Golden Swank

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Fall in here! Fall is here! My absolute favorite season to dress for. I'm not sure I'll be able to get away with layered goodness and cozy sweaters here in Arizona, but we shall see!

I always like to pick up a few new pieces with the start of each new season, and this fall seems to have some stand-out trends. Ruffles, velvet, slip dresses, lace, and faux fur all top my list of favorite fall trends. I must admit that I purchased three of these items from this collage already (#shopaholicprobz), so you can be on the lookout for some cutesy fall looks very soon.

I'm off to run a bunch of errands, including getting my new iPhone. I had to get a new phone because my GPS/location sensor stopped working and they aren't able to fix it. Silliest thing ever, I know. But if there's anything everyone knows about me, it's that I'm directionally challenged and completely lost without my GPS. Can't wait to be a fully functioning human with a fully functioning phone again! xoxo

Friday, September 16, 2016


 dress || shoes || similar clutch || c/o earrings

Dark, fall floral... am I right? It's kind of the best. I wore this little number to one of my dear friend's backyard wedding a few weeks back in California. She was the dreamiest bride and her wedding/reception was DIY perfection. We actually went to the LA flower market the day before and got all her flowers and put together everything ourselves. It was borderline stressful, but she was able to save soooooo much money and it turned out pretty dang well if I say so myself! So basically I'm a florist now. ;)

Kidding. It is so much work and we kept giving props to the real florists out there who do stuff like that all the freaking time. In another life, I'd love to learn how to do that kind of stuff for real though. Flowers = my heaven. 

Also, if you like this dress or have been eye-balling something else at ANTHROPOLOGIE, they're giving 20% off your purchase right now so go, go, go!

Have a cute weekend! xoxo


Thursday, September 8, 2016


c/o dress || similar t-shirt || c/o stone choker || c/o chain choker || c/o watch || shoes || c/o bag || trench coat || c/o extensions (get $$ off with code "golden swank")

How cool is this wall that we stumbled upon? It is seriously amazing in real life. I love the message behind it. The whole concept behind the area is to cater to less fortunate, homeless folk who need a safe haven. Plus, I'm a black and white, crisp and clean type of girl so this wall was definitely speaking to me.

While fashion peeps have been wearing all kinds of fancy-shmancy things at NYFW this week, I'm over here in my comfy-casuals. (Although I'm minorly depressed that I ended up passing on going this season. The fomo is real guys.) I've been loving the look of a t-shirt layered under a slip dress, so I swooped on THIS Tobi dress to make it happen. Tobi has lots of cute options to recreate this look. What are your thoughts on this trend? I have a feeling it will be seen everywhere this fall.

Hope you're having a marvelous week! I'm off to the grocery store now because I'm trying to be domestic and do that whole cooking thing. This is the SECOND consecutive day of me cooking for us which has to be a record. Tonight we're having healthy, homemade Chipotle burrito bowls. Hopefully we don't get salmonella from the chicken I make. ;)