Summer is in full swing, and because it’s my favorite season of the year, I like to create a summer to-do list to ensure I make the most of the weekends before they slip away. My list usually includes standard summer activities, like beach days, bike rides and al fresco dining, but this year I’m making an effort to take advantage of some of the more unique activities and events that LA has to offer. One of the things I’m most looking forward to this month is a Parris Chic Boutique calligraphy class. I’ve always wanted to learn calligraphy, and I can’t imagine a more beautiful setting to do so in (just keep scrolling and you’ll see what I mean). The class includes a 2 hour lesson, complete with your very own calligraphy kit, breakfast, mimosas, flowers and more. If you’re in the LA area, I’d love for you to join me on Sunday, July 31st at 11am over on Ruby Street. There are still a few spots left, so be sure to reserve one here if you’re interested. Hope to see you there!
It should be illegal to complain about the weather when you live in Southern California, but if I’m allowed one gripe, it would be the lack of warm nights. It’s not that they don’t ever happen, but even in the summer the evenings can get brisk once the sun sets. There is one place, though, just two hours away, that’s notorious for its balmy nights, and that’s Palm Springs. I was out in the desert last weekend for Coachella, and was reminded just how nice the warm desert air feels. There is something about the stillness and serenity of the desert that can’t be found in the bustle of LA, and it will always be one of my favorite getaways for that reason. The days can be brutal, but I welcome any weather that gets me back into rompers and summer dresses. Nothing beats the ease of a daytime outfit that can be carried into the evening, and this romper is perfect for just that.
When I think of spring, I can’t help but think of pastels, floral prints and twirly skirts and dresses. This season always brings out my feminine side when it comes to fashion, which is a nice transition from the heavier pieces I usually wear throughout winter. There’s such an ease to this breezy tank and flowy skirt combination, and while I love a pair of skinny jeans, I’m happily hanging up my denim in favor of lighter options like this. I’ll be heading out to the desert this weekend for Coachella, and although I haven’t planned any outfits just yet, this one is sure to be a top contender.
I took these photos during a particularly gloomy week (at least by LA’s standards), and subconsciously assembled this very fitting, all grey outfit. I’ve always loved a monochromatic look because it requires virtually no effort or creativity, but yields an incredibly polished look, which is great for days where being cozy is still a priority. Unfortunately this sweater is now sold out, but I found some similar options here, here, here and here that are currently on sale.
I recently spotted my friend, Chelsea, wearing this tee on Snapchat, so I of course followed up with the dancing twin emoji and congratulating her on her impeccable taste, since I, too, had recently ordered the same tee. As frequent wearers of Bella Luxx, this isn’t the first time we’ve picked the same piece, but we both agreed this is one of our favorites. They truly make the best basic tees, and since I’ve been motivated lately to refine my wardrobe down to the essentials, I was excited to add this one to my collection. A comfy t-shirt is an absolute staple, and this one fits the bill for my version of the perfect tee: relaxed but flattering fit, not too sheer, long enough to be worn tucked or untucked, reasonably priced, and of course, comfortable. I really can’t recommend this one enough, and if you don’t believe me, just ask Chelsea.