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I love that faux fur is no longer just having a moment but has become a wardrobe staple season after season. I stopped wearing fur, even vintage, a few years ago. (It’s a personal choice and not one I think anyone else has to make.) One of the biggest downsides of not wearing fur is that it’s an easy way to stay warm. As someone who defines cold as anything below 75, finding coats that keep me warm can be a challenge. Enter in this beauty. I picked out this faux fur coat for our trip to Shanghai, but since we didn’t end up going I decided to shoot it in 90 degree weather on rooftop in downtown LA. It did its’ job at keeping me warm and then some.  I’m looking forward to wearing it on our one and only snowy vacation this winter.

Below I’ve picked out a selection of my favorite faux fur coats. Many of the stores have already launched their holiday sales and most of the coats are very reasonably priced.  Feel free to indulge in a little selfish shopping before you’re swamped with gift guides.

Wearing: Ei8ht Dreams, jeans – Levi’s, top – 3.1 Phillip Lim, shoes – Amélie Pichard, bag – Amélie Pichard, sunglasses – Elizabeth and James

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I found my perfect dress for Thanksgiving. The high neckline, delicate sleeves and charming print make this Rebecca Taylor number a dream.

As many of you probably noticed I am not in Shanghai like I was supposed to be for the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. Unfortunately, the stories being reported about the Chinese government denying visas to show attendees is true (read about it here). I, along with other bloggers and the likes of Gigi Hadid and Katy Perry, was denied a visa and had to cancel our trip last minute. It was a huge disappointment because Sam and I had already planned out multiple dumpling tours, and even a dumpling cooking class for me to cure my unhealthy obsession with soup dumplings. I’m not sure when I will get another chance to go to China. However planning and thinking about a trip to a place so far away has put the travel bug back in me. As soon as we cancelled our trip, I immediately started thinking about our next destination.

Where have you guys always wanted to go? I’m thinking Sydney for my upcoming birthday or maybe Bali.

Wearing: Dress – c/o Rebecca Taylor, shoes – Windsor Smith, bag – Saint Laurent, earrings – c/o adornmonde

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So I have some exciting news! Sam and I just booked a trip to Shanghai in two weeks and I’m so excited. I love seeing new places but I’m not gonna lie I’m mostly excited for the dumplings. Ever since my trip to Australia where I had the most amazing soup dumplings ever I haven’t been able to get them out of my head. So here I am, headed to the place where they invented dumplings. In the mean time, thinking about China (and dumplings) made me inspired to shoot this look in Chinatown in Los Angeles.

If any of you have been to Shanghai I would love some suggestions.

Wearing: Top – Iorane, pants – Alice McCall, shoes – Bared, sunglasses – Quay Australia, bag – Salar

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Over the years my love of travel has grown to a point where being home for more than a few weeks seems daunting. Even if it’s just a short road trip to the desert or up North, I always feel the most inspired when I’m traveling. I love the feeling right before I go somewhere new and cherish the feeling of nostalgia when I visit a familiar place.

When Hat Attack approached me to design a hat for a mini collaboration I instantly knew that it was going to be inspired by my travels through France this summer. I chose a soft grey/ivory color palette reminiscent of the Parisian skyline and added the embroidered Au Revoir detail, which means goodbye in French. I love the way the hat turned out. It has become my favorite travel companion and the perfect fall accessory. The hat is now available at Hat Attack. Pick up yours today! 

Wearing : Dress – Zara, boots – Stuart Weitzman, hat – Hat Attack, watch – The Horse, bag – Gucci

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This weekend Sam and I attended the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. It’s probably one of my favorite social events of the year. I get to catch up with industry friends all the while sipping on some of the best bubbly. This year I wore a very special dress I bought when Sam and I were in Paris last year. It’s by a Japanese designer, Tsumori Chisato. She adds an incredible sense of whimsy to all of her designs and creates her own beautiful prints. The  sailboat print for this dress came from watercolors she painted herself. It’s one of my favorite pieces. It’s delicate, playful, and the sheer draping adds a romantic touch. I pull it out whenever I need something special to wear. I love feeling confident knowing no one else will be wearing this dress.

Wearing: Dress – Tsumori Chisato, shoes – Bared, sunglasses – Elizabeth and James, bag – Stripe Design 

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