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Trend Tuesdays: Seeing Black and White

Summer is officially over and I am ready to rework my summer wardrobe to make way for Fall. One of the easiest ways to start this transformation is to start sifting through all your summer pop colors and filtering them down to basic black, white, grey and navy then pop in this seasons colors; army green and eggplant. Both these colors though muted will add the pop you need plus pairs back with your pencil skirt and cigarette pants. I created  a few looks below that I think will start your transition into fall. It combines a few of the classics, pencil skirt and crisp white button down as well as drops in a few trend pieces such as athletic inspired sweatshirts. I am not sure about you but I am excited to start my fall dressing. -MRA

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Veronica Beard black dress
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TIBI sweat shirt
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Closed button down shirt
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TIBI skirt
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Veronica Beard pencil skirt
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3.1 Phillip Lim navy pants
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3 1 Phillip Lim leather bag
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Happy Labor Day!

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Saying Goodbye To Summer: Hello to Fall

Though I am sad to see summer come to a close, I am excited to slowly start changing my wardrobe from summer to fall. Our private collection is now for sale at Beckley boutique and I am excited to start rotating these items into my daily dressing especially our Little Black Jacket which I will be wearing day and night. Here are a few of my favorite things. Happy Labor Day and good-bye to summer! -MRA

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Thirsty Thursday: The Edison Cocktail

We got the hook-up from one of downtown LA’s coolest spots, The Edison. You’re Welcome.

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The Edison

1.5 oz Woodford Reserve

0.75 oz lemon

0.5 oz Belle de Brillet (pear liqueur)

0.5 oz honey syrup

Shake, fine strain in chilled martini glass

 

Experience living history upon entering The Edison. Located in the historic Higgins Building in Downtown Los Angeles, you will instantly be transported back to the 1920’s. Mingle with friends or meet new ones as you explore the sprawling ten room night spot.

The Edison 108 W 2nd St #101, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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My Beverly Hills Hotel Babymoon (Solo)

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There are days that my pregnancy has seemed like forever and there are days that its flown by, I suddenly realized that I should treat myself to a night away before baby #2 arrives and shifts my world a bit. I decided to stay one night at the Beverly Hills hotel to pamper and relax while my son was with my parents and my husband was in NYC. I checked into the hotel around 11am and pre-booked several spa appointments to keep me relaxed and busy. Upon check in my room was not ready, so I headed out towards the spa and sat in the courtyard to have my lunch. I of course ordered my favorite salad on this planet, the McCarthy salad. It is hands down the BEST chopped or should I say minced salad that has ever been created.  I received a call from the front desk saying my room was ready. I decided to quickly drop my bag in the room and head back to the spa for my 12:45 prenatal 90 minute massage which included a 30 minute scalp and foot massage (heaven in my book). Zachary walked me to my room which I assumed was the room I booked online. He then tells me that he was able to upgrade me and walks me to the best room in the house, the Presidential Suite complete with my own private heated pool and outdoor lounge area. My jaw dropped as I walked into this mini apartment which was now all mine for one glorious evening.

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I checked into the spa at 12:45 and got out at 5:30. I was buffed, rubbed and polished and now I was ready to watch movies and eat room service. I did just that watching the movie Neighbors as well as Chef. Both mindless and both perfect for my night alone celebrating me, myself and I and of course the baby in my belly who we affectionately refer to as “pancake”. All in all, I am so thankful for this relaxing experience. -MRA

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My Top Emmy’s Red Carpet Looks

Monday night were the Emmy’s and the fashion crowd did not disappoint. Below are my favorite looks from the evening!

a452a9d0-2cae-11e4-a498-3d9af459c343_Julianna-Magulies-2014-primetime-Emmy-Awards Juliana Margulies in Narcisco Rodriguez. (the back was stunning)

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Taylor Schilling in Zuhair Murad

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Lizzy Caplan in Donna Karen Atelier.

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a93aab00-2cb3-11e4-8beb-a133db40ae6e_Julia-Roberts-2014-Primetime-Emmy-Awards Julia Roberts in Elie Saab.
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Robin Write in Ralph Lauren.

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Thanks to my best friend Kristine Creel, she challenged me and my team to the ALS challenge. Check out my video and remember to donate. It’s about raising awareness and money! Yes, I did screw up (pregnancy brain and called it the water bucket challenge, forgive me as I am 8 months pregnant and not all together) -MRA

Click Here to watch: ALS Video

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