Central Parkin'

When I found out that I was going to be heading to New York last week, there was only one thing on my mind that I definitely had to do-- picnic at Central Park. Striving to make it a tradition each time I'm in town, visiting Central Park, even for a second, is always a must. Without fail, always so astounded by the beauty and all that Central Park entails, lying on the grass, hanging out, and enjoying some yummy snacks with some of the best company, picnicing in the park was a necessity. Heading to the Whole Foods right across the street before and meeting up with friends who brought bomb macaron treats, even though the humidity was melting us all away, being surrounded by picturesque views of the gorgeous buildings and hanging out on a Friday with some of the best peeps, the day definitely fulfilled all of my little LA dreams of picnicing in the park.

My Outfit: Top: Kaitlyn // Shorts: Forever 21 // Headband: Urban Outfitters // Shoes: Urban Outfitters // Sunglasses: Fairfax Flea Market // Backpack: Steve Madden

Jean Skirt Days

When I'm out shopping,  usually if I'm picking between a pair of shorts or a skirt, for some reason, I always resonate with the shorts (high waisted ones to be exact). But it seems like the skater skirt rage that has been taking over the world this past year has found a way to slither into my heart and make me choose skirts more and more. But the jean version of the skater skirts is really where it's at this summer. Remember back in the day when everyone would wear those denim mini jean skirts out and to school? I probably had like 5 different versions that I would alternate between for my outfits. Well while those days may be behind me, I think I'm slowly reliving it through this new fad that's one of my must-haves and obsessions come this summer. Throw on a bandeau top and some floral sunnies and you're officially ready for a jean skirt summer.

Top: Wet Seal (similar here) // Skirt: Topshop // Shoes: TOMS // Sunglasses: Sweet On The Eyes // Jewelry: Nissa Jewelry (bracelet), Viento (ring)

The Belle of the Bottoms

Remember when bell bottoms were cool? Like in the 70s. And then back in the 90s. And then they were this horrendous style that no one would rather be caught dead in in between? Well looking at the math, clearly this bell bottom rage tends to come back every 20 years or so, so of course this year has been the prime return of the bell bottoms. I've been looking for the perfect pair forever-- wanting something that pays ode to the classic bell ways, but yet is fashion forward for this new day and age and manages to not look so wide and gross, as if I'm going to mop the floor with the bottom of my pants. Trying desperately to find a jean pair, but of course, since I'm not really a jean owner, that route didn't seem too practical. So low and behold, with no surprise, my all-time favorite store American Apparel had the answers to my prayers. Absolutely in love with the sheer look that's seen on a lot of my long skirts, when I first caught a glimpse of these pants, I practically fell over in excitement, with the American Apparel worker basically almost needing to run over and catch me. Fashion forward? Check. Perfect bottom width? Check. Fits my style casually and naturally? Triple check. It just comes to show that with a trend and a will, there's a way. Step outside of the box for what you're looking for. I kept tying to fit a pair of bell bottom jeans into my style and look, and clearly that wasn't working. When I opened up my eyes and mindset to let in other alternatives to the bell bottom ways, I was able to find a pair that was perfect for me.

Top: Kaitlyn // Bottoms: American Apparel // Hat: H&M // Jewelry: Forever 21 (stoned bracelet), BCBGeneration (finger ring) // Shoes: Steve Madden