Last month I was scrolling through Instagram and came across a photo of Connie @brownkittycat wearing black high-top Converse Chuck Taylors. Her caption said they were her favorite sneakers in high school, and I realized that I’ve never owned a pair of these classic kicks. They looked cute on Connie (everything does!) and I commented on her pic that maybe someday I’ll get my first pair of Chuck Taylors. In white.

A couple of weeks later, my friend Luke @42._o reached out to me and told me about a cool thing he’s been doing. Luke gets new pairs of Chuck Taylors and adds small accents to them to make the shoes unique and something special–aka Charles Taylors. Even better, he and his wife Amy donate the signature creations to high school students who could really use them. They were kind enough to send me my own pair. In white.

Growing up I wore a lot of junk shoes because that’s all we could afford. And yes, I got teased and felt self-conscious. And I guess that’s why now I am a lover of shoes. Especially when they are cool, rare, limited edition, expensive (bloody shoes), or one-of-a-kind. That’s why I’m stoked on these and I hope @42._o can continue to make kids feel good and confident in them.

If you’d like to help put a fresh pair on a deserving student, click here to make a Paypal donation directly to @42._o. A small amount goes a long way! Thank you!

The small customizations and statement details make these classics stand out. The tongues were lined with thin padding for structure and cool paisley fabric for color, and accented with the All-Star logo tab.

white chuck taylor

Of all the mods, the lined paisley tongues are my favorite.

Also got red ankle straps and partytime glow-in-the-dark laces.

modified chuck taylors

Also loving the red straps repping the number 42.

Classic but never plain!

I’m really stoked on Luke and Amy for putting this program into action. Not only is it fun to see how the shoes turn out, it feels great knowing that a kid will be getting some clean kicks.

Thanks for reading! And big thanks to @42._o for the shoes.

Top :: Forever 21
Jeans :: Frame
Bag :: c/o Defuria Beverly Hills
Shoes :: Converse c/o @42._o

Please donate here ::


Category: FASHION


Happy Tax Day. Actually heard that the IRS had to extend the tax deadline until tomorrow night because of a payment system meltdown. Shaking my head, but I gotta say I generally am for extensions on any type of deadline, except of course when I’m on the waiting end of things.

So without further delay, here’s a post showcasing the coolest and crispest white button-down shirt that I received from New York City brand, Less than none Greater than. If you saw my recent post about their white ruffled Elizabeth Soft Blouse, then you already know that Less than none Greater than has created a beautiful range of 14 minimalistic all-white shirts and blouses, each design inspired by an NYC neighborhood. And more new designs are yet to come.

Here I’m wearing the Lexington Button Down, which at first looks like a simple white button-down shirt meant for serious business–until you take a closer look at its modern and super cute details.

I understand that crisp, white button-down shirts are a closet staple. They’re perfect for the office or hanging in jeans on the street. I chose to wear this shirt as an outer layer over a cropped top because if there’s a way to keep things casual, I’ll find it.

The longer cuff is one of my favorite details on the shirt. I love how it kind of fans out like a bell, similar to the sleeves on the Elizabeth Soft Blouse. But that doesn’t mean I won’t roll them up when I need to, because they look awesome and sporty folded.

Love the front pockets and the feel of the Japanese-made fabrics. The shirt is 6% Spandex, so it has the slightest bit of stretch for that tailored fit.

My favorite detail is definitely the back of the shirt. Loving the waist-tie detail! It’s flattering, unique, and just so darn cute. This is a top that could easily be dressed up for a night-out look as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by! And thank you Less than none Greater than for sponsoring this post!

Perfect white-button shirt :: Lexington Button Down c/o Less than none Greater than
Cropped top :: Forever 21
Jeans :: Frame
Belt :: ASOS
Shoes :: Divided/H&M
Bag :: Givenchy
Earrings :: Carbon & Hyde
Sunnies :: Tom Ford


Hello! So I was selected by the two fun and adventurous gals, Amanda and Courtney, over at Suitcases & Champagne blog to share some personal facts about myself (as a nominee of the Mystery Blogger Award). I’ve been following the two girls on their travel adventures so it was great to learn more about them, and also to read about other nominees and discover new blogs. Seems like a great way to support each other and see what other bloggers have been up to outside the blogosphere! Thanks, Amanda and Courtney!

See outfit details for this daisy floral wrap dress at the bottom of the post.

So here’s how it works:

Thank whoever nominated you and link their blog

Tell readers 3 things about yourself

Answer the questions the blogger gave to you

Nominate 10-20 people

Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog

Ask nominees 5 questions of your choice

Share links to your best post(s)

Three facts about me:

1) I know kung fu. I practiced Wing Chun kung fu for over 10 years. I never go to class or training anymore, but I still get the urge to punch a throat.

2) I met my fiancé Eddie online on We connected on Three’s Company trivia and skateboarding and have already been through so much together.

Forever partner.

3) As you can tell from the first two facts about me, I was and still kind of am a tomboy. I pretty much live in jeans and sneakers, but I do love fancy heels and cute dresses. Especially when there’s an opportunity to IG it.

Questions asked of me:

What is your favorite city or country that you’ve traveled to and why?

