in honor of emily in paris, here’s our carrie bradshaw dress recreation

What is it about Darren Star’s storylines that have that sort of, je ne sais quoi? Well, I think I’ve managed to put my finger on it! It’s the allure of leading a creative life in a living and breathing city, in New York or Paris. It’s the fantasy that you can be a columnist,Continue reading “in honor of emily in paris, here’s our carrie bradshaw dress recreation”

Gucci osteria de massimo Bottura makes the ‘the chic list’

Feast your eyes…and your stomach on the Gucci Osteria de Massimo Bottura, where your boutique-sized Italian cuisine is served with a large helping of fashion. Bon appetit, indeed! But before, I get into the Gucci goods, I must take you to the very beginning… On another mundane morning, breakfast and the promise of coffee immediatelyContinue reading “Gucci osteria de massimo Bottura makes the ‘the chic list’”

How a maxi dress can take you from summer to fall seamlessly

We have reached that point in the month where September is beginning to flirt subtly with October. The point where slight breezes here and there tease those of us in Southern California with the promise of cooler air, the troth of fall. The plight of the mosquitos checking out of Bakersfield along with the heat.Continue reading “How a maxi dress can take you from summer to fall seamlessly”

a walking emmys golden statuette for the primetime emmy awards

If you’re wondering why I’m dressed like a golden statuette, it’s because the Emmy Awards were yesterday, and I had the absolute privilege to interview a 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy award winner who hails from Bakersfield! You can go here to watch my on-camera story for 23ABC. But here on the fashion blog, we’re goingContinue reading “a walking emmys golden statuette for the primetime emmy awards”

A FLATTERING ON-CAMERA DRESS THAT IS STILL WORK-APPROPRIATE

*Come back for new posts every ‘Forward-Thinker-with-a-Vintage-Soul Friday! Mastering reporter-ready style looks different in cable-only era than it does in the social media age. There’s a whole community of journalists who share their looks via Instagram, with only one accessory in common: a mic. It’s refreshing, because as a fashion blogger, I worried that thereContinue reading “A FLATTERING ON-CAMERA DRESS THAT IS STILL WORK-APPROPRIATE”

Summer suiting tips for scorching summer heat

This has been a scorching summer–and for some reason ‘business casual’ doesn’t take triple digit heat into account. As an on-camera journalist, I’m expected to look extra polished on-the-job because I’m so visible. The thing is, wearing a full on pantsuit is out of the question in SoCal during August. I recently moved to BakersfieldContinue reading “Summer suiting tips for scorching summer heat”

I Only had a Fraction of My Closet During This Pandemic– Here’s how it went

*Come back for new posts every ‘Forward-Thinker-with-a-Vintage-Soul Friday! I have a confession: I survived the last few months of this pandemic on ten percent of my closet. Yes, you read that right. The illustrious, “lady with lots of luggage,” who four years ago brought four pieces of luggage to her London study abroad program, spentContinue reading “I Only had a Fraction of My Closet During This Pandemic– Here’s how it went”

It’s my 24th Birthday! Here are my favorite memories from this past year

*Come back for new posts every ‘Forward-Thinker-with-a-Vintage-Soul Friday!’ Moments before I come head-to-head with the monumental, my mother cheers: “Go get them, my lioness!” Perhaps it’s my lion’s mane (my hair is as thick as rope and I have a lot of it), or the fact that I’m a Leo (August 4), but I’ve alwaysContinue reading “It’s my 24th Birthday! Here are my favorite memories from this past year”

summer Loungewear you can take from home to town after the pandemic

*Come back for new posts every ‘Forward-Thinker-with-a-Vintage-Soul Friday!’ Okay, I know I’ve recently made the case for off-duty style that isn’t loungewear, but in my defense this comfy set of isn’t sweats! There are ways to make laid-back look luxurious instead of lazy (and it’s totally fine to have your lazy days too, because let’sContinue reading “summer Loungewear you can take from home to town after the pandemic”

Bike shorts are here to stay! Here’s a chic way to wear them

Bike shorts, they’re cyclical! The trend came back around (hehe) last Spring, thanks to street style stars like Hailey Bieber channeling Princess Diana (the reigning royalty of the trend) and Emily Ratajkowski. I thought the fad would fade out fast. Summer fashion month has proven that bike shorts are here to stay. I finally cavedContinue reading “Bike shorts are here to stay! Here’s a chic way to wear them”