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Moments of Chic with Piperlime

November 26, 2014

Piperlime Sadie Wrap Top c/o | Search for Sanity Faux Leather A-line Skirt sold out in white | Danielle Nicole Eva Clutch via Piperlime c/o | Charles David Pact Pump in Rose Gold c/o | White Faux Fur Tippet via Boden USA sold out (similar option)

Remember a few weeks ago when I posted about the Piperlime Moments of Chic campaign? I showcased this amazing shirt dress and these killer booties - and now both are on major sale! I am excited to share that I am collaborating with Piperlime again to style a few more pieces from the site.

This time around, they sent me the Velvet by Graham & Spencer Sadie Wrap Top and the Danielle Nicole Eva clutch. I am always grateful for the quality of product that Piperlime carries. Both the top and clutch have high quality material and detail that I know will withstand wear and remain in my closet for a long time! I love floral prints so this wrap top was a perfect addition to my wardrobe. I paired the top with my favorite midi skirt. Since the clutch has these cool hints of rose gold hardware, I knew I had to wear my rose gold Charles David pumps to tie the whole look together.

The day that we shot these photos, the temps were lower than usual, so I was excited to throw on my white faux fur tippet (I just learned that 'tippet' is the correct term, not scarf) to tie the look together. Although the one I have is sold out online, I love this option and this option.

If you haven't already, make sure you head over to Piperlime and check out the stunning Holiday pieces they have! I am sure you will find the perfect sparkly addition for any of your upcoming occasions :) Also, get an extra 40% off final sale items until 11/26! Use code EXTRACHIC. Happy shopping!

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Work Chic with Kipling USA

November 24, 2014


Black Blouse via Marshalls old | Black and White Floral Skirt via Deb Shops c/o | Red Infinity Scarf via SugarPair sold out (similar infinity scarf) | Kipling Kellyn Handbag in Black c/o | Heart Soul Priscilla Heels via Off Broadway Shoes c/o | Max and Chloe Starburst Bracelet | T+J Designs Black and Ruby Drop Earrings c/o

A great work bag is absolutely essential to my everyday life. I have a very specific criteria that a bag has to meet in order to be considered as a potential option. It has to be able to fit my Macbook (duh). It has to be easy to get in and out of (no annoying flaps or fumbling when getting in and out of it), and also has to have both shorter handles and a long shoulder strap for easy toting around. A cell phone pocket is always nice to have, and I love having zipped pockets inside that can hold my lip glosses and other makeup products I may throw in. It also has to be big enough to hold chargers, my planner, my wallet, etc. The material has to be durable and easy to wipe in case of a coffee mishap, too.

The Kipling Kellyn bag meets every single one of my needs and I am so obsessed with it. It has three separate storage areas inside with a really cute grey and white polka dot lining. The center area zips closed for extra security while the other two storage areas snap open easily. This bag is perfect for work and I can see myself using it for travel, as well! I love the gold hardware details and the black color will match with just about anything I wear. In case you were wondering, it also comes in this pretty cream color and in a navy/black dual tone.

A great work bag is a fantastic Christmas gift (in my book). I gifted my mom one last year for her birthday and she still uses it! Kipling has a ton of other amazing gifts like this oxblood handbag and this pretty metallic tote.

The great news is, Kipling will be coming to a city near you for the #KiplingHoliday Tour and they are coming to Los Angeles on December 5 & 6! Click here to RSVP and bring a friend! They will also be in New York and in Orlando! Head to the event (and listen to some great music and get entered for freebies) annndddd grab some great holiday gifts for your loved ones!

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Many thanks to Kipling for sponsoring today's post and inviting me to the #KiplingHoliday Tour! As always, opinions are 100% mine.

