What’s in my Bag?

I am so excited to be collaborating with ASOS to bring you a “What’s in my bag?” post! My bag is always full of random things. You would think my Adidas bag would be packed with healthy bars, protein drinks, an extra pair of socks, and maybe a work out outfit for the gym. Surprisingly, or not, my bag is never filled with that stuff! I turned my Adidas bag into the key accessory to my sporty chic look! Just a quick list of “MUST HAVES” when it comes to the goodies in my bag.

-Sunglasses
-Hair Spray
-Ear Phones
-Lipsticks of Many Colors
-Journal and a Pen
-Perfume
-Mascara
-Drink to Wet My Pallet 😉
-Calendar
-Tweezers
-Gum/Mints
AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON!
What do you have in your bag that you think I need to add to mine?!

I have a challenge for you…Take your athletic bag/backpack, and try to style it to go with one of your every day looks! Bring out your sporty side! Show me what you are made of!
xo,
PDSC_2809PHOTOS BY MARTHA KEYES PHOTOGRAPHY

Dress: H&M (Similar Here)
Shoes: Steve Madden
Bag: c/o ASOS
Watch: Betsy Johnson (Old. FAV WATCH HERE)
Black Statement Ring: Blooms and Co. (Similar Here)
Hammered Ring: Forever 21 (Similar Here)

Labor Day Blues

I must say, I have a bad case of the Labor Day blues. I don’t know about you, but I really didn’t want this past weekend to end. There is nothing better than being able to relax and enjoy your time with loved ones!
So, with that being said, I am breaking the “no wearing white after Labor Day” rule.
First things first, I got to shoot this look with a new photographer, Martha Keyes! I am dying over the way she captured my look!
This “all white” outfit has made its way up the charts and landed itself on the top. There is something so chic and striking about this look. From the color, to the  light pattern, to the long slits that give the shirt its flowy movement. All of these things play into this look coming full circle! I thought about wearing white heels to go with the theme, but instead, I thought it would be fun to take it to the next level and accessorize this look with some color. I am loving this green colored wide brim hat with black trim. This is a great accessory to turn your outfit from Summer to Fall.
How are you transitioning into fall?
xo,
PPHOTOS BY MARTHA KEYES PHOTOGRAPHY

Top: H&M (Similar Here)
Jeans: Zara (Old. Similar Here)
Heels: Nordstrom
Hat: H&M (Similar Here)
Watch: Betsey Johnson (Old. My FAV Watch Here)
Hand of Famtima Bracelet: Alex and Ani
Black Statement Ring: Blooms and Co. (Similar Here and Here)
Hammered Ring: Similar Here
Arrow Midi Ring: Similar Here
Gold Midi Ring: Similar Here

Purple Maxi

A maxi dress is a girls best friend in the summer time, right?! Its comfortable, easy, and stylish. This dress is one of my favorites for a few reasons. First, I love how it is a “midi” maxi dress. It makes it fun to pair it with some funky sandals. Second, I love the soft lavender color. Third, I am a sucker for anything embroidered. Fourth, this dress is very affordable! Hop on my “maxi dress train” before the summer really comes to an end!
xo,
P
Photos by Ashlee Brooke Photography

Dress: c/o She Inside
Shoes: JCrew (Old. Similar Here)
Watch: Marc Jacobs

Boho Chic

Who doesn’t love a little “Boho Chic” lovin in their life. This style is one that is my favorite for the Summer time. This look below can go a few ways. The first thing you can do is, of course, dress it up a little! Zip on some ankle bootie heels and meet up with your girl friends for a girls night out. The other way you can go is causal! Throw on your gladiator sandals, hair up in a high bun, and spend the day walking along the board walk!

P.S. This shoot was my first with Ashlee Brooke Photography! She is now one of my favorite humans. What better way to make new friends then do it in the mountains of gorgeous Utah?!
xoxo,
P
Photos by Ashlee Brooke Photography

Dress: Zara (Similar Here)
Bracelet: Alex and Ani
Watch: Marc Jacobs

Ice Cream and Embroidery

HAPPY NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY!!
There is nothing that shouts summer more than licking an ice cream cone while wearing a item that is white with blue embroidery! Right when I saw this top from Piper and Scoot, I knew I needed to have it! These kinds of pieces are PERFECT for summer. Luckily, there are dresses, shorts, skirts, and tops, all with this bohemian feel. I mean…we mind as well be in Greece, right?! I am so blessed to live by the ocean, because there are so many fun things that go on around it! Of course there is sun bathing, beach volleyball, surfing, etc. The one thing I love the most is the pier! Everyone needs to come and visit me in Santa Monica. Make sure you wear your newly purchased embroidered goody, and I will take you to my favorite ice cream shop on the pier!
xoxo,
P

