Friday Favorites

October 17, 2014

And just like that it's at least fifteen degrees cooler in Southern Cali. I won't even pretend to understand weather patterns, but I'm certainly grateful for the reprieve from the energy-leaching heat that has plagued SoCal for the past few months. It's still warm enough to fire up the grill though, and if my husband has his way we'll be doing exactly that this weekend. I hope you have an amazing weekend. Be safe, and God bless!

This stunning picture from Hannah Magazine's Instagram.


The 22 best desserts in L.A. And yes, I'm determined to try them all...for research purposes, of course.


A beautiful setting for dining al fresco with friends


An adorable photo shoot with adorable littles wearing adorable costumes from Pottery Barn. 


A super luxe-looking DIY with a table from IKEA. IKEA!

5 Ways to Wear a Scarf This Season

October 16, 2014

Even though scarves are rarely a necessity in Southern California, I definitely have a strong affinity for them and have acquired a pretty sizable collection over the years. Since the weather has cooled, even if only slightly, I'm starting to plan my outfits around my scarves and trying to find new ways to wear them. I'm loving the way these ladies styled theirs.


I love the grunge-meets-glam look of a fur scarf layered over a plaid shirt.


This snuggly look will be perfect for a casual night out, when it's much cooler.


Head scarves seem to have a summery feel, but paired with a fur stole and maxi dress, this one totally works for fall.


Layered over a sweater, as opposed to a coat,  is ideal for the mild SoCal weather. 


Wrapped and tied--a classic look. 

images via 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Shopbop Friends & Family for Mom and Baby

October 15, 2014

1. Books With Style This Little Piggy Went To Prada   2. C. Wonder Animal Coaster Set    3. Gift Boutique Rablabs Aro Photo Frame    4. Gift Boutique Crowned Bear Head Container    5. Kate Spade New York Cheetah Ikat 17 Month Agenda   6. Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit For Moms    7. Lesportsac Ryan Baby Bag

It's the Shopbop Friends & Family Sale time, those precious three days when you can take an extra 25% off your purchase! Now's the time to stock up on winter essentials, or pick up that handbag you've had your eye on. Since I've got a couple of friends who are pregnant or recently had a baby, I'm looking at possible gifts for them. Here are several sweet ideas.

1. A book of nursery rhymes for a tiny fashionista.
2. Adorable animal coasters that are perfect to hang on a wall in the nursery.
3. A frame to house the little angel's first photo.
4. Something whimsical and fairytale-like to hold the wee lamb's treasures.
5. A fabulous way for new mommies to keep track of baby's doctor's appointments and play dates.
6. Emergency provisions for moms on the go.
7. A stylish, practical, and gender-neutral baby bag.  

What's on your shopping list? Hurry, the sale is over tomorrow! And don't forget to use code FAMILY25 at checkout.

Must Have: House of Harlow 1960 Chevron Ladder Earrings

October 15, 2014

House Of Harlow 1960 Chevron Ladder Earrings 

Even though it's nearly impossible to wear earrings around my 14-month old--she's always grabbing and tugging and trying to put them in her mouth--I'm obsessed with these danglers. They're simple and sleek, but special enough to dress up jeans and tees. I wouldn't dare wear them every day, obviously, but they'll definitely make an appearance for date night.
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