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Easter Sunday

Happy Easter

Today is a day to spend with the family, and that is just what I'll be doing.  I hope you all enjoy your Easter Sunday!

xx

PJ

Coachella 2014

An unfortunate confession: I have never been to Coachella. 

 In the past, this fact didn't bother me.  Coachella seemed like a distant hippie hideaway where people could escape from the real world and go crazy, while listening to up-and-coming indie bands.  Little did I know that it was so much more than that.

From the luxe pool parties and fashion brand hosted events, to the surprise appearances by big time music artists, Coachella is much cooler than I had thought.  You will most definitely see my face there next year!

One aspect of Coachella that I can't seem to get over, though, is the fashion.  I mean, have you looked through the images from this year online?  Some people wear the strangest things, it's almost as if they are trying to be shocking rather than stylish.  However, sometimes people get it right.  Here are my picks for some of the ladies and gents that didn't disappoint. 

Kate Bosworth and her hubby, looking sooo '90s, hit up the music scene. 

Kate Bosworth and her hubby, looking sooo '90s, hit up the music scene. 

Jared Leto rocking the tropical trend. (Swoon)

Jared Leto rocking the tropical trend. (Swoon)

The adorable Julianne Hough soaks up the Palm Springs sunshine in this perfect summery ensemble. 

The adorable Julianne Hough soaks up the Palm Springs sunshine in this perfect summery ensemble. 

The devoted Coachella couple Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler are sure to hit up the festival every year.

The devoted Coachella couple Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler are sure to hit up the festival every year.


Trending: Globe Trotter

Mara Hoffman

Mara Hoffman

I find it rather fitting that as Coachella approaches, a suitable new trend is revealed.  Tribal prints are nothing new, but the pairing of these prints with chic silhouettes is.  Givency and BCBG have hopped on board with tribal inspired prints and textures, paired with breezy silhouettes that are perfect for an island getaway -- or, say, a music festival in the desert perhaps? 

Whether or not you are attending Coachella, this trend is a must-have for summer.  It is fun, fresh and effortlessly youthful.  Right now I am obsessing over this printed poncho dress by BCBG.  It is the quintessential item to take you from a fabulous pool party to a brunch by the beach, and all the way to the festivities in Palm Springs and Coachella. 

How will you rock the tribal trend?

xx

PJ

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Trending: Brush Strokes

Chanel, Chanel, Chanel

Chanel, Chanel, Chanel

One of my favorite trends from Paris Fashion Week was the abstract brush strokes effect on the Chanel SS14 runway.  The colorful trend has a sense of whimsy and is perfect for spring and summer.  Kenzo and Celine have also followed suit and splashed some color onto their latest designs. 

When the weather warms up, my family and I like to visit museums in LA.  There is something about art that is so wonderful and inspiring, and can bring a family closer together.  If you're not a frequent museum goer, you can still enjoy this trend without feeling too "arty".  Add a little colorful edge to your look with a chic Chanel paint palette handbag or a fun watercolor scarf.   

What are your thoughts on this trend? How would you style it?

xx

PJ

Paris Fashion Week street style

Paris Fashion Week street style

Trending: Purple Hair

Lavender Locks take over Hollywood

Kelly Osbourne: the woman who started it all. 

Kelly Osbourne: the woman who started it all. 

While watching the stars walk the red carpet, if you keep seeing purple, it isn't just you. Someone has been passing around the purple hair dye and Hollywood is eating it up. My favorite fashionable bad-ass Kelly Osbourne  started the trend last year when she went lavender, and the color has become her signature. Today, some unexpected celebrities are following suit. 

What do you think of this trend?

xx

PJ

Supermodel Ireland Baldwin-Bassinger dyed her platinum locks, saying "It's fun".

Supermodel Ireland Baldwin-Bassinger dyed her platinum locks, saying "It's fun".

Nicole Richie Instagramed this look earlier this week. 

