Surf in Paris with Layers.

Surf in Paris with Layers.

Just when I thought winter would never come… It’s frigid!  No, that’s totally an exaggeration.  My fingers are frigid, but it’s almost 60 degrees outside.  I know I shouldn’t be complaining because I know some of the country is ACTUALLY frigid right now, but I’m cold!  The only way to beat the weather in LA when it dips below the average temperature of 71 degrees?  Layers!  Layers are such an awesome way to experiment with shapes and patterns, which is absolutely my favorite thing in the world. Obviously. It’s actually kind of funny how this outfit came to be.  It started with the Surf in Paris t-shirt from Millimétré (see my other killer scores from them in this post), but I was a little cold and I wanted to put something under it to keep me warm, so on went a turtleneck dress. The dress was shorter and I knew I would want more coverage, so I put on the boots.  I was STILL cold, so I put this wool skirt on under the dress, and it kind of peeked out the bottom, which was cute, but I needed more!  So then I decided enough was enough, and I got back in bed. After warming up under a mound of blankets, I decided to give life a try again.  I definitely liked the skirt and the tee together, but this time I reached for a top that buttoned all the way up to cover my neck, plus added a little pattern.  On went the boots again, because of course, how could I not?  BUT I WAS STILL COLD.  Idea!  My...
Doing Plaid in NYC

Doing Plaid in NYC

Whew!  It’s been a hot second since I’ve posted!  Never fear my friends, I am back and better than ever!  After a big move (big meaning big pain in the butt, not big as in far), and traveling clear over to NYC to attend Fashion Week, I was pooped to say the least!  If I’m being honest with you, I’m still pooped.  Who knew Fashion Week would be SO exhausting?  Especially right after the most draining move I have ever made! Alright I know, poor me.  I’m done. I’m done!  New York really was so much fun and I met some awesome people, including the lovely Karina that just so happened to take these pictures.  (Love you Karina!!!!)  You will hear more about the others I met later this week, but for now here’s one of my favorite outfits from NYFW.  Easy breezy, just the way I like it!  I wonder if you went back through all of my posts how many times I have said that… But it’s true!  I like my outfits to be no fuss and this one fits the bill EXACTLY.   A dress to slip over your head? Check.  A vest to throw on over dress to make it look like you care? Check.  Comfy slides? Check.  Cutest little bag for the essentials? Check!  This outfit wins, therefore I win.  Thanks BNKR and Uber for giving me such an easy outfit and equally as easy way of getting around the Big Apple!  Vest: The Fifth via BNKR // Dress: The Fifth via BNKR // Bag: Hare + Hart // Shoes: Matt Bernson // Sunglasses: Poppy...
The Brown Plaid Dress + Sneakers

The Brown Plaid Dress + Sneakers

Remember this dress? I ate ice cream in it over here (with much longer hair), right when Salt & Straw opened, before I had such an awful addiction to that place.  Oh well, you win some you lose some, right?  But back to the dress.  My mom found it at a thrift store, which is generally where my most awesome pieces come from, and mailed it to me. It was love at first site!  Brown isn’t a color that pops up in my wardrobe much unless you count brown leather, then it’s a whole different story.  I love this brown plaid though, it is such a killer dress.  I think I could dress it up and wear it out with something awesome under it, or I can wear it like the pictures above, with sneakers!   I feel like I am totally late on the sneaker game, which happened for a couple of reasons.  First I’m just not much of a sneaker girl.  I like boots and every once in a while I throw in a pair of sandals.  And second, I just couldn’t get on board with the plain white sneakers, you know what I’m talking about, that everyone and their brother are making.  Although, I’m not going to lie, now that I see the way of the sneaker (through these ones from Valas, which I also wore with shorts, and my Isabel Marant’s), I kind of want some in every color/shape/size.  Maybe not every size, only my size, but every color including white!  Actually, there is a good chance I would just ruin them… maybe I should stay...
PLAID.

PLAID.

This sweater is everything and consequently, where it starts today! It starts with: The biggest, fluffiest, warmest vintage plaid sweater. Next:  I needed something to wear under the massive sweater that would kind of balance out the weight of it.  Nothing is worse than massive on top, massive on bottom, and just turning out as one massive marshmallow person.  When I say nothing is worse, I mean that as in for today, that is not what I wanted, tomorrow I may definitely want to be a walking marshmallow.  Any way, I decided to show a little skin to offset the sweater, as well as add in an airy aspect with a light weight shirt dress.  After having the dress and sweater on, I knew that I needed shoes to hold their own weight in the outfit.  Something kind of tough, kind of flirty, and perfectly vintage Armani.  The shape and laces of the boots make them really stand out, bringing some of the interest of the outfit down to my feet, instead of again, making everything about the massive sweater.  Sometimes it isn’t just about the weight of the pieces in your outfit, but the fact that they stand out can make them hold their own against something so big. How it ends: The Lola.  This bag was just SCREAMING to be worn with this outfit.  I wasn’t expecting to add in another statement piece, as I felt the sweater and boots were enough, but come on!  Sometimes it just feels so right, and with the lips purse, it was too perfect! Hope that helps you along your own...
Plaid pants.

Plaid pants.

  Pajama dressing at it’s finest!  Although neither of these pieces are pajamas, they sure do feel like it!  Wide leg trousers and a classic button up are an easy way to dress comfortably while still looking chic.  Just make sure your pants don’t have an elastic waistband, as this will make the look too casual.  Throwing in patterns and some saucy shoes are always a must in my book, so plaid and shoes with a little sparkle were an easy choice.  What is your favorite pajama dressing outfit? Pants: Vintage Armani // Blouse: Goodwill // Shoes:...