White Tee. Patch Jeans.

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It’s the weekend, and I’m topping it off with the perfect white tee and jeans. It’s basic and carefree with just enough added personality to avoid being overly basic. This outfit is ready for anything that comes my way be it sushi with my main gals or a night at #paulsforever. I’m set for a carefree, California weekend.

What I’m Wearing

Shirt: Trouve

Jeans: Forever 21

Shoes: Circus by Sam Edelman

Sunglasses: Rayban

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Bermudas: not just for your mom

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I’ll never forget shopping, at age 12, with my mom; the struggle was real. It was a constant battle between her trying to dress me up like I was a 40-year-old teacher at stores like J Jill and Ann Taylor (which I would gladly shop at today) and me wanting to just look like all my friends and dress like I belonged in a Limited Too catalogue (judge me). Needless to say, she had the money, and I always ended up looking like I belong at the front of the classroom. Fast forward 12 years and irony ensues; I wear my mom jeans with pride and find myself loving the things I once cried to get away from. Something else my mom was always putting me in that I hated – bermudas. She was looking for something a bit more conservative than cut-offs and hey, today I get it. My awkward 12-year-old self, on the other hand, never will. Today, I’m embracing them. Yes, they can be as awkward as a quiet elevator ride to the 29th floor but dress them just right and it’s more like an elevator filled with your friends in a night out in Vegas. Awesome. Get funky in some long shorts with a cool crop top, booties, and fresh jewelry to match.

What I’m Wearing

Top: H&M

Short: Trouve

Shoes: ASOS

Necklace: Brass Plum

Watch: Michael Kors

Bracelets: Alex and Ani

Stripes of Life

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I saw this little striped number while I was working at Nordstrom ,and the rest is history; that baby became mine. and I was obsessed. It was simple, yet different. It was a piece I instantly fell in love with for both it’s patten and shape. I saw endless possibilities for it as a staple in both my summer and fall/winter wardrobes. So here it is for summer; at least one of the many ways I’ll be wearing it this summer. I took what could be seen as simple and took it up a notch with a great, moto-inspired vest and statement body chain then finished it off with a killer combination of holographic, pointed-toe shoes and floral socks.

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Here Comes the Night Time

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These pants deserved to be the star of some blog photos. The sun had set for today, but I wasn’t about to let that stop be from showing off my fab new pants. Part pants, part skirt thing, these babies are ready for everything. Pairing them with some Converse and a cropped tank for an easy day running errands or blogging at Starbucks or paired with some pointed flats and statement top for a night out. The number of outfits I can create in my ming while incorporating these pants is almost astounding. I’m obsessed, and you should be too.

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