It was too cold, but I did it anyway.

It was too cold, but I did it anyway.

I cannot even explain to you how cold it was when we took these pictures!  It was somewhere around 17 degrees and all I wanted to do was go back inside and curl up in a ball and cry.  It’s like in the winter in LA you just talk about how you are TRYING to wear a light jacket or sweater because you REALLY want it to be cool enough for one, but then you go to NY and all you can do is talk about how you had to take off your down parka to get a decent picture of your outfit.  Then you realize why you live in a place that doesn’t have winter… At least my outfit is still cute, right?  A bright red vintage wool sweater and my over-the-knee Valas Los Angeles boots (that may or may not have never left my feet while I was in NY because of their comfort. YES, I said comfort when talking about over-the-knee boots. GET YOURSELF SOME.), and DING!  I’m done! Okay, maybe I also put a skirt on.  And also I added a few killer accessories like a Boera necklace and Hare & Hart bag.  AND maybe a bright neon pink scarf… Okay, so I was far from done with the sweater and boots.  I guess just thinking about the bitter cold tundra that was New York Fashion Week has my brain a little fried.  Or maybe my brain is a little fried because it is actually a little hot sitting here in my LA apartment as I write this…  The world may never know.  Sweater: Vintage, similar here, here...
Surf in Paris with Layers.

Surf in Paris with Layers.

Just when I thought winter would never come… It’s frigid!  No, that’s totally an exaggeration.  My fingers are frigid, but it’s almost 60 degrees outside.  I know I shouldn’t be complaining because I know some of the country is ACTUALLY frigid right now, but I’m cold!  The only way to beat the weather in LA when it dips below the average temperature of 71 degrees?  Layers!  Layers are such an awesome way to experiment with shapes and patterns, which is absolutely my favorite thing in the world. Obviously. It’s actually kind of funny how this outfit came to be.  It started with the Surf in Paris t-shirt from Millimétré (see my other killer scores from them in this post), but I was a little cold and I wanted to put something under it to keep me warm, so on went a turtleneck dress. The dress was shorter and I knew I would want more coverage, so I put on the boots.  I was STILL cold, so I put this wool skirt on under the dress, and it kind of peeked out the bottom, which was cute, but I needed more!  So then I decided enough was enough, and I got back in bed. After warming up under a mound of blankets, I decided to give life a try again.  I definitely liked the skirt and the tee together, but this time I reached for a top that buttoned all the way up to cover my neck, plus added a little pattern.  On went the boots again, because of course, how could I not?  BUT I WAS STILL COLD.  Idea!  My...
Grids & Duffles.

Grids & Duffles.

If this isn’t the most perfect sweater dress, then I sure don’t know what is!  Grid?  Check.  Turtleneck?  Check.  Perfect body con fit?  Double check!  It’s hard to find a sweater dress that is actually flattering and not just a large bag you throw on your body.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about wearing the bag sweater, but it’s nice to have options people!  I think the print makes it a bit more wearable as well, with horizontal and vertical stripes doing all sorts of things to your eyes and taking them in all sorts of directions, accentuating those lady lumps.   The dress also made for the perfect backdrop to my Julia Gabriel bag, which has definitely become one of my prized possessions, because DUH!  It’s literally perfect.  I love the mix of canvas and leather and the fact that it looks like an upscale, modern version of a duffle bag.  Luh-luh-love it!  I threw on some boots and cute sunglasses and on my way I went!  Dress: C/MEO via BNKR //Boots: Zara // Bag: Julia Gabriel Studio // Sunglasses: Poppy Lissiman Photography by Eli Sims...
Doin’ So Much Fringe in NYC.

Doin’ So Much Fringe in NYC.

This REBEL wall!  And how perfect with this outfit?  I loved the blue wall as well, which was near the REBEL wall, for the detail shots.  I love when a wall just compliments the outfit so perfectly, it ends up making the entire shoot so much more fun.  It kind of set the mood for the whole thing, you know?  I was obviously on one because look at all of the faces!  I’m just so silly, I know.   The clothes though, let’s talk about those!  I was on a tassel-y/fringe-y thing while in New York.  Who am I kidding? I’m always on a tassel-y/fringe-y thing.  I was so in love with the idea of fringe on my pants and a little extra tassel (in a lot of a extra color), on my neck!  One bright blue & gold Poppy Lissiman choker comin’ right up!  I decided to keep the shirt black & white, to accentuate the choker, and gave extra pops with the red sunglasses and sneaky-sneaks.   These sneakers were such a go-to while running around the city.  So comfortable!  Plus, fringe is made for movin’ and shakin’, so you have to have comfy shoes to do just that.  Again, who am I kidding?  You have to have comfy shoes to do anything in my eyes.  Ain’t no body got time for heels!  Except for sometimes.  Alright, I’m talking myself into one massive hole here because we all know that if you hand me a cute heel, I’mma make it work.   Especially if they have tassels.    Top: The Fifth Label via BNKR // Shorts: Rachel Comey //...
Doing Plaid in NYC

Doing Plaid in NYC

Whew!  It’s been a hot second since I’ve posted!  Never fear my friends, I am back and better than ever!  After a big move (big meaning big pain in the butt, not big as in far), and traveling clear over to NYC to attend Fashion Week, I was pooped to say the least!  If I’m being honest with you, I’m still pooped.  Who knew Fashion Week would be SO exhausting?  Especially right after the most draining move I have ever made! Alright I know, poor me.  I’m done. I’m done!  New York really was so much fun and I met some awesome people, including the lovely Karina that just so happened to take these pictures.  (Love you Karina!!!!)  You will hear more about the others I met later this week, but for now here’s one of my favorite outfits from NYFW.  Easy breezy, just the way I like it!  I wonder if you went back through all of my posts how many times I have said that… But it’s true!  I like my outfits to be no fuss and this one fits the bill EXACTLY.   A dress to slip over your head? Check.  A vest to throw on over dress to make it look like you care? Check.  Comfy slides? Check.  Cutest little bag for the essentials? Check!  This outfit wins, therefore I win.  Thanks BNKR and Uber for giving me such an easy outfit and equally as easy way of getting around the Big Apple!  Vest: The Fifth via BNKR // Dress: The Fifth via BNKR // Bag: Hare + Hart // Shoes: Matt Bernson // Sunglasses: Poppy...