1. Comme Des Garçons PLAY Heart Patch Shirt Nordstrom, $264. Also love the Relaxed Fit Cotton Button Down Everlane, $56 (wore it twice this week with the above Levi’s, size down runs big).
  2. Levi Wedgie High Waist Crop Straight Nordstrom, $98.
  3. Alex Mill Cropped Jacket Goop, $195.
  4. Maison Irem Vote Mantra Bracelet Shopbop, $34.
  5. A.P.C. Sac Courtney Small Shopbop, $595.
  6. New Balance X STAUD Sneaker Shopbop, $150. Check out the whole Staud x New Balance line here.
  7. Converse Chuck 70 Hightop Khaki Shopbop, $85. Love the color! Not pictured above.

The Etsy Awards

The Etsy Design Awards (aka The Etsies) are Etsy’s global award program. They are honoring the work of sellers from around the world and across multiple categories. The 100 finalists are in, and I’ve highlighted my favorites from the list. To see the whole list click here.

  1. Fromfran Rainbow Coffee Cub & Saucer Etsy, $46.
  2. Melanie Abrantes Marais Vase Esty, $160.
  3. Tiletiletesto Black and White Wooden Ceramic Plate Etsy, $50.
  4. OmiWoods The Cowrie Infinity Necklace Etsy, $128.
  5. Danibarbe Ombre Raw Gemstone Ring Esty, $126.
  6. Maisolorzano Handcrafted Gold Seed Dangle Bracelet Etsy, $366.
  7. Atuko Long Bohemian Tunic Sweater Dress Etsy, $477.
  8. Linen Fox Mimosa Wrap Dress Etsy, $100.
  9. Yarkate Off the Shoulder Linen Dress Etsy, $129.
  10. Emmamakestudio Ethiopian Ravine Artwork Etsy, $18.
  11. Ingrid Beddoes Arial Beach Photography Print Etsy, $55.
  12. Alina Stilgenbauer Large Abstract Painting on Canvas Etsy, $340.
  13. 9 House Pet Design Pet Bowl Stand Etsy, $115.

Amber Lewis for Anthropologie

Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors has teamed up with Anthropologie to debut her carefree California style with this amazing home collection. Check it all out here.

  1. Amber Lewis x Anthropologie Stemless Wine Glasses
  2. Amber Lewis x Anthropologie Striped Duvet Cover
  3. Amber Lewis x Antropologie Grayston Tablecloth
  4. Amber Lewis x Anthropologie Set of 4 Napkins
  5. Amber Lewis x Anthropologie Ferndale Pillow
  6. Amber Lewis x Anthropologie Marana Table Lamp
  7. Amber Lewis x Anthropologie Amboy Knit Throw Blanket
  8. Amber Lewis x Anthropologie Set of 4 Dinner Plates
  9. Amber Lewis x Anthropologie Theo Arm Chair
  10. Amber Lewis x Anthropologie Audette Rug

Love the Loaf

SALE ALERT! Forward’s early access starts now with up to 65% off. Some highlights include A.L.C. Sydney Dress, Raquel Allegra Dress, Saint Laurent Gia Sandal, Balenciaga Quilted Camera Bag, Acne Mini Bag, Mansur Double Zip Crossbody, AGOLDE Denim Jacket, Ulla Carissa Leopard Blouse, and Natalie Martin top. To shop the whole sale click here.

A back to school style that’s alway on my radar is the penny loafer. I’m seeing both a traditional loafer along with a lugged sole version accessorized with an ankle sock. Lots to choose from below.

  1. Prada Logo Loafer Nordstrom, $850. Above picture.
  2. Sebago Dan Lug Loafer Zappos, $170.
  3. ATP Monti Loafer Shopbop, $470.
  4. Saint Laurent Loafer Bloomingdale’s, $695.
  5. Gucci Jordaan Horsebit Loafer Net-a-Porter, $730.
  6. Grenson Bethany Tasseled Loafer Net-a-Porter, $345.
  7. Church’s Cameron Loafer Net-a-Porter, $690.
  8. Commes Des Garcons x Dr. Martens Adrian Tassel Loafer Matches Fashion, $410.
  9. Steve Madden Taylored Loafer Nordstrom, $99.
  10. LAST Matter Loafers Shopbop, $280. Similar to the Proenza Lug Sole Loafer for less.
  11. Whitney Easy Weejuns GH Bass, $110.