New Orleans, Louisiana! That city is so lively and fun with the live jazz and festive party people. I went for a work conference, and I was afraid I’d experience some racism (being in the South and all), but nope. I experienced nothing but kindness and the best of southern hospitality. Can’t wait to go back. Also: great beer and oysters.

Do you have any career goals? What’s next for you?

I want to write a screenplay. It’s an aspiration that’s been percolating for years now. I should make it happen.

What’s the best life advice you’ve ever received?

I have never received good life advice. But I guess whoever said “follow your gut” was the best I’ve heard.

What’s the one thing you let yourself splurge on?

I would have to say handbags. Although I’ve gotten better about it and I try to purchase only preowned or sale items now.

chloe marcie

I stopped buying the same bag in different colors.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

True crime and investigative murder TV shows. Some girls get caught up on “terrible” reality TV shows like the Bachelor and Real Housewives, but I’ll take Forensic Files, House of Horrors, and Stalked any day. I can binge for hours. Eddie does not approve.

My best posts:

DIY (Part 1): How to Dye Leather Boots

Navy Floral Romper and Army Vest c/o Modcloth

Magnetic Eyelashes: Review, Tips, and Tricks

Bloggers I nominate:

Tania :: Inspire My Fancy

Ula :: Simple Ula

Emily :: Vino in the Village

Anna :: Anna-Xiu

Marieta :: Outfit of the Day In Style

Nina ::

Kat and Tee :: Fashion Without the Fortune

Pentené :: Style Me Fancy

Joti :: Style by Memory

Questions for my nominees:

1 :: Are you a full-time blogger living the dream, or do you have another day job?

2 :: Who has been the most influential or inspirational person in your life?

3 :: If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy?

4 :: What is your favorite way to spend Saturday night?

5 :: If you could have any famous person or celebrity follow you on IG, who would it be and why?

Don’t forget to provide 3 other facts about yourself!

Thank you all for reading!

Dress :: Fashion Union at ASOS (on sale!)
Belt :: ASOS
Boots :: Tibi
Hoop earrings :: Carbon and Hyde (I received these from Eddie for Valentine’s Day and wear them almost everyday!)


Happy April! I can’t believe another month has zipped right by me. Kinda scary how fast time is flying. Eddie and I recently rewrote our goals for the year and now I just need to make myself stay on a daily schedule to make everything happen. We’ll see how that goes. Do you make a daily to-do list?

I hope you like today’s outfit post…I’m collaborating with New York City brand, Less than none Greater than. They’ve created a stellar collection of 14 minimalistic all-white blouses, inspired by various neighborhoods in NYC. And they release four new styles every month. I think you’ll like the designs, they are so clean and classy.

I’m wearing the Elizabeth Soft Blouse, which has beautiful tiered ruffles and longer sleeves. The polyester is super soft and I’m loving the quality and sophisticated detail of the top.

I tucked the top into my shorts, but the blouse has a very feminine flowy silhouette that could be worn untucked with trousers at work or with leggings for comfy date night.

less than none greater than blouse

I love the long cuff. Looks so cool and modern.

less than none greater than elizabeth blouse

The neckline on this blouse plunges a bit. Perfect chance to wear a cute lacy bra for a sexy peek-a-boo effect.

Stay tuned…I’ll be posting a look wearing the Less than none Greater than Lexington Button Down — a tailored, super crisp white button down with adorable tie-up detail on the back.

Thanks for stopping by! Cheers to a terrific April, and huge thanks to the team at Less than none Greater than for the beautiful tops!

Top :: Elizabeth Soft Blouse c/o Less than none Greater than
Shorts :: Forever 21 (similar)
Boots :: Tibi
Bag :: Chloe
Earrings :: c/o Sugarfix 


Happy Spring! Just a quick post to say hello and to remind us all about how fast the year is zipping by. First quarter down…I’ll need to be reevaluating my 2018 goals. Have you been sticking to your New Year’s resolutions?

Bringing you an embroidered mesh top floral look today. Paired it with my trusty over-the-knee boots that always pull an outfit together for me in a pinch.

I layered the mesh tee over a black tunic tank top to add length and a little bit of body. Threw on some tights and shorts and rounded off the look with my favorite boots.

These tights by Hue are thick and opaque like leggings, but nope, I couldn’t go pantless. I threw on some cute scalloped burgundy shorts.

I love these beaded tassel earrings by Sugarfix. I’ve been working as a brand ambassador for them over the past year, and they make it so easy to embellish an outfit with their trendy (and super affordable!) pieces. I love that they have both edgy and more feminine styles of earrings and necklaces. And I love these hoops! Especially love that you can pick them up on your next Target run.

And these Kaitlyn Pan OTK boots…yes, these are my absolute fave in terms of comfort, style, and quality. They are a fabulous dupe for Stuart Weitzman Highland boots and come in lots of colors. These are the ones I ordered last year in black, but I received burgundy by mistake, and just had to keep them. Also picked up the black in both high and low heel.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope your Spring season is off to a great start. We’re having much needed rain here in LA.

Embroidered Mesh Top :: New Look ASOS
Black Tunic Tank :: Abound
Shorts :: Papaya (similar here)
Tights :: Hue
Over-the-Knee Boots :: Kaitlyn Pan
Bag :: Chloe
Earrings :: c/o Sugarfix by Baublebar


Category: FASHION