Top: Alice & Olivia (old but love this one under $70) | Pants: Banana Republic | Shoes: Sergio Rossi (similar here and here) | Bag: Chanel (similar here)

It’s finally Friday and I couldn’t be more grateful to spend some chill time this weekend! I find that the best way to end your Friday (or any work day) is to go to happy hour. I don’t know about you but going to happy hour makes me want to feel and look good and often times if you’re coming from work you may not feel so “chic”. But, with Banana Republic’s pants, you can do just that and more. I recently got the geometric style pant and I can’t stop wearing them. They are not only comfortable, they fit well and they are priced well (under $100). When I say I love them, I mean I’m going to order them in several different colors. I especially love this blush color pant that is a slightly different style than the geometric sloan-fitted pant.  I love that I can wear them with flats or heels, whether I dress them up or down, I find myself always feeling stylish and comfortable (two important things!).

And, speaking of happy hour, I wanted to share some of my favorite places that I have been going to lately! Also, there’s a few place I am dying to try but haven’t gotten around to. When I get around to them, I’ll share my thoughts!

I love Wally’s in Beverly Hills, it’s the ultimate wine bar meets chic and sophisticated. It’s totally my place although fair warning it’s a bit pricey. If you want to venture a little bit more east to Melrose, go to Zinque-also such a cute, intimate indoor-outdoor restaurant. I love their tapas style menu. Their vibe is still trendy but far less upscale than Wally’s. If you’re looking to catch up with the girls, this is definitely a cute spot. Shifting away from the wine bars, head over to Honor Bar or South Beverly Grill. It’s the same restaurant just different styles. I happen to work upstairs from the restaurant so it makes for a very convenient spot to go to and their food and drinks are amazing. If you go to Honor Bar, definitely get the burger or chicken sandwich. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Head over to Banana Republic, no code needed, and get the pants you’ll be wearing to every happy (in different colors) on sale. I hope you love them just as much as I do!

Melanie Signature copy

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Photography: Christy Kendall Photography