Is everyone counting down the days until Spring like the two of us? I will be celebrating the first day of Spring in California while Rebecca heads to Guatemala for a week. We will be apart from each other for a whole 10 days and the separation anxiety is going to be in full force. I am last minute heading to LA next week for fashion week and have partnered with our friends at Zappos & Shopstyle Collective to show you some of my favorite Spring picks (aka what will be my saving grace in my suitcase next week) from Zappos.com. Reb’s picks are shortly after mine!
When a last minute trip gets thrown into my lap, this is what happens: online shopping ensues and I start badgering Rebecca with hypothetical outfits like clockwork. Flying across the country right in time for Spring is the perfect opportunity to shop for easy, breezy pieces that are simple to pack and versatile. I was on the Zappos site for approximately five minutes before I stumbled across this LNA number and sent it to Reb immediately. I love the maxi dress version of their staple t-shirt. We both agreed that the cut out detailing is perfectly in line with the Spring trends and also mixes up the t-shirt maxi just enough to allow several re-wears throughout my Cali trip. I paired this maxi with 3 different pairs of shoes because that is exactly how I plan to wear it: with everything from sneaks, to Birkenstocks, to statement heels.
As if finding all these pieces in one place wasn’t enough, Zappos carries accessories as well! I snagged this pair of Ray-Bans that I have been wanting for sometime because I figured there was no better time to get them than in anticipation of Spring! The online shopping experience at Zappos is so ideal because they provide the best customer service and make returns easy peasy, as long as they are within 365 days! Yes, you read that right: 1 year. So shop away on Zappos.com and try some new Spring trends without the pressure of a short return turnaround.
My outfit details and more are linked below >>
Levi Jean Jacket / LNA Dessert Crew Black Maxi Dress (another option here) / Ray Ban Icon Sunglasses / Birkenstock Sandals / Nike Free 5.0 Shoes / Splendid Jaylen Heels / Bucket Bag: similar here / Top Handle Black Handbag: similar here /
One of my favorite parts about visiting New York City is the feeling of possibility that is so contagious while amongst the hustle and bustle of the big apple. Although this feeling of possibility is a beautiful thing, it can make planning for Fall/Winter fashion week a bit tricky. If only you could have witnessed the twiz Rebecca and I were in while trying to pack for this cold yet fabulous week of fashion. I felt like a broken record pre-NYFW because all I could say to Rebecca ( from The Crystal Press) was “I can’t wait to finish packing, get into our hotel room in the city, and blast ‘Welcome to New York’ by TSwift.” #thethingsthatcalmcatherine Let’s just say that sub zero temperatures and endless possibility make for very heavy suitcases. (I ended up with 60 lbs of clothing. This is not a joke.)
That being said, one of the most important things to pack when visiting the big apple is a great shoe that can get you to all of these potentially fabulous events in one piece, comfortably. I found the perfect boots for our NYFW adventures at ThreduP that are pictured below. These Prada boots made my toes feel like 10 friends at a tea party aka they are oh-so-comfy. ThreduP updated my wardrobe just in time with these Prada boots and let me tell you, these boots were made for walking. I can’t wait to throw them on with the perfect pair of cut-offs in the Spring.
Denim Jacket: HM (similare here); Crop Top: Yumi Kim; Leggings: K by Kersh (Target); Shoes: Prada from ThredUp similar here; Bag: Sac Du Jour Saint Laurent Sunnies: Prada 54 mm
When I ordered this faux fur coat from ASOS online, I had high expectations. Online shopping and I have a love hate relationship because I am more of an in store shopping kinda girl. Online shopping seemed to get one over on me yet again when my initial try-on of this coat didn’t live up to said expectations….because more of a Chewbaca vibe ensued. C’mon I have seven brothers, I know who Chewbaca is. In fact, I can’t tell you how much time I spent in front of the mirror trying to create twin Princess Leia buns with my never long enough hair as a little girl. The good news is after trying to make this coat happen for the third or fourth time, it has finally grown on me – chewbaca vibes and all. (This below freezing weather doesn’t hurt either..)
Posted while listening to “Dangerous” by Big Data, Joywave.
Faux Fur Coat: ASOS ; Black Asymmetric Tee: Nasty Gal ; Denim: Rag & Bone ; Shoes: Alexander Wang (similar here); Square Sunnies: Celine; Bag: Saint Laurent Sac Du Jour
If this wish list is any indication, its all too easy to be completely impractical when it comes to making a wish list for the day that you win the lottery. If you haven’t ever made a wish list for the day you win the lottery, I suggest that you do for two reasons: is great fun and what better time to make a lottery wish list than when the jackpot has risen into the billions? Yes, you read that right: BILLIONS. Here are a couple of things I would invest in if we hit those winning numbers:
Veuve Clicquot Rosè Flute Set / Hermes Birkin / Yeezy Boost / Elizabeth and James Feather Dress / 100 Baies Diptyque Candles / Aquazarra Forever Marilyn Heels / Lovers and Friends Denim / Louis Vuitton Blanket / Purse Pom Pom (similar here)