• HAPPY NEW YEAR

    Happy New Year! 2017 was not a great year for many of us. I've personally spent much of the year trying to get my anxiety disorder under control and dealing ...

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    CALIFORNIA CHRISTMAS

    One of my long standing holiday traditions is going down to Rodeo Drive and marveling at all of the festive window displays. It's a little something that I've done every year that I've ...

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    FLOWER FRIDAY

    One of my ultimate go-to gifts is always flowers. When I'm attending a dinner party or a holiday get together hosted at a friend's house, I like to bring ...

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    SUNDAY BITES

    I'm not much of a baker but during the holidays I like to try a new dessert recipe to bring to Christmas dinner. This year I perfected this recipe ...

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    HOLIDAY SHIMMER

    I've been eyeing this Tibi set for weeks, but  It's going to make for the perfect outfit to wear on Christmas Eve. Double the love because I can't wait to ...

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My love for pink is unwavering and this suit from Ganni is no exception.  As many of you know, Sam and I have spent the better part of last year battling with our insane landlords. Out nightmare is almost over, we are currently in the process of moving out. To avoid rushing into another unpleasant situation we’ve decided to put everything into storage so we can take our time deciding what we want next. The hardest part of all this is having to decide what to put in storage vs. what to keep while we are essentially homeless. This little number is staying with me, but I have a persistent urge to let everything else go. I dream of throwing caution to the wind and starting everything over from scratch. The freedom of starting over is scary yet infectious. If nothing else this will be a great lesson in learning the difference between the things I need and the things I think I need.

Wearing: Blazer and Pants – Ganni, top – Private Party, shoes – Chinese Laundry, bag – FLYNN, watch – Movado

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As someone who deals with anxiety on a daily basis, I’m always trying to find simple ways to ease it. One of the ways that I deal with my anxiety is by taking hot baths. I have always enjoyed a good soak, but more recently baths have become almost a nightly routine. This routine includes lighting my favorite scented candles, preparing a mixture of aromatherapy bath salts or bath bombs, picking out a face mask and depending on my mood, either music or reruns of Scandal. I try to  spend at least 30 minutes soaking, making sure I’m aware of my thoughts to prevent them from drifting into negative spaces. Even when my anxiety feels unbearable the bath relaxes my muscles, revitalizes my mood, and helps my mind slow down. It’s a simple but effective way to reclaim at least a small portion of my day.

A lot of you have shared your own struggles with anxiety. I’d love to know how you deal with it or what little routines you’ve developed that help. Please leave a comment below or DM me on Instagram. @lateafternoon.

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Net-A-Porter is having their major clearance sale and there is an abundance of delightful pieces that are begging to be added to your wardrobe. I’ve picked out a few of my favorites below, but make sure to see what else they have here.

Wearing : Coat – Sézane, skirt – Ramy Brook, boots – Sarah Flint

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I adore that red is having such a moment right now. It’s one of those colors that can instantly make you feel bold, powerful, and sexy. The trick to pulling it off is finding the right shade of red that works with your skin tone. I for one gravitate to cooler shades of reds and avoid warm, orange/red tones as they tend to age me.

This silk DVF beauty ended up being my birthday dress. I love the way the bias cut follows the lines of my curves giving an otherwise modest dress some sex appeal. Below I’ve rounded up beautiful red dresses to add to your wardrobe just in time for Valentine’s Day (I also snuck in a couple of jumpsuits).

Wearing: Dress – DVF, shoes – Nine West, bag – FLYNN, earrings – Balenciaga

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Leave it to the pink jacaranda trees blooming in the middle of January to make you completely forget that winter exists in the city of angels. Taking advantage of this unreasonably inviting weather to take my new sneakers out on a ride around in Baby Blue. I love cruising down the coast or up through the canyons in the Westy, pulling into hidden spaces to explore a new hiking route, or reading a book under the shade of ancient oak trees that dot the canyons. The Westy gives Sam and I a sense of freedom. It’s our happy place on wheels that has the potential to take us somewhere new.

Wearing: Sweater – Free People, Jeans – Sandro, sneakers – Puma, bag – FLYNN, watch – MVMT, scarf – Fendi

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