Beanie and Grey Tunic Sweater

I wore this grey sweater tunic over some black skinny jeans for a very comfy outfit for brunch. It doesn’t really make sense for me to post up an outfit like this right now since it’s been super hot in LA but I promise I only took these pictures a short while ago! The weather has been so up and down that one week it’s super cold and then the next, it’s scorching hot! Anyways, since I already took pictures of this outfit, why not post it for you guys in case the weather cools down again?! You never know when you need outfit inspiration for cooler weather!

I find that if you were something baggy on top, make sure to wear something tighter on the bottom. It’s all about balance, so if you wear something baggy on the bottom like boyfriend jeans or something, make sure you wear a more form fitting or light top. Petite gals like myself would be overwhelmed and drown in fabric if we don’t create a little balance with what we wear. Now if I were to wear this tunic with culottes or flared jeans, it would make me look pretty ridiculous. But then again, you don’t need to follow a set of rules to what you wear! Sometimes, the things you least expect to look good on you, do! These are just things that I find look best on me!

My jeans are often too long on me so it helps to do a small cuff at the bottom to bare a little leg. Add on a pair of booties that match the color of your pants and voila! You elongate your legs and stand just a little taller, or so it may seem… 🙂

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Grey Tunic (Similar HERE)| Black Jeans| Black Booties (Similar HERE)| Satchel (Similar HERE)| Beanie (Similar HERE)

Another White Blouse, Another Pair of Jeans

 

I wore this simple outfit to go visit my grandma at the cemetery and run some errands with my sister. You’ll usually find me in a white blouse and jeans- it’s just a combination that I love and I feel like it’s so classic and easy. For petite gals like me, cuff the jeans to show off your ankles. I find that it tends to elongate me a little bit more. A little tuck of the shirt in the front will also help, which is why you see BOTH tips being used in my outfit. Applying both of these rules helps to make my clothes look more fitted to my body. Most of the time, blouses and pants are way too long on me so I have to do a little extra to have them fit me better.

It was a pretty sunny day so I threw on a cute black floppy hat to protect me from the sun. It’s not like I’m super sensitive with the sun or I’m trying to keep from tanning but I work in an office 5 days a week and barely go out until the weekend, so I always feel like it’s so bright out! 😛 Plus, my hair was really messy so a cute hat really helps with that problem.

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White blouse (Similar HERE and HERE)| Jeans| Crossbody purse| Floppy hat (Similar HERE)| Espadrilles| Sunglasses (Similar HERE and HERE)

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Pretty Things for Mom!

If you haven’t started looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift yet, I suggest you get a move on it! Mother’s Day is this weekend and although we probably can’t do enough to show our moms how much we love them, a little something pretty wouldn’t hurt! My plan for my mom is to get some pretty things for the house that she’s been wanting and take her out for a delicious dinner! But if you’re stumped on what to get, here are some of my suggestions below!

Pom Pom at Home Montauk Throw • Pom Pom at Home : This comfy linen throw would be great for the mom that loves to lounge on the couch or dress up the foot of her bed!
Deux Lux Leyla Small Tote • Deux Lux : For the mom who’s always on the go, this tote makes a perfect companion that can carry everything she needs!
Gift Boutique Mom Mug : Gold handle and pretty calligraphy?! This mug has all the cute details along with holding mom’s favorite tea or coffee!
Voluspa Japonica French Cade & Lavender Embossed Glass Chawan Bowl Candle • Voluspa : Candles are perfect for the mom that needs some relaxation and pretty fragrances around the house.
La Mer ‘The Reparative Skintint’ Broad Spectrum Spf 30 – Light • La Mer : This is perfect for the mom that loves makeup and skincare!
LIZ CLAIBORNE Liz Claiborne Short-Sleeve Shirt and Pants Knit Pajama Set • Liz Claiborne: Pajama sets are always great gifts and you could even get a matching set so that you can both lounge and spend quality time together!

