How To Leave Them Speechless With Your Style

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Sometimes when I’m shopping everything starts to blend together. A pink dress is a pink romper is a pink lipstick is a pink handbag. Store A might as well be website B, which is no different than boutique C. It’s like the theme song of Weeds, “And they’re all made out of little ticky tacky and they all look just the same.” However, it doesn’t have to be this way...

No pun intended, but let’s talk about Speechless…

I was recently introduced to this brand and I’m obsessed. Their hashtag is #leavethemspeechless because their styles are so different than what EVERYONE ELSE is doing. Okay, it’s not so out there that it’s not on trend, but Speechless really puts its own spin on everything. From combining florals and stripes to long sleeved rompers that work for every occasion, I have to slow clap a brand that really puts lots of thought into their designs. Here are a few of my fave pieces for the spring. 

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How cute is this Speechless Two Piece Party Dress? Every time I wear it, people give me compliments to a level I consider borderline annoying, but at the same time, I can't blame them. This outfit is great for day or evening.

I love rompers maybe more than anything. But I can't get away with wearing shorts absolutely everywhere.  So, these maxi rompers are perfect for when I need to make my look a little less casual and a little more fashionista. 

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This stripe and flower maxi romper has a such a fun print. The bell sleeves and not super short shorts make it really versitile. I've been wearing this everywhere from biz meetings to brunch.  

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I'm also obsessed with this Cold Shoulder Maxi Romper

Photo Credit  Sera Alper

Photo Credit Sera Alper

When I'm not romping around, I'm living in this Smocked Midi Dress. The print is super cute with stripes and butterflies, which is a nice break from florals. It's also the most comfortable piece of clothing I own. I can nap in it and I do. 

 

A Romper Or Jumpsuit For Every Potentially Disastrous Social Situation

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If you read this blog or follow me on social media, you know I’m obsessed with rompers and jumpsuits. This is mainly because they involve minimal decisions. Why choose a top and a bottom when you can just choose one thing? Seriously, I have to make a million decisions every day, so if I can sign up for one less, I’m happy to. Speaking of less, when it comes to certain things, it’s always more. Let me explain—if you show me 100 pairs of shoes, there will not be one pair I want. But if you show me five pairs of shoes, I’ll want six. It’s just the way my life works…

This is exactly why I love what is perhaps the most self-explanatory site ever, Trendy Rompers. It’s very well curated, which is the best because I don’t have time, energy, or patience to look through hundreds of things. Trendy Rompers pares it down and only has the good stuff. Here are a few of my faves and the occasions they are most appropriate for. 

You Have To Dress Like An Adult & But Also Not, On The Same Day With No Time To Change

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The Malia Black Wide Leg Jumpsuit is perfect for those days when you need to do a quick wardrobe change. Wear it with a sweater or blazer for the office and then go full on jumpsuit for happy hour.

You Have To Go To An Evening Event & You Have No Idea If It’s Formal Or Casual & You Hate Everyone There Already

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I was literally going through this last week. I had to go an influencer event, it was freezing out and I kept annoying a friend of mine with photos of outfit options. That’s why I’m totally into Whitney Black Lace Maxi Romper. The maxi skirt and sexy top make it cocktail chic, but the shorts say, “I didn’t overthink this.” Even if you did…

You Need Jaws To Drop

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Do you want to walk into a room and have everyone stare? Because the Audrey Taupe Strapless Jumpsuit will bring all the jaws to the floor. The taupe color is perfect all year around and a fun alternative to black. Wear this with a statement necklace and a bold shoe.

You’re Having A Blah Day & You Need To Feel Fabulous

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You know those days when you feel gross, but you have a dinner or brunch and need to not feel that way? The Maryrose Blue Floral Print Jumpsuit was made for those days. The bright print automatically puts you in a good mood. It’s also super comfortable and just right for a post bottomless mimosa nap.

First Day Of Vacay

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How pretty is the Lo Seashell Off-The-Shoulder Romper? It’s great for a romp around town or to wear to a seaside brunch. You can even use it as a cover-up over swimwear. The neutral color goes with anything you already own.  

