Naturally, the moment I decide to put myself on a spending diet, the sweet Mara of M Loves M comes along and introduces me to five items every girl needs. In truth? I’m struggling to find reasons to not listen. Seriously  - did you see that vibrant pink lace dress? If you listen closely I’m certain it’s whispering my name. This girl right here? She has a way with fashion, and I’m not sure I’ll be able to shake it.

Stripes: I truly cannot live without them. Whether it’s a dress, a top or a skirt, they’re one of my favorite prints to style! It makes it significantly easier to pretend you’re a girl living in Paris when you have them on!

White Jeans: Living in a warm city like LA, no one subscribes to the “no white after Labor Day” rule. White skinny jeans frequently make it into my weekly outfits {sometimes with chambray shirts and aviators!} Though I definitely wear them more during the summer, they’re definitely a must-have.

Chambray: Chambray shirts are so easy to wear and I love throwing them on with printed bottoms. They help tone down the look and make it easier for everyday wear!

Aviators: Aviators are my new favorite sunglass style! I’ve been a huge fan of tortoise sunglasses for as long as I can remember, but there’s something so stylish about aviators. They give a cool girl look that’s sometimes hard for me to achieve! 

A Lace Dress: I looove lace! It’s my absolute favorite texture and I have a ton of it in my closet. I just wore this gorgeous lace maxi last week which just re-confirmed my love for this beautiful material. Lace dresses, in particular, are an absolute must no matter the color. While I love them in black, colored lace is so much fun and a little unexpected. 

Chambray Shirt: J Crew | Lace Dress: Adrianna Papell | Striped Top: Modcloth | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | White Jeans (splurge): J Brand | White Jeans (steal) : Articles Of Society