from her closet

let's play dress up.

denim for days

while canadian jumpsuits and layering denim doesn’t sound like a good idea in the midst of all this summer heat, we have one blue-jean baby look that’ll top your list for hot-weather garb.

this dress was one of my first nyc thrift shop finds in a store that was actually a bar on top, vintage shop on the bottom. perhaps a booze-fueled purchase, nevertheless, this dress has stood the test of time in my closet:

check our adorable denim outtake on instagram @_bekka___ now!

xo bekka

what’s white, black + fab all over?

today’s look is one of my legendary lunch break favorites. what on earth does that mean? it means that you never know what amazing pieces you’ll find on your lunch break in la.

this one-piece romper was a target score. definitely a return from a brand of theirs that only runs online, this little puppy was not only gorgeous looking and in my size, but also on sale. a whopping $8 later, i wore it the very next day.

paired with emily’s oversized beach hat, we’re in low-budget, big-look heaven:

check out the oh-so-cute outtake on instagram now @_bekka___

xo bekka

bel - air beauty

we got vicariously dolled up on wednesday with all the inspiring mid-century cocktail party pics, and today we’re doing it for real. i’m lucky to be based technically in the bel air neighborhood of la, though just baaaarely. either way, using the neighborhood’s signage as a backdrop with today’s outfit was right on point.

quinn effortlessly styles this nines-worthy garb and deserves serious props for those heels - they are truly hell on heels:

check out today’s too-glam-for-tumblr instagram outtake @_bekka___

xo bekka

a bit of inspiration: dressed to the nines

we’ve had quite the un-glamourous week thus far, so we need some glamour. a mid-century cocktail party sounds just about right, and echoes today’s inspiration page perfectly. 

we put together a stunning look for friday, so in preparation of all that - let’s get sassy (and sauced, please):

a. a boat shaped bar…i repeat: a boat shaped bar!

b. some light reading. 

c. new party trick??

d. signs of a good party: lots of champagne bottles. correction: lots of EMPTY champagne bottles!

e. check out those amazing earrings. and that hair. dream look.

f. classic beauty at its finest - at the bar, being adored by a hunk!

g. that pink, feather-bottom dress: sign me up!

h. throwing shade at those who outdo you - it’s been a thing since the 50’s.

i. when life gives you limes, make a g&t.

j. this scarf is to die for! 

visit us on instagram for a graphically inspiring cocktail party post @_bekka___

xo bekka

tree hugger

friday is all about liberation, libations - freedom! we are about to jet set this weekend to an undisclosed location as a surprise birthday present for our dear jorge, but first let’s check out quinn in these literal apple bottom shorts.

they may not be the streetwear company you’re familiar with, but these darling short shorts are vintage gap - scored at a thrift shop somewhere far away, long ago. and those shoes…don’t get us started. it’s a love affair:

check out our instagram @_bekka___ to see the outtake that coined this post’s title!

xo bekka

military mama

earth tones, shiny metals and a hearty pair of black boots make for a perfect military-inspired outfit. quinn looks edgy yet feminine in today’s look, which mixes hard and soft textures flawlessly. the empire cut of the dress gives the skirt portion that effortless flow, while those boots paired with that angular, beaded necklace add a rough-and-tumble touch:

our instagram outtake is already up @_bekka___ - follow us for all the fun!

xo bekka

boho babe

when we snag a beautiful vintage find, we can’t wait to blog about it.

while today’s look is pretty effortlessly awesome, the key piece is that stunning, floor-length, silk, bill blass skirt. the color is the perfect shade of red, and the bottom is scalloped…it must’ve been made just for me!

we also adore that hole-y tank, and here’s a fun fact: the day i found that tank at the goodwill (well, rosy really found it but generously let me buy it and own it!), i think i spent $4 on it. the very next day i saw it at a crossroads trading co. in west hollywood, selling for $16. score one for team bekka!

visit us on instagram @_bekka___ for a beautiful boho outtake!

xo bekka

fave finds no. 4 : orange you glad it’s summer?

this summer, we’ve been kinetically drawn to the color orange. i’ve been finding it in all my favorite pieces, and this month’s fave finds collection is no exception.

summer months are the times to really be brave and brazen with your colors. earth tones and the most loved color in the world - black - are always fashionable and sensible, but color in summer just works. go bright or go home:

starting from the top down, that multi-layered chain necklace was a fun find from the ross local to my work. it’s a lunch break hazard, but i was happy to find this treasure. it adds the perfect pop of color and style to any summer look - and was a cool steal at $12.99

from there i rock my favorite electric orange shorts. made by kate spade saturday, but found at a very trusty marshall’s (clearance item - $25). while kate spade saturday offers a youthful, kate spade style at a fraction of the kate spade price, i’ve been finding my saturday pieces at bargain stores. the wallet, for example, came from t.j. maxx ($19.99). definitely browse the current pieces at kate spade saturday, but if you don’t find what you’re looking for there, you never know what you might come across at your local tj’s or marshall’s.

now, the fake berks. let me explain. ever since i saw the olsen’s rocking birkenstocks, i have to admit, i kind of dug the hobo-meets-hippie look. and pretty much whatever they do i’m on board with, but i wasn’t about to get the givenchy version for an arm and a leg or even get the og birks at upwards of $150. in my opinion, a trend as obviously fleeting at this doesn’t deserve top dollar. so, when i want to go trendy without breaking the bank, i turn to a dear friend: target. and they delivered. i’ve never had birks, but this sam + libby version have got to be the most comfortable, supportive sandals i’ve ever worn. they look cute with shorts and with pants, and the gold accents are a welcome touch. for only $29.99, they could be yours!

catch another orange fave find of mine on instagram @_bekka___

xo bekka

party monster

well, it’s the weekend again, and while there is always an itch to go have one too many drinks and dance the night away, we recommend doing club style with some class.

far too often i’ve seen girls out at night who look more like women of the night rather than stylish, strong gals ready to party. boy hunting or not, there are ways to be seen and be sexy without being slutty.

quinn gives off mega sex appeal in this silk bcbg top, which we adore because of its specialty cut and details, and it’s the perfect shade of nude. paired with liquid leggings that look great under dance room lights, she is set for a club, a cocktail lounge, or even her own, personal bedroom dance party:

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also note the platform on the heels - crucial for a night out! don’t let your feet suffer from your friday fun. visit us on instagram @_bekka___ for today’s outtake - cheers!

xo bekka

a happy 70th soiree

on june 28, my family, myself, and about 25 of my dad’s friends and colleagues traveled to southern new jersey to surprise him with a 70th birthday party we hoped he’d never see coming, but more importantly, never forget. in a word: success!

having jorge and me in town from california was a surprise in and of itself, but when dad walked into our party room and saw so many faces thrilled to celebrate him, he was floored. below are some of my favorite shots from the big event - all taken by the lovely mary garito. we could never fully or properly thank her for taking the initiative to take such wonderful shots that will last our family a lifetime of fond memories.

also, a special shout out to justin and the team at gourmet italian cuisine in galloway, new jersey. they took great care of us and our guests - we recommend them for bar bites and dinners on the daily, and of course special events if you ever find yourself partying in southern nj!

our family can’t thank all that attended enough for coming (on time, too!) and sharing this evening with us.

oh yeah, and as for the fashion…

what i wore:

dress: ross find (2014)

shoes: kate spade new york (2010)

earrings: target (2014)

watch: betsey johnson (2008)

our fantastic family shot is already up on instagram, where you can see the details of my dress and also just how pretty my family is @_bekka___

love you, dad - this one’s for you :)

xo bekka