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A Dreamy Dress by Tallulah & Hope

A Dreamy Dress by Tallulah & Hope

How dreamy is this dress? I got it a few months ago from Tallulah & Hope and have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to wear it. My last trip to Santa Barbara seemed like the perfect setting. There’s a duplicity about this dress that […]

Chapter 3: The First Heart Attack, Part 2

Chapter 3: The First Heart Attack, Part 2

Picking up on the next chapter of My Heart Story. If you missed Chapter 2, you can read My First Heart Attack, Part 1. *** When I woke up that following morning, I was thankfully feeling a little better. My chest still hurt, but the […]

Santa Barbara Travel Guide

Santa Barbara Travel Guide

As you may already know, I grew up in Santa Barbara, California. Often described as the American Riviera, with mountains on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, it really is one of the prettiest towns in the country. Factor in the perfect […]

A Fourth of July Take on Daniel’s White Cosmopolitan

A Fourth of July Take on Daniel’s White Cosmopolitan

If you’ve been following me on Instagram Stories, you know that Scott and I like to film a little segment called Drinks with Scotty. We love a good cocktail hour every now and then, and Drinks with Scotty is a fun way to share whatever […]

My 3 Wardrobe Staples for the Summer

My 3 Wardrobe Staples for the Summer

Today it’s practically a thousand degrees in New York, so I’m running around town in a short dress and flats. But on a typical summer day when the temperatures are more moderate, you can find me in my usual uniform: vintage inspired jeans, a button […]

Chapter 2: The First Heart Attack, Part 1

Chapter 2: The First Heart Attack, Part 1

  In case you missed the first post on my heart story, you can catch up From the Beginning. Picking up where I left off… It was the start of November and you could feel it in the air, fall in New York was kicking […]

Chapter 1: My Heart Story, From the Beginning

Chapter 1: My Heart Story, From the Beginning

I wish I could tell you exactly when or why it all started, but I can’t. Because I don’t know. Nobody knows. Not me, not my parents, not my doctor, not the NIH. I only have memories leading up to my cardiac arrest. My mom […]

Soft Floral Maxi Dresses

Soft Floral Maxi Dresses

“Florals, for Spring. Groundbreaking.” But really, I can’t fill my closet with enough soft floral maxi dresses right now – I’m obsessed. And there are so many beautiful ones out there. This particular dress came from H&M (!!), and they actually have so many others […]

Style Notes #6

Style Notes #6

  STYLE NOTES #6 MY FAVORITE GARDEN SETTING IN NEW YORK Ladurée Soho. You’ve probably seen me mention this spot a few times on Instagram, but it really is one of my favorite gardens in the city. I was just there last week for my […]

Spaghetti al Limone

Spaghetti al Limone

Happy Friday! I made this pasta for dinner about a month ago on my Instastories. It must have looked extra yummy, because of a bunch of you asked me to put up the full recipe on my blog. So here it is! It’s so simple to […]


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A Dreamy Dress by Tallulah & Hope

A Dreamy Dress by Tallulah & Hope

How dreamy is this dress? I got it a few months ago from Tallulah & Hope and have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to wear it. My last trip to Santa Barbara seemed like the perfect setting.

There’s a duplicity about this dress that I particularly love. Is it formal? Is it casual? It really can go either way depending on how it’s styled. With heels and good jewelry it can be worn to a wedding or summer gala, but with sandals and a straw bag it turns into a chic beach cover-up. Two for the price of one!

I have a few pieces like this in my wardrobe, and I cherish them. I have a high neck white dress (à la Meghan Markle) that I’ve worn to the beach but also to fancy dinners. Or I have a pair of Chanel trousers that I always reach for when I want to wear pants to a formal event, but sometimes I wear them with a cotton tee and flats – and I swear they look even cuter that way!

Any pieces in your closet that can go both high and low? I’d love to find others to add to my collection!

xo Cristina


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A Dreamy Dress by Tallulah & Hope

A Dreamy Dress by Tallulah & Hope

How dreamy is this dress? I got it a few months ago from Tallulah & Hope and have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to wear it. My last trip to Santa Barbara seemed like the perfect setting. There’s a duplicity about this dress that […]

My 3 Wardrobe Staples for the Summer

My 3 Wardrobe Staples for the Summer

Today it’s practically a thousand degrees in New York, so I’m running around town in a short dress and flats. But on a typical summer day when the temperatures are more moderate, you can find me in my usual uniform: vintage inspired jeans, a button […]

Soft Floral Maxi Dresses

Soft Floral Maxi Dresses

“Florals, for Spring. Groundbreaking.” But really, I can’t fill my closet with enough soft floral maxi dresses right now – I’m obsessed. And there are so many beautiful ones out there. This particular dress came from H&M (!!), and they actually have so many others […]

Cara Brown Designs: One of A Kind Statement Necklaces

Cara Brown Designs: One of A Kind Statement Necklaces

When I first opened my Instagram account (7 years ago!), I had no idea what the platform really was. I basically started an account so that I could use the filters on my photos. I didn’t even realize that it was a social media platform […]

The Best Button Downs For Any Occasion

The Best Button Downs For Any Occasion

If I could only wear one top for the rest of my life it would undoubtedly be a button down shirt. For me, nothing looks more polished and put together than a crisp white button down. Not only do they look polished, but they’re also […]