Archive for May 2014

Black and White and Stripes

Friday, May 30, 2014

{Top: Anthropologie; Skirt: BB Dakota Yara Pencil Skirt; Heels: Derek Lam (on sale!); Clutch: Clare V.}

{Jacket: Anine Bing}


Happy Friday, dear readers!  We're going up to Big Bear for the weekend to celebrate my brother's birthday.  I'm looking forward to soaking up the sun and partying with some of the coolest people around. 

Here's to a chic, fun and fabulous weekend!

Photo Credit: Philip Martin

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Pink Lace and Fun Heels

Friday, May 16, 2014

{Dress: BCBG Diane Lace Dress; Heels: Sophia Webster for J.Crew;
Necklace: J.Crew (similar); Sunnies: Michael Michael Kors

As soon as the weather begins heating up in SoCal, all I look forward to are flirty dresses, pretty colors and fun heels.   Tights and scarves are a very distant thought; months of playful and airy clothes are ahead.  Spring not only brings verdant blooms, but also verdant hope for growth and change and progress.  It seems silly, but, for me, a warm sunshiny azure sky day in Los Angeles is an inspirational song filling me up with the possibilities of what lies ahead and of all that I am capable of.  I can't help but express this joy for the potential, big or small, outwardly. 

Photo Credit: Philip Martin


Coachella Recap - Outfits and Music

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

{Dress: Urban Outfitters}

{Top: Peter Pilotto for Target; Skirt: Club Monaco; Shoes: Vans}

{Dress: Victoria's Secret}

The appeal of Coachella for me is that for 3 days I can immerse myself in music and friends and be in an environment that is the diametrical opposite of my everyday.  As I get older and get positioned more firmly into adulthood, "carefree" as a state of being becomes a rare occurrence.  This means that I expect a lot when I get those few "carefree" moments.  I am also realizing that I don't approach carefree today the same way I did five years ago or even one year ago.

This year, the magic of Coachella was missing for me.  The lineup was uninspiring, the performances were lackluster, except for a handful, and the scheduling not well organized.  Thankfully, though, the magic of new music discovery had not faded.  I can say I witnessed probably the most charismatic show of the weekend - Future Islands.  I knew nothing about them other than that they were the must see band recommendation by friends who had attended Coachella the weekend prior.  More than just being fun, the band and more so front-man, Sam Herring, connected with the audience, drew us into their unique sound where you couldn't help but dance along.  It was electric being in that tent and I loved being blown away by them.  It's not always easy connecting with a band when you know nothing of them, but Future Islands had no trouble crossing that bridge.

So, even though I may not be going back to Coachella next year, I won't stop looking for those carefree music moments. 

What new music have you discovered lately?

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