• NYFW TAKE 2

    Another look from my quick trip to NYFW. Once again I decided on a pretty simple look focusing on a statement top with exaggerated sleeves, while keeping the rest of ...

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    SKIN IS IN

    I've talked about my skin care routine many many times before. My number one trick for keeping my skin healthy and vibrant is to always be trying new things. ...

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    PINK IN PHILLY

    Here are some more pics from our East Coast trip. While in Philadelphia, we were happily surprised by all the amazing little parks and street-side cafés. One of our ...

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    SUNDAY BITES

    One of my new favorite recipes is this quinoa salad with an herb trio dressing, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach. It's light, healthy and super easy to make. Enjoy and ...

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    DC TRAVEL GUIDE

    After we wrapped up our short stay in NYC for fashion week, Sam and I headed down to Washington DC. We had very little in the way of expectations, ...

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FLOWER FRIDAY BIG BOQUET-1I’m currently in Paris, so here are some beautiful flowers to brighten up your Friday.

Follow my Paris adventure on my Instagram – @LateAfternoon

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BLUSH_SLIP-1-2BLUSH_SLIP-2-2BLUSH_SLIP-3-2BLUSH_SLIP-4-2BLUSH_SLIP-5-2BLUSH_SLIP-6-2BLUSH_SLIP-7-2As I’ve mentioned before, I’m liking the slip dress trend. It’s a fun 90’s throwback but when styled with elevated pieces and a subtle color palette, it can take on a more modern feel. I paired my delicate slip dress with a thin creamy knit adding simple gold and pink accessories to keep the look light.

My lovely friend Annabelle convinced me (not that I needed a whole lot of it) to jetset with her to Paris for fashion week. The trip is super last minute but I’m really excited with absolutely nothing to wear. I leave tomorrow. Here’s hoping I can pull something together.

Wearing : Slip dress – Asos,  knit –  Achro via Anthom, bag – Saint Laurent, sunglasses – Chloé, shoes – Gucci, watch – Larsson & Jennings

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GOLD SKIRT STRIPED SWEATER-2GOLD SKIRT STRIPED SWEATER-1GOLD SKIRT STRIPED SWEATER-4GOLD SKIRT STRIPED SWEATER-6GOLD SKIRT STRIPED SWEATER-7GOLD SKIRT STRIPED SWEATER-5GOLD SKIRT STRIPED SWEATER-3I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this pleated gold skirt is one of my favorite vintage finds ever.  I purchased it when we first moved to  San Francisco. It was $12 and had a fake Yves Saint Laurent tag sewn in. After modeling at NastyGal I learned enough about vintage to realize the tag was fake. The skirt none the less is just as amazing without the designer label. Every few seasons metallic pleated skirts just like my vintage beauty dot the runways, dominate the street style scene, and mine finds it’s way out of my prized vintage collection. Sam might find my collection less than amusing, but one day I’ll prove him wrong when the MET comes calling.

Wearing : Skirt – vintage, sweater – Asos, shoes – Miista via ANTHOM, bag – c/o Henri Bendel, earrings – Céline

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GUCCI FLATS-6GUCCI FLATS-9Fall is getting a very late start in Los Angeles, so I’ve been deterring to light layers in pastel color palettes. I love layering various shades of the same color in one outfit. This subtle mismatch feels modern. It’s also offers me the perfect excuse to wear my favorite colors head to toe and not look crazy.

Wearing: Top – ANTHOM, trench – Intermix, pants – Club Monaco, shoes – Gucci, bag – Gucci, watch – The Horse

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SUNDAY BITES_BOURBON CREAM-1One of my closest’s friend has been spending  a lot of time at our house lately. She’s going through a tough time with her family.  We’ve offered her our home whenever she needs a distraction from the stress. She’s not a big drinker but loves Bourbon and cream soda. The other day she came over for dinner so I decided to make her something special. I made her this cocktail using her two favorite drinks. She loved it and I loved seeing her smile.

Ingredients:

2 oz. Bourbon

Fresh Mint

1 Orange

3 oz. Cream Soda

3 oz. sparkling water

Serves 1

Directions:

Muddle a few sprigs of fresh mint and a slice of orange in a tumbler. Add ice and pour in bourbon. Stir and strain into a glass over cubes of ice. Add cream soda and top with sparkling water. I ended up putting more soda water in mine but my friend preferred hers on the sweeter side. Garnish with an orange wedge and fresh mint.

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