How To Wear A Jumpsuit Anywhere

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As you probably know, I’m obsessed with rompers, which doesn’t always seem like a logical choice because I pee a lot, but fashion over function always. But more and more often, I have to dress like an actual adult, which means not wearing what is essentially shorts everywhere. So, I’ve been all about jumpsuits this season. In particular, Tahari ASL has been my go-to. All of their jumpsuits are beautiful, versatile, and well made.

But there is just one problem…every time I wear one, I get stopped on the street and people wont’ stop complimenting me. It’s almost annoying, but I totally understand. They really are that amazing.

Jumpsuits are great to wear instead of dresses to events, like this Sweetheart Neck Cold Shoulder Jumpsuit I wore to a party for Gretchen Christine Handbags at Impressions in West Hollywood over the weekend. It’s also available in black.

This photo was not actually taken at the party. It's a long story...

This photo was not actually taken at the party. It's a long story...

Here are a few of my fave Tahari ASL jumpsuits.

There are so many great things about the One-Shoulder Crepe Jumpsuit. The color just pops and the one shoulder look really stuns. Because there is a small strap, it also lies more comfortably than most one-shoulder pieces and flatters every body type.

The Metallic Cowl Neck Jumpsuit is another stunner. With a  slightly lower back, it’s really unique piece.

The Lace Sleeve Jumpsuit is perfect for chilly days when you need to go beyond basic. The bow at the waist is a unique touch that makes it extra special. 

Jumpsuits are also great if you need a good day to night look, like the office to happy hour. Essentially any time you being a #girlboss.

The Beaded Neck Georgette/Crepe Jumpsuit is a multi-tasker because the beading at the neck eliminates the need for a necklace. It also makes it great for travel. Wear this with the Ruffled Bell-Sleeve Peplum Jacket.

The Short Lace-Sleeve Crepe Jumpsuit is a beautiful and flattering piece that looks wonderful on it’s own or with the Lace-Trim Bi-Stretch Jacket. You can wear this blazer with so many things, even to dress up denim with a pair of sexy heels. 

The Geo-Print Matte Jersey Blouson Jumpsuit has such a fun print and flattering neckline. Combine it with a simple black blazer like the Shawl-Collar Bi-Stretch Jacket during colder months or when dressing for a more corporate environment. 

 

 

F-It Fridays: PrettyLittleThing Edition

I know it’s been a while since I’ve done an F-It Friday. But then again, I have a podcast called Things We’re Too Lazy To Blog About, so you can clearly understand my priorities here. But hey, it’s the summer, which means most of you are vacationing or staycationing anyway. And if you’ve been trying to figure out what to wear for these events (or even non-events like date night or grabbing drinks your friends), I have an easy solution. The PrettyLittleThing Vacation Shop has lots of adorable options. Also, everything is super affordable, so you can treat yourself sans guilt!

PLT even sent me a few outfits so I could show you how cute everything is. While I did not personally wear any of these pretty little things on vacation (because I did not go on one), I drove twenty minutes to the neighborhood of Silver Lake, Los Angeles to take these pictures. So, close enough. Also, it was literally 1000 degrees out, so it was almost tropical. And by tropical I mean desert-like. You get it…. I’m trying here…

The Bardot Mini Dress is the perfect combo of sexy and casual. You can wear it shopping during the day and then go straight to date night. Your date will swoon over the Bardot. Probably more than once.

The Cecillia Ruffle Blue Embroidered Shift Dress is a trendy take on the classic look and ever so slightly modest.

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These Leaf Print Slinky Wide Leg Trousers are great with a cotton top, paired with a bikini or even over a one-piece swimsuit.

You know those days when it's so hot outside you literally want to walk around naked but you can't because you're afraid to break the law, get arrested and then get stuck in a cell without air conditioning? Those days were made for the Ammie Grey Floral Wrap Dress. It's so light, you'll stay cool and cuff-free.

The Leaf Frill Cold Shoulder Shift Dress is equally cute and comfortable. You can totally wear this to a BBQ, go home and then pass out on your couch-- no changing necessary. 

The Pink Floral Cold Shoulder Chiffon Playsuit is perfect for playing around on warm days. It also comes off really easily, so if you avoid rompers because of the whole peeing thing, know you're good to go in this one. 

Yes, the gold slide sandals are also from PrettyLittleThing.

These Jeanie White Extreme Ripped Mom Denim Shorts would probably give your mom a heart attack. But she would appreciate the fact that they're high waisted. 

