the friday five

October 24, 2014

the friday five with joules rain jacket, J.Crew tweed dress, Kate Spade Hanover Satchel, Scalloped Suede Flats and Crystal Drop Earrings via M Loves M @marmar

Now that the temperatures are dropping I am craving a rainy day! I keep hearing about these rainstorms on the East Coast and I'm a little bit jealous. Rain is my favorite! I found this GORGEOUS JOULES JACKET in this navy peony print and it's so perfect. Don't you think it would brighten up a gray day?

A classic and sophisticated piece like this MIXED TWEED DRESS would be a staple during the work week. I love the fit and flare style and it's made out their comfy Pixie-pant structured cotton, aka the best material ever!  

This KATE SPADE HANOVER STREET SATCHEL is so lovely. I love the bow and the fact that it has a longer shoulder strap. Red adds such a perfect pop of color, too!

These STATEMENT EARRINGS aren't just gorgeous, they also support an amazing cause. 100% of net proceeds {yep, all of it!} go to support Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Check out the full collection and read the amazing story about Megan Runser who is battling Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

The only thing I don't like about these SCALLOPED SUEDE FLATS is that picking a color is awfully hard! Black is a classic, but violet, fuchsia, and emerald are calling my name too! Which would you go with?

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

xox

pink and ruffled

french connection ruffled blouse with black jeans via M Loves M @marmar
Well helloooo pretty ruffled blouse! A piece like this keeps me smiling during the day. It's so feminine and fun to wear. This outfit has a simple look to it, with the black jeans and sandals, but the ruffled blouse adds a little oomph. A girly something that is always welcome! Matthew and I went to dinner last night because I'll be gone Friday night and he's gone Saturday night...it was a date night towards the end of the week! On Friday Eve I should say! I threw on this snow leopard car coat which I've been dying to wear. I like how it looks with the dark jeans. I'm going to be going to New York next month and this jacket will for sure be coming with me! I have a feeling it will be much needed!
pink ruffled blouse by French Connection via M Loves M @marmar
brahmin woodrose la scala bag on M Loves M @marmar
pink ruffled french connection blouse via M Loves M @marmar
loft snow leopard car coat on M Loves M @marmar
french connection ruffled blouse with black jeans via M Loves M @marmar
top French Connection {also available in black}, jeans Hudson, heels Ted Baker {also available here}, coat c/o LOFT {50% off with code ALLMINE}, purse c/o Brahmin {Brahmin will donate $5 for every purchase to the National Breast Cancer Foundation during the month of October!}, lipstick MAC Chatterbox, sunglasses Karen Walker Super Duper {also here}

Happy happy Friday everyone! Any fun plans for the weekend? I'm looking forward to a little girl time with my besties. I'm heading to Riverside tonight for dinner at Lizzie's with Hanna and Pauline. We're going to watch rom-coms, paint nails and eat popcorn! Then after brunch on Saturday we're going wine tasting in Temecula. I feel like I've been wine tasting all over this state but I have yet to visit Temecula. I'm excited to check it out!! Have a great one everyone and check back later for The Friday Five!

xox




plan check downtown

October 23, 2014

plan check restaurant downtown los angeles via M Loves M @marmar
Last Friday night Matthew and I had a date night at Plan Check's newest location downtown. There are two other Plan Check's in LA, each drawing inspiration from the local neighborhoods, and Matthew and I have been talking about checking them out forever. It was so fun to visit this restaurant in such a brand-new space, though! The location has certain dishes that are inspired by the local neighborhood of Korea Town and East L.A., which you can definitely tell when you read the menu. Matthew got this crazy Korean BBQ Burger {with kimcheese -gruyere cheese processed with wine and dried kimchi, bbq sauce, grilled pork belly, sesame salt, fried onion, and sprouting onion}. I ordered the Spicy Tuna Salad with Sriracha vinaigrette, avocado, puffed rice, sesame seeds, black radishes, yellow frisée, nori and garlic flowers. Sounds like a lot of ingredients but it all went together so well! I loved the little kick of spice from the sriracha and garlic flowers! Also, puffed rice added great texture and crunch. The have an amazing cocktail menu and Matthew was extremely impressed with the beer menu. Matthew made all of the beer for our wedding and he's so into trying new breweries. He said that all of the ones on the menu were his favorites; it would have been the beer list he would choose for "his bar."
plan check restaurant downtown los angeles via M Loves M @marmar
specialty cocktail at plan check downtown via M Loves M @marmar
Korean BBQ Burger at Plan Check Downtown Los Angeles via M Loves M @marmar
Spicy Tuna Salad from Plan Check Downtown Los Angeles via M Loves M @marmar
plan check restaurant downtown los angeles via M Loves M @marmar
plan check restaurant downtown los angeles via M Loves M @marmar

One of the things I noticed about the restaurant is that they have some great long tables for larger parties. I feel like my friends and I are always looking for good bday dinner spots and I think this would be one of them. Also, their happy hour looks real good! If you work downtown, or are close by, I'd definitely recommend checking it out!

xox
photos by DYLAN + JENI

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