Off to Work: Embellished
Off to Work: Embellished

Wearing: Sweater: J.Crew Pants: ASOS Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bag: Kate Spade (similar here and currently craving this one here!) Accessories: Kate Spade knot bangle, Tom Ford sunglasses

Hi everyone! As you’re reading this, I’m on my way to Chicago for a business trip so I thought it’d be fitting to do my second “Off to Work” post today! Personally, I think embellished and detachable collars are by far two of the best inventions ever. I mean, for a girl that’s constantly on the go with work and life in general, I can’t think of a better way than killing two birds with one stone.

With this sweater, not only do I save myself the time from having to choose a blouse to wear underneath the sweater, but I can skip my neck accessories all together because the jeweled collar is a statement in itself! Best part? I can easily remove the collar and add a chambray shirt underneath for a more casual and laid back look on the weekends. It’s like the gift that keeps on giving! :) So, whoever thought of those two fabulous concepts… geniusssss.

Wish me luck in much cooler temps this week in the Windy City, as this California girl is most likely going to be freezing her butt off. Off I go!

Manta Ray
Manta Ray

Hello! How is everyone’s weekend going? This weekend started off on a very exciting and fun note since we had an early birthday celebration for my hubby yesterday. Happy birthday Hubby! Speaking of the hubby, I do have a funny story to share about today’s outfit.

If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen the sneak peak of my outfit a few days ago. I had mentioned that my hubby called me a manta ray as soon as he saw me in this outfit. I can’t say it’s completely out of left field since the more I look at these pictures, I can see the uncanny resemblance (see here for a picture reference!). I mean, if you HAD to compare me to an animal, I GUESS it would be a manta ray (or some kind of sea creature). :)

However, I do pose one question. Why is it that guys always seem to associate colors and clothing to animals or objects?! It’s like they have some on and off switch in their brain that triggers it when they see an outfit. For a great example, I wore a yellow coat once and he took one look and said “BIG BIRD!”. I mean… Big Bird is cute and all, but let’s just say Big Bird was not my inspiration behind the yellow coat! You can bet I didn’t let him live that one down very easily, and I’m sure he’s super excited to be learning that I’m sharing the story with you all. ;)

Anyways, just a little food for thought about the interesting and intriguing ways guys and girls break down fashion differently (disclaimer: I’m sure not ALL guys do that :)). However, I guess I’m not completely innocent in the sense that when I see someone wearing red and green, I may or may not picture a Christmas tree - but hey, at least it’s because I’m slightly obsessed with the holidays and those colors make me very, very happy!

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend so far, and for some of you, the weekend continues tomorrow (not jealous at all)!

Wearing: Top: ASOS (here ) Bottom: Purchased at a random boutique in Vancouver (love similar styles here and here) Shoes: Zara (love these here) Bag: Zara Accessories: Ily Couture earrings, David Yurman necklace, Nordstroms bracelet

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)

Pink and Grey October
Pink and Grey October

Wearing: Top: Zara (similar here) Bottom: Zara (only blue online here) Shoes: Tildon via Nordstroms (similar but more pricey here) Bag: Celine Accessories: BuDhaGirl bracelets (c/o), Nordstroms and Amarilo Designs rings, random necklace

Just a quick hello and happy Wednesday! Wearing some bright pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month - pink seems to always brighten up my day and it’s a great mid-week pick me up color! These grey floral skinnies are definitely my new favorite pants. Get ready to see them on repeat in the upcoming months. I’m already thinking of layering oversized and chunky sweaters in darker hues over these fun pants for the holidays. :)

Pops of Neon with Benevolent Jewels
Pops of Neon with Benevolent Jewels

As you know, I love a good clean and crisp outfit, especially in black and white. One of my favorite ways to add some outstanding contrast to a great monochromatic outfit is with an unexpected pop of color, whether it be in the shoes, top, bag or a statement necklace. In today’s look, the star of my outfit is actually my statement necklace.

I’m so excited to be wearing this stunning piece - not only because it’s a showstopper but more importantly, it’s for an amazing cause. I’m very happy to introduce Benevolent Jewels to my readers and tell you guys a little bit about this great company. I wanted to take a brief moment to share how special this company is and why they touched my heart.

As an avid animal lover (especially cats!), I have always been interested in becoming more involved in the animal rescue community. After going through a rough patch last year when we lost our sweet cat Peanut, I hoped that starting my blog would bring me opportunities to meet others that shared similar passions. That’s why when I was introduced to Benevolent Jewels, my heart found a happy place. I love what their company stands for and their mission to seek awareness about the importance of helping others in need, especially our favorite four-legged creatures. Just to give a little highlight of their company mission:

“Benevolent jewels, based in Houston has collaborated with Barrio Dogs in oder to address the issue of animal overpopulation and improving conditions for homeless and unwanted animals in Houston through Unity for a Solution. Unity for a Solution is an effort raised by three established, independent Houston animal welfare organizations: Barrio Dogs, Corridor Rescue, and the Forgotten Dogs of Fifth Ward.”

Benevolent Jewels allows customers to purchase and wear stylish, affordable jewels in order to donate towards a cause. At the end of three months, 20% of their profits are donated to a philanthropic organization.

If you love animals and fashion as much as I do, then you will understand why this company has really made an impact on me. Animals are just like our friends and family, and as someone who has always grown up with animals, I just love where their mind is at. I think it’s only natural that when you combine two of the things I love so much in life together, I’m all in.

To shop more of their beautiful jewels and support their cause, visit them here!

Wearing: Blazer: ASOS Top: Sabine via Piperlime (old) Bottom: Zara (similar here and so loving this style) Bag: Deux Lux via Barneys (old, similar here) Shoes: Nine West x InStyle (here) Accessories: Necklace thanks to Benevolent Jewels, Nordstroms link bracelet, Madewell and Citizen Mod, Saint Laurent rings