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Band Tees and Leather Minis

Photos by Beckley & Co.

NTD Band Tee  •  H&M Skirt (similar here + here)  •  RAY-BAN Sunglasses  •  ZARA Booties (loving these for spring)


Sure, I like to try different styles and trends. But when it really comes down to it, I’m a bands tee kinda girl. But I can’t always wear band tees and denim cut-offs. So I like to mix them with other trends like this leather mini. Easy, casual but still has a bit of edge to it.

Here are some of my favorite band tees you can shop. Swipe through to see all my top picks below!

I’m not kidding when I say I practically live in band tees. I have more in my closet than I’d like to admit and they’re always on heavy rotation. The more worn in, the better. 😉 I also love them for travel. I’ll usually throw a few of my favorites in my suitcase. I took this and this with me to my trip to California this past weekend to wear with these cut-offs and my new favorite pair of jeans. I threw on these sandals for an easy, casual look and wore these rose-hued Céline shades for a subtle pop of color.

I’m finally getting back into the swing of things after being out of town since last week. Being in California is always such a great feeling; the feeling of being home. Steven and I drove from LA to central California (about 40 miles south of San Francisco), back to LA, to Orange County, to San Diego then back to LA. Talk about a whirlwind of a trip! We were literally all over California to see family and friends and to take care of a few things. I can count the number of times I’ve been to central California on one hand, but I’m always amazed at how pretty it is out there! Rolling green hills, flowers covering hillsides. It was the most scenic road trip we’ve ever taken. But now, back to the grind.

And I promise I’ll get the tiered tassel DIY post up this week!! I said it was going up last week and failed all of you. So much to do, so little time. Be on the lookout for that soon!


Style

Spring Classics

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J.CREW T-Shirt   OLD NAVY Jeans (also similar here)  •  GUCCI Mules  •  FOREVER 21 Belt  •  NORDSTROM Earrings  •  FREE PEOPLE Ring


These days, I’m all about keeping it simple. Clean, classic with a bit of edge or fun elements added. And is there anything more classic than a simple striped t-shirt? This red striped shirt and cropped flare jeans are spring classics. Add a pair of backless loafers and a pair of gold statement earrings and your effortlessly, chic look is complete. Fuss-free, clean and simple. So much easier that way, right? Clearly I’m ecstatic that bundling up is no longer an issue. No more having layer and wear bulky clothing. And it doesn’t even get that cold here! Clearly I don’t do well in the cold, winter weather. 😜

Speaking of gold statement earrings, I can’t get enough of these hoop earrings. I love the geometric take on a classic style. It adds the perfect edge without overdoing it. I’ve also had my eyes on these and these lately. And in case you missed my Instagram post and Instastories from last weekend, you’ll be seeing a fun DIY tassel earrings tutorial on the blog this week!

I’ve even gotten back into rings lately! Does anyone else fall in and out of jewelry habits? I typically go through a jewelry hoarding phase and then one day I’ll just stop wearing jewelry altogether. And then just like that, I’ll pick it up again. Well, maybe it’s because spring is here, but I’ve definitely caught the jewelry bug again. There are just so many good jewelry trends right now! And how good is this designer dupe? I’ve been wearing it non-stop along with these stacking rings and this pavé circle ring.

So what are your spring classics?


Beauty

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Skincare Feels As Light As A Cloud

Peter Thomas Roth water drench cloud serum cream

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then you already know my love for good skincare. It’s become an obsession. The older I get, the more I find myself gravitating towards skincare over makeup. So when Peter Thomas Roth sent me their new Water Drench skincare collection I was ecstatic to give it a try. I’m already a user of several hyaluronic products so I wasn’t sure if this collection would excite me. But boy, was I wrong. This stuff is good. I mean, shut-up-and-take-my-money good. Trust me, when a product or collection is almost sold out everywhere, you know it’s good.

So what makes the Water Drench collection so magical? The “it” skincare ingredient, of course. Hyaluronic acid has been dubbed “the fountain of youth” by some beauty experts. With powerful anti-aging properties, it is one of the premier hydrating ingredients for skin, even for oily, sensitive, or breakout-prone skin. Hyaluronic acid actually attracts and retains up to 1,000 times its weight in water from moisture in the atmosphere! One of the qualities of youthful skin is its ability to hold water and retain a balanced amount of moisture. Ah, to be young. But as we age, our skin loses the ability to maintain moisture as it once did resulting in, well, wrinkles. Not to mention fine lines and roughness. The Hyaluronic Cloud Cream has 30% concentrated hyaluronic acid that transforms atmospheric vapor into water from the clouds, providing your skin with intense hydration that lasts up to 72 hours. In other words, bye bye wrinkles and hello fresh, supple looking skin.

