Summer is right around the corner and I don’t know about you, but I. AM. READY. Bright colors, shorts, pools and frozen drinks are all I can think about these days! I partnered with Gwynnie Bee to bring you guys a 3-look lookbook to inspire you for all of your summer adventures.
Let me set the scene for you:
It’s a hot spring day in Palm Springs, California. The sky is void of clouds and the sun is bright and high in the sky. The cactus stand, tall and proud and there’s a fresh smell in the air – one that is comprised of wide open spaces, desert and a light breeze. I step out of my suite onto the patio, overlooking the pool.
So much of my life is spent on the road- and on a recent work trip to San Francisco, I was inspired to create a lookbook for you that was made for you girlbosses out there. The ones that are working their way to the corner office, traveling to conferences, shmoozing the clients. I put together a 3 outfit lookbook to take you from those daylong conferences and meetings, to happy hour with the boss and clients and then finally a bonus outfit for your personal day, when you’re exploring the city before your flight home.
El Matador is the yoga class to Santa Monica’s frantic cardio workout. El Matador makes you work as you climb down the steep cliff (slowly, carefully) and down flights of stairs. But once you’re down to the tiny beach, the small strips of sand between majestic rock formations is unequivocally peaceful. Time stops here – and you can breathe, explore and feel free from the world. I knew I wanted to film a lookbook there, and it was such a natural fit for Neiman Marcus Last Call & I to work together to showcase some of their incredible maxi dresses and talk about their plus offerings.
From the time I was a child, I knew I belonged in California. Maybe it was the shows (Saved by The Bell, California Dreams) or the music (basically every 80's song is about being a California Girl, isn't it?! Thanks, Beach Boys!) - but growing up in the frigid North of Canada, I knew this ...
You guys, this swim combo gives me life. So much so that when my good friend Sarah saw me in it, she exclaimed (in a very good way) "OMG YOU LOOK LIKE MTV SPRING BREAK LIVE FROM MIAMI!!!" Aaannddd I couldn't have been happier about it. Neon pink and black is my go-to summer pool party combo ...
When I came across this plus size swimsuit, I felt my inner rock goddess scream with excitement. You guys know that I love all things leather and faux leather in as many ways as possible (and black is best). But to have a faux leather swimsuit?
‘m obsessed with this galaxy print – this purple makes me feel like an absolute QUEEN. I’m loving the straps – it really takes it to a new level. I went down to Santa Monica Pier and rocked this swimsuit in the sand, and the compliments flew. I have a feeling I’m going to live in this swimsuit all summer long.