A Morning at The Broad Museum

The Broad Museum has been in LA for quite some time now and we finally went to see it! It was  very quick visit since the museum is not that big but it was a great way to spend our Saturday morning! I especially love the building itself! It has this wavy look to it and makes for a great backdrop! It was a pretty warm day, so I threw on a pink silky slip dress, a long cardigan, and sneakers. There’s nothing like wearing something feminine like a pink dress and then pairing it with some cool, comfy sneakers! I love the contrast and a slip dress could easily be dressed up or down. In this case, I dressed it down for a cute weekend look!

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Dress (Similar HERE)| Cardigan| Sneakers| Purse (Similar HERE)|

Slingback Block Heels

 

I have been loving block heels lately because they give me a little height and dresses up my outfit, while also still being comfortable for every day wear! I purchased these from Zara and they have a little bow detail on the front for a chic touch! For my outfit, I went with my usual go-to; a white blouse and distressed jeans.

 

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White Blouse (Similar HERE)| Jeans| Shoes (Similar HERE)| Purse (Similar HERE)

Foodie Friday: A Weekend in Portland

The fiance and I took a little weekend getaway to Portland and because I couldn’t really take some time off of work, we were really only there for about a day and half. So we flew in late Friday night and left early Sunday afternoon. With such little time there, we tried our best to maximize our eating experience by coming up with a strategy for our meals! We agreed to choose a dish that both of us want and then getting a smaller dish of some sort with it. That way, we don’t get too stuffed, get to try what we want, and be ready to eat more shortly after!

Check out what we had!

SCREEN DOOR

We went here for brunch through recommendations from our friends. They serve a cajun inspired brunch menu that is drool worthy! We got the shrimp and grits and their bacon praline waffle. Although we kept seeing everyone order the chicken and waffles, we didn’t feel the need to have it there and really just wanted to get the shrimp and grits. I stand by our decision because we were the perfect level of fullness and both dishes were absolutely tasty! I highly recommend coming here but be prepared to wait if you come on the weekend. It was just the two of us and we waited about 45 minutes to get seated.

 

LARDO

We discovered this spot from the Food Network and have been wanting to try it ever since! After hearing constant ravings about porchetta from our friend and finding out that Lardo has an amazing porchetta sandwich, we knew that we had to come here. They specialize in pork and meaty sandwiches. Porchetta is almost like a thick slice of pork belly so it’s mouthwatering juicy goodness. We got a side of crispy pig ears to go with it and loved every bite of our food. We need to come back and try some of their other sandwiches!

 

PINE STATE

This was also a huge recommendation from our friends. We came here for breakfast before we had to catch a flight back to LA, so we made sure to arrive early in case there was a long wait. Plus, I also wanted to get a little dessert after so we really needed to try to fit everything in before we left. 😛

We got there bright and early and maybe waited about 10 minutes to order. Once we ordered, we grabbed a number and sat at the counter where we could see them make the dishes and where all the magic happens. Once again, we went with our fail proof strategy by ordering a biscuit to share and a side dish of some sort. We got the biscuit that included fried chicken, honey mustard, pickles, with a side of sausage gravy. And our second dish was their corn dog. I know, corn dog? I have a weakness for corn dogs so anytime I see it on a menu, I have to get it!

Both was really really good. Especially for breakfast. It also didn’t feel incredibly heavy so we had plenty of room for dessert! Stop by here if you’re like me and LOVE biscuits and gravy. You can’t go wrong!

 

PIP’S ORIGINAL DOUGHNUTS

Pip’s was our last stop for the weekend. I knew we had to get donuts, but since Voodoo moved down to LA and Blue Star wasn’t very convenient for us to get to, we decided on Pip’s. Well, it was mostly the chai tea flight that won me over. I’ve never seen this anywhere and because I am a huge chai lover, this was a must! For the two us, we ordered half of dozen, which was 1 of every flavor they offered. The donuts are small/ mini sized and are almost like cake donuts. Slightly crispy outside and soft inside. Love that they are made to order!

