outfit of the day: let the sunshine in.

It feels repetitive at this point – I feel like all I talk about on this blog is how gorgeous the California weather is and my love of leopard. But both are just simply so true each and every day!

Naturally, I am combining the love of both and throwing in all gold everything. Today, let’s let the sunshine in.

skirt: nordstrom rack tank top: nordstrom shoes: dolce vita bracelets: various necklace: forever 21 earrings: boutique

skirt: nordstrom rack
tank top: nordstrom
shoes: dolce vita
bracelets: various
necklace: forever 21
earrings: boutique

I love this skirt because it flares out into a mermaid shape and shows off the curves nicely.

I love this skirt because it flares out into a mermaid shape and shows off the curves nicely.

Earrings for my favorite city. For makeup I went for a neutral eye and an eye catching color lip (Up the Amp by MAC).

Earrings for my favorite city. For makeup I went for a neutral eye and an eye catching color lip (Up the Amp by MAC).

I love the mix of gold, mustard, and leopard.

I love the mix of gold, mustard, and leopard.

Armful of bracelets from all over.

Armful of bracelets from all over.

 

xoxo,

Heth

outfit of the day: black magic.

If there is one thing that is widely known about me, it’s that I don’t do all black. Don’t get me wrong – I love black. It’s slimming, sleek, and is obviously easy to wear and create outfits out of. The problem is that I live for color, brights, insane patterns and often love to mix patterns too. Leopard is my ‘black’ in fact and I use it as a staple in many of my outfits.

All that said – This outfit is probably the closest I come to all black for the most part besides wearing a black dress (with crazy fun accessories but I digress).

Naturally, it wouldn’t be me without a wild floral print somewhere in the mix.

 

pants: hue floral top: forever 21 shoes: nordstrom hoops and bangle: macy's

pants: hue
floral top: forever 21
shoes: nordstrom
hoops and bangle: macy’s

Simple gold hoops and a bold gold cuff complete the look.

Simple gold hoops and a bold gold cuff complete the look.

I loved this shirt because the print carries over to the back as well.

I loved this shirt because the print carries over to the back as well.

Color block with a wooden heel is my go to of the season I can already tell.

Color block with a wooden heel is my go to of the season I can already tell.

No outfit is complete without a huge pair of sunnies!

No outfit is complete without a huge pair of sunnies!

 

What is your go to color combination for your outfits? Do you avoid all black like me or do you live for it?

xoxo

Heth

outfit of the day: march madness.

March 6th. A day that in my life will be remembered with screams, smiles, and all around happiness.

The sun was shining. It was a gorgeous 80 degrees, I was wearing a brand new dress that I fell in love with upon first sight and had an appointment to meet my fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker. All this would be more than enough but then I just so happened to run into Harry Styles at dinner (yes, THAT Harry Styles. My pretend boyfriend Harry Styles. The man that I have a cardboard cutout of in my effing closet, Harry Styles. More on this later). First, the DRESS. <3

Dress: Lipsy London Shoes: Sam Edelman  Ear cuff: Asos Bracelets: vintage

Dress: Lipsy London
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Ear cuff: Asos
Bracelets: vintage

I have an obsession with all things gold and these shoes absolutely fit the bill.

I have an obsession with all things gold and these shoes absolutely fit the bill.

The back detailing of the dress - I loved the simple silk bow and open back.

The back detailing of the dress – I loved the simple silk bow and open back.

A mishmash of bracelets with my favorite accessory of the moment - another earcuff. This one is all pearls and I wore it with a simple pearl stud on the other ear.

A mishmash of bracelets with my favorite accessory of the moment – another earcuff. This one is all pearls and I wore it with a simple pearl stud on the other ear.

Kisses!

Kisses!

 

Unless you have been living under a fashion rock, you are likely aware that Sarah Jessica Parker (famous of course for her fashion loving role of Carrie from Sex & The City) has come out with a long awaited shoe line. The SJP Collection, exclusive to Nordstrom. When I heard that she was doing personal appearances to promote the line, it was an obvious decision to be there at all costs. I purchased my darling pair of sandals from her line (no, I did not get the heels. Yes, I am a monster) and arrived at the Grove with my friend Brittany to meet our idol. There were quite a few girls in line, all wearing shoes from her line and the excitement was tangible in the air for sure.

SJP Shoe display at Nordstrom at The Grove. Fun, girly details all around.

SJP Shoe display at Nordstrom at The Grove. Fun, girly details all around.

So excited to meet SJP. In line with her custom tags.

So excited to meet SJP. In line with her custom tags.

