Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Destination Dreaming

Lately, I have been dreaming of traveling. The boyfriend and I keep brainstorming of all the places we want to visit. Although it's not possible for us to go anywhere right now, a girl can dream right? This is what I imagine wearing on our plane trips around the globe!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Her Name Is Summer

As a girl living in Los Feliz in LA, I see a lot of indie/hipster girls. I love the effortless style that they have, but due to my curvy figure, loose fitting clothes just don't always work on me. I realize that there is one indie icon that has amazing style, and also looks polished- someone that I really admire. Ms. Zooey Deschanel. With her dark bangs, and endless stylish skirts and dresses, Zooey Deschanel is the epitome of indie chic.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010


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I love feathers. Whether it be a single one intertwined in a headband, or a feather pattern on a blouse, I can't get enough. Alkemie Jewelry decided to revamp the feather earring of generations past and truly create a statement. Their Om earring will have you breathing deep with excitement. Sitting at 8 inches long, including a reclaimed metal 'om' symbol, this head turner will have everyone in the room asking how to get your style. Meditate on that thought.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Game of Catch Up

As I mentioned in my last post, my amazing friend Kim visited and we had an unbelievable time. We were catching up and reminiscing on old times the second she arrived. This is just a little outfit post (I know. I never do these! Let me know if you would like more of them.) to show you what I wore to pick Kimba up from LAX and go shopping. We had a terrific shopping day, followed a day later by a trip to Disneyland. Terrific staycation for me with the people I love. To read Kim's blog entry about our first day of hanging out and shopping, click here!

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safari jacket: Gap
Skirt: Urban Outfitters
Belt: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Seychelles
Watch: Michael Kors
Bangle: gift

P.S. I don't have grey roots! I have brown roots that look odd in this lighting!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Summer Excitement!

On of my best and oldest friends is coming to visit tomorrow, and I can not contain my excitement! She is having a whirlwind summer of traveling the U.S. (you can read about it on her summer 2010 blog). As soon as she arrives in LA tomorrow, we will be having an amazing shopping day! Kim is looking to add some versatile pieces to her current wardrobe, and hopefully we will find some budget friendly options on our adventure. Kim and I are hoping to chronicle our 3-4 days of fun together, so keep an eye out for updates.

Unrelated, but just as awesome as ever.....the shoes video:

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Catching Rays

The other day my boyfriend uttered the words, "No offense, but you look better tan". I didn't take offense, because at the time I was super tan. All year round I feel the need to have some level of color. I am naturally fairly pale, but I look like I need color because I have larger features (people think I am Persian or something but alas, I am just a white girl). I know that tanning beds cause cancer and premature aging, so I stick mostly to faux tanning lotions.

My self tanning quest began years ago when I used the neutrogena tanning lotion. That stuff makes me look super orange but I didn't realize it (I looked a little like Snookie from Jersey Shore). A couple of years later I invested a bit more and bought 'Faux Tan' lotion by Bare Essentials. This stuff was dark as you put it on, and smelled like almonds. It was perfect. Guess what? They discontinued it! *Insert sad face here*
Eventually I came across Xen Tan (which I am convinced has the same formulation as the aforementioned Faux Tan). It makes you super dark and brown (not orange). The key is that it is green based in it's undertone. It creates a natural tan look and smells like almonds or marzipan as well.

So where can you get your hands on Xen Tan? I buy mine from I think it's a few bucks cheaper than buying from Nordstrom (correct me if I am wrong). Plus, sometimes they throw in free shipping.

Now go forth and be bronzed!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Untimely Resolution

I know it isn't the beginning of the new year, but I am making a new resolution (or renewing an old one). I am going to be more active on this blog, and make it as interesting for you all as possible. Coming in August, will be a youtube channel for The Style Edge, and I hope to connect with you guys on there as well. I am so excited for this renewal of the blog (which I sort of neglect)!

Feel free to comment, or email me ( what you would like to see on here or the youtube channel!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Perfectly Pueblo

I work for Anthropologie, and every time I see this dress, I find it incredibly hard to resist purchasing it. By the time you read this, I may have already caved in and bought it! The canvas-like material on the Pueblo dress is perfect for summer, and could easily be your go to dress all season long. I love how this could be dressed up for a party, or worn with casual accessories for an every day look. I always enjoy a hint of rainbow, so the color combo in this dress is right up my alley. I can't say enough about it! The super flattering fit makes this ideal for all shapes and sizes.

Bonus: although it's a strapless dress, it comes with detachable straps so you could add them on for a different look.