Bangles, Beach babe, Dolce Vita Flat Sandals, Marc Jacobs, Ray Ban, Scarf, Straw Hat, Style Fix, Zimmerman

Style Fix: Beach Beautiful

As soon as I saw the weather forecast for this weekend, I immediately thought perfect beach weekend! Unfortunately, I will be in Vegas this weekend, where the weather isn’t so warm! Unbelievable. The beautiful weekend ahead (in Los Angeles) inspired me to put together my favorite beach day items – this is beach beautiful.  My favorite piece has to be the bikini. Zimmermann always has simple, understated, yet all together sexy beachwear and this is my favorite this season.  Pair it with the colorful flat sandals and bangles and you are set to go!

1. Zimmermann Bikini
2. Ray Ban Aviators
3. J Crew Flat Sandals
4. H&M Lightweight Scarf 
5. Ella Moss Dress
6.  Forever 21 Bangles
7. Marc by Marc Jacobs Messenger Bag
8. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
9. Forever 21 Hat

Home Decal, Paris, Silverlake Reservoir, Strawberry Shortcake Trifle, This Moment

Tid Bits

{ Wall Decal that reminds me of my favorite City – Graphique de France }
This week has been one of the most frustrating weeks I can remember, but I did find solace in a few things that just made me stop… yes, just stop and not freak out, get angry or upset, or let my mind run a million miles a second thinking of every possibility, problem, or solution.  This moment I am loving three things that helped me find my chi in the midst of the frustration and craziness, to sit back and enjoy the week.
{ Strawberry Shortcake Trifle I made for Easter Dinner. Delish. }
{ Late afternoon stroll around SilverLake Reservoir to clear my mind. }

Dérives, Event

Dérives: GATE

On Friday, I spent the evening at the opening reception of GATE.  I was very excited to meet artist, Anna Magnuson, to exchange my Eiffel Tower figurine for the reincarnated hand drawing.  Anna is sending me my hand drawing soon – I am anxiously waiting.  I was taken back by the exhibition – all of the artwork was interactive and user friendly.  When I arrived at 6 pm, there were several families with small children who were running around the exhibition interacting with the art.  It reminded me of when my mom used to take my sisters, brother and me exploring. It didn’t matter the mood she was in, or if was sunny, or if Santa Barbara was a 2 hour drive – she would make a day trip out of it for us.  It was a strange feeling, to be in the middle of an exhibition that I helped organize, but all I could think about was those wonderful memories with my mom.  It gave me the warm fuzzy feeling, like when you’re sick and sitting in bed, with mom by your side helping you drink your tea.  It became even more emotional for me, when my mom came to the event and was proudly telling the world that I was HER daughter. My favorite moment was when my mom described one of the artworks as “cute.” Mind you, this artwork was an lcd screen and had the effect of blood dripping down.  The woman next to mom looked at her and asked, “cute?”  My mom turned to her and said, “did I stutter?”  This was a classic mom quote and I had to share it with the artist, who absolutely loved my mom. 

BF decided to take some pictures of me interacting with the art, but I thought I would let you appreciate this picture. 
{ BB Dakota crochet shorts, Free People blouse, Alice & Olivia blazer,
 Forever 21 booties, Marc Jacobs clutch, Vintage ring }
Bohemian, Boho, NARS, Style Fix, Winter Kate

Style Fix: Boho Babe

Spring is here and fashion has gone seventies – bohemian chic. Here are my 12 picks to give you this stylish look, without going borderline hippie. I love each of these pieces because you can mix and match with your existing wardrobe to create lots of other looks for Spring and Summer. 

1. Winter Kate Kimono Dress
2. Forever 21 Sunglasses
3. Diane von Furstenberg Zen Heels 
4. Gorjana Flutter Ring
5. Diane von Furstenberg Harper Bag
6. Asos Headpiece
7. H&M Flowy Top
8. Essie Beach Party Polish
9. Jaeger Semi Precious Cuff
10. J Brand Babe Jeans
11. Nars Blush in Orgasm
12. Vintage Tassle Necklace

This Moment

This Moment: GATE

On Friday night, I’m going to the GATE project Opening Reception. One of the artists creates an installation out of objects given to her in exchange for drawings. I love interactive exhibitions, and will participate, of course. I had to think long and hard about my object because I have to give it up in exchange for the hard drawing, and in order for the installation to be successful, it should be an object that is of value to me.

One of my favorite places is Paris. Yes, Paris does have a certain je ne sais quoi for most of us, but it is a place that means that much more to me. I visited Paris in the summer of 2009 with my best friend Meri. It was a trip that helped us redefine ourselves as women, friends, sisters, daughters, and professionals. We both experienced everyday epiphanies in the “City of Light” and came home even better versions of ourselves.  It is a trip that we will both cherish throughout our lives.   In the summer of 2010, I received a figurine of the Eiffel Tower from BF.  He knows how much I appreciate the time I spent in Paris and gave me the figurine so I would remember it always.  It was the first gift he bought me and one of my favorites.

After learning about the installation, I could think of only one object that means so much to me, that I am willing to reincarnate – my Paris figurine.  It represents a new life that is about  evolving.  I’ve been redefining myself for 2 years, exploring and experiencing.  I think it would only be fair, if my figurine did the same – redefine itself as an artwork in progress.
Blazer, Lilacs, This Moment

This Moment

These are a few of my favorite things at this moment. I love early spring. This year spring could not come soon enough. I’m not sure if it was because our gloomy and rainy winter dragged out too long, or if I was ready to start wearing my spring brights, but I am so happy that spring is here.  This moment, all of these things make me happy and exude the refreshing attitude of spring. 

{ Chanel Polish in Orange Fizz }
{ Diane Von Furstenberg Harper Bag }
{ Gorjana Stackable Rings in Rose Gold }
{ Lilacs }
{ H&M Nude Blazer }