R. Vivimos Summer Print Puff Sleeve Dress Amazon, $31. Budget friendly look for less alternative.
Budget friendly workout short update! The winners are these (for me), and these (for my girls). I also love the 7/8 leggings.
For those of you who asked about the chunky sweater I paired with my Christy Dawn dress (on instagram this weekend) it’s the Balloon Sleeve Sweater (below pic) from H&M and I also like the cotton cropped cardigan that just arrived.
My wardrobe has definitely taken a more casual turn and I find myself reaching for a cozy Amo tee, pant, or jacket quite often. All Amo is 30% off at Bloomingdales (check it out here). Some picks below.
Over the weekend we celebrated my parent’s 70th birthday with an intimate backyard dinner. As for many of us, our celebratory plans have had to change and we are coming up with new ways to commemorate special milestones.
We decided to create a memorable backyard bash. I set up a long table in our backyard and enlisted the help of my friend Dana from Serendipity Flowers LA to handle the flowers and table decor. She made it look so beautiful with florals, greenery, and candles. We had a separate seating area set up for appetizers and cocktails (FYI Joans on Third has individual cheese platters that are COVID friendly). It was a group effort with my older daughter making a gorgeous crudités platter adorned with edible flowers, my younger daughter making a two tier coconut layer cake, and my sister creating an amazing playlist. Dinner was catered by Jon & Vinny’s (we were supposed to be in Italy to celebrate so it was only appropriate we had Italian food for dinner). We dined al fresco, listened (and danced) to music, and sat by the fire to finish off a truly a magical evening!
I have been searching for these gingham Mary Jane’s ever since I spotted them on Frannie Gilligan several months ago. Thankfully, these Italian Drogheria Crivellini Mary Jane flats just arrived at Clare V. check them out here. Also, fresh off the press is this chic Clare V. tie dye set (here & here), and this candy stripe puff sleeve midi from & Other Stories (so cute!). As we head into the weekend I’d love to lounge in these super soft Free City sweats, AG muscle tank, and take a stroll in these Kahru sneakers. Happy weekend everyone! XX
I am definitely seeing an evolving trend, hybrid dresses that you can take from your bedroom, backyard, beach, or the streets. I’ve been highlighting many of them these past couple of months. One of my favorites is by Natalie Martin, and Forward just dropped several new styles that I listed below.
Natalie Martin Stevie Dress FRWD, $180. Vintage Turquoise Floral.
Natalie Martin Isobel Dress FRWD, $210. Wildflower Rose.
Natalie Martin Maggie Dress FRWD, $223. Wildflower Floral.
Natalie Martin Virginia Dress FRWD, $278. Solid white cotton dress.
Natalie Martin Heath Dress FRWD, $298. Solid white button down dress.
Natalie Martin Melanie Dress FRWD, $328. Solid black silk.
Natalie Martin Marlien Maxi FRWD, $210. Wildflower Blue.
Natalie Martin Renata Shirt FRWD, $163 Vintage Turquoise Floral.
Dress in the above picture is the Fiore Short Dress (sold out) and I’m wearing it with platform Vans.
Juice Beauty CC Cream Amazon, $39 (I wear Desert Glow). I have not worn make-up in months. I wear the Juice Beauty CC cream everyday and mix it with my Dr Batra Mineral Sunscreen. It gives me just the right amount of coverage with a bit of glow that lasts all day. I finish it off with Dior Mascara.
Cutoff Cargo Pants Madewell, $72. Love these cargos (not part of the collab).
For all of you who asked for the Perfect Pot of Lentils recipe I posted on my Instagram story you can find it here. A couple notes, I used half vegetable stock half water for the liquid (instead of all water) for a bit more flavor. I also found that it needed a little bit more salt. It tasted really good with red leaf lettuce tossed in Miso Ginger Dressing. Bon Appétit!
I also wanted to share two new winner recipes I tried over the weekend. I made Masoor Daal last night (subbed vegetable stock for water) and tried a new Miso Ginger Dressing that everyone loved. Hope everyone has a great week!
I stumbled upon this boho chic brand Cleobella last month when I was shopping in Malibu. Cleobella is a California based brand that supports local artisans around the globe, and creates easy to wear silhouettes.