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Los Angeles Weekends // The Getty

Los Angeles is one of the top cities to live in your 20s- it’s fast paced, vibrant and opportunity exists in every corner. The energy the City of Angeles exudes is unparalleled.  But at times, it’s nice to get away from it all. Especially when we need more beauty in the world now more than ever. The Getty Museum is the perfect remedy to clear a busy mind with it’s spiraling gardens and influential architecture.

The poplin knot top mirrors the architecture of the Getty: clean, structured, modern. I love how the bright white reflects the colors of the garden as well as the setting sun and textured stone. It reminds me of the quote from the fashion icon Iris Apfel, “When you don’t dress like everyone else, you don’t have to think like everyone else.” The Getty is very much its own place, and nothing compares to it!

A day at the museum calls for vintage Chanel. I found these gold button earrings tucked away at a vintage flea market called A Current Affair in downtown LA earlier this December. From her ’92 jewelry collection, Coco’s designs prove to surpass time.

I love my city.

It’s refreshing to be above the thick LA air, surrounded by fresh grass, trees and crisp air. It finally feels like winter!

ZARA poplin knot top
CURRENT/ELLIOTT jeans
ZARA heels (old, similar here)

LAURA MERCIER lipstick

What are your favorite spots in LA? Comment below so I can check them out!

xx Rainy

Photo Credit: Jorgi Paul

 

Cheers, Summer

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It’s time to put away the red bikini? I miss it already… Summer ends too quickly every single year. Fall, it’s not you. It’s me. I simply love endless summer and I’m not ready to let it go!

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Putting the top down and heading straight to the beach for the day with a book is my favorite thing to do during summer. Nothing beats the smell of sun screen and dreamy ocean air. Literally.

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There’s already a crisp coolness to the air as the sun goes down and our shadows are beginning to grow longer. Can I have the days back where I used to saunter back home in the evenings wearing only my swim suit, sandals and towel over my shoulders? Please?

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J.CREW red bikini
MARYSIA white bikini

We can’t avoid fall, so it’s time to bring out the fringed cardigan sweaters and cashmere blankets.

Until next time, Summer.

xx Rainy

*Photo Credit: Jorgi Paul

 

Rosé All Day

As summer reaches its high in July, it’s time to put the top down and head for the beach with a new book or to a friend’s backyard strung with lights and a killer playlist featuring alt-J, Lana Del Rey and Florence + The Machine. Summer whites and bare feet are my uniform in this warm weather and sunny sky. With temperatures reaching +100° F, the best way to stay cool is with a new found love for the refreshing duo of rosé and popsicles.

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Inspiration for the (brilliant!) combination of rosé and popsicles comes from a favorite restaurant nestled in the heart of West Hollywood called Ysabel. Known for its modern patio and mixology-focused cocktails, no one can resist the Brunch cocktail menu! It’s a regular on my restaurant rotation when I visit Los Angeles.

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • Bouvet Brut Rosé
  • All Natural GoodPops in Strawberry (with real ingredients- for us health nuts who strive to maintain a balanced diet of wine and salad)

Directions:

Pour large small glass of chilled rosé. Place popsicle in glass. Enjoy!

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A crisp white shirt and denim shorts are a timeless look for small get togethers during summer. Pair with tan lace up sandals and a glass of rosé for effortless vibes. Don’t forget to add my latest obsession: O.P.I nail polish, Tiramisu for Two.

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What summer cocktails do you enjoy? Comment below!

xx Rainy

Sale Alert: Shop Net-A-Porter, now

Stop everything. Net-A-Porter’s annual sale is happening now, and you don’t want to miss it. It’s only my favorite event of the year, even more so than Christmas and the Fourth of July combined (dramatic…? no).

What sounds better than up to 50% off? Nothing. But it does sound a little overwhelming, so I sifted through the sale and picked out my favorite key pieces you can’t afford to miss. The hardest part will be waiting for that little black box to arrive in the mail!

Étoile Isabel Marant: Printed crepe camisole

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Kenneth Jay Lane: Cuff earrings

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Equipment: Signature silk shirt dress

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Off The Shoulder + Floral Prints

When we start to crave summer, it’s time to search for key pieces with soft fabrics and playful styles. From kaleidoscope dresses by Chloé to dramatically frayed denim, the latest summer pieces lend to the hottest trends that you can’t miss out on. My current obsession: off the shoulder tops and subtle floral prints.

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To match the mood of easy and flowing fabrics, suede sandals are a must. They lend a bohemian vibe I simply cannot resist.

