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THE LWS

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Every year around this time I start to get the itch for all things white. Something about the first signs of Spring that makes me yearn for crisp, clean whites. I usually go with a LWD (little white dress), but when I saw this Line & Dot skirt I had to take the LWS plunge. The lace detailing plus the frilly silk hemline make it so beyond feminine and fun. It is everything and will 100% be in nonstop rotation all Spring + Summer.

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I initially got this frilly Mara Hoffman cropped top to pair with a high waisted denim short, but when it arrived I immediately thought it would be so fun with the skirt. The blue and white stripes and girlie ruffle style weirdly go well with the lace + silk of the skirt.

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Since both the top and the skirt have so much going on, I went with my most neutral tan shoe from Steve Madden. I adore these heels! They are so comfy and perfectly on trend with the thicker heel + platform style. I also chose my YSL (seems basically vintage now that it’s from pre Saint Laurent days) tan clutch. I love how simple it is, yet it is big enough for all my necessities.

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I felt like this look kinda had a 70’s vibe going on, so I paired it with my fave retro feeling Chloe sunnies. I love that really round, oversized glasses are in again!

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I added these Lizzie Fortunato earrings and my go-to Michele watch, my Alexander McQueen wrap bracelet and this fab double V Natalie B ring to finish off the look.

I love love the flirty feel of this look. Date night ready times ten, right? So excited to wine + dine with my husband this weekend at our new favorite spot, North Italia. If you live in OC, it’s a must try. Pizzas, pastas, yummy salads and great fish too. The atmosphere is open and lively, which I love!

Here are my other favorite LWS:

This one by Backstage

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This one by Winston White

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This one by Clayton

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This one by Lucy Paris

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This one by BB Dakota

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This one by Wyldr

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This one by Privacy Please

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This one by Iro

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LACE UP BLOUSES & PERFECT CUTOFFS

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Let’s just be real for a minute. I love dressing up and being girlie, but day to day, I am ALL about a quick, simple pair of cutoffs. We have been having the most insanely perfect weather here in SoCal (usually it’s a bit cooler here in February, but we have been spoiled with nonstop 80 degree days), making it hard for me to want to throw on anything other than these fab shorts.

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Let’s start with my current favorite cutoffs from Lovers and Friends. They are a bit higher waisted, which I love, and distressed in all the right places. I am so happy with this higher waisted trend, it’s perfect for a quick front tuck (which I think is always flattering).

02.26.2016 Currently Caro-23Now onto the top. I went through the plaid Rails + cutoffs obsession last year, but lately I have been all about the fun laced up detailing instead. I found this L’Academie one strolling on Revolve Clothing one morning and was instantly sold on the fun stripes and pockets. It would be so cute paired with a skirt or high waisted jeans too.

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My favorite (kinda badass) Valentino studded flats and my sherbet orange Balenciaga were the perfect additions to this easy look. Since the top + shorts are both pretty simple, I felt like my shoes and bag should definitely have some personality.

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I also threw on my go-to Michele watch, a wrap bracelet from Alexander McQueen and a matching studded bracelet from Valentino. For rings, I chose this Natalie B double v creation that I just snagged last week (I am obsessed). I finished the look with these new Illesteva sunnies that I found at Bloomies Fashion Island (my go-to spot for all things new and fresh in the world of sunnies).

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Here are some of my other favorite cutoffs and lace up tops:

These Levi’s 

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These from Tularosa

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These from Lovers + Friends

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These from TopShop

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This Auguste top

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This Lovers + Friends top

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This Bardot top

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This L’Academie top

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THE ESPADRILLE WEDGE

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One of my favorite shoe trends for Spring & Summer is definitely the espadrille wedge.  I have been wearing my Chloe version nonstop since I scooped them up at Bloomies in San Fran. They are honestly the most comfortable shoe I have ever owned. It’s like walking on clouds! That’s what makes this trend so fab, it’s just so wearable.

All the designers have their own take on the trend and below are my top 12 picks.