Nicole Richie Instagramed this look earlier this week. 


This Week 3.1

Incase you were wondering...

A peek into what's been going on this week!

Dress  BCBG  //  Sunglasses  Prada Brunch in Palos Verdes

Dress  BCBG  //  Sunglasses  Prada

Brunch in Palos Verdes

The most delicious french toast at The Yellow Vase

The most delicious french toast at The Yellow Vase

Oscars 2014 Best Dressed

Did you watch the Oscars last night? From Jared Leto's tear jerking acceptance speech, to Ellen Degeneres' Glinda costume, to the celeb selfie that shut down Twitter, this year's show was the best one yet. I laughed, I cried, and completely broke down at the now infamous presentation of "Adele Dazeem". 

Out of all of the amazing moments, nothing could top the fabulosity that graced the red carpet. I was absolutely blown away by the fashion at the Oscars Red Carpet. So many A-listers were on their A-game this year! While everyone looked gorgeous, I had a few favorites of the night. Check it out!

Who were your Best Dressed celebs?

xx

PJ

Charlize, Charlize, Charlize! I die for this illusion Dior gown.

Charlize, Charlize, Charlize! I die for this illusion Dior gown.

Queen of the night. Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o looked stunning in this light as air Prada gown.

Queen of the night. Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o looked stunning in this light as air Prada gown.

Screw her red carpet fumble! J.Law is fierce in fiery red Dior.

Screw her red carpet fumble! J.Law is fierce in fiery red Dior.

Golden girl Kate Hudson rocked this Atelier Versace number with a removable capelet. 

Golden girl Kate Hudson rocked this Atelier Versace number with a removable capelet. 

Cate Blanchett was ready to take home the gold in this pailette-covered Armani gown.  

Cate Blanchett was ready to take home the gold in this pailette-covered Armani gown.  


This Week 2.2

Incase you were wondering...

A peek into what's been going on this week!

Every girl loves her accessories, like Prada sunnies and vintage Chanel earrings

Every girl loves her accessories, like Prada sunnies and vintage Chanel earrings

My first trip to Cafe Gratitude in Santa Monica!  (Obviously I loved it)

My first trip to Cafe Gratitude in Santa Monica!  (Obviously I loved it)

A little work visit to my favorite denim headquarters. Paige Jeans.

A little work visit to my favorite denim headquarters. Paige Jeans.

Be Mine

Happy Valentine's Day

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I don't care what anyone says, I love Valentine's Day. Many of my friends don't celebrate it because they think it's a silly "Hallmark holiday", but I prefer to look at it in a different way. It is a day to celebrate love! Whether it be the love between a romantic couple, or between best friends or family members, love is love! Having love and being loved deserves to be celebrated.

This year my boyfriend Donovan and I went to Malibu for a fabulous trip to the Getty Villas. Later that evening we stopped for drinks at Taste at the Palisades and had a romantic sushi dinner at Pearl Dragon. Our day was pretty wonderful.

What did you do on Valentine's Day?

XX

PJ

Peplum Sweater, Skirt, Belt, Flats, Handbag  BCBG  //  Sunglasses  Prada

Peplum Sweater, Skirt, Belt, Flats, Handbag  BCBG  //  Sunglasses  Prada

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Rain

Rain, rain don't go away

Jacket  BCBG Max Azria  // Dress  AllSaints  // Jeans  J. Brand  // Hat  Anthropologie 

Jacket  BCBG Max Azria  // Dress  AllSaints  // Jeans  J. Brand  // Hat  Anthropologie 

I love rain. There's something about an overcast rainy day that makes me feel at ease, especially when it ends with a hot cup of tea and a warm fireplace. For a dinner date with my friend Kelly in Santa Monica I paired my basic skinny jeans and leather jacket with this leg-baring AllSaints dress. I added a splash of color, and saved a bad hair day, with my favorite hunter green hat. 

