Chaos before the rain

Typical Monday yesterday starting out the day with my PR internship at Shout Public Relations in Orange County. Managed to squeeze in a few shots of my outfit for the day before running off to work at Fashion Island as a newly-promoted manager at Rebecca Taylor. Crazy and hectic Monday as usual, but I’m getting accustomed and am excited for what’s ahead!
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Blazer: Trouve via Nordstrom, Tee: Free People, Jeans: Paige Denim, Shoes: DV Dolce Vita, Jewelry/Accessories: Alex and Ani, Michael Kors

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Top-Knot Sweater Weather

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This is my favorite new sweater and of course it’s Free People. They just get it right. Almost every time. I love that this sweater is enough of an outfit on its own and I can just throw my hair up in a bun, especially in this rainy weather (happens so often!) and it still looks put-together. And my new favorite pumps–leopard! Yay. Dolce Vita. Always getting it right.

Sweater: Free People, Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita, Jeans: Citizens of Humanity, Jewelry: Alex and Ani, Kate Spade, Watch: Michael Kors, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban.

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A (Special) Day for Thanks

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Although Christmas is my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving really kicks off the true holiday season. This year, my sister and brother-in-law are hosting our traditional Thanksgiving feast at their place in Oxnard so I’ve been here for a couple days. It’s nice to get away for a little bit and just spend some (kind of) relaxing time with family. We’re a pretty casual family when it comes to holidays, so I opted for a new TopShop t-shirt style dress since I’m not much of a pretty-dress girl anyway and a boyfriend blazer that keeps me nice and warm in the cold Oxnard weather.

This year, I’m especially thankful for my friends and family who have been there for me no matter what and thankful that I have a job and am healthy! Happy Thanksgiving everybody and remember to thankful everyday! 🙂

Dress: TopShop via Nordstrom, Blazer: Free People, Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita, Watch: Michael Kors, Jewelry: Kate Spade, Alex and Ani, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

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Silver Lake Slink

Spent the past Sunday in mellow Silver Lake and I felt very out of place, but it was a good experience still. Went for a very casual look, but it seemed I should’ve dressed even more casual than I thought. Went with a fun, way less-expensive Givenchy knock-off tank and some skinnies and sunnies for the typical California casual look.

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Top: borrowed from Victoria, but from Savvy via Nordstrom, Bottoms: Rag & Bone, Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Jewelry: Kate Spade, Alex & Ani, Michael Kors

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A Little Coat(ing)

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For some unknown reason, I usually don’t like wearing or buying coats. Maybe it’s the SoCal girl in me, but this season I’ve had my eye on several coats, this one included. Love this baggy boyfriend look. Can’t wait for it to get a little chillier to pair this with a big flannel scarf.

Jacket: Free People, Top: Mural, Jeans: J Brand, Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Watch: Michael Kors, Jewelry: Alex and Ani, Forever 21, Luna B

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p a c k i n g | c h i c

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Went to the Packing District this week with my sister to try some new places to eat for Dining With Dre. Opted for a more casual outfit since the Packing House is definitely a casual place, but still a bit trendier than most cafeterias. Kept cool in a simple tank and a flannel worn as a skirt (inspired by my bff, Naazak) for the warm summer evening. Definitely want to go back to explore and try more places! Dining With Dre: Packing House review is coming this week!

Flannel (worn as a skirt): Uniqlo, Tank: Lush via Nordstrom BP, Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Hat: Target, Watch and Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Jewelry: Alex and Ani, Forever 21, Kate Spade, PacSun

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Dining With Dre: Lobsta Truck

I’ve been wanting to incorporate more lifestyle pieces into my blog for some time, so I’m very excited to start this five-week excursion of new lifestyle pieces I’m calling: Dining With Dre. I’ll be trying a new restaurant each week and posting an outfit that goes along with the restaurant theme. So here goes! First stop, Lobsta Truck stopped in Huntington Beach, California.

I noticed that there are food trucks lined up at a nearby Total Wine and Sports Chalet parking lot every Thursday and have always been interested in trying one of them, specifically the Lobsta Truck. I’ve heard its signature entree, the Lobsta Rolls are delicious. I did a little research beforehand and saw that they were going to be at the food truck party today making it a perfect opportunity to check it out.

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A “Lobsta Roll” with fresh Maine lobster buttered on top of a toasted roll. Price: $13.

Before the truck opened to a readily-formed line of people, I was able to sneak in a couple questions with the manager of the truck, Michael Easterby.

“We’re the first truck to open on the west coast that serves east coast-style sandwiches. Most commonly the lobster and crab rolls,” Easterby said. “We fly in everything from the east coast. The lobster comes from Maine. We pick it up every day at LAX.”

I tried the Lobsta Roll with butter and it did not disappoint. The lobster tasted fresh and the butter was just the right amount, generously lathered across all pieces of lobster on the roll. The bread, while seemingly the least interesting part of the Lobsta Roll, still had so much flavor to it. I think the bread was toasted with butter too, and who doesn’t love butter?

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Lobsta Truck menu.

Lobsta Truck’s most popular item on the menu is the Lobsta Roll and it’s offered with butter or with mayonnaise. Lobster and mayo–a weird combination, but apparently those east coasters like it because Easterby said that’s the main difference between the west and east coasts. West coast tends to go for the buttered lobster and the east coast goes for the mayo-ed lobster.

Lobsta Truck’s menu is simple and easy to navigate. It features the popular Lobsta Roll and Crab Roll, but another popular entree is the Lobsta Bisque, a creamy concoction with a subtle lobster undertone. Check out Lobsta Truck’s website for its location schedule, menus and photos.

Knowing that the Lobsta Truck is all seafood, it inspired me to dress a little more nautically than usual, but casual since it was just a little food truck in a parking lot. Just got these Steve Madden sandals for such a steal. Excited to get good use out of them.

IMG_2786Dress: Brandy Melville, Shoes: Steve Madden, Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs,  Jewelry: Kate Spade NY via Nordstrom, Alex and Ani, Luna B

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A Wildfox Fourth

Happy Fourth of July! Always one of my favorite holidays even though this year, I have strep throat… Bought this Wildfox tank on a whim because my other Fourth of July outfit didn’t work out, and I love it!

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Top: Wildfox Couture, Bottoms: TopShop, Jewelry: Alex and Ani, Bike: Alice & Olivia for Target