I perused the internet to find you all the must haves for Fall! Here are a few of them below, but you can see the whole collection under my Shop Savvy section!
I am very excited to announce that I have teamed up with Piperlime for their Moments of Chic campaign. My forte is corporate fashion and it could not be more fitting than to post an outfit from Piperlime as they are my go-to for business chic attire. I will admit, I also go on there and splurge on their cute casual wear as well since they have over 250 different brands on their site!
With this collaboration with Piperlime, I had an opportunity to play with Citizen's of Humanity denim and an icy creamy gold sheer top by Rhyme Los Angeles. To add some flair I added a blazer from Banana Republic and the it-bag of the year (which happens to be sold out until December 2014), the Mansur Gavriel mini black flamma bucket bag. This outfit can be dressed up with black pumps, or dressed down with some Superga white high tops (just ditch the blazer). Whatever your preference is, you will not go wrong with this outfit. Check out the pics from my #momentsofchic shoot!
Ditch the blazer for a more casual look!
OR..ditch the blazer and the heels and throw on some high-tops for a daytime look!
I have a freak obsession with art, so of course a trip to the Louvre museum was on my mandatory list. This museum is quite the spectacle in Paris and it is ALWAYS busy (rightfully so). On my walk from the Westin Vendome in Paris to the Louvre, I ran into a cute street that had a ton of cafes and restaurants. It almost reminded me of the Santa Monica 3rd Street Promenade but a total upgrade from there. I made it a point to stop by as many dessert spots possible and try their macaroons and the raspberry mousse cake. I do not know what they put in the desserts in Paris but there is some incredibly special ingredient and I absolutely need to know (I bet you it is loads of butter).
After I finished consuming dessert after dessert and maybe a croissant or two, I made my way over to the Louvre. The juxtaposition of the three-dimensional pyramid to the actual Louvre building was incredible. The architecture is truly fascinating all over Paris, but the Louvre is something quite exquisite. It looks as if it is a Palace filled with art..and to be quite honest it truly is just that.
Fashion wise, I was in my first two days in Paris so I rocked some heels. Do I suggest wearing heels and walking for 5 miles like I did that day? Not entirely, but yolo. I did it and I looked fab! In order to match the "inverted-triangle-glass-windowed-pyramid" at the entrance of the museum, I picked a geometric square patterned skirt and kept a monochrome look to my outfit from head to toe! I have the links to my outfit below the pics!
Enjoy the pics from my special day at the Louvre, I have so many more days to share with you! Stay tuned!
First off, I have absolutely missed writing posts this month, but I needed the time to immerse myself in each city I was visiting in Europe so that I could come back and provide you all the dish on where to eat, shop, play and sleep!
First stop, was the motherland of fashion..Paris. Paris was as everyone had described it; beautiful, incredible, magical blah blah blah, yes it was all those things, but Paris during fashion month was absolutely SPECTACULAR. I had an opportunity to see this city at the start of fashion month (September, of course), and towards the end during the infamous Paris Fashion Week (#PFW). This experience was complete high-fashion overload and food and dessert overconsumption. Let’s just say I got to see Paris as a tourist and as a local thanks to having cousins living in the city, so I have some fantastic recommendations for you that I will pass along in my #journeywithjavvy Europe series posts throughout this month!
There truly are so many places to see in Paris, but I plan on telling you about some of my most favorite places I had an opportunity to see, and my recommendations may take you down memory lane and make you want to hop on a flight and head there tomorrow. I promise, I would be your biggest advocate and may even want to join you!
For this first #journeywithjavvy to Europe post I am going to focus on none other than the most recognized monument in the world..the Eiffel Tower. This beauty is just breathtaking. If you are like me and it was your first time visiting the city, you will practically cry when you see this. I had spent years dreaming of seeing this beautiful tower. I have connected this tower to fashion, love and freedom and to have this very tower right before my eyes was truly a dream come true. Every day on this trip with my PIC (boyfriend/partner in crime) and I would walk by the tower or go have a picnic at Champs de Mars, which happens to be the largest open green space in Paris (park open day and night). Stop by a local boulangerie and patisserie (bread and dessert shop) and pick up some sandwiches, spreads, croissants and some vino. I recommend Sicard (on Rue Suffren, Paris, France). Sicard is close by the tower so you won’t have to walk far!
