Monday, January 16, 2017

Pumpkin Spice // Vegan Cashmere Pullover

BP orange pullover vegan cashmere sweater jeans
BP orange pullover vegan cashmere sweater jeans
BP orange pullover vegan cashmere sweater jeans
BP orange pullover vegan cashmere sweater jeans
stella mccartney noma eyelet ivory bag vegan leather bucket bag
BP orange pullover vegan cashmere sweater jeans
BP floral block heels vegan
BP orange pullover vegan cashmere sweater jeans
kristine lily druzy pop bangle ring gold silver minimalistic jewelry
BP orange pullover vegan cashmere sweater jeans
stella mccartney falabella red wallet vegan leather suede chain
BP orange pullover vegan cashmere sweater jeans
Sweater: BP at Nordstrom // Bag: Stella McCartney // Jeans: Rag & Bone, tailored // Shoes: BP at Nordstrom // Sunglasses (℅): SICKY Eyewear // Wallet: Stella McCartney // Bracelet (): Kristine Lily // Ring(): Kristine Lily // Lips: Kylie Cosmetics in "Kristen"

I picked up this sweater at Nordstrom's Half-Yearly Sale after Christmas.  I always love shopping the post-holiday sales, and this warm pumpkin-spice colored sweater was one of my best finds this time.  This BP pullover is so buttery soft that the only way I could think to describe it would be like vegan cashmere.  

I used to love luxurious cashmere before I went vegan- I always thought that wool shearing didn't hurt the sheep and was even good for them, but that's not true at all.  I had no idea that sheep often die in the process and almost always end up with bleeding wounds.   Now I turn to cotton and synthetic knits, which are still warm but can lack that extra coziness.   This sweater fills the void- it's light and swingy enough to be suited to California's more temperate winters, but it's got that smooth cashmere texture I love with none of the harm.  

I also added on some of my favorite accessories to this otherwise simple outfit.  I splurged out on this Stella McCartney cherry red Falabella wallet.  I love Stella McCartney- she's the only luxury designer that doesn't use leather and other animal based materials, instead opting for innovative vegan leathers.  And I'm wearing my Kylie Cosmetics Kristen lip kit again- I've been obsessed with this color since I got it and I basically wear it every single day.  

Happy Monday, loves!



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Lace-Back Blush Floral Gown

ASOS lace back floral wedding bridesmaid maxi dress petite blush pink
ASOS lace back floral wedding bridesmaid maxi dress petite blush pink
ASOS lace back floral wedding bridesmaid maxi dress petite blush pink
ASOS lace back floral wedding bridesmaid maxi dress petite blush pink
88 handbags vegan sophie crossbody bag pearl ivory
ASOS lace back floral wedding bridesmaid maxi dress petite blush pink
ASOS lace back floral wedding bridesmaid maxi dress petite blush pink
kylie cosmetics kristen lip kit matte lipstick
ASOS lace back floral wedding bridesmaid maxi dress petite blush pink
ASOS lace back floral wedding bridesmaid maxi dress petite blush pink
ASOS lace back floral wedding bridesmaid maxi dress petite blush pink
kiel james patrick atlantic pearl uptown girl bow bracelet
ASOS lace back floral wedding bridesmaid maxi dress petite blush pink
ASOS lace back floral wedding bridesmaid maxi dress petite blush pink
 Dress: ASOS Petite {non-petite version here} 00P // Bag (℅)88 Handbags // Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick // Lips: Kylie Cosmetics in "Kristen"

Honestly, if I could only shop at one store for the rest of my life, it probably be ASOS.  They have everything!  I found this gorgeous gown in their petite section {never fear, it's also available in standard sizes} and I immediately fell in love.  Come one, you all know I'm a sucker for lace and blush pink.  The intricate details like the pleating and slight ruffle on the sleeves make it so worth it, and it's currently on sale for only $57!

In beauty news, I had my hair cut just before New Years {at Aveda Ho'ala Spa in Honolulu}, and now it's three inches shorter with layering.  You probably wouldn't have noticed from this post or my last post because my hair was so long that it really wasn't a huge change, but I've been absolutely loving it.  I also decided to buy two more lip kits from Kylie Cosmetics and I'm wearing one of them here: Kristen, a reddish dusty rose color.  I am obsessed with it- I don't normally wear anything other than pure red lipsticks, but this is the perfect cross between a subdued pink and light red.  And just like I said in my last Kylie Cosmetics review, the formula is amazing.

Happy Wednesday, loves!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Ocean Sundress // Hawaii for the Holidays

anthropologie turquoise tassel blue sundress hawaii aulani
anthropologie turquoise tassel blue sundress hawaii aulani
anthropologie turquoise tassel blue sundress hawaii aulani
anthropologie turquoise tassel blue sundress hawaii aulani
stella mccartney vegan bag noma eyelet ivory becket bag
anthropologie turquoise tassel blue sundress hawaii aulani
anthropologie turquoise tassel blue sundress hawaii aulani
anthropologie turquoise tassel blue sundress hawaii aulani
anthropologie turquoise tassel blue sundress hawaii aulani
anthropologie turquoise tassel blue sundress hawaii aulani
anthropologie turquoise tassel blue sundress hawaii aulani
 Dress: Anthropologie // Shoes: BP via Nordstrom // Bag: Stella McCartney // Sunglasses (℅): SICKY Eyewear //  Hat: Vintage {similar by Eric Javits} // Lips: Tarte 'Bae'

These photos are from my Christmas vacation to Honolulu, Hawaii.  On one of my last days on Oahu, we decided to stop by the Aulani resort in Ko'olina.  I'm a huge Disney fan and I love visiting Disneyland when I'm home in California, so I was excited to see what the resort had.  It was so beautiful- there is a gorgeous stretch of beach bay and the hotel itself is stunning.

I bought this teal cotton sundress at Anthropologie a few weeks back, and thought it would be perfect to wear to the Aulani for lunch.  I seriously love the tassel details.  When it comes to packing, I love dresses because it's a one-piece outfit and sundresses in particular are light and don't take up a ton of space.  One of my tricks is also taking neutral shoes that can be worn with multiple outfits to save even more space, like these cork BP wedges!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Best of 2016 · My Favorite Outfits of the Year


As we enter this new year, I wanted to look back at 2016.  It's been quite a year, and honestly, I'm glad it's finally come to an end.  The last two months especially have been a hard time, but despite them, so many great things have happened in 2016.  

I went vegan, which was the best decision of my life.  I love sharing my lifestyle here on LMHC with you and connecting with so many amazing people.  Speaking of which, LMHC has grown this year, and from it I've been able to make friends with some amazing bloggers.  I also made one of my first public blogger appearances at this year's Long Beach Vegan Fest, which was such a fun time.  And I spent almost two months putting together a lookbook film that I'm so proud of.  And that's just in my blog life- great things have happened in my personal life too. 

All in all, 2016 had its ups and downs, but I would define it as a year of change.  I'm excited to see what 2017 has in store, and I've already got some things planned that I'm excited to share with you.  Until then, without further ado, here's my favorite outfits of 2016.  










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