Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Spring Fashion Guide Pt. 2

Look 1: Dress: Ted Baker, Coat: Kate Spade, Clutch: Charlotte Russe, Shoes: Stuart Weitzman via Nordstrom, Look 2: Button down: Banana Republic, Skirt: Banana Republic, Sweater: Banana Republic, Clutch: Sole Society, Shoes: J Crew (similar)
Photos by: Jonny Villanueva

More spring fashion you ask? We've got you covered! Today I'm sharing the next two looks from my previous "Spring Outfit Ideas" post. If you're in need of a little Easter outfit inspiration or want to know how to style a super-chic spring work look then look no further! 
 In Springtime, it's nice to add a little pop of color to our basic black or navy work ensembles. I changed things up by choosing a midi skirt in a graphic print, and I paired it with a classic button down, sleek pointed toed pumps and a bold orange sweater.  

Spring means some the greatest holidays: Easter, Chinese New year & Memorial Day! What to wear for the occasion? A dainty dress, of course! If it's still cold where you live, we can just add a pretty coat like this little striped number. 

No matter where we're heading this Spring, Santa Monica Promenade & Santa Monica Place Mall are the perfect places to shop for all of our must-have looks!
Thanks so much for visiting! 
Xoxo -E

Monday, March 28, 2016

A Ladylike Length

Dress: Maggy London, Necklace: Charlotte Russe, Bag: Lulu's, Shoes: Valentino, Earrings: H&M
Photos by: Jonny Villanueva
A fit & flare midi skirt is the ultimate ladylike silhouette. As soon as I slipped into this pretty blue dress I felt so elegant, like I should be drinking afternoon tea & eating mini sandwiches with the crust cut off. But I didn't do either of those things. I did, however, wander around Beverly Hills and make a pit stop at the famous Beverly Hills hotel. The grounds are immaculately kept and the pink building(s) make it especially photogenic. Definitely a spot that I would recommend to out-of-towners for grabbing lunch or to have a little weekend getaway.

I hope you had a lovely Easter Sunday!
Xoxo -E

Friday, March 25, 2016

Off Duty

Jacket: Thrifted (similar), Jeans: Sheinside, Top: Lucky Brand (similar), Bag: Prada, Shoes: Sole Society, Bracelet: Mira Fit
Photos by: Jonny Villanueva
  Happy Friday! 
Distressed denim and a plaid button down are always a perfect outfit combo. I decided to keep things casual and topped my look off with a pretty grey pea coat. This look was from a few weeks back when it was a bit chilly. 

I hope you have a great weekend! 
Xoxo -E

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Packing Smarter

Top: Vacay Style, Jeans: Wet Seal, Sunnies: Marc Jacobs, Bracelet, Cache, Shoes: Shoedazzle, Bag: Stella & Dot Look 2: Skirt: (worn as dress) Vacay Style, Shoes: Valentino, Clutch: Wet Seal, Watch: Michael Kors Look 3: Tunic: Vacay Style, Bag: Vacay Style: Swimsuit: Lulifama, Shoes: Charlotte Russe, Shorts: Hidden Jeans, Hat: J Crew, Sweater: Brandy Melville, Sneakers: Keds, Sunnnies: Komono, Look 4: Caftan: Vacay Style, Shoes: Marc Fisher, Bag: Lulu's, Sunnies: Komono, Look 5: Top: Vacay Style, Skirt: Vacay Style, Flip Flops: Lulu's, Sunnies: Komono, Look 5: Top & Pants: Vacay Style, Hat: J Crew, Shoes: Charlotte Russe, Bag: Valentino, Sunnies: Charlotte Russe
Photos by: Jonny Villanueva at Hotel Maya

Am I the only one who finds packing for vacations to be incredibly stressful? I mean, what if I'm not in the mood to wear any of the things I packed once I get to my destination? What if I don't pack enough? What if I pack entirely too much and have to pay a bunch of fees at the airport? Yes, all of these things go through my mind every time that I travel. But, what if packing was easy and you could take a minimal amount of items and still create a bunch of really cool looks? Vacay Style solved all of my packing problems! In today's post, I've partnered with them to showcase their newly launched Cabo Collection, 5 items that create 14 insanely chic looks. And of course, what better way to showcase this pretty collection than with a fun weekend stay-cation at the gorgeous ocean front Hotel Maya!? In my suitcase I brought a few of my favorite basics: white denim, denim cut-off shorts, a cozy sweater, sun hat, strappy sandals and paired them with the versatile and surprisingly interchangeable Cabo Collection! I took my lace tunic from a day sunbathing in my bikini to an afternoon of exploring. I took my water colored maxi skirt from a lazy morning of brunch and boat watching to a glamorous evening complete with cocktails and dinner. If my staycation would have been a few more days I still would have had enough clothing items to create more chic looks! Vacay Style definitely helped me pack smarter. Also, Vacay is offering 20% off your purchase of either an entire collection, or any 5 pieces, plus a free beach bag! And until the end of the month, you can take advantage of the promo code: Keene10% for an additional 10% off of your purchase (beach bag included)!
Now the only thing you'll have to worry about on your next trip is whether to have a Mai Tai or a Margarita.

Do you get stressed out about packing for trips? What are some of the tips that you use?

Happy Wednesday!
Xoxo -E