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...
Jumpsuit + Leopard

Jumpsuit + Leopard

Let’s talk, just for a minute, about man repelling.  It’s the glorious idea of dressing in such a way that repels the opposite sex, brought to us by none other than the OG man repeller, Leandra Medine.  Full length jumpsuits are listed by name as one of the items that are straight up man repelling.  Do I care? Not one bit.  Will I wear them anyway? Of course!  Now, some of you may say that this is because I already have a boyfriend that will love me even if I choose to jaunt around town in a potato sack, BUT this isn’t true.  Well, it is true that he would love me in a potato sack, but it isn’t true that this is the only reason I allow myself to dress this way.  The number one reason I wear things like the very unflattering and completely matronly jumpsuit shown above is because I feel good in it.  Read: GOOD.  I did not say skinny, sexy, or any such thing.  I said good.  I feel so good in jump suits!  You don’t have to worry about things falling down when bending over or things coming up when arms are reaching above the head.  No, I am covered.  From head to toe I’m covered and I can go about my merry way sans any unwanted skin showing.  Not only does this jumpsuit have me all covered up, but the fit of it is such that I look about three sizes wider than I actually am.  As a clothing item that seems to want to hold it’s shape no matter what is...
THIS IS HOME.

THIS IS HOME.

When I first saw this dress I kind of thought it was a little girls dress but started walking towards it anyway.  I got close enough to realize it was in fact for adults, and not children, and immediately grabbed it, it was definitely coming home with me!  I didn’t care how it fit or if it even fit at all, I needed it.  It’s like a massive leopard print sweatshirt in dress form.  HELLO!  Can you beat that?!?  I knew it needed shoes to rival it’s awesomeness, and what better than these space cadet boots?  I literally feel like a space cadet when I wear them and I am so happy about it.  They feel like you are walking on the moon, which I think is hard to accomplish in a platform boot of such height.  Camper has it mastered!  What do you think?  Would you rock them? I like to change things up in my house quite a bit.  I am constantly changing something, moving from one room to the next.  Whether it’s switching the quilt on my bed, adding more pillows to my couch, or putting wheels on my kitchen table (more on that later my friends), I like my surroundings to change!  I tend to gravitate towards the colorful, as you can tell by the color of my couch, and then change things around to make it not feel so overwhelming.  Case in point, the canvas hanging above the couch!  It has been quite a few things, but as soon as I decide I am over what’s on it I just start over again with...
A dress, some shoes, and of course, LOVE.

A dress, some shoes, and of course, LOVE.

  It’s no surprise that I love vintage clothing.  I love having pieces that I don’t have to worry someone else will have, I see it as best to just all around avoid the “who wore it better” situations in life.  That being said, sometimes there are pieces that are so unique that I just have to have them, even if it means others could be wearing the exact same thing that I am.  Case in point, this dress.  This dress is from Forever 21 of all places, and when I saw it, about a million years ago, I just HAD to have it.  It looks vintage and has a vintage fit, but I am betting it probably won’t last too long.  Especially with the way that I wear it!  You can bet though, that until the very last thread, I will be wearing this dress in all it’s golden glory. P.S. How killer is this wall?  It’s in Culver City by Smashbox Studios if you want to see it for yourself! Dress: Forever 21 // Shoes: Vintage Photography by Rebecca McKenzie // Editing & finishing by yours...