Obviously now hooked to Zappos, I'm collaborating again with the one stop shop for this weeks fall upgrade with Steve Madden and Joe's Jeans. There's nothing like a good pair of kicks to jump start the new season and there's nothing more classic than white sneakers. These Steve Madden Hester sneakers are above the basics though. With perforated details and a contrasted heel, these guys are a sportier update that I'll be wearing all season. Paired down with Joe's Jeans Brixton Straight + Narrow Stevenson Colors pants and I've got the perfect classic look for this perfect Cali fall weather. Nope... Not missing that NYC chill at all! 

Continuing this week with my collaboration with Zappos and COACH, I introduce to you the newest edition to my daily go-tos... the COACH Rip and Repair Card Case Set! With the new fall season in full swing, even my accessories are getting a much needed upgrade. Something used as often as a wallet definitely needs seasonal changes and really, why wouldn't you want this guy from COACH?!

With baseball inspired stitching, Sport Calf leather, and a minimalist appeal, this card case wallet was a no brainer for me while I was shopping through Zappos over the weekend. With fast and free shipping, I'm already sporting my new wallet just a few days after ordering. I love taking full advantage of Zappos one stop shop, especially when shopping the huge array of the latest from COACH that the site offers. Plus, if you're still one of those nervous online shoppers like I used to be, Zappos offers a 365-day return policy just in case something doesn't work out. Easy huh?! Make sure you check out the full array of COACH pieces Zappos currently has and get prepared for fall! 

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

I love Sundays. It's the one day of the week where you can stay in your pajamas until it's time for dinner without any guilt. I always make sure to use this day to recharge, enjoy some solo time, and, of course, surround myself with some of my favorite things...

I've been obsessed with Le Labo Fragrances since moving to New York City over six years ago. I discovered the brand while exploring my neighborhood in Nolita where they have a store. The scent hits you a block away so you can't help but follow the aroma until you find where they are creating bottles of what are now my favorite scents... My current scent of choice, Santal 33. It's the perfect little bottle that gets me into a fall, cozy mood. Even better that it's personalized just for me! If you're near a store, definitely take some time and check it out. The scents are amazing but the design of each unique store will stop you in your tracks!

Sauras Co. is an accessories brand that I created just about a year ago and currently includes bracelets and necklaces created using vintage beads from all over the world. Each piece is hand-beaded in the US and is the perfect accessory that'll update your wrist game. Check out the entire collection over at Sauras Co. where you can get 20% off your first order using code SUMMERCLEAN

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!

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

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! 


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!