I am so excited about sharing this outfit. It's slightly different from what I would normally wear, yet it combines three of my favorite pieces currently in my closet. For starters, there's this gorgeous statement necklace that Happiness Boutique sent me. Happiness Boutique is a jewelry company based out of Germany, and I couldn't help but drool over the selection when they contacted me about reviewing a piece. I had about 20 tabs open of different statement necklaces I couldn't choose between, but I ultimately decided on this turquoise and pink one. I love that it's a unique, attention-grabbing piece, but it's still slightly more subtle than most statement necklaces. I can already tell that I'll be wearing this one on heavy rotation. The company has been so nice to work with, and I definitely recommend the site. Plus, they have a pretty sweet rewards program, which is always a selling point.

I picked up this dress over the weekend after considering trying a tank or T-shirt trapeze dress recently. I tried on a couple at Target, but didn't love any, and I hit the jackpot with this clearance $10 dress at TJ Maxx later. It's a completely different shape for me, and I feel a little naked without my standard fit and flare silhouette, but it's insanely comfortable and a good piece to dress up or down. I already know that it will come in handy as plan attire for when I fly to Portland in two weeks. 

That brings us to these shoes. Ah, these shoes. These were the other Hello Holiday item I purchased, and in all honesty, I went back and forth on them a lot before proceeding with checkout. The're so unlike anything else I usually gravitate forward, but they are just I couldn't resist trying them, and I've already worn them multiple times since I got them a week or two ago. As I'm sure you know from reading my blog, I stick to flats almost exclusively, but these shoes are making me think I need more chunky heels. Between the dress and these shoes, it's what I like to call me "new-ish" look: going with slightly different shapes, but the same general aesthetic. 

I'm also pretty psyched about these photos. When I was making Jon help me with pictures over the weekend, I suggested we drive up to this giant hill at one point. I grew up in Anaheim Hills, which is full of places overlooking the city that most people refer to as "Top of the World." I don't live there anymore, but Jon still does, and I remembered that I've never actually gotten a usable set of photos there. The only other times I tried taking them there, it was either too bright, too windy, or my camera battery died. It was still pretty bright at the only time we were able to go this weekend, but luckily, we were able to make it work. It's no big deal; now I just want all of my outfit photos to be shot here. 

Dress: TJ Maxx
Necklace: c/o Happiness Boutique
Rings: Fifth & Mae


  1. Girlfriend! I love the new-ish you!! I got a couple trapeze tops recently, and though I normally wear fit & flare stuff too, the trapeze fit is just SO comfy. Those shoes are insanely cool, love the necklace too. A++ all around, and beautiful photos! What a great spot.

    ♥ perfectly Priya

  2. These photos are amazing!! It looks so pretty! I grew up in California and my sisters grandparents and aunt and uncle lived inn Anaheim. I don't remember too much about it, but I remember going to Disney Land with them. That necklace is super pretty, I am going to check out their site now :)

  3. It can be fun to try new styles. The different dress shape makes the outfit feel laid back and sophisticated at the same time.

  4. Love the location of these photos! The trapeze dress totally suits you. I've never tried that cut before because it scares me, haha.