How to Wear Pink Without Looking Like a Ken Doll

Today, I wanted to share with you my next pink pick from this week's La Vie En Rose theme. Enter, these gorgeous dusty rose trousers from H&M. A great fit, and of course an unbeatable price make them a perfect contender for those who want to dip a toe in the water without diving in head first.

To style them, I kept everything else super cool and minimal, to keep from feeling like I should be hanging out with Barbie and friends. That means keeping it grounded with these chic sandals (also H&M), a simple, crisp white JCrew button down shirt, and a sporty black baseball cap. I accessorized with a minimal cuff and some super reflective shades for a little edge, and I think the result is something quite chic.

Once I had the look decided, we packed up the equipment and headed to my favorite outdoor installation - LACMA's "Levitated Mass" and shot it in action. I hope you like what you see.

So fellas, give pink a try. It can be done. I mean, if I can do it, so can you! Let me know if you have another favorite pink clothing item, or a unique way to style it - I'd love to see it! That's all for now - check back tomorrow for my favorite Rosé picks for our Thirsty Thursday edition of La Vie En Rose. And don't forget to enter our Giveaway by subscribing to our Youtube channel here

Hanging Out at LACMA

Today I wanted to share with you an easy, cool outfit that's perfect for days when you want to dress comfortably, but need a little polish.  

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I spent the day at LACMA Mogging away, and this was just the thing to wear for a day spent writing and doodling on the museum lawn - a fashion blogger's off-duty look, if you will. 

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Starting with my favorite jeans at the moment - my Alexander Wang X Denim  - I paired them with this great indigo pocket tee from Wallace & Barnes at JCrew. Because of the relaxed silhouette, I paired it with some great Cole Haan oxfords and a full arm party, to keep it feeling refined and not sloppy.

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I love days that I get to spend at the museum or art gallery. It's so important to get out in the world and see the interesting and exciting work other artists are doing - it keeps me inspired. What sort of places do you all go to feel inspired and get some work done at the same time? I'd love to know, especially if they're here in LA. Always on the hunt for things to do! Let me know in the comments below, and I'll be sure to check it out.

DIY "Chombré" Shirt

For today's edition of our Summer Kickoff series, I'm sharing a super easy - and fun - DIY you can do today with supplies you already have on hand. The ombré trend is here to stay for the summer, and I'm gonna show you achieve that oh-so-cool look at home.

To start, gather your materials - either an old chambray shirt that needs a little sprucing up, or you can thrift one - like my $15 JCrew shirt I found at Crossroads here in LA. Then, make sure you have a bucket, some gloves (to protect your skin) and some regular ol' bleach.

First decide where you want your bleach to cover, and then wet your shirt with plain water. Next, fill your bucket with 2 parts hot water and 1 part bleach, and then lower your shirt into the solution, up to where you planned to cover. After that, let it sit for about an hour in a well-ventilated place. 

When you come back, rinse the shirt in cool water, and then refill the bucket with a solution of 2 parts water and 1 part white vinegar. (This helps the bleaching process to stop.) Allow that to sit for about 10 minutes, and then rinse again. After that, just throw the shirt in the laundry, and enjoy your new look!

This look is perfect for the summer because it's a great way to incorporate the denim on denim trend, without it feeling heavy. It makes a great poolside cover up, and is perfect to layer on over a tee or tank when the sun goes down. I know I'll be getting a lot of use out of this. Let me know if you give it a try in the comments below - I'd love to see your handiwork in action! Check back tomorrow for a new video - featuring a Summer Cocktail Recipe you won't want to miss!

Shopping Guide: Summer Shorts

Happy Monday, everyone! This week, in honor of Memorial Day Weekend (and the beginning of the summer season) we will be sharing with you our Summer Kickoff Series. Everything is about to get summery up in here.

Starting with a shopping guide to get you into the season in style, I'm sharing with you the best new shorts to beat the heat. I have a personal vendetta against the tight knee-length cuffed denim shorts that everyone and their brother have been wearing the last few years, and I think it's time for a change. The new silhouette is cooler, easier, more relaxed - and frankly, a lot more comfortable in the heat, too. Check out my picks below.

