Staud Satin Dress

Perfect for a special occasion or the holidays, this Staud satin dress is gorgeous. I absolutely love this green color (sold out on Shopbop, but still available here or on their website here). Tip: sign up for their newsletter to get 15% off.This blue color is also beautiful. I love the relaxed fit and the flared sleeves. This is definitely a classic dress you'll have for years.

$325

Speaking of satin, I also love this one by Mango that comes in black or red. Perfect if you want a similar look that's more subtle.

Mango $100

H&M Accessories: What I'm Buying

In the last year or so, I've become a frequent fan of H&M accessories and both the women's and children's clothing. The quality has improved and the price point allows you to try a trend without making a huge investment. Here's what I'm currently buying.This knot hairband in this gorgeous yellow and this classic ivory color. They also have a pretty red version and a black velvet here.

$10

This pretty pink suede makeup bag that reminds me of the more expensive Mansur Gavriel mini moon bag that retails for $295. It also comes in a darker pink, mustard yellow and  turquoise. It would be a great Christmas gift too.

$30

Last, these suede boots  that are lined and perfect for cooler weather. I love the side zip and the cognac brown color. They also come in black.

$70

Chunky Cardigans

L.A. based-brand Doen has released some gorgeous chunky cardigans that are perfect for fall. This women-owned brand is constantly rolling out new pieces that everyone wants to get their hands on. Some of my winter favorites include this Bernadette sweater or this Cardiff cardigan.

Doen $358

J.Crew also has some chunky cardigans as part of their Point Sur collection. Wait for one of their sales and you can scoop up this one like I did for around $50. I have both the green and caramel colors.

J.Crew $98

Another favorite is this wool-blend H&M cardigan - perfect over dresses or with jeans for cooler weather.

H&M $70

 

Budget-Friendly Buy: H&M Sandals to Scoop Up for Under $40

When it comes to the ideal summer sandal, comfort is key. I'm a fan of a neutral sandal that doesn't have any ties around the ankle. One of my favorite brands is Ancient Greek Sandals because they have so many pretty natural colors and styles. Unfortunately, they're not very budget-friendly.So when it comes to trying out bright colors and new trends, I love H&M sandals. They won't break the bank and are always on trend so you don't feel guilty for buying more than one pair.Check out the latest sandals I'm eyeing below - I just ordered the red bow ones - and start shopping before they're gone!

$18

$35

$18

$35

$18

(also in a pretty yellow here)

$35

$35

$15

(also in black here)

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Woven

There's something about woven shoes that's caught my attention. My love of woven shoes might have stemmed from seeing these Paul Andrews flats on Instagram during fashion week last year. Ever since, I've been on the hunt for the perfect pair.

Obsessing over these Paul Andrews Dagmar flats

I recently bought these from Zara and can't wait to wear them with dresses and jeans. They're almost like a woven ballerina flat. I also ordered these Freda Salvador flats on sale after eyeing them for months.

Gold Zara woven flats

Freda Salvador

Some more of my favorites are below. I can't wait for spring!

& Other Stories Lands in Los Angeles

Finally! & Other Stories, one of my favorite brands, has landed in Los Angeles on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles. Conveniently located across the street from COS, & Other Stories is part of the H&M brand group (as well as COS). The style feels more European and the brand is "built around fashion stories." So far there are two stores in California (including the OC) and three in NYC. You can also conveniently shop the brand online. And don't forget to check out their beauty section - they have a large selection that includes makeup, lotions and even candles. Check out some of my favorite pieces below and be sure to stop by the store if you're in the area. The outside of the building is gorgeous.other-stories

via & Other Stories

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Wool Trench $275

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Puff Sleeve Blouse $65

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Sequin Heel Sandal $125glimmer-dress

Glimmer Dress $65

candles

Set of 3 Candles $50

10 Ruffle Sweaters to Dress Up Your Look for Fall

It's sweater season and there's no denying that ruffles are a popular pick this year. From sleeves to shoulder details, there's a style for nearly everyone. It's an easy way to dress up a look and a great choice for the holidays, especially paired with some dark denim. I've rounded up some of my favorite ruffle sweaters that'll do just the trick this fall. endless-rose-ruffle-sweater

Endless Rose $55 (on sale in grey & black) and in green here

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ASOS $53 (also an adorable striped version here)

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Zara $40

hm-ruffle-sweater

H&M $119

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Club Monaco $170 (also love love love this)

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COS $115

topshop-ruffle-sweater

Topshop $68

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Zara $26 (also love this one)

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& Other Stories $95 (also this)

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Paper London $305

Embroidered Florals

Just because summer's coming to an end, doesn't mean you have to put away your favorite florals. The new embroidered florals, especially in darker tones, are perfect for fall. I  love this Sezane sweater (currently sold out) and this Equipment blouse (not embroidered, but still so pretty).Sezane

Sezane $125

MIKAEL AGHAL FLORAL-EMBROIDERED TULLE DRESS

Mikael Aghal $290 (on super sale!)

