This week I got a major backpack upgrade from my new partnership with Zappos. If you don't already know, Zappos is a go-to for all things style that I use on the daily. With everything from clothes, to shoes, to accessories, it's a one stop shop and best of all has fast and free shipping and 365-day return policy!

I scooped up this sick COACH Printed Refined Pebbled Campus Backpack that I can't wait to get some use out of. If you're going to invest in one great upgrade for the new season, go for a leather backpack... you won't regret it! If you aren't quite in the market for a backpack, Zappos has a huge array of accessories from COACH so check them all out and get stocked with some perfect leathers for fall. Stay tuned to see what else I grabbed later!

This post done in collaboration with Zappos | All words and opinions are my own 



I've been obsessed with Thai food since visiting Thailand last summer and with as little as I like cooking, I'm always up for whipping up something super easy and without too much cleanup after. With a few tweaks, it can even be healthy and the perfect source of protein. Just follow the short few steps and enjoy!

Ingredients:
Chicken breast
2 tbsp of oyster sauce
2 tbsp light soy sauce
5 cloves garlic, minced
Broccoli
Bellpeppers
Basil
1 serrano chile
Olive oil
Quinoa [healthy substitute instead of rice]

Directions:
Begin cooking quinoa since this takes the longest
In a large wok, cook chicken breasts that have been diced into squares
Add oyster sauce, light soy, basil, and olive to cooking chicken
Toss in chopped vegetables 
Mix well so everything is sauced evenly
Use a large lid to cover while cooking so vegetables get steamed nicely
Serve and enjoy... With a cold Chang Beer of course!


If you love Thai food as much as I do, then don't miss the Chang Sensory Trails Event this Friday, September 23rd at The Victorian in Santa Monica, California. There's going to be tons of great food, music, and of course some cold Chang Beer. Admission is free and I'll be there, so you don't want to miss it! Make sure to hit up some of the participating restaurants before Friday's event to earn stamps on the Sensory Trails Passport for a chance to win a seat at Chef Jet Tila's VIP Chef's Table at the event. More details HERE.

Want to become a Chang Ambassador and win a trip to Thailand + $3000 spending cash?! Duh, so do I! Just upload a photo of the new Chang bottle to Instagram tagging @ChangBeerUSA, #ChangAmbassador, and #Contest for your chance! Just hurry, submissions end September 30th!

This post done in collaboration with Chang Beer | All words and opinions my own


Ok so tie-dye has been around for just about ever [AKA the mid-sixties] and while I haven't been alive quite that long, I've been obsessed with the hippy vibes ever since I could remember. I don't wear many bold patterns but a cool dyed tee is the perfect layer to add a little color to a monochrome look. I scooped up this Saint Laurent tee [on sale of course!] just in time for last week's Beyonce concert... Which, if you follow along on snapchat - @trendstyled, then you got to see it all go down from a last minute upgraded view to side stage. Soooo, you should definitely be following me on snapchat!! 

Since you can never have too many statement tees, I put together a few of my current favorites that I've discovered from some of my favorite online shops. Just click through the below and get into some tie-dye goodness for yourself! 

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Now going on my third season partnering with one of my go-to shoe brands, Rockport, I can't be more excited to do it while here in Los Angeles. With a feeling of always being on the move and never in one spot for too long, I instantly related to the brand's new campaign, Made for Movers. Now hitting my one month mark on the West Coast, I still can't believe that this is where life and work has taken me... the only constant is, no matter where I'm taking my next steps, I want to not only look good but feel good.



No matter if I'm in the 'city of walking' or the 'city of angels', comfort is key to ensure I make it through my day. While I always love the beautiful design that has made Rockport a staple in footwear, it's their comfort technology that keeps me hooked on the brand. With truTech™sport technology that's meant to cushion even the heaviest of feet, Rockport keeps me moving on even the busiest of days. 

To kick off this seasons collaboration, I'm sportin' these Classic Move Hanging Tassel Loafers... Without a doubt, my go-to's for trekking the city, taking a stroll, and especially for traveling the globe. A good pair of loafers are essential, no matter your lifestyle though. I invest in a great pair just about every season and this season is no different. They easily transition for just about any casual or formal style, so they are definitely a necessity for my life, especially when I travel. 


My travels are usually spur of the moment so having some easy go-to's are vital... Not to mention being able to pack smart for those weekend travels. It really isn't too hard to pack for a weekend trip though. It's all about thinking it through and following some easy to follow rules that I live by. 

Plan Your Trip • If you try to be as organized as I am then this one is the easiest trick of the trade. I like to lay all of my clothes out neatly, so I know all of my options for the trip. It's a great way to pack exactly what you need without forgetting the essentials. 


Create a Base • I like to put my dopp kit on the bottom of my duffel to help create some shape at the bottom of the bag. This will help to keep your clothes in place and free of wrinkles when you reach your destination. 

Wrinkle Free • I like to roll all my tees to not only save lots of space but also keep those wrinkles away. You can even roll up shorts, jeans, and chinos if you're feeling really ambitious. 

