Budget Friendly Gift Ideas Under $25 Dollars

These budget friendly gift ideas are all under $25. They’re ideal for when you’re shopping for stocking stuffers or looking for a small secret Santa gift and you’re not sure what to get. 1. Travel Straw Set | Paper Source | $8.95 2. Mini Waffle Maker | Dash | $18 $14 3. Hidden Crystal Candle | Uncommon Goods | $22 4. Nostalgic Christmas Tree Ornament | Mr. Christmas | $20 5. Rainbow Pavé Moon Ring | $24 $16.99 + Earrings | $18 (Madewell) 6. Hot California Notebook | $43 $22 + Beach Pencils $21 (Fine & Candy) 7. Bodum Coffee Press | Madewell | $15Read More →

Spare No Expense Designer Gifts For Her

Our list of extravagant designer gifts for her was curated with luxury in mind. It’s for the amazing woman in your life who has expensive taste and deserves only the best. 1. New York by New York | Assouline | $250 2. Silver Glitter Arrow 2.0 Sneakers | Off-White | $705 $515 3. Ski Bunny Sweater | Frame | $295 4. Printed Star Gloves | Autumn Cashmere | $120 5. Champagne Selection Hamper | Charbonnel Et Walker | $161.50 6. Flash Earrings | Isabel Marant | $315 $205 7. Spiked Iridescent Glittered Bucket Bag | Christian Louboutin | $1,690 8. Glitter Stripe Sunglasses | GucciRead More →

A Guide to Choosing The Right Boots This Season + 90 of My Favorites!

There’s nothing I love more than buying new boots for the autumn and winter seasons. I grew up on the East Coast, so having a collection in an assortment of styles was a rite of passage. Not much has changed since I moved to Los Angeles—except maybe I invest in booties (so I can wear them all year long) more so than over-the-knee or thigh-high. This time of the year, however, is when I start getting ready for my trip back East for the holidays. And with that comes, winter shopping. Here’s my guide to choosing the right boots this season, with 90 pairs ofRead More →

How To Use A Planner Effectively

This past December I did something different to help me stay organized. I purchased a planner, along with stickers, gel pens, sticky notes, and colorful accessories. It brought me back to my childhood when I’d pick one out each August as I anticipated the first day of school. As January 1st approached, I began by decorating the pages and filling in the important dates. Looking back, the last time I did this was about ten years ago. I had gotten into the routine of using a calendar app on my phone, or typing relevant info into my notes and reminders. I had thought about creatingRead More →

Sugarfina Valentine's Day Charcuterie Board

I have an enormous sweet tooth so I look for any excuse to indulge in sugar. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner I thought about various ways to celebrate, other than the typical cookies and cupcakes. Also, February 14th my boyfriend Billy and I will be celebrating our 3 year anniversary so we’ll combine the two for a day of sweet treats. This year I chose to create a candy charcuterie board complete with our favorite candy from Sugarfina, and our favorite French imported chocolates from Le chocolat des Francais. I love this colorful concept since it’s so simple to make and it canRead More →

Statement leather jacket

I purchased this corduroy Opening Ceremony Varsity Jacket last year and it sat in my closet because, one it was too warm to wear in L.A., and two I was waiting to plan the perfect outfit. Yes, it was a bit pricey and I rarely splurge on “trends”; usually when I indulge it’s on things I’ll be able to wear for seasons to come. But this navy bomber jacket stood out, and I had to have it. The sleeves are made of leather, and the shell is a soft corduroy—which takes me back to Friday night football games. I love the vintage-inspired strategically placed patchesRead More →

things to do on a rainy day

When rain hits Los Angeles everything comes to a halt. Luckily this isn’t something we have to deal with very often, so when we get a rainstorm I look forward to the change. Since our most recent one lasted a few days I had no choice but to venture out of my apartment. While outside, I paused to admire how beautiful (and clean) the city looked; how the skyscrapers sparkled and glistened. During these four gloomy days, I listened to my rainy day playlist, did an at home facial, created recipes from new cookbook, watched a movie, caught up on my TV shows, and generallyRead More →

New York style winter coat

One of the things I love about New York in the winter time is the chance to wear (and purchase) warmer clothing. I look forward to a break from the typical warm L.A. weather and an opportunity to switch up my style. Before I took off for the East Coast, I was searching for the quintessential winter coat. I went to several stores and placed multiple online orders in a variety of styles and ended up returning them all. On the day before I left, my last hope arrived—an oversized plaid double breasted wool coat from Tommy Hilfiger. I paused in front of my mirrorRead More →

christmas in nyc

This past December it was my third time spending the days leading up to Christmas in NYC. On December 18th Billy and I flew from Los Angeles to Windsor Locks, CT (about 15 minutes from my childhood home in Massachusetts) and then on to my parents house. All of my Christmas gifts were shipped there, so I devoted the next day wrapping and packing for New York. The following evening my dad drove us to Union Station in New Haven, CT where we hopped on a 2 hour train ride to Grand Central Terminal. We spent 5 unforgettable days and 4 nights in the cityRead More →