 

Thing We're Too Lazy To Blog About Podcast: Jamie Kennedy (Yes, That Jamie Kennedy)

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Our dogs apologize in advance for this podcast. Ali and Amanda welcome actor/comedian/man of many hats JAMIE KENNEDY to Things We’re Too Lazy To Blog About to talk about male rompers (romp-hims?), dogs, etiquette, and how crazy the industry is. They also discuss what it is like for both sexes to pee while wearing rompers, ADD, Jamie’s Podcast called Hate To Break It To Ya, standup, social media, Breckin Meyer, Jason Lee, Seth Green, The Property Brothers, People Magazine, Bethenny Frankel, creating your own projects, Marlee Matlin, Lifetime movies, blue check marks or lack therefore of, Cisco Adler and so much more. Finally, we school Jamie on the not-so-underground world of Instagram escorts.

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F-It Fridays: Your Weekly Dose of Retail Therapy (Casual AF to Causal Chic Edition)

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Me with Heidi Nazarudin of The Ambitionista Photo by Sabrina Hill

I know I’ve written a lot about rompers and it’s because I’m obsessed with them. I thought for this F-it Friday, I’d share one of my favorite new ones with you and how to create an entire outfit around it. You know, taking the romper from I- romped-around-until-4-in-the-moring-and-just-woke-up-so-I’m-casual-AF to Casual Chic.

So, I am not normally an American Eagle shopper. In fact, I can’t even tell you where one is. But, I was half asleep and very likely drunk on Instagram when I saw this one someone’s post. I wish I could remember whose account it was, but I don’t. I had to have it. Luckily, I didn’t even have to get out of bed to grab a credit card and buy it (which probably wasn’t going to happen anyway) because it turns out AE takes Paypal. Yay! It’s been one of my favorite pieces ever since. And it’s currently on sale

Here are some ideas to dress up and accessorize this romper or any romper.

 

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I love a classic Jack Rogers Sandal or if you need a little height, a wedge

Throw on a jean jacket, especially if you are wearing a romper at night. I love this one from Madewell. Everyone should have a classic jean jacket in their wardrobe. If you don’t have one, I can’t imagine how you stay warm on breezy summer nights or when some annoying person blasts the AC. 

Add a fun with a tote like this one from Draper James. I love this straw bag for summer. It’s causal, but put together. Because it’s roomy and more importantly lined, you can actually put things in it that aren’t your wallet, keys and half a lip gloss. I would even use it as a carry-on bag for a beach vacay. 

Consider a tassel fob to look extra put together. Nothing says, “I actually care about details,” more than this tiny accessory.

Because rompers are causal, a little jewelry will let others know you didn’t just roll out of bed, even if you did. I like a turquoise necklace for the summer, particularly this Judith Ripka Baguette Doublet Pendant Necklace

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Always have a bangle on your wrist. Kate Spade’s Feather Bangle coordinates well.

Have a great weekend! And don’t forget, F-it, it’s Friday, so buy yourself a present for getting through the week!

 

F-It Fridays (Your Weekly Dose Of Retail Therapy): I Love Rompers, But Not When I Have To Pee Edition

Romping around Larchmont Village in one of my favorite rompers. Sadly, it's sold out. I really wanted to include it here. And yes, having to use the bathroom while wearing it is a complete nightmare.   Photo by Haley Fisk

Romping around Larchmont Village in one of my favorite rompers. Sadly, it's sold out. I really wanted to include it here. And yes, having to use the bathroom while wearing it is a complete nightmare. 

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Welcome to F-it Fridays, your weekly(ish) dose of retail therapy, where I recommend things you should buy for yourself. After all, you made it through another five days, so you certainly deserve something. 

This week, we’re romping into spring with (you guessed it) rompers. They’re the perfect combination of stylish and sporty, except for those moments when you really have pee and getting them off can kind of be a close call. Just being honest. Still, the slight inconvenience is totally worth it. Also, not that comfort is ever a real factor for me, but I think rompers are way more comfey than dresses or pants, which is which kind of strange, because they are essentially a combination of both. Here are few of my favorites:

Top Shop: Tie Bandeau Jumpsuit

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Jumpsuits aren't technically rompers, but they're part of the greater romper metro area. I love the Tie Bandeau Jumpsuit from Top Shop. Maybe it’s because I miss my mom right now (she lives in New York and I live in Los Angeles), but this jumpsuit reminds me of things my mother used to wear when i was a little kid. I really wish should would have kept her vintage ones for me, but Top Shop will have to suffice. Sophisticated and chic, this jumpsuit would look incredibly fabulous with a statement necklace from Sterling Forever.