PHOTOS BY JUSTIN MILLER

Shirt: c/o Piper and Scoot
Shorts: Forever 21
Shoes: Old Navy (Similar Here)
Initial Necklace: c/o Made by Mary

Polka Dot Bikini

Most every girls dream is to live where they can feel the ocean breeze and soak in the sun. When you have those things, all you want to do is live in a swimming suit! Summer time is here, and I know a lot of you get to go on fun tropical vacations. There is always the stress of having cute swimming suits, and well, enough of them too! If you’re like me, one pieces that are flattering are hard to come by. If you are wanting to keep it modest, you can go with the “high waist” bikini bottoms. I am not going to lie, I don’t have many of these, but I was pleased with what I saw when I slipped this cute little number on. Get a pair of black high waist bottoms that can go with any top that you have. If you like to mix and match like I do, get some fun patterned ones to spice things up! Throw on a kimono, or like me, a denim jacket! That way when that ocean breeze does come your way, you’ll be prepared and wont have to leave the beach!
xoxo,
P


PHOTOS BY CLAIRE HUNTSBERGER PHOTOGRAPHY

Jean Jacket: Old Navy (Similar Here)
Swimming Suit Top: JCrew (Similar Here)
Swimming Suit Bottoms: c/o Kortni Jeane
Initial Necklace: c/o Made by Mary

World Cup

I know we are all excited about the World Cup that is about to go down tonight! GOOD LUCK AMERICA!
So, today I thought I would go with the soccer theme and give you a little work out outfit inspiration. Of course, I always seem to find myself wearing black to the gym. We all know it’s the most flattering. If you stick to the black with me, but want your look to not be so boring, get a graphic bra and a funky wind breaker jacket! Sleek and simple. That’s the best way to go if you are questioning your work out get up!
xo,
P_M6A4819_M6A4793PHOTOGRAPHY BY BROOKE MCVEY

Sports Bra: Urban Outfitters
Shorts: Target
Jacket: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Nike
Bracelet (that I never take off): Alex and Ani

Black and Grey

I am going real comfy on Paige Arminta today! Who doesn’t like comfy? I know we all have those days where we just want to cuddle up in a sweatshirt. Good news…I have the perfect sweatshirt that you can wear in public, and not feel like you just rolled out of bed. Good thing my girl Claire is a miracle worker! She made me look pretty in this sweatshirt dress! We headed out to Venice Beach to hang out and captured my awesome sweatshirt dress in action. You could pair this sweatshirt with some funky black gladiator sandals, or you can do what I did, and lace on your Nikes! I must say, it is kind of nice having something comfy you can throw on and still feel cute!

xo,
P

PHOTOS BY CLAIRE HUNTSBERGER PHOTOGRAPHY

Sweatshirt: c/o She Inside
Shoes: Nike (Similar Here)
Sunglasses: Le Specs (Similar Here)

Longline Slit Blazer

Are you feeling like a classy lady today? Me too! I gotta tell you…this look is one of my favorites. SIMPLE. Plain white tee with a long silk blazer. LOVE IT. I know some of you could pull this look off with some converse or lace ups of some sort, but since I am not super tall it didn’t look so great! That is why I added my new favorite shoes to make this look complete! My new black mules! I am officially obsessed. I have them in nude too. Once you buy one pair you wont be able to stop! Alright ladies, remember, let’s try keep it classy!
xoxo,
P

PHOTOS BY ROXANA BAKER PHOTOGRAPHY

Long Blazer: Forever 21
Shirt: H&M (Similar Here)
Jeans: JCrew
Shoes: Forever 21
Bracelet: c/o Alex and Ani
Watch: Marc Jacobs
Bag: Givenchy

One Piece

Today I am so excited to be sharing with you my collaboration with Piper and Scoot! I am obsessed with everything on their website, but this item in particular is a Summer essential! Until these past couple years, I have never ever been into one piece swimming suits. Now things are completely different! I am obsessed with one pieces. Not all one pieces though. If you give me a well designed, funky, or unique suit, I’m game. I love my two pieces, but it’s good to switch things up. This suit is well designed, flattering, and gorgeous! Click the link below and get yourself one for your summer festivities!
xo,
P

PHOTOS BY JUSTIN MILLER

Swimming Suit: c/o Piper and Scoot
Initial Necklace: c/o Made by Mary