What I’m Wearing: Neutral Prints in LA

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Outfit #1 | wrap top on sale+ denim + booties worn throughout

Outfit #2 | Zara star studded jacket from LY, but love this Blank NYC version on sale here  and full price on revolve (better photos) + dress, old, but love these floral printed styles here and here and here

A weekend trip to the west coast calls for a little more than the neutral winter palette we’ve gotten used to in New York so I went into storage (and Bergdorf’s annual winter sale) and chose these bright but go-with-everything prints.

January is a great and cost effective time to update your closet as retailers are on sale and you can score some amazing finds. I picked up this DVF top at Bergdorf for slightly lower than the above link (now sold out) but it is definitely worth checking online/in store as there were a ton of markdowns on great merch.

This cropped studded jacket was an amazing find at Zara last year and it works with everything from denim + a white tee to a mini floral printed dress, above.

Sam Edelman never disappoints and case in point these new suede booties (also a recent sale purchase) were the only heels I packed and needed for this trip. They went with every outfit  + paired beautifully back to this dress for a spontaneous day of decision to attend the NAACP Image Awards later that night. Gown thanks to The Stylist LA dress rental. Link to instagram post here.

What I Wore: Hawaii Edition

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We took an amazing little jaunt to Honolulu this past week. Only in town for four days, we packed in the perfect amount of activities, sight seeing, foodie excursions and relaxation! This was the *first* trip I did not overpack for and was able to fit everything into my favorite carry on.

Our first full day was spent on the beach relaxing. Day two we set out on a full day tour of Oahu which included visits to Pearl Harbor, Haleiwa town, food trucks, fruit stands, macadamia nut farm, gorgeous and historic Kualoa Ranch, and what turned out to be the most exciting visit, the North Shore beaches. While Hawaii is known for its surfing, we were lucky enough to stumble upon the famed Bonzai pipeline on the final day of the  Billabong Pipe Master challenge. While standing a few steps away from winner John John Florences house, we watched him rank up to the top position in the quarterfinals – such a cool experience!

Back to outfits: Below is one of the two coverups I brought which doubles as a day dress. I wore this to brunch, walking around Honolulu’s Luxury Row, and to the beach.  A cold front came through the last two days hence the black scarf.

Beach Coverup/Dress (old), Nice Things by Paloma S.  – love this striped version and this similar surf print long version

Mesh Bathing Suit Top and Bottom

Mini Bag  with removable strap. I wear this all the time!

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Night Out Look One:

I love the look of lingerie inspired pieces and picked up this animal print this cami before we left for the trip. It comes in black and navy as well. I paired it back to my favorite pair of J Brand denim that I updated with a high low cuff.

To cut make your own high low cuff, mark a small line where your mid ankle is with chalk.  Lay the jeans front side up, flat on the ground. Cut up along the side seam, across the front leg where you marked, and back down along the other side seam. Flip them over and cut from the back side of the leg, leaving this side an inch or two longer than the front.

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Night Out Look Two:

One of my favorite items in my closet is a vintage dress from my eternally stylish grandmother- she kept it in such great condition that it still has its original tags. The pastel floral print is detailed and plentiful with its cascading layers. I tie the first layer under the bust to bring in the shape.

Since this dress is so dainty I added a chunky gold choker with monogrammed clasp. This necklace has been passed down for three generations in my family and is very special to me. Here are new but vintage feeling pieces that I love: LuluFrost snake choker and Vita Fede milos choker.

Vintage Dress, Marita by Anthony Muto

metallic silver card case

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Night Out Look Three:

I am so glad I brought this colorful dress that I recently featured. The bright floral print and long sleeves were perfect for a cool and breezy night out.

Dress, H&M in store, longer wrap version online

Sneakers, Superga

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