Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Skirt and Watercolors

Bracelet: Jessica Simpson; Sandals: Guess;
My absolute favorite color is blue! I just love how peaceful looking at it makes feel. The rhythmic sea is blue, a quenching glass of water is faintly blue (at a good angle) and the awesome southern California sky is definitely blue most of the time. It's an essential color of life. I can wear this simple blue crew neck henley with most anything...and this watercolor print skirt was on my mind this morning. This look has high punches of color balanced with silver accents.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Green Thumb

Emerald Fitzgerald Nail Polish by China Glaze

First off, I've done nothing noble to be able to title this piece as I have. It's just winter, and green is a pretty, moody color... on my thumb...

Lately I've wanted to "go dark". Weekly I thought I'll go to the nail salon and try a midnight blue or green. I mean, because usually I get a pail pink on my toes, and leave my hands bare. SO minimalistic, I know.

Only after the new year did I find a perfectly satisfying hue; this beautiful dark green that I was strongly drawn to. I literally stepped forward toward the color wall when I saw it there among all the oranges, reds, and browns. I got a pedicure, then decided to really commit and do a manicure too, so my hands and feet match. I'm SO stoked about it! Emerald is such a gorgeous color.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Calle Classic

Out shopping for something nice to bring home to my grandmother after her long week of travel, I decided to pick up some flowers. When I saw that calla lilies are in season, the decision was made! They're classic, and easily fit into the color palette in any room.

As a token to my appreciation for photography, this photo was taken in a style that contrasts light and dark. You can't kind of imagine the squeal I let out at this photo's review! I was so pleased with the image because it was on accident. You had to be there.

My camera is simple, but I guess I did well to showcase the visually stunning simplicity of the California grown calla lily. Hope she likes them!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Beads and Heels

Sheer Beaded Tank: Willow & Clay; ALDO wallet (similar here); Jeans: Hollister; Shoes: Penny Loves Kenny

As much as I look forward to the shopping trips with my girlfriends, sometimes doing it alone allows for more time to search for real gems in the sand. That's what happened a few weeks ago when I found this sheer beaded tank after being in a store for close to three hours! I'm the person who only buys what I love after I try on a million things...even if it's just one item of twenty-five. After almost leaving it too, I couldn't bring myself to leave without the top.

Every girl needs some sparkle in her wardrobe! This piece can be dressed up or down. I wore it to 'Night of Appreciation' for work with a black, three quarter sleeved blazer. Here it's paired with denim jeans and high heels for a day out with family.

Happy New Year!

First New Years Dusk 2013
Los Angeles, Ca
Speaking with my sister on the phone this first morning of 2013 was fun. She made me laugh so hard that I cried! It's times like that which I hope to have more of this year. She also asked me if I have any resolutions for the year. I told her that I didn't have any set. After thinking about it all day and going out to take the above picture to feature, I really do hope to buy a better camera and submit new posts on my blog, often. What are your resolutions?

Wishing you a happy, healthy, and abundantly blessed 2013!