Thursday, October 30, 2014

ICE CREAM TRIPPIN': HOTEL UNION SQUARE


I'm back from a crazy 3 week cross-country road trip and can't wait to share all the stories and photos with ya'll. It was the trip of a lifetime, semi-spontaneous, yet planned well enough to avoid having to sleep on the side of the road in a rental car or any major catastrophes minus a lost suitcase (mine) and speeding ticket (not mine). Sorting through all the photos will probably take me another lifetime in and of itself so bear with me.

First stop, San Francisco! No better way to start the journey than with a stay at Hotel Union Square, situated right in the heart of the city itself. The location was ideal, with Union Square a block away, Uniqlo right across the street and the Powel Street Cable Line running right in front... making it the quintessential San Francisco experience. Plus, it's a shopaholics dream, neighboring my favorite stores: Barney's, Rag & Bone, Nordstrom, Zara, to name a few.

Hotel Union Square is San Francisco's first boutique hotel and provided the friendliest of service, with chic decor that I wish I had at my own place, and above all - clean rooms. Having traveled quite a bit, I'm a little spoiled and extremely particular about my travel accommodations. All in all, it was a great experience, the perfect way to kick off the trip and I can't wait to be back!

BLACK BOOTIES, 3 WAYS

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by DSW via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of DSW. 

 

Fall in Los Angeles is different from everywhere else because we're able to reap the benefits of summertime sunshine, yet incorporate our favorite cold weather pieces like a pair of boots, chunky sweater or oversized blazer. Here are 3 Fall looks, all worn with Steve Madden Lacey Booties from DSW. A pair of basic black booties with a chunky heel is a necessity and so versatile: casual when worn with ripped jeans and a flannel shirt, cozy with an oversized sweater and chic with a blazer and lace shorts.

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Monday, October 6, 2014

STEP INTO FALL WITH SOREL

 

After months of sunshine and heat, Fall is the season that I look forward to the most every year. The weather cools down slightly, the air is crisper, the leaves change color and the holidays are right around the corner. With all of that comes the opportunity to layer up for the cooler season with sweaters, scarves and boots.

Balance is key when it comes to layering and styling a Fall look. I try to mix in classic pieces that transition well throughout the seasons with one amazing statement-making item. Given that I live in Los Angeles, the days are still warm and evenings tend to get a little chilly. A men's inspired shirt dress with a sweater thrown over it does the trick. To complete the look, I paired it with my new boots by SOREL.

Another reason why I love Fall so much is because it's the season for boots. I tend to treat myself to a few new pairs each year and SOREL's Joan of Artic Wedge Mid Boots was the perfect new addition. I love these wedge boots for its bold look that truly makes a statement with each step that I take. Its refined hidden wedge gives it a clean silhouette, yet gives me extra height and elongates my legs. The lace up detail makes this pair original, iconic, and unlike anything else that I own.

Share your back to campus look with #SORELstyleContest on Instagram or Twitter and you could win a trip to New York for teenVOGUE's Fashion University, or one of ten $250 shopping sprees and SOREL boots.

Disclouse: This post was sponsored by SOREL through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about SOREL, all opinions are my own.

Friday, October 3, 2014

BE RIGHT BACK


TGIF! This is the weekend that I've been anticipating for quite some time. Reason being, tomorrow is the start of a 2.5 week cross-country road trip. Fueled partly by wanderlust and partly due to my addiction to ice cream... The trip has us visiting 20 different states and 25 of the best ice cream shops in the country, according to Food & Wine and The Thrillist.

Be sure to follow along on Instagram for daily updates. A few major stops include: San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Austin, Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta, Nashville, Boston and New York City - so recommendations for food/ice cream/sightseeing are appreciated!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

A LITTLE WILD


These pants may be an unexpected choice coming from me, but I fell madly, deeply in love with this print. It's the bottom counterpart to this top that I recently wore here. With sleek, classic accessories, like these booties, the pants are understated and wearable, in the best statement-making way possible.