Aug 28, 2016

off-the-shoulder



The off-the-shoulder trend made a notable comeback this summer. It's lovely, feminine, and effortlessly fashionable. Along with this lookbook of a post, I decided to compile a short styling video of three off-the-shoulder tops I currently own. Click the video below for a more detailed overview of this easy breezy silhouette.



HEIZE x DEAN is magic ~




E F F O R T L E S S   C H I C

White makes any outfit instantly clean, minimal, and chic. I found this gorgeous white off-the-shoulder top on YesStyle (snag your own here), and it was an absolute steal—$14! You can dress down by pairing it with denim shorts, or you can dress up by slipping into black skinny jeans and strapping on sky high heels.

S U N S E T   B L V D

I was immediately reminded of the sun and the beach when I saw the color of this cropped off-the-shoulder top. It's a fantastic sunset orange, and thus to play along with that theme I paired this top with your typical California girl's high waisted denim shorts. For a more ethereal and elegant look, try a flowy maxi skirt. Apologies that I can't link you this top—I bought it online from Forever 21 but I can't seem to find it again.




L O V E L Y   S T R I P E S

I went insane when I happened upon this adorable striped off-the-shoulder top on YesStyle. How cute is that bow?! I went even more insane when I saw the price tag. 10 bucks guys, 10 bucks (get yours here). To keep the lovely vibe, I matched this piece with two different skirts. Honestly, I think it will go perfectly with any bottom that's a solid color.

xx

P.S: Yes, if you couldn't tell already... online shopping is my guilty pleasure. *sheepish face*

Aug 21, 2016

what to do on melrose



If you're in town, Melrose Avenue is the street to see. Stretching across West Hollywood, Melrose is lined with chic shops and #instagramworthy stops. I met up with my blogger buddy Shirley of Classified Closet to create this awesome collaboration (first one ever!). Here are a couple of the locations I suggest you visit for your visual pleasure, and make sure to check out Shirley's cool blog post and video to find out her recommendations as well.


Short but sweet! I love Melrose and once you visit, I hope you will too.


A L F R E D   C O F F E E

Situated between rows of trees along an alleyway-like road called Melrose Place is a "stylish yet whimsical coffee shop" (directly quoted from Google) called Alfred Coffee. You may or may not have already heard their sweet tagline: But first, coffee. Serving not only a great selection of blends but also juices, pastries, and cute merchandise, Alfred is the place to be to study, work, or just chill with your friends. Their cold brew is Stumptown's. Mmm.


T H E   P I N K   W A L L

Also known as the retail store Paul Smith, this popping pink building is a must for your feed. It's so bright that the color of its walls reflects off the buildings around it. It's a gorgeous pink aura. Make sure to respect the space though, because lots of people crowd around every day for their snaps. Have you ever seen so much pink?


M A D E   I N   L A

Further down Melrose you'll discover this beautiful wall on the side of the trendy furniture store Cisco Home. If you're a Los Angeles native, pose for the camera and share your LA pride with your social media acquaintances! Don't forget to visit the inside too.

xx