Hope you enjoyed my recap of my three days in California. If you didn’t get a chance, you can read day 1, day 2, and day 3. As I had mentioned, I really wanted to capture some photos of LA while I was there. I had researched both places to shoot and photographers. Kara Beth Nixon was highly recommended, so I reached out to her and set up a photo shoot. I had a pretty good list of places to shoot, so today I wanted to share those photos with you, as well as outfit details. Let’s get started with the most instagrammable places in Los Angeles!

*I will link all outfit details at the bottom*

Paul Smith Pink Wall: 8221 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Beverly Hills Hotel: 9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Montage Beverly Hills: 225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills: 324 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Wing Wall: St. Regis Wine & Liquor, 8401 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Made in LA wall: Cisco Home, 8025 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art): 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Outfit details:

Pink Wall: Tank // Cardigan // Crops // Birkenstocks

Wing Wall/Rodeo Drive: Blue Dress ($34!) // Cardigan // Gingham Flats // Taupe Clutch, sold out (similar)

Montage/Beverly Hills Hotel: Kimono, old (similar) // Crops // Birkenstocks // White Clutch // Sunglasses, sold out (similar $14) // Earrings, old (similar)

Made in LA Wall/LACMA: Striped dress, sold out (similar + similar) // Denim jacket // Tennis shoes // Earrings // Sunglasses, sold out (similar $14!)

Nail polish is here!

PHEW! I know that was a super long post with a lot of information. If you need me to help you with an order to shoot in or have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out on Twitter or email!

If you’re headed to LA, be sure to let me know! It’s definitely and adventure. Be sure to pin the photo below on Pinterest! Thanks for reading!



(photos by Kara Beth Nixon Photography)

Happy Thursday! I’m so excited to have a couple of days off next week to get caught up on all the bloggy things. I thought I would share a few sales that I’ve seen online for the Memorial Day weekend.

Stella & Dot: Summer Sale + Dot Dollars time (if you missed it, I’m a new stylist!)

Just a few of the fun styles on sale:

LOFT: 40% off everything using code “LONGWKND” through Saturday, May 26th at 4pm CST

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Swing Dress on sale for $39 + Cardigan on sale for $27

Sephora: up to 60% off


Tory Burch: up to 40% off at Bloomingdale’s through 5-28-18

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Espadrilles in Navy are 40% off!
(dress version of top is $27)


This is the perfect time to prep for the 4th of July. Be sure to stock up on red + white + blue!

What are your plans this holiday weekend? I thought about a quick trip to Florida, but I decided to stay home and get stuff done. Wherever you are or go, be safe & have fun!



Y’all I’m so sorry that I’m just now getting day 3 of my California trip up here on the blog. This was by far the best day, so I’m excited to share with you. If you’re like me, you may have been an avid watcher of the OC when in high school ;) I was totally Team Seth ok?! I wanted to be sure to visit Orange County on my California trip, but I was sure not to develop any expectations based on TV shows. Believe me, the OC was GORGEOUS! It was so so beautiful. Here’s more about my trip south to the OC and where I stayed.

Since I had a major photo shoot on day 2 in LA, I knew I needed some relaxation. I had read about the shops on Abbot Kinney in Venice which was very close to Santa Monica. There was a Caudalie boutique shop that I found, so I immediately called and scheduled a facial. Since I would be checking into my OC hotel later in the afternoon, I decided to get a facial on my way down. It was an amazing facial, and I was introduced to some awesome Caudalie products. I ended up grabbing the Vinoperfect Radiance serum after I loved the results. Here are the details on the serum from Sephora: highly concentrated, natural, oil-free serum that combats dark spots, evens skin tone, and boosts radiance—and proven to be 62 times more effective than vitamin C. After using this for a couple of weeks, my dark spots are definitely lighter and I’m really excited about it!

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Shopping was awesome in Venice. Be sure to grab lunch at Lemonade if you’re in the neighborhood. I got to visit the flagship store for TOMS! I wear TOMS to work almost every single day, because I have to have closed toe shoes. I grabbed this pair and this pair! I’m loving the collab with Clare V, so be sure to get some before they’re gone! I then got to visit one of my favorite jewelry stores, Gorjana. I have several pieces that I’ve ordered from Nordstrom, but I was excited to see a store in person. These are my favorite studs that I wear almost daily. I also had to get the following:

*fun fact: the blue studs represent wisdom + the pink studs represent dreaming*

After shopping and my facial, I decided to drive down to the OC. Now keep in mind that I left Venice around 1pm and that was NOT enough time. I got stuck in traffic on the 405, and it was a nightmare to say the least. I didn’t end up arriving at my hotel until 7pm!

I checked into the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel, and y’all it was hands down the most beautiful hotel I’ve ever stayed in. They hooked me up with the most incredible view!

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I didn’t even leave the room until the next morning. I ended up ordering room service and watching the sunset from my balcony, because it was that good! And trust me, this room service was SO good. The best part about the Ritz though is the service. I had been in contact with the team, and they were so kind to leave me some welcome gifts in the room, including these amazing chocolate covered strawberries. #RCmemories

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I know that it seems that trip was pretty short, and I totally agree with you. I do believe that I was able to squeeze in the perfect itinerary of places I wanted to see. I will for sure be going back to stay for a week at the Ritz in Laguna Niguel. Orange County is so breathtaking, and I can’t wait to spend more time there.

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Be sure to book the ocean view, I promise you won’t regret it! These photos are all from my balcony. Be sure to come back Friday to see all of my photos I took with my photographer in LA.

If you want to read more about my California adventure, see day 1 + day 2.

Thanks for reading! XO,


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