I previously wore this pretty sleeveless trench as a dress with high boots for Fall but here I’m showing how to wear it differently as an outer layer and as a great Spring transition piece. I paired it with one of my closet must-haves – an easy-to-wear striped dress that pretty much goes with anything. I especially love packing this dress when I travel because there are so many ways to wear it. Going into Spring, I’m also wearing a lot of booties and peep-toed shoes as I’m storing some of the bigger boots for next Fall. Here I’m wearing this comfy pair from Naturalizer and if you use my code LNL20 at checkout, you can save 20% off!
As you all know by now, I’ve been spending a lot of time lately in the amazing city of San Francisco as we get our Morning Lavender SF Boutique off the ground! Being a #girlboss has consumed my life but I’m trying to develop some better daily habits in the midst of the work and commuting between Orange County and San Francisco. One of my goals has been to get back into some sort of workout routine – it has honestly been 3 years (our wedding) since I’ve really worked out. It’s been so long that my husband recently made fun of my outdated workout clothes – I’m almost embarrassed to say how long it’s been since I’ve bought new workout clothes! So when I got these stylish goodies from Reebok in the mail, I knew it was a sign to get active again! Who knew workout clothes could be so stylish and comfortable at the same time – I’m obsessed with this strappy workout top and these comfy shoes that I’ve been wearing everywhere in the city! While at the shop, I see so many active women come into our store before and after their workouts on Union St and it is so inspiring to see how they accommodate fitness into their busy lives. After a long hiatus, I’m going to get ahead of those New Year resolutions and aspire to start now, especially before I indulge in all of the yummy holiday food!
DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored by Reebok. As always, all thoughts, opinions and styling are my own. Thanks for supporting me and my sponsors!
What better time to wear white jeans than the summer?! And yes my love for off the shoulder tops continues as I paired it with the jeans for a great 4th of July casual and cute look. And yes I LIVE in my mules. Unfortunately I bought them last year so they are now sold out. But I found these pair of mules that are very close in color and style!
Photography – Jason Huang
Top – Topshop – size 0
White Distressed Jeans – Morning Lavender – size 1
Mules – Old Vince Camuto – find similar HERE and HERE
Tote – Madewell – comes in 2 colors
Gold Bow Necklace – Morning Lavender
Sunglasses – Nordstrom
Happy Friday!!! I’m loving denim for the Fall and this denim midi skirt is one of my favorites in rotation. I love the button up detailing and how wonderfully it pairs with simple tops like this stripe one. This look shows that dressing for Fridays can be casual and chic.
Photography – Jason Huang
Off the Shoulder Denim Dress – Morning Lavender
Sunglasses – Nordstrom
Tote – Madewell – Get up to 25% OFF with the SHOPBOP SALE going on now! Hurry – ends tomorrow 3/5/2016!
Shoes – Old Vince Camuto – find similar HERE, HERE and HERE
Boat Hat – Morning Lavender
Here are some of my other favorite items ON SALE with the SHOPBOP SALE going on now! Love that you can get up to 25% OFF on these designer items. Use code BIGEVENT16 and hurry – ends tomorrow 3/5/2016!
It’s tricky for me to find a blazer that fits well due to my petite size. Luckily ASOS has a petite line that offers blazers in petite sizes with great styles and fits! I have been searching for a sleeveless blazer/vest that doesn’t overwhelm me and I love the look and feel of this one! There are so many ways you can style a sleeveless blazer – you can dress it up for work or dress it down with jeans. I did a combination look here by wearing it with my new favorite denim skirt and adding a dressy handbag and heels.
I’ve been lusting over off the shoulder looks of late and this dress in a pretty color from ASOS is stylish and comfortable. I’ve also been a big fan of neutral accessories and my summer go-to-bag is this versatile cross body from Madewell. It works with a variety of looks and perfect for traveling! Guess where the hubs and I are off to next?!
I love dressing up but most days I’m dressing down, especially when it’s summertime and hot! I love finding easy-to-wear pieces that are comfortable and stylish. These new scallop shorts I curated for Morning Lavender are so darling and versatile. I love the self-tying bow belt and the pop of color it adds to my summer wardrobe.
This week my husband and I are headed to Boston, Bristol and New York City for some photoshoots and of course yummy food! We are blessed to get to travel for our jobs and love exploring new cities. Follow us along Instagram to see more!
When I’m not getting girlie and glam (which is most of the time), I love to be comfy and casual. Most of these days you will find me in boots and a cozy oversized sweater or poncho as you see here. It’s important to manage your proportions when wearing something like this so you don’t look like you are lost in what you are wearing. My new over-the-knee boots from Sam Edelman (so glad I kept them!) make my legs look a bit longer and the belt helps give me shape with such an oversized layer.
Photography – Hanh Nguyen
Stripe Poncho – Morning Lavender
White Long Sleeve Shirt – Uniqlo
Jeggings – Dittos. Find similar HERE and these are on sale HERE
Over the Knee Boots – Sam Edelman from HERE and HERE. Find similar HERE.
Reversible Black Tote – Morning Lavender
Sunglasses – Nordstrom
Belt – Morning Lavender
Floppy Hat – Morning Lavender find similar HERE.
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This past weekend, the hubby and I took a road trip to Vegas for some R&R and to shoot an awesome couple. The drive isn’t so bad from Orange County and the weather was amazing. We stopped off the side of the road so I could show off from favorite new T from Nordstrom (I have an obsession with anything French), my favorite new jeans from Brooklyn Harper, and not to mention this super cute gold bracelet I got from Cbiji Collection. I love these jeans because they are the perfect fitting boyfriend jeans without being too baggy (I think I’ve tried on 30 pairs before finding this one) and also because they are high waisted which fits us petite gals in the right place!
And for my awesome readers, Cbiji Collection is giving 15% off your entire order with COUPON CODE “KIM15”! How cool is that?!
So a couple of things the hubs and I learned on our mini road trip:
1. We suck at rolling dice at craps.
2. The Bacchanal buffet at Caesars is sooo good and sooo bad at the same time.
3. Magicians are cool.
Photography – My hubs =) Jason Huang
Shirt – Nordstrom find it HERE
Jeans – Brooklyn Harper similar HERE and HERE
Shoes – DSW similar HERE and HERE
Sunglasses – Topshop c/o Nordstrom
Bracelet – Cbiji Collection – 15% off your entire order with COUPON CODE “KIM15”!
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The weekend is here and I am pretty excited!!! I have a few boudoir portrait sessions to photograph this weekend but other than that, I’m going to relax and enjoy this amazingly beautiful weather we have going on right now. On weekends like this, I love to go casual and just relax on my time off. When I’m not working (which is usually rare on weekends but wedding season hasn’t quite kicked in yet), you will typically find me spending time with family & friends and most likely EATING.
As you notice, today I posted pics of my hair worn straight for the first time. I normally have super straight/fine hair and I always wished I have super voluminous, textured hair – the grass is always greener, right? But I’m keeping it chill (lazy) this weekend so I decided to keep my hair as is and threw on a few of my favorite new items, including these super cute black booties from Nine West. For those of you who follow me on INSTAGRAM, I ended up keeping both colors in the Nine West booties – a girl can never have too many shoes, right?! =).
Hope everyone has a beautiful weekend!
Photography – The hubs Jason Huang
Chambray Shirt – Size 00P J.Crew find it HERE or similar HERE
Black Shorts – Size XS Urban Outfitters find it HERE or similar HERE
Booties – Nine West find it HERE
Necklace – Bauble Bar find it HERE
Handbag – Louis Vuitton find it HERE
Sunglasses – Topshop c/o Nordstrom find it HERE
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