All tagged casual

crushing on: culottes & sneakers combo

i can't believe it's already POST Memorial Day weekend and we're pretty much officially kicking off the summer season. it feels like summer got here so fast this year, although i'm definitely not mad about it. in the spirit of constantly looking for comfy ways to try new looks, today's post is an ode to an adorable combo i keep seeing everywhere: culottes and sneakers. i gotta admit, it took me a minute to warm up to culottes. i found myself wondering- is this trend merely a 2017 take on the regrettable gaucho pants vibe i rocked way too much in 2004? i couldn't figure it out. but after spending 10 days in Paris and seeing this combo literally everywhere, i'm convinced this look is one to copy immediately.

breezy midi, cobblestone city: spring in san juan

last month i finally got to check something major off my bucket list: wandering Old Town San Juan in Puerto Rico. it's such a beautiful city and the colorful buildings are 100 times more amazing in person. this outfit post is a favorite because i'm absolutely obsessed with this Cleobella dress- it's a fun midi length, super comfy, and looks awesome by itself or cinched with a cool belt. in this case, i paired it with one of my main wardrobe staples these days- the B Low the Belt Bri Bri in black & silver. they make this belt in like 10 color combos and i'm pretty sure i need to get them all. it's SO versatile. finished off with some super comfy sandals by Dolce Vita x Vanessa Mooney, this outfit was perfect for wandering the gorgeously uneven cobblestone streets of Old San Juan. 

stitch, please: embroidery is everywhere

as an avid lover of everything seventies, i'm extremely excited to see that embroidered denim's comeback is still going strong. this trend has been building up over the last year or so, with people personalizing their jeans at Madewell (and now Revolve offers it too) and dressing up their denim in bright threads in bold patterns, and it seems to just keep on growing.  i was never much of a cross stitch gal when i was young (waaaay too impatient) but i absolutely love the look and texture of embroidery on clothes. there's something extra awesome about it on denim and jeans, because it really allows what would otherwise be a basic, blank slate piece to become the feature of your outfit. 

bold, gold and eyelet vibes

all the rain has FINALLY stopped here in socal (or so it seems) so i thought we'd celebrate with some sunny day photos. i'm really really happy that the off-the-shoulder look seems to be sticking around longer and longer - personally, i hope it never goes away. i fell hard for this poppy hued eyelet top from free people, and kept it casual with some ripped blue jeans and a fun beaded headband. i'm kind of a more is more gal when it comes to jewelry, so we piled on the gold and kind of just kept going.