The chill.

The chill.

Let me tell you a little something about getting dressed, IT SHOULD ALWAYS BE COMFORTABLE.  I don’t mean that you should wear sneakers and sweatshirts every day, I just mean you should be comfortable.  For some that means six inch heels (maybe?), for others it might actually be a sweatshirt and a pair of converse, or it just means being who you are that day and that is what makes you comfortable.  Today what made me comfortable, and therefore happy, was an oversized sweater and killer leather flats. And now that we are on the subject of flats… I scored these Valas flats at the Traffic LA Warehouse sale a couple of weeks ago.  I was so excited when I learned that they only make limited runs of all of their shoes and bags!  And when I say limited, I mean three of each style in each size of shoe and twenty of each bag.  So chances of you running into someone wearing the same thing are VERY slim, which I am totally into!  Plus the leather on these are so soft and they fit like a glove!  I am seriously just so in love with them.  I feel like it is rare to find shoes that you just immediately love and don’t take any blood, sweat, or tears to break in.  Any way, I love them, so there is that, and here is how this outfit came to be: It starts with: The sweater, this amazing, oh-so-comfortable sweater. Next: I have been in more of a muted mood lately, I think just because of the shifting of the...
Can you feel it?

Can you feel it?

I am so excited to share this shoot, by the very talented Harvy Moon, with you guys!    His photography holds such a mood within it, making you feel something for what he is capturing.  He was such a pleasure to work with, and I definitely want to work with him again.  What do you guys think? As for the clothes… It starts with: The llamas!  This sweater skirt with perfectly placed llamas on it has been on heavy rotation the last couple of weeks, because duh, it has llamas on it. Next: I love the muted tones of the skirt and wanted something to compliment them on top.  The obvious choice with the skirt would have been white or cream, but who wants obvious?  Not I!  So, I chose a tee in equally as muted tones of red and blue stripes, to mimic the striping in the skirt.  To balance out the dark of the top, I chose my favorite black boots, which are mostly flat, to add to the comfort and ease of the outfit. How it ends: I wasn’t so stoked on a black bag with the outfit, which again, would have been the obvious choice.  I thought adding in a pop of a brighter color helped to bring out the few brighter colors in the skirt while not taking over the outfit, so my trusty cobalt bucket bag was it!  I mean, I pretty much carry that bag most days, and I find a way to make it work with everything, so…. maybe you need to get yourself one too!  Really though… Shirt: Brandy Melville,...
Drop it.

Drop it.

It starts with: The boots! (These MM6 boots are pretty much going to be a lifelong staple, I can already tell.) Next: Perfectly flat, brown, and comfortable boots need to go with equally as comfortable drop crotch pants, right?  Yes, I am right.  Throw on a nude sweatshirt and it’s the pajama dressing of the future!  Well, really it’s the pajama dressing of today… WHATEVER. How it ends: My all time favorite BOUNDla necklace.  The tiny wood bead went all too well with the ruggedness of the outfit, while adding a hint of girlish gold chain.  I may or may not have worn this necklace almost every day the last couple of weeks, leaning more towards the “I may have” side.  It’s safe to say I’m in love. Sweatshirt: Brandy Melville // Pants: Zara // Shoes: MM6 // Bag: Diesel Black Gold // Necklace: BOUNDla Photography by Sumanta...
Jumpsuiting + Some Velvet

Jumpsuiting + Some Velvet

It starts with: The jumpsuit, of course, in all of it’s one piece goodness. Next: The socks!  Add in a pop of color to an otherwise all black outfit with none other than sockies!  I felt like colored shoes would have been too obvious, so I went with purple socks and black shoes.  You have to choose socks that aren’t too bright that would distract the eye from the black.  Jewel tones, I think, do just the trick.  Plus, nothing says fall like jewel tones!  Still feeling like the outfit was missing something, and also because the jumpsuit has belt loops, I wanted something that wasn’t necessarily all black to top it all off.  I knew a studded belt would be the perfect match because the metal adds a little something without pulling another color into the mix.  PERFECT! How it ends: A slap of that very same jewel tone purple right on the lips and a backpack (just to further the childlike feeling that jumpsuits give you), and hit the road jack! Jumpsuit: Vintage // Shoes:Zara // Socks: Target // Belt: Vintage // Backpack Bag: Zara Photography by Sumanta...
PLAID.

PLAID.

This sweater is everything and consequently, where it starts today! It starts with: The biggest, fluffiest, warmest vintage plaid sweater. Next:  I needed something to wear under the massive sweater that would kind of balance out the weight of it.  Nothing is worse than massive on top, massive on bottom, and just turning out as one massive marshmallow person.  When I say nothing is worse, I mean that as in for today, that is not what I wanted, tomorrow I may definitely want to be a walking marshmallow.  Any way, I decided to show a little skin to offset the sweater, as well as add in an airy aspect with a light weight shirt dress.  After having the dress and sweater on, I knew that I needed shoes to hold their own weight in the outfit.  Something kind of tough, kind of flirty, and perfectly vintage Armani.  The shape and laces of the boots make them really stand out, bringing some of the interest of the outfit down to my feet, instead of again, making everything about the massive sweater.  Sometimes it isn’t just about the weight of the pieces in your outfit, but the fact that they stand out can make them hold their own against something so big. How it ends: The Lola.  This bag was just SCREAMING to be worn with this outfit.  I wasn’t expecting to add in another statement piece, as I felt the sweater and boots were enough, but come on!  Sometimes it just feels so right, and with the lips purse, it was too perfect! Hope that helps you along your own...