Weekend Look


Happy Friday guys! These past two weeks I’ve been working really hard on several new projects while also taking care of a sick doggie. But, even though life gets chaotic sometimes, I always take time off to spend with my fiance.

We either do a date where we explore a new place to eat in SD or we watch a movie and get take out. This weekend we are exploring a Thai place my fiance discovered near our house, so I want to wear something like the look above. A cute floral maxi dress with some girly accessories. If it gets a little bit chilly (it always does at night here) a boyfriend cardigan will complete my look. What is your favorite date night look?

Happy Weekend friends!

=Shop The Look=

VILA brown maxi dress
$97 - vila.com

$125 – saturday.com

Monsoon long purse
$50 – monsoon.co.uk

KENNETH JAY LANE gold plated bracelet
$135 - net-a-porter.com

Rebecca Minkoff studded jewelry
$78 – rebeccaminkoff.com

Guess necklace
$90 – guess.com

Serge Lutens nude nail color
$65 – barneys.com

What I Want Now: A Leopard Print Tunic Dress

Leopard Print Tunic Dress

The Goods: John Zack pink leopard print tunic dress from New Look.

Price: $47

Why I Love It: Leopard prints are classic and never go out of style, but this season leopard prints are more colorful and modern. Style this dress with black wedges for a fun night on the town.

{photo by New Look}

A Short Wedding Update

It has been a long time, since I mentioned my wedding on the blog. The reason is because behind the scenes we were working out the details and trying to figure out everyone’s schedule to do a destination wedding in Puerto Rico. While my family could attend (almost all of them live there), my fiance’s family were not all available to travel to PR.

san diego courthouse weddingWe considered doing the wedding in Alaska, where my fiance is from or the town he grew up in Northern California and even here in San Diego, but there was always a problem with schedules and venues.

We both wanted from the start a really small wedding with very few people just our closest friends and immediate family. After planning the wedding and doing all the research the number of people that we were supposed to invite went up over 100 and it was going to cost a fortune to do the wedding in Puerto Rico. We are both financing this wedding ourselves, so spending a bunch of money on one day was not really what we wanted to do.

After many discussions and some arguments, we decided to elope. There were aspects of planning that started to feel like there were too many cooks in the kitchen and little focus on what the bride and groom wanted, since we have to please so many different people from two different cultures.

We let our families know our decision and with their blessing this upcoming July we are eloping at the San Diego courthouse. We have a beautiful courthouse in old town (pictured above) and they let you get married outside in their gorgeous garden overlooking the bay. We are definitely excited that a small group of friends and family will be there to witness our special day.

I will share in later posts my ideas for a courthouse wedding look, with hair and makeup inspiration, but also accessories and bouquets. Stay tuned for those posts!

Coveted Shoes: Printed Oxfords

The Shoes: Printed canvas oxfords from Gap.

Price: $49

Why I Love It: This lively pair is perfect to “toughen up” dresses and skirts.

Happy Tuesday Shoes Day!

{photo by Gap}

What I Want Now: A Floral Dress


The Goods: Floral print bodycon dress from Topshop.

Price: $64

Why I Love It: I love the big floral print on this form-fitting dress. Wear black high heels for evening and your favorite spring sandals for daytime.

{photo by Topshop}

Fresh Picks: Between the Lines

Streamlined. Clean. Classic. There are many reasons to love timeless stripes. This spring, the opportunities to rock this beloved pattern are aplenty!

Check out a handful of my recent favorites:

fresh picks stripes

1. Will Leather Goods Bright Stripe Carry-All Tote
2. Free People Striped Peplum Jacket
3. Splendid Solvang Sneaker
4. Townsen Stripy Pants
5. Sanctuary Spring Stripe Body Con Dress
6. BB Dakota Carling Dress
7. LAmade Stripe Shoulder Tab Cardiga
8. ALDO Seidenbecker Tote
9. MINKPINK Next In Line Skirt

Zappos This article, Fresh Picks: Between the Lines, is syndicated from Zappos and is posted here with permission. Copyright Zappos

Coveted Shoes: Cute Sandals for Spring

After months of wearing boots, it’s officially time to get a fun pedicure and start wearing sandals. Whether you like wedges or a classic pair of flip-flops, there’s a sandal out there to complete your outfit. Today, I put together for you a roundup of my favorite styles for spring 2014. Click through above for my top spring sandal picks!

