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new designer crush | Mercedes Castillo

May 9, 2017

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“Hello Lover!” says me to my computer screen as I stumble upon this perfect suede sandal. Spanish designer, Mercedes Castillo is the talent behind a new fresh and modern collection of shoes and accessories.  Castillo worked behind the scenes at Donna Karen and Tory Burch before launching her own label in Spring 2017, so she is no rookie to the fashion biz. Her debut collection is available at several retailers, including Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom and Saks. The Delphia slides are my personal favorite, but in a dream world where shoes grow on trees, I see myself rocking every single style.

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Delpia Slides sold here and here | Riza bloack heel here and here |Espadrille platform sandal here and here | Katrina sandal here and here

Fashion, Featured

summer shorts under $100

May 8, 2017

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As we approach the warmer months my mothering getup for chasing kiddos around typically includes shorts. I can’t justify spending a lot on shorts for everyday park action and the occasional kid spill. So today L. Avenue is rounding up summer shorts that are under $100 – perfect for us gals on the go this summer.

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outfit details | J. Crew short (old), new version here  | J. Crew sleeveless sweater, similar here | J. McLaughlin scarf, similar here |   J. McLaughlin Bag, c/o J. McLaughlin similar here | Balenciaga sandals similar here and here | SUGARFIX by Bauble Bar earrings ($10!) c/o Bauble Bar

P.S. Mommies there is a Mother’s Day sale happening now at Target, all accessories and jewelry will be 20% off online and in-stores. That includes the SugarFix by BaubleBar collection!

Fashion, Featured

steal vs. splurge | beach hat edition

May 7, 2017

Hey y’all! I’m working remotely from South Beach right now. Aka on a quick girls weekend here and felt compelled to let y’all know about some rad beach hats. My friend packed this super cute hat and I’ve basically been wearing it the entire time. It’s also a steal, so I wanted to share with y’all. In case you’re in search of a new hat for summertime here are some favorites including this trip’s steal and splurge.

The hat splurge winner goes to Eugenia Kim’s quirky sequin phrase hats. I received the “Currently Offline” hat earlier this year, an ironic phrase for this blogger. Other catchy phrases include “You’re blocking my sun,” ” Talk to the sand,” “Rebel,” “Darling,” “Greetings from,” “Do not disturb” and “Fiesta not siesta.”

steal | Brooklyn Hat Company hat, also love this fedora hat

splurge | Eugenia Kim “Currently Offline” hat

Coffee Talk, Fashion, Featured, Friday Five, Lifestyle, Travel

Friday Five | Popsicles & Pale Pink

May 5, 2017

image c/o veryclever

I’m taking a personal day to take care of all those things that seem to go by the wayside during the week and never seem to fit into a standard weekend. I hope you find some time for yourself too, and when you do, your online reads are ready for you!

The ballet pink in this line of bags is the perfect shade, and there’s a style for everyone.

Meet a memory-saving app that will have all the texts you intend to send sent in a timely manner.

One of these popsicle photo ops will be my new seasonal desktop and iPhone wallpapers for summer.

How attractive is Helen’s wine shop in LA?

According to this quiz, my favorite rom-com is The Wedding Planner. Find out yours!

Happy Cinco de Mayo weekend!

Fashion, Featured

Gingham Galore

May 3, 2017

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Today’s gingham getup is a chic monochromatic look. I’m drawn to outfits that are one color, one pattern or one simple tone. This top is perfect to dress up with it’s matching on trend ruffle skirt or for a more casual look with these white shorts or white jeans.

I’ll be honest, I’m pretty short on words today because I’m recovering from my a Cinco de Mayo dinner at my house last night. Hope you got to see some snippets on Insta Stories. If not, I’ll be sharing the tablescape and recipes soon!

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Outfit details | Tibi top similar here and here and On Sale here and steal here | Tibi skirt and On Sale here and similar here and steal here | Sophia Webster shoes similar here and here | Sam Edelman clutch | Sunglasses

Fashion, Featured, Gifts, Motherhood

Mother’s Day gift guide

May 3, 2017

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. In case you’re searching for a little something special for a very special mama in your life, we’ve got you covered with some of our favorite gifts. When it comes to accessories, I love everything by Mignonne Gavigan. Her pieces are so unique and beautifully made. This necklace is a really rad fashion and art collaboration. And the entire MG site is 25% off right now too!

English Norman’s personalized bangle sare my favorite monogrammed accessories that I’ve received since entering the Mom Club. And you can’t go wrong with flowers, a spa day or wine club membership (my fave!) for Mom either. Sign me up for any and all!

