When you get it, you got it.

When you get it, you got it.

There is just something about this oversized white button up.  It gets me, you know?  It’s like “Hey, I’m here.  I’ll give you so much room to play.”  While also being like, “You can do this!  You can be an adult that can wear a white shirt all day and not spill anything!  Get it girl.”   And I look in the mirror and I’m just like, “Cool.” The pants have a little of the same magic, don’t you think?  Baggy, but not too baggy.  Cropped, but not capris.  Also, they have a drawstring waistband…. I hope to grow up to have the gumption of this outfit one day.   Shirt: Millimétré // Jeans: Vintage // Boots: Helmut Lang // Bag: Hare & Hart // Hat:...
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,...
Adventures in White Dressing.

Adventures in White Dressing.

You guys, I went for it.  Went for what you ask?  A WHITE DRESS.  My goodness, the anxiety that normally comes with a white dress… Can you see through it?  Is my underwear line visible? What about in this light?  How about that light?  What if I turn this way and stick my butt out a little bit?  (I seriously do this when determining the sheerness of a fabric I am wearing.  My boyfriend gets a kick out of it every time.) When I first read that the fabric used to make this dress was opaque, my first thought was “Mmmmhmmmm. In your dreams.”  But, against my better judgement, I went for it anyway.  I mean is there a more quintessentially summer piece than a white halter dress?  I’m here to tell you folks, there is not.  You know that though, right?  So there I was when the package came, waiting to see right through this dress as I put it on, just to be pleasantly proven wrong by the geniuses over at Marie Hell.  Can you imagine?  A white dress that you can’t see right through?  Impossible!  Can you see through this dress though?  No my friends, you cannot.   So here I am, going about my lovely business in my opaque white dress!  I wanted to add a little color (always), so went for this pink hat almost immediately.  Black band around pink hat?  Well that calls for black boots I think!   Black boots?  I think that means black purse!   Oh.  Nope.   A black bag was just not vibin’, which sometimes happen in the wild...
Vintage Dress + Helmut Lang Boots

Vintage Dress + Helmut Lang Boots

Rain, rain, go away… Confused?  Not if you live in LA. Right now it’s pouring rain, and I mean POURING.  This naturally seemed like a good post for such weather because 1) it’s sunny in the pictures and 2) the colors are reminiscent of rainy day attire.  Right?  Well, you can wear black any ol’ time like I discussed in Pattern Play, it just seems majorly appropriate when it rains.  I think it’s mostly because you can go outside without fear of taking part in natures wet t-shirt contest, but who am I to judge?   This dress, which my boyfriend immediately deemed a teacher’s dress, is another one of my finds from Fiery Finish Vintage.  Remember the green and blue floral one?  YEA you do, because it was awesome.  Anyway, it’s another lovely vintage score.  Want to revisit the “teacher dress” comment?  I sure do.  This dress, does in fact, remind me of something a teacher would wear.  Probably because of the clock/tree/house situation and also because it’s rather large and flowy.  I always picture teachers in some sort of oversized dress or skirt/sweater combo, with something ridiculous printed (or maybe embroidered with bead detailing) on it.  Santa, crayons, flowers, turkeys, you name it and it’s been emblazoned across some teacher’s outfit.  I however, am not a teacher of the grade school type, but think it suits me just as nicely! The important thing about pulling things like teacher dresses off, is to update them with something kinda spunky.  Say… pointy boots and a weapon of a bag!  Add in a little gray-white hair and… well.. maybe that...
Monday?  Is that you?

Monday? Is that you?

Today is such a Monday.  I know it is Monday, but it’s SUCH a Monday.  Catchin’ my drift?  I love this outfit because it’s the coolest form of tourist wear there is.  Fanny pack: check.  Short-sleeved, patterned button up: check.  Tie up shorts: check.  I’m cooler than cool, right?  I know.  I hope your Monday isn’t so full of… well, Monday.    Top: Vintage // Shorts: Maison Kitsune // Bag: Hip Pack: Mox by Vere Verto // Shoes: Helmut Lang Envelope Boot (these are the same boot in waxed suede) Photography by Josephine...