Seasons Change

Los Angeles is a relatively seasonless environment— it gets kinda chilly and rainy in the winter, but by in large, it’s typically sunny and dry. It’s truly nothing to complain about. The seasons here are more like pilot and awards (entertainment industry joke, LOL) but in reality, they are more like dry, drier, and driest. The stretch between September and October is usually really hot and is known for being fire-prone and bone dry. It was only 2 years ago around this time that I was evacuated from my house in Malibu for over 5 weeks while the fires raged nearby. I remember packing in a hurry and grabbed whatever I thought would transition well if the weather shifted.

But fire drills aside, when the calendar hits September, I definitely get the fall itch.  And while it would probably be uncomfortable to wear a sweater in our September / October days of 80+ degree heat, I start a gentle transition. That means wearing a lighter maxidress with a long sleeve and perhaps a closed toe slide. This tie dye dress from Nanushka feels appropriate when it’s warm but also not so summery. Same goes for this Rachel Pally orange caftan. The color definitely leans towards Autumn and gives me that pumpkin spice that I am craving. Adding a hat from Janessa Leone also helps ground it in fall too.

By November the weather will be cooled off and I’ll feel normal wearing boots and settling into my chunky cardigans, but until then, you’ll find me doing my wardrobe limbo dance.

Chatting with Jazmin Alvarez of Pretty Well Beauty

During these “at home times,” the phrase “let’s clean up!” may be triggering for some people. However, when the “clean up” does not mean dishes and bedmaking, but rather, involves our beauty routine and a vanity re-org, we are all in. Jazmin Alvarez, the founder of clean beauty resource, Pretty Well Beauty, is the soothsayer of the skincare / makeup cabinet and is here to share her knowledge on how to create a sustainable routine that will help keep you well-balanced.
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Show me your Flare

We’ve been mom jean-ing for a few seasons now and I am feeling like it’s time for some FLARE again. Flares originated in the 60s / 70’s, took flight in the 80s, and definitely made an appearance in the early aughts. Those early decades all featured the high-waisted flare (which I personally prefer), while the early 00s specialized in the low-waisted style which feels a little passé. I recently pulled out my flare jeans and was reminded how much they elongate the leg and look great with a heel.
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Chatting with Elyse Walker

When she decided to open her first store in 1999 in Los Angeles, Elyse Walker set out to create a retail experience that prided itself on impeccable customer service and superb selection. She wanted to create a store that harkened back to the places of business that she loved while growing up on the east coast—places that were simply known by the proprietors first or last name and that were always synonymous with a choice shopping experience.
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