Doran Poma's blog, Haute Beauty Guide, is more than just a site full of beauty tips - although there are plenty of those, and they are truly expert level. It's also a place where Doran talks about her personal beauty favorites and experiences, as well as shares her outfits and her life as a mom to her daughter Olivia as well as her two dogs. As an esthetician, she originally began her blog with the intent of giving her clients a resource for more information. However, over time it has evolved into the effortless personal style and beauty journal you see today. Because of her background working as an esthetician, she is able to share expert techniques and unique products that you wouldn't necessarily find on other blogs.
Doran is based in Monterey, California, the beach town famous for being the setting of the television show Big Little Lies. Her blog's tagline is 'casual California style', and she really emulates that with her outfits and beauty looks. While she always looks pulled together, sleek, and fashionable, each outfit always looks completely effortless. She also doesn't sacrifice comfort or convenience for fashion, so her stunning style is easy for anyone to recreate at home. In addition to her own personal style posts, she also shares her baby daughter's adorable outfits as well as posts about home decor and lifestyle.
Our Favorite Outfits
Doran wore this dreamy feminine outfit to Palm Springs, and it's the perfect combo of bohemian and classic styles. The beautiful maxi dress has elegant pleats, which make it look very pulled together, but the breezy sandals and pink fringed cardigan make it slightly more relaxed for the desert setting. The color combination of teal and light pink is very flattering and would work on many different skin tones.
Denim on denim is a difficult trend to pull off at times, but Doran makes it look effortless for this look. In addition to being super stylish, it's comfy and totally mom-friendly, and the monochromatic block of denim actually streamlines her body in a very flattering way. A denim button down is a must-have in anyone's wardrobe. Just like jeans, it can act as a base for a variety of different outfits. Pairing it with classic sneakers and an elegant crossbody bag makes it perfect for a day out running errands.
This is another stunning maxi dress look that would work equally well for date night as it would for coffee with a girlfriend. It's flowy and flattering, with a bohemian vibe that perfectly encapsulates 'California cool'. Doran pairs it with charming Western-inspired ankle booties for a little bit of extra flair.