Happy Wednesday friends!! As most of you probably saw on Instagram, I just got home from a weekend in Los Angeles (with @makennachristineXO). We spent the weekend shopping, wining, and dining and I’m sharing a full outfit round up from LA today!
Expect a post later this week or early next week with a full guide of where we went, our hotel, and restaurants we loved!
Let me start by talking about my suitcase set! I’ve had this set for months, and bring it everywhere I travel. I fell in love with the gold after seeing a friend have it and immediately got online to buy! My only regret (and I’ve said this before), is not buying the set of three. If you’re in the market for good quality, and cute suitcases, 100% go with these!
You’ve seen me wear these jeans for weeks! They’re insanely comfortable, and I’m officially addicted to Levi’s. No to mention, they’re under $100 (you can’t beat it for good quality jeans). I’m wearing a size 24 and they’re true to size.
My sweater is from Magnolia Boutique – and it’s under $60! I keep wearing it and getting tons of DMs, because it’s literally the cutest (really obsessed). You can find it HERE. I’m wearing a size small.
Pink Galentine’s Nighty
Coffee Date Look
We met up with our girlfriend Jenn (@xposedbeauty) in Santa Monica at the cutest coffee shop to catch up and have some girl time! She’s seriously become such a good friend. You guys have to follow her!
I’ve also been wearing my Love Lariat necklace on repeat! It’s under $40, and it just goes with everything.
Rodeo Drive Off Shoulder Shopping Outfit
Wore this off shoulder bodysuit (TTS wearing an XS) when we went shopping on Rodeo Drive. I’m obsessed with it and with these wide leg ripped jeans. Be sure to go up a size in the jeans! They stretch but are definitely smaller than my other jeans.
Leopard & Stripe Fringe Sweaters
Makenna and I did a giveaway with the incredible Shop Ruthie Grace this week, and were wearing our Ruthie Grace sweaters all weekend! Honestly, she has the cutest clothes. If you want 20% off use code MELISSA20.
How cute is this top!! I knew I had to have it when I saw it. I got an XS and honestly probably would have been more comfortable in a small. I would recommend sizing up. My jeans are 7FAM, and I’ve had them for years. They’re the best white skinnies I have ever owned! They’re a size 24, and they do have stretch (but don’t stretch out).
Red Dress Boutique | Try On Session Round Up)
If you missed our Red Dress try on haul on Instagram stories, you can see the looks now! Red Dress has been one of my go to online boutiques. They carry affordable, unique, stylish clothes that I’ve never seen anywhere else. I also find them to be extremely good quality for their prices!
Leopard Top and Sneakers
Santa Monica is one of my favorite places to visit in Los Angeles. If you haven’t been, the pier is iconic and I absolutely couldn’t miss a chance to go while we were in town!
I spotted this adorable LA leopard tee for under $20 and thought it was perfect for Santa Monica. I also picked up these leopard and pink sneakers from Red Dress and couldn’t resist wearing them together! For the shoes, I highly recommend going down a size if you’re a half size. I’m typically a 6.5, and these only come in full sizes (no half sizes). I ended up ordering a 7 and they are a bit big. A size 6 would have been perfect.
Blue Checker Bikini
I want to start by saying that investing in good swimwear is way better than buying cheap. A good bikini hits your body in all the right places, without pushing in on the wrong parts (no side bulge, or weird boobage!). I often splurge on bathing suits, because good ones also last for seasons, vs buying one for $40 and wearing it a few times, only to see it get ruined in the wash after the first time you washed it.
Hands down my new favorite bikini!! I saw the blue checkers online and ordered it immediately! It also comes in a similar one piece (HERE), for those of you who prefer them. I ordered a size small top and bottom, and am always typically a small in bikinis. I wish I got an XS in the bottoms, they are big! I plan on taking the bottoms to a seamstress to get them taken in. 100% go down a size in these!
I got my sunglasses last year, and they’re still available for $9!
White Polka Dot One Piece
OK you guys – as you know I’m a total bikini girl, but I saw this swimmie and I had to have it!! It’s on back order until March, but I’ll keep you posted on when it’s back in stock. I promise you it’s worth the wait! I did a size small, and it fits me perfectly.