The chai flight, oh the chai flight. I fell in love with the lavender flavor and it was so fun to be able to try out all the other flavors too. The fiance liked the coconut milk one! So much better than an alcoholic flight! 🙂

 

Style Spotlight: Round Sunglasses

With Spring in its peak and Summer just around the corner, adding some really cool shades to your wardrobe is a must! I have the pleasure of living in Sunny LA so having a great pair (or few) of sunglasses really helps me. Also, it gives you a sense of mystery, don’t you think?! I have been falling in love with round shaped glasses lately and am searching for another pair as we speak. My go to pair is just trusty ol’ Target. I tend to buy more affordable options because I either lose them or my fiance sits on my purse with the glasses in them…But if you’re really good about taking care of your glasses, the higher end ones are probably a lot sturdier and have better protection for your eyes. This trendy round shape gives you a 70s glam look and I love that it seems to fit my face really well. I often find that sunglasses tend to be too small for my face, so the bigger and round ones doesn’t make me look like I have a gigantic head!

Check out some of my picks below!

Fendi Women’s Round Sunglasses • Fendi
Women’s Le Specs ‘No Smirking’ 50Mm Round Sunglasses – Black Rubber • Le Specs
Women’s Valley ‘Scapula’ 45Mm Round Sunglasses – Gloss Black
Prada Round sunglasses • Prada
Acne Studios Scientist round sunglasses • Acne Studios
Women’s Bp. 55Mm Round Sunglasses – Black/ Gold • BP
Women’s Perverse Janis 59Mm Round Sunglasses – Gold/ Black
Metal Round Sunglasses • Saint Laurent
Prada Round sunglasses • Prada
Prada Round sunglasses • Prada
Women’s Miu Miu 49Mm Round Retro Sunglasses – Black • Miu Miu
Madeline Metal Round Sunglasses
Women’s Ray-Ban Icons 50Mm Round Sunglasses – Gold/ Blue • Ray-Ban
Ray-Ban 50MM Round Sunglasses • Ray-Ban
American Eagle Outfitters AE Metal Round Sunglasses • American Eagle Outfitters

Longline Cardigan

I have always loved light cardigans from regular ones to chunky ones to long ones. I find it so simple to throw over your outfit, especially because I’m always cold. Even when it’s sunny out, I like the security of taking a cardigan with me just in case! This particular one is from Target and I love that it’s lightweight and a longline length. There are also slits on the side so it just falls and flows so beautifully. I also find that a longline cardigan tends to lengthen me a little more. Just as long as it hits me at the knees.

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Longline Black Cardigan| Jeans| Bow Mules (Similar HERE)| Hat (Similar HERE)| Bucket Bag (Similar HERE)| Grey Charcoal Tee

Style Spotlight: Bell Sleeves

Today, I wanted to point the spotlight on BELL SLEEVES. I love adding drama to some of the simplest clothing items by simply choosing blouses with this detail. They definitely demand attention in their own way and I’m loving it! Tell me I wasn’t the only one in love with this trend when Britney Spears wore it a few times during her “I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman” days! Come on, be honest! I made sure to buy any tops with fluttery ruffled bell sleeves. The bigger the bell, the better! It was such a cool thing to wear and helped you channel your inner 70s glam queen AND Britney all at the same time! 🙂
Anyways, I’m happy to see that this trend is coming back in a more refined manner. I’ve been seen wearing a few versions of this trend in the past few months and I’m still looking for more! Check out my picks below!

 

 

Women’s Madewell Sonia Bell Sleeve Blouse • Madewell
Starry Eyed Petite Woven Shirt With Embellished Sweater Overlay
Petite tipped button-back bell-sleeve top • J.Crew
Bell Sleeve Silk Blouse • Ann Taylor
Striped Bell Sleeve Henley • LOFT
Scotch & Soda Bell Sleeve Chambray Top • Scotch & Soda
Petite Women’s J.crew Bell Sleeve Button Back Top • J.Crew
Button-back bell-sleeve top • J.Crew
Women’s J.crew Tipped Button Back Bell Sleeve Top • J.Crew

The Neon Museum

During our little weekend in Vegas, we decided to do and see things that we normally don’t. At the top of my list was the Neon Museum, which features old neon lights from the strip. It was such a cool experience to hear the stories of Old Vegas, the science behind neon lights, and the people associated with it. I really learned a lot of cool facts during the hour tour that we took.

The guide really encouraged us to take as many pictures as we could and helped us with the best picture angles with the signs. I loved it so much and highly recommend visiting this spot! Just remember to make reservations ahead of time because they tend to sell out!

 

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