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September 21, 2016

Light at the end of the tunnel // Style Me Wednesday

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The Broad Museum, Los Angles | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Pink belted top | black shorts | scallop nude flats | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @nordstrom #nordstrom @jcrew #jcrew @chloefashion #chloe

The Broad Museum, Los Angles | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Pink belted top | black shorts | scallop nude flats | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @nordstrom #nordstrom @jcrew #jcrew @chloefashion #chloe

The Broad Museum, Los Angles | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Pink belted top | black shorts | scallop nude flats | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @nordstrom #nordstrom @jcrew #jcrew @chloefashion #chloe

The Broad Museum, Los Angles | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Pink belted top | black shorts | scallop nude flats | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @nordstrom #nordstrom @jcrew #jcrew @chloefashion #chloe

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I’ve been trying to prolong my summer wardrobe for as long as possible and with last week’s quick trip to Los Angeles, this was the perfect opportunity to do just that.

A quick visit to the contemporary Broad Museum was a nice getaway from all the hustle and bustle of the city. Tips: book your free tickets online 2 months before; the museum’s exterior is best captured early in the morning before cars line the stree; and parking is cheaper across the street at the Walt Disney Concert Hall lot.

There were a few hit and misses with the food. Hits: Urth Caffe and Brodard (always, in my book!). I’ll spare you the mediocre!

I wanted to check out LA’s Smorgasburg (the west coast version of Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg) but ran out of time – maybe with the next visit!

P.S. Did you enter for your chance to win $50?

 
 
 

Image credits: 9 / 11


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Pink belted top {also, here} (similar style here & here)

Black shorts (similar style here & here)

Pink scallop flats {40% off, no tax!} (similar style here {under $20!} & here {under $50})

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September 14, 2016

Layered and tiered // Style Me Wednesday

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Blue blouse | stripe tiered tie front waist skirt | nude laser cut heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @jcrew #jcrew @nordstrom #nordstrom @valentino #valentino

Blue blouse | stripe tiered tie front waist skirt | nude laser cut heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @jcrew #jcrew @nordstrom #nordstrom @valentino #valentino

Blue blouse | stripe tiered tie front waist skirt | nude laser cut heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @jcrew #jcrew @nordstrom #nordstrom @valentino #valentino

Blue blouse | stripe tiered tie front waist skirt | nude laser cut heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @jcrew #jcrew @nordstrom #nordstrom @valentino #valentino

I’m always on the lookout for a skirt that’s workplace ready and is also a bit more than the standard black or brown color. What I love about this particular skirt are the stripes (how could you not?) and also, the unique tier effect. It creates a lot of dimension and visual interest to an otherwise normal looking skirt. To not compete with the skirt’s design, I opted for a solid color blouse and nude heels. This skirt could easily be styled for a more a casual look by pairing it with a white tee and jean jacket.


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Blue blouse (similar style here & here)

Stripe tiered tie waist skirt (similar style here & here)

Nude laser floral heels – Valentino (similar style here {under $45!} & here)

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September 7, 2016

Pink & stripes // Style Me Wednesday

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Pink blazer | stripe dress | pink ankle strap heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com @target #target @joie #joie @marcfisher #marcfisher

Pink blazer | stripe dress | pink ankle strap heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com @target #target @joie #joie @marcfisher #marcfisher

Pink blazer | stripe dress | pink ankle strap heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com @target #target @joie #joie @marcfisher #marcfisher

Pink blazer | stripe dress | pink ankle strap heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com @target #target @joie #joie @marcfisher #marcfisher

Pink blazer | stripe dress | pink ankle strap heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com @target #target @joie #joie @marcfisher #marcfisher

When I am looking to make a look more put together or feel a little it more formal, a blazer is an instant go-to item. It’s easy to throw on as a layering piece and depending on the cut and structure of the blazer, can make an outfit something that’s a little bit dressy for a date night or gives you that professional feel for the workplace. This particular outfit is representative of something I’d wear going out to a night dinner with friends. For a corporate environment, I would swap the pink blazer for a black one (such as this one) and the shoes for a sleek patent pump.


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Pink blazer – Merona (similar style here & here)

Stripe dress (similar style here {70% off!} & here)

Pink ankle strap pump (similar style here {run! 70% off} & here)

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August 31, 2016

Tie it with a bow // Style Me Wednesday

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Stripe top with shoulder bow tie | white crop pants | grey d'orday heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @jcrew #jcrew @anntaylor #anntaylor @vincesays #vincesays

Stripe top with shoulder bow tie | white crop pants | grey d'orday heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @jcrew #jcrew @anntaylor #anntaylor @vincesays #vincesays

Stripe top with shoulder bow tie | white crop pants | grey d'orday heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @jcrew #jcrew @anntaylor #anntaylor @vincesays #vincesays

Stripe top with shoulder bow tie | white crop pants | grey d'orday heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @jcrew #jcrew @anntaylor #anntaylor @vincesays #vincesays

Stripe top with shoulder bow tie | white crop pants | grey d'orday heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @jcrew #jcrew @anntaylor #anntaylor @vincesays #vincesays

I can’t believe that it’s already the end of August. Since the summer weather doesn’t actually hit San Francisco until early September, I’ll still be getting plenty of wear from this cute top. I love the blue stripes and the bow detail adds a bit of a feminine flair. I paired this with some ankle crop pants but could easily see myself wearing it with jeans and tennis shoes for a more laid back look.


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Stripe top with shoulder bow tie detail (similar style here & here)

White crop pant (similar style here & here)

Grey d’orsay heel (similar style here & here)

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August 24, 2016

Pretty in pink – hosting a baby shower including registry and baby games tips // Style Me Wednesday

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Pink lace overlay dress | pink clutch | pink bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @tadashishoji #tadashishoji @tedbaker #tedbaker @ferragamo #ferragamo

If you know me, you know I love to host parties. I recently hosted a baby shower for a friend, and thought it would be fun to share with you some of my tips for throwing a successful shower.

Tip #1: set the tone of the shower by sending out paper invitations. In this digital age, it’s so easy to throw together an evite but sending out a paper invite, in my opinion, is so much better. Receipients are able to have a physical momento of the celebration. If I’m not creating my own, I usually head here or here for fabulous finds.

Tip #2: Food! You never want to host a party and not have enough food and drinks but on the flip side, you don’t want to go overboard. I found these tips from the Kitchn a few years ago and they’ve been very handy in my food planning.

Tip #3: make sure the mommy-to-be has a baby registry. Not only does the recipient pick exactly what she thinks her baby will need, it also makes gift giving so much easier for the guests. Make sure that the essentials are on there: diapers, wipes, burp clothes, bibs, swaddles, baby bottles. Aside from these things, a few fun things should be included. I’ve found for my own baby that colorful objects got his attention at early age. So, for any new moms, I would always recommend adding baby games to their registry (such as big puzzle pieces from diapers.com).

Tip #4: dress for the occassion. As the host, I’ve often found that I’ve focused so much on the shower itself that I forget that I need to have an outfit that fits the feel of the shower. For the most recent shower I hosted, it was an all pink garden/tea theme so this lace overlay dress was perfect for the occasion.

Tip #5: have fun! One thing I’ve learned over the years is that no one knows if something didn’t happen or a mistake was made during a party other than you, so don’t stress. Trust me, your guests will probably be having too much fun to notice!

Feel free to share this with all your friends, and I would also love to hear all your tips in the comments below for a successful baby shower!


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Pink lace dress (similar style here & here)

Pink clutch – Ted Baker (similar style here & here)

Pink bow heels (similar style here & here)

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