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FashionComfy Cozy in PJ Salvage


Brr!! Even though we’re on the brink of spring, it’s still so chilly outside that we just want to stay inside and be cozy in our pajamas. Do you feel the same way? If so, we say it’s the perfect time to invest in a luxe pair of PJs from PJ Salvage.

We love the gorgeous mens-inspired Luxe Modal PJ Set, made with a modal/elastane blend; this fabric is ultra soft and feels completely luxurious on the body. The pajama top is a classic button-front,  which is great if you want to slip a tank underneath, and features a chest-pocket; an adjustable drawstring waist bottom gives you the ultimate comfort. We love the simple contrast trim and the flattering cut, together which makes this pair of PJs a classic that you can wear for years to come.

Get yours at – or check out some of their fun printed styles!

Accessories, Fashion, Gift Guides, Jewelrythis valentine’s day, gift the jewelry

valentines day gift jewelryI recently read that technology might be killing the jewelry industry, specifically the brick-and-mortar fine jewelry establishments. This was somewhat depressing because I live in the core of the Los Angeles jewelry district, but I won’t take you down that road. Instead, I want to focus on the closing paragraph of the article, where a friend of the writer’s elected NOT to buy his graphic designer girlfriend diamond earrings as a gift because she couldn’t “use the earrings to make her artwork.”

What!? Who doesn’t want diamond earrings?!?

I write this post because on behalf of all the people out there who are tired of buying “junk jewelry” only to watch it fall apart one season later, we want better bling! READ MORE

Fashion, Fitness & HealthWarm up with Athleta

I’m totally having a Flashdance moment right now…longer sweaters that slip over your shoulders? Nothing sexier for a cozy winter evening. Gearing up for the chillier months just makes me want to pull out skinnies, leggings, boots and cozy oversized sweaters. Enter Athleta, who we all know makes great athletic wear; but did you know they also make beautifully luxurious sweaters? They’re just perfect for slipping over post-yoga or post-pilates class, but you can also just wear them for everyday, too!  READ MORE

Bags, Fashion, ShoppingThe Alice.D Milano Tote

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The perfect tote shouldn’t be an It bag, it should be an it-can-be-used-anywhere-anytime bag. It doesn’t need to make a statement or scream “Look at me!”, but it does need to make you look good, even if you’re schlepping around your entire office in there. And since I’m quite the schlepper, I spent the entire summer searching for the right bag that would still allow me to feel chic doing it.

I debated the usual suspects: the Louis Vuitton Neverfull (too matronly), the Céline Cabas (too marked up), the Mansur Gavriel tote (too stiff), and the Longchamp Le Pliage (too many 13 year old girls using them as schoolbags on the Upper East Side). I checked out the new wave of “luxury start-up” fashion brands: Everlane (too practical looking) and Cuyana (too business-casual). And then I browsed all the pages of search results for “tote” on and other Internet shopping destinations and still came up empty handed.

For a bag that’s supposedly so simple, it was anything but simple to find. The problem is, there’s a certain je ne sais quoi factor to the perfect tote, and it’s difficult to describe and even more difficult to achieve.  The leather has to be just the right mix of structure and slouchiness to look effortless instead of serious or sloppy. And the proportions of the top, bottom, and sides have to meet some magical mathematical formula so it looks youthful, stylish and fresh.

I had almost given up the search and given in to carrying whatever canvas bag was in my closet, when I stumbled upon this Alice.D creation. The width and height looked just about right and it didn’t scrimp on functionality even though it was clearly focused minimalist design. It comes with two different strap options so you can alternate between holding it on your arm and shoulders and features a large interior pocket for safekeeping wallet and keys. And best of all, design and function came at a price that was pretty palatable: under $500.

Alice.D Leather Tote in Beige / Black

FashionLet’s go to CAMP!

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Do you remember summer camp? Days of tents, bunk beds, canoes, campfires, s’mores…all good childhood memories, right? Sparked by her own camp memories, designer Tamar Wilder was led to create her clothing line, CAMP Collection, inspired by her love of the outdoors. The Fall 2014 collection is the second collection for the brand, filled with chambrays, plaids and cool hand-drawn graphic tees – essentially, all about the girl who doesn’t mind getting dirty outdoors, but wants to look awesome doing it. Check out the photos from the gorgeous Fall Lookbook (shot in Australia by Renee Carey, featuring model Rachel Rutt) above, and shop the new collection at

Fashion, Fitness & HealthAthleta Summers

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Trying to get your body swimsuit-ready for the warmer weather? Now is such a great time to stock up on some fitness goodies to get in shape for summer. Like I’ve mentioned before (in previous posts), working out requires motivation for me, and cute clothes certainly help! Athleta has some really fun options, but I’ve actually never tried their activewear…until now. I was pretty impressed by the fit, fashion and function of the pieces I tried. Read more about the items I tested below.  READ MORE

FashionObsession of the Moment: Citizens of Humanity Pencil Skirt in Bauhaus


Fashion, ObsessionsObsession of the Moment: Muse Apparel Flared Sleeve V-Neck Dress


Fashion, ObsessionsObsession of the Moment: James Bland Frances Tee

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FashionShop My Closet at Vaunte


One resolution that I’ve had for years is to pare down my closet–or at least get it to a point where my clothes are not overflowing onto rolling racks and um…the floor. Thanks to Vaunte, this year I’m finally on my way to achieving my goal of a perfectly curated wardrobe. A few weeks ago their editors came over to my apartment and raided my closet…for your shopping pleasure! If you’re not familiar with Vaunte–it’s like Net-a-Porter meets eBay–where you can shop the closets of fashionable tastemakers at heavily discounted prices. Thanks Vaunte for featuring me as a starlet–and take a peek at my sale–from my closet to yours, with love.

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