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{frosting} polka dots, faux fur, spicy sips

7 Sep

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{polka dot current/elliott jeans and classic nude heels}

Short weeks tend to be unavoidably rough. The weekend just can’t come back again quickly enough. Summer may be officially over, but there’s no shortage of sunshine here in LA. Although after a little Fall shopping, I can’t wait for some cool nights to break out some faux fur!

20120907-183201.jpg {new faux fur leopard jacket for cool nights ahead, even if I have to pair it with shorts and a tank top}

20120907-183539.jpg {spicy margaritas on hot Sundays}

{frosting} mixed prints, juice cleanses, & poolside bliss

31 Aug
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{ co-lab work bag & essie’s glamour purse polish }

The week leading up to a holiday weekend always seems to be more hectic than normal. Perhaps it just makes us appreciate that extra day off a little bit more! The LA heat wave continues, priming this weekend for perfect fun in the sun time, BBQs, beach days, and anything and everything to do with savoring the end of summer. Granted, we’re spoiled in these parts and there are still plenty of warm sunshiny days ahead. Kind of takes the thrill out of Fall shopping…J/K! Who am I kidding, I just ordered some new boots.

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{ animal print obsession finds at TJ Maxx }

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{ loving my new polka dot current/elliott’s & snake print blouse }

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{ detoxing juice cleanses, this one from Earthbar in West Hollywood }

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{ a poolside hang at Viceroy Santa Monica = a relaxing retreat }

{frosting} palm springs moments

24 Aug

Danelle Deojay, Sequins and Ponies, Palm Springs

Palm Springs is my happy place. A short drive east, but a million miles away, when I’m in this desert mirage of mid-century heaven, there’s no choice but to relax and decompress. A few girlfriends and I have made a hot August weekend an annual getaway, and it’s a favorite new tradition in my LA life. Here are a few snaps from my trip…

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{ many places close during the low (read: crazy hot) season in Palm Springs – including this great brunch spot, Jake’s }

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{ of course you need a giant turtle floaty in the pool, duh }

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{ relax, indeed }

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{ Viceroy is a favorite stop for a pre-dinner martini & to swoon over the brilliance of Kelly Wearstler — decorspiration to. the. max. }

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{ I love mid-century sun shades, these in-particular, shielded me from the er, moon, at The Ace }

Danelle Deojay, Sequins and Ponies, Palm Springs

{frosting} fun & the sun

17 Aug
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{nothing beats a perfect beach day in SoCal}

Today brings my 3rd annual summer weekend in Palm Springs with some super cool girlfriends. The forecast calls for 106, hot, dry, sun — the perfect recipe for laying by the pool, sipping cocktails, and hopping in every 15 minutes. I predict some vintage shopping, mid-century modern decor shop browsing, and an enviable tan and overall feeling of calm by the time Sunday arrives.

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{my new ray-bans. It’s love}

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{this weekend’s marine vibe mani-pedi – Essie’s Go Overboard}

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{power breakfast – knudsen’s cottage cheese, organic raspberries, raw walnuts, honey drizzle}

{frosting} breezy style, custom accessories, & BBQ bliss

10 Aug

danielle deojay, sequins and ponies{my “carrie” necklace}

Between the heat wave taking over Los Angeles, and a non-stop week of travel and work-crazy, I couldn’t be happier for a quiet Friday at the office to play catch up. Flowy skirts and dresses are mandatory to stay cool and collected in the blazing sun, and classic, simple jewelry doesn’t weigh me down (while indulging in a little BBQ yumminess!).

danielle deojay, sequins and ponies{my organic green chile cheeseburgers – perfect for a summer BBQ}

danielle deojay, sequins and ponies{casual summer Friday — a leopard maxi & nude pumps from ShoeMint}

{frosting} brunching, vintage, summer, & smelling fantastic

27 Jul
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vintage earrings from a thrift store in Palm Springs

This has been a week of looking ahead to busy weeks to come, I cleared my weeknight schedule to focus on early bedtimes and healthy workouts. I’m officially a Bar Method addict — exercise focused on pilates, yoga, and dance movements and form really speak to my body, my ballet background, and my small stature. As always, it’s the little things like resurrecting a pair of vintage earrings that I found a couple summers ago at a Palm Springs thrift store, taking the time to reconnect with an old friend after far too long, over brunch, spending an evening at the beach for an outdoor summer concert, and appreciating the value of a great fragrance…. just a few things making me happy this week.

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my favorite fragrance – Memoire Liquide – I have several that I layer

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summer concerts at the Santa Monica Pier

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brunch at The Churchill & catching up with an old friend – Brunchy Chile Relleno

appreciating the sunrise

20 Jul
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sunrise in Pasadena

Days like today, call for getting back to basics and appreciating the simple things. Like being here to see the sunrise. Admiring the beautiful morning light. And pizza. Because if you can’t appreciate pizza, something is wrong with you.

Today, my thoughts go out to the victims and their families who were caught up in the tragedy in Colorado.

Take a moment to appreciate the little things.

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morning light in downtown LA

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I appreciate pizza all the time — especially at breakfast

{frosting} sheer florals, salmon tacos, Umami-style

13 Jul
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I love sheer layers for summer – adds a touch of coziness without being too warm & heavy

The weather the past couple days in LA has been uncharacteristically steamy and overcast. I have fingers crossed for a rainy weekend perfect for staying indoors and tackling some unfinished decor projects.

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salmon tacos (with avocado, tomatoes, cheese & salsa) – an easy summer dinner

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indulging with great company… the fanciest of fancy hams at Pigg – UMAMIcatessen

{frosting} heart-shaped, jewel decor, nail bling, & snacky treats

6 Jul
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heart-shaped 3D glasses, compliments of Katy Perry: Part of Me in 3D

After a busy holiday week, the weekend has arrived once again just in time to catch up on life and enjoy some downtime. I’m looking forward to staying close to home, spending some quality time with Paddington & Chloe, and catching a classic — The Big Lebowski — on a downtown LA rooftop.

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sometimes indulging in random cravings

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serious nail bling – Topshop nail wraps

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jewelry as home decor – hung on one of my bathroom mirrors

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delicious chips & salsa on a lazy afternoon on a sunny patio

{frosting} red nails, pink heels, & bubbles, just because

29 Jun
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I love red nails because they are classic and bold

 There’s no better end to the week than a feeling of accomplishment to propel you into a weekend of fun plans and time with friends.

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champagne & strawberries, while perfect for celebrating a special occasion, also perfect just because

striped dress & pink heels goes from day at the office to Friday night at LACMA