Tag Archives: summer

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First Post for Ruevenue Magazine

My first post for Ruevenue Magazine is up–and it’s so very L.A. These guys are really cool and crazy supportive.  Check them out! Advertisements

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Shop Local Pt. Deux: More L.A. Brands to Love

I’m finding more reasons to love the City of Angels (finally). The Reformation This brand is quickly becoming one of my favorite brands overall–a retro appeal manifested in recycled fabrics that feel substantial and hold up after wear.  Their dresses are particularly enticing in that they so deftly mix sexy and adorable, functional and unique, vintage […]

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Summer Trends to Love: Sheer Panels, High Necks, Birkenstocks(!), and More

It’s finally summer, which means less clothing and more skin–although, ironically, it also means restocking your wardrobe with all the requisite apparel. Sheer Paneling Because everyone loves playing the peekaboo game right now, but not all of us are Rihanna.   High Necks/Square Necks The perfect way to balance out the ubiquitous crop top, not […]

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Uniquely You: LBDs, Personal Style, and Midnight in Paris

Maybe it’s the approach of summer and ridiculously high temps, but recently I’ve found myself being drawn to the effortless appeal of dresses. I’ve always been one for simplicity.  I like throwing on a dress and adding just a few of my own subtle details.  Though my personality may reflect otherwise, I can’t help but […]

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To Tommy From Zooey is Everything You Think it Is

A retro flair with a touch of preppy quirk for good measure–Zooey Deschanel’s capsule collection for Tommy Hilfiger, which was finally made available last month, has my heart aflutter. Dubbed by the actress/singer/designer as “modical,” the line is comprised of retro dresses with red and navy color blocking, pleats, and a nautical motif, pretty much […]

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Sandals & Ugly Feet: Together at Last

I’ve just passed the two-year mark in L.A., thus far abstaining from those things called flip-flops, something I often find to be a minor personal victory.  Except when I’m at the beach or the pool, which, having grown up on a lake, is perhaps actually less often than when I lived in Michigan. Flip flops are more […]

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Paris Fashion Week: Nina Ricci Romanticism

In a word: lovely. Photos c/o Styl’in Mag.

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Kate Spade Spring/Summer 2014: Retro Chic, as Always

Kate Spade has this magical ability to make you desperately want to transport to 1963 despite the racial tension, sexual politics, and likelihood of you being a housewife.  She makes you want to buy a large sunhat and host a garden party a la some chic Hamptons affair on the tiny balcony of your one-bedroom […]