Years ago, while I was still in school, I visited LA with my best friend on a total whim. We bought flights just a couple days before departing, ditched a few classes, and headed west. We rented a car and stayed in a very questionable hotel somewhere in Hollywood. I am pretty sure that no amount of money could get me to step into that hotel today. The “Jeans and T-shirt” movement had just begun and every cool blonde west … +more
With so many new trends on the horizon, the task of updating your wardrobe can certainly be daunting. Yesterday while at lunch, I was asked the question, “If I could only buy one new thing, what should it be?” After mulling it over, this is my conclusion:
Invest in a crisp, white tailored shirt. Classic. Effortless. Chic. Jil Sander does amazing shirts with an array of different collars. If that is a little out of your price range, try Banana … +more
Love this image captured in Milan by Tommy Ton
I love the earthy color palette mixed with such charming accessories.
With a little extra time on my hands, I decided to take a class this summer during hiatus at UCLA. It starts on Tuesday and I absolutely cannot wait! What could be more exciting than new notebooks and freshly sharpened pencils?! I haven’t pinned down exactly what my new school look will be, but with fall fashion looking so downright intellectual these days I shouldn’t have any problems!
3.1 Phillip Lim
J. Crew… +more
It was bound to happen. I have a blog and I got married. We just saw a few of the pictures late last night (most of them won’t be in for weeks), so here is the inevitable:
My Wedding Blog!
Don’t worry. I will let the pictures do most of the talking and save you the “lemon fondant icing” details. But first, I will show you these somewhat lackluster pictures (Aaron is clearly the only photog in the family) I … +more
A little unknown fact for your morning: I am a little bit of a total business nerd.
In school I was the fashion major who was also in the business foundations program sitting awestruck in Finance 101. Last week I boarded a plane to Europe with Fast Company and Forbes as well as Vogue and Bazaar. Bankrate.Com is on my top viewed websites and the last book I finished was Maria Bartiromo’s The 10 Laws of Enduring Success. It … +more
Hello, again! It’s been awhile, I know.
The month of May was non-stop between wrapping work on American Idol and The Ellen DeGeneres Show and planning a June wedding and honeymoon. Needless to say, I needed to take a short break from Effortless Chic. Not to worry, though! The combination of many hours on a plane spent perusing foreign magazines and days of wandering the unfamiliar streets of Spain and the Mediterranean produced an incredible time of creativity and … +more