Conference Wear

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I’ve said it before, but one of the most tried and true packing tips is to focus on fabrics that won’t show wrinkles. Enter this printed skirt and lace top. When traveling for work, you can count on long days, so I’m all about low maintenance, versatile pieces that can go from day to night comfortably.  Continue Reading

Moments Of Chic

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If it wasn’t obvious, one of my favorite retailers is Piperlime. I practically jumped out of my seat when they reached out asking if I’d be interested in styling a few of their Fall pieces. Interested? I’m a huge advocate for Piperlime (the Olivia Palermo picks are my go-to curations when I need inspiration and shipping is exceptionally fast) and I’ve always got room in my closet for timeless pieces. Continue Reading

Pretty Python

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Sampling every trend can leave you looking like a poser (Oh hey, high-school self!).  That said, it’s tough to resist slithering up to snakeskin. These shoes boast just the right amount of python and the contrasting t-straps add an extra level of cold-hearted chic. I’m looking forward to wearing these to the office, date-night and a few fun festivities this Fall. Continue Reading

Effortless Halloween Costumes Using a White Button-Down

I’m thrilled to share the ‘Effortless Halloween Costumes’ video I worked on with Glam Media and bloggers Chelsea LaSalleJesica RyzenbergKacie Ellis.  It doesn’t get much more effortless than costumes featuring wardrobe staple, the white button down! I cut the rug as Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction, which is a super-easy costume to replicate. All you need is a white button down, black pants, red lips, red nails (Mia wore Chanel Vamp), dark hair and some enviable moves. I had everything except the hair in my closet already. My wavy blonde locks are a far cry from Mia Wallace’s, so I transformed my look with a wig (and a DIY trim).

Need a costume idea for you and your bae? Check out these Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples.

Indian Summer Nights

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Prior to making a clothing purchase, I mentally pair a prospective item with pieces already in my closet. If I can mentally create three different looks, I figure the prospective item will be a good addition. Truth be told,  I figured I’d pair this skirt with cashmere sweaters, scarves and a leather jacket.

Enter, Indian Summer. My years in the Bay Area have definitely made me gravitate toward Fall layers, but an Arizona-native like me knows how to handle a heat wave or two! Sandals, a tee and sunglasses are musts! Time at the pool doesn’t hurt either, but this will do for now!

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Fall Layers

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Just as I started to get back in to my routine at home, I am off to AZ for the Grace Hopper Conference. I hadn’t unpacked after my trip to Toronto (how many ‘I’ve-got-it-fully-together’ points would I earn for that?) thus, my wardrobe may have a few more layers than necessary for Fall in AZ. Hello, heat! 
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From Where I Stand in Toronto

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For many of us, the best thing about Fall is the fashion. And during a recent business trip to chilly Toronto, I definitely embraced all that is sartorially Fall. Colder weather meant tights, boots and scarves were on my packing list. Along with that came warm coffee sipped outside during a fire drill! Luckily (and miraculously) I didn’t spill a drop despite walking down 12 flights of stairs carrying a mug. It was way to early to part with coffee!

Wearing: BCBG dress via Twice (also love this Leopard dress) / American Apparel tights / Rag & Bone boots / Rebecca Minkoff tote 

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Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples

I’m excited to share this video collaboration with Glam.com today!  Truth is, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and dressing up is a huge part of the fun! With a little ingenuity, you can shop costumes straight from your closet. I’ve teamed up YouTube fitness gurus Johnny Pearman and Caroline Jordan, fellow bloggers Jesica Ryzenberg and Chelsea LaSalle and of course, Glam.com to conjure up a few effortless, couples costumes. Check them out if you’re in need of a new costume ideas for you and your boo (or in my case, man’s best friend!) Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to Glam for more looks you can get at home. Trust me, you’ll want to see the rest of this series!

Have a great weekend and thanks for reading!

Red, Blue and Her Too

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Balance

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Veering from the regular fashion posts today because a few friends and readers posed the “how do you do it all?” question to me and I owe them an answer. While I consciously omit writing about my everyday struggles in my outfit posts, I do want to paint an honest picture of my personal and professional life. Continue Reading