rompin' around.

love culture romper; ray-ban aviators; h&m belt; cynthia vincent for target wedges

We may still be a few months away from summer, but that didn’t stop me from busting out a romper last week.  I absolutely adore these one-piece getups.  As the temperature rises, the layers of clothing decrease, and a romper offers a simple solution for casual attire.

While my initial experiences wearing a romper were limited to poolside activities, I began embracing it for its youthful versatility.  I prefer a romper with a fun pattern (of course) and a little frill at the bust to minimize frumpiness.  Throw on a skinny belt and wedges, and this outfit is ready to go places beyond the beach.

monday mix.

rachel by rachel roy blouse; h&m skirt; l.a.m.b. clutch; js patent pumps

There are two things that I’m a complete sucker for: bright colors and prints. Sometimes, I wish I had more basic items in my wardrobe, because it would be so much easier getting dressed.  Then again, where’s the fun in that?

Recently, I’ve decided to embrace the prints and patterns in my closet.  After playing around with different combinations, I discovered that mixing prints without looking ridiculous is not as difficult as it seems.  Here, I picked the color black to link the two pieces, made sure neither pattern looked overly obnoxious against one another, and chose simple accessories to compliment the entire look.

I don’t like Mondays very much, but mixing prints makes it slightly more tolerable.

P.S. After I published this post, I discovered that my first stab at mixing prints (seen here) was featured on FabSugar’s Look of the Day.  This definitely just transformed my Monday from barely tolerable to absolutely amazing!

comfort cuisine.

After my overwhelming experience with vintage shopping in LA, the boyfriend and I hunted down a nearby food truck (with the help of Find LA Food Trucks). The Comfort Truck was parked up on a curb, commanding Melrose Avenue in all its fire engine red colored, intoxicating fried food smelling glory.

James and I shared a fried chicken wrap, stuffed with corn relish, and a heaping to-go box full of thick, creamy mac n’ cheese. I. Love. Mac. And. Cheese. And surely enough, the Comfort Truck truly lived up to its name. The food was delish, sentimental, and perfectly indulgent.

gap utility jacket; f21 scarf + top; hco shorts; rayban aviators; madewell bag; nicole sandals

As the weather in California was absolutely perfect, I attempted to make the most of my Gap utility jacket. It’s casual and comfortable, without trying to be too literal. I lucked out when I got it last spring at a unbelievably generous sale price. It’s been one of my favorite things to wear ever since. Unfortunately, with the temp rapidly rising, I think it’s time for this layering staple to go into hibernation soon.

As for me, I’ll be out on the prowl for more food trucks the next time I’m in LA. I plan to have my Twitter feed full of food truck recon. Let me know what your fave meal on wheels is so I can scope it out during the next visit!