 

Finally my turn arrived to meet the lovely Sarah Jessica and as I walked up to her she gasped and told me how amazing my dress was. Obviously this already made my night and then she asked for my name and introduced herself. Now – As most of you know, I lost my mom and grandma last year and have had a really tough time grieving the loss. One of our favorite things to do was watch her show together. I explained this to her and told her just how special this was for me in light of the tragic events of last year and she completely teared up and asked if she could please sign a message for them. I was completely overwhelmed by this kind suggestion and said yes, of course. She asked their names and carefully and thoughtfully wrote the words below. I can’t put into words how much this meant to me and when she teared up talking about the loss of them – let’s just say that it was one of the most special moments I can recall in a very, very long time.

A staff member of Nordstrom happened to catch this lovely shot of our conversation.

A staff member of Nordstrom happened to catch this lovely shot of our conversation.

The most special, thoughtful memory from our meet and greet. Something I will cherish forever.

The most special, thoughtful memory from our meet and greet. Something I will cherish forever.

 

After we both teared up, blew each other kisses, and said our goodbyes I felt as though I was walking on a cloud back to Brittany. We had dinner reservations at my favorite LA hotspot so we left the Grove and headed to West Hollywood. Now, this place is my local favorite. Great drinks, amazing and friendly bar staff that know me by name, delish food. I am here about 3 times a week, give or take. I sat at my usual bar stool, schmoozed with the bartenders and was mid conversation with Brittany when I glance up and make eye contact with Harry Styles who was walking into dinner himself. It was one of those out of body moments where you KNOW your heart is racing but you can do nothing but smile serenely and hope you don’t pass out. I squeezed Brittany while maintaining my extra cool and calm demeanor but inside screaming like a giddy fangirl. He sat for over an hour, ate his dinner with his companions and no one seemed to notice him at all. On his way out the door once he was finished he was gracious enough to stop for a conversation and picture. He was lovely and polite, introducing himself and asking my name and so very kind.

With my gal pal Stephanie and HARRY FREAKING STYLES. Sorry, my excitement has not waned in the slightest since Thursday. It likely never will.

With my gal pal Stephanie and HARRY FREAKING STYLES. Sorry, my excitement has not waned in the slightest since Thursday. It likely never will.

 

So yes. March 6th. A day of madness, magic and memories that will last me a lifetime.

The happiest girl on Earth after this delightful day!

The happiest girl on Earth after this delightful day!

 

xoxo,

heth

outfit of the day: trapeze artist.

It’s no surprise I am a LA girl. I have spent countless hours in traffic on the 5, 405, 10, 101 and the shortcut freeways of the 60 and 710 too for countless nights on the town in one of my favorite places. With all the years I have spent and all the shenanigans I have gotten into, yesterday was one for the books.

It just encompassed all the things I love about LA – pretty dresses, posh hotels, hand crafted martinis, Hollywood hot spots, celeb run ins, new friends and a show at one of my favorite venues the Hotel Cafe seeing a good friend perform to round it out. There were four spots on the agenda and each was more fun than the last. For such a fun day that took me into a spectacular night I needed a look that was chic and ready for anything. Another key feature about today’s post is it is the second installment of ‘glam girl on a budget’ – minus the shoes, there was no separate piece in this look over $40!

dress: forever 21 belt: asos shoes 1: dolce vita shoes 2: me too bracelet: luna boutique ear cuff: asos

dress: forever 21
belt: asos
shoes 1: dolce vita
shoes 2: me too
bracelet: luna boutique
ear cuff: asos

 

The first stop was the stunning Hotel Bel-Air – if you have not yet been and seen them post renovation, I highly suggest this sweet little hideaway. Beautiful landscaping, delish drinks and an all star staff.

 

subtle eyes and red lips

subtle eyes and red lips

Double Trouble - Shoe quick change.

Double Trouble – Shoe quick change.

A day to night change up – gold plated sandals for the running around daytime silliness to a chunkier, taller heel for the evening.

 

You may have noticed i said shoes 1 and shoes 2 - it was a long day so i did a quick change of shoes half way through as my ankle is still on the mend! :)

You may have noticed i said shoes 1 and shoes 2 – it was a long day so i did a quick change of shoes half way through as my ankle is still on the mend! :)

I am obsessed with ear cuffs these days. This one I paired with a single diamond stud on the other ear since this was made to shine.

I am obsessed with ear cuffs these days. This one I paired with a single diamond stud on the other ear since this was made to shine.

 

As delightful as my Saturday playdate was, my Sunday with coffee and Vogue is looking just as appealing so I am off to get started on that.