Cardi Party

Denim update! I was out shopping yesterday and picked up two pairs of jeans. First pair, Levi Wedgie Crop (26 inch length which hits right above my ankle since I’m 5’3). Second pair, Madewell Slim Demi Boot (these are a bit longer but an extremely flattering cut).

  1. Cashmere Waffle Knit Cardigan J. Crew, $168. Looks just like the Kule Sinclair Cardigan but for a lot less.
  2. Slim Demi Boot Jean Madewell, $128.
  3. Classic Wayfarer 50mm Sunglasses Nordstrom, $128.
  4. Ganni Recycled Wool Blend Hat Nordstrom, $95.
  5. Mansur Gavriel Zippered Bucket Bag Nordstrom, $695.
  6. Leopard Ankle Sock J. Crew, $9.
  7. ATP Monti Loafer Shopbop, $470. Also like a lugged sole loafer Grenson Bethany Tasseled Loafer Net-a-porter, $345.

Sesame Teriyaki Chicken with Ginger Rice

Last night I made another Half Baked Harvest recipe that everyone loved! The Sesame Teriyaki Chicken with Ginger Rice was amazing. I used boneless chicken thighs which works really well with this dish. The only edit I made to the recipe was cutting down the amount of honey from 1/4 cup to a little more then 1 tablespoon. I served the chicken with chili onion crunch edamame, and peanut noodles as the vegetarian entree (recipe to come). Enjoy!

Stripe Hype

Happy Monday everyone! There were finally blue skies in Los Angeles over the weekend. We dined al fresco Friday night at my sister’s to kick off the weekend. The rest of the weekend was spent enjoying the outdoors, watching Social Dilemma, took my first Dance Church Class (SO FUN!), and read more about RBG a true hero who paved the way for women.

There’s currently a resurgence of the ever so classic stripe sweater circling the streets along with my instagram feed. My high low stripe sweater edit below.

  1. The Fonda Sweater Kule, $198. Runs big I got the xsmall.
  2. DEMYLEE Emerie Cashmere Stripe Turtleneck Sweater J. Crew, $343.
  3. Cashmere Mock Neck Sweater J. Crew, $148.
  4. Mango Half Zip Sweater ASOS, $60. I posted this a couple weeks ago and there was limited sizing. ASOS has a full size run.
  5. Black Stripe Sweater H&M, $22.99.
  6. La Ligne Mini Marin Net-a-Porter, $250.
  7. Reformation Boyfriend Cashmere Sweater Shopbop, $148.
  8. Isabel Marant Gatlin Stripe Sweater Nordstrom, $495.
  9. G Label Lucy Striped Funnel Neck Sweater Goop, $595.
  10. Alexa Chung Cardigan with Gathered Sleeve Shopbop, $360.

Pants in the above picture are The Great (last season) similar here, here (on sale), here. Sneakers are Platform Vans.

Photo taken at Hotel Californian, Santa Barbara.

A Whole Lot of Ulla

The last month or two I’ve had several small gatherings where I wanted to get dressed up. It’s a different type of dressy these days, but I always reach for a flowy piece from my closet. With that being said, I find Ulla Johnson’s designs give me the comfort, ease, and simplicity I’m looking for.

  1. Alessandra Midi Dress Shopbop, $695. First picture.
  2. Rosalind Dress Mulberry FRWD, $495. Brand new, just landed today. 2nd picture.
  3. Claribel Midi Dress FRWD, $495.
  4. Clarissa Leopard Long Sleeve Blouse FRWD, $295.
  5. Mariana Leopard Fit & Flare Mini Dress Revolve, $375. Leopard is still big for Fall.
  6. Evie Blouse Net-a-Porter, $275.
  7. Liv Floral Mini Plum Net-a-Porter, $425. Poppy color way here.
  8. Marilla Floral Print Chiffon Blouse Net-a-Porter, $395.
  9. Matilde Knit Alpaca Sweater Moda Operandi, $545.
  10. Cora Ruffled Top Moda Operandi, $295. Long sleeve version Colette Top, $345.

I also found several Summer pieces on sale here, here, here, and here.

Versatile Vest

Family run English brand Barbour has been crafting it’s iconic waxed jackets since 1894. I love this season’s Hornbean Quilted Reversible Vest with chocolate faux fur. This versatile vest can be worn with ivory Khaite jeans, Max Mara Sweater, and Khaite Loafers. A classic piece that can be worn season after season.

Teen Takeover

Teen Takeover! Here’s what’s been in my girls shopping carts and on their wish lists. Enjoy!

