Layered Up
Layered Up

Hi guys! I’ve clearly been obsessed with coat weather lately and have been trying to snatch up the opportunity to wear as many of my coats as possible since the weather has been so unpredictable! However, since I was in Chicago last week, it was pretty much coat weather every day! I have to admit- I always ask for colder weather when it’s hot, yet when temps drop below the 50s – I yearn for some sunshine in those moments. (Although, my real enemy is the wind.) I guess deep down inside, I’m just a wimp when it comes to cold weather. Thinking about it now, I probably only like cold weather for its opportunity to wear cute coats and boots, hee hee. (I can see the hubby shaking his head right about now.)

Anyways, Chicago was a good time to test my cold weather endurance and surprisingly, the coats I brought to Chicago kept me quite cozy and warm when walking around the city. I’m also thankful for my fleece lined tights that I picked up at Forever21 a few years ago. If you don’t have a pair yet, do yourself a favor and go get ‘em! You will not be disappointed.

After wrapping up my meetings on Friday, I opted to stay in Chicago through the weekend to get in some relaxation and enjoy the beautiful city! The hubby flew in to join me which I was super excited about. I’ve been to Chicago a few times before, and I fall in love with the city more and more each time I visit. It has so much character, the architecture is just stunning and the people are so nice there! I always tell my hubby that if we didn’t live in LA, I would love to explore the possibility of living in Chicago. I suppose it’s a little too late for that now…. but a girl can dream! :)

One of my most favorite places to visit when I’m in Chicago is Millennium park – also home of the famous “bean” structure (actually called the Cloudgate). I don’t know if it’s because it’s big, cute and shiny, but I just l-o-v-e visiting the bean! There are always a lot of tourists there and it can get a little crowded/ claustrophobic at times, but I really don’t mind one bit. On top of it looking pretty, it’s actually a pretty amazing structure because you can see the Chicago skyline through it’s reflection. Because of the gathering of visitors from all over the world, Millennium Park always has so much energy and charisma. It’s quite charming I have to say.

Coincidentally, while we were there, a Style Chicago event was also taking place at the park. They debuted some collections from local Chicago designers and it was a fun little event that I was glad I stumbled upon. I actually scored some goodies at a booth from a local jewelry designer called K.Amato while perusing the collections. Her jewelry line is so cute! I’m looking forward to sharing some of the pieces I got in my upcoming posts.

Well guys, off I go -another flight, another city…but this time…NYC for some fun events! I feel like a bit of a jetsetter lately since I’ve been on two back to back trips in the last few weeks – it’s been quite an exciting ride for this little homebody. :) I’ll try to get a post in on Friday, but if not – I’ll talk to you guys soon!

Wearing: Coat: Dolce Vita Bottom: Target Chambray shirt: Forever 21 Top: J.Crew (on sale now!) Scarf: Nordstroms (in mustard here) Purse: Sole Society Booties: Tory Burch (old, similar here)

Fall Trends and Inspirations
Fall Trends and Inspirations

I’ve been enjoying the onset of Fall weather (finally!) in LA and can’t help but put together collages for my Fall inspirations that pop into my head. Here’s one that I wanted to share with you all! Casual, laid-back, chic and comfy - my ideal outfit for a perfect Fall afternoon out on the town! :)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend - and for some of you, that’s a LONG weekend (not jealous at all :P)

Falling for Fall: Tan and Navy
Falling for Fall: Tan and Navy

Well guys, I just couldn’t resist any longer. The scarf, boots and jacket came out this past weekend for a little outing! I had been checking the weather daily to see if it might be a LITTLE cooler in LA, but nope, 80s across the board. Therefore, I did what any normal insistent fashion lover would do – I sucked it up and wore my outfit anyway.

When my hubby took a look at me, the first thing he said was “You’re dressed for the wrong season”. Pshhh. Well tooo bad buddy, it’s happening. I do confess I was a little apprehensive that regret would set in once I walked out the door (shhh, don’t tell the hubby), but the weather gods were on my side that day as it got quite breezy early on in the evening. Naturally, I thought I was pretty clever in that moment and even got a little high five from my husband. (Thank you weather gods!) :)

Anyway, I can’t even begin to describe how much I love the colors that are commonly associated with Fall/Winter months and most importantly, the holidays that occur during this season. The holidays make me so feel so warm and fuzzy inside. I seriously get so excited just thinking about them! In terms of my wardrobe, as soon as September rolls around, I just have an itch to stock up on pieces in my personal favorite Fall color: tan. I’ve already bookmarked/collaged more than a few pages worth of outfit inspirations revolved around this color and all the shades in between, hah! Camel, brown, nude, beige, cream…you name it. I’ll try to share some of my collages with you guys soon!

While trying to find something to pair with my tan leather jacket this past weekend (because there was no doubt I was bringing the jacket out), I happened to skim past this blue dress in my closet. I purchased this sweet bow dress last season and actually envisioned myself wearing it in a more formal setting. I hadn’t really thought of it as an option for an easy breezy Sunday running errands, but I was glad that I reached for it. (On a side note - through blogging, I’ve realized my slight obsession for bows as evidenced here, here, and here. Can’t seem to get away from those suckers!)

I almost forgot how well tan and navy go together, like two peas in a pod. I couldn’t wait to pair it with my leopard and navy scarf, which all came together to create a favorite duo-chromatic color scheme. Instead of opting for heels since I was going for a more casual look, I slipped on these perfect-for-Fall boots to complete the outfit and was on my way.

I already know I’ll be wearing this outfit again when the weather cools down even more, except this time with my fleece lined tights (best invention ever) and an oversized coat (in tan, of course!).

Wearing: Dress: Zara (LOVE this similar style here) Jacket: Trouve via Nordstroms (old, similar here and in black here) Boots: Sole Society Purse: Chanel Accessories: Madewell cuff, Nordstroms scarf

Casual Friday: Patchwork and Plaid
Casual Friday: Patchwork and Plaid

Happy Friday everyone!

Wearing: Jacket: Zara (here) (currently lusting over this cape coat in plaid for Fall) Top: Forever 21 (here) Bottom: BlankNYC via Nordstroms (here, also here and here) Tote: Sole Society (here) Boots: Zara (here) Accessories: Citizen Mod necklace (similar here), Rustic Cuff custom cuff (here)