XOXO,

Heth

 

outfit of the day: valentines lite

Ah, February. The month of romance, cold air, and for me an excuse to wear glamorous baubles and pink/red hues for 28 straight days.

Valentine’s Day has always always always been my favorite day of the year. I don’t care what the cynics say about commercialism, buying love, etc. Yes, everyone should show love all year round without a day to tell them to. But for me, any day specifically set aside to share how much you love those in your life is a wonderful day and deserves mountains of celebrating. It’s not yet Valentines day but I spend my entire February with hearts in my eyes and spreading love and cheer to my friends, family, and mister of course.

Today is what I like to call Valentines Lite. Today’s post also features something I like to call “Glam girl on a budget” – both the dress and sweater combined were a total of $50!

black maxi: forever 21 fur collar sweater: forever 21 shoes: asos bracelet: asos ear cuff: asos tiny heart necklace: asos

black maxi: forever 21
fur collar sweater: forever 21
shoes: asos
bracelet: asos
ear cuff: asos
tiny heart necklace: asos

My ear cuff was the highlight of my jewels so I kept the rest simple and sweet.

My ear cuff was the highlight of my jewels so I kept the rest simple and sweet.

An ear cuff is an extremely easy way to add a touch of glam to any simple look.

An ear cuff is an extremely easy way to add a touch of glam to any simple look.

These shoes are a delight - easy to walk in and make me feel like Daisy from Gatsby at the same time.

These shoes are a delight – easy to walk in and make me feel like Daisy from Gatsby at the same time.

 

Today’s Valentine theme paid off for me – I tweeted one of my favorite childhood crushes, Jason Priestly, and asked him to be my Valentine. His response is below. GO ME!

Just in case my husband forgets to pick up a card, at least I know I have a backup. Not bad! (Yes, this is the real Jason Priestly. Yes, I am dying).

Just in case my husband forgets to pick up a card, at least I know I have a backup. Not bad! (Yes, this is the real Jason Priestly. Yes, I am dying).

 

XOXO,

Heth (Priestly)

 

outfit of the day: olive you.

The weather in California is finally cooling down a bit – and that is to say it is about 60 degrees here opposed to our normal 80. January even hit the high 90′s – insanity when the rest of the country are basically popsicles right now (mmm…popsicles.) Anyway. The point is that this sort of cooling down calls for long sleeves (with the sleeves rolled up during the day) and is a good excuse for boots. I love boots.

Tonight I am going to see one of my all time favorite southern gentleman down by the beach and it will involve a lot of standing around (and a LOT of dancing around) so I’m opting for a little casual, a little warmer, and of course a little leopard print).

Silk olive green top: Victorias Secret Jeans: Alloy Boots: Dolce Vita Necklace: Charming Charlie Bracelet: Luna Boutique Earrings: Forever 21

Silk olive green top: Victorias Secret
Jeans: Alloy
Boots: Dolce Vita
Necklace: Charming Charlie
Bracelet: Luna Boutique
Earrings: Forever 21

I changed my hair up (again) and went all platinum instead of the brown on the side. You like?

I changed my hair up (again) and went all platinum instead of the brown on the side. You like?

A big ole' pile of accessories.

A big ole’ pile of accessories.

For my makeup today, I went for darker eyes and a pale pink lip instead of the bold lip color I've been opting for.

For my makeup today, I went for darker eyes and a pale pink lip instead of the bold lip color I’ve been opting for.

A close up of my booties - if you look close you can see a sliver of olive green between the leopard and the black leather. I'm nothing if not color coordinated.

A close up of my booties – if you look close you can see a sliver of olive green between the leopard and the black leather. I’m nothing if not color coordinated.

 

Well. I’m off to get southern. Sweetest of dreams, y’all.

Heth

outfit of the day: blondie is back.

Hello my dear friends and readers – I’m baaaaack!

It has been a much needed hiatus while I got myself put back together through a very troubled and tragic year – but I’m back, I’m bubbly…and oh yeah, I’m blonde. See, when I go for a change, I go all the way. I needed to start entirely fresh and for me this meant symbolically and also literally. So. I chopped all my hair off, dyed it blonde, and am starting 2014 a changed woman.

Some things will never change though and that is my love of fashion and how much I missed this blog. I’m happy to kick off my return with one of my favorite transitional winter to spring pieces – the kimono.

fringe kimono: mink pink jeans: forever 21 hot pink tank: nordstrom booties: forever 21

fringe kimono: mink pink
jeans: forever 21
hot pink tank: nordstrom
booties: forever 21

necklace: h&m bracelet: charming charlie

necklace: h&m
bracelet: charming charlie

Luckily being a California girl I have not encountered any of this blistering winter the rest of the world is feeling and can get away with a sheer kimono in February!

