my style: lasercut shorts & crop top

lasercut shorts, crop top // smitten sudiolasercut shorts, crop top // smitten sudiolasercut shorts, crop top // smitten sudiolasercut shorts, crop top // smitten sudiolasercut shorts, crop top // smitten sudiolasercut shorts, crop top // smitten sudioSummer came early in LA this year, and I’ve been sweatily happily reaching for shorts and tanks over my usual layers. I love the lasercut pattern on these shorts, and the material, and the fit. ;) I’ve been wearing them any chance I get, to the beach with a bikini in the day, and dressed up with the cuff and bag (also a new favorite, thanks to Rupe shopping my Pinterest Want page… score!) for a night out with our happy hour crew.

Shop the look: lasercut vegan leather SHORTS from Anthropologie (on sale!) // crop TANK from Asos, find similar here or here // black slim BAG by Chiyome // triangular CUFF by Topshop // HAT from forever 21 find similar here // SANDALS by Vince Camuto find similar here or here

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in my bag: catalina island

in my bag // catalina island // smitten studioMy parents are visiting this week and after putting them to work on the house for a few days we decided to take off on an impromptu trip to Catalina Island. It’s just a short 1 hour boat ride away and none of us has ever been! Here’s what came with me…

Bomber Jacket by TopShop // Floral Shorts by Finders Keepers // Silk Blouse in Blush by Everlane  // Edgeworth Sunglasses by Warby Parker // Leather Clutch by Lauren Merkin // Emmaline Sandals by J.Crew // Denim Skirt from Asos // Holepunch Skimmers  by Madewell // Swimsuit by Mara Hoffman // Straw Fedora by TopShop

from the weekend: summer in michigan

summer in michiganI’m back in LA today dreaming of the time we spent last week at the cabin. Every time we go I fall in love more and more with my home state of Michigan. The best part of this weekend was filled with sunshine, looong beach days, quiet walks, sunset beach fires, and a few games of scrabble. :)

Images by me via Instagram (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)

from the weekend: picnic party

picnic party // a sunny afternoon // smitten studioSummer is in full swing and this weekend we made a point to get out and enjoy it with some friends. We had a picnic party to celebrate the launch of A Sunny Afternoon, a pool party for a friends birthday and now we are gearing up for the 4th! I’ve been so busy the past couple weeks that I haven’t made any independence day plans yet, but now that it is Monday morning I am looking forward to celebrating some more this holiday weekend. :) How about you guys, are your plans for the 4th all figured out?

Image by me via instagram (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)

Shoes are from Madewell (old but find similar here) // Pants are from Forever21 // Picnic Basket & Napkin from A Sunny Afternoon

july in review

july in review What the heck August?! How are you here already? Here is a look at my July through the past month’s instagram.

from the weekend: walk on the beach

beach-lifeguardWell, this was about all I saw of the beautiful weather this weekend because about 30 minutes after I took this photo I got violently ill with food poisoning! I am very glad to be feeling back to normal now, but what a waste of a weekend… hope everyone else had a more pleasant break. At least it made for a good excuse to watch the 3 hour long Bachelorette finale… guilt free. ha