MothersDay_Blog| 1. J. Mclaughlin wicker bag | 2. Mochi tassle earrings | 3. Sachin & Babi earrings | 4. Nannacay straw bag | 5. Rockstud sandal | 6. Hermes perfume | 7. Schutz slides | 8. Tory Burch embroidered crossbody | 9. Cult Gaia bag | 10. Mara Hoffman dress | 11. Floppy hat | 12. Lulu Frost pearl necklace | 13. Chloe topknot sandal | 14. Jadetribe basket tote | 15. Giles & Brother railraod cuff | 16. blush throw | 17. Apli Eleftheria greek sandals | 18. Arme De L’Amour ruffle choker | 19. Hammitt crossbody | 20. Illesteva sunglasses


Fashion, Featured


May 1, 2017

Hi guys! I’ve recently started posting my everyday mirror selfies on Instagram Stories. A lot of times these outfits don’t even make it to the blog because sponsored posts take priority, which means mostly new outfits are blogged. But I throw on older outfits all of the time and most often mix new seasonal pieces with staples that I’ve had for a while.

I’ve received so many questions and positive feedback from my Insta outfits that I decided to try out this new series with outfit details from my daily iPhone photos. I want y’all to see how I style different pieces multiple ways; how I take a top from day to night or why white culottes, for example, make sense for your wardrobe.  I’d love to hear if you like this post idea or not. And more than anything, I hope this brings you some outfit inspiration when you open the closet door tomorrow morning.


outfit details | Alice and Olivia tunic On Sale here and here | denim | Prada sandals similar here and here | J. McLaughlin bag sold out, similar here and here | Rebecca de Ravenel earrings, similar here


outfit details | A.L.C dress (old) similar here  and here | clutch | Valentino heels similar here and here


outfit details | skirt (old) similar here and here | tank similar here  | Stewart Weitzman sandals


outfit details | Jason Wu culouttes | Phillip Lim vest | Rebecca Minkoff loafers (sold out) similar here and here  |  Stella McCartney bag


outfit details | Phillip Lim culouttes (old) similar here and here | Adam Lippes top (old) similar here and here | Sewart Weitzman slide | Brooke Feather pearl necklace (old) similar here


outfit details | Preen dress (old) similar here and here  | Jimmy Choo pumps (old) similar here and here |  Chloe bag


outfit details | Monique Lhuillier lace dress | Cult Gaia bag | Manolo Blahnik pumps (old) similar here and here

outfit details | Self Portrait dress (sold out) similar here and here | Cult Gaia bag | Chloe sandals , similar here and here


Coffee Talk, Eats, Fashion, Featured, Friday Five, Lifestyle, Travel, Uncategorized

Friday Five | California Dreaming

April 28, 2017

image c/o Now, Forager

I’m going to LA in two weekends to visit my friend Mimi who lives in Malibu. It was a last minute decision, but I’m so glad I made it. It will be a girl’s weekend through and through, and I can’t wait to kick off summer on the coast of California.

Rest assured, we’ll make our way to Malibu Farms along with these best brunch spots.

My sandal collection is slim pickens, so as summer nears, I’m stocking up, starting with this yellow slide.

This citrus parfait with coconut cashew granola looks like the ideal summer breakfast.

As an admitted text-addict but a lover of old fashioned handwritten notes, this experiment struck a chord with me.

Loving this moody coffee on-the-go cup design.

Fashion, Featured

spring stripes

April 27, 2017

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This blog post is going to be short today because I’m in Ohio with Jack visiting my very large, very awesome extended family. In honor of my Grandmother’s love of stripes, we’re bringing you all things stripe on L. Avenue. Stripes have always been my favorite print too, and this spring they’re everywhere! Especially blue and white, which scream summertime, don’t you think?! Here are all of our favorite stripes from around the web…

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Outfit details | Victoria by Victoria Bekham dress similar here and here| Jimmy Choo pumps or steal here, or these or these or if wanting to splurge these | Chloe bag | Tom Ford Sunglasses

Photos by: Traci Ling

Fashion, Featured, Giveaway, Kids


April 26, 2017

In honor of Earth month, we’ve got an awesome eco-givewawy today. We’re so thrilled to be featured in the #WCW “Eco Edition” by our friends at Gugu Guru! In celebration of Earth Month, L. Avenue along with Shop Buru, The Chic Series, and Be Pretty are all naming our top eco-friendly products for your baby registry. See what products we picked and enter here to win them all!