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Cactus Tee & Sun Dress

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SUN DRESS: Forever 21  //  WEDGES: Marc Fisher (also avail. at Nordstrom)  // T-Shirt: ASOS (sold out – other cactus tees herehere, and here  //  SHORTS: Urban Outfitters  //  BELT:  ASOS  //  BOOTIES: Steven by Steve Madden (sold out – similar styles here, here, and here) //  SUNGLASSES: Urban Outfitters  //  PURSE: Lucky Brand (old – similar here)  //  Lipstick: BareMinerals Matte Liquid in Boss

I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend!! It’s slowly beginning to feel more and more like spring. Everyone imagines LA to always be hot and sunny, but it hasn’t really been either since January, so I’m very happy that the weather is changing. I’ve broken out the shorts and sundresses, but still waiting on the swim suits! They are sadly sitting in my closet waiting to be worn.

This spring has been really interesting for me because my boyfriend moved away from Los Angeles. We originally moved here at about the same time two years ago, so it’s been an adjustment to explore the city more on my own. As an introvert, I don’t have an issue doing things alone, it’s just much more boring! On the other hand, I have been working on checking places and things off of my LA “Bucket List,” like cute coffee shops and the LA Flower Market, that he wouldn’t love as much as me. It has been really neat to see the city through a different lens.

For better or for worse, I am a total planner. I like to have my checklists, to-dos, schedules, etc., but I am also a day dreamer and constantly thinking of “what’s next.” Right now, I am currently planning my next adventure because I’m not very good at staying planted for too long. 🙂 I am enjoying myself though knowing that no matter which phase you are at in life, it’s important to be thankful for it, and trust the process. Whether you are starting your first internship this summer, moving to a new city, or just looking forward to some relaxation, enjoy the present.

xx Heather

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Boots & Sweater

SCARF:  Anthropologie  //  SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban  //  SWEATER: Cotton On – sold out (similar here)  //  JEANS: Topshop  //  BOOTS: Dolce Vita  //  PURSE: Kate Spade – old (similar here)

Hi All,

I hope you had a great start to the new year. I have busier in the last six months than I have ever been before!! Hoping for a slow down soon, so I can return to blogging.

They say that busyness is a blessing (but I also think too much can be a burden at times). I have been struggling to find free time outside of my work life, and I recently have been finding myself daydreaming about taking a long vacation or road trip to escape “real life” for a bit 🙂 The notes on my iPhone are full of places around the USA that I want to stop by on a road trip and also places around the world that I want to visit in the next few years. Once I add a new place to my list, I can’t help but fixate on it, researching places to stay and things to do in the city. I have too many trips planned in my head! My goal for this year is to begin traveling (for fun) more often.  More to come on this topic.

Have a great rest of your week!

xx Heather

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Fall in The Air

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SWEATER: Forever 21  //  TOP: Nordstrom  //  JEANS: Lucky Brand  //  BOOTS: Frye //  PURSE: Lucky Brand – similar styles here  and here  //  CHOKER: Forever 21

Happy Fall, y’all!

Heather

 

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Boyfriend Jeans

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SUNGLASSES: Nordstrom  //  TOP: ASOS (also in aqua & pink)  //  JEANS: H&M  //  PURSE: MARC JACOBS (old – similar here & here)  //  SCARF: Madewell (old – similar here & here)  //  SHOES:  DSW

Happy Monday! It’s actually a little difficult for me to say “happy” Monday, because I very much dislike Mondays and appreciate my weekends too much, but here we are. Need to make the best of it.

I recently took some time off of work to meet up with my family in southern Florida, where they were spending spring break, and then to relax in LA for a few more days. Now that I’m completely back into the work grind, I’ve been thinking, “How do I find a job where I am paid to go on vacation?” 🙂 A few weeks ago, I saw something online that Netflix would pay people to travel and document their travels, but it was only for a few weeks. I need a full-time job out of this! Haha, I’m only somewhat kidding about this idea.

Anyways, I wore this outfit yesterday for Sunday breakfast in West Hollywood. I have been searching high and low for a pair of boyfriend jeans that wouldn’t quite literally make me look like a boy. For my body type, each pair I tried on were either suffocating in the legs and have an excess four inches of room at the waist, or they would be so short that it looked like I was wearing  denim capris. As attractive as both these looks were, I gave up and stuck with my skinny jeans. Over the weekend, I was browsing in H&M (because what good budget-hunting Millennial doesn’t) and decided to try this pair on. For $30, they were wayyy better than some other boyfriend jeans I had tried that were at least double their price. With a bit of a stretch to them, they are also super comfortable. You will definitely be seeing more of these jeans!

