What I Wore to Napa PT 1

Thursday, April 27, 2017

I was so excited to head off to Napa with my guy. All weekend I kept insisting that he was my boyfriend and not my husband, cuz you gotta keep things fresh like that. #amiright!?

So being the ridiculous person that I am, I of course planned out all of my looks. We were lucky enough to stay in such a gorgeous estate with some friends for a birthday so in addition to all of the lovely wineries we got to visit, the house itself was amazing. 

I originally bought this dress for some events for LA Fashion Week, but never got to wear it (I did rock this boho look though). So I thought this was the perfect, easy oufit to start off the weekend!

The Little Rock Dress - By Raga (On sale!)
The Brea Bootie - By Lucky Brand (Found at Nordstrom Rack! They are so comfortable!)
Straw Boater Hat - Goodwill (Found you an adorable boater hat version at Asos for only 18!)

We got to take in the view at the stunning Cornell winery... (technically in Sonoma) It was so beautiful and quiet up there that it took my breath away, and made me reconsider all this big-city living.

We ended our day with some delicious bites at Bouchon... 

Where I flirted with my boyfriend a lot.

Then it was back to the estate for an evening of kiddo-free lounging and hanging with some amazing friends, and more good food and wine. 

Not too bad for our first day! More to come...


T xx

Victoria Beckham for Target Retro Floral Romper

Saturday, April 15, 2017

When I decided to run away over night with one of my best friends and our babies for two glorious days poolside at the Omni Resort in San Diego I had to pack fast. I truly think spring is the time for fun adventures and spontaneous decisions and I'm so glad we did it. 

We spent most of our time hanging by the pool, but I wanted to pack one special piece for our dinner that night, and having this Victoria Beckham for Target Floral Romper in my closet made things super easy. 


I tossed some black heeled sandals in my suitcase, along with my favorite delicate gold hoop earrings, and I was good to go!

The kiddos had a blast, and both mamas left feeling refreshed and grateful for the brief but blissful time away from LA!

PS - I feel like in my many years of thrift store shopping, I'm always on the hunt for a piece as perfect as this. Big, happy flowers and bold colors, so easy to wear but so statement making. If you haven't checked out the Victoria Beckham for Target line yet, hurry up before it's sold out. This Victoria Beckham for Target Retro Floral Romper is one of my favorites, but there are so many other gorgeous pieces to choose from. (Check out my previous post here!)

Happy hunting!

(it's only $30 bucks!)

Victoria Beckham for Target - What I really, really want...

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Guys, for real - you can't deny the sleek, chic, refined, yet slightly quirky amazingness of Victoria Beckham. She's done a line for Target and it debuts TODAY!

Here's what I want:

I mean... you know this baby is going to last a long time in your closet. And yes, it's' for Target, so the fabrics won't be quite as nice as the higher-end line, but this cut! You know it will be divine. 

Hi, hello. Have we met? Remember my obsession with vintage? It's still there, and this is so good.

I really, really hope these work because after my major closet-cleanout, one of the items I'm in dire need of is a classic black trouser. Or maybe I'll just get them in pink. Cuz... amazing!

This entire outfit. Does is get any more spring that gingham and peplum mixed together?! Give it to me now, please. Thanks! 

I mean... this looks like the most classic thing in the world, right? Yes, right! Except it has little bunnies on the collar. Little bunnies, you guys. I can't. 

There are so many more, and I haven't even touched the little girl stuff yet. Some super cute matching items that I may just have to grab for myself and my little Stella. 

Have to run! The store opens in a few and I'm going to be there! 

Styling for Freedom & Fashion // A beautiful organization

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

I've been doing a lot of thinking about what is most important in my life.  Where do I put my focus, my efforts? Aside from the obvious, and most significant job of being a mama to two rascals, there are so many things that I love to do. There are so many artistic avenues that I've been lucky enough to explore throughout the years, especially since the inception of my companies, Sechoir, and now back to my roots at November Grey and the one thing I always come back to is fashion and styling. When I was younger, I would rip pages from fashion magazines to inspire my thrift-store outfits, surely no one would notice that this top was $2 dollars due to the lack of money my family had, if only I styled it the right way. This way of thinking forced me to be creative, to think outside the box, and it has served me well my whole life. 
Here with FNF Director Laverne Delgado-Small and Stylist Clifton Davis Clarke

When I first met Freedom and Fashion Founder, Laverne Delgado-Small, we had lunch to discuss how we could work together. We got right down to it. Sharing stories of our pasts and our desires to serve and to give back. This woman is such an inspiration. She has dedicated her life to helping troubled youth grow and succeed in a tough world through the skills and confidence they gain in this touching and inspiring program. 

I was eager to be a part of this organization from the moment I learned what it was all about. Over the course of several weeks this program mentors and assists with the creation of an entire fashion line designed by these young students, and ends with a spectacular fashion show. I was there to style, to serve and to assist, but in the end, it was I who gained so much. Being able to use my talents and what I'm passionate about for such a good cause filled me to the brim. 

Below are some of my favorite looks from the fall/winter2016 Reign show.  I had the privilege of styling these looks alongside my partner, the uber talented stylist Clifton Davis Clarke.

Designed by Z TRAN
Designed by Z TRAN
Designed by Kennedy & Kayla (See Kennedy's video here!)

"REIGN" Fashion Show 2016 - Freedom and Fashion from Freedom and Fashion on Vimeo.

To learn more about Freedom & Fashion check out their website here.

All photography by Ryan West.

Spring Fashion Video! Esse et Cie Clutch / JCrew Hat

Friday, March 31, 2017

I'm so happy about the gorgeous, sunshiny LA weather we've been having lately. I'm the first to say I absolutely love the rain, and those moments when it's stormy outside and you're cuddled up inside a warm house seem to really feed my artistic & nostalgic soul... but (!) how glorious it is when the sun finally shows up and we can brighten our moods, our wardrobes, and our spirits because of it.

Yay spring!

I love discovering new brands, and the clutch featured in this video is from Esse et Cie, an accessories line inspired by the beauty of the handmade. I had the pleasure of meeting, and working with the designer, Smita, and every piece from Esse et Cie is a beautiful translation of her love for textile and travel, and all the remarkable workings of the artisans in India.

On another note - I'm such a hat person and probably have a dozen or so in my collection, but I always go back to this JCrew Panama hat. It's just perfect. I've worn it with everything from jeans, to dresses, to jogging at the park before pilates class. (OK, my girls made fun of me a bit for this one, but I don't care. I love it!)

My Favorite Quote - by Goethe

Boho Dress at LA Style Week

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

When I was invited to attend a fashion show for Thomas Wylde for LA Style Week, my initial instinct was to, of course, wear Thomas Wylde! But although I'm lucky enough to own a few gorgeous pieces from TW, I was feeling rather boho this night - so I went with my gut. 

Which is actually a great tip about dressing and personal style. It will always vary depending on your mood, right? And I think we always need to listen to that - no matter the event. Because then you will feel amazing wherever you go.

 ... and I did.

Dress - Meghan Los Angeles from Nordstrom Rack

Faux fur, vintage bag, similar nude high heel sandals

Here with makeup artist extraordinaire, Noa Bolozky.

Cheers to fun, fashion nights! xx