Stella & Dot

Photos: Beth, FoodFashionandFun

Top: Joie
Skirt: J. Crew outlet
Belt & Clutch: H&M
Heels: Miu Miu
Tassel Necklace: Vintage (my own)

Luxor Bracelet by Stella and Dot
Tribute Bracelet by Stella and Dot
On the Mark Necklace by Stella and Dot
Capri Chandelier Earrings by Stella and Dot
Renegade Bracelet by Stella and Dot
Chantilly Lace Bracelet by Stella and Dot

I had the pleasure of collaborating with the fabulous Beth recently.  We met at one of my favorite place in Los Angeles, LACMA.  I picked out some of my favorite pieces and off we were.  If you’re not familiar with Stella & Dot, the jewelry is beautiful, high-quality, and on-trend without breaking the bank.  I loved that I could mix the jewelry with my own vintage pieces for a unique look.  I love to hunt for fab vintage pieces in all sorts of places (can you say Saugatuck, Michigan thrift store!). Beth and I talked about collaborating again in the near future to do a series on vintage shopping covering all sorts of topics.  What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

Be sure to check out Beth’s page for the entire selection of Stella & Dot jewelry and her blog to see her amazing photography.


American Woman

As a child the 4th meant dressing up in my newest get-up complete with glitter stars & stripes and ribbons in my hair. This is one style choice that I have not carried with me through the years (thankfully), but I still love to dress the part, whether it’s to watch fireworks, picnic in the park, or BBQ with friends.  Here are a few grown-up versions, sans sparkly flags, that are equal parts all-American cool and ladylike chic.   

1. House of Harlow Sunglasses, $140
2. Valentino Ruffle Clutch, $250
3. River Island Blouse, $40
4. A Wear Skinny Jeans, $50
5. Kelsi Dagger Flats, $35
6. Asos Sunglasses, $20
7. Vintage Coach Satchel, $400
8. Marc by Marc Jacobs Scarf, $150
9. Madewell Sandals, $140
10. Dorothy Perkins Dress, $59
11. Topshop Bralet, $50
12. Volcom Bag, $52
13. Steve Madden Wedge, $129
14. Acne Shorts, $78

PS. I’ll be visiting D.C. and Virginia for the next couple of weeks and will be posting pictures of my travels on my other blog, the epicurean traveler, plus outfit posts here!



Top: Gap
Jacket: Forever 21
Skirt: c/o Sugarlips (I’m wearing an XS)
Heels: Pour la Victoire, similar here for $50
Bag: Chanel
Necklace: Vintage
Sunnies: Miu Miu

I love pleats, color-block, and a mini skirt that is not too mini, so naturally I fell in love with this skirt from Sugarlips.  It is definitely going to be one of my summer-to-fall staples that I can dress up for a night out or go casual with nude flats and a military jacket. 
I hope you’re all having a fabulous week! XO!

How to Wear a Yellow Blazer #10 – Brighten Up

Blazer: Zara, similar here and here

Heels: Miu Miu heels
Bag: Chanel
Necklace: Vintage Givenchy
Belt: H&M

Most Mondays, I just can’t seem to let go of the weekend and get myself prepped for work.  I really don’t know anyone who wakes up on Mondays excited for the work week ahead!  To counter my rather depressed mood, I like to Brighten Up with some color.  I recently found these trousers on sale (we all know how much I love Alice & Olivia high-waist trousers!) so I couldn’t wait to wear them with my yellow blazer at the office.  I balanced out the brights with black heels, bag, and belt to keep the look professional (looking like Rainbow Bright’s sister isn’t a good thing at the office).  
A note to petites: I usually gravitate towards skirts so I don’t have to worry about hemming, but high-waist pants are a fabulous alternative and are amazing on shorter ladies.  They elongate the legs and give curves to an otherwise boyish figure. 

How to Wear a Yellow Blazer #9 – Party Girl

Blazer: Zara, similar here and here
Dress: Corey Lynn Calter
Belt: H&M (recent)
Shoes: Forever 21
Bag: Thrifted Betsey Johnson

What girl doesn’t love a party dress? I love them and this dress is probably one of my favorites because of the bright and fun floral print and full skirt.  To make this dress from looking over-the-top girly for a friend’s party, I paired it with a grey toned snake skin belt and chunky platforms, and of course the yellow blazer.  This outfit is Party Girl, without being too girly or over the top. 

Sneak Peek!

On Sunday, I had the opportunity to collaborate with Beth of Food, Fashion, and Fun and modeled some gorgeous Stella & Dot jewelry.  We met up at one of my favorite places, LACMA, and I got to play model while Beth took some amazing pictures – fun right? Stay tuned as I’ll be sharing pictures from the shoot and showcasing the beautiful jewelry next week. Be sure to visit Beth’s blog here and catch a glimpse of Stella & Dot jewelry here.