Revolve: Del Rio Off The Shoulder Romper

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I love this romper from Del Rio. With its bell sleeves and the off the shoulder neckline, it’s extra on trend this season. 

Lilly Pulitzer: Tiki Wrap Romper

It’s not exactly a secret that I adore Lilly Pulitzer, especially this Tiki Wrap Romper. The print reminds me of cocktails, vacations and sunshine. The long sleeves and shorts combo is just right for spring days and breezy summer nights.

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Nordstom: Misguided Ladder Stitch Lace Romper

Misguided’s lace romper is perfect for an evening romp. With a sexy, plunging neckline, it might just become your new little black dress. Don’t be afraid to wear it heels and accessories such as this delicate Cartier inspired bangle from Sterling Forever.

Forever 21 Lemon Print Cover Up Romper           

Seriously, I’m obsessed with this lemon romper from Forever 21. It’s maybe the cutest thing I’ve seen all season and at less than $20, there are no excuses not to buy one. I’m seriously ordering one as soon as I am finished with this post because LEMONS! If this is a little summery for your spring season (it's summer 85% of the year where I live), wear it with a cropped denim jacket

Alice + Olivia Richie Romper Gown

I don’t know if Alice + Olivia’s Richie Romper Gown is a romper, a gown or just a work of fashion magic, but I know I’m completely in love. Wear it and you will stop traffic. You will not be able to get through an event without being completed annoyed by people asking you about your outfit. If this could win an Oscar for Best Romper, it totally would.

Free People Nolita Romper

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This cut out romper from Free People needs to be cut into your wardrobe immediately. The gorgeous plum color and fitted legs really stand out.

F-it Fridays (Your Weekly Dose of Retail Therapy): Six Pieces You Need For Spring Right Now

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Photo by Hayley Fisk. Makeup courtesy of Kinx.

I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but in Los Angeles, the winter is finally over. This has been the longest two months of my life since I moved here eight years ago. It's been non-stop cold and raining since the beginning of the year. I actually cried when I had to buy rain boots at Havaianas, which is a store where I normally buy flip-flops. 

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Now that the rain has stopped and I’m finally able to quit dressing in layers, I’m more excited than ever about spring fashion. Remember, it's never too early to start shopping for next season. And it's always an appropriate time to treat yourself, because f-it, it's Friday! Here are six must-have Spring pieces you need right now! ASAP! Seriously, not kidding!

Selfie Leslie Maxi Skort Romper

I have a floral skort romper from Forever 21 (shown in the picture above) that I bought two weeks ago, but it's already sold out. (I know, that sucks I can't wear it without stopped in the street.) So this one from Selfie Leslie at Forever 21 is the next best thing. Florals are everywhere this season and it's my personal belief that you can never have too many rompers. I like that this one has long sleeves, so it's perfect for slightly chilly nights, perhaps with a denim jacket

Miss Selfridge Red Choker Neck One Shoulder Top

Super trendy, Miss Selfridge's choker neck one shoulder top is one of my faves. Miss Selfridge is a UK high street retailer that has just recently become available in the US. Wear this piece now with a motorcycle jacket over your shoulders. 

Top Shop Zig Zag Pattern Dress

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Featuring a fun, bold stripe pattern, this Top Shop dress makes the top of my list. It will look perfectly appropriate without outerwear until it's warm enough to be worn on its own.  

J. Crew Tulle Ball Skirt

When I first saw J. Crew's Tulle Ball Skirt, I actually swooned. Incredibly versatile, it can be worn with a t-shirt, button down, or with something more formal for a big event. It's available in navy as well as a bright mint color. Maybe buy all three.

Sea Linen Tie Tank

Sea's yellow Linen Tie Tank is the color of the season. Beautiful and unique, this is a good investment top that will part of your regular wardrobe rotation for the summer.

Reebok Cardio Crop Top

 

If there's one trend I'm sure of this season, it's all things sheer. Reebok's crop top might be athleisure, but it's sexy and stylish enough to wear outside of the gym.