  1. UO Hanna Embroidered Scalloped Babydoll Dress Urban Outfitters, $49.
  2. Dress Forum Full Ruffle Mini Skirt Urban Outfitters, $39.
  3. UO Honey Tiered Frock Mini Dress Urban Outfitters, $59.
  4. Vapor Leopard Bra & Legging Set Alo, $168.
  5. Tie-Dye Set Sweatshirt & Short Princess Polly, $72.
  6. Veja Campo Sneaker Nordstrom, $140.
  7. Golden Goose Pure Star Sneaker Shopbop, $530.
  8. Taels Mini Skirt Princess Polly, $42.
  9. Levi Wedgie Icon Better Weather Urban Outfitters, $98.
  10. Marlow Dress Reformation, $98
  11. Maris Mini Dress Revolve, $162.
  12. Sami Cropped Sweater Reformation, $168.
  13. Rolling Stones Hoodie Free People, $128
  14. Graphic Rock & Roll Tee H&M, $17.99.
  15. Ribbed Cardigan H&M, $14.99.
  16. Cropped Cardigan H&M, $24.99.
  17. Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater H&M, $24.99.

Hump Day Duds

  1. Torres Puff-Sleeve Sweatshirt Goop, $140.
  2. B Sides Field Kick Jean Shopbop, $165. Size up. Black denim here.
  3. Lele Sadoughi Corduroy Knotted Headband Shopbop, $65.
  4. Meadow Double Zip Camera Bag Leatherology, $230.
  5. Zoe Chicco 14k Oval Signet Ring Shopbop, $795.
  6. Leonie Velvet Ballet Flat Loeffler Randall, $250.

Curried Quinoa Patties

When planning meals for my family I always need a vegetarian option at dinner since one of my daughters is a vegetarian. I got this recipe from my mom who has amazing vegetarian dishes. This recipe makes a lot so you can place leftovers in the freezer and pull them out as needed.

Curried Quinoa Patties

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  • 3 cups of sweet potato puree (dice and boil potatoes until soft, drain and mash)
  • 3 cups of cooked quinoa (1 cup dry quinoa with 2 cups water cook for approx 20 mins)
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onions
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat over to 400° F.
  2. Place sweet potatoes and cooked quinoa in a bowl.
  3. Sauté your onions and garlic in a small saucepan with olive oil until tender.
  4. Add salt, paprika, cumin, and curry to the onion mixture and cook for 15 seconds.
  5. Add the onion mixture to the quinoa sweet potato mixture.
  6. Add cilantro, oregano, black pepper, and mix well.
  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray lightly with oil.
  8. Form the patties into burger shapes and place them on the baking sheet.
  9. Lightly spray the tops of the patties.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes or until crispy, flipping them half way through cooking.
  11. Makes approximately 12-15 patties.


Nab the Collab

Chic French brand A.P.C has partnered up with Goop to create a small capsule collection consisting of 5 denim styles, and one Mariniére Top. Love this collaboration!

  1. Suzy Mariniere Top A.P.C. x Goop, $165.
  2. Margaret Shirt A.P.C. x Goop, $230.
  3. Lucy Jumpsuit A.P.C. x Goop, $395.
  4. Michelle Jacket A.P.C. x Goop, $365.
  5. Skye Jean A.P.C. x Goop, $275.
  6. Hope Culottes A.P.C. x Goop, $265.

Denim Dish

Chambray shirt and denim skirt alert! Two major trends heading into Fall.

  1. A.P.C. Pascale Gathered Cotton Poplin Shopbop, $230. Look for less Drye Top, $128.
  2. A.P.C Michelle Denim Skirt Matches Fashion, $215. Also like Le Midi Patchwork Skirt Frame, $275.
  3. RRL Western Chambray Shirt Ralph Lauren, $265. Look for less Mango, $59.99.
  4. Loeffler Randall Alanis Twist Hoops Shopbop, $85
  5. Jerome Dreyfuss Suede Sabrina Boots 24s, $505. These are a slouchy fit. For a more structured fit I like the Gia Boot Loeffler Randall, $695.
  6. Hunter Coat Anine Bing, $699. I love this simple collarless wool cashmere coat.

On Pointe

These Loeffler Randall ballet flats are On Pointe!

  1. Leonie Black Ballet Flat
  2. Leonie Rust Velvet Ballet Flat
  3. Leonie Leopard Ballet Flat
  4. Leonie Gold Ballet Flat