Monday, November 17, 2014

My Weekend: Beverly Grove + Los Feliz

Hi ladies, hope you had a lovely weekend! My weekend was anything, but relaxing. On Saturday, I ventured over to Beverly Grove for lunch with my girls at Joan's on Third, followed by dessert at Magnolia Bakery. After stopping by Kate Spade Saturday and running across those adorable angel wings, I hurried home to primp and prep for a birthday party at the W Hotel in Hollywood. After a fun, but late night, I received a wake up call at 9:00 am on Sunday morning! My sis, her fiancé and I had plans to visit our local Farmers' Market in Los Feliz.

All and all, it was a lovely weekend and I'm looking forward to the new week!

Yours truly,

P.S. The photo with angel wings I'm wearing: J Brand boy-fit jeans, old Zara top (similar), old Urban Outfitters vest, Cuyana Shopper tote, and Karen Walker Super Duper sunnies. In the Farmers' Market photo I'm wearing: Nike Gym Vintage shorts (on sale!), J. Crew Vintage Cotton Tank, LuLuLemon Forme Jacket, Nike Free Run 5.0 sneakers, and same tote and sunnies.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Big News...

Thanks to you and your support, I decided it was time to get a domain!! I bring you:

I cannot wait to share with you all my plans for j. edition. Stay tuned! And as always, let me know what you like and what you want to see more of. 

Yours truly,

P.S. You can receive j. edition posts directly via e-mail by subscribing on the right side of your screen (it's super convenient for the 9 to 5 hehe).

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Winter Necessities

The cold weather has finally hit Los Angeles and I couldn't be more thrilled! Nothing sounds better than sitting fireside and wearing layers upon layers of knits.

Since it's cold, I decided to take some snaps around my apartment rather than venturing outside. Just some bits and pieces of my winter necessities - my favorite houndstooth scarf, my work accessories, and some new products I'm excited to try.

Hope you all are having a wonderful week!! Don't forget to subscribe, because it totally makes my day :)

Yours truly,

Zara Scarf (Similar) // Cuyana Shopper Tote // BKR Water Bottle // LORAC PRO Cosmetics

Monday, November 10, 2014

Weekend Wanderings In Los Angeles

Hi all! Hope these colorful snapshots brighten your Monday :)

This weekend, my girlfriends and I stopped by the Farmers' Market in Larchmont Village. After purchasing more produce than we could possibly eat, we drifted into the shops lining Larchmont Boulevard - Babycakes for a treat and Larchmont Beauty Center for some much needed products.

The last snaps are from my quick shopping spree at The Grove. I was loving everything Topshop at Nordstrom. What do you think of the leopard skirt?! (Hopefully you like it since it's now mine).

Yours truly,

P.S. The leopard skirt on Cara Delevinge.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunday Muse

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New week!

Do you follow Stone Fox Bride on Instagram? Nearly every morning Molly Guy, Founder/Creative Director, posts an inspirational photo with the caption "New Day!" For some reason, I absolutely LOVE the reminder. I immediately smile and feel a twinge of excitement for the day ahead of me!

With this in mind, I've decided to post a "Sunday Muse" series. I'll be sharing from my Kate Spade "Big Secrets, Brilliant Ideas" journal, where I keep quotes I love from famous poets and writers, as well as silly or smart conversations with my friends. Whenever I'm feeling down, I jump into bed and read through the pages - it always makes me feel better. I'm hoping it will serve as a small reminder (for you and me!) that the coming week is a fresh start.

This Sunday's quote is by Ian Thomas:

"Someone you haven't even met yet is wondering what it'd be like to know someone like you."

I like to change the word "know" to "love." Isn't that such a nice thought?

Hope you are having a great weekend! I'll be back tomorrow morning with some snapshots from my weekend.

Yours truly,

Photo Source: Tuula

Friday, November 7, 2014

How To Create The Perfect Gallery Wall (Part I)

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Hi, how are you? Hope you all are doing well!! Yesterday was a rough day over here at j. edition - as it turns out, one of my photo shoots didn't turn out well. I was super bummed, but luckily my photography class starts soon! Regardless, onto happier topics: gallery walls!

My roommate and I decided last week that we need to redecorate our living room, since our search for a new apartment is taking forever and we can't go through the holidays hosting parties with naked walls. I immediately turned to my Pinterest board, "Habitat for Homebodies," for inspiration.

