Paige Denim Mila Shirtdress – this is the best shirtdress I have seen for the summer. It looks like a traditional shirtdress, but with a mini length and a shorter sleeve. It is a great looking shirtdress because of the new updates. Now you can wear it with your open toe sandals for summer when you go to an outdoor concert. This is not your go to work shirtdress, it is your go out on the weekend and look sexy shirtdress.
IRO Slim leg grey cropped jeans have become my favorite brand of jeans. I get that they do run a size smaller than a normal pair of denim jeans by J Brand or Frame Denim so it may hurt the ego when you have to size up, but their coloring on their jeans and the fit is still pretty awesome. So as long as you know you need to size up you are good to go. I love these 25 inch inseam cropped light grey jeans. Wear them instead of your white denim this summer.
Valentino Army Green Studded Backpack on sale for 20% off. I am kind of obsessed with backpacks at the moment and am loving the Valentino army green backpack with the rock studs. I love all backpacks right now because it is finally ok to just wear a fashionable backpack with a pair of designer sneakers and go out all day. I love the comfort and the hands free ability of a backpack. You can do everything with a great back. I even walked from my home to the supermarket and back without every worrying about my bag falling off my shoulder this weekend.
The weight of everything in your backpack is always evenly distributed and you look cool now too since backpacks are so in. Some people still just want their cross body bags and I love my crossbody bags as well, but the backpack is just a newer version of sporty look for anyone who spends all their time like me in athleisure. Now I can pull on my leggings, Chanel or Valentino sneakers and go all day with my backpack over one shoulder or both. Either way, you don’t have to worry about wearing heels all day or platforms anymore to look cool because the whole look is about being casual and sporty with your backpack.
Topshop Faux Leather Biker Jacket comes in white and black faux leather. I am loving this jacket in both colors because the heavy thick leather makes this jacket feel like a Balenciaga leather jacket for $95. For those of you who are vegan or just do not want to wear leather or want a leather jacket in a great feel and look without the designer price get this great looking biker moto jacket. I got it in black because it is that good.
Amore Tulle Midi Skirt for Weddings and beyond this summer. Ever thought about dressing up like a princess as an adult now that you are no longer able to wear all your princess outfits from your childhood? I just found the most gorgeous midi tulle skirt that you can wear to all those summer weddings and parties with a tank top and heels or a great looking sweater or jacket. This pretty multi layered tulle skirt will make you feel like a princess again with a touch of elegance. It is a couture look for $50 here.
Chanel Pre Fall Quilted Leather Backpack – if you are looking for a very cool Chanel backpack, the best one I have seen out there is the Chanel pre fall 2015 quilted leather backpack that comes in a rich burgundy and a black leather. Either are great, I just happened to like the burgundy a little more. Of course these are selling lot hotcakes in the stores so good luck finding one and if you do, don’t hesitate.
Here is why this bag is so great:
1. It comes in 2 sizes 8×10 or 9×12 and can hold all of your daily essentials
2. It is the classic Chanel quilting and the classic turnlock so you won’t have to worry that it won’t be in style next fall. It will become a classic in your closet with a handsfree capacity
3. The colors are neutrals. Whether your buy the burgundy or the black, the bag will go with everything you wear
4. The bag can be casual or dressy. Of course you can carry your Chanel quilted leather backpack with your workout clothes on OR to a business meeting and commuting to work
I found a black version of this new pre fall black quilted backpack here. That is like spotting a unicorn. So go for it.
Valentino Camouflage Suede Sneakers – I have been on the fence about these sneakers now for some time. I was just never sure and every single time I see them on someone, I love them. Then I think, those aren’t for me. I don’t need them…but they are calling my name again now that they are getting close to sold out. Isn’t that always the case? My favorites from this collection are still the Valentino army green camouflage style sneakers. I love the almost neutral color of these sneakers so I can wear them anytime with anything since Athleisure is the new casual way to dress in our world now.
And if you want to complete the whole outfit, check out the article from Racked LA about Sweat NSK on Sunset and Barrington opening in mid June. Sweat NSK will be a store that will outfit everyone from head to toe the way they love to dress now. Find activewear and casual hoodies and casual leggings that you can wear before, during and after a workout paired with a nice Celine bag and a gold Jennifer Fisher cuff.
The Nordstrom Half Yearly Saleis going on now. Here are some of my favorite pieces that I saw on sale that I think you should check out. DL 1961 denim jeans, Alo Yoga bras, BLK Denim leather jackets, and Marc by Marc Jacobs bags.
Baltaire Restaurant in Brentwood Los Angeles is one of the newest hip restaurant spots to hit the very tony area of Brentwood. I went there last night to celebrate and had a divine time. What they offer here is the proximity that all the Brentwood and Pacific Palisades residents crave to a neighborhood steakhouse restaurant that is also as chic as any that are offered in Beverly Hills or Malibu. As much as we all love the blue cheese olive giant double size martinis at Nobu Malibu, it is quite a trek to go out to Malibu on a regular basis if you are not going for a big celebration.
Baltaire is in the perfect location. It is just off the 405 – right near all the offices in Westwood and Brentwood and walking distance for all Brentwood residents who want to drop in on a weeknight for a quick Ricotta Gnuddi dinner with a glass of sancerre or on a Saturday night for a date night where you can easily Uber home for under $10. Here is what we ate last night – Ricotta Gnuddi, Wedge Salad, Bone in Ribeye steak, dirty martinis, lobster mac and cheese, and scallops. For dessert we cleansed our palate with a trio of sorbet. The bar and the skylights coupled with the open kitchen gave us all the entertainment we needed for the night. All the powerbrokers came for a bite and to negotiate their next 3 picture deal after Cannes and the local residents came in after a long day at the office.
Black Lace Up Ballet Flats are all the rage this season and I love it because it is that gladiator style crossed with a ballet flat to give you that ballerina feel. A few seasons ago Chloe did a more ballerina style that was less edgy that Angelina Jolie was seen wearing everywhere. This season the toe box is more pointed and edgy and the lace up area is tied or alternatively zipped up from the back and the style comes in suede or leather or rubber. Whatever your preference there are lots of options. Here are some of our favorites.