DIY: 30 Minute Maxi

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Maxi dresses are one of my favorite styles for Spring & Summer.  
They are effortless, breezy, stylish, and incredibly easy to dress up or down. 

I have always loved the look, but my height posed a challenge to finding a long-enough dress. Last year, I gave up and decided to make my own, and I ended up loving the results!  

Last weekend I decided to whip together another maxi with this super colorful fabric, and I have already worn it more times than I can count... 

This dress is amazingly easy, and with basic sewing skills & a sewing machine you could easily finish within 30 minutes.  With zero sewing skills it may take about an hour or two, but thats still less time than it takes to navigate the mall!

Think Pink

Thursday, April 25, 2013

I would definitely not consider myself a pink loving girly girl, but after a quick look at my recent instagram pics, I noticed a serious pink trend going on...

Maxi Time

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Spring Fever

Friday, April 19, 2013
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1. Try pairing a colorful mix of jewelry and a bright coral blouse!
2. A pop of neon shoes can never hurt..
3. This messy half-up fishtail is a must for a Spring picnic.
4. Adding some leather tassels to your bag adds a personal touch. has a great tutorial to make your own!

Have a great weekend!

Organize those shoes

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Being a girl with a love of fashion, I have never seemed to have enough closet space.. 

A few years ago I decided to transform an old bookcase into my shoe closet, and now its one of the most beloved pieces in my room!

Continue reading to see my tips and tricks for creating your own shoe showcase!


Friday, April 12, 2013

Pink & Red

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Monday, April 8, 2013

Life lately according to my phone...

1. Super colorful & happy Easter eggs!
2. Spring skiing trip to Lake Tahoe! The best view in the world from Diamond Peak resort.
3. Spring colors have returned to my work wardrobe.  One of my favorite combinations has been grey & light pink. 
4. Green Smoothies have taken over my life.... Check out my favorite recipe here!
5. I swapped my winter wallet for this cute bright pink one from JCrew Factory (real leather & on sale for only $59)
6.  My current daily arm party.. I think its time to add some color...

Make sure to follow me on Instagram @pacific_standard!


Green Goodness

Friday, April 5, 2013

Supercharge you morning with this fresh green smoothie!
Don't be turned off by the color, the taste is fruity and refreshing!

This & That

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

DIY: Pardon My French Tee

Monday, April 1, 2013

Here is a quick and easy tutorial for this fun & sassy graphic tee!