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Friday Five | California Dreaming

April 28, 2017
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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.

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Friday Five | Scarves & Sweets

April 21, 2017
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image via Gal Meets Glam

I’m sort of obsessed with scarves. For someone who is cold natured but lives in a hot, humid city like Houston, it’s the perfect thing to keep on hand.

image via Gal Meets Glam

image via Gal Meets Glam

So, you can imagine my intrigue when the necktie trend took off. I got my first in San Francisco when I fell in love with a spin-off of the classic bandana pattern in a forest green, pale pink and marigold colorway.

Here’s even more reason to feel good about the neck-tie trend.

I wore a yellow denim jacket as a bright addition to my Easter ensemble. Apparently, it’s the it color of spring, so I can’t wait to stock up on more.

My best friend found herself in a similar spot I did last year where she felt her job was robbing her of a great deal of daily joy. I feel fortunate enough to have found my dream job, and she just did too! Fill out this questionnaire to guide you toward yours.

Some of my best writing stints have been spurred by traveling to new cities. As summer approaches, plan a trip and perhaps you’ll find that putting pen to paper never felt so natural.

The name Elisabeth Epperson, a blonde baking blogger, will be one to know sooner rather than later.

Have the best weekend. X

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Saks Friends & Family

March 28, 2017

 

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Last week L. Avenue jumped the gun on the Saks Friends and Family event, which is happening NOW. We were just so eager to stock up on a few must haves that we missed during the Shopbop Friends and Family that we were a week early. Thankfully most of our picks are still available and of course we have added a few new things to our list.  Happy Shopping!

I wore this pink Trina Turk maxi for a recent getaway to Cost Rica. This dress is a perfect summer dress paired with these sandals or these espadrille wedges and easy to pack. This malin printed dress is so fun for spring. We have a few formal occasions approaching and this dressier number would be perfect for a gala or wedding. Do you all remember this dress from this Vegas post, well you can snag it now on sale!

Denim is everywhere this spring and this white denim skirt is the perfect addition to my closet paired with this top and my new go-to blue sandals.  Staying true to the bell sleeve trend this Alice and Olivia stripe number paired with these Mom-approved longer shorts would be super cute for warmer days ahead. Im also loving these shorts and these bright pair too.

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Friday Five | Wedding Bells

March 24, 2017

 

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In my world, wedding season seems to be year-round. Still, with back-to-back weddings coming up, they’re more on my mind than ever. This Friday, I’ve rounded up five links on one of my favorite festivities:

These iconic dresses still influence those of today. Whose your favorite?

Laura Mercier’s caviar stick is perfect to tuck into your clutch for a reception make-up touch up. But it now; the best colors sell out fast.

Go through this gallery for the most fabulous floral decor.

What’s trending for 21st century nuptials: geotags and charging stations.

And en vogue for a departure from gowns for black tie: jumpsuits.

Spring has sprung!

PS – Elaine Turner is exclusively sharing her Friends & Family sale code with L. Avenue readers. Use ‘FAMILY’ at check-out for 25% off 😉

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Nordstrom GIVEAWAY

March 13, 2017

Now…it’s time for a fabulous giveaway!
I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers
to give YOU a chance to win:
a $850 Nordstrom Gift Card, just in time for some spring shopping!

Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter.
You’ll receive one entry per completion.
This giveaway is open internationally and runs until 3/20.
Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!

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GIVEAWAY | LumillaMingus clutch {retail value $395}

February 8, 2017

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GALENTINE’S GIVEAWAY!!!

In honor of Valentine’s Day, L. Avenue giving away this beautiful clutch to one of our lucky Galentines!

Last Fall, L. Avenue discovered LumillaMingus, and of course I was thrilled at the opportunity to work with them.  You may remember this post from the holidays where I am showcasing one of my favorite LM designs, which I’ve been carrying on the reg. Anyway, I immediately fell in love with Denmark designer, Lulu Johansen’s handbag skills. Her designs are well crafted and handmade right here at home, in Los Angeles. The designs spoke to my individual taste and accommodate the demands of my everyday life. This soft leather clutch is beautiful and needs a happy home.

HOW TO ENTER—it takes a few seconds or less by clicking here and entering your email address. For additional entries, enter via Instagram, as well. Good luck!

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Friday Five | Hello, Eloise!

January 27, 2017

More big baby news for L. Avenue! My brother and sister welcomed a little girl into the world this Wednesday. We love Eloise Jane already, and I can’t wait to watch her grow up with her big brother, Max. Here’s five links for reading this weekend:

Decorate :: Eloise will have a Palm Springs inspired nursery with this crib sheet. Seeing this girl’s room makes my imagination go wild for all the magical ways her room can evolve with this theme and color scheme.

