It took us exactly half a day to become complete and total beach bums! I am pretty sure I haven't left the house wearing anything other than a bikini and a cover up since we got here! The cute Tiare Hawaii cover up & fringed perfection of a bikini I am wearing in today's post are my particular favorites! You know me, I love soft colors, and these water-colored pieces are so pretty and have such a relaxed and easy vibe! My poor feet are getting some well-deserved rest as well! I spend the past fews days walking around bare feet or wearing these comfy studded flat sandals! Guess I should give my heels a break a bit more often, cause this is heaven!:)
June 26, 2015
June 24, 2015
Hiking in Malibu, or as I like to call it, the place where it all started. It's kind of hard to imagine that it's been more than four years since Emil and I shot our very first post for VivaLuxury in this exact spot! Feeling a bit nostalgic, really... A lot has changed, but a lot has remained the same, most importantly I still enjoy our shoots with Emil as much as I did the day it all began:) It's kind of funny but starting VivaLuxury really opened my eyes and helped me to discover a whole new side of me. Switching to Fashion from Computer Science background at first seems like a 180 degree turn, but eventually I realized those two are not mutually exclusive and I am simply a computer science geek with a passion for fashion!
What has changed in the past four years is my appreciation for appropriate hiking footwear. Can't imagine why, but I went with a pair of platform, sky-high heeled boots on our first shoot! Let me tell you, comfortable it was not! So, keeping comfort in mind, this time I opted for a breezy, light-as-air cotton tunic I recently scored at Karen Kane, denim cut-offs and flat sandals! You live, you learn, I guess! Hooray to personal growth!:)
June 22, 2015
I have never met an off-the-shoulder dress I didn't like! Never! Pondering about what it is about these dresses I find so attractive, I think that aside from the fact that they appeal to my girly side, to me, they are the quintessential summer dress! This particular DVF number is made even more appealing by the asymmetric hem and light-as-air silk-chiffon which feels like you wearing nothing at all! I got it right before our last trip to Palm Springs thinking it was a great little option to throw over my bikini but realized very quickly that this dress had a day-to-night transformation potential. Though it pairs beautifully with gladiator sandals and raffia totes, I am quite keen on the way it looks with high heels! Very girly and pretty! And I love that of course!:)
June 19, 2015
Chloe would be it! There is something incredibly elegant and effortless about Chloe. In essence, a Chloe girl is cool without trying and it is precisely this quality I find so attractive. Naturally, when Chloe invited me to take part in "The Drew Diaries" campaign to style the iconic Drew Bag, I jumped at the chance to create a few looks incorporating one of my favorite Chloe pieces ever!
June 18, 2015
Wearing my favorite not-so-basic basics and a new studded perfection of a jacket. In a sea of white tees out there, surprisingly a perfect one is not always easy to find. But this one from Rag & Bone is virtually indestructible and survived countless abuses I usually put my t-shirts through. Though I should rather say survived and persevered because somehow it managed to maintain it's original shape! For that reason it's been in heavy rotation, worn with everything from denim to tulle, but today I wanted to go super clean and paired it with white denim and my cropped Kooples jacket. Now, I have never met a studded leather jacket I didn't like, but some studded jackets I love just a little bit more than others and this one happens to be one of those! Because... well, because it's all good, the leather, the studs, the cropped length, which goes so very well with little black dresses and anything high waist. Love that!
June 16, 2015
I went lace dress rampaiging before I found this lavender dream to wear to a friend's wedding. So much perfection concentrated in one little dress: the lace, the color, the fit and length... I love it all! In fact, I find myself so obsessed I keep inventing ways I can downplay it for daytime. So far, flats and leather jacket seem to be the winning combination, but I am committed to coming up with more! Today, I paired it with my favorite Saint Laurent heels & pearls from my VLxMEJURI collection. Pearls & lace... best best!