The Pink Wall + A Giveaway!

Pink wall Melrose

Most Instagrammable spots in LA

Paul Smith pink wall Los Angeles

Classic black Chanel purse

Black and white bow dress

CeCe colorblock sleeveless bow dress

CeCe dresses Nordstrom

J.Crew blush bangle

CeCe black dress with a bow

Los Angeles fashion bloggers

Pink wall Los Angeles

CeCe by Cynthia Steffe bow dress

Colorful walls in Los Angeles

Black Chanel quilted purse

J.Crew gemma cap toe flats

Betsy Newman Photography

Outfit: CeCe dress (also similar here)

Accessories: Chanel purse, J.Crew ballet flats

Jewelry: J.Crew pink bangle (see more styles here), Gorjana gold leaf bracelet (see more styles here)

Hi there! I’m popping in today with a quick hello! We shot this look at the famous pink wall on Melrose. It’s basically an Instagram icon and a fun spot to take pictures and check out the scene whenever you’re in LA. The wall always has a ton of people hanging around—there was actually a rap music video being filmed right next to us. Only in LA, lol!

I love how the whimsical bow detail on this dress plays off the girliness of the wall. (Is girliness a word? If not, I just made it one, lol!) I also have to mention these classic pointy toe flats. They feel very Chanel and Parisian but the nice surprise is they’re under $100. Thank you, J.Crew!

Before I run off today (most likely in hot pursuit of a breakfast taco), I also wanted to mention a giveaway I’m hosting with a bunch of great bloggers! The winner will receive a Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Mini Bag– umm whaaat?! The more “tasks” you complete below, the more entries you will receive.

Thank you for entering and good luck! I’m crossing my fingers for ya : ) xx

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Prada Saffiano cuir double small tote bag black red

Amanda Uprichard casius cold shoulder crepe top

Steve Madden Scarlett marabou evening sandal

Outfit ideas for Valentine's Day

Amanda Uprichard open shoulder black top with ruffles

Amanda Uprichard Neiman Marcus

Steve Madden black fluffy heels

Articles of Society skinny jeans

Felicia Lasala Photography

Outfit: Amanda Uprichard top, Articles of Society jeans

Accessories: Prada handbag, Steve Madden heels (so fluffy!)

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m writing this post in DALLAS, which makes my heart so happy. I haven’t been back since the big move in December, and oh.em.gee I really missed Dallas—and everything that comes with it. Learning how to navigate a long-distance relationship has been basically torture, so obviously I’m thrilled my boyfriend and I are spending Valentine’s Day together. I’m so excited for tonight– We have an at-home sushi and spa night ahead of us, and I know it’s going to be so fun. You can never go wrong with a spicy tuna roll—am I right?!

I know some people hate the cheesiness of Valentine’s Day, but this holiday has honestly always been one of my favorites—and not just because of my deep obsession with anything pink and/or covered in chocolate. When my brother and I were little, my mom would put together Valentine’s Day baskets full of goodies and our favorite things. She actually did this for us through college and it was always so sweet. Mom, if you’re reading this, are we too old to bring this tradition back, lol?!

Whatever stage of life I’ve been in (single AF, a complicated mess or happily in a duo), Valentine’s Day for me has always been about celebrating love in all forms. Whether you’re sending a Valentine’s Day card to your grandma, throwing a Galentine’s wine night for all of your best friends or enjoying breakfast in bed with your hot man, remember it always comes back to celebrating the people you love. And definitely make it a priority to shower yourself with love too because the relationship you have with yourself is the most important one of all. Celebrate yourself because you are straight magic.

xx

Q&A

J.Crew ripped jeans

BB Dakota jacket

Brooke du jour interview

Vince Camuto bag Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Highland Park Village Dallas

Leather jackets under $100

Budget friendly nude heels

Vanessa Christina Photography

Outfit: BB Dakota jacket, 4SI3NNA top, J.Crew jeans (similar here and here)

Accessories: Vince Camuto purse, Steve Madden heels

Jewelry: Topshop California necklace (similar)

Remember when I posted 10 Fun Facts About Me back in the summer? That blog post was so fun to shoot and write—and not just because I was drinking wine in my pajamas and got to call it “working.” I thought it would be fun to try a quick Q&A this time. Okay let’s do this! PS- I won’t judge you if you’re the one drinking in your jammies this time.

Most worn item in your closet?  It’s a tie between this Paris T-shirt and anything striped.

Favorite people to follow on Instagram?  @jenniferlake, @laurenswells, @amberfillerup, @livvylandblog, @ellabrooksblog, @kattanita and many more talented ladies!

Currently reading?  The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson.

Favorite color?  Have we never met before? PINK ALL DAY EVERRRRYDAY.

Dream travel destinations?  Paris, Greece, Italy and Charleston.

Favorite indulgence?  drybar and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos (not necessarily at the same time).

What were you like as a kid?  Loud and bossy. Not much has changed.

Go-to meal?  Wine and cheese.

Red or white?  What kind of question is that? White. And make it a Chardonnay.

Most-used emoji?  The sassy salsa-dancing lady.

Best Halloween costume you’ve ever worn?  The Cookie Monster or Brunette Barbie.

First thing you thought of when you woke up this morning?  Coffee. And did I really fall asleep watching The Girlfriend’s Guide To Divorce again?

Favorite leftover food?  Cold Chinese is the best breakfast food on the planet. So much better the morning after—especially if it’s still in the carton.

Who would you die to go shopping with?  Blake Lively. Can Ryan drive?

Are you allergic to anything?  No, but I hate mushrooms with a passion.

Favorite holiday?  Anyone’s birthday. I am a HUGE birthday person.

Last person you texted?  My mom.

Hostess/entertaining philosophy?  Ply ‘em with wine and they’ll think you’re a good cook.

Best part of moving back to LA?  My family and frequent runs to Ivy At The Shore for red velvet cake.

Worst part of moving back to LA?  Missing my boyfriend, friends and NorthPark Mall.

Must-have beauty product?  Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. It’s brilliant.

Last thing that made you cry?  The latest episode of Suits where Harvey reconnects with his mother.

Is food in bed a yes or big no no?  Yes but my boyfriend makes me eat on the foot of his bed because of several unfortunate spilling situations (wine, coffee, you name it- I’ve spilled it. Oops?)

Have you ever been fired?  Yes, my flute teacher fired me in the 6th grade. I was really so bad, she couldn’t even bear to take my money.

What about double-dipping?  Ew no. Keep your germs to yourself and off my snacks.

What was the name of your first pet?  We had a goldfish named Fluffy. RIP Fluffy.

What can’t you leave the house without?  My cell (rocking the cutest new sushi case!), Burt’s Bees and my glasses.

How do you like your pizza?  Just cheese with red pepper flakes and Ranch.

Workout routine?  I bitch and moan until I get my ass to the gym.

Favorite nickname?  My aunt calls me Cookie.

Heels or flats?  It depends. How far are we walking?

Spirit animal?  My goldendoodle, Finn.

Best surprise you’ve ever had?  My 13th birthday.

What quote best describes your life?  “Stay classy, sassy and a bit bad assy.”

Any other fun questions? Ask me in the comments!