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Workday Wardrobe Update

I’d recently been feeling like my workday wardrobe was in a bit of a rut. Each morning I would stare blankly feeling uninspired by my clothing options. Have you ever felt this way? I wanted to be spend savvy and not go overboard, so I went on a hunt for a few staple pieces that were versatile, yet offered a spark of inspiration!

Gold Metallic Ballet Flats from JCREW
I’m definitely a flats girl, especially in the workplace. I came across the adorable Gemma Cap-Toe Flat from JCREW and instantly loved them. For me, gold is a neutral that pairs well with almost anything. I typically go for round-toe ballet flats, but was eager to mix-it-up with the semi-pointed toe on this pair. So far, I’ve found myself pairing these flats with pants, skirt and dresses. They are the classic go-to, and with a promotion code, within my budget!

Black Trousers from Banana Republic
Banana Republic often has exceptional deals, so when I saw “40% Off Your Purchase” I immediately decided to take a peek! Black trousers are a workplace staple and sometimes a fresh pair is needed for a wardrobe pick-me-up. I found the Logan Trouser with a slimming silhouette and rich fabric for everyday work-wear. I plan to hem these to wear with flats (hello, newly purchased Gold Metallic Ballet Flats!) for a casual, yet sophisticated style. I definitely recommend signing up at Banana Republic for promotional emails and deals—it’s a great way to know when new products become able and get the best savings!

Tailored Tee from Madewell
There is no strict dress code at my office and although I more often take a formal approach to style, I definitely include a casual look a few times per week. I found the Tailored Tee from Madewell and instantly crushed—the material is thick, the design is flowy yet feminine, and I love that it drapes a bit lower in the back. I chose the Cabernet color and I am so pleased with my choice—it is the perfect fall/winter shade. I plan to pair this top with trousers for a more refined look, and with jeans and flats for a casual style.

Sometimes giving your workday wardrobe a facelift is just what you need to help you get through the workweek! I recommend finding a few key pieces that can easily be integrated into what you already own. And with summer here, be on the lookout for great deals! Happy shopping!

Fall in Los Angeles: Fashion, Food and Fun!

Despite the current heat wave in LA, fall is here! In between the ninety-plus days, there are moments of a cool breeze, colorful leaves and other reminders to embrace fall. Fall is one of my favorite seasons—not only does my birthday fall in the autumn months, but this is also the time to break out cozy sweaters, comfort food recipes and pumpkin everything! In honor of fall finally being here (hooray!), I’m sharing my fall fashion, food and fun!

Fall Fashion:
I will admit that I’ve been on a bit of a shopping hiatus recently as my fiancé and I are saving for our wedding, but I did make one recent splurge. When I think fall fashion, I picture cozy sweaters, tights and boots and plaid…lots of plaid. I’ve been on a hunt for a comfortable, plaid button-up shirt, that doesn’t look too western, but still rustic…and I found it! The “Flannel Ex Boyfriend Shirt in Bainbridge Plaid” from Madewell pairs perfectly with jeans and boots for a casual style, and tucks into skirts for a more polished look. I’m so pleased with my purchase, and know that I will be wearing this piece into the forthcoming cooler months!
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Fall Food:
As soon as summer comes to an end, I start thinking about the fall recipes I’ve put away for hibernation. As I leaf through my fall favorites, I begin salivating over fall flavors—apple, cranberry, cinnamon, sage, pumpkin (lots of pumpkin!) and butternut squash. Pasta is a “special occasion” dinner in our household these days (hello wedding diet!), so this week, I deemed Monday a special occasion so I could have an excuse for Spaghetti with Creamy Butternut Leek Parmesan Sauce. My fiancé and I gobbled this dish right up (not before putting some aside for the next day’s lunch!) and gushed about the creamy deliciousness that filled our bellies!

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There is much fun to be had during the autumn months…haunted houses, hayrides, pumpkin carving, apple picking, just to name a few! Last year, I ventured to Oak Glen, CA for a day of apple picking, and had such a blast that I wanted to do it again this year! Unfortunately, apple season ended earlier that I expected, but after a bit of research I learned that in addition to apples, you can also pick fruits, berries and pumpkins!

With a great deal of excitement my fiancé and I, and two dear friends headed up to Oak Glen for a handpicked day of fun! As we drove the 5-mile loop of Oak Glen, we were surrounded by rolling hills, open fields and orchards—for the day we felt transported out of LA and into the countryside! We picked pumpkins, pressed our own apple cider, and enjoyed tasty treats (apple cider mini donuts!) as we journeyed from farm to farm! Our day felt full with fall! As we drove home, reminiscing on the enjoyment had, we all agreed that we’d back in the Springtime for a berry-picking!

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What are you doing to celebrate fall? Please share your fall favorites with us!