Sunday School: Headgear.

Sunday School: Headgear.

  Sun•day school noun  a congregation of snapshots to enlighten you in the doctrine of fashion; held on a weekly basis.   This week: Get into gear with un chapeau. Wide brimmed, short brimmed, straw or wool, there is a hat made for summer, winter, spring or crispy fall.  Complete any outfit or cover your unruly tresses, pull on a chapeau and you’re ready to go!  With cheeky pom poms or old school baseball caps, these babes hit it right on the dot.  Go ahead, take a look:   Images via: Le 21eme, Elle Canada, Who What Wear, Vogue, The Fashion Spot, Star Style, & Refinery...
Make Any Outfit Your Own

Make Any Outfit Your Own

This outfit was sitting right on the edge for me, a little too boho maybe?  I love the dress and the hat, and kinda knew they had to go together, but I needed to make sure it wasn’t all dragged too far into the bohemian end of things with the shoes.  What better way to pull away from boho than with metallics and a slightly pointier toe?  I feel like this is something well worth noting, because sometimes outfits can sit right on the edge of not being so much your style, but with something like a more modern shoe (or maybe in your case a more boho looking boot), it can pull it back into YOU.  This gives you so much more room to grow your wardrobe!  I find lots of pieces that I love that don’t immediately scream my personal style, but by adding in pieces that are right on the nose with my style, the outfit becomes even more mine.  Does that make sense at all?  It’s Monday morning and I was sick all weekend with sinus junk, so gimme a break.    P.S. You should really hop on over to Raven + Lily (where the dress is from), and check out what they are doing.  The dress was hand made by a woman in Phnom Penh who has turned her life around through opportunities sewing things like the dress above.  Raven + Lily was founded on a passion to help alleviate poverty among women all around the world.  Clothing and other goods you can feel good about wearing! Duster Dress: Raven + Lily // Shoes:...
A little bit of this, a little bit of that.

A little bit of this, a little bit of that.

This outfit makes me happy.  The combination of a visor and a blazer?  Come on, you know it makes you happy too. This entire outfit stems from the design of these shoes by Valas.  Everyone meet the most chic black lace up sneakers you have ever come across in your life!  I seriously dare you to find a sleeker sneaker.  Double dog dare even!  Really though, I love that they look so much nicer than just another pair of white sneakers (you know the ones, they are everywhere on EVERYONE), so you can pair them with just about anything, dressy or casual, and get away with it! I decided to bring out the sporty side of the shoes a little with the tee dress and the visor, but threw a blazer over to pull it more towards the dressy side.  A little bit of this, a little bit of that, making the outfit meet somewhere in the middle at sheer outfit bliss. Do you guys have outfits that for one reason or another just make you happy?  Maybe even just one piece that puts a smile on your face every time you wear it?  If only our closets could be full of ONLY those kinds of pieces.  #GOALS. Shoes: Valas Los Angeles // Blazer: Vintage // Tee Dress: Urban Outfitters // Hat: Anthropologie Photography by Randy...
In the hemline.

In the hemline.

Whoooo! My hair is cur-lay!  Good thing I’ve got a big pink hat to cover that right up.    Plus, I love the pink of the hat, the curls, the heeled boots, and the skirt juxtaposed against the scribbled “BOY” on my top.  Everything about the outfit (and my hair), screams girl while the masculine is being so blatantly thrown in your face.  Anyway, this is all just another rendition of what I have been wearing lately.  Specfically I mean a rendition of this Echo + Air skirt paired with whatever top will keep me warm.  How cool is the hemline of it?  Putting touches like that into clothing are what make me love a brand, and with Echo + Air there is so much more than just those kinds of touches to love! I happened upon Echo + Air by chance, in a little space called Austere in downtown Los Angeles.  I was there with a friend and started gushing over a dress that was in the softest black fabric I had ever felt.  It turns out my friend knew Jordana, the designer behind Echo + Air, and I knew at that moment I had to get in touch with her. Well, get in touch I did!  After a coffee date and another meetup at one of her stockists shops, Curio (also in DTLA), I was already in love with Jordana.  She has this way about her.. she makes you feel comfortable in asking her anything and she answers back with thought.  Oddly enough, she is just like her clothing!  Her pieces have otherworldly comfort and the shapes,...
Getting away with cowboy boots.

Getting away with cowboy boots.

Although I had put my cowboy boots, very much loved and almost falling apart, away for the last year or two, I had built a craving so strong I couldn’t help but pull them out.  Are cowboy boots out of fashion?  I dunno.  Were they ever in?  I am sure at some point.  I remember a few years ago one of my best friends and I used to wear them with everything.  Jeans, dresses, shorts, EVERYTHING.  She had a perfectly worn in black pair that I used to wear every time she didn’t, despite them having a hole in the sole.  Who cares, wear thicker socks! These saddle tan colored ones are almost as worn in, and make me just as happy, as my friend’s black ones.  When I put on this dress I knew the boots would be all too perfect with it.  As soon as the boots were on I also knew my fuchsia hat had to be in the mix.  Why?  I dunno, it just had to happen.  Some outfits are like that, they just aren’t perfect without a hat.  Like the day I wore the Mickey ears all day, remember that?  Sometimes my own wardrobe choices surprise me, but somehow for that day it feels good.  And that, my friends, is all that really matters. Boots & Hat: Vintage // Dress: Anthropologie (a gift from the very same black cowboy boot wielding friend) // Purse: Dooney & Bourke Photography by Sumanta...