color combo.

My favorite part of spring is the return of bright, bold colors.  It’s about time we shed the layers of black and grey, and inject some vibrant hues into our lives.

A few weeks ago, I visited one of my favorite stores, Zara (located on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica), and found the perfect inspiration.

My favorite combination entailed the pairing of soft nudes with fire-engine reds.  It’s the perfect contrast between delicate and fierce.  By incorporating pieces of winter neutrals, it’s also an easy way to transition into bold colors without looking like you dressed yourself with a box of Crayolas.

I also love me some cobalt blue.  There’s something captivating about this shade, that instantly electrifies an outfit without any of that unwanted shock.  Paired with caramelized brown pieces, the combination makes for a great look for day or night.

And the easiest way to add a little color to your outfit: throw on a light-weight scarf in rich, primary color or a fun, spotted pattern.

red + blue.

So I’m definitely busting out another romper — not just because I’m obsessed with them, but because I’m wild about my school.  The past week was all about donning the red and blue as we watched our basketball team bring their best to the NCAA Tournament.

While we had our hearts broken in the Elite Eight, all of the cheering, camaraderie, and ‘BTFD’ Facebook statuses, reminded me of how much I love being a Wildcat.  I love our team and my Wildcat fam, and I can’t wait for next season!  Bear Down!

love culture romper; zara cardigan; ray-ban aviators; cynthia vincent for target sandals

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.