Month: February 2016

Leather Jacket and Unfinished Hem

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The warm days are finally getting longer. My weekend looks are beginning to transition from winter to spring, and I’m loving the fact that I now have more daylight to walk through the palm tree lined streets.

Meet your new closet essentials with frayed hem, cropped denim by CURRENT/ELLIOTT, a staple leather jacket and my favorite classic, the striped tank. My weekend uniform rotates through each of these items, making life so much more fun and easy.

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Lately, the San Diego sun has been hiding behind the clouds, so draping a jacket over your shoulders is essential. Not only does it keep you warm, but it adds an effortless layering affect to your look.

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Details, details, details. The playful bandana and splash of red compete any outfit. The classic straight leg is perfectly cropped with an unfinished hem, which lend to casual and edgy vibes. I also can’t leave the house without adding a touch of my favorite feminine “Antique Pink” lipstick by Laura Mercier.

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Like this look? Comment below!

DOMA leather jacket
T BY ALEXANDER WANG striped tank (similar here)
CURRENT/ELLIOTT cropped, unfinished hemline denim

xx Rainy

Photographed by Ivy Guild

How to Brunch in Style

There are few things I look forward to more than brunch on a Saturday or Sunday (or any day, really). How can a day not be great when it starts off with the sun shining, blueberry granola pancakes in front of you and a bellini in hand? This is exactly what the weekend calls for. To me, brunch is no joke, and your get up is just as important as the Instagramable avocado toast you ordered.

Find out what style best suits your morning cravings to ensure that you brunch in style. Cue your Insta filters.

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Farmers Market Lovin’

SUN! I’m taking full advantage of the beautiful weather while El Niño takes a break. This past weekend I ventured to the bustling farmers market in Little Italy to experience a taste of local flavor, to engage in great people watching and to absorb some serious vitamin D.

Who doesn’t want to sample local honey, fresh organic berries that burst in your mouth and fresh coconut water in the actual coconut? I sound like such a true Californian right now…

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Spring is the best time to hit the market because not only are the days warmer, but the food seems to taste better and the flowers are so vibrant and beautiful, they look fake!

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Roses are my favorite flower, especially when they’re pink and mini!

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I decided to sport a fresh white tank for the day and tucked it into my favorite suede snap-up skirt to add texture to the look. Anytime I wear high-waisted, I always pair it with a statement belt. My current obsession is B-Low the Belt’s Bri Bri double buckled belt. Strappy sandals are always a must with warm weather, so of course I sported my leather sandals by K. Jacques. I then wore my pink reflective Ray-Bans to add a pop of pink to match the vibrant colors at the market.

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Taste testing at the market is even better when you have a partner in crime who snags you extra cheese samples.

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Exploring downtown after making the rounds at the Little Italy market is a great way to end the day. I always search for a bench covered by shade to enjoy the tasty goods I found.

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Which is your favorite farmers market? Comment below!

ZARA suede skirt (similar here)
J. CREW vintage tank
K. JACQUES sandals

xx Rainy

Photographed by Jorgi Paul

Bottega Louie, I Love You

For those of you who know me, you are (very) aware of how serious my sweet tooth is. Macaroons, croissants and beignets are the way to my heart and I can never turn away chocolate covered anything. Valentine’s Day is all about the sweets, whether you love the classic chocolate box or prefer your sugar in the form of wine. Bottega Louie is the patisserie of my dreams and is where bae I will treat myself to this Valentine’s Day.

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Bottega Louie is my first stop this Valentine’s Day with its sky high ceilings, bright white walls, gold accents and colorful pastries. Sweet love! Strawberry marshmallow is the flavor of the month and couldn’t be more perfect for the holiday.

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I’m low key obsessed with this fun box covered in palms and metallics that my bright macaroons came in! Earl grey, rose, grand cru and lemon are my go-to picks with unique flavors and bold colors. After I devoured gracefully ate all of the treats, I saved the box and now use it to hold all of my jewelry on my night table.
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If you want to pre-order a set of macaroons and ship it to that special someone, check out Bottega Louie’s website or give them a call!

What’s your favorite place to shop for sweets? Comment below!

xx Rainy

Valentine’s Day Date Night: Featuring the LBD

Happy February, everyone! The sun starts to stays up longer and the days are a little warmer. Life in 2016 couldn’t be any better. Until you realize that Valentine’s Day is two weeks away… But who’s counting, anyway?

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Whether you’re anxiously waiting for a romantic night with bae or excited to celebrate with friends, I created a Valentine’s Day outfit guide to prep you for your date night ahead. The featured go-to item? The little black dress. No matter the plans, a LBD paired with bold accessories and the right shade of lipstick will land you in the center of attention all night long.

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I’m wearing a ruffle mini dress by Glamorous. The free silhouette knows exactly what I want in life: a flattering fit, a touch of flair and, most importantly, extreme comfort. I paired it with ankle wrap sandals, which lend cool and casual vibes. Dress it up in the evening with the perfect pointed nude heels.

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The unique criss cross straps on the back of this LBD sold me. Different from anything else I own, how could I resist such a playful dress?


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The Clair V. cheetah print clutch is the bold accessory needed to complete the LBD. The print adds an edgy element to an otherwise ultra-feminine look.

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Below is an outfit guide on different ways to sport a LBD for your Valentine’s Day Date Night:

Dinner and Cocktails: Keep a short shift playful and chic with dramatic drop earrings and flattering tassel wrap heels.

Movie Night: An understated silk shirt dress paired with black booties are essentials for a laid back evening.

A Show Downtown: Make an impact with a floor length dress. Maintain your effortless elegance with a glamorous clutch and edgy leather jacket thrown over your shoulders.

 

GLAMOROUS ruffled mini dress (similar here)
CLAIR V. clutch
K. JACQUES sandals

Like this look? Comment below!

xx Rainy

 

Photos by Ivy Guild