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Ever, Forever.

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It’s Monday! I don’t know if I have ever told you guys but I looooove Mondays. It’s one of my favorite days of the week because it feels like a breath of fresh air. It’s a new week where you can set up new goals and just start fresh again.

Mondays for me usually consist of waking up extra earlier to hit up the flower market in downtown right before I head to our office but not before grabbing my go-to vanilla mocha though! I head straight to my desk where I work on emails, designs, inspiration, blogposts and our shop pretty much all day. Even though our office is super laid-back and we all wear whatever we want, sometimes I want to wear an “office” look without feeling like I work at a corporate office.

We all know how hard it is to work at an office and dress or even feel cute in office wear- it’s usually a nightmare getting dressed for the office. For me, I always try to really stick to basics- in color and in silhouettes. A super nice silky button up is always a lot more nicer than just a regular button up, or wearing slim trousers instead of your regular frumpy looking ones! Looking for pieces that are basic but have a twist to them whether in fabric or fitting, will definitely elevate your “office” look to a more put-together chic look!

I love Everlane’s basic pieces that have such a modern twist- they’re effortless, easy, sexy without trying and so versatile! It’s always so hard for me to find the perfect trouser let alone a slim trouser… I’m really picky! I’m a huge fan of silky button ups, any color, any style.. so their selection is perfect!

Next time you’re wondering what to buy or wear, remember to stick to those basics and more modern silhouettes. Think about colors too- I try to buy neutral tones and try to stay away from bold prints for button ups. Less is definitely more.

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Trousers in a slimmer silhouette look more polished and help elongate yours legs! Instead of wearing heels, opt for cute fancy flats!

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Personally, I like to unbutton my shirts a little lower. For the office, you obviously can’t but if you’re having drinks after work, go ahead and unbuttoned it a little lower and throw on some heels!

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I always like to show off my ankles when I wear any kind of pants or jeans.. so folding the trousers at the bottom adds a little detail and gives off an undone look which I love.

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EVERLANE the ‘Habotai’ silk short sleeve
EVERLANE the slim trouser

EVERLANE ‘the casual preta’ tote
VALENTINO rockstud flats
RAY BAN large aviators

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Made Well.

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Some of my favorite pieces to style are versatile pieces that can be mixed & matched every season. For those kind of pieces, I know I can always count on Madewell to come through with pieces I can re-wear over and over again! I was so happy to know that Nordstrom now carries Madewell online and in-store! Ah! What doesn’t Nordstrom carry? I love that they carry every single brand- definitely a one-stop shop!

Here I put together this adorable polka dot shirt that was just calling my name. It’s perfect for work but also so fun for brunch with the girls! I styled it here with cute military shorts and the pointy flats added the right amount of easy-breesyness!

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I always like to half tuck my shirts into my shorts/jeans for that extra detail!

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I love to unbotton my shirts a little lower than usual for a sexier look! The secret is to put double sided tape so that your shirt stays in place!

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MADEWELL Shirred dot print shirt (love this other print shirt + this one one)
MADEWELL fatigue shorts (obsessed with these denim ones)
MADEWELL layered necklace (these layered ones are pretty, here, here + here)
CELINE ponty flats

My other favorite Madewell pieces:

Thank you Nordstrom for the sponspored post. All writing, opinion, styling and photography is my own.

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Aerie #LoveYourRealSelfie

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I jetted off this weekend to South Beach where I teamed up with Aerie to participate in their #LoveYourRealSelfie campaign/event where we took the biggest selfie! The movement including their #AerieREAL is a message to celebrate individuality and loving yourself completely. It’s a movement to help stop the way the industry retouches models but instead to embrace our bodies and the real us. That being real and natural is sexy! It’s been over a year since Aerie launched this campaign and since then, they’ve never retouched any of their models! Bravo to that!

I had such a great time being a part of this event and being surrounded by so many beautiful people who genuinely loved themselves, with flaws and everything!

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My awesome balcony view for the whole weekend! ah.

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My saturday breakfast right before the #LoveYourREALSelfie event! Had to fuel up!

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A little coffee to wake me up! Wearing my new favorite distressed AE jacket.

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Preparing my outfit with Aerie essentials: bandeau top, shorts, tote

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HERE IT IS! Our cutest and biggest SELFIE!!!!!! (with my partners actress Mae Whitman + DJ Hannah Bronfman!)

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My adorable crew for this weekend’s event: Hannah, Mae and coolest photographer Gray Malin! #AerieREAL

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My Miami look: Aerie sweater x AE sandals

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Thank you Aerie for having me be a part of this awesome movement!