Summer Linen

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When I first decided to move to Los Angeles, the first thought that entered my mind was how beautiful the weather would be all year round (not really) in conjunction with further misconceptions or common per-conceived notions us easterners have about LA’s urban identity. A place where obsessions with who you date and what you look like solidify you with power and status, where there’s more mini strip malls than bookstores, where lines to buy the next exclusive sneaker release are longer than the lines to vote (damn millennials) and nail salon gossip that consists mainly of which Kardashian said what rather than discussions about local or national politics. To be fair, some notions aren’t true and are conversely misleading about my newly adopted city. What nobody tells you is just how really hot it is out here, marching in these sweltering temps is an ambitious undertaking in this dense concrete jungle. A step every ten feet affirms an ounce of boob sweat (hashtag boob sweat, the struggle is real). It truly tests your endurance. And it makes it difficult for a girl making money moves (listening to Cardi B way too much obvi).
Which is why linen deserves a spot in your wardrobe and remains the predominant fabric of the summer especially since it’s light and breathable to wear. It’s my style policy to acquire as much linen as humanly possible. Pick a blazer in an earthy hue preferably and it will keep you cool all season long. But hey, don’t listen to me; FAKE NEWS! Now, if you stalk me on Instagram like an ex, you’ll notice this net bag I’ve been carrying proudly from Mango has been following me where ever I go. It’s not as heavy as it looks but it’s charming, practical and durable just like I like my men. All white underneath this perfectly cut blazer virtually pulled together by a chestnut brown belt for a fool proof look ushered by my black strappy babies.
Speaking of Instagram, follow me because I will be answering your questions tomorrow on Insta-stories and feel free to check out my latest outfit posts on my page.

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Blazer:Massimodutti (similar here)  T-shirt:Redone  Shorts/Belt:Topshop (similar here & here)  Earrings:Kenneth Jay Lane (similar here) Shoes:Loeil  Bag:Mango Sunglasses:Rayban

 

New Beginnings! Happy New Year! 2017!

Oh, hello. Happy New Year’s everyone! Thank you guys so much for reading and supporting Everyday Renée! It truly amazes me. I have a really long list of so called resolutions ahead of me for 2017 (so I better get to work) and I can’t wait to share them with you. What’s your New Year’s resolution?

I happen to love when this holiday comes around, it’s a new beginning, clean slate, new outlooks and perspectives…and if you have woken up in a strange, dark and unfamiliar place with a pierced lip and like one eyebrow shaved this morning followed by a hangover, (first, get out immediately, then dial Uber), it doesn’t count due to last night’s New Year’s Eve bash in 2016. All a blur, really.

2017 calls for letting go of old negative hang ups, taking care of yourself first, then the rest will follow, only then, you will find the smile creeping in and before you know it, you’re laughing again. Cheers to a new year, new goals, love and happiness, extraordinary adventures, travel, financial fortune, good health and always celebrate with a few pieces to help you start the year off right.

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Sincerely, Jade Reason

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