I've realized the trick to a successful gallery wall is mixed media - photography, typography, painting, wood, metal - and the challenge is making it affordable. My dream gallery wall would include an antique convex mirror, a David Hockney painting, a Picasso or Matisse line drawing, and a hand written letter from Jane Austen. All dreams aside though, my gallery wall needs to fit within my budget. 

Also, I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before, but I'm really into art, so I'm extremely picky about the pieces hanging on my walls. So, in an effort to create the perfect gallery wall that is both interesting and affordable, I've decided to start a mini blog series of different options. Then, I'll shoot a before and after post!

What do you think of these options?! Let me know what works and doesn't work. I'm excited to hear your thoughts!!

Yours truly,

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sweet Food and Photography

When it comes to recreational reading, most of the time I prefer blogs over magazines. They are so much more interesting and far more personal. I'm constantly on the hunt for new blogs that speak to me and yesterday I discovered Call Me Cupcake!

I'm not much of a baker or cook, but these photographs by Linda Lomelino are so lovely I felt inspired. Her blog is visually stunning and would inspire anyone to throw on an apron! Check it out here. At minimum, you'll get some great pics for Pinterest.

What are your favorite blogs?

Yours truly,

P.S. Linda just came out with a new book, Sweet Food and Photography. I'm thinking this is a great Christmas gift!

Photo Source: Call Me Cupcake - New Beginnings And A Neapolitan Cake.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Snapshots From My Weekend: Ace Hotel + Home

Hi there! Since Monday's are so dull, I wanted to share some pretty photos with you from my last two weekends. As most of you know by now, I work 9 to 5, so my weekends are very precious - usually reserved for family and friends, and now, j. edition!

Two weekends ago, my sister and I met our mum in downtown Los Angeles. We stopped by our tailor for some alterations and then headed down Broadway towards the Ace Hotel for brunch. I'm a huge fan of a good rooftop and really wanted to share this spot with my mum. We arrived around noon and there wasn't a single guest there. It was wonderful! We chose the best seat in the house and then took in the sights, enjoying the sound of the Panama Day Parade that was going on below us. After a delicious brunch and a lot of laughter, we headed back to the tailor to pick up our clothes. It was such a nice mother-daughter date!

The last two photos are from this past weekend during my visit home. I found some time yesterday to venture outside and practice my photography with my new camera. My dad has a beautiful garden and always includes interesting elements for the careful observer (corner-pottery, ceramic bunnies, unusual succulents he discovered at Huntington Gardens) which served as the perfect opportunity to play with my camera!

Hope your Monday is going well! I'm looking forward to happy hour with one of my dearest friends after work.

Yours truly,

P.S. More photos of Ace Hotel here and here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Ultimate Sweater Roundup

Hi loves and happy hump day!

How are you?! Today is a big day for me. I'm finally purchasing a DSLR camera for j. edition. It's a big investment and solidifies my commitment to blogging. So expect more inside looks into my life, very soon!

On another note, for the past week I've been on the hunt for the best winter sweaters. Here's the roundup!

FLORAL - this winter we're bringing patterns back starting with floral // Equipment Sloane Print Sweater (on sale!)

TWO-TONED - textured shrugs are a winter wardrobe constant // Forever 21 Batwing Cardigan

MUSTARD - this color is trending in a big way // Mango Cable Knit

CABLE KNIT - need I say more // Elevenparis Farille Braided Cable Knit

PLAYFUL - let's add some humor to the gloomy days ahead // Band of Outsiders Embroidered Sweater

FAIR ISLE - a classic pattern worth investing in // Joie Deedra Sweater

STRIPE - pulls off quirky and classic simultaneously // Play Comme Des Garcons Sweater

LEOPARD - as I said patterns are back and that includes leopard and python animal prints // Rag and Bone Isadora Cardigan

WINDOWPANE - good bye plaid, hello windowpanes // Loft Windowpane Sweater

What do you think?!

Yours truly,

P.S. Don't forget to follow me on Twitter :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Welcome J. Edition On Twitter!

Officially on Twitter!!

Since I'm at my desk and on my computer from 9 to 5 every day, it's easy for me to filter Twitter for you. I promise to only tweet important, funny, delicious, interesting or adventurous stories.

So, so excited about this!! Just need to think of a clever tagline and update j. edition blog icons. That means a lot of code researching tonight :(

Let me know if you have any ideas for the tagline - send a tweet @thejedition!!

Yours truly,