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Good Bye to Faux Fur Jackets

Now that we're about to head into summer, I'm going to have to bid farewell to my beloved faux fur jacket and embrace more lightweight and airy fabrics. Although this jacket is a winter staple, it's still a great neutral if you live in a cold environment for the majority of the calendar year. It instantly elevates any look with an effortless sophistication and extravagance. Because of the formal aesthetic of the jacket, I always like to keep the rest of the pieces minimal or very casual to tone down the outfit. For instance, my Mickey tee and high waisted jeans is such a relaxed look alone that throwing on the jacket gives more dimension. 

I can't wait until November hits again when I can spring this beauty out again, but in the meantime towards the back of the closet you shall go. 

Are there any winter staples or trends you're currently having withdrawals? 

Spring Glam

It's been forever since I've uploaded a blog post! With the craziness of juggling a second job, I haven't allocated any time to blog which I truly enjoy doing, so it's nice to jump back into the swing of things! Within the next coming weeks, I'm going to post more than normal to play catch up with all the spring outfits, but I'm excited to share with you a ton of what I've been working on as it's my favorite season for fashion.
I don't have any special occasions for this season where I need to glam up, but every now and then I like to incorporate fun elements that feels dressy. Take this blouse for example. With inspiration from the Victorian era, the billowy sleeves and the lace detailing brings out the elegant aesthetic that instantly give it a more formal look. In order to style the outfit for a more casual vibe, I pair the blouse with blue jeans and metallic shoes which helps address the glamour of the outfit while maintaining that playful, everyday look. 

What are some of your favorite spring details for dressing up an outfit? 

4 Things I'm Loving

As winter comes into an end, and we enter into warmer and sunnier days ahead, I'm changing up routines and embracing new adventures along the way. There's a couple of things I've discovered that I simply cannot get enough of, and I'm excited to share with you why it's a constant favorite.

1.) Murals 
LA definitely does not have a shortage of beautiful and funky murals. One of my favorite traits about the city of lights is that there's a lot of hidden art scattered all over different neighborhoods. From West Hollywood to downtown to Silverlake, there's a plethora of amazing murals that can be found at every street corner. Definitely many Instagram-worthy shots to take advantage of whether you like flirty, feminine styles or edgy, funky designs.  

2.) Lighter and brighter fabrics 
Spring is such a festive and flirty season with softer color palettes and lighter fabrics emerging left and right. Pretty prints are all the rage this season as well, and I'm looking forward to embracing florals & gingham with open arms. Trying to take it easy as I start shopping for spring trends because I know seasons can pass by in the blink of an eye, but I can't resist blush, coral and mint tones. Something about those colors instantly brighten my mood! 

3.) Teeth Whitening Kits 
When Smile Brilliant first contacted me about trying out their kit, I was very intrigued about the idea of a home kit rather going to the dentist for this treatment. They've been generous enough to provide a full kit for me to experiment with and knowing that it's my first time whitening my teeth, they offered the sensitive system which definitely helped ease me into it. All the products in the system arrive neatly organized so you know exactly where to start and the directions are clearly stated. The whole process is truly efficient and hassle-free. I used the kit about 3-4 times a week and have noticed a color difference in my teeth. It's very impressive considering I stain my teeth so often being a frequent coffee consumer. I can't believe I've gone 27 years of my life without whitening my teeth, and now it's ingrained in my evening routine now knowing the steps are quick and easy.

 4.) Rooftop Brunches 
Nothing screams LA more than rooftops and brunches, so when you combine the two you have absolutely pure bliss. I'm not exaggerating. Just take a look at this gorgeous scenery below located at Catch LA, a new hotspot that just opened up in West Hollywood. I'm obsessed with the floral decor. Feels like you are walking into nirvana once you step out of the elevator and waltz towards the hostess table. Their brunch is also not too shabby. Avocado toast and eggs benedict are two of the things I tend to order at brunch, and it was divine. I won't lie about the hefty price tag though. A place like this can break your wallet, so unless there's another special occasion, I'll be back just for the Instagram pics!

Olive Cutout Jumpsuit

I've been waiting around for spring to arrive and for the weather to become warmer so I can begin to embrace the cutout style. My favorite types are when cutouts are strategically placed so it accentuates your features and creates a flattering silhouette. 

This olive jumpsuit from Zara is super sleek and chic, and I'm completely obsessed with the quality of this gem. While it may not be the most appropriate attire for work, it definitely can be layered with a blazer for the office and then transitioned to evening wear with a pop of color in the heels. Plus, did I mention the culottes style which is a trend I hope stays around for a while because I find it completely versatile. It can swing on either end of the spectrum in terms of dressing down or dressing up this number. 

What do you think about cutouts and how do you plan to wear them for spring?