TALIA

I recently stumbled upon my new favorite designer for cozy and casual cotton basics and I just had to share!!  Talia is a Southern California based brand with roots in Lima, Peru where all of their products are handmade with the softest Pima cotton.  Their flagship store is not far from me in Mission Viejo, CA, so I made a stop a few weeks ago on my way home from San Diego to check out the pieces, and ultimately stock up on as many as I could afford!

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Top: Talia / Jeans: Old Navy / Shoes: Jack Rogers / Earrings: Lagos

This shirt is their “Avery” style that has an amazing boxy fit with with slim arms. I have stop myself from wearing it every day its so comfy and versatile — I can throw it on with skinny jeans like I did here, or I can wear it over my tank and yoga pants while en route to the gym. I have it in this oatmeal color and in a bright pink, but I’m just dying for it to come in more colors! (Psst Talia,  can this come in black pretty please?!) I have a few more pieces that I purchased on my trip to the Talia store, so stay tuned for more pima cotton goodness!

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The Dress: Part 1

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Dress: Who What Wear x Target / Shoes: Michael Kors / Sunglasses: Celine
Necklace: Hartsock Designs / Ring: Nordstrom / Bracelet: Salome Charly via OuiPlease

The past few years I’ve really been focused on purchasing items that are less trendy or “fast fashion” and more timeless and classic. I spotted this Who What Wear x Target dress the other day and was so distracted with trying to frantically find it in my size that I completely forgot about the vitamins that I actually went in there for! (I like Olly if you’re wondering!)

I love the shirtdress style with the optional belted waist — totally classic, but able to be dressed up or down with the addition of jewelry, heels, sandals, or even jeans! Its also super lightweight and will be perfect for dinner or drinks on hot summer nights.  I will note that its not as opaque as I’d like it to be, so I wore a slip underneath!

Check back next week for Part 2 where I’ll style the dress in a totally different way. This dress will definitely be in heavy rotation in my wardrobe this summer!

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easy breezy

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Jacket: Gap / Shirt: Alternative / Pants: TJMaxx, similar / Shoes: Michael Kors
Necklaces: HHartsock Designs & Luxa Jewelry / Sunglasses: Prada

These days I’m all about the relaxed California vibe — and when I spotted these pink wide-leg pants I knew they would be perfect for the summer.  Although it gets super hot inland, it stays cooler near the water and in the marina where we live. The wide-leg is breezy enough for the daytime, but keeps me warm once the sun goes down. I also always throw my jean jacket into the car, just in case!

Doug and I are also obsessed with anything from Alternative Apparel — like this tank. They have the softest t-shirts and we’ve been back to their Venice location twice to stock up. Along with the tank tops, I have their organic french terry crewneck and zip up hoodie. The hoodie is currently on sale now too!

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Weekend Reads & memorial day sales

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Shirt: TJ Maxx (similar) / Jeans & Sandals: Old Navy / Bracelet: KJP / Sunglasses: Prada

I’m totally for breaking the rules, but I can’t wait until Monday when its “officially” okay to wear white pants!

Britney Spears totally lip synchs in her concerts, but we all know it and don’t care, right? I saw her in Vegas last month and it was the best 2 hours ever! Anyone out there want to go? I’d totally go again!! #youbetterworkb*tch! 

We’re not only oohing and ahhing over the dresses in Cannes, the hair and makeup is totally on point too!

Its Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale!! Have you checked it out yet? Hurry up its only until June 5!

My husband likes to send me funny videos and pictures. Today he sent me this super cute picture of an owl who looks like an apple core…

There are some great Memorial Day sales coming up! Don’t forget to check them out and stock up on your favorite summer styles!!
Nordstrom – up to 40% off
Urban Outfitters – extra 25% off select styles
BANDIER – 15% off select styles with code MEMORIAL15
LOFT – up to 60% percent off
Lord and Taylor – up to 25% off with code GIVE
Nasty Gal – extra 40% off all markdowns
J.Crew – extra 30% off with code WEEKEND
Banana Republic – extra 40% off with code BRTAKE40
ShopBop – hundreds of new markdowns!
Bloomingdales – extra 20% off with code BROWNBAG
Old Navy – extra 30% off select styles
ASOS – extra 20% off with code HISUMMER
GAP extra 35% off with code EVENT
Ann Taylor – extra 50% off with code SUMMER50
Macy’s – extra 20% off with code MEMDAY

Happy shopping & Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

F&F at Shopbop!

Its the most wonderful time of year — the Friends & Family sale at Shopbop.com! Head over to Shopbop with the code INTHEFAM to get 25% off almost everything on the site, including sale items!! Lucky guys who shop at EastDane.com get 30% off too! Sale ends midnight on Thursday, so head over there now before its too late. Here are some of my favorite items:

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Everyone in Los Angeles is buzzing about Coachella! Even though I won’t be attending this year (we’re going to Vegas!) I still feel myself gravitating towards some festival-chic items like this fringe backpack.

Tortoiseshell shades have always been a classic style, but these sunglasses are upgraded with some blue-green tinted lenses.

I find myself wearing flats more and more these days, but I still want them to look fun! Espadrilles are perfect for summer, and the embroidery on these make them look so luxe.

A flowy maxi dress hides a multitude of things, and can be dressed up with wedges and some jewelry, or dressed down with sandals and a jean jacket. (This is the best jean jacket ever.)

Add a little more Coachella chic into your wardrobe with a turquoise and leather wrap bracelet. The freshwater pearl adds an unexpected feminine touch!

Nothing is better than clean white sneaks. These have a bit of a platform to give you a little height. (Don’t forget to spray them with a scotch-guard spray first to keep them looking their best!)

Every beach day needs a straw tote bag to haul the essentials! This one is super roomy, and would look so cute on the back of my bike!

The only thing better than one ring is having two rings! These stacking rings have a great tribal pattern and can be worn together or separately.

Sweet scallops with a halter neck style top makes for this year’s must have bathing suit. It also comes in other colors — I’m partial to the white!

Don’t forget — the sale ends on Thursday at midnight! Use code INTHEFAM to get 25% off your entire order, including sale items!

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