The Brown Plaid Dress + Sneakers

The Brown Plaid Dress + Sneakers

Remember this dress? I ate ice cream in it over here (with much longer hair), right when Salt & Straw opened, before I had such an awful addiction to that place.  Oh well, you win some you lose some, right?  But back to the dress.  My mom found it at a thrift store, which is generally where my most awesome pieces come from, and mailed it to me. It was love at first site!  Brown isn’t a color that pops up in my wardrobe much unless you count brown leather, then it’s a whole different story.  I love this brown plaid though, it is such a killer dress.  I think I could dress it up and wear it out with something awesome under it, or I can wear it like the pictures above, with sneakers!   I feel like I am totally late on the sneaker game, which happened for a couple of reasons.  First I’m just not much of a sneaker girl.  I like boots and every once in a while I throw in a pair of sandals.  And second, I just couldn’t get on board with the plain white sneakers, you know what I’m talking about, that everyone and their brother are making.  Although, I’m not going to lie, now that I see the way of the sneaker (through these ones from Valas, which I also wore with shorts, and my Isabel Marant’s), I kind of want some in every color/shape/size.  Maybe not every size, only my size, but every color including white!  Actually, there is a good chance I would just ruin them… maybe I should stay...
Purple Leather.

Purple Leather.

I love the idea of long shirts over knee length skirts!  I think it adds something new and refreshing to a button up and pencil skirt.  Speaking of the skirt, how awesome is this vintage purple leather skirt?  I found it at a thrift store and it came with an equally as purple, but not equally as awesome, puffy sleeved bolero jacket.  I had to buy them both in order to bring home the skirt, but it was well worth it!   As for the shoes, well that’s a whole thing in and of itself!  I always talk about this piece pulling this other piece into the outfit through the color, but the black of the shoes and socks was nowhere to be found in the rest of the outfit!  I thought I was going to wear a black purse with this, but when I put it all together it was just too heavy and overwhelming to have something black in my hand.  I decided to go with this purple and red clutch from Anthropologie (check out the little fruit man, it’s awesome), to add a little interest to a color blocked outfit.  But alas, there still was no black to be found and that’s when I realized I didn’t have sunglasses!   As everyone knows, LA is sunny.  It’s almost ALWAYS sunny!  I love it, don’t get me wrong, but if you want the kind of light I like in my shoots, you are definitely going to have to wear sunglasses.  What a perfect way to bring in the black than with some black rimmed sunglasses?  Don’t forget...
When it’s an accessory.

When it’s an accessory.

Is that when you know you have a problem? When coffee has become a permanent fixture in your hand and it shows up in your outfit photos?  Just kidding.  I don’t actually drink that much coffee.  I’m a Red Bull girl, but you never really see that because a can just isn’t as cute as a coffee cup!   Now, down to business! What’s the business you ask? Diaper butt jumpsuits.  I love them, which actually should be of no surprise to you if you have read my blog for any longer than a week.  They show up all the time!  Well, okay maybe not diaper butt (or also so lovingly named “poopy butt”) jumpsuits, but the one piece clothing article rears it’s awesome little head quite often (see here, here, and here).  Did you think I was joking?  I LOVE them.  In full disclosure, I have been wearing this jumpsuit for three days and am actually wearing it right now as I write about how lovely this purple patterned number is!  Sometimes it feels good to not think in the morning and just put something awesome on.  The one and done kinda day.  If only this could be the case every day, but not look like it.  I mean why hasn’t someone figured out how to make jumpsuits that don’t, in fact, look like jumpsuits but look like your favorite pair of jeans and a t-shirt?  With all of these advances in technology it seems there must have been an oversight.  Can we get someone on that please?  Thank you in advance!   Oh!  I know I kinda...
Midweek Music Relief: Holiday

Midweek Music Relief: Holiday

Although I can’t guarantee you a holiday, you can pretend with this playlist.  It’s the Midweek Music Relief, right here on OTK. Rings:All from Catbird Top Midi Ring, Bottom Midi Ring, Rose Gold Ring Playlist by my lovely, musically inclined assistant,...