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Images shot by Jared Fuller of Chaos to Beauty Creative Group
Dress : For Love & Lemons | Belt : St. Eve (Similar Style at Swell & Free People) | Nose Ring : Child of Wild | Bag : H&M | Boots : Isabel Marant

It’s that time again with the kick off of Coachella this weekend. The music and arts festival has a great line up but even better than the music is the desert fashion. So in light of Coachella I’m highlighting some of my favorite So Cal brands that are absolutly festival worthy. Let’s start with the widely popular For Love & Lemons, they have redefined what is sexy. Their intricate lace creations make every girl feel feminine and lovely. I am wearing their “Antigua Mini Dress” in chartreuse but it comes in an array of colors. The lingerie style dress looks great simply by itself and some nude heels but for the blog I wanted to take it in a more bohemian direction aka adding a chain belt and fringe. This “Tiny Dancer Belt” by St. Eve (purchased from Coco Rose Boutique) is the perfect boho accent to any look but I especially love it paired with this lacy number. The belt has so much intricate detail and movement and it’s a great investment piece because it simply dresses up your fave t-shirt and cut-offs in an instant. As for the jewelry I kept things relatively simple by adding a leather tie around the neck and a simple sliver body chain but the septum ring has to be my fave. Nothing beats this “Queen Cleopatra Nose Ring” by Child of Wild – it makes the best statement and it’s a must have for any festival look. To finish everything off I added my trusty slouchy fringe boots and leather clutch with tassel zip.

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Good Night Moon Choker & Body Chain by Lili Claspe | Claws out Ring, Sofia Ring & Tri Ear Jacket by LUNA SKYE BY SAMANTHA CONN | Dress by Zimmermann 

Spring is in the air, the flowers are in bloom and the weather is warming up. It’s a perfect time to flaunt cute sundresses and body chains. Layers of delicate gold jewelry on newly bronzed skin is a beautiful accent to any pastel frock. I am sporting some of my favorite jewelry obsessions past and present with this strapless number. Last summer I was all about the body chain game, this fall / winter I collected a number of ear jackets, and this spring I am obsessed with chokers, chokers, chokers galore. I am slowly but surely building up my choker collection, to start things off I invested in this “Goodnight Moon” piece as well as a simple gold chain choker by Lili Claspe. They both have been in heavy rotation since they layer really nicely with so much of my jewelry. I did a little light layering here with a choker & body chain pairing. I just added some delicate rose gold accents along the way. My rose ear jackets and rings are by Luna Skye by Samamthat Conn. Mixing metals keeps things interesting and I fully endorse the idea. Don’t be afraid to mix gold and silver or even something as subtle as gold and rose like I did here. As for the perfect summer dress I am drawn to pretty colors and cutouts. This ZimmermanSeer Marble Plunge Dress” is kinda the quintessential dress for any spring/ summer event like Easter Sunday or an outdoor wedding.

Lionette_TFDNecklace: Lionette | Bodysuit: American Apparel | Vest: LaMarque | Sunglasses: Celine | Jeans: Current Elliott | Slides: Senso

Some of the best boho is right here. I would own every single one of these pieces if I could xx

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SHOP SS15 Mary Katrantzou

I saw these amazing Mary Katrantzou clutches this week when put pulling for an editorial shoot and fell in love. I mean look at that detail work. They look like beautiful sea encrustations. Check out the rest of Katrantzou’s collection HERE.

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Sweater : Charter Club Cashmere | Tank & Duster : H&M | Jeans : Rag & Bone | Sneakers : Nike | Backpack : MCM | Necklace & Bracelets : Zara | Earrings : NastyGal | Sunglasses : Christian Dior “Dior So Real”

It’s cold, it’s hot, and it’s cold again … this is the daily weather pattern that I have grown accustomed to since transplanting to CA because where I am originally from, it’s just plain hot. I have learned something called layering here in Cali. The kind of layers that keep you warm and the ones that look good stripped away too. One of my favorite item or items that I invested in while being here is a collection of cashmere sweaters. Ahh I am such a sweater “fiend” – ok I feel better for admitting that. Sweaters are great pieces to have in your closet and they are even better lightweight layers when you can’t be bothered to wear a bulky leather jacket. I always grab a sweater when I have a long day of prep ahead of me before a shoot and I need to be fully unencumbered. Do make the investment in cashmere (you’ll thank me), plus you can just push up the sleeves in the summer and wear it year round. I am also a fan of dusters or longer jackets, sneakers, backpacks and I am such a sucker for the latest designer sunnies just as long as they have an element of cool to them. These “Dior So Real” glasses have everything I have ever wanted and dreamed of all wrapped up in one pair of rose gold tinted sunnies that this girl could ask for. The thing I love most about sunnies is that you can totally change your entire look, change your entire attitude just by changing  your frames. Sunglasses are the easies way to experiment with your style so go ahead and have fun with it!

Thanks for going on that tangent with me, now back to the practical layers. This outfit is totally considered workwear or werkwear for me and is ideal for those days I am out of the house from dusk till dawn. It is one of my faves with the lightweight layers and practical pieces. Remember sneakers for comfort, a backpack so you can be handsfree, lightweight layers so you can stay warm but not too hot, and a rad pair of sunnies just because. I hope this casual, practical, work-wearable ensemble inspires you. Xx B.