Bridesmaid Swag

So, I’ve got some fun news to share! I’m making an extra special trip to Los Angeles in August to be a bridesmaid for my friend Mandy’s wedding! It’s going to be an amazing celebration and I am honored to be taking part in her special day!
She’s decided to let her ladies choose their own dress style in a specific color, mint green. Ever since she told me, I’ve been scouting the internet and looking for the perfect dress. Here are a couple that I’ve had my eye on. I’m looking for something romantic, breezy, but still a style I can wear long after the bride & groom have made their getaway for the honeymoon.
Any thoughts? Have a favorite dress? What look do you love to rock at weddings? 

Bridesmaid Swag

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UK Style: Umbrella

(Cue the Rihanna song)
But seriously. I won’t let grey skies get me down, not when I can whip out a cute umbrella! And since basic black is well, basic, I thought I’d share some stellar picks to help you stay dry and make a statement!

What’s your rainy day style? Let me know!
(Sourced from Polyvore)

UK Style: Ankle Boots

I have come to terms with the fact that my flip flop wearing days are over for the forseeable future. Gone are the sunny summer days and relaxing in the hot sun! I’ll have to keep my toes warm and here are some stylish ways to do it! Ankle boots are perfect for the fall/winter seasons because they’re comfortable, chic, versatile, and endlessly practical.

(Sourced on Polyvore)

So tell me, how will you keep your feet warm this winter? Drop me a comment!

UK Style: Rainy Day

Let’s face it. There’s a lot of rain in England. When I travel to the UK, I always have an umbrella on me, even if the sun is shining! The weather can change on a dime and it’s best to not be left out in the rain!

To give myself a little head start on the weather, I’ve put together a little board of rainy day inspiration. After all, I’m going to have to go out and about in the rain from classes to the gym, grocery store to church activities. It’s best to be prepared! (And pick out a cute umbrella!)

(Made on Polyvore)

Have a favourite rainy day outfit? How do you stay dry when it’s pouring outside? Share with me in the comments!

UK Style: Autumn

My friend, Amanda, did a great post on her blog the other day about back-t0-school style and it got me thinking about my own school style and how that would radically change with the climate in the UK. I mean, I did my undergraduate work in Southern California! Jeans, Rainbow flip flops, t-shirts, and sunglasses were the everyday norm. I’d “rock” my hair in a bun, forgo makeup or jewelry, and saunter into class. And everybody thought relatively along the same lines. Sure, there was one random girl who decided to hike up Bruin Walk in 3 inch heels, but the rest of us just kept it simple.

Obviously, that won’t fly in England. I’m trading my flip flops in for leather boots and t-shirts in for sweaters & cardigans. And since I’m starting graduate school, which obviously requires a little more polish and style, I’m giving up my lazy bun and makeup-less face during lectures. Before, UCLA was a place for me to learn, not to be seen. But now that I’m in a graduate class of 10-15, there’s nowhere to “hide”. I’m putting my best foot (and face) forward!

So, I put together a little style inspiration on Polyvore to show you the kind of polish I’m looking for. Yeah, I’m still keeping my jeans and sunglasses. I mean, I can’t change everything! But I’ve found a way to upgrade it and bring it into a more professional arena. As you can see, I’m mixing jewel/neutral tones (my favorite) with hints of gold, set on basic black!

What are some of your top style choices for the fall? Share your style with me in the comments section!