D.T.L.A.

Yesterday my daughter and I ventured downtown, first stop was the jewelry mart and then the Arts District. Our plan was to have lunch at La Cha Cha Cha but we quickly realized they were not open for lunch. We checked out Manuela’s Menu (super charming spot) but ultimately ended up at Cafe Gratitude. We roamed around and popped into the Hauser & Wirth building along with House of Woo (lots of cute dresses, tops, and sweats). A fun way to spend an afternoon if you haven’t been to the Arts District in awhile.

Now onto A.L.C. (above dress) which has several printed dresses that I love this season. The cotton poplin fabric is a bit structured yet breathable and comfy. It’s been a popular item with several of my clients that I have helped with post covid wardrobe refreshes. See below for some of my favorites.

  1. A.L.C. Misha Dress Above picture, I’m wearing a size 4. Cognac/Coral color way is on sale and Mojave color way just dropped.
  2. A.L.C. Alexandra Cutout Waist Dress additional sizing here. Cutout dresses have been a big trend this season.
  3. A.L.C. Augustine Dress I love the flutter sleeve on this dress.
  4. A.L.C. Adelaide Dress Easy to wear mini.
  5. A.L.C. Joelle Pleated Tie Waist Short would look cute with Skims bodysuit.
  6. A.L.C. Harper Dress I love a red dress!

Have a great weekend everyone!

XX

Julie

Pink Flamingo

  1. & Other Stories Organic Cotton Crochet Collar Blouse
  2. Mother Hiker Hover Straight Leg Jean
  3. Nach Bijoux Flamingo Earrings
  4. Clare V. x Qui Want Tote Bag
  5. Kevyn Aucoin Mascara New favorite mascara washes off so easily.
  6. Dior Dway Slide

Lewis’s Look

I love this black floral Ulla print that comes in several different styles (as modeled by Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors).

  1. Ulla Johnson Windsor Dress Above picture. Additional sizing here.
  2. Ulla Johnson Irvette Midi Dress
  3. Ulla Johnson Nadya Blouse
  4. Ulla Johnson Cassian Mini Dress

Un Deux Toile

Yesterday I stopped by the Rosewood Miramar hotel to have lunch at the Revere Room with a friend and check out the Dior pop-up. Not only did I fall in love with a pair of raspberry Dway Slides and a Mini Dior Book Tote but the hot pink toile wallpaper and lime green toile couches were cute as can be! It gave me some serious interior design envy! If you’re in the area it’s worth checking out along with a drive down the main drag of Summerland (which has some cute shops).

Above outfitNili Lotan Arlette Top or La Ligne Stripe Top (similar to above) // J. Crew White Short // Salt Bag Strap // Leatherology Bag // Big Buckle Birkenstocks // Initial Necklace // Turquoise Gumball Earrings

Simple Setting

I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I hosted a Mediterranean dinner in my backyard over the weekend. I wanted to share how I made this simple and easy table setting.

Flowers – I went to Trader Joes’s and got Silver Dollar Eucalyptus branches and fuchsia daisies. I lined the table with greenery and placed the daisies in all different size vases and spaced them out on the table. Lastly, I added four candles down the table.

How to create a similar table setting below.

  1. Gingham Table Cloth
  2. Linen Hemstitch Napkins
  3. Turquoise Folding Chairs
  4. Lineage Candles
  5. Single Glass Bud Vases
  6. Bormioli Water Bottles for the table.
  7. Year & Day Dishes
  8. Mosser Glass Tumbler Set
  9. Jute Rope Napkin Rings (mine are sold out but thought these were cute)
  10. Rectangle Gold Serving Tray I served the middle eastern desserts on this tray.

Above Outfit – Dress Banjanan (similar here, here, and here)

For appetizers I made mini boards with feta, grape leaves, kalamata olives, lavash chips, cherry tomatoes, truffle marcona almonds, and figs. I also picked up some really good organic wines that we enjoyed tasting.

Wine – Litrozzo Rosato // Litrozzo Roso // Lieu Dit Melon Bourgogne 2019 // La Cuisine de ma mere Chinon 2019

Have a great week everyone!

XX

Julie

Popin Print

Last night’s look.

