Winter in Bloom

This past week, I went to the beautiful Pelican Hill Resort to celebrate a friend's bridal shower! Pelican Hill is one of my favorite resorts in OC.  The views are stunning and the service is superb.  Even if you're a local, you should stop by for drinks and to take in the view.

Even though it's winter, I wanted to look girly and festive for the shower, so I chose a floral printed sundress, and just paired it with a winter white wool coat.  My dress is by BB Dakota (last season, similar here, here, and here), my coat is by Tulle (old, similar here, here, and here) and my heels are by Cole Haan (sold out, but affordable here, similar here).  

The Resort at Pelican Hill

Newport Coast, California

I love the light just before sunset.   I'm so grateful that I live in Southern California, and am happy to share it with you! Are you dying for some spring weather too?  These florals got me craving sunshine...

stay gold,


LA Winter

It's been so "cold" in LA!  When I wake up and it's in 40s...that's pretty darn cold for SoCal okay ;) All I want to wear is sweats...but this past weekend I decided to dress up for an adventurous day to the Griffith Observatory.

I'm wearing OTK boots from Forever 21 (sold out but similar here & here), vest from zara (on sale!), leather mini skirt from bb dakota (similar here), a turtleneck from j.crew (on sale!) and carrying my YSL wallet on a chain (my versionlambskin version).  

For my makeup, I went for a natural smokey eye.  The widget below lists all the products I used!  My makeup application is done in this order: eyebrows, eyeshadow, foundation, concealer, setting powder, contour powder, blush, lashes, lips.  Let me know if you want to see a specific tutorial!  I've been using the new Velvet Noir mascara from Marc Jacobs beauty, which I received to test & review from Influenster (sign up for free stuff!) and I really love it.  It gives me major volume when I'm not wearing lashes, and when I am, it's super dark color helps blend my real & falsies.

Thanks for reading! How are you staying cozy this winter? Do you have any special spots in LA you think I should go visit?  Let me know!

stay gold,