Book It to These LA Literary Spots Now!

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As a self-proclaimed bibliophile, I find myself traveling between the realities of an all-consuming novel or real life: going to grad school, covering/attending events, or hanging out with friends. The ideal situation for someone like me is when these two worlds collide–when a place is quite literally lined with literary motifs and I can go […]

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The “Peasant” Pinafore is Your Next Brunch Look

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Welcome to the Friday Favorites link up with your co-hosts Liz from Lizzie in Lace and Kristin from Keeping it Kris Chic! The emergence of peasant finery is definitely a thing. Sounds like a paradox, right? If we’re being purely historical, peasants did not aspire to dress the way they did–they wore what was handy […]

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Style and Scribbles: Thoughts After Turning 22

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It’s been way too long since I’ve written a blog post. I feel my fingers loosen on the keyboard—itching to create images with words. So here it goes…I’ve missed writing to you and the wordsmith warmth that accompanies this composition. I can still taste the Baked Alaska on my tongue—the rich flavors of raspberry ice […]

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How to Not Dress for the Occasion…Oops

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If there’s anything I’ve learned about making it in fashion, it’s that the trendsetters are the ones that don’t follow the rules: they wear what they feel confident in at their desired venue. Now, I am not talking about wearing a ball gown to a coffee shop, or a swimsuit to the office—please, please don’t […]

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Vintage and Vele: The Chic, Ethical Bag You Need Right Now

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There is a common misconception that that fashionistas are women obsessed with dressing well for the mere goal of looking good. But fashion is more than the elevation of aesthetic: it can be used as a force for positive change.   This is the vision of Vele, a travel accessories brand that marries chic with […]

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Krischic at Kenwood [House]

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And so the London saga continues… the next setting: Kenwood House. Located in Hampstead Heath, this Georgian abode that was home to William Murray, First Earl of Mansfield according to The Telegraph, is an enchanting estate. Each room is filled with life-like portraits of bygone aristocrats and royals in all their historic finery. But the […]

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Keeping it Krisbeach: Pick the Summer Dress That’s Right for You

Scorching summers call for cute summer dresses–but don’t sweat it. The simple solution to staying cool while remaining styling lies in a flowy summer dress. You may be thinking–this isnt’ news to me Kristin. Everyone knows that a summer dress is the best option for the hot months of June, July and August. That’s why […]

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Breaking News… I Graduated! Here’s How I Celebrated

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I stepped into the luxurious, Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills in my clear Jeffrey Campbell heels on the afternoon of my graduation from Pepperdine University. The footwear was characteristic of Cinderella—but not the only reason I felt like a princess—no, not even my frilly, powder pink Cinq a Sept lace gown did the trick. Where […]

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Everyone Has a Story — This is Mine

Whenever I describe to people why I chose journalism as my major, I say it’s because it’s an introverted-extrovert’s job. I have a love affair with telling stories. I love seeing a person’s face light up when they are orating something they are deeply passionate about, or an anecdote of their past that has shaped […]

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