 

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(Clockwise from top left) AcneTopman, Club Monaco, Topman, JCrew, Zara - be sure to click each name for a link to shop!

 

What do you think about these looks? Think you'll give any a try? Let me know in the comments below! I hope you do. It really is time to leave the tight jorts on the shelf at home and give yourself a little (ahem) breathing room.

¡Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Hey everyone - happy Cinco de Mayo from those of us out here in sunny LA! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and are ready to celebrate this holiday the way it should be - with tequila & Mexican cuisine.

To make sure I celebrated in style, I threw a little look together and headed to West Hollywood's own Gracias Madre - vegan Mexican restaurant and frequent haunt of Beyoncé & Jay-Z. And obviously, if its good enough for the queen & king, it's good enough for me.

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There really is no better way to spend your Tuesday than sipping margaritas in a linen shirt. Amirite?? (Full Look by JCrew, Sunglasses and Loafers are Vintage.)

Birthday Brunch Look

Over the weekend, I had the supreme pleasure of meeting up with my dear friends - and fellow bloggers! Taylor Dini and ValleyClaire - for a birthday brunch. 

I had never been to Toast before, but I knew it was a Kardashian hot spot, so at the very least I thought I could get a peep at Kim or Khloe. Well, no Kim to be found - but was the meal ever tasty. I feel like I am still dreaming of my avocado-topped omelette. Yum.

Afterwards, we took a little stroll, and hit up the first ever brick-and-mortar Murad store right here in Weho. I've been using some of their products for a while now and I Can't wait to post a review of them for you all soon!

Ps - like my look? The jeans are Current Elliott, the shirt is JCrew. (What else?) Paired it with my beat up old chucks and it made for the perfect easy brunch look.

New Week, New Look

So to start this week off, I thought I'd share my #OOTD.

Loosely inspired by our Menswear Test Shoot from this weekend, I went with something a bit sporty today. My take on a baseball uniform. And, honestly, the way I feel wearing this - its on the fast track to becoming my own daily uniform. A polished shirt, easy-to-wear leather leggings, and a great pair of sneakers - what's not to love?

Shout out to my mom for gifting me this shirt. (And adding J.Crew oxford number 432908432 to my closet...) Outfit credits and links to shop: Hat by TopmanShirt by J.CrewLeggings by H&MSneakers by Nike.

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SPRING LOOKBOOK

Hey guys! Thought I'd share with you all a little something my boyfriend Nicholas and I shot last week. I've always wanted to challenge myself to create a number of looks from just a few key pieces, so here it is.

20 Pieces. 10 Looks. 10 different occasions to wear them to.

The key to success here was using clean, simple, classic pieces - what I'm referring to as #thenewclassics - to create some really great looks. I used a mix of high-end and casual brands (and even snuck in a few of my own designs) to create accessible looks for any occasion you may have this spring. 

Let me know how I did in the comments below - and share with me if you've ever done anything similar. I'd love to check it out.

the looks (clockwise from top left)

spring wedding 1, 4, 13, 17
lunch break 5, 13, 18
weekend warrior 7, 9, 16, 19 

day at the park 7, 10, 14, 20
gallery Opening 5, 6, 14, 18

sunday Brunch 5, 15, 20
Headed to yoga 2, 8, 11, 16, 19
Cocktail hour 2, 4, 13, 17
studio workday 6, 12, 16, 20
Laundry day 3, 10, 13, 20


THE PIECES 
john varvatos blazer
Allsaints leather jacket
Erik anderson linen jacket
4 JCrew oxford Shirt (white)
jcrew oxford shirt (blue)
6 gap Chambray shirt
vintage flannel
american apparel zippper hoodie
james perse crew neck sweater
10 erik anderson cut and sew tee
11 Alexander wang muscle tee
12 gap crew neck tee
13 blk denim jeans
14 gap boyfriend jeans
15 H&M Chinos
16 h&M Leather leggings
17 Cole haan monkstrap shoes
18 Cole haan lace up oxford shoes
19 Nike free run sneakers
20 Chuck taylor Converse

**also styled with rayban aviators, rayban wayfarers, and erik anderson leather lunch bag