude romance and elegance. Crafted with artisanal precision, they make you feel ultra-feminine and glamorous. They are perfect for any special occasion, from galas to weddings, and everything in between. Here are some lace dresses that are fit for a queen:

  1. For Love and Lemons: Cecelia Dress
  2. Self-Portrait: Daphne Teardrop Guipure Midi Dress
  3. Alexis: Akyria V-Neck Lace Maxi Dress
  4. Anna Sui: Garden of Eden Maxi Dress
  5. Alice and Olivia: Arwen Gown
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Hats

March 22, 2016

Do you love hats as much as I do? Living in Los Angeles, sunblock may be noble, but when the occasion calls for a little Sophia Loren charm, no amount of SPF can compare to the addition of a hat. I recently found a hat from Lack of Color that I had to buy for my Halloween costume (yes, I know it’s still months away) and was flooded with compliments when I wore it out over the weekend. Here are some other hats that I’d like to add to my closet:

  1. Lack of Color: Montana Stardust
  2. Janessa Leone: Klint
  3. Goorin Brothers: Fancy
  4. Rag & Bone: Floppy Brim
  5. Eugenia Kim: “Leave a message”
  6. Anthropologie: Midships
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Summer Sandals

February 29, 2016

Straps on straps on straps! The best part of a summer wardrobe has got to be the shoes. I adore the way sandals can become the focal point of any outfit. You can find both affordable and expensive sandals, but they are all so unique and different and the absolute best summer accessory. Here are my top picks to make your feet stand out:

  1. Maryam Nassir ZadehBlue Palma High Heel
  2. Beatrice Valenzuela: Nude Sandalia
  3. ClareV: Flat Red Leather Sandal
  4. Phillip Lim: Martini Ankle Lace Flat Sandals
  5. Mui Mui: Jewel Heel Sandals
  6. Stella McCartney: Black Strap Sandals
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Bohemian Dresses

February 22, 2016

With both summer and festival season shortly approaching, it’s time to start filling your closets with some unique bohemian dresses. I am always on the hunt for a one-of-a-kind statement dress that can last multiple seasons. And I also love supporting local LA brands. Here are some dresses and brands I would love to add to my collection:

  1. Flynn Skye: Bella Maxi
  2. DÔEN: Quintana Silk Noil Column Dress
  3. Faithfull the Brand: Atlas Wrap Maxi – Story Stripes
  4. Callahan: Crochet Maxi
  5. Tavin Boutique: My Perfect Blue Indian Dress
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Mexican Chic

February 16, 2016

I have always had a deep appreciation for handmade craft and traditional patterning. Living in Los Angeles, I am constantly surrounded by cultures represented south of the border and therefore I tend to draw inspiration from traditional Mexican textiles. Here are my top Mexican inspired goods:

  1. Barrington Blue: Custom Kilim Bench
  2. Foudling: Bedouin Blouse Chilli
  3. Margarita Carrillo Arronte: Mexico: The Cookbook
  4. Olli: ‘Tropic of Capricorn’ Multicolor Lounger
  5. Mexchic: Hand Woven Wool Shag Rug
  6. Garza Marfa: Saddle Leather Round Chair

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Tassels

February 8, 2016

I am not letting the tassel trend go away anytime soon. I think when done properly, this fashion statement can be timeless and the focal point of any outfit. Also, I am absolutely OBSESSED with all the tassel details on Leoffler Randall’s new spring collection. Check out some of my other favorites:

  1. Loeffler Randall: Luz Lace-Up Sandal
  2. Anya Hindmarch: Crossbody Eyes Right Bag
  3. Oscar de la Renta: Classic Long Tassel Earrings
  4. ASOS: Plain Cape With Eyelet And Tassel Detail
  5. J.CREW: Biella Tassel Loafers
  6. Apiece Apart: Lippard Tassel Trim Cotton Dress
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Moroccan Souk

January 28, 2016

I have been heavily influenced lately from Moroccan culture. It is most likely because I love spicy flavors, bright colors, and desert landscapes. Or because my mom and I would continuously watch Casablaca and other classic films together when I was younger thus instilling exotic wanderlust. Until I travel and see Morocco’s ancient cities, culture, and rich heritage; here are some of my favorite items to add to your collection:

  1. Maven Collection: La Banana Vintage Moroccan Azilal Wool Rug
  2. Soukie Modern: Soukie Foldover Clutch
  3. MaisonMarrakech: Tan Moroccan Leather Pouf
  4. Kneeland Co. Mercado: Moroccan Babouches
  5. Bohemia Design: Market Pom Pom Basket
  6. Maryam Montague: Vintage Moroccan Wedding Blanket
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Posh Pottery

January 11, 2016

Living in Southern California almost guarantees you will have a potted succulent or houseplant garden at some point during your tenure. And if you’re like me, a sucker for good design, you will probably always be searching for creative and one of a kind planters to decorate your dwelling because it is constantly growing and evolving. Here are some of my favorite ceramics to add to your collection!

  1. Rebekah Miles
  2. Heath Ceramics: Bulb Vase
  3. GioV schemes: Concrete Planter
  4. Universal Isaac: Adam
  5. Some Wow: Stourbridge Cones
  6. Bon: Kiho Kang Flower Vase One
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Made in Los Angeles

January 4, 2016

There are some artisan ladies in Los Angeles that I have been admiring for some time now after attending the Echo Park Craft Fair last May. They are all extremely talented and make high quality, unique goods right here in Los Angeles. It is completely refreshing to be living in a community that supports local artists, especially female ones! After pining over all their creations, I put together the ultimate East LA Sunday brunch or farmers market outfit that will bring in tons of confidence and compliments!

  1. Rachel Craven Textiles: Long Linen Cocoon Dress
  2. Block Shop Textiles: Alma Indigo Scarf
  3. Beatrice Valenzuela: Concha Cuff
  4. Annie Costello Brown: Arc Drop Chandelier Earrings – Oxide Blue
  5. Clare V: Leopard Petit Simple Tote 
  6. Jenni Kayne: D’Orsay Flat – Black Ponyhair