Fashion wise, if you are going to the Eiffel tower, spend one day looking as fab as you possibly can and take pictures, but all other times make sure you are wearing flats or sneakers because the area around the park is not friendly to walk in heels! For my fab day at the Eiffel tower, I had to wear a statement piece I would always remember, and for this I wore a long black fancy skirt I got from one of my favorite boutiques in San Francisco (can buy online or when they open their LA store soon!). The rest of my outfit details you can see below the pics! Next stop? The Louvre or Sacre Coeur? It is a surprise!
Romance was in the air today at the BCBG Max Azria fashion show in New York City, NY. Soft pale hues and silks were combined to make quite the ethereal chic look. BCBG never disappoints at Mercedes Benz Fashion week, but I would have to say this year they took it up a notch. We have seen a lot of these beautifully soft colors lately on style stars like Nicole Ritchie and Kim Kardashian and goodness did it look absolutely unreal on the catwalk. I will do my best to keep you all updated via instagram as I am off to Paris this weekend and will be sharing my own street style throughout the month! Follow my adventures @savvyjavvy. Hope you enjoyed my fashion week 14 recap from today's BCBG Max Azria Fashion show!
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My dream is coming true in 3 days. This dream I speak of is to go to the land of all love stories and fairytales. The land where the biggest fashion powerhouses were born and have flourished. The land that boasts with history, beautiful architecture and plenty of vino. This land I speak of is Paris! A few months ago my boyfriend surprised me with a poster (which he proudly made himself), that happened to be an itinerary to this dream vacation to Europe that we would be able to embark on all of September. Dream place with my dreamboat boy? I cannot wait!
Just to kick start this Parisian and European theme, my outfit today was shot at this lovely café. Of course I had to have my favorite thing in the world, a croissant which looked so perfectly paired next to my espresso and Celine bag! I made this dress work from day to night by wearing a tweed spiked blazer during the day and allowed for a low back and shoulder-baring look for happy hour. You know how I love versatility and I believe this outfit allows you to achieve just that.
I will miss writing to you all the next month but stay up to date with my travels via Instagram @savvyjavvy as I will be updating that as much as I possibly can. I promise I will write recaps of each city I visited when I get back!
I know I am queen B of wearing things that are more on the edgy side at work, but once in a while I bring out my Jackie O., well because she is my style icon! I literally fell in love with this tea length skirt. From the pattern, the quality of it and most importantly the color of it. I decided to pair this lady-like skirt with a zippered blazer (yes, there was some edge there!), a muted tank and muted heels with a bow accent. I tied this outfit all together with a beautiful statement necklace that I scored at Forever 21. I swear to you, that store has the best statement necklaces for ridiculously affordable prices.
If you are wondering why I have a dewy complexion here, it is because I used my favorite Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation and Chanel Les Beiges bronzer. I swear they are my winning duo no matter where I go! Go see my go-to, Homa at the Chanel South Coast Plaza if you are ever in Orange County. She is my favorite :). Secretly, my complexion may look a tad bit more golden since we did shoot during golden hour, so that makes everything look better and oh so golden! But I swear it was the make-up and golden hour combo!
You can shop my look below the pics!
I have a secret love affair with sports so it comes as no surprise that I love a nice hat. I have a ton of baseball hats and tees in my closet and Lord knows how many jerseys I own. To dress down a work outfit and to keep sun out of my eyes, I like pairing chic outfits with a hat. It tones down the outfit and adds a menswear element to it.
I am a big advocate for wearing things to work that I can rock after work with friends and I did just that with this outfit. I ditched my bra and and sleeveless blazer to reveal a sexy low back, side boob loving top. You won't go wrong with this outfit and that is all I am going to say.
I am so lucky to live in Southern California because there are a plethora of clothing boutiques to choose from. One of my favorite local spots is Luna Boutique in Huntington Beach. This place has the best boho-chic attire for any California style driven lady. You can also shop on their website too, so that is what makes their boutique so much better than your average. The reason for my Luna love is because I got this gorgeous lavender colored crochet top from them! I sealed the deal with this outfit by pairing this top with a pair of high-waisted denim jeans and gladiator thick heels. This is the perfect summer outfit and is so festival chic if you are planning to go to any festivals!