dolce vita dress
vintage turquoise bracelet
madewell bracelet {similar style}
wendy mink ring
aldo ankle boots {similar style}

On our last night in Marin, we drove to my favorite mountain - Mount Tamalpais,  to watch the sunset. It is a magical place with redwood forest to one side and rolling hills of gold to another. The wind was severe, but the transcendent views stopped me from minding. 


loeffler randall jacket {similar style}
madewell jeans
vintage loafers {similar style}
forever 21 hat

On our drive to the campsite in Napa, one of our friend's cars over heated. Since we had a little time to kill waiting for AAA, James and I explored this unmarked road lined with oak trees. In Los Angeles, roads overgrown with lush greenery are a rarity, so It was somewhat of a welcomed change of scenery. 


Last month I was asked by Rue Magazine to participate in their Gap Styld.by campaign. I know, such a dream come true! I got to pick a few items from Gap's summer collection to mix with some of my own. I chose a classic v-neck and bright wedges which helped me get that "sweet with an edge" look, I'm always trying to implement in my own style. You can see my shoot along with three other amazing bloggers in the latest issue of Rue {starting on page 30}.
Here's a little behind the scenes video of our photo shoot by Modshift...

I want to give an enormous thank you to Rue Magazine and Gap for including me in this campaign! I can't tell you how much fun I had. To see more styles make sure to check out styld.by
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styling by Jen Pinkston
makeup & hair by 10.11.Makeup 



alexa chung for madewell shirt
asos chiffon neck bow
forever 21 studded belt
zara boyfriend jeans
madewell bracelet {similar style}
rachel comey heels

This has pretty much been my uniform lately- boyfriend jeans, a collared shirt, loafers in the day, heels and a little lipstick at night. I had been searching for the perfect ripped boyfriend jean for a while until I saw these on Catherine of The Life Styled. When she told me they were from Zara, I went to find them the very next day and they have been on heavy rotation since.


whistles pineapple dress
vintage loafers {similar style}
vintage coach bag via ebay
madewell bracelet
wendy mink & catbird rings 

On Sunday the boyfriend and I took a bike ride around our neighborhood. The sun was shining and it seemed like the perfect occasion to wear my new favorite dress. I am not usually one for cutsie patterns, but this dress was irresistible to me with it's vintage cut and subtle colors. 


h&m top and pants
vintage loafers 
vintage coach purse
nixon watch
madewell jewelry

I love these h&m pants. They've been a fun and daring {for me} addition to my spring wardrobe. Sadly I only got to wear this outfit for a few hours because it got way too hot for pants and long sleeves. But I'm glad we managed to get a few shots in first. 

I can't believe a week ago today we were driving back from Palm Springs. This week went by at lightening speed and I'm thrilled to be welcoming the weekend. But before I can enjoy a few days off, I've got a photo shoot for Glitter Guide today. Fun fun! 
Happy Weekend! xo


Here is another outfit from last week in Marin. I have been wearing my asos coat nonstop along with my loeffler randall smoking slippers. They have quickly become staples in my wardrobe. I found these blue sunnies at Anthropologie recently and couldn't believe the affordable price tag. Since I tend to be drawn to a lot of neutrals I love the subtle punch of color they add to an outfit... 

asos coat {first seen here}
club monaco top {first seen here}
f21 trousers {first seen here}
loeffler randall loafers
vintage coach bag {from ebay}
h&m belt
anthropologie sunglasses
gjorjana, wendy mink & catbird rings


We had the most amazing time in Marin this past weekend. We got to do non stop cuddling with the most adorable babies and I got the autumn weather I've been dreaming of. It seems the only time we can photograph style posts these days is when we go out of town. It's as good a time as any I guess, since the backdrops are ever changing. On this day, we drove to the Tomales Bakery for cheese sticks and hot apple cider and then later stopped by Hog Island Oyster Co. for some of my favorite kumamotos. It was drizzling and the trees were covered with the most vibrant red and orange leaves. I was in heaven...

loeffler randall jacket {similar style}
madewell shirt {similar style} & sweater
vintage coach bag {from ebay}
gorjana, wendy mink & catbird rings


