A Monochrome Spring

You can't wear that, it's too matchy matchy. - something I've heard my mother say many times. However, given that the print skirtsuit and collaborative print trends have taken off this season, perhaps monochromatic looks are not far behind. So I've curated two bold spring outfits: one featuring an 'it' color of the season - cobalt - and the other using colors from the same color family. Enjoy!

A. Flowy Tank by Mango  |  B. Sunburst Earrings by House of Harlow 1960 
C. 'Once Upon a Lime' Bag from Nasty Gal  |  D. Midi Skirt from TopShop 
E. Ombre Sandals by Fendi

A. Rumer Earrings by Kendra Scott  |  B. Floral Printed Top by Zara  
C. Cassie Bracelet by Kendra Scott  |  D. Crepe Baggy Trousers by Mango  
E. Jaclyn Heels by Joie  |  F. Charleigh Metallic Sandals by Schutz

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Phone Photos | Austin, Avocados & Basketball

Spring-happy pics from my iPhone :

I attended my friend Sarah's wedding in Austin, Texas. And it was nothing short of exquisite.

My big boy Kaiser listening to the birds outside. He loves nature. 
And Charlie, our family Beagle, catching some rays.

A favorite dish of my hubby and me. 

My 'Half-ocado' Recipe:
Half an avocado and remove seed.
Score flesh of avocado and squeeze lime juice over both halves.
In pit, add diced tomatoes + cheese + drizzle of EVOO + salt and pepper.
Bake (face up, as shown) at 400 degrees for 5-7 minutes.
Eat with fork!

I visited Rodeo Drive on a recent trip to Los Angeles.

Spring closet cleaning! I used ThredUp for the good quality donations.

My stylish aunt + grandmother in her new lemon coat from Zara.

I baked basketball cookies for my hubby's players as a Congrats for getting so far in the Playoffs.

He's such a hardworking coach. And I'm a lucky girl - I get to watch my handsome gentleman and his team bring joy and entertainment to excited fans night after night!

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Outfit Inspiration Pour Vous

I am always trolling magazine spreads for great outfit ensembles and clever pairings. I'm a bit bored with my wardrobe at the moment and could use some style inspiration. You never know - maybe one of these looks could change your mind about how to wear an item in your closet!

From Juicy Couture Fall '14

 From Dress to Kill magazine

From H&M Spring '14

Feeling inspired? 
Tell me about an item you've re-purposed or worn in a new way! 


Stone Style

Actress Emma Stone has been killin' it lately in the wardrobe department! She's been traveling the world making red carpet appearances for her upcoming flick The Amazing Spiderman 2 and looking uber-fashionable along the way. A few of Miss Stone's most stunning stylings: 







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Up & Away

How can you not love stripes? They're timeless, work for all seasons, and look stunning in bold colors. Check out this editorial from Vogue India magazine where stripes are the dish of the day and a hot air balloon is model Sarah Pauley's co-star.

Photography by Mazen Abusrour, styling by Aaditya Walia:

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Glam on the Road

Our rainy week in the Bay Area has finally ended. And all the beautiful California sunshine has me daydreaming about a drive down the coast. Perhaps in a classic Ford Thunderbird as featured in these perfectly pastel magazine spreads. Bon voyage!

For the El Libro Amarillo spring issue:

For the April issue of Glamour France magazine:

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