Wednesday, April 13, 2016

GETTIN' GROOVY WITH OLD NAVY

Old Navy's new spring collection screams peace, love and retro vibes. I'm so glad the styles from the '70s have resurfaced again because flares, peasant tops, platforms, floral prints, etc., are all so reminiscent of my middle school and high school days, some of the best years of my life.

I haven't quite jumped on the '70s trend this time around until now. Reason being, Old Navy's spring collection highlights the trend, with touches of romance and femininity, that creates a nice modern balance. The collection features boho-chic billowy blouses, vintage washed denim styles, fun jumpsuits, and neutralizing earth tone hues that's all super easy to wear and style. They are truly the perfect pieces for a spring wardrobe revival.


The new collection kicked off last month at Good Times at Davey Wayne's. Right upon entering through the "secret" door (hint: enter through the refrigerator), the mood was set with retro decor, legit candy from the era, an outdoor patio with hammocks and an airstream serving yummy snowcones. There was a full wall of flowers which presented the perfect photo op, a flower crown making booth and retro board games throughout. This ignited my excitement to create my own '70s revival look. 


I think the trick to incorporating the '70s trend into present day is to mix-and-match. Wear the pieces inspired by this iconic era with modern-day accessories that you already own. The juxtaposition of the 2 eras makes it fun, unexpected, and refreshing. While shopping at Old Navy, I instantly fell in love with this pair of Cuffed Linen Shorts and knew I wanted to build an outfit around this piece. I love it for its gorgeous olive hue and its lightweight linen fabric, that's absolutely perfect for spring (& beyond). With festival season right around the corner, I easily gravitated towards this Swing Top for its boho-chic vibes. In true '70s fashion, I just had to wear a pair of platforms for height and to elongate the legs.

Please share if you're participating in the revived '70s trend and what you're loving the most! xx

Monday, April 4, 2016

WORK IT OUT


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Working out is a real struggle for me. I find that the gym can become mundane, repetitive and, to be honest, the smell of everyone's sweat slightly grosses me out. To keep things interesting, I like to switch up my workouts with hikes around LA for the scenic views and fresh air. One of my favorite places is a set of grueling stairs in Culver City. Not only is it easily accessible for meI find myself here quite oftenbut the end result, a 360 view of Los Angeles, is so rewarding.

I've been a fan of Sears for quite some time and have recently been introduced to their activewear brands. I have to admit, I'm a fan and for so many reasons. I love Metaphor's Athletic Tank Top because it comes in a variety of colors (options, options, options) and has a built-in shelf bra with removable padding that eliminates the need to wear a sports bra. The racerback sheer mesh yoke and stretch knit material is extremely comfortable and doesn't leave me feeling restricted.

I always gravitate towards leggings when it comes to activewear bottoms. Everlast's Performance Capri Yoga Pants are made of a smooth stretch knit material that has compression. It feels supportive and holds me together, like a hug. The capri length is perfect for me because I hate it when a pair of workout pants bunches at the bottom. The fun print is modern and fresh, and makes getting dressed for the task at hand a little more exciting.
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Thursday, March 31, 2016

TRAVEL DIARY: OAHU, HAWAII

My love for Hawaii runs deep. It's difficult for me to put into words why I love it so much. I admire the culture, the stunning scenery, delicious food, slow pace of life and all of the memories that I've made on the various islands. Simply put, I'm just filled with pure happiness whenever I'm there. This past March, I visited the island of Oahu for the umpth time (I've officially lost count) and during the entire trip, I was brainstorming ways to stay forever.


Be sure to book a stay at the Modern Honolulu in Waikiki. Truly unlike any other hotel on the island, the Modern Honolulu is hip, cool, and well... modern and every corner is insta-worthy. The hotel features 2 pools (the adult pool on the second level has its own bar and hosts yoga in the mornings), spa, fitness center, restaurants, lounge and club. The bookcase in the lobby opens up into a lounge area at night and voila, enter the Study for drinks before bed.  The showers are just heavenly, especially having a long day of being out and about, in the sun. Choosing the right hotel definitely sets the tone for the entire trip and with their Friends with Benefit program, you are able to book direct to receive the best rate available and enjoy a daily hotel credit of up $150 to use anywhere on-property.


Drive up to the North Shore and stop by one of the many foot trucks (I highly recommend Giovanni's Shrimp Truck for garlic shrimp and fresh poke at Palo Santo Sushi), pick up fresh fruit at Kahuku Land Farms, lay out at Hukilau Beach, keep your eyes peeled for a wooden swing & abandoned boat beachside in Hauula, and watch the sunset at Sunset Beach. Be sure to set aside an entire day (or more) so you can lay out at Lanikai Beach and be mesmerized by the clearest, most blue/green water you'll ever see. Head to Boots & Kimo for banana macadamia nut pancakes and refresh at Lanikai Juice with acai bowls and smoothies. Put on your sneakers for a visit to Lanai Lookout and check out Mother Nature at her rawest. Indulge yourself with caffeine and breakfast at Island Vintage Coffee and pick up spam musubis at Iyasume Musubi to snack on. End the trip with a bang (literally) and enjoy fireworks blasting into the sky on Waikiki Beach.

Now that I'm back home and post-vacation depression has kicked in, I'm anxiously waiting to book my next trip back. Anyone in?