Keep it Shady • Sunglasses are essential when traveling. At the very least, they can help to upgrade your comfy airport style, so get a cool pair that fits every look you pack. These Garrett Leight California Optical Sunglasses shown above are some of my favorites when traveling to any beach destination. 


Space Saver • If you're like me, no matter how long the trip is you always run out of space when packing your bags. To help not leave any wasted space, I like to roll my underwear and socks and stuff them into my shoes. This also helps to keep the shape of your good shoes... Which you should always pack at least one nice pair for any trip since you just never know what might come up! Just another reason why I love my new Rockport Classic Move Hanging Tassel Loafers. Like I said before, they're easily transitional no matter the occasion!

Take Your Tunes • A good pair of headphones are essential when making moves. No matter if you're heading to the gym, a day trekking your city for errands, and especially while traveling, it's just about impossible to get through a day without some of your jams. Aedele Headphones is my accessory of choice at the moment. They are the perfect travel companion and just so happen to match my leathers perfectly!

Strut it Out • If all else fails, strut. Invest wisely no matter if it's your style or your comfort, you'll be glad you did when making moves!



I love being a mover and like to keep the 'on-the-go' mindset, so having a brand like Rockport to rely on really helps to keep up with the lifestyle. The last thing I ever have to worry about now is comfort. While my collection of Rockport styles continues to grow, the one thing that stays true through each new pair is the reliable comfort each sole supports. Don't just take my ongoing word for it... Get into a pair just in time for fall!

*This post done in collaboration with Rockport | All words and opinions are my own*


Find ways to occupy your time in Los Angeles is a lot different than my usual routine back in NYC. It's all about taking time to acclimate to the slowed down vibes, soaking up some sun, and exploring spots on your 'to-visit' list. While it might take longer to get from point-A to point-B, it's always worth the traffic and L.A. is quickly gaining on my New Yorker standards. 

I've been getting into the DTLA vibes lately... maybe because it's the perfect mix between the 'concrete jungle' and the West Coast. With tons of spots like museums, historic buildings, and some photoshoot worthy architecture and design, I would definitely consider living down here if it wasn't so detached from where I've come to call home in West Hollywood. I mean just look at this chrome finished location that I discovered while visiting The Broad Museum across the street!



I took full advantage of grabbing some pretty sick shots while taking a break between exhibits at the museum. Just another reason to love L.A... It's ALWAYS leather jacket kinda weather! This one from The Kooples is one of those pieces that you invest in and wear for years. With a bit of a slimmer cut, it just helps with those lighter layer kind of days. Besides being stuck to DTLA, I've fallen into the laid back style that most SoCal residents flaunt so casually. Distressed denim, canvas sneakersgraphic tees, and some killer accessories are styles that have, and always will be, a style that embodies the lifestyle of those of us living in / trying to fit into Los Angeles. Everything, of course, is available at East Dane and shopable with the below images. Check them out and get into these West Coast vibes!

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If you're following my Instagram Stories [@trendstyled] then you might have seen a video I did last week announcing my new collaboration with East Dane... A menswear website that I use as a huge resource when shopping for some of my favorite brands and to find new ones. With a good mix of commercial and high fashion, there's something for everyone no matter your style, shape, or climate. With it being spring just about every day of the year here in Hollywood, I scooped up some solid essentials that I can wear on the daily.


My style is pretty universal and not too flash, so I started with some basics that I can wear just about all year round... without being too basic. A black tee is a daily go-to of mine but the fit has to be spot on to make it not look sloppy. Really who's going to get a black tee designed better than Calvin Klein Collection?! With some cool gold sleeve details and a fit that's on the slimmer side, this guy will easily update your basics game. It's definitely an investment but worth every penny! 


I've been eyeing these DSquared2 Skinny Dan Jeans for a while now so it was a no brainer when shopping for some of the essentials. They have just the right amount of distressing - including frayed tapered cuffs, which is my favorite thing about them - and the perfect slim fit, so I was hooked as soon as I put them on. With all the cool details, not to mention the brand name, you don't need much else going on when styling them. Wear them on the daily!  



I'll continue styling up some of my favorite East Dane grabs all season long so make sure you keep an eye out. If you're looking to get into some swag for yourself, just check out the site and let me know your thoughts and what you find! Or, of course, you could just keep following along throughout fall to shop some of my favorites in my image shops linked at the end of my daily posts! 

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Current obsession: This Fossil x Opening Ceremony Big Tic Analog-Digital Watch. With a modern, simple, and sleek monochromatic design, this guy is a daily-wear that compliments any style without all the flash. Don't get me wrong, it's still an attention grabber... just a lot more subtle than those chrome and metal pieces that can weigh you down. This guys just launched so scoop one up before it's gone! 


We're on the cusp of fall which means one thing... sweater weather! I love this time of year when I get to dig out all my favorite knits and sweatshirts and layer on the softies but goodies. This guy is one of my favorites from last fall from ACNE Studios. It's always a no brainer when shopping the brand. No frills. Just some great elevated basics which is right up my style! Below are some of the best that have just launched for fall that I'll definitely be investing in this season... click through and get into some for yourself. Twinning!