Drift Into February

February is always a special month for me. For one, it's my birthday month, but it always feels like that's when my new year begins. New promises. New visions. New opportunities. I love taking the month to think about the year and everything that's led to this moment. If I can be captured by more beauty and magic each year, I know I'm living the life I crave.

This past weekend was beautiful. I spent more time exploring around my new city with friends, shooting, all day brunches, and good conversations. Captured below is one of our outings:

FEEL // AT ALL COSTS

Wearing: Aerie bra* (similar), Free People denim jacket (here), Topshop Skinny jeans (here), Urban Outfitters boots (here), Chan Luu Necklace* (here)

Photos: Bethany Marie
Styling: Mel Denisse

Holiday Sparkle At Venice

It's been a whirlwind of a two weeks as I've transitioned into my new home, Los Angeles. It's been a process already watching the momentum of the city, people, and places. I already feel at home and excited for what's to come. This week I spent my first shoot in the early hours at sunrise on Venice beach. What a breathtaking moment. As soon as the run rose, it was like looking at a painting. Pink and orange shades filling the sky, dolphins close to the shore jumping around, which have popped up in some of the photos we took.

 

Photos: Madison Taylor Bass

Jewel Tones For The Holiday

Lately I've been in love with jewel tones as the holiday season as approached. This emerald silk dress and coat by Amanda Uprichard gave off a new facet of royalty with its effortless femininity on display. See the details below from my stroll through West Village:

Amanda's designs intrigued me from the second I laid hands on them– as colorful as her collections are, I could feel a another layer of edge to them. Not often does this happen, but as I was exploring her collection and trying on her pieces, I could almost feel her heart behind the design. It was beautiful. I was sensing that there was more to her than the colorful patterns and playful atmosphere that's given off. 

Most of you see me stick to lots of neutrals or darker colors, but it's not the color that stops me, it's the heart and attitude behind the clothing. There was something about this dress that spoke such depth to me and it exuded a presence that said, "I can speak a different language each time you wear me and I am timeless in my elegant royalty." 

What I love is seeing how the same outfit feels in different places. This day in West Village felt magical, beautiful, and... cold. ;-) But it was well worth it. 

I can't wait to share more Amanda Uprichard in the future. I think you'll love her style as much as I do :)

Wearing: Amanda Uprichard Gabriella dress* (here, similar, similar, similar), Amanda Uprichard Mae Wool Coat* (here), Free People Bucket Bag (here), Free People + Jeffrey Campbell Minimal Lace Up Boot (here)

Photos: Elizabeth Catalano

Aerie In The City

This week has been filled with so many beautiful moments in NYC. As I was strolling through the streets of Soho, I stumbled upon Greecologies for a quaint breakfast. It was one of my favorites for atmosphere, authentic greek yogurt & various plates, and not to mention, fresh rose petal jam to top it off. So heavenly! The garden in the back was magical and the perfect place to retreat in the midst of a crazy day.

I felt right at home with this flowy nighty and bonfire vest from Aerie, making a perfect match of dressy and cozy. The temperature drastically changed during the trip, and I wasn't quite ready to throw on a big coat yet, so I paired these two pieces to layer on and off throughout the day. They were so comfy that I kept them for night time lounging after the long days too. That versatility is one of my favorite things about these pieces. 

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Wearing: Aerie flowy nightie* (here), Aerie bonfire vest* (here), Free People vegan leather leggings (here), Free People lace up heels (here), Mulberry handbag (here)

Photos: Elizabeth Catalano

Stroll Through NYC

Hello from New York! I'm here for the next week for some fun things coming up. I absolutely love this city and it grows on me each time I visit. My first day was nonstop, but beautiful and filled with so many moments I will already keep forever. I captured some of my day below, details and more:

Wearing: Free People top (here), Free People bralette (here), Urban Outfitters cardigan* (here), Free People vegan leather leggings (here), Chanel handbag (similar), Chan Luu necklace* (here), Tie flats (similar)

Photos: Elizabeth Catalano