I’m just returning from a weekend at the Ojai Valley Inn. It’s such a beautiful hotel and only an hour and a half from LA. The grounds are stunning surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful mountains. We played tennis, walked around town (so many cute shops), had lunch at Ojai Rotie (amazing homemade bread), and a delicious dinner at Olivella.
A friend of mine give me a list of all the shops to hit in Ojai see below.
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.
The sweater dress is making the rounds this season. Some options below.
J Crew Marled Turtleneck Sweater Dress J. Crew, $198. Great sale happening at J.Crew 50% off regular priced items and 60% off sale. Check out the teddy bear coat and the nordic boot and tons of other great gifts here.
Bembien Sofia Bag J. Crew, $220 Bembien is a line of accessories that is made around the world. Started by Yi-Mei Truxes 10% of Bembien proceeds go back to the local community in partnership with non profit Nest. See all of Bembien at J. Crew here.
You can’t miss the ruffle trend flooding fashion this season. I love the feminine detail adoring blouses, dresses, swimsuits, and playsuits. This week I stocked up on ruffles with this Other Stories Dress, this Juliet Dunn Wrap Skirt, and these two J. Crew suits (this & this). Below are some other styles that will have you Ruffle Ready.
Love Sam Posie Floral Romper Shopbop, $335 Romper in the above picture.
If you think tie-dye is only reserved for Dead & Company and Phish shows think again. Both colorful and pastel tie-dye’s are hot for Spring 2019. Here are some of my favorite styles I’ve come across as of lately.
A black jumpsuit is a wardrobe staple. You can dress it up or down and change up the accessories to get multiple wears out of it. Last week I picked up an extremely flattering one from Club Monaco (it was time to refresh the one in the above pic). I paired it with a Tuxedo Blazer from Club Monaco (on sale). Below is the outfit along with some other options.