Saturday, July 30, 2016

Summer Lookbook // Vegan Fashion

Well, hello there!  Thanks for stopping by today.  I've been so excited to share this film that I've been working on for a while now.  It's a Vegan Summer Fashion Lookbook with 88 Handbags, one of my favorite cruelty-free fashion brands!  I'm styling bags from their summer collection in four different outfits perfect for the season.

I've shared these outfits in posts for the past two weeks, but this lookbook features the outfits in motion, close up details, and some of my favorite spots in SoCal!  Please enjoy!  I had so much fun creating this and I really love how it turned out.

Outfits {in order of appearance}

Special thank you to my amazing videographer.
Thank you to Tosha Clemens PR and the 88 Team.  

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

All-Black Everything

Jacket: Anthropologie (similar)    Dress: H&M   Bag: 88 ℅    ShoesWills London ℅     Belt: H&M    Necklace: xoxo kait (similar)

This is my 4th (and final) outfit for my #Summerin88 Lookbook.  I'll be posting my project that I've been working with them on for over a month now very soon, so stay tuned!  I'm excited to release that.  

I'll be honest, all-black isn't all that practical for California's current weather... it's been hovering in the 90's with a dry heat so intense that I can't bear wearing sleeves, much less black.  I do love the look of an all-black outfit- the fact that it's monochromatic allows you to play with different details and textures.  I love this blazer jacket from Anthropologie, with its fun peplum detail at the bottom and delicate lace body.  You can wear it with a dress like this, or go more casual with a white tee and skinny jeans!  I wore it over this plain, and yes, slightly boring black dress- I do like to get neutral pieces for layering in outfits and using as a base.  

This 88 bag is black vegan saffiano leather with gold studs, and I loved how it counteracted the lace jacket with its slight edginess.  I also added on this necklace from one of my friends on Poshmark, Kait (@lynwol).  This is from her own line of jewelry, and I loved the daintiness and versatility of this little triangle pendant.  For the shoes, I kind of broke the all-black streak with the tan cap toes of my favorite heels by Wills London, but hey, that doesn't count... right?  

Anthropologie Lili's Closet Lace Peplum Jacket in Black + H&M Jersey Dress in Black + 88 Handbags Amy Studded Crossbody in Black c/o + Wills London Veagn Shoes Women's Block Heels in Black Patent/Nude + H&M Braided Vegan Leather Belt + xoxo kait Triange Pendant Necklace

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Grow and Cultivate

 Top: Francesca's       Jeans: 7 for all Mankind    Bag: 88      Necklace: xoxo kait    Bracelet: Kristine Lily     Sunglasses: Stella McCartney   Booties: Anne Klein (similar)   Hat: Farmer's market find (similar)   Lips: NYX

This outfit is my 3rd for my #Summerin88 Lookbook!  I love off-the-shoulder tops and dresses for this season, and I picked up this one at Francesca's recently.  It can actually be worn on the shoulders as well, which I'll be doing to transition it to a fall look.  

I haven't posted for almost a week, since I was out on a wonderful vacation to the happiest place on Earth, Disneyland!  I'm grateful to live so close to the park and be able to go often.  It was nice to have a break, but I'm excited to get back into the posting schedule- especially because I'll be posting my special collaboration with 88 Handbags in just a few days!  

Francesca's Karin Printed Off-The-Shoulder Top +  7 for All Mankind Skinny Jeans Dark Wash, altered + 88 Vegan Handbags Peggy Convertible Mini Hobo Bag c/o + xoxo kait Marble Pendant Necklace + Kristine Lily Druzy Pop Bangle c/o + Stella McCartney Round Sunglasses in Black and Grey Tortoiseshell + Anne Klein Fabric Black Heeled Booties + Brown Straw Floppy Hat + NYX Matte Lip Cream in Abu Dhabi

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Aquamarine Palm Print

 Dress: H&M (this print on shorts)    Sunglasses: Stella McCartney    Bag: 88     Belt: H&M    Lips: Tarte   Shoes: BP

This look is part 2 of my Summer in 88 Lookbook (see part 1 here).  Another one of my favorite outfits for summer is a maxi dress.  H&M and Anthropologie are always my first stops for a good maxi dress- they have the most gorgeous patterns and fits.  I've been seeing palm print all over the place recently, and this aquamarine hue brings a new twist to it.

I always have to wear wedges when I wear a long skirt or dress, because the hem will be dragging on the floor if I don't.  I've worn these wedges so often on the blog, and I just love them.  Between the height boost, neutral cork color, and fun strappy detail, they are one of my favorite pairs of shoes for summer.  I'm also loving mini bags for summer, because I don't like having to carry around a large bag.  This mini tote in tan vegan saffiano leather fits the bill perfectly, and it fits a lot more stuff than it appears to (there's a full water bottle in there!)

