Paper Princess

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Have you guys heard about this 4-year-old fashionista? Affectionately dubbed “Mayhem” by her mother, Angie, this tot enjoys clothes so much that she was always playing with her mom’s scarves and sheets. Then one day, Angie suggested the two of them start making paper dresses instead so they could create to their heart’s content…and suddenly an incredible collection emerged! Proof below…

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…and then came celebrity-inspired concoctions!

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How adorable and imaginative is this mother-daughter duo?! And those last three photos…I think we all know who wore it better.

See more amazing designs on Angie’s Instagram. And thanks for letting me know about this story, Jess!

{via HuffPost}

Retro Love

ModCloth invited us to come up with our own unique look inspired by just one of its adorably retro dresses. With its pretty lace accents and pop of color, we’re thinking this would make one pretty lovely Valentine’s Day look.

What do you think? Since I’m all about retro looks but like something a little funky and incongruous to bring an outfit out of the box, I love these shoes to give this look a bit of humor. And the more feminine touches like the knotted gold earrings, bow-adorned purse and red lip stain pay homage to the more classic side of this retro-modern look.

What’s your Valentine’s Day look inspiration?

Peter Pilotto for Target

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It’s here! Peter Pilotto for Target launched on Sunday and the colorful collection already has me so excited for spring. I first heard of the British design duo after I saw Miranda Kerr wearing this adorable number last year, so it’s awesome that they have an affordable line now. How great are the patterns and unexpected cut-outs?

Below are a few of my favorite pieces…and considering I’m on a budget, I’m only allowing myself one item. Which one should I should go with? :) Or, more accurately, which one hasn’t sold out by now?

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What to Wear: Winter to Spring

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Oh, that winter to spring transition…what to wear, what to wear. As February approaches, it starts to get a little warmer but it’s still pretty chilly (although, to be fair, I know the wonderfully sunny weather here in L.A. has been making headlines everywhere). I like to think of this mid-season as a fall in reverse, a chance to layer but with breezier pieces, keeping your chest and arms warm but showing off a bit of leg, too. Madewell’s latest collection does just that, and so darn well. I love how smart and feminine the looks are, with a fresh color palette that blends light and dark tones in just the perfect amount.

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What are you excited to wear once the weather gets warmer? I can’t wait for my beloved denim shorts to make a comeback!

Summer Bucket List #5: Beach Blanket Bingo

The best ladies ever!

Me and the boy

Jimmy, Stephanie and Mason with a "vintage blur" via the Photojojo Scuba Suit for iPhone

Keith (Tony) ("Skipper")

Utterly Smitten ladies with an utterly smitten friend Mary

Jimmy and the boy with more of the "vintage blur" :)

The group!

Last weekend, for one of the first times in my life, I threw myself a proper birthday party. Generally, I have some grand idea for a party that after a couple failed attempts at organizing turns into a quiet dinner with the boy or something similar. Last year, I pawned off the planning on the boy and I must say he did a bang-up job – with a Twitter account and everything! But this year, given the theme I had in mind, I knew I had to make things happen for myself.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved the beach. And I’ve loved vintage clothing for just about as long as that. I can still remember pining for one of those silly retro swim caps adorned with brightly colored daisies throughout most of my childhood. So when I started to see retro swimwear popping up, even at pretty mainstream stores, I knew it was time. I had to throw a retro beach party.

As usual, I had grander plans in mind that what panned out (i.e., renting a beach house in Malibu with a semi-private beach), but plan B just out front of Crystal Cove’s Beachcomber Café turned out to be a good one. Equipped with some games, towels, umbrellas and, of course, vintage swimsuits, the boy, me, and some amazing friends – including our very own Celeste — frolicked on the sand all day long. We got lots of compliments on our suits and the party theme. But the best part was all the great photos we got to take (highlights above).

So that does it for Summer Bucket List item No. 5 – but not for retro beach parties altogether. I’ve still got my eye on one of those Malibu beach rentals for next summer ;)