Friday, February 26, 2010

Life's a Beach

Happy Friday everyone! I apologize for not posting yesterday, as I had to deal with some serious family stuff. It's funny how those types of situations can affect us. When I get stressed out I am lucky enough to live close to the beach. There is just something so therapeutic about spending some time there. What do you do to clear your head?

{ Jacket- Vintage, Dress- Forever 21, Tights- Print Temp Paris, Shoes- Steve Madden, Scarf- Street Vender in Paris, Necklace- JLynn Jewelry, Bag- Francesco Biasia}

Hermosa Beach Pier

Necklace by Jlynn Jewelry

Photos by Patti Anglin

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What to Wear: Everyday Dress

Miu Miu Cotton Poplin Dress -

We all have those days when we are distracted or in a rush and don't have time to put a lot of thought in what we are going to wear. For times like these a go to dress that is effortless, is essential.
I am loving this cotton Miu Miu Dress. It can be thrown on without much thought and styled so many ways. For the office throw on some simple pumps and for fun belt it with ankle boots. Pair it with this Donna Karan bag and it will take you from day to night.

Donna Karan Distressed Leather Satchel Bag -

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Baggy Skinny

While I love the idea of the baggy boyfriend jean, it's just not something that is flattering if you have curves like I do. I love the way it looks on everyone else, but every time I try, it really just does nothing for me.
J. Brand has come up with a solution to this problem by creating the Baggy Skinny Jean. It incorporates the bagginess of the boyfriend jean with the more feminine silhouette of the skinny jean. Genius!

See it styled HERE

Monday, February 22, 2010

Margarita Madness

There is nothing like an ice cold margarita to wash away a weeks worries and stress. Since I had a pretty stressful few days I wandered over to my favorite Mexican eatery which I proudly boast, makes organic margaritas with their own homemade agave mix. Not only does this keep away a hangover but they are much friendlier to the waistline than the regular version. Cheers!

{Jacket - Vintage Ebay, Sweater and Jeans - American Eagle, Shoes - Nine West, Bag- Andrew Marc, Ring - Vintage, Earrings, JLynn Jewelry}

Pomegranate is my favorite!

Earrings by JLynn Jewelry

Photos by Patti Anglin

Friday, February 19, 2010

Cobalt Blues

I don't know what it is about this color, but every time I wear it I swear I look like I've slept a few extra hours. There should definitely be more of it in my wardrobe! I've had these shoes forever and this top was the perfect excuse to pull them out.
Happy Friday! :)

{Top- H&M, Skirt- Vintage Ann Taylor, Shoes- Fioni, Bag- (gift) 49 Square Miles, Cuff- (Gift) Vintage, Ring- H&M, Brooch in hair- Vintage}

Photos by Patti Anglin

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Spanx on the beach

Bathing Suit shopping might not be such a nightmare this year. Spanx, the company known for it's magic shapewear has designed a line of swimwear. Whether you are a one piece, tankini or bikini kind of girl, there is something for everyone.
The best part is these suits are not at all frumpy. Here are a few I think are super cute:

For more styes and to shop you can check out their website

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Walk in the Park

We are having insanely beautiful weather in L.A. and I am starting to get spring fever. I love the way the air smells when winter starts to fade away and summer begins to approach. Even though it seems premature (and they are predicting rain by the weekend), I decided to pull out these shorts and enjoy it! Since I planned to be out for awhile and the evening still gets pretty cool, I paired them with tights.

{Top and Shorts- H&M, Tights- Target, Shoes- Dolce Vita, Bag- Vintage, Flower Pin- Forever21, Ring- H&M}

Photos by Patti Anglin

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Safety Gloss

If you are a woman living in any modern country you have been victim or know someone who has been a victim of date rape drugs. It's a scary reality and you can never be to careful when you put your drink down for even a minute in a crowded bar.

Now there is actually a lip gloss that has drink testers you can use to determine if your drink is contaminated. This stuff is genius! Talk about double duty beauty!

This stuff was created in the UK and can be found at
(There is a 25% discount code in this months Marie Claire :)
These glosses come in 5 colors: Beautiful Pink, Charismatic Cherry, Sophisticated Coffee, Posh Gloss, and Passionate Pink

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sunny Days...

One of L.A.'s great gems are the farmer's markets that take place all over the city. You can find one somewhere most every day boasting fresh, organic and local grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, eggs and much more. I felt a little guilty heading out on this beautiful day, knowing all my friends are up to their eyeballs in the snow storms hitting the east coast...but only for a second! :)

{Jacket- H&M, Top- Blue Heaven, Jeans- American Eagle Outfitters, Shoes- Dolce Vita, Sunglasses- Steve Madden, Necklace- (gift) Jessica Matrasko, Ring- Boutique in SoHo, Bag- (gift) 49 square miles, Hair clip- (gift) from Spain}

These strawberries were delicious!

Photos by Patti Anglin