LA Birthday

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Topshop top, off the shoulder top, off the shoulder sweater, high waist pants, wide leg pants, high waist white pants, platform sandals, west hollywood, karen walker sunglasses, karen walker deep worship, craig's beverly hills, beverly hills, rodeo drive, movado watch, birthday outfit, valentine's day outfit, what to wear in LA, what to wear in beverly hills

Topshop top, off the shoulder top, off the shoulder sweater, high waist pants, wide leg pants, high waist white pants, platform sandals, west hollywood, karen walker sunglasses, karen walker deep worship, craig's beverly hills, beverly hills, rodeo drive, movado watch, birthday outfit, valentine's day outfit, what to wear in LA, what to wear in beverly hills

Topshop top, off the shoulder top, off the shoulder sweater, high waist pants, wide leg pants, high waist white pants, platform sandals, west hollywood, karen walker sunglasses, karen walker deep worship, craig's beverly hills, beverly hills, rodeo drive, movado watch, birthday outfit, valentine's day outfit, what to wear in LA, what to wear in beverly hills

Topshop top, off the shoulder top, off the shoulder sweater, high waist pants, wide leg pants, high waist white pants, platform sandals, west hollywood, karen walker sunglasses, karen walker deep worship, craig's beverly hills, beverly hills, rodeo drive, movado watch, birthday outfit, valentine's day outfit, what to wear in LA, what to wear in beverly hills

Topshop top, off the shoulder top, off the shoulder sweater, high waist pants, wide leg pants, high waist white pants, platform sandals, west hollywood, karen walker sunglasses, karen walker deep worship, craig's beverly hills, beverly hills, rodeo drive, movado watch, birthday outfit, valentine's day outfit, what to wear in LA, what to wear in beverly hills

Top// Pants// Shoes (old – similar here and here under $30)// Watch// Sunglasses

This year’s birthday has been one of my favorites yet. I speak as if it’s ongoing, because in my family we celebrate the birthday month. In place of one big blowout bash, we’ll usually do small get togethers with friends and family throughout the month.

To kick-off my 29 days of celebrating 29 years, Andrew and I took a trip down to LA. Surprisingly, LA is new territory for us. I usually only go for work and Andrew had never been. We stayed at the Beverly Hilton and focused most of our visit on the surrounding area, with a few pit stops in Santa Monica and Downtown LA. The Grammys were taking place that weekend, and our hotel was actually hosting Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy party. The energy was high and it was kind of fun to spot celebrities around as this is a rarity in San Francisco.

We’re basically becoming pros at packing as much as possible into a weekend getaway (see DC Trip), and LA was no exception. A few of our favorites places on our visit were: Runyon Canyon, Mr. Chow’s, Wally’s in Beverly Hills, Craig’s for the cocktails, and shopping in West Hollywood. We’re already looking forward to our next visit!

These pants are my new obsession! As a short-ish chic, I usually shy away from anything long and wide-legged. But I got a little brave, decided to try on these pants at Nordstrom, and instantly fell in love. With the right platform shoe (becoming hugely popular this season btw), these pants fit perfect. And nothing says Birthday/Valentine’s weekend in LA, like a sweet little off the shoulder blush top.

Birthday Babe

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Black moto jacket, Vince turtleneck sweater, red plaid scarf, azalea scarf, white j.crew skirt, hunter boots, red hunter boots, kate spade bag, patent kate spade bag, birthday look, birthday suit, ways to wear hunter boots

Black moto jacket, Vince turtleneck sweater, red plaid scarf, azalea scarf, white j.crew skirt, hunter boots, red hunter boots, kate spade bag, patent kate spade bag, birthday look, birthday suit, ways to wear hunter boots

Black moto jacket, Vince turtleneck sweater, red plaid scarf, azalea scarf, white j.crew skirt, hunter boots, red hunter boots, kate spade bag, patent kate spade bag, birthday look, birthday suit, ways to wear hunter boots

Black moto jacket, Vince turtleneck sweater, red plaid scarf, azalea scarf, white j.crew skirt, hunter boots, red hunter boots, kate spade bag, patent kate spade bag, birthday look, birthday suit, ways to wear hunter boots

Jacket (old – similar)// Sweater// Skirt (old – similar)// Tights// Scarf// Boots// Sunglasses// Bag

A very happy Friday because today’s MY BIRTHDAY! Growing up, my mom always made my whole birthday week (month even) feel like such a celebration. Being that it’s around Valentine’s Day, there were always heart-shaped candles, heart-shaped red velvet cake, little gift baskets, pink and red balloons, confetti…everywhere.  No matter what my Valentine status was, it was always a celebration!

This weekend, I’m taking off on a quick getaway to Los Angeles to do just that. It was a toss up between braving the icy roads to Tahoe or enjoying the warm weather in LA – LA for the win!

Wishing you all a fun Valentine’s, or Galentine’s, weekend!

Karl is My Father

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Karl is my father, ripped black jeans. leather moto jacket, all black everything, paige ripped jeans, paige jeans, bcbg pumps, perforated pumps, Karen walker sunglasses, war memorial, vast aspiration, alex haygood style, outfit inspiration, what to wear in san francisco, san francisco outfits

Karl is my father, ripped black jeans. leather moto jacket, all black everything, paige ripped jeans, paige jeans, bcbg pumps, perforated pumps, Karen walker sunglasses, war memorial, vast aspiration, alex haygood style, outfit inspiration, what to wear in san francisco, san francisco outfits

Jacket (old – similar here)// Shirt// Jeans// Shoes// Sunglasses// Rings

Perhaps you’re in a similar camp to me today and donning all black and big sunglasses to mourn the Panthers’ Super Bowl loss. Or, your big sunnies are covering up remnants of a Broncos’ celebration – lucky you! Either way, black on black is always a winner.

I found this shirt a few weeks back and have been living it every since. Seriously. It pays homage to my actual father, Karl, as well as the father of fashion, Karl Lagerfeld. I feel confident that it was made with me in mind! I’m rocking it this Monday to kick off a major week that happens to encompass both my birthday and Fashion Week! It’s a packed week ahead and then we’re headed off to LA for the weekend. Stay tuned for more birthday celebrations!