“NYC: Tolerant of your beliefs, judgmental of your shoes.”

While New Yorkers are dying of heat, I must say that us Californians are enjoying some wonderful (and in some areas cooler than normal) weather.  One of my dear friends made a pit stop in New York for a week before heading out of the country, and she was kind enough to send me some beautiful pictures of her sweaty vacation.  And if you are curious about the title of this post, zoom in on the sign in the last picture.

 

 

 

 

 

Memorial memories

I’ve been struggling to get back to real life after my too-short holiday weekend, but I figure it’s now or never if I want to compile a Memorial weekend photo diary.  My boyfriend and I decided to spend the weekend in Las Vegas, but the 1 hour plane ride that we are so familiar with, turned into a 9 hour car ride (thanks holiday traffic) when our flight was cancelled.  The drive to Las Vegas is really not that bad seeing as how California and Nevada are neighbors, but when you combine normal LA traffic with a holiday, things are about to get messy.  Regardless, I came back with a few items that made the trip well worth the drive.

The beginning of every trip starts with me saying goodbye to this little face, which is one of the hardest things to do.

My view for too many hours…desert…and more desert.

Finally the Las Vegas view we all love.  My view from the Encore Hotel, one of my favorites.

And my favorite part of Las Vegas, hands down…the shopping!  I stared at these Charlotte Olympia shoes for longer than necessary.

While I couldn’t bring those beautiful shoes home, I did pick up some classic nude YSL Tributes.

Now for the trip home…

Finally some ocean.

And a little Memorial Day pool time to finish off the weekend.

Rag and Bone…Otra vez.

As much as I have embraced pastel pants for this spring and summer (as you can see here), I still love a great pair of black pants.  Since it gets cool around sunset, I decided to break out my favorite Rag and Bone jeans for a casual dinner date.  These jeans are actually referred to as their “Legging jean” but in my opinion are more like a stretchy cotton twill than denim, which makes them incredibly comfortable.

I’m wearing Rag and Bone jeans of course, Bobi tee, AG denim jacket, Louis Vuitton wedges, and Chanel bag.

Minty Leopard

As I mentioned in my last post, I am loving this warmer weather!  It’s nice being able to throw on a top without having to cover it with multiple layers.  I used this opportunity to break out some new summery pieces that have been waiting patiently in my closet.  One such piece would be this minty chiffon blouse layered over a leopard tank that my sis picked out for me at Aritzia (ok I obviously couldn’t completely get away from the layers).  5 minutes into this courtyard shoot, I realized that I would much rather be in the pool that taking pictures by it.  C’est la vie.

Both tops by Wilfred, Diesel Bi-Bi jeans (one of my favorite pairs), Christian Louboutin heels, Hermes bag

White denim and blue wings

Today was a reminder of why I love living in California.  Sunny.  80 degrees.  And more convertibles on the road than I have seen in a long time.  I finally had a reason to put away my dark denim for a light pair that I picked up in Spain last summer.  I’ve discovered that I’m a big fan of taking pictures about an hour or two before sunset when it’s a little bit cooler outside (and of course this may also be a procrastination technique for school-related reading).  However, sunset photos mean that I get to battle the wind since I live on the top of a hill.  Thanks to the combination of the wind and the bat-wing sleeves of this Velvet top, I may look like I’m about to take flight in a few of these pictures.  But rest assured, I was inside shortly after, trying to find another way to avoid reading French literature for class tomorrow.

I’m wearing a pair of mystery jeans that I picked up in Spain last year, a Velvet top, Sam Edelman wedges, a vintage Rolex, and Burberry sunglasses.