Lucky FABB Recap

ImageIn the midst of all the chaos, I’ve yet to share a recap on the Lucky FABB conference on April 4th. My day was spent at the lavish SLS hotel in Beverly Hills amongst a sea of blogging beauties, industry professionals and fashion legends. The day was spent learning the business of blogging and how to make your voice heard. I could spend endless posts describing my experience, but I decided to share a few of my favorite quotes from my favorite speakers. 

ImageLucky’s Editor in Chief: Brandon Holley 

“Let’s all quit our jobs and start blogging!”

ImageStyle star Kelly Osbourne

On fashion: “Have fun with it! Fuck what anyone else says.”

“Spend money on shoes, handbags and blazers.”

ImageVice President of Rachel Zoe Inc: Mandana Dayani 

On blogging: : “Check your ego at the door, be open to criticism.”

Image              Actress, Producer, Photographer, Winemaker (yes she has her own wine label), Beauty guru and one of my all time favorite people: Drew Barrymore

“Like takes different turns and it’s pretty wild.” 

On beauty: “Happiness is the best makeup.”

P.S. You have to check out her new makeup line, Flower. Amazing quality at an amazing price, Flower is exculsively available at Walmart and I’m a little more than obsessed. I’ll be picking up some of her items this weekend! 

ImageFashion legend: Betsey Johnson 

On staying true to your voice: “It’s so simple. You just love it. You just have to love it. There’s no secret, there’s no schooling, there’s no money. You just love it and it comes through and it works.”

Talk about fashion star-struck. I literally had goosebumps when she danced her way on stage. 70 has no effect on Betsey, she is one ball of energy. (Jealous) She brought champagne and a sneak peek of her new reality show XOX Betsey Johnson which premieres on the Style Network on Sunday May 12th at 8pm. And let me tell you, you don’t want to miss this. 

All in all, the Lucky FABB conference was well worth it. I definitely plan on attending both the days next year and bringing a photographer with me! If you have the chance fellow bloggers, I would highly recommend it. 

Stay tuned for more!

XO

New Directions

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Tee: Urban Outfitters 

Skirt: Target 

Sweater: BP Nordstrom 

Fedora: Cotton On 

Rings: So Good, Forever 21

Necklace/Bracelet: BCBGeneration, Forever 21

Shoes: Chinese Laundry 

New directions that’s where I am headed, literally. Remember when I said that there were changes to come? Well that would explain my brief absence. I have been in need of a change for a while now.

For a while now, I have been feeling a bit lost, uninspired and to top it off stressed to the core. There might as well have been a bright neon sign above my head screaming, “It’s time for a change!” I had to take a step back and evaluate the things that make me happy.

I decided it was time for a career change. I missed styling people, working with clients and making a difference in a person’s life through their wardrobe. (Not to mention being surrounded by clothes daily.) I missed retail. So I left Chinese Laundry in my pursuit of becoming a personal stylist. I recently took a job at Nordstrom in the TBD department and am already loving it. Doing what you love seriously makes all the difference.

Not only did I switch career paths but I made a move in another direction as well. I packed up and moved to Santa Barbara with J. Santa Barbara has been my happy place every weekend for over a year now and I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else. So in my pursuit to happiness (no pun intended) and new career path I took the plunge. New town, new scene, new adventures. New steps to take in my fabulous shoe collection!

Hope you follow along!

XO

P.S. Lucky FABB was absolutely amazing! Between my move, new job and birthday last week, I still haven’t had the chance for a recap! Stay tuned tomorrow for a few pictures and a few of my favorite moments!

Easter

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Dress: BCBGeneration 

Jacket: Borrowed

Belt: Nordstrom 

Shoes: Chinese Laundry 

It may be a little late but this was my Easter outfit last Sunday. Prepping food, sipping wine and decorating cupcakes were my duties for our big Easter dinner. How cute did my little peep nest cupcakes turn out? I may have made a mess in the process, but the end result was quite delicious.

You can never go wrong with a high-low dress in my opinion. They easily can transition from casual to dressy. I wanted to go more casual this day so I chose my printed high-low dress from BCBGeneration. I also love wearing it with a crew neck sweater and a pair of boots. Light denim jacket and my navy wedges from Chinese Laundry completed my outfit. 

The Lucky FABB conference is finally here! Read all about it in a new post tomorrow!

XO

Into the Wild

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Dress: BCBGeneration

Jacket: “Rubbish” by Nordstrom

Boots: “Riding Hood” by Chinese Laundry

It was a gorgeous day in Santa Barbara last weekend. With the sun shining and not a cloud in the sky, J and I made a trip up to Lampoc. We stopped at one of our favorite wineries Fess Parker. Not only is the wine delicious but the estate is beautiful. Picnic tables, open fields and blooming flowers cover the property. It made the perfect kodak moment. 

It was the perfect day to wear my floral printed shift dress from BCBGeneration. I love how light and comfortable this dress is. I also wear it with a pair of tights or leggings underneath  during those colder days. The weather this day was perfect so I took my light cargo jacket from Nordstrom. My most comfortable boots, the “Riding Hood” from Chinese Laundry finished off my outfit. 

Stay tuned for more. 

XO