Moody Summer

Moody Summer

Although it’s summer, the weather has been kind of up and down around here.  When I say up and down, I mean one week it was almost 90 degrees (summer) and now it’s like 75 degrees (winter. Ha.  You can only say winter to 75 in LA.).  That’s pretty up and down, as it usually stays a pretty solid temperature, well, all the time.  So along with moody temps come moody dressing.  This outfit is perfect for the solid 75 we’re at right now.  Light and airy on top, summery florals in the skirt, but with a bit of grounded dark leather in the black boots and bag.   Thinking about small elements like “grounded shoes” or “light and airy tops” can help you pull your outfit together when you aren’t quite sure what kind of weather you should be dressing for.  It also kind of makes you feel like you are in yoga or something right?  Feeling grounded or light as air?  No?  Well anyway, thinking about things like that while getting dress can help you decide what kind of shoes to pair with a gauzy dress, say if it’s a cool 60-70, and you don’t want to go full on summer.  Or it can go the other way, putting airy tops with pieces like this skirt that are pretty angular and hold their ground pretty firmly, balance everything out.   Speaking of angles, remember this skirt and this dress?  The skirt above, in all of it’s floraly-angular-goodness, is from the same designer as the aforementioned skirt and dress, Echo + Air.  The mastermind behind the whole collection, Jordana,...
Fringe + Boyfriend Jeans + Heels

Fringe + Boyfriend Jeans + Heels

I pretty much think my outfits could stop right here with this guy and I’d be just fine.  It’s just so much fun to wear… As cheesy as that sounds. Come on though, little floral heels, boyfriend jeans, hands free bag and FRINGE!?!  You can’t tell me you don’t kind of want to dance just lookin’ at it.  A feel-good outfit for a feel-good Monday!  That’s right, I said it.  I’m feelin’ good on a Monday.  How often do you hear that?  So many negative vibes sent out the first of the week, plenty from me, myself, and I no doubt, but today isn’t so bad.  Probably because of the outfit above, no? Sometimes boxy crop tops and boxy boyfriend style bottoms can be hard to pull off together.  The top has to hit at just the right spot so that you don’t just seem to be two boxes put together to make one human of a rectangle.  With this outfit, I found a way to balance out the boxiness with my shoes and the hip pack.  The hip back breaks up the shapes of the shirt and pants with a tiny rose colored pop.  The heels bring in a touch of femininity while also pulling together the colors of the jeans and hip pack.  So if you find yourself in a rectangular situation wardrobe wise, try adding in a few details to stop the eye from putting you in a box.  A fanny pack or even a statement bag that hits just right and a pair of dainty heels will do the trick!  Put ’em together, you know,...
The Perfect Outfit for the Weekend

The Perfect Outfit for the Weekend

To continue with the conversation that was started on Monday about making any outfit your own, here is another example of how I did just that!  This time, instead of something being too boho, I felt like the outfit was going in an almost… too cutesy way.  Does that make sense?  I LOVE cute things, as you can probably tell from the pictures you have seen of my house here & here, but there is a line.  Where, or what, that line is, I have no idea.  Sometimes I just put pieces on or an outfit together that I think, “hmmm… this is just so cute.  Too cute.”  Maybe it’s because I’m getting old or something, but I wanted something to bring the outfit down a notch.   This entire outfit started with the clogs, which are super cute, but not too cute unless you pair them with a bunch of other too cute stuff.  Have I said cute enough for you yet?  I loved the clogs with this skirt, and I wanted an outfit that was geared toward the weekend since we’re sitting right on the edge here at Thursday.  How perfect is this floral skirt tied up in the front for walking around the farmers market?  Add in the basket bag (also used as a beach bag), and I think the deal is done!  Well, except for the fact that I needed a shirt.  I tried on a few tops and all of them were, just as I described above, making the outfit all too cute.   In swoops the crisp white button up!  Pairing the girlish...
Pop Art and the Ninja Princess.

Pop Art and the Ninja Princess.

This outfit feels like home to me for lots of reasons.  First and foremost, it’s easy.  Pants and a top that feel like pajamas but look like a million dolla’ dolla’ bills are what love is made of.  And second, because it’s all about the mixed prints here.  It’s all about the mixed prints HERE, and also in my head.  If you could see in my head… sheesh.  I think most of what happens in there is like a pop art comic strip of different florals.   Anyway, THE OUTFIT… it’s made so much better by my bag, which jumped right out of a fairy tale.  I honestly don’t know why I think it would be in a fairy tale because I have yet to see any princesses walking around with metal handles on their dainty bags, but it SHOULD be in a fairy tale.  You could fight someone with it if you needed to, like some kind of ninja princess.  Yea, I’m going to go with that. All the while wearing glitter laden platforms…  And if that wasn’t a glimpse into what goes on in my head, you’ll just never get it I guess.  Happy Monday! Top: Dear Creatures // Pants & Shoes: Zara // Sunglasses: ZeroUV // Bag: Hare + Hart Photography by Sylvia...
Gray + Blue

Gray + Blue

So you all know how I feel about purses by now, I am SO picky.  I want something easy, I want something sturdy, and I want to be able to throw it on and not worry one more second about it.  Well, my bag dreams have been brought to life with this Rae Bucket Bag sent over from Wessley NYC.  It has this perfect cobalt blue coloring that gives any outfit a pop, as well as being like a pair of blue jeans that you can throw on to match anything and everything. This bag is exactly what I am talking about when I mention statement pieces.  It’s a piece worth buying because it will make any outfit better, including the plain white tee and boyfriend jeans outfit that needs an extra something to really say “I have style” and not “I am just lazy.”  This oversized dress and slides ensemble is another example, the outfit is totally made by the statement bag, where as if I had just thrown on something plain, the outfit would just be kind of… blah.  Not to discredit the dress, because I mean, how awesome are oversized dresses?  So awesome, sometimes they just need a little help.  Thanks blue bag, for lending a hand. Dress: Vintage, get the look here, here or here // Shoes: Zara, similar here & here // Bag: Wessley...