t.g.i.f.f. LA Edition

California dreaming, roadtrip, travelHere’s to the weekend, bringing us one step closer to that wonderful thing called a three-day weekend, aka Memorial Day and thus the beginning of summer. While it’s not a three day weekend just yet, I say to hell with the laundry list of errands to run and simply enjoy every minute of it. I’ll be heading to Los Angeles for the weekend and can’t wait to try out a few spots that have either recently been added or have been on my list including Egg SlutFireflySidecar Doughnuts and of course a few pit stops at my faves including breakfast at Joan’s on Third and dinner at The Little Door. Not to mention this Eater post with my name written all over it … the 13 best avocado toasts in LA, sign me up. Aside from chowing down like bikini season isn’t right around the corner, I’ll be hiking in Runyon Canyon, hitting up a few flea markets, swinging by the Lolli swimwear sample sale and enjoying a little west coast living on the beach too. I guess there are worse ways to spend a weekend! Hope your weekend is wonderful!

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  • Dating purgatory” this one article managed to keep a group of friends on this topic for nearly two hours. Take a read.

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70s wishes and denim dreams

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One of the biggest trends this season is anything denim, literally anything denim, from a dress to culottes to jumpsuits to the reprise of the denim skirt. Don’t get me wrong, I’m backing this 100% from the flares and jumpsuits to the dresses but most importantly THIS denim skirt that is everything. Talk about a 70s throwback in style … the front-button, a-line, slightly flared mini is what life is all about and what everyone should have in their closet this season. Bravo Alexa Chung and AG for putting this skirt on the radar of every stylish gal in the world. Quite possibly one of the most versatile “trend” pieces we’ve seen in recent seasons this little beaut can be paired with just about anything.

What’s the takeaway here? A denim skirt is a quintessential spring wardrobe piece that you’ll regret not owning. I paired it with this cropped white eyelet number, vintage accessories and my Karen Walker sunnies from Ditto’s Endless Eyewear program (deets below on how to get your first month free.)

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Cinco de Mayo & the Adventures of Carlos

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Thanks to my Texas roots Cinco de Mayo has always been a bit of a “holiday” in my books. May 5th isn’t just a day that the Met Ball occasionally falls on but a reason to get together with friends, drink a delicious salted rimmed rita, take down as much Tex-Mex as possible and wear vibrantly colored ensembles. So while I wasn’t in Texas this year to enjoy the festivities I was able to have quite the time with my fellow NYC blogging gals Alyssa from A-Listed , Lauren from PR Blonde  and Stef from Style Safari for an afternoon of shenanigans on the LES that wouldn’t be complete without a stop by Tacombi’s Fonda Nolita. Check out A-ListedPR Blonde and Style Safari for more pics of our adventures with Carlos around town and of course deets on their outfits!

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Get my look: Jaline Dress {c/o} at 15% HERE using code: MEX15 // Jimmy Choo sandals {old, similar here and here} // Preen sunnies // Fuchsia clutch // Carlos the piñata // MAC lipstick

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Carlos might not be prince charming but I guess he’ll do for now …

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Pretty obsessed with this handmade brocade tunic dress, this crochet rope necklace that I used as a belt and these black roped bracelets all made with old Mexican coins from Jaline Designs.

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Test run my Preen sunnies  using Ditto’s Endless Eyewear program that allows you to have unlimited designer sunnies sent to your home each month so you can switch them out just like you do with Rent the Runway outfits! That means any pair you want and as many swaps as you want for only $19/month. Do yourself a favor and sign up HERE and get your first month free. Cinco de Mayo, NYC, Tacombi, Fashion Bloggers, Street Style, OOTD, What to Wear, Party

It’s all in the details. Have you ever seen such intricate embroidery?

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My Jimmy Choo loves.

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Ending the day with lots of laughs and delicious fresh juices at Tacombi’s Fonda Nolita.

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Wrapped in Lace

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I have been a fan of Self Portrait since the brand came rolling onto the scene a few years ago. I mean … structured, ladylike silhouettes with a modern edge and finished off with gorgeous details? Sold. Sign me up. So it should come as no surprise that I stalked, literally stalked, Net-A-Porter until the Liliana dress became available and snatched it as quickly as I could. The epitome of classy with a bit of sass.  That should be a new dress code for events. Since this is such a solid, standalone number I kept accessories to a minimal amount to keep the focus on the dress.

Tell me have you found your perfect spring dress yet?

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