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum Cream

I’ve been using the Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum and Hyaluronic Cloud Cream daily for the past few weeks. While they can be used for day or night, I actually prefer them for the daytime. Both of these products are so incredibly light on the skin. The name really does speak for itself! They also feel incredibly luxurious on the skin. You know how some products just feel more luxurious than others? Will these both fall under that category. Especially the Cloud Cream. Every morning before applying my makeup, I first use an eye cream, then apply the Cloud Serum, followed by the Cloud Cream and it leaves my face looking so incredibly plump and hydrated without that sticky feeling, and never leaving my skin greasy.

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum Cream

I could literally shout my love for this collection from the mountain tops. It is so, so good. I’ve been alternating between so many different hyaluronic-based products for the past year but none come close to the Water Drench collection. Light, airy and effective. What more could you ask for in your skincare?

Have any of you tried any of the Peter Thomas Roth products? After loving this collection so much, I’m dying to try this, this and this!

Thank you to Peter Thomas Roth for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.


Style

Why You Need A Pink Draped Trench For Spring

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FOREVER 21 Trench  •  FOREVER 21 Bodysuit (Obsessed with these! I have it in every color!)   LEVEL 99 Jeans  •  FOREVER 21 Belt  •  ZARA Booties (similar here + here)  •  COACH Dinky Bag  •  RAY-BAN Aviators


The surprising new neutral for spring? Pink! Err, let’s go with rose to stay in my comfort zone. I’m not really a “pink” kind of girl. Rose (or blush, mauve… whatever is your preference) is the hot new neutral this season. Case in point, this pink draped trench. It’s surprisingly easy to wear with almost anything. I find myself throwing it over pretty much every outfit lately and have been loving the way it looks with denim shorts and a tank! It’s so light-weight making it easy to wear in spring adding just enough coverage for those breezy days.

I’m currently writing in this in New York where it luckily isn’t nearly as cold as I had originally anticipated. Thank god I just barely missed the blizzard weather. Wishing I brought this drape trench with me since I mostly brought heavy coats and found myself carrying them around more often than wearing it. In my defense, the weather report said it was going to be 8 degrees when I flew in. 8?! Thankfully it’s been in the fifties. I can deal with that. No big. But this trench would have been great to have to throw on over a sweater with jeans. Nothing beats a good casual look and this trench is just so effortless to wear. Just throw on and go! How simple is that? I call it lazy chic 😜

Hope everyone’s week is going well!


Beauty Videos

T3 Single Pass Luxe Styling Iron Review + Demo

T3 single pass luxe hair straightenerT3 Hair Straightener  •  OUAI Texturizing Spray  •  VERB Ghost Oil


I finally got around to editing this video. I had filmed it a few weeks after purchasing the T3 Single Pass Luxe Hair Straightener because I was completely obsessed. Several months later… I’m still obsessed! Hands down the best hair straightener I have ever used. Not to mention that’s it’s easy on the eyes.

This straightener is so well made, maintains high heat with controllable settings so I don’t fry my hair and it adds shine. This one tool has basically replaced all of my other hair tools! I haven’t even touched any of my curling irons or wands since purchasing it. Effortless waves, tighter curls, pin-straight hair – this styling iron does it all. I’ve been using the Verb Ghost Oil before styling my hair with the straightener to reduce frizz and act as a heat barrier and I love the results. Shiny, frizz free and perfectly styled. This one is also a great budget-friendly option that I’ve used for years.

But because I’m not really one for perfectly polished hair, I tousle the waves with Ouai Texturizing Spray to add a bit of definition and texture. It also adds quite a bit of volume! I’ve also started using this dry texture spray and it’s quickly become a fave.

Want to see it in action? Watch my full, in depth review below and see the T3 Single Pass Luxe demo creating my every day loose, effortless waves. Also, amazing news!! The T3 Single Pass Luxe is currently on sale!!! Click here to get this straightener for 15% off. That’s almost $30 off the original price tag!!

Have you tried any of the T3 products? Let me know in a comment below! I’d love to know what you think of them!