Five, Fringe, Three, Two, One.

Five, Fringe, Three, Two, One.

Why hello there!  I feel like it’s been forever since I have posted, although it has only been one week… That’s quite a long time in the blog world!  I’m still here though, alive and kickin’ and also getting dressed!   Let me tell you a little bit about this Alli K dress!  I got it specifically for New York Fashion Week and let me tell you, it got more than it’s share of wear time.  I kept throwing it on for everything!  Too tired to get dressed?  Throw on this dress.  Going to a party?  Throw on this dress.  Just want to be comfortable?  Throw on this dress.  I’m not kidding you, I wore it on four of the seven days I was there.  I’m sure the people I kept running into were like, “Did this chick not bring any more clothes?”  I did.  I brought clothes enough for eight days even though I was only there for seven, but when something just feels right, well… You go with it.   This dress just feels right and it’s the fringe, I’m pretty sure.  Actually maybe it’s the mesh detailing along with the fringe.  OR!  Maybe it’s the mesh detailing along with the fringe, along with the fact that it’s the most fun you could pack into a little black dress.  I dunno guys, it’s just awesome, you’ll have to get one for yourself to know what I’m talking about.  Go on now, do it!  Dress: Alli K // Top: Adeline Pour Vous Vintage // Shoes:...
Turning Summer into Fall.

Turning Summer into Fall.

  The chill in the air is definitely a force to be reckoned with. Although it is a force that is definitely not here yet in LA (and maybe it will never come our way), I know some of you are feeling it, especially as the sun starts to go down. I am not going to lie, I am a little jealous of you who are starting to feel fall, as the heat is starting to get to me over here. Sometimes you just want to wear a sweater, ya know? So this post goes out to you, all you non-Angelinos, who are taking on the chill full-steam ahead! Transitional dressing is some of the hardest for lots of reasons. What colors do you lean towards? Is it still okay to wear white? Are pretty florals out until the heat comes back? Is houndstooth okay for spring? Who cares about all of these rules anyway?  No worries, I’m here to tell you to do what you want! And I’m here to SHOW you how to do your summery dresses for fall. I know, you would be lost without me, so let’s get started… It all starts with that summery floral print dress that you so loved all summer. But why give it up now? You have to put it away for months on end just because it’s started to get a little chilly?   NO WAY!  The key is layering something nice and toasty over it, and pairing it with the right shoes for a fall touch.  I used the most playful, summery, spin-worthy dress  there ever has been and...
Structures.

Structures.

We had our five minutes of winter here in Los Angeles, and I must say, it was nice.  I like sweaters every once in a while, but sweater weather is about as cold as I can stand which is why I live where I live!  Now it’s back into the 70s, which is just the way I like it.  For the rest of the country, here’s a little chilly weather outfit inspiration! Big sweaters over dresses with different shapes or textures are definitely a cold weather staple for me.  This Echo + Air dress was more than perfect for this because the skirt on it has such an eye grabbing shape.  This combo is perfect for Southern California dwelling me for when the sun decides to come out and I need to take the sweater off.  Versatility is key here people! Plus, wearing a dress under adds a layer underneath if you need to safeguard your skin from the itchiness of your sweater. Doesn’t it seem all the best ones itch?  Yes, they do, but you must do it anyway! To dress up the look a bit, I added in the structured Mox by Vere Verto (which you saw in Let Me Count the Ways as a hip pack), and these very structured oxfords.  I love adding in contrasting accessories to take the outfit to a different level, here it’s the draping of the dress and the oversize fit of the sweater against the clean cut lines of the bag and shoes.  Do you notice this kind of thing in your outfits too?  Am I maybe just crazy?  Hmmm….. Either...
Fall Pastels

Fall Pastels

Pastels are usually reserved for spring, but when it comes to conventional ways of dressing, I am not much for it.  Luckily I live somewhere that you can pretty much dress however you want all year.  Well, almost however you want… There are some big oversize snugly sweaters that I miss.  I’ll take the beach over a cold fall day though, so you know, you win some you lose some. If you haven’t noticed I love playing with color, and this dress was the perfect way to play with colorful socks.  With the dress and just a pair of shoes the outfit seemed like it was lacking something.  The green socks added a little somethin’ somethin’ and I’m into it.  Plus, who can say no to ruffly socks?  Not me, that’s for sure.  Also a plus, any time I am color blocking with my outfit I find myself drawn to this disco ball purse, which was at one point a Harajuku Lovers perfume holder.  I LOVE IT. Dress: Vintage // Socks: Topshop // Shoes: Vintage // Diso Ball: Harajuku...
Give ya some some, some of this in a bun. Or two.

Give ya some some, some of this in a bun. Or two.

Light weight wrap dresses are such an easy option for hot summer days.  It gives you coverage from the blistering sun, but still keeps you cool with all of it’s movement.  This one was a vintage score from a couple of weeks ago, I love the slate pattern!  This outfit is so easy to recreate with a midi dress in your own closet, a pair of oxfords and the same tone socks.  Throw on a pair of colorful sunglasses to give the outfit some depth, and you are on your merry way! P.S. Loving pigtail buns right now, so much! Dress: Vintage get the look, kind of, here & here// Socks: Urban Outfitters, similar here & here // Shoes: Vintage, similar here // Sunglasses: H&M, get the look, kind of,  here &...