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I am a loyal denim lover and constantly look for inspiration on new ways to incorporate it into my daily look. My go-to styling of a jean jacket is simply tying it around my waist.

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Off the shoulder tops are effortless and flattering with how they show off the neckline. My favorite detail about this top are the ruffled sleeves and delicate pattern. I couldn’t resist the  breezy fabric, which is perfect for the hot summer days ahead of us.

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WAYF off the shoulder top
CITIZENS OF HUMANITY floral shorts (similar here)
STEVE MADDEN sandals

Do you like the off the shoulder trend? Comment below!

xx Rainy

*Photo Credit: Ivy Guild // ivyguildart.com

Light Pink Denim and Neutral Hues

Neutrals, light pinks and crisp whites are currently spotted on the streets in Los Angeles to New York to Paris as we move into spring, and I love it! I’m secretly obsessed with these light colored hues and airy fabrics because they instantly make me feel more Parisian chic.

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 I am in serious need of inspiration and a fresh perspective for spring since my wardrobe’s main color is black… So I branched out and channeled my inner girly side with the soft tone of my CURRENT/ELLIOTT destroyed denim in dusty pink, and paired them with a white tank casually tucked in. I couldn’t resist throwing in a little bit of edginess, so I wore my ankle strapped shoes with a block heel.

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I kept my jewelry to a minimum and wore my everyday pieces like my chunky bracelet paired with a delicate cross bracelet, my heavy watch and basic rings. I also wore a heavy, silver necklace to complement the neckline of the tank. Playing with color is one of my goals for spring, so I then threw my red purse over my shoulder as a statement piece.

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CURRENT/ELLIOTT tank
CURRENT/ELLIOTT jeans 
STEVE MADDEN heels

Do you like the neatural hues and light pink color scheme? Comment below!

xx Rainy

*Photo Credit: Ivy Guild // ivyguildart.com

6 Pieces for the Perfect Closet

Feel like you’ve exhausted every outfit combination in your closet? Create a foundation for your wardrobe with six key pieces of clothing for spring. Timeless, classy and anything from ordinary, these must-haves will make you standout where ever you go. Effortlessly build your closet by mixing and matching all of these key pieces to make them your own. Say adios to the morning frustration of deciding what to wear!

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  1. The Signature White Button Down: Crisp, fresh, flattering. It doesn’t get any better than this. This simple shirt says it all with its clean lines and understated look; pair it with light skinny denim, tan sandals and you’re golden. Get the look here.
  2. The Subtle Quilted Purse: It all started with Coco Chanel’s double flap bag with its soft, quilted leather and gold turn-lock closure. This “It” bag can be found on every woman’s wish list now and for years to come. With various styles, colors and materials, it’s easy to find the perfect bag that best suits you. Get the look here.
  3. The Unfinished Hemline: Stylish, cropped straight leg jeans detailed with an unfinished hem take denim to a whole new level. Chic and effortlessly cool, the playful look can be worn at any age and transform your outfit into anything but basic. Get the look here.
  4. The Edgy Ankle Bootie: Pointed toe booties are the ultimate shoe that can transition between any season. The sleek bootie lends to a chic look that will instantly turn heads as you walk down the street. Get the look here.
  5. The Sleek Leather Skirt: Perfect for the night you want to feel like a Bond girl. Not only is a leather skirt flattering on any figure, it boosts confidence as well (who doesn’t want that?!). Discover leather skirts with zipper details, quilted material and various lengths- find one that matches your style and attitude. Get the look here.
  6. The Basic T: Nothing compares to a clean cut T with luxuriously soft fabric, draped to perfection. Pair it with denim shorts when going to the beach or throw a leather jacket over it for a night downtown. Get the look here.

What are your favorite things in your closet that you can’t live without? Comment below!

xx Rainy

Classic White Buttondown

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One key item that needs to hang in every woman’s closet: the crisp, white buttondown. Pair it with a layered skort to add flair, your favorite destroyed denim to channel your inner tomboy, or slimming slacks for a weekend event. The white buttondown is simply a classic that can be personally tailored to your style and wardrobe.

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I am currently obsessed with the neutral color palette that has been spotted on the runways for Paris Fashion Week as well as on the streets of California. So I couldn’t resist throwing on my Vince sandals in taupe with a wooden, block heel.

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A white buttondown can stand alone, but accessories never hurt anybody, right? To keep the look playful, I wrapped my floral skinny scarf around my wrist and grabbed my cheetah print clutch!

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Like this look? Comment below!

J. HILBURN custom made shirt
J. CREW green skort (similar here)
VINCE heels

xx Rainy

Photographed by Ivy Guild

 

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

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

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