Do What You Love: Glad Rags

Glad Rags
Glad Rags | Brianne Richard | www.gladragsdoc.com

What motivated you to start the documentary?
I’ve always loved old things and have been selling and refashioning vintage clothing for a couple of years now. But I was inspired to do a documentary web series about vintage and sustainable fashion as I was digging through the piles of vintage clothing at the Jet Rag $1 sale in Hollywood one Sunday with friends. All of the sudden, for the first time I really thought about it and was blown away at the sheer volume of used textiles there are out there. And it occurred to me that buying and wearing vintage/ used clothing is a sustainable choice, and that is isn’t necessarily on everyone’s radar.

I wanted to do something that could make vintage and other types of sustainable fashions more accessible to a larger audience, but in a way that focused on storytelling. I decided that the way to do this was by showcasing a handful of amazing people who are curating vintage, repurposing with old textiles, and reviving the slow fashion movement. So I took some time off of work last summer and shot interviews along the East Coast, where I am originally from, and am currently editing Glad Rags! I’m very excited to share it online soon.

Glad Rags 2

What advice would you give someone considering a similar path?
My advice would be that when an opportunity to do what you’re passionate about presents itself in your life, don’t ignore it! You might not get another chance or the timing might not be just right again. It’s better to try, and maybe things don’t work out quite perfectly (and they probably won’t!), than to never take a chance and always wish you had. It’s been an interesting journey for me, but I’ve really learned a lot along the way!

What makes your documentary unique?
Glad Rags is as unique as each person featured, as unique as all of the fantastic stories they have to share, and the beautiful pieces they’ve found or created. Every person I’ve met with or talked to is so passionate and excited about vintage and sustainable fashion, it’s hard not to catch their passion. I think and hope that people will be inspired by the message Glad Rags wants to share – that every piece of clothing you put on is a decision and a statement about who you are!

Positive Change Quote

How would you describe your personal style?
My personal style is a blend of vintage, refashioned, and new clothing. I love to combine styles for a unique look. Vintage dresses (sometimes refashioned by making them shorter or cutting off the sleeves) are my favorite, paired with a modern cardigan or blazer. I also love to wear new high-waisted jeans with vintage tops. I can’t go out without a vintage purse or clutch (my black leather Etra clutch is my go-to). My favorite piece right now is a grey wool cape with a fake fur-lined hood, it is absolutely gorgeous!

Glad Rags 3

What’s next for your company?
Right now Glad Rags is in the post-production phase, which means I’m working hard on my days off to edit all of the episodes, and will hopefully be launching the series online within the next couple of months! I’m also in the process of looking for music from independent artists to feature in the episodes. Everything is slowly coming together, but thankfully, as we say, Positive change never goes out of style!

Ivory+Mason Offers a Coachella Discount

Ivory+Mason Offers a Coachella Discount

Happy Friday, guys! Here’s a special offer I couldn’t wait to post. Eyewear company Ivory+Mason is doing their part to make sure festival-goers are ‘Coachella–ready’ (and not breaking the bank in the process) by offering a 40% discount site-wide on all of their sunglasses* styles for men and women!

You can use the special promo code COACHELLA14 until Sunday, April 20th at midnight. Visit Ivory+Mason’s website to get festival ready!

*This promo code does not include reading glasses, prescription glasses or custom engraving.

What I Want Now: Vintage Wash Skinny Jeans

ASOS High Waist Ultra Skinny Jeans In Vintage Wash

The Goods: High waist ultra skinny jeans in vintage wash with ripped knee from Asos.

Price: $60

Why I Love It: Spring is the perfect time to update your wardrobe and a new pair of skinny jeans will do the trick.

{photo by Asos}

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