The boy and I decided to drive up to the bay area last night to see both of his sister's and their new babies. I am so excited to spend the weekend cuddling with his one month and one week old nieces. Lucky me!
Speaking of babies, here is a little look at what I wore to Lilly's baby shower. It was 88 degrees in Ojai that day, so I decided to wear an old favorite- my leopard dress from Zara {you might remember it from the Glitter Guide Launch Party}. I love the quilted texture of the dress and the feminine shape. It is definitely one of those pieces you can dress up or down which always comes in handy...  
zara dress {first seen here}
old aldo oxfords {similar style}
bonlook glasses
target socks
madewell bracelet 

**photos by the lovely kate danson


Did you see my 1940's hair tutorial on Glitter Guide today? To show you how versatile the updated victory curl is I thought I would show you how I plan on wearing it this fall. I put on my favorite new coat, my most comfortable pair of loafers and headed out in the neighborhood to snap a few photos as the sun went down... 

f21 top {similar style} and trousers
vintage loafers {similar style} and belt
madewell and vintage bracelets
wendy mink and catbird rings

Can you believe it's the last day of September? My favorite month is upon us! Speaking of my favorite month, I better get thinking about my halloween costume. I always leave it until the last minute and end up regretting it. What are your plans for the weekend? This is the first in a while where we have no plans and I am kind of thrilled. Happy Weekend! xx   


While the boyfriend and I were up in Marin we checked out a place that was high on my list- the headlands. I had seen photos of the center for the arts {here} and had already fallen in love with the cracked walls, tin ceilings, exposed beams and Edison bulbs. Seeing it in person I was overwhelmed with how incredible a place it was. The views of the ocean, the rolling hills and the forrest combined with the beauty of the building felt almost dream like. I highly recommend a trip up there next time you are in Marin. I already want to go back...  

brook&lyn trio body necklace {won in a giveaway}
madewell and vintage bracelets
wendy mink ring
steve madden sandals {similar style}
revlon minted nail polish


The boyfriend had the day off yesterday and was kind enough to take me around the neighborhood to snap a few photos of my new favorite Opening Ceremony top. We stumbled upon this newly opened shop on La Brea called Post 42, carrying reclaimed furniture and goods. The shopkeeper Nico, even let us take a few photos inside... 
opening ceremony top {dress version here, first seen here}
target camisole
zara trousers
rachel comey heels
vintage clutch
wendy mink ring
pyramid stud earrings {similar ones here}
revlon's orange flip and love that pink lipstick mixed
big apple red nailpolish


Here is the last photo shoot from our weekend trip to Ojai. Our friend's have the most beautiful garden you have ever seen and I've been dying do a photo shoot there during magic hour. At 7 o'clock in Ojai the light is spectacular, we actually call it the "pink moment" because the surrounding mountains turn the most vibrant shade of pink. It is quite magical... 

forever 21 dress {similar one here}
zara clogs {similar ones here}
opi big apple red nail polish

Happy birthday to my sister Merry! I am so lucky to have you in my life. Love you so! xx


While we were in Ojai we finally got around to something James and I have been meaning to for over a year now...a photo shoot at the abandoned gas station on Ojai Avenue. It is so cinematic when it's lit up at night and Phil and Afton were great sports and perfect subjects. You wouldn't believe the looks of horror we got as cars passed. It was as if we're only wearing underwear or something. That's what you get for doing a photo shoot on the main drag in a small town. But totally worth it if I do say so...
h&m shirt and skirt {similar one here}
rachel comey heels
wendy mink ring
madewell and forever 21 bracelets

afton wearing:
vintage pencil skirt from etsy
urban outfitters leotard
vintage shoes


This past weekend in Ojai was perfect in every way and exactly what I needed. On saturday morning we drove in to town, grabbed iced coffees at Coffee Roasting Co. and took a walk through Libby Park. We ended up at Libby Bowl, a place that is very special to me, since I spent many a summer as a child performing in plays there...
vintage dress from american vintage {on melrose}
h&m hat
zara shoes
wendy mink ring
rayban clubmasters
martha's vineyard tote designed by lauren spencer king