Saturday, April 19, 2014

Vacation Style

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If you recall (from this post), I had a mini vacation in Carmel a couple of weeks ago. These photographs were shot by the beautiful poolside at Bernardus Lodge. I love how the terracotta wall with the red flowers makes me feel like I am in a different country! It reminds me a little of Spain, which is funny because I have actually never been to Spain, but this is how I imagine it to be. I wore a crochet dress by Tbags Los Angeles which is perfect for traveling, or anywhere really. Beautiful and intricate crochet details contrasted with a simple and comfortable silhouette, it is so versatile that I wore straight to dinner after lounging around the pool. I paired it with some gorgeous Karen London jewelry (the Starry Sky cuff and two Desert Moon rings stacked together) and these amazing tan leather bootie-sandals by Shellys London. So there you have it, what I wore on vacation!
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Thaewiel leather bootie-sandals c/o Shellys London.
Floral tapestry bag from F21.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dainty Roses

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I keep trying to avoid wearing darling little dresses like this but I always end up going back to it. Now don't get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with wearing a cute dress, in fact I love wearing a dress with over the knee socks looking a bit like an ultra girly girl blast from the past. You see, the thing is, as I get older I am trying to stray away from the "cuteness" and dress more age appropriate and more sophisticated. I feel like I do sometimes, but not enough. Anyways, I adore this soft peach chiffon dress with dainty little red roses embroidered on the front. It's simple yet lovely. I wore it with a pair of oatmeal beige crochet socks and the amazing Picnic sandals from the Wolverine x Samantha Pleet collection (I wore another pair in this post). Don't you just love the colorblock, the cut out strappy details, and how they have a vintage feel to them? I sure do!
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Picnic colorblock leather sandals by Wolverine x Samantha Pleet c/o Wolverine.
Wool floppy hat by RVCA from Miss KL.
Brown leather satchel from Hong Kong.

Check out other rose related things I am currently coveting...


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Carmel Getaway

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Last week my fiancé and I had the pleasure of staying at Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley for a mini getaway. This resort nestled in the vineyards just 15 minutes inland from the coast was absolutely beautiful and relaxing! Upon arrival, we were greeted with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and then promptly checked into our spacious room with vaulted ceiling, fireplace, two person soaking tub, and an oversized patio overlooking the croquet court and bocce lawn. We spent most of our time wandering around the rose garden (where I photographed the outfit in my last post) and hanging out at the swimming pool as well as the warming pool. Besides the lovely surroundings, the food was fantastic as well! We had both dinner and breakfast at Wickets Bistro and everything was delicious! Its signature portobello mushroom soup with truffle oil and a dash of goat cheese was especially tasty and flavorful! Just writing about it makes me want some right now! Anyways, thank you Bernardus Lodge for treating us to such an amazing vacation, we can't wait to come back someday!
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Classy Cape

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There is something really classy about cape. Whether you dress it up or down, a cape just has that effortlessly chic appeal. Most of the capes I own are vintage, that is, until I found Ellsworth & Ivey. Ellsworth & Ivey, based in San Francisco, has a collection of beautiful capes that are classic yet modern. Here I am wearing the white Marilyn Cape at the rose garden in Bernardus Lodge during my trip to Carmel last week. It is light but cozy, perfect for the breezy morning walk. I paired it with a basic knit top and pants (I like to keep things simple when I travel), the Wink & Winn satchel which I designed (you can read about it here) and these lovely grosgrain silk loafers with cute little bows by Jacques Levine.
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Taupe knit top from F21.
Beige pants from F21.
Colorblock satchel designed by me c/o Wink & Winn.
Sunglasses c/o ZeroUV.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Perfect Palm Print

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The weather was exceptionally glorious after a whole week of rain just in time for my mini getaway to Carmel. We had lunch downtown and spent the afternoon checking out cute little shops and walking along the beach. I couldn't think of a better dress to wear than this Fool For Love dress by Family Affairs from its Spring/Summer Coconut Vision collection. It is the ultimate I-am-on-vacation dress... light, airy, easy, and how perfect is the palm print! I paired it with some simple strappy sandals and a mint studded clutch by Sole Society. These photos were taken by a very cool looking tree at Carmel State Beach, the branches were so twisted that there were about five wooden poles holding it up!
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White strappy sandals by Bamboo.
Sunglasses c/o ZeroUV.

Here are more mint colored clutches that are perfect for Spring...