What's your rainy day go-to look?

xx

PJ

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This Week 2.1

Incase you were wondering...

A peek into what's been going on this week!

Lunch and Moscow Mules with my mom at Tinroof

Lunch and Moscow Mules with my mom at Tinroof

The breathtaking pink suede cap-toed Louboutins I'll be dreaming about all week

The breathtaking pink suede cap-toed Louboutins I'll be dreaming about all week

Nothing brightens up my place quite like pink peonies

Nothing brightens up my place quite like pink peonies

Grammys Glamour 2014

Let's be honest. My favorite part of Award Season is watching the red carpet, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Seeing the stars walk the carpet in million dollar couture gowns is inspiring and so much fun, especially when accompanied by my mother and glasses of champagne. I love getting dressed up, and while I don't have many evening gown appropriate events to attend, I can live vicariously through my favorite celebs on the red carpet. So here's my breakdown of the best dressed ladies at this years' Grammys. 

What do you think about my pics? Do you agree?

xx

PJ

Obviously Beyoncé looked fierce in this sheer white lacey gown by Project Runway alum Michael Costello

Obviously Beyoncé looked fierce in this sheer white lacey gown by Project Runway alum Michael Costello

Model Chrissy Teigen, wearing a sparkling Johanna Johnson gown, supported her talented husband John Legend, who performed his hit song "All Of Me". 

Model Chrissy Teigen, wearing a sparkling Johanna Johnson gown, supported her talented husband John Legend, who performed his hit song "All Of Me". 

E! News doll Giuliana Rancic was stunning in a lacey orange gown by Alex Perry. So perfect for Spring!

E! News doll Giuliana Rancic was stunning in a lacey orange gown by Alex Perry. So perfect for Spring!

While singer/songwriter Skylar Grey received mixed reviews on her perforated leather dress by Michael Costello, I loved it! So cool.

While singer/songwriter Skylar Grey received mixed reviews on her perforated leather dress by Michael Costello, I loved it! So cool.

A pregnant Ciara looked gorgeous in a gilded Emilio Pucci gown.

A pregnant Ciara looked gorgeous in a gilded Emilio Pucci gown.

I absolutely love Kelly Osbourne, who rocked her custom Badgley Mischka dress, along with her father Ozzy's cross necklace. 

I absolutely love Kelly Osbourne, who rocked her custom Badgley Mischka dress, along with her father Ozzy's cross necklace. 

Trending: Boyfriend Jeans

Outfit of the Day: Head-to-toe BCBG Max Azria Resort collection

Outfit of the Day: Head-to-toe BCBG Max Azria Resort collection

I had been very skeptical about the boyfriend jean look, but I've grown to love and appreciate them. Nothing is more comfortable or perfect for a casual day than slouchy denim. I recently picked up my own pair at BCBG Max Azria and adore them. Note: this is definitely a trend for the girls, one which men will never understand, so until they learn to accept it save this look for an afternoon shopping trip or a night out with the girls.

Tips for wearing a boyfriend jean -- keep the top fitted to show your shape, and elongate the leg with a high heel. 

How would you wear a boyfriend jean?

XX,

PJ

A super distressed pair gives a modern edge to crisp white separates.

A super distressed pair gives a modern edge to crisp white separates.

Keep it cool with chic accessories and on-trend nude heels. 

Keep it cool with chic accessories and on-trend nude heels. 

Multitasking

Jacket and t-shirt: ZARA // Sunglasses: Prada // Bracelet: vintage

Jacket and t-shirt: ZARA // Sunglasses: Prada // Bracelet: vintage

Busy busy busy day! Running around LA for Taylor Jacobson, getting ready for the Golden Globes, and working on my own business affairs.

What is everyone up to?

