Tuesday, July 7

cargo cool

$348, rebecca minkoff

Here's my kind of summer uniform, ready for sorties into the concrete jungle.

1. Rebecca Minkoff military-inspired dress, $348, rebeccaminkoff.com
2. Adina Reytner pave lightening bolt earrings, $528, shopbop.com
3. Charlotte Olympia clutch, $1595, nordstrom.com
4. Madewell sandals, $149, madewell.com

Monday, July 6

summer chic

Take one, or better yet, several looks at stylist Natasha Goldenberg's instagram account (@ngoldenberg) and you too will become convinced that she's got summer style nailed. Her effortlessly chic, everyday-ready and motherhood-friendly look is nailed in a mix of breezy, calf-length dresses, like this Madewell, this Line & Dot, this Alice & Olivia and this Sportmax (as well as this Valentino, featured in second snap down), along with standout flat sandals such as these, these and these (similar to the pic below, or in metallic gold here). She finishes things off with accessories that are unrepentantly bold and edgy: her signature sunglasses are round, oversized and retro-spirited like these, while her bag is statement-y yet big and practical enough to tote a package of hand wipes or two. I'll take it all, please!

Photos: Natasha Goldenberg

the right white jeans

My long whirlwind weekend served up the requisite fireworks, a last-minute trip to wake surf at an inland LA lake (yes, those exist!)--along with an introduction to a rather perfect pair of white jeans. I met them by way of a good friend, who sauntered into my house for a barbecue wearing them, their high-waisted, wide-legged silhouette so spot on right now and flattering. They're by Ulla Johnson and only available here. Since wide-leg white jeans are the ones to have this summer, I sought out some more excellent options. My top picks include these by Seven For All Mankind (similar to above, 30% off!), MiH, J Brand, Michael Kors (75% off!) and Topshop.

Thursday, July 2

my 80-degree list

Happy 4th to you all! In between all the beaching, swimming, barbecuing, and Fourth of July parading this long weekend, I'll be cracking open this raved-about novel, sampling recipes from my new favorite cookbook, and lounging around in this newly purchased bikini top. I'd also like to while away the holiday with these stylish 80-degree staples: a pair of Le Specs mirrored sunnies, an off-the-shoulder Mango dress (similar to above), glimmery-glam K.Jacques sandals, a Janessa Leone straw hat, and a chic skin-baring beach-to-BBQ  Zara top.

Wednesday, July 1

thinking (and shopping) ahead

LA's current heat and humidity isn't getting in the way of my buying this Harvey Faircloth faux fur trimmed army jacket. Put simply: it's awesome! A perfect blend of laid-back and luxe. A genius layering piece. An everyday staple and night-worthy, too. And come fall, I'll be wearing it day in and day out! You can also find it here.

straight up

$118, trademark

A simple, little (gorgeous) piece that will keep giving and giving. . .

1. The Row blouse, $790, netaporter.com
2. Trademark choker, $118, trade-mark.com
3. Natasha Couture clutch, $78, nordstrom.com
4. Nicholas Kirkwood pointy toe flats, $395, bergdorfgoodman.com
5. A.L.C. scalloped shorts, $265, matchesfashion.com

Tuesday, June 30

tip top

I've long been lusting for Vika Gazinskaya's cropped top, beloved by fashionistas far and wide, including Leandra Medine and Lauren Santo Domingo, below. But the steep price tag? Not so much! So, I was quite delighted to come across this piece by Nicholas, which has the same asymmetrical detailing, breezy volume and outfit-making punch!

swingy tunic

$49, hm.com

This fun fringed tunic will get me into the summer swing of things.

1. H&M fringed tunic, $49, hm.com
2. Wonderland leather sunglasses, $265, shopbop.com
3. Diane Kordas woven diamond and sapphire bracelet, $1450, netaporter.com
4. M2Malletier bag, $1900, bergdorfgoodman.com
5. Madewell lace-up sandals, $69, madewell.com
6. J.Crew sequin shorts, $150, jcrew.com

Monday, June 29

sharp shorts

Suddenly, my beloved old pair of denim cut-off shorts are feeling... old! This weekend I put them on and promptly took them off as they looked too distressed, too schlumpy, too much of a thing of the past. And so I'm now on the hunt to find its polar opposite: a pair that's made with sleek, polished denim, one that looks tailored, sophisticated and, most importantly, new! Here's what I uncovered from Victoria Beckham, Chloe (40% off!), Frame, Derek Lam 10 Crosby, and Balenciaga (above).

top of the line

$47, front row shop

I'd like to earn my style stripes this summer with this cute top!

1. Front Row Shop striped top, $47, frontrowshop.com
2. Cutler and Gross sunglasses, $500, jcrew.com
3. Sogoli chain bracelet, $75, shopbop.com
4. Sensi Studio straw bag, $255, shopbop.com
5. J.Crew sandals, $49, jcrew.com
6. Current/Elliott jeans, $220, netaporter.com