VINTAGE, VINTAGE FIND FRIDAY

The Cocktail Ring

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Every fab hostess needs a matching fab cocktail ring to complete her look.  A vintage cocktail ring is that much more important to have.  Not only for the unique quality, but vintage pieces always  have an authentic ornate design that cannot be duplicated by modern designs.  Plus, they tend to run a tad cheaper than on-trend cocktail rings.  Unique and cheaper? Yes and Yes! My love for cocktail rings came from my Mother and Grandmother who had a gorgeous collection until my sister and I went through them.  I loved that each ring has a history behind it – my Mom remembers exactly when she bought the ring, which vintage store she found it, and all of the fund stories that were told to her when she bought the rings from the reseller. I love a good story, especially when shopping! Here are some options to help you get started on your hunt for the perfect cocktail ring:
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Monochromatic

I was really glad to see monochromatic looks, especially black and white, as one of the trends for this spring.  Although very subtle, the two colors together create a striking and statement look that is perfect for work and beyond. The perfect add-ons for a work-ready look are a pretty berry-hued lip and bowler bag to carry all my work gadgets. 


H&M Blazer | Vintage Blouse | J. Crew Minnie Pants (on sale) | Christian Louboutin Heels | Louis Vuitton Epi Alma Bag | Prada Sunnies | MAC Rebel Lipstick

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DECOR, DESIGN CRUSH, HOSTESS

Set the Table


With Easter coming up this Sunday, I’ve been looking at some ideas for setting the table, whether it be brunch or dinner. I like to give every party a fun flair with colors, patterns, and textures and these are just some of my favorite table settings.  For more inspiration, visit my Pinterest board dedicated to hostessing! 

Shop some fun table top options:
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Tied Up

I’ve been on a black and white fix lately at work and for casual looks – it’s effortless and simple without looking boring.  I wore this outfit for a day of indulgences in Malibu with the BF – we started out with tacos, then moved on to gelato, and finished with wine.  It was a very productive day, as you can imagine.  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. XO!   

Madewell Silk Shirt (gift from a friend) | Gap Skinny Jeans (25% off with code GAP25) | Zara Wedges | Vintage Belt
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Heart That- Buy This: Colorblock Bag


I’ve been drooling over the Reed Krakoff Atlantique bag for some time now, but I haven’t been able to splurge. I love the color block, the long strap, and the architectural look to the bag, but I can’t make that big of a commitment, yet. I was really excited to come across a somewhat similar style bag by Warehouse that is perfect for spring – nude and mint.  It has the elements that I like and $1k less than the Reed Krakoff.  Maybe I’ll test out the Warehouse cutie for a bit and see if I’ll need to upgrade to Reed.  Also, I’ve decided to change this series title from the previous crave or save, to something a little bit more reflect of all of us…we heart, then buy. 
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Drop Waist & Flouncy

Isn’t this a cute little number, with the drop waist and flouncy skirt? It was a fabulous find at Loehmann’s, after spending a month drooling over it at a much pricier online retailer.  It was the right dress to throw on to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of BF’s friends’ architecture firm.  Usually the attire at these things is architect (boring + black) – of course the BF does not fit into this category.  One of our friends brought up that she would never consider mixing leopard heels with a striped dress, but when I put it on, it looks good.  It made me think about the pieces I mix together. Sometimes print mixing doesn’t work (I think we all have a bad outfit we can think of), but other times it just works.  I tend to think that leopard is the new neutral so I try it with so many other prints and color combos.  I find that the result usually works and is fun without trying too hard. What do you think about mixing it up? What is your go-to neutral?

Torn by Ronny Kobo Melody Dress (enter SPRINGSAVINGS for 10% off) | Leifsdottir Leather Jacket | Prada Heels | Marc Jacobs Pouch

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Utility

A quick Monday hello to all of you – I hope this week is off to a fabulous start.  I’m already dreaming of how the BF and I will be spending our Friday off! So many important choices to make! As much as I love the sunny weather, I was glad to wear my wedge booties this weekend when the temperatures dipped a bit here in LA.  Although I’m always dreaming of our warm summers, I always love to get one more boot outfit in before things start heating up.  How do you feel about the weather warming up? Are you ready to store away your boots and bring out the bikinis and sandals?

Forever 21 Utility Jacket | Madewell Silk Boyshirt (on sale!) | Gap Legging Jean (30% off with code GAPFRIENDS) |  Giuseppe Zanotti Wedge Boots | Miu Miu Star Sunglasses | Vintage Ring
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