Back to New York

Jacket / Sweater / Jeans / Shoes / Purse

It's been more than four years since I left New York. I jumped on an LA-bound plane the day after I graduated from the French Culinary Institute and this past week was my first time back. I loved living in the city and my time at FCI was easily one of the best experiences of my adult life, but I was ready to be back in Los Angeles. This Angeleno is not built for East Coast winters.

This visit, New York gave me the most perfect Fall weather you could ask for. Leaves changing color, crisp cool air that called for sweaters and beanies, but still totally bearable. I trundled around town in this uniform, visiting The Whitney and eating here and here. The Coconut Iced Coffee at Santina was life changing. They swore up and down that it's nothing more than espresso and coconut milk, but I aint buying it. Too good to be THAT simple.

It was such a treat to be back, see friends and eat amazing food, but more than anything, the trip solidified for me that leaving New York was the right decision. It's a magical city, but it doesn't hold anything for me anymore. I'm happy at home in Sunny Southern California.

 


 

Scarf Weather

Scarf / Jeans / Boots / Hat / Shirt / Bangles / Geography 541 Liten Bangle c/o

Los Angeles is having a bit of a manic spring. It was in the 80s this weekend and I'm convinced half of the city spent at least part of the Easter holiday at the beach (myself included). But then this morning we woke to a brisk 50-degrees and it has yet to climb above 60. 

Scarf weather has returned for us and hopefully for the rest of you its finally arriving after your harsh winter. This one from Chicwish will keep you nice and toasty and only set you back $33. Not bad for a piece that can make an outfit.

Holiday Party Camo

Images by  Trevor Axt Photography  /  @trevoraxtphotography    Pants  /  Turtleneck  /  Heels  / Vintage Special Edition Ray-Bans (sold out; similar  here )   Lip - Armani Lip Maestro in 400

Images by Trevor Axt Photography / @trevoraxtphotography

Pants / Turtleneck / Heels / Vintage Special Edition Ray-Bans (sold out; similar here)

Lip - Armani Lip Maestro in 400

If it's green and I throw on a red lip, it counts as a Christmas outfit right? Right.

While you may think I'm joking, a green camo print with fun flirty heels and a warm comfy turtleneck definitely makes my short list for the Christmas parties happening this week. It's unexpected, fun and most importantly this time of year - warm and comfortable.

If you've been searching for the perfect red lip, you just found it. This color by Armani is hands down my favorite red and it looks good on just about everyone.

One Vest Two Ways

Images by  Trevor Axt Photography  /  @trevoraxtphotography   Vest:  American Eagle Outfitters  / Pants: Zara (old; similar  here ) / Top:  Nordstrom  / Shoes:  Cole Haan   Dress:  Leith  / Vest:  American Eagle Outfitters  / Shoes:  Sam Edelman

Images by Trevor Axt Photography / @trevoraxtphotography

Vest: American Eagle Outfitters / Pants: Zara (old; similar here) / Top: Nordstrom / Shoes: Cole Haan

Dress: Leith / Vest: American Eagle Outfitters / Shoes: Sam Edelman

Puffer vests are usually relegated to the Saturday morning errand wardrobe. I'll throw on a pair of jeans, a favorite tee and a vest to keep warm.

Here are two options that are just a bit more put together.

These Sam Edelman sneakers are my new favorite shoe. If you're picking up a pair, I recommend sizing down. I went down a full size in these.