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.

afternoon delight.

I’m fairly certain that the week after spring break is the worst week ever. Everyone has exams, projects, and deadlines galore, so I’ll make this short and sweet (literally!).

In the past week, I may or may not have overindulged in the finer things in life. On the one hand, I know my inspirational fitness guru of a friend would disapprove of such gluttony (so avert your eyes!).  On the other hand, my darling BFF would say, “I’d rather die 20 years earlier as long as I can eat what I want.” Can you tell which half of my conscience I listened to last week?

Green tea/chocolate and original tart fro-yo @ Pinkberry in LA.

James’ 25th birthday cake @ Chompies in Phoenix.

Dessert assortment @ Lago in Las Vegas.

We’re halfway through this busy week!  So amidst all the stress, I hope you take some time to indulge in something decadently delicious.

And then go take a spin class.

wooden ware.

On my recent trip to LA, I scoped out a few stores that have yet to grace their presence around my parts.  Cusp, a contemporary boutique owned by the Neiman Marcus Group, happened to be one of the stores I stumbled upon at Westfield Century City.

While I usually love me some shiny, pretty things, I was more fascinated by the unexpected way the store showcased all of their baubles and accessories.

I know the use of wood isn’t quite an unconventional design choice.  We see it in hangers, rafters, and floorboards.  But there’s something calming about the literal use of wood in its most earthly form.

These natural fixtures softened the mood of the store and allowed everything else to pop.  It was certainly a welcomed departure from the metal racks and plastic hangers in most shops.

The pièce de résistance for me was this funky structure — part sea urchin, part ring holder, I could not stop gravitating toward it.  In fact, I don’t wear rings very often, but if I had this sitting on my dresser, I may very well invest in some just to put it to good use.