Australian Brands to Love: Lioness and The Lair

posted on: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Photos by: Olivver Simon

I didn't know there was a way to wear knits during a SoCal summer until now! A bit of a twist on my usual uniform with this top by Lioness

I am forever a stalker/fan of everything coming out of Australia. Wondering minds have asked me in the past what it is about Australian brands that I love so much and for some reason it's a difficult question for me to answer. But I'll give it another go. 

I think what they've nailed is creating interesting and flattering silhouettes from staple pieces. I always feel edgy and flirty at the same time. Even this rad belt is from an Aussie brand called The Lair. They really got it going on!! 

I have more amazing pieces I can't wait to share from Lioness

Until we meet again babes! 

Top: Lioness
Belt: The Lair

Trendlee: How To Invest in Your Closet

posted on: Thursday, July 7, 2016

Today I want to talk about something every woman faces: shopping wisely! Space for me comes at a premium and I try to only hang on to things that bring value to my life. Don't wear it? Get rid of it! With that idea in mind, I try to  invest in pieces that will last me a lifetime instead of a quick fix. Cue my newest obsession: Trendlee  

I discovered Trendlee last year and have since then stalked their new arrivals page consistently. It's perfect for someone like me who wants to invest in quality but who also loves/needs a deal. I can safely say that I never regret purchases like this. I want to share with you my philosophy on smart shopping and investing wisely.

Cost Per Wear
How often will you use this item? If the answer is not very often, or even just once, make sure you are comfortable spending X amount of dollars for that item per wear. For example, are you comfortable spending $150 on a dress you'll wear once? Or $75 for a dress you can wear to a wedding then a night out for your friend's birthday? You be the judge!

Seasonal Trends
Prints, colors, cuts change like the wind and are what make fashion fun. But sometimes certain trends don't make it past a few months. If you want to invest in an item that won't date you in a few months, stick to the classics. Now don't get me wrong, participating in a current embroidered denim or gladiator sandal craze is fun, but maybe find a more wallet friendly option to feed the craving. 

6 Items To Invest In 
  • Two Pairs of Good Shoes: You need a beautiful pair of flats and a classic pair of heels. Select ones that show your personality but that can also be worn with almost anything. 
  • A Solid Trench Coat: They never go out of style and are easily incorporated in many looks. 
  • Perfectly Tailored Blazer: Blazers can take you from day to night and be dressed up or down. I love them with jeans and a tee or over a dress.
  • Meaningful Jewelry: Find a piece that is important to you and that can be worn every day. 
  • The Little Black Dress: You never know when you'll need a quick change or maybe you have an important event. The LBD will always save the day. 
  • A Great Handbag: It's something you use every day and will last you for many years. 

Because I love you madly and every bit counts, my friends over at Trendlee are offering a 5% discount with the code LITTLEBLACKBOOTS

I hope these tips help. Please comment below if you have any questions for me or other tips when it comes to shopping wisely!

Trendlee Chanel Bag

Lust List: High Waist Bikinis

posted on: Tuesday, July 5, 2016

This month I have a lot of fun travel plans that include wearing bikinis x million. I love soaking up the sun near any body of water but I don't consider myself much of a bikini babe. I have never felt entirely comfortable in them. Cue my not-so-secret, secret weapon: The high waist bikini!

Now don't get me wrong, I am no modest mouse, but there is something about covering my belly button that puts me at ease. 

Thankfully, this style now comes with tons of amazing options. Gone are the days where high waist bikini's meant feeling matronly or not very sexy. Below is my current lust list of suits that will make you feel cute and more importantly, confident!

Meet you on the beach, babes! 

Sephora Glotions: Clarins

posted on: Wednesday, June 29, 2016

When the temperatures heat up we tend to wear less, including makeup. The last thing I want is for my face to slip off. To accomplish this, skin care should be at an all time high. The more you do here, the less you need to do there. 

On top of my list, with sunscreen, is a great moisturizer. Ideally one that contains both. Today I'm focusing on an amazing moisturizer from Clarins called Multi-ActiveDay Cream that (yay) has both! There's a lot  to love. First it tackles fine lines, those pesky things that haunt our under eyes, forehead, and for me, around my mouth. Literally the bane of my existence! Multi-Active Day Cream has teasel which is a root extract that works to protect your skin where it needs it the most from harmful UVA/UVB rays. With life and all the daytime stress we go through, this will give you a healthy, radiant glow!

My moisturizing routine starts off every morning and ends every night. I apply it all over my face and neck with a clean cloth in an upward, circular motion. Get all up in those pores! Make sure when you're applying around the eyes to be ever-so-gentle. The skin is very thin in those areas so I suggest tapping lightly.

A great moisturizer is such an easy shortcut to healthy glowing skin. Ok, brb time to tackle summer!  

Bebe x Foray Getaway: San Francisco

posted on: Sunday, June 26, 2016

Photos by: Derren Versoza

Spent last weekend with some of my favorite ladies exploring one of my favorite cities with bebe! The first day we settled into our room at the Clift Hotel and then headed out for he night. Our first stop was at The Painted Ladies to check out the iconic scenery and candy painted houses. Right after we headed to dinner where I ate my weight in oysters and the vino was a-flowin!

Pants: bebe 
Top: American Apparel  
Jacket: AllSaints 
Belt: B-Low The Belt 
Shoes: Raye  

Photos by: Derren Versoza

Day two we hit the ground running. I've been to San Francisco a million and one times but that day we went to Sausalito, a town I've never been to before! Had lunch on the water and couldn't head back into the city without checking out the Golden Gate Bridge. 

The temperatures in SF were much warmer than usual (hello heat wave), but this outfit still carried me from day to night. Just add leather jacket*

Top: bebe 
Necklace: Nialaya 
Shoes: Topshop

Photos by: Derren Versoza

This is the outfit I wore for the final day. We had an amazing brunch set up by the lovely ladies at bebe. I am not a fan of changing multiple times a day so lucky me this look took me from eggs benedict to airport security line. 

Always have so much fun visiting San Francisco. For such a small city it manages to reveal more parts of it that I haven't seen before. Definitely will be back for more. Maybe dumplings this time. 

Thanks bebe x Foray for an amazing weekend! 

Top: bebe 
Pants: bebe 
Necklace: Nialaya