**Just a hint, for World Recycle Week – take your old unwanted clothing to H&M to receive 30% off of your entire purchase until Sunday, 4/24. Happy recycling and shopping!**

Have a great week!

xx Heather

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The Classics

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TRENCH COAT: J.Crew  //  SHIRTTarget (old – similar herehere)  //  JEANS: Joe’s Jeans  //  HEELS: Nina Shoes  //  SUNGLASSES: Sunglass Warehouse

This outfit is made up of some classic pieces that every girl needs in her closet. A solid white button-up and black skinny jeans are essentials because they can both be paired with tons of different looks in all seasons. I wear my black skinny jeans multiple times a week because I have yet to find something else that can fit so many occasions. I also love that I can throw on a white button up with a pair of jeans, tucked into a pencil skirt, or under a sweater for a crisp look. The one I’m wearing here is a bit longer, with a tunic-like fit and slits up the sides for a more modernized look. In my mind, the white button up is one of the easiest ways to look polished, besides adding pearl jewelry.

I tossed on a pair of suede pumps from Nina Shoes in the color Robin’s Egg. The color is subtle enough, but just a bit of fun with the bluish tint. I love these pumps because they only have a 3 inch heel, which makes long days at work much easier. It also makes them appropriate for day and evening. I plan my days around what type of shoe I’m wearing – if I need to walk more than a few blocks at any given time, I’m switching to flats or wedges. I love heels, but they aren’t very cute if you are wincing in pain with each step. (I’ve definitely been there before and had to buy a pair of flip flops just so I could finish grocery shopping after a long day on my feet. Haha, so glamorous.)

I completed the look with a classic trench coat and some tortoise shell shades from Sunglass Warehouse. These shades are super affordable and are at the perfect price point for trying out trendier styles that you aren’t ready to break the bank to purchase. If you’re like me, you’ll love Sunglass Warehouse because it means you had afford to buy a few more pairs. 🙂 My trench coat on the other hand was a bit of a splurge for me, but it is almost two years old now and still in great shape. I know I have many more good years out of it. I look at it as more of an investment than a splurge. Be careful telling yourself that on a regular basis though – it’s a very slippery slope.

Have a great week!

xx Heather

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Brunch Look

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TOP: Old Navy  //  NECKLACE: Forever 21  //  PURSE: H&M (old – similar here & here)  //  JEANSJoe’s Jeans  //  WEDGES: DSW  //  LIPSTICK: butter LONDON in Macbeth

Happy spring, everyone!

I hope you enjoyed your Easter weekend and were able to spend it with loved ones. I never thought I would be spending my Easter on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, but here I am. Definitely a little unconventional compared to what my typical Easter holiday looks like. Even though I really missed my family back in Indiana, I enjoyed it! I tried an awesome brunch place with my boyfriend and some new friends.

With spring in full bloom here in Los Angeles, the season of brunching has begun. I wanted to share this easy, but polished brunch look. I am wearing a breezy peplum camisole from Old Navy, which was a big hit on my Instagram. Blue and white gingham print is everywhere this spring – such a fun and preppy vibe. I love how this top looks, and I might just need to go back for the other prints. I paired it with a dark skinny jean, a bright bag, and tan wedges. I bought these wedges in grey last year and think they look great with both dresses and skinny jeans. I was extremely excited to see that they are back in-stock on DSW’s website, so I had to buy them in the tan option. Seriously, I HAD to 😉

Have a great week. Thank you so much for reading!

xx Heather

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Striped Skirt

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TOP: ASOS (other version here)  //  SKIRT: Forever 21 (similar here and here)  //  SHOES: Target  //  NECKLACE: J.Crew (old – similar here and here)

Hi All,

I hope you had another great week. I have definitely been using my weekends to explore different areas in California in the last few months.

Last month, some work friends and I took a spontaneous weekend trip to San Diego, and it was a blast. We ate some amazing Mexican dishes (breakfast burritos hold the key to my heart), went to the best dueling piano bar I’ve ever been to, and rented bicycles to explore Coronado Island off the San Diego coast. Unfortunately, it was cold when we were there, so I’m already planning my next trip down there – complete with some beach-lounging.

Two weeks ago, my boyfriend and I road-tripped north to San Jose to see the Notre Dame baseball team play. It was about a five hour drive, but it was a gorgeous day and we were happy to escape the city a little bit. The highway winded through California hills and then was surrounded by blossoming cherry trees for more than half the drive. I have never seen so many white and pink blossoming trees. They were in rows as far as the eye could see – it was really stunning. After the baseball game, my boyfriend got to catch up with all of his teammates from ND, and then we did a little bar hopping in downtown San Jose. We capped off the night at an ice cream shop called Cream, that lets you choose two freshly baked cookies and any flavor of ice cream to go in-between them to create the most incredible ice cream sandwich! The cookie ice cream sandwiches were probably not the most health-conscious late night decision, but they were totally worth the guilt.

Then last weekend, we headed south again to Laguna Beach for a little time in the sun while my boyfriend’s mom was visiting Southern California. She is a total foodie and can find the tastiest places, so we definitely took advantage of the best eats in Orange County during her visit. Laguna was one of the places I loved most when I first visited California a few summers ago, and still remains a favorite of mine. The surf shops are so cute and make me want to live in a beach town, become a surfer and live off fish tacos and margaritas. A girl can dream.

Happy Saturday!

xx Heather

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