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Denim Love.

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One of the items I enjoy wearing the most is denim jeans. They’re the one piece of clothing that I get a kick out of when I score the ‘right’ pair. I mean, let’s face it… finding the perfect pair of skinny, boyfriend, or distressed jeans can be a difficult task. They’re so many details you have to look out for like fit, wash, detail, style, fabric, length, and comfort that it feels overwhelming when you’re in that tiny fitting room.

For me, it’s all about the fit and wash. I don’t buy jeans just to buy, I take my time until i find the right one(s). It usually does take me awhile before I find a good pair but I’ve learned to be patient and hunt down certain key stores, which is always the fun part.

With my patience and what I like to call good eye, I’ve picked up a few pairs that have become my personal favorites as of late. Some of my favorite brands like PAIGE, J BRAND, Citizens of Humanity and AG Adriano Goldschmied jeans are always the easiest to find at one of my go-to department stores, Nordstrom. It’s a one-stop shop that I know I can always rely on for the most on-trend pieces while receiving the best customer service. It’s convenient for me to find what I’m looking for when they carry some of the best (denim) brands under one roof, yes! I recently took a little shopping trip there to check out the latest jeans while splurging on a couple of jeans for myself since fall season is around the corner!

I went with a pair of J Brand distressed crop skinny jeans; a must-have in everyone’s wardrobe. They look so cool with a button up and pumps- kinda effortlessly sexy! I decided, however, to take the non-sexy route and pair my jeans with cut-out oxfords! It was the perfect look for a busy day at the office, attending two meetings and having a fun lunch with my team! The ripped holes add the effortless look that I always look for in certain pieces.

Stay tuned for my second pair of jeans that I bought and see how I styled them…hint, hint: the kind your boyfriend hates, but you love.

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A little white + black combo never fails.

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The frayed details make a pair of cool oxfords that much interesting.

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A nice white crisp button-up is such a classic staple that you will regret not having one in your wardrobe.

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J BRAND distressed crop skinny jeans (Mercy)
CURRENT/ELLIOT the ‘prep school’ shirt
FREDA SALVADOR black woven flats

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Thank you Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. My opinion and writing is strictly my own.

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Weekend: SLS Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

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I’ve been so busy lately with work, meetings and planning new things that these back to back mini getaways I’ve been taking have come at the best time. This past weekend I had the absolute pleasure of partnering with SBE to experience the super grand opening of their luxurious SLS Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.

Although not a huge fan of Las Vegas, I do enjoy escaping for a random weekend getaway once in  awhile. For the grand opening of the SLS however, things were 10x better while in Vegas this time around. We never left the hotel once all weekend… yep, we enjoyed the whole weekend indoors at their pools (yes they have two awesome pools- Foxtail + Beach LiFE!), dined at a couple of their award-winning restaurants, did a little fun shopping at Fred Segal, checked out the casino and of course danced the night away at the uber cool LiFE club.

The vibe is definitely a lot cooler, younger, hipper than most of the other hotels + casinos in Las Vegas which I loved. The thing I don’t like about Vegas is how cheesy it can be, how it can feel overwhelming in those giant hotels/casinos because they’re just too big, and how you have to jump from hotel to hotel to enjoy different things like clubs or restaurants. SLS felt completely different, the opposite for sure. It felt more like a luxurious boutique hotel with a much more upbeat, playful sophisticated vibe; it was a one-stop hotel. Definitely 10x better that what I’m used to in Vegas.

We had a packed itinerary to really explore the hotel all weekend long which was great to  see firsthand. From the first day of the grand opening that entailed a grandeur party that lasted from 7pm to the crack of dawn (Iggy Azelea, Rita Ora and Lenny Kravitz all performed that night-whoa!) to the opening of their sexy hotel LiFE to sitting pool side at their chic pinstripe cabanas while we sipped champagne, to eating at their famous restaurants like Cleo, Bazaar Meat or Katsuya. In the mornings, we either had delicious pancakes at The Griddle Cafe (an L.A. favorite btw) or The Perq-  a super cute joint with gourmet coffee and fresh pastries!

It was a fun filled weekend that I was very happy to be a part of. It is definitely going to make my Vegas trips a lot more pleasurable to stay in and I wouldn’t mind taking trips there more often now.

Take a peek at what my weekend getaway at the SLS Hotel & Casino Las Vegas looked like! See you at the SLS Vegas soon!

* Special thank you to SBE, SLS and Fouj + Muss for having me a part of the grand opening! Thank you guys for an amazing experience and taking care of us!

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They spoiled me with this welcome gift- a bag full of goodies!

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All the awesome goodies… from hair products to nail polish to sunnies and bathing suits, they were the perfect items to match my getaway!

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I loved the carpet on the hallways- kinda chic!
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My favorite backdrop. The sexy pinstripe cabanas… I meeeeean.

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Wearing Tolani dress, Clare Vivier leopard clutch, Madewell denim shirt.

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Celebrated the weekend with blogger friends and MOET. Yum.

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I also sipped on a sweet piña colada…. soooo damn good.

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Cutest tile floor at the PERQ.

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So happy they have Umami- a burger fave! I always get the Truffle burger and fries!

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Wearing Tolani dress and Wildfox sunnies.

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Loved this huge LIFE sign for their nightclub!

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Cyrstal blue water and palm trees, pretty dreamy.

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Wearing this amazing Haute Hippie oversized blazer dress for the grand opening party!

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Wearing camo tee, Anine Bing leather shorts, here (faves!), Man Repeller x Superga sneakers (on sale!), Elizabeth & James striped shirt (as wrap-around) and IRO crossbody.

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Working for the Weekend.

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Last weekend I had the pleasure of taking a mini getaway to Sedona, Arizona with my beautiful friends from Lovers + Friends. They invited me to join in on a awesome little trip to launch their Fall ’14 Collection called ‘Working for the Weekend.’

The new collection is inspired by working hard to enjoy the fun things, like mini getaways. It’s a collection that aims to always make you look and feel good whether at work, happy hour or during the weekend. After a week long of hustling at your 9 to 5 job, it’s about rewarding yourself while looking great in Lovers + Friends. Our trip to Sedona was just that.

Working super hard non-stop with the blog, projects, meetings and my Sj brand all week long is exhausting. So finally getting to enjoy the weekend and reward myself with a trip, shopping or my favorite activity is always the icing on the cake. I was so excited to be a part of this launch because I’m a true believer of working hard to only play harder.

The awesome itinerary for the weekend had a couple of things that I had never done before, like riding on a six-seater plane over the Grand Canyon (whoa! MAJOR) and star gazing at night. I can now check the Grand Canyon off of my bucket list, yes!

So remember to reward yourself after a week, a month or a day full of hard work while looking beautiful, especially in Lovers + Friends. Check out more of the collection here.

*special thank you to L+F, Raissa and Brea for inviting me on this cute little trip! You guys nailed it with the special details and itinerary! xo

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Wearing this pretty ‘Monday to Friday’ romper by Lovers + Friends and paired it with sneakers for a more relaxed look.

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A little shopping for these gems at Turquoise Town.

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Beautiuful scenery everywhere you turned.

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Can’t believe i flew in this tiny plane- I was terrified that I almost didn’t go on board. So glad I did though, was proud of myself!

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Our gorgeous view of the Grand Canyon.

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The six-seater plane ride with these gals!

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Celebrating our hard work and dedication for what we do with champagne and strawberries! My kinda celebration!

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So glad my bestie came along on this trip!

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Cutest Tipi inside the resort. Wearing the Memories’ top  and L+F denim shorts

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LOVERS + FRIENDS Monday to Friday romper
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