Life always picks up in the spring! I’ve been super busy but I wouldn’t have it any other way. My week has been swamped but I’ve been really productive at work, I’ve caught up on some behind the scenes R&R work, and worked out everyday this week (the latter is a huge accomplishment!). I also had time to help Edwin recover from the flu, ouch! There is a major light at the end of my tunnel… my school year of teaching is coming to a end. I have 4 short weeks until summer break!! In the meantime, here’s a glimpse of my life lately on Instagram.
Enjoying the little things in life: fresh flowers, my favorite candle, and adorable matches.
The best mimosa in Los Angeles might just be the one at Salt Air Venice (bracelet).
Nothing is sweeter than the treats at Bottega Louie.
I collect matches from places I travel, hotels I stay at, and restaurants I dine at. A few of my favorite matchbooks are from around New York City.
I enjoyed a little staycation at the Beverly Hills Hilton with some friends a few weekends back (top (on sale!), jeans (on sale!), hat, bucket bag (similar), sunglasses, similar shoes).
My absolute favorite pair of wedges (also here). The scallop detailing is perfection!
Looking up in Santa Monica = palm tree views!
A snap from the first time this spring that I escaped down to Del Mar.
The Ivy at the Shore sure does know how to do cocktails.
Wine weekends at The Bungalow with my best girl, Allison.
California dreaming: bathing suit (top, bottom and also love this top, bottom), hat, similar sunglasses.
A casual day out and around the neighborhood (dress, espadrilles, jacket, hat, bag (similar – on sale!), sunglasses).
The cutest place to get your nails done in Los Angeles is at Olive & June.
I love living in LA with my best friend! This photo was made right outside of A.O.C. (the yummiest brunch, lunch, and dinner!). On me: dress, purse, shoes, earrings, sunglasses. On Allison: dress, purse (similar), shoes (similar), hat.
Showing off my pink lemonade manicure from Olive & June.
Kicking off wedding season a few weeks ago with Edwin in Ojai! It was my first time to Ojai and I l-o-v-e-d it.
Sipping a Mai Tai by the pool in Ojai at the Ojai Valley Inn.
I can’t get enough of the colorful, nautical bar scene at The Ivy at the Shore!
I turned 26 two weeks ago! So far, so good! My embroidered top is my current obsession (I also love the matching skirt).
A snap from the second time this spring that I snuck down to Del Mar.
I celebrated my birthday with 18 friends down in Del Mar… what a blast! We always say our dream would be to live in one huge house together.
Edwin and I did a progressive dinner recently to celebrate the release of his documentary. We kicked off the night at Cassia with kaya toast and cocktails (phone case – similar, similar).
My parents and brother came to town last week, which was such a treat! We started the weekend off by seeing Jason Isbell in concert at The Greek Theater. My concert outfit: top (similar, similar), jeans, purse.
A pre-summer Sunday: bathing suit (top, bottom), coverup, espadrilles (similar), earrings.
Wine tasting at Rosenthal Tasting Room (it’s actually outdoors along PCH in Malibu). On me: dress, sandals (similar), sunglasses. On Allison: dress (similar, similar, similar), sandals (also love these), bracelets (one, two).
May is the most wonderful month of the year because of peonies (and peaches, my birthday, a long Memorial Day weekend, and because it feels like the start of summer)! I’m loving my stripe espadrille tennis shoes and my raw frayed hem jeans.
Here’s a closer look at some of the pieces featured but for everything click through the links in the captions for each photo.
Photographs: My Instagram
That manicure is adorable, and your spring looks so colorful thus far! I’ve been dying to make it out to Ojai at some point- so beautiful!
Thanks so much Minna! I think it’s my favorite manicure to date! You’d love Ojai. I was so happy to get up there! Thanks for reading along! XO, Jillian
So many cute outfits and delicious looking cocktails! Must track down some peonies in Atlanta….!
Thanks so much Ashley!! It’s the best time of the year… Track down peonies asap, ha!! XO, Jillian
Send your workout vibes my way. I’ve been seriously slacking this week!
Your Instagram pictures are stunning! You have some serious photography skills!
Don’t worry, I have those weeks too!! Thank you so much for your sweet words!! I love me some good Instagrams 🙂 XO, Jillian