Go :: I’m already salivating for a boozy brunch at Leo’s Oyster Bar on the San Francisco Bay for my birthday, but my next stop may be this whimsical café on the other side of the world.

Browse :: I feel as though I’ve found my British kindred spirit in Louise Roe, budding lifestyle blogger who happens to reside in the same city as my top two faves, Garance Doré and Emily Schuman. May have to pay a visit to LA!

Eat :: I recently discovered acclaimed Houston chef Chris Shepherd’s curated list of his favorite spots around town. WD and I tried London Sizzler, and it satisfied my saag paneer craving big time.

Shop :: I love the feminine edge of this biker jacket, and for the price, I wouldn’t feel bad for only wearing it on occasion in the mild Houston weather.

Looking forward to volunteering at tonight’s A Couture Cause and meeting some of you. Don’t be shy, and please say hi!

-Molly Bridget of Bridget’s Own Diary

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The Perfect Pair of Jeans & Performance

January 22, 2017

Hello, friends! To shake things up from my weekly Friday Five, I’m posting today instead. I often find I have more mindspace to fully digest good reads from around the web on the weekend, so I hope you can set aside some time today for these:

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A trip is absolutely the way to beat any and all cases of the January blues. My boyfriend and I have been planning a trip to San Fran and Napa for my birthday in February since October, and I’m so excited it’s almost here.

I’ve never owned a pair of truly high-waisted jeans, until now. This round-up encouraged me to order this pair (from none other than Abercrombie & Fitch) without trying them on, and for under $40, I have new favorites.

I’ll never quit loving New York, but I don’t know if I’ll ever live there like I always dreamed. This post instilled that sentiment all the more.

About time that the kingdom of fast fashion is more forgiving on their return policy.

In light of this week’s headlining news, I found it timely to see Natalie Portman in Jackie this week with girlfriends. Her performance is stunning, and I loved the way the story was told, through her careful conversations with a journalist and priest.

Looking forward to joining Lyndsey and all the most stylish ladies about town at A Couture Cause this Thursday. I hope to see you there!

Molly Bridget of Bridget’s Own Diary

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Friday Five | Word Resolutions

January 6, 2017

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In reflecting on 2016 and resolving for 2017, I decided to come up with three words that defined the past year and three I wanted to shape this one. So, today’s Friday Five features articles to inspire my efforts toward those: better care, vaster knowledge and greater commitment in 2017.

Care :: I’m on board for the January Whole 30 alongside my co-worker and blogging bestie. I hope I’m like Amanda from this article, and I learn a lot about myself by day 30.

Knowledge :: I’m digging deep into my make-up bag, removing the trash and adding treasures. First things first: this magical, mineral primer. I’ll be focusing on one product a month; I’d love to know your favorite finds.

Pardon My French is my new favorite podcast, and this episode, where my favorite Frenchie, Garance Doré, interviews Aussie Elle McPherson is the latest and greatest. lesson from Elle on embracing beauty from the inside out:

When a woman smiles, she’s more beautiful and that comes from the inside. When her skin is good, because she’s eating well, that comes from the inside and it shows. When you’re a person who is happy in your life and motivated and inspired, it really shows on the outside. You can put as much creme on as you want, but if you’re miserable, it’s not going to make you beautiful!

With switching jobs and moving out last year, it was hard to break down my budget. In a more stable place now, I’m breaking down my budget and turning to guides like this one.

Commitment :: There’s overlap here, of course. Ultimately, my commitment to these habits daily, weekly or whatever it may be will have me looking back this December feeling as though these words did define 2017. Here are some good habits we all could have.

If you could define this year in three words, what would they be?

Molly Bridget of Bridget’s Own Diary

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November 30, 2016

Is your calendar filled with holiday parties and festivities galore?  ‘Tis the season!  But you can’t  show up to your festive events empty handed.  L. Avenue is bringing you a gift guide to show your gratitude to your hostess with the mostess….

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GIFTS for the Hostess | 1. cocktail glass set | 2. juliska tray | 3. holiday stripe apron | 4. nest diffuser | 5. santa ornament | 6. chelsea bowl | 7. wine bags  | 8. cocktail napkins | 9. stripe mug | 10. wreath dinner napkins | 11. monogram soap | 12. stripe box | 13. kate spade book | 14. champagne flutes  | 15. the coveteur | 16. diptyque candle | 17. | 18. desk calendar | 19. modern guide cookbook | 20. butterfly platter

Another gift not pictured above is the gift of good wine. Who doesn’t love wine as a hostess gift? And how about a gift that gives back too? Well it’s a double rainbow with ONEHOPE wine. They give back a portion of their proceeds to charity, how cool is that?!