Blue Leather

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It feels like yesterday that it was December, we were secretly awaiting the proposal of my sister and her now fiance, and all the merry festivities of the season.   But somehow January is almost behind us and we are becoming naturals when it comes to wedding dress shopping.  This weekend was so wonderful — from experiencing our first dress store in Santa Barbara and a weekend escape at Mr. C hotel, to really great food and company. It is such a foreign thought to me — being constrained to one outfit, one dress, that everyone is going to remember on your wedding day.  How do you pick one perfect dress out of thousands? Luckily for me that day is in the far future, but for my sister it seems like trying on a bunch of dresses is the way to go.  She found that she loved unexpected ones, while not liking the ones she thought she would love — it is a silly and at times annoying game we all have to play.  However for me this weekend, shopping came in the form of a blue leather vest, sweater, and a funky cheetah print sweatshirt!

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Snow Style

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Take me back to these mountains, with my friends, laughter, and adventure.  I’ve been back to school for a week now and I still am thinking about last week’s trip to Vail, Colorado.   It’s so hard to get back to reality after so much fun and excitement.  It was my best friends 21st birthday last week and little did she know, I was going to accompany her on that very special day!  I had so much fun celebrating, attempting skiing for the first time, and experiencing a new environment.  Even though we missed the snow fall by a day, I am so thankful for everything.  Vail is one of my new favorite places — it is so beautiful and the fur coats are out of this world.  Traveling is about making memories and that is just what we did!

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10896171_884796301552104_6774712578439373708_oSlope, Snow Style: just a bunch of Patagonia!

 

Sweater Weather

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Los Angelians have no room to complain about the cold or anything related to extreme winter weather.  This past week I was in Vail, Colorado where the word cold was taken to a new degree — 20 degrees Fahrenheit to be exact.  It is just so funny to think about meanings and how much they can differ depending on location, culture, or age.  On Tuesday I was in sunny California wearing shorts and a t-shirt and the next day, I was in the Colorado mountains which required a minimum of three layers to keep frost bite from setting in.  I never realized how slight differences in your environment can cause such huge changes on your perspective of life and make you appreciate things you may never have thought of in the past.  I had such a wonderful and memorable time in Colorado and can’t wait to share pictures on the blog soon.   However, it is sweater weather today in LA — I balanced out an oversized sweater with skinny jeans and colorful accessories.

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Rethinking My Winter Coat

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Happy New Year

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Eat Yo’ Greens Smoothie Bowl: 

In a blender combine half a frozen banana / half an orange / about a half cup frozen pineapple / a big handful of kale / unsweetened almond milk / natural sweetener if desired / healthy add ins ( vanilla protein powder, chia, flax, and unsweetened coconut flakes).  Blend away!

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Winter Coat

fashion, women's fashion, winter style, winter fashion, cold outfit ideas, outfit ideas, long coat, winter ootd, ootd, jeans, clutch, chic, street style, cute, loafers, girl, layers, outfitsStaying warm this winter has required endless layers and to invest in a warm, winter coat.  These past three years living in LA has made me accustomed to sunshine and warm weather all year round — with a slight drizzle being the equivalent to a torrential rain storm.  When I came home for the holidays a week ago, I was reminded what a true winter is like — bitter cold, dry, and windy.  I’ve been having to wear multiple pairs of socks and cashmere on cashmere on cashmere all day long and I know that my idea of a cold winter is not even that bad.  My sister is currently in Aspen where temperatures are close to zero! For me, that seems too cold to function..

However for this cold California winter, I layered textures and patterns to create an aesthetically pleasing look that keeps the wind and chill out.  First a silky long sleeve, then denim jacket, next a long wool coat, and finally a cashmere scarf! Somehow I still managed to move.  I hope you all stay warm and have a happy holiday!

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Balancing Act

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I find myself grabbing my denim Levi’s jacket to finish off any outfit — tied around my waist, flung over my shoulders, or layered over everything.  I know you may be getting tired of it {I actually didn’t realize how often I featured it on my blog, until a few seconds ago while scrolling through past posts.  I will try to refrain from wearing it for a while} It’s just so wonderful because it can be worn in any season, for any occasion, and goes with just about everything.  I don’t think I know anyone who does not like a denim jacket and with the holidays approaching, it is the perfect gift to give.  For family, friends, or even the little ones, a jean jacket is a must have staple for anyone’s wardrobe.  Today, I balanced shorts and my desire to dress for fall by layering it over a sweater.  Simple, cozy, and put together.

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