  1. Ulla Johnson Iliana Puff Cotton Poplin Print Dress I love this dress because it can be dressed down with birks or dressed up with a sexy heel. Also comes in Rosewood & White.
  2. Birkenstock Arizona Big Buckle Sandal
  3. Le Specs Air Heart Sunglasses
  4. Straw Basket
  5. Domaine Grosbois La Cuisine De Ma Mere Chinon 2019 Wine Organic wine that I picked up at Lincoln Fine Wines.

My Misc Purchases Nike Victory Tennis Skirt White // White Lululemon Swiftly Tech Shirt // Arizona Big Buckle Birks // Backless Bra Cups // Globe Outdoor String Lights // Foldable 8ft Table // Juice Beauty CC Cream Desert Glow // Kevyn Aucoin Volume Mascara // Natori Cotton Bliss Briefs // Adidas Edge Luxe Running Shoe (Nordstrom Sale)

Have a great weekend everyone!

XX

Julie

Clog Blog

  1. Alex Mill Rick Top
  2. Xirena Tucker Cotton Twill Pants Super soft cotton and elastic at the back for added comfort.
  3. J. Crew Woven Straw Market Tote
  4. Isabel Marant Thalie Clog Just dropped love! Also comes in burgundy & black.

Dawn Patrol

Yesterday I went to Abbot Kinney to pick up a new pair of Birkenstocks (got the cognac) and also stopped by the new Christy Dawn store. The store is so charming, spacious (compared to the Lincoln space), and beautifully merchandized. It’s stocked with sustainable dresses, tops, and denim. Check out my highlights from yesterday’s store visit below.

  1. Dora Ruffle Blouse So pretty!
  2. Amber Floral Top I love the subtle floral print on this feminine top.
  3. Collette Silk Cotton Floral Dress Gorgeous print & dress.
  4. Jessa Ruffle Midi Dress This dress gives me Marianne Normal People vibes. Something she would have worn in Italy.
  5. Marin Eylet Ruffle Dress I love the eyelet ruffle.
  6. Bennet Mini Dress An easy to wear mini.
  7. Sonny x Sun Keep Sweater Cozy boho cotton sweater.
  8. Billy Overall I love the cropped flare leg on these overalls.

Great Sale

The Great just launched their Summer Sale which includes the above beautiful white dress. Some picks from the sale below.

Savannah Dress (above picture) // Whip Stitch Flounce Top // Shrunken Sweatshirt // Daisy Vintage Army Short // Perch Top // Athletic Cardigan

To shop the whole sale click here.

  1. The Great Praire Maxi
  2. Stone & Strand Mother of Pearl Diamond Initial Necklace
  3. Brixton Joanna Straw Hat Part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
  4. Rag & Bone Cat Eye Sunglasses
  5. Loeffler Randall Lilla Strappy Sandal

photo: Courtney Halverson

Sultry Sandal

I have a trip coming up and I’m on the hunt for a slightly dressier embellished flat that I can wear on vacation. Here are some that I found.

  1. De Siena Destination Slide Saint Tropez, Miami, & Ibiza (above picture).
  2. Mystique Embellished Flower Sandals
  3. Loeffler Randall Daphne Bow Slide
  4. Meher Kakalia Embroidered Loop Toe Sandal
  5. Meher Kakalia Embroidered Slide Sandal
  6. Beek Parakeet Slide Sandal
  7. Jenni Kayne Pony Strap Cheetah Sandal
  8. French Sole Siel Sandal Valentino Rockstud look for less.
  9. Bottega Lido Slide
  10. Ancient Greek Siriti Kalomira Slide
  11. Ancient Greek Crystal Embellished Sandal

Restaurant Update – Over the weekend I had an amazing dinner at Felix. It’s been awhile since I’ve been there and the food is still excellent! I also went to Cerveteca which is a casual taco stand on Venice Blvd that serves up homemade tortillas and salsas (salmon tacos are amazing!).

I added some additional items to my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale post you can check it out here.

Have a great week everyone!

XX

Julie

Nordy Notes

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale kicked off this week with pre-sale entry for Nordstrom Icon, Ambassador, and Influencer status card holders. See below for my sale edit.

