christy dawn dress from madewell

Madewell x Christy Dawn Limited Edition Collection

When I first moved to LA and was exploring the city, I stumbled upon a dreamy shop near the beach. Airy, breezy dresses with relaxed silhouettes lined the racks, and artsy photo books mingled with incense and cut-off shorts on the display tables. That shop? It was Christy Dawn, and in the years since I’ve […]

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Natural Deodorants That Actually Work: I’ve Tried ‘Em All!

Over the years, as I’ve gradually made the switch from conventional to natural beauty products, one product has eluded me: Deodorant! From my long workouts to those 100-degree LA summer days, deodorant is the one item in my medicine cabinet with no room for error. I’ve tried so many over the years, only to find […]

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Utility Jumpsuit Styling for Spring 2019

Last spring I bought a utility jumpsuit and wore it nearly into the ground. It quickly became my go-to when I wanted to look cool but be comfortable, and didn’t want to have to put too much effort into it. It’s been hanging in my closet all winter, waiting patiently for its second go-round this […]

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7 Beauty MVP’s in My Winter Skincare Routine

My complexion, which is not the most cooperative to begin with, has really been through the wringer these past few months. For much of November I was pregnant, dealing with all the skin woes that the first trimester can bring. Parts of my face were flaky and red, others were broken out and oily, and […]

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Gift Guide: Self-Care Finds for the Spa Lover

Whenever I’m shopping for friends and female relatives, I always veer towards the personal care aisle. Luxurious body and skincare products are often the last thing we’re willing to spend money on for ourselves, making them the perfect indulgent gift for that woman who deserves a little TLC (which is every woman, right?!). Plus every […]

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Reflections on the Power of Tradition with Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.

Confession: I’ve basically been counting the days ’til Christmas since last April. Maybe it’s because of the heavy year we’ve had politically in this country, or maybe it’s just because I’m getting more nostalgic as I grow older, but whatever the reason, I’m feeling especially ready for the warmth and cheer that accompanies the holiday […]

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8 Beautiful Ways to Get Into the Holiday Spirit ASAP

I’m calling it: The holidays are here. I’ve been trying to hold out ’til Thanksgiving to start up my Christmas carol playlists, but I caved last week and it’s been holly jolly around here ever since. I’m jonesing hard for Pepperidge Farm Gingermen, I have to stop myself daily from lounging on the couch with […]

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Tips for Repairing Overexposed Skin with Dr. Loretta

Earlier this month I got the chance to meet with a true pioneer, and it was awesome. I sat down for a chat with Harvard-trained dermatologist Dr. Loretta Ciraldo, who was one of the original researchers to study the effects of sun on the skin—waaaay back in the 1970’s when it first occurred to doctors […]

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How to Wear Summer’s Leopard Skirt for Fall

This summer Ivan and I were invited to a wedding that had the world’s most specific dress code. We were instructed to dress in the style of 1960’s Hong Kong, as both bride and groom not only grew up in that country but also adore the period film In the Mood for Love. Always one to […]

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Architectural and Timeless Fall Fashion Essentials

The more interiors projects I undertake (and these days they’re coming my way nonstop!), the more I notice a change in the way I see the world at large. With every new space I create, the consideration I give to each line, shape, texture, and proportion grows ever greater. And as my eye grows sharper, […]

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Transitional Beauty Picks for Summer-to-Fall Self Care

As of this past weekend, Summer is unofficially over—and it definitely feels like a change of seasons in the air! The mornings are cool and cloudy, and the afternoons are punctuated by the honking of geese on their flight south. While I’m sure that we’ll see at least one more heat wave here in LA, […]

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My Fave Workout Clothes to Keep Your Summer Fitness Routine Fresh!

Whenever Ivan and I are faced with a healthy vs. indulgent choice, we ask each other: “What would Hot Vegas Couple do?” It’s our running inside joke that began years ago, on our first ever trip to Vegas together, when we were sitting poolside and couldn’t help but notice a husband and wife making a […]

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