XX,

PJ

Trending: Tartan

Model Jessica Stam, Paris Fashion Week 2013

Model Jessica Stam, Paris Fashion Week 2013

I am loving the tartan plaid trend. I have never been one to wear prints, but tartan is a fun way to edge up an outfit. In the '80s, British designer Vivian Westwood put the tartan trend on the map with her punk-grunge influence.  

A little touch of the trend in a chic scarf or structured jacket can add whimsy to your daily look. If you're feeling daring enough to wear plaid-on-plaid, like Cher Horowitz in "Clueless", go for it! This trend is, like, totally cool. Just be sure to keep everything else in your ensemble basic. 

What are your thoughts on tartan?

XX,

PJ

Chic and structured blue/green tartan suit. (Passionality.com)

Chic and structured blue/green tartan suit. (Passionality.com)

A little plaid skirt gives a tough edge when paired with black ankle booties. (Kalifornia-Klass.tumblr.com)

A little plaid skirt gives a tough edge when paired with black ankle booties. (Kalifornia-Klass.tumblr.com)

Print-on-print is uber trendy, and super playful. (ringmybell.com)

Print-on-print is uber trendy, and super playful. (ringmybell.com)

A Little Rabbit At The Getty

Rabbit fur vest: BCBG Max Azria // T-shirt: J. Crew // Sunglasses: Prada // Waxed Denim: Paige Denim

Rabbit fur vest: BCBG Max Azria // T-shirt: J. Crew // Sunglasses: Prada // Waxed Denim: Paige Denim

I love museums, and the Getty in Los Angeles is one of my favorites. My boyfriend and I often visit the Getty on our days off to check out their new exhibitions. I am currently obsessed with their The Life of Art exhibit--rooms decorated with furnishings and collectibles from the 1700s that makes you feel like you've stepped onto the set of Marie Antoinette. It's incredible.

For a perfect day off look I dressed up my favorite t-shirt with a rabbit fur vest and some stand-out accessories. The fur ended up being a little too much for a warm 75 degree day, but I wasn't going to let it phase me. My waxed Paige jeans are ideal for casual outings because they're trendy, and so comfortable. I live in them! 

What's your go-to look for a fun day out?

XX,

PJ

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White On White

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! 

This is my favorite time of year! I hope you all are enjoying the holiday and spending time with your loved ones. My family and I are in beautiful San Jose this year, and loving the chilly nights. It's a nice little break from the 80 degree LA weather. 

We are spending Christmas Eve in the cocktail lounge at the Fairmont Hotel, followed by a big family dinner. My family always dresses up when we all get together, and I decided to switch up my usual uniform this year. I have never worn a suit before, and I'm really loving it. It feels very Studio 54/old Hollywood. Might be a new look for me.

What did you do for the holidays?

XX,

PJ

Suit: BCBG Max Azria // Coat: Zara // Necklace: House of Harlow // Sunglasses: Prada 

Suit: BCBG Max Azria // Coat: Zara // Necklace: House of Harlow // Sunglasses: Prada 

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New In: Shackle Bracelets

I've added another job to my repertoire 

I've started designing jewelry! I love the look of hand bracelets but couldn't find one in stores that I really liked, so I took some old pieces from jewelry that I no longer wear and created one. I have been getting so many complements on it and requests to make more for other people. I'm calling them Shackle bracelets. 

The first pictures below are of the first style that I made for myself. It is dainty and pretty (but not of very good quality). The second photo is of my newest design, which I happen to love. I replaced the chain with rose gold colored beads and added a black tiger eye in the center (which is much more costly). I also have silver beads and pyrite to use for the same design.

Which design do you like best? 

XX,

PJ

My first design: gold plated chain, CZ, and synthetic turquoise

My first design: gold plated chain, CZ, and synthetic turquoise

The newest design: Rose gold beading, CZ, and black tiger eye

The newest design: Rose gold beading, CZ, and black tiger eye

I have yet to determine all of the details, including pricing, but I will keep you updated!

If you are interested in a shackle bracelet for yourself, email me here!