Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Bandana

Top: J.Crew ~ Shoes: Old Navy ~ Jeans: J.Crew ~ Scarf: Vintage ~ Earrings: & Other Stories

I love love LOVE that the bandana made a comeback last year. I feel like you can make any outfit classier by adding one. I especially love it when I get to pattern mix with them! I found this scarf in a little vintage shop when I was in Amsterdam in December, and the floral details pair perfectly with my favorite striped tee. This combo screams spring to me, and now that I'm in California it is easy to forget that it is only February!

This week was Valentine's Day, and as tradition I always bake my favorite cookies (white chocolate cranberry oatmeal). You can find the recipe on my blog here. They were delicious, but the real highlight of my week was exploring LA with some old friends of mine from Tennessee. Shout out to Kyra for being a friend and stopping somewhere in the middle of The Hollywood Hills for this photoshoot. In reality this was probably Reese Witherspoon's house...casual day in LA.

Mollie Anna

Friday, February 3, 2017

California Dreamin'

Dress: The Moon ~ Necklace: J.Crew ~ Shoes: Old Navy 

Goodness Gracious, I can't even believe it's already my third week in California! For those of you that might be reading my blog for the first time in a while, I moved to Los Angeles at the beginning of January. This year has brought me a lot of transition so far, and I don't expect things to slow down any time soon. That has frustrated me, but I'm learning that's just the phase of life I'm in. Even though I may not know where my career will take me or what city I will live in next, I'm choosing to be okay with not knowing. What I do know is that Pasadena is one beautiful city, it takes me 20 minutes to walk to my new go to coffee shop, and I actually don't need to wash my hair everyday thanks to California's climate. These new discoveries are the things that are starting to build  a new normal for me, and for right now that's good enough for me.

I love a good fit and flare dress, especially with a fun pattern. Another great thing about California is that it is 70 degrees and sunny in January, and everyday is a dress day if I want it to be! I found this dress at a vintage inspired boutique here in Pasadena, and I've already managed to wear it twice! The first I wore it with an oversized cardigan to the premiere of John Early and Kate Berlant's hilarious video series  555, I highly recommend looking them up if you haven't already. The second time I wore it as pictured for an afternoon of running errands with my brother. Very versatile and extremely comfortable, this dress is becoming my new favorite!

Mollie Anna

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