Luckily being a California girl I have not encountered any of this blistering winter the rest of the world is feeling and can get away with a sheer kimono in February!

wedge booties: forever 21

wedge booties: forever 21

Oh yeah. In addition to new hair and a new attitude, I also have three new tattoos. The one pictured here is a cherry blossom piece in honor of my lovely Grandma Terri.

Oh yeah. In addition to new hair and a new attitude, I also have three new tattoos. The one pictured here is a cherry blossom piece in honor of my lovely Grandma Terri.

 

Again, I am so excited to be back to this little blog of mine and I thank each and every one of you that asked about the status of things over the last few months.

Sweet dreams loves,

Heth

note from heth – hiatus

I started this blog as a way to cope with losing my mom and in a way was my way to reach out to her. It worked for a time and I had so much fun sharing my fashion choices with you all. But then life kept throwing dark clouds my way and more stress and tragedy occured – but even still I remained positive and grateful above all else. This changed however two weeks ago when I also very quickly lost my grandmother (who was my soul mate on this Earth) and the darkness has won for the moment.

I no longer have the inspiration right now or the ability to focus any attention on the site. I will be back but need the time to grieve and sort out some other personal issues going on. I hope to find the same inspiration I did before as a way of reaching out to my mom and maybe now my grandma and hope the road back to finding my spark is smoother than the last few months have been.

Thank you all for keeing up with the blog and I hope when I come back to blogging I will find you here with me again.

XOXO

heth

outfit of the day: sunnies sunday.

Happy Father’s Day! I’m lucky to know so many amazing men and especially to have a great dad, a great father in law, and a great husband (who isn’t a daddy yet!) but we had a wonderful evening taking both of them out to dinner.

We went to a family favorite and fancy place – this particular restaurant has been a part of my husband’s family tradition for many, many years and we have made it into our own as well – even having our rehearsal dinner here. It was a special evening and a fun occasion to dress up for. I kept my look chic in all black and added pops of gold (jewelry) and pink (nails & lips) to add a little flavor. My favorite accessory today? Without a doubt my new, amazingly glamorous Oliver Peoples cat eye sunnies.

dress: asos necklace: asos bracelet: forever 21 sandals: nine west sunglasses: oliver peoples

dress: asos
necklace: asos
bracelet: forever 21
sandals: nine west
sunglasses: oliver peoples

the back of the dress is simple and the backs of the little wedges have metallic zippers.

the back of the dress is simple and the backs of the little wedges have metallic zippers.

a closer view of the tiny little cutout in the front of the dress and the thick gold chain.

a closer view of the tiny little cutout in the front of the dress and the thick gold chain.

wedges and a large gold cuff complete the look.

wedges and a large gold cuff complete the look.

modeling my new favorite sunnies!

modeling my new favorite sunnies!

 

Another big shout out to all the men out there taking care of their families – I am lucky to know so, so many stand up gents. Enjoy your day fellas!

xoxo,

Heth

outfit of the day: flirtly florals.

Honesty time – this was not a very great week. I’ve been a bit down in the dumps lately; slammed at work, not feeling the best physically, and just overall lazy when it comes to dressing up and even getting dressed at all. Because of this I decided today was the perfect day to take back my fashion mojo and to take extra care with my hair and outfit and really put out some great feminine, positive energy.

It’s easy when you are in a slump (fashion or otherwise!) to slide further and further down it but the only way to change a pattern like that is to blow it out of the water. With that, I am happy to showcase today’s outfit of the day – flirty florals!

dress - prabal gurung for target sandals - zara bracelet - luna boutique necklace - forever 21

dress – prabal gurung for target
sandals – zara
bracelet – luna boutique
necklace – forever 21

XO

XO

a top and side view of the sandals. i fell immediately in love with these the moment i found them in NYC.

a top and side view of the sandals. i fell immediately in love with these the moment i found them in NYC.

gorgeous sunshine = a perfect time for ray-ban aviators!

gorgeous sunshine = a perfect time for ray-ban aviators!

accessorizing with my palm trees in front of my house.

accessorizing with my palm trees in front of my house.

 

It’s truly amazing what pink lipstick, big curls, and a flirty dress can do to shake you out of a mopey rut.

I’m feeling more like myself already – now it’s time to hop off technology and go off to enjoy this beautiful sunshine!

Happy Saturday! XO

heth