First Row (left to right): Joie, Loeffler Randall, Charles David

   Second Row (left to right): Chloe, Charlotte Olympia, Via Spiga

      Third Row (left to right): Steve Madden, See by Chloe, Tory Burch

       Fourth Row (left to right): Valentino, Sam Edelman, Saint Laurent

FLIRTY FLORALS

Flirty Floral!

Nothing epitomizes Spring more than a fresh, colorful floral.  Always on trend (think about it, they really are) and so easy to wear. Whether you choose a fun bright one, like I chose in this outfit, or a darker one, it’s a fab mix up from the daily monochromatic look.

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I love love pairing a matching top and skirt. I saw this gorgeously printed Rebecca Taylor duo and knew it would be such a fun look. The long sleeve top is super comfy and will be so cute paired with jeans or shorts as well. And the skirt is my everything. Elastic waist band and the sassiest swingy bottom.

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To break up the mass floral frenzy, I layered on my all time favorite House of Harlow necklaces. I love pairing the mini locket and the large one. Such basic pieces that I find myself wearing nonstop. I also threw on my essential Shashi necklace.

Since the top and skirt are so soft, I decided to edge up the look with my new lace Joie heels. How fab are these? I love the cognac color and the braided suede. For my bag, I had to go with my Alexander McQueen clutch (color no longer available but similar) as it matches the shoes perfectly. I have had this bag forever and I feel like it only gets better with age.

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I layered on some Gorjana (love her!) rings and my pink lensed Illesteva glasses to top off the look. I will for sure be living in this look and similar ones all Spring and Summer. Nothing better than an outfit that is super easy and comfy, but still chic and finished.

Here are some my other favorite flirty floral looks:

This adorable Eight Sixty Romper

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This Ella Moss maxi dress

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This bell sleeved Auguste mini

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This matching top/skirt from Sam & Lavi (on sale!)

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This fun 6 Shore Road creation

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This Chelsea 28 dress

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Snorkel Blue Seaside Luxe

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I get so excited every year when Pantone releases it’s colors of the season. This year, I of course love rose quartz, but I also am obsessed with snorkel blue. The rich blue tone just epitomizes warm, sunny days.

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I am always and forever about the easy daytime romper (minus the whole going to the bathroom thing…). There is nothing better than throwing on one piece and being set to go, right? I love that rompers can be casual for day and then easily dressy for night with a quick accessory/shoe change.

BLUE + WHITE OUTFIT!

 

So back to snorkel blue. The minute I saw this fresh Tularosa romper I had to have it. The mix of bright white and electric blue is always chic. I adore the throwback vintage style and fit. The tie front is also a huge Spring trend and just so fun. Doesn’t it just exemplify seaside luxe?

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How could I not pair this look with my perfectly snorkel blue Celine? I treasure this bag. Everytime I use it I feel so alive (dramatic I know, but really I do!)

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When doing a romper daytime I always go with a simple flat or fun wedge (no heels or sneakers please). This keeps it casual, but fun. Let’s just discuss my Chloe wedges for a minute, because I am full on obsessed.com. I basically took out another girl at Bloomingdales to get them. Pure comfort, the softest suede and gorgeous craftmanship (have I sold you yet? I promise I am not getting paid to, I just love love them). I am going to do a whole post on  my favorite espadrille wedges later this week, so stay tuned.

DETS Blue whiteI also added a fun cuff from House of Harlow 1960 (that has a fab turquoise stone and it’s on sale for $40), my simple zig zag necklace from Shashi and these end all Lizzie Fortunato earrings that I snagged from Neiman’s. Pretty simple accessories since the romper has enough personality on it’s own.

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Here are some of my other favorite snorkel blue finds:

This Loeffler Randall crossbody

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This Free People wrap dress

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This fun DVF off the shoulder dress

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These Steve Madden sandals (so good in blue!)

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These Ivanka Trump heels

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This Marc Jacobs card case
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This Eliza J maxi dress

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This MISA off the shoulder top

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