H&M Turquoise Palm Leaf Chiffon Maxi Dress +  Stella McCartney SM 4027 2075/87 Blue Sunglasses + 88 Vegan Handbags Avis Mini Tote in Tan c/o + H&M Vegan Leather Braided Belt in Tan + BP Cork Strappy Wedges 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

From the Lookout Point

 Top: Aritzia (similar)    Skirt: Native Sol (similar)   Shoes: LC Lauren Conrad (similar)    Bag: 88   Sunglasses: Stella McCartney    Hat: H&M

This look is part of my Summer in 88 Lookbook, an upcoming collaboration I have with one of my favorite vegan brands, 88 Handbags.   I'm showcasing four summer looks with bags from their summer collection.   I'll be posting those outfits in succession, and then I'm super excited to release a fun project I've been working on with them.  Can't wait for you all to see it!

This skirt was bought at Long Beach Vegan Fest last month, where they had tons of artisans with booths selling gorgeous clothing items.  This brand makes eco-conscious pieces and is sold on Etsy.  They have gorgeous skirt and top sets, in fun tropical prints like this.  Supporting small and local businesses is the best, and I think you should do it when you can!

Hope everyone is having a great start to the week!

Aritzia Talula White Eyelet Crop Tank Top + Native Sol Eco-Friendly Floral Midi Skirt + LC Lauren Conrad Floral Eyelet Pumps in Ivory + 88 Vegan Handbags Sophie in Pale Green c/o + Stella McCartney Round Sunglasses in Black and Grey Tortoiseshell + H&M Straw Panama Hat

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Ballerina Blush

Dress: Ted Baker     Shoes: LC Lauren Conrad    Bag: Ted Baker (similar)    Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick 

I fell in love with this dress months ago while shopping in the Ted Baker store.  When I tried it on, I felt amazing.  It was perfect in every way- the length didn't look weird on me like other midi dresses do, and it had lace, scallops, and a bow belt.  I remember flipping over the skirt in the dressing room, trying to find the materials tag, praying 'please don't be silk', and being met with a confirmation that this dress was vegan friendly.

I have a problem where I grab things I like and try them on without looking at the price tag, and it's quite harmful.  Already in love, I checked the tag and was met with a glaring price at nearly $400.  Damn.  It was hard leaving the dress there that day, and I didn't forget about it.  When I found it on sale last week, it was almost too good to be true.  Not sure where I'll wear it, but the feeling I get when I put it on is too good to pass up.

FYI, Ted Baker is actually surprisingly vegan-friendly, and it's where I got the fabric clutch I paired with the dress.  This dress doesn't need much accessorization, so I just added a glass-pearl bracelet, neutral heels, a clutch in a coordinating color, and that was it!

Ted Baker Mimee Lace Bodice Tutu Dress in Blush Pink + LC Lauren Conrad Floral Eyelet Pumps in Ivory + Ted Baker Paisie Fabric Floral Bow Clutch + Kiel James Patrick Atlantic Pearl Uptown Girl Bow Bracelet

Sunday, July 3, 2016

White Eyelet + Panama Hat

Top: Kate Spade     Jeans: 7 for all Mankind    Bag: Anthropologie    Sunglasses: Stella McCartney    Hat: H&M     Shoes: Old Navy (similar, and only $12)    Lips: Tarte

I suppose this is my Fourth of July inspired outfit: white top, blue jeans, and red lip.  This matte lip paint from Tarte is my latest beauty favorite: it's kind of like Tarte's version of the Kylie Cosmetics mattes (albeit more expensive, and more in stock).  However, both are vegan and not tested on animals, so that's a win!

I snagged this white eyelet detail tee at the new Kate Spade store at South Coast Plaza.  If you're in SoCal, definitely stop by this Kate Spade: it's the biggest location I've ever been in.  I love eyelet in summer, and this tee is the perfect fusion of casual and dainty details.  It's currently on sale at!

Happy Fourth of July weekend!  Anyone got some fun plans for the holiday?  

Kate Spade Dot Eyelet Inset Peplum Tee in White + 7 for All Mankind Skinny Jeans Dark Wash, altered + Anthropologie Miss Albright Pascala Vegan Mini Bag in Blush Pink Eyelet + Stella McCartney Round Sunglasses in Black and Grey Tortoiseshell + H&M Straw Panama Hat + Old Navy Faux Leather Taupe Lace Up Flats + Tarte Tarteist Vegan Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Bae
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