ActiveAlo Cover Tank // Beyond Yoga Hight Waist Leggings //Alo High Waist Airlift Legging //Alo Muse Cropped Hoodie & Matching Pant // Beyond Yoga High Waist Biker Short // Beyond Yoga Crop Sweatshirt // Nike Crew Sweatshirt

ShoesAscics Gel Kayano // Era Vans // Adidas Edge Lux Sneaker // Adidas Swift Run Sneaker

TopsFree People Natasha Ruffle Sleeve Top // La Ligne Stripe Half Zip Sweater //Baum Und Pferdgarten Catia Crop Cardigan // ATM Knit Cotton Cardigan //Frame Cashmere Cotton Cardigan

JacketsBaum Und Pferdgarten Dadra Mixed Media Quilted Coat // Avec Les Filles Plaid Faux Teddy Trucket Jacket //All Saints Dalby Biker Jacket // Nili Lotan Military Jacket

DressesVeronica Beard Danica Long Sleeve Cotton Dress //Derek Lam Stripe Cotton Shirt Dress

Bottoms70’s High Waist Ankle Stovepipe (nice dark wash for Fall) // Madewell The Perfect Vintage Jean

IntimatesNatori Feathers Bra // Natori Soft Cup Contour Bra // Natori Flora Underwire Bra // Natori Cotton Briefs // Spanx Undie-tectable Hipster Underwear // Barefoot Dreams Cozy Pajamas //

HomePalm Springs Pool Day Print // Irony in West Texas Art Print // Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Cap Bottle //Stagg EKG Modern Electric Kettle // Set of 4 Marble Coaster (cute hostess gift)

AccessoriesBrixton Straw Sun Hat // Clare V Tote // Herschel Sling Bag // Ray Ban Sunglasses // Rag & Bone Fedora // Helena Kaminski Wool Felt Fedora // Stone & Strand Double Heart Earrings

To shop the whole sale click here.

Check this Out

  1. Kule Baja Tee
  2. AGOLDE Parker Vintage Short also comes in a slighter longer length.
  3. Zara Initial Baseball Cap also comes in cream.
  4. Jennifer Fisher Chainlink Bracelet I stopped into the Beverly Hill boutique yesterday to pick up a gift such a cute store!
  5. Jennifer Fisher Micro Hoops
  6. Vans FU SK8 Hi Tapered Sneakers

Cheap Yet Chic

All items are under $100!

  1. Frill Cotton Dress, $39.99 First picture.
  2. Printed Cotton Dress, $59.99 Second picture.
  3. Smocked Ruffle Gauze Top, $79 Last picture.
  4. Vent Cotton Dress, $59.99
  5. Oversize Poplin Shirt, $49.99 Cute to wear over a swimsuit.
  6. Swiss Embroidery Poplin Blouse $29.99 Comes in white & black.
  7. Organic Cotton Cutaway Tank Nautical Stripe, $20.
  8. Air Oversized Cotton Crew Tee, $28
  9. Monogrammed Clear Toiletry Pouch, #39-$59
  10. Slub Cotton Henley, $39

Ulla..la..la!

I love a bold print for Summer which Ulla Johnson executes so well. I’ve selected some beautiful prints by Ulla along with several other designers below.

  1. Ulla Johnson Irvette Floral Print Cotton Midi (similar to above dress which is sold out).
  2. Ulla Johnson Zuma Dress
  3. Ulla Johnson Iliana Dress
  4. Ulla Johnson Kasmin Dress
  5. Zimmermann Aliane Long Dress
  6. Zimmermann Mae Maxi Dress
  7. Celia B Hortensia Dress
  8. Farm Rio Solar Dress
  9. A.L.C. Agustine Cotton Dress
  10. Reformation Noreen Dress

Recipe Update – For those of you who asked for my Peach Crisp recipe I made over July 4th, it’s Ina Garten’s Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp. I just switch up the fruit depending on the season and it always turns out great!

Diana

Meet Diana a bamboo handle tote that was first introduced by Gucci in 1991 and now refreshed with a new look.

Gucci Diana Tote

Comes in three different sizes Small, Medium, and Mini.