FREE PEOPLE 'MIRANDA' FLORAL PRINT MIDI DRESS

Free People $148

ULLA JOHNSON BLACK FLORAL PRINT ASTRID BLOUSE

Ulla Johnson $255

Zara tapestry skirt

Zara $40

H&M

H&M $25

 ZaraZara $100

Ballerina Heels at Every Price Point

From the blocked heel to the soft leather round toe, ballerina heels are a perfect combination of chic and comfort for your feet. Typically worn as flats, I love the latest rendition of the "ballerina" or "ballet" shoe with a mid heel. This style would look great for the office, casual Fridays or a romantic night out. Pair it with some high waisted skinny jeans and a blouse, and you're ready to go with a classic look.I've rounded up some of my favorite styles at different price points so be sure to check them out if you're in the market for a pair!ROBERT CLERGERIE ballet pumps

Robert Clergerie $495

OFFICE MIA LEATHER COURTS

Office $74

Repetto Ballerina Heels

Repetto $340

J.Crew LUCITE HEELS IN SUEDE

J.Crew $218

Zara Ballet Heels

Zara $70

Dorothy Perkins Ballerina Heels

Dorothy Perkins $33

MANSUR GAVRIEL BALLERINA PUMP

Mansur Gavriel $475

Zara Ballerina Heels

Zara $60

Lanvin Ballerina Pump

Lanvin $675

Topshop Ballet Shoe

Topshop $100

Chloe Ballerina Pump

Chloe $615

Sam Edelman Ballet Shoes

Sam Edelman $140

The Moto Jacket: 10 Under $400

If you didn't see this Blank NYC moto jacket during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale all over Instagram and fashion blogs, I would be shocked. It was a great affordable option for a genuine leather moto jacket, but unfortunately sold out quickly. Luckily, you can still grab it in burgundy here.There's no doubt we'll be seeing more moto jackets as we head into fall so I've rounded up my  favorite 10 under $400. And if you're still lusting over the Blank NYC one that sold out, I am sure Nordstrom will be restocking it again soon!Blank NYC 'Morning' Suede Moto Jacket

Blank NYC $198(sold out in this tan color, but available in burgundy here)

CAPULET SUEDE MOTO JACKETCapulet $394 

TOPSHOP 'ORBIT' LEATHER MOTO JACKET

Topshop $320

UNDERSTATED LEATHER X REVOLVE WESTERN SUEDE MOTO JACKET

Understated Leather x Revolve $286 FREE PEOPLE SOHO VEGAN LEATHER JACKET

Free People (vegan) $198

Express

Express $198Zara moto jacket

Zara $100

LIONESS MADE FOR MILAN MOTO JACKET

Lioness $98

THREAD & SUPPLY COTTON TWILL MOTO JACKET

Thread & Supply $58

FOREVER 21 FAUX LEATHER MOTO JACKET

Forever 21 $33

Pleated Skirts

Pleated skirts are definitely one of my favorite trends. I love the midi length and the fact that these skirts can easily be dressed up or down. A pleated skirt is often perfect for work, a hot summer day or going out for drinks. This versatile skirt seems to be all over the place so I've rounded up some of my favorite picks at a few different price points.Metallic PinkMetallic Pink Pleated SkirtsHigh:  Proenza Schouler $499 (on sale, also here); Mid: ASOS $57; Low: Zara $26GoldGold Pleated SkirtsHigh: Max Mara $895; Mid: BCBG $298; Low: Zara $70Polka DotPolka Dot Pleated SkirtsHigh: MSGM $985; Mid: Marco de Vincenzo $432 (on sale); Low: ASOS $40ColorblockColorblock Pleated SkirtsHigh: Chloe $3,395; Mid:Issey Miyake $371; Low: ASOS $46