Picture Perfect Holiday Wear

November 19, 2014


Metaphor Faux Leather Jacket via Sears c/o | White Ruffle Top via Zara sold out (similar top) | Metaphor Coated Jeans in Windsor Wine via Sears c/o | Deb Shops Leopard Heels (similar pair) | Vince Camuto Edie Satchel sold out (identical Vince Camuto Bag) |  Earrings via Chloe and Isabel by Jeanie Baker


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Thank you to Sears for partnering with Envision Pretty. Opinions in this post are 100% mine.

We’re already into the third week in November, which means Thanksgiving is around the corner! I love Thanksgiving because it is all about enjoying good food, good conversations, family time, and lots of football, with some holiday shopping sprinkled in. On the coattails of Thanksgiving is Christmas, and I always get caught in crunch time to ensure all of my Holiday shopping is complete. Since I am here in LA and my family is back in the Midwest, the majority of my gifts will have to be shipped, which forces me to be even more on top of my holiday shopping game.

When it comes to the madness of all of these big holidays, it is important to have outfits that are comfortable, seasonally appropriate and functional (re: mix and match well with current wardrobe items). I found these amazing wine-colored waxed jeans and this taupe leather jacket at Sears. For some unexplained reason, I was under the impression that wax-coated jeans were stiff, uncomfortable and unforgiving. I couldn’t have been more wrong! These jeans have a nice stretch (perfect for Thanksgiving when I may have had one too many crescent rolls), and are actually not all that “waxy” feeling at all. I just love the color, too! They will go great with neutral toned sweaters and make a great holiday statement without being overly bold.

The taupe leather jacket provides the right amount of warmth for the SoCal holiday weather. I love the moto-style details and perforated leather. Layering is always the key to comfort and this jacket does the job well.

Basically, this outfit will get a few test runs in between now and Christmas because both pieces are a great canvas for mixing and matching with other accessories. I mean, how perfect do these leopard heels look?!

It’s more than a gift. It’s the joy of the season.#MoreThanAGift


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Sears via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Sears.

Culver City Love Wall

November 18, 2014

Old Navy Funnel Neck Poncho | Ann Taylor Faux Leather Leggings | Sole Society Vania Boots | Vince Camuto Edie Satchel sold out (identical Vince Camuto Satchel) | Deb Shops Gold Knot Necklace sold out (similar gold knotted necklace) | Express Rhinestone Cocktail Ring


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You can find street art at almost every corner across the sprawling metro that is Los Angeles. Sometimes it’s a graffiti mural, sometimes it’s a cool storefront, and other times it’s commissioned works created to stand out, grab your attention and make you think. I mean, Refinery 29 dedicated an entire slideshow to some of their favorites. It is one of my favorite things about LA… it gives it a personality and city vibe that is all its own.

This wall in particular is one of my favorites. The Love Wall in Culver City is a little hidden gem in the Hayden Tract. The area is full of eclectic and architecturally interesting buildings and it’s a fun little spot to walk around and check out the sights.

Street art really is amazing… when done with a purpose; it can bring about strong feelings of pride in a community, and evoke positive, insightful thoughts among the many people who view it.

When it comes to the new Perrier bottles, designed by Street Artists, I am sure you can tell that I am a big fan. As a regular sparkling water drinker, it was so delightful to buy it with these cool designs. A little extra pizazz on my favorite products is always a nice twist.  Perrier worked with three world-renowned street artists (Susu from Japan, Kobra from Brazil and JonOne from NY/Paris) to put their own style and spin on the cans and bottles. Read more about each artist and learn their story here.

Bonus: If you are into fall-inspired cocktails, definitely try this delicious concoction featuring Perrier. It is called Fall Rainy Day and it is amazing (anything with a little whiskey and apple juice is delish)!

This post is sponsored by Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water in celebration of its new limited Street Art® edition. This limited edition packaging is a collaboration between Perrier and three of the world’s influential street artists: JonOne, Sasu and Kobra. To see the full line of collectible designs and learn more about this exciting debut, visit www.SocietePerrier.com/StreetArtbyPerrier and join the conversation with #StreetArtByPerrier.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Perrier via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Perrier.