Balmy.

Balmy.

  I love these shoes so much.  They are kind of ankle breakers, but you know.  Do what you gotta do. On a less painful note, it is like, I dunno, 65 degrees outside.  While the rest of the country turn into human-cicles, we are keeping it nice and warm here in LA.  Looks like a balmy 80 for next week.  Come visit, you won’t regret it. Shirt: Vintage // Pants:  7 for All Mankind Gwenevere // Shoes: H&M // Sunglasses: Vintage // Purse: Vintage Photography by Rebecca McKenzie...
Snug Life.

Snug Life.

It’s a snug life.  That is one thing I know.  At least with this coat and these gloves!  It has ACTUALLY gotten cold the last few days, cold enough to need an ACTUAL coat and ACTUAL snug life gloves.  What else?  Also, check this “Sorry We’re Cool” shirt, because I mean, sorry, we ARE cool.  Thank you Sincerely Jules for making my life so much easier as I don’t need to apologize any longer.  My shirt says it all.  Well, my shirt and my gloves.  And that, my friends, is all that YOU need to know.  Oh, and how killer is this vintage coat? Photography by Rebecca McKenzie at the LACMA Urban Light Exhibition...
Crop Top + Tee

Crop Top + Tee

  Here in sunny LA we aren’t quite having fall yet.  It still gets up to 80 degrees and coats, or even light jackets, are not quite needed, at least during the day.  So, how do you dress for this?  Especially coming from somewhere that has no fall or spring to speak of, only 100 degrees or 10 degrees, summer or winter.  It’s summer to warm fall transition dressing, not summer to crisp fall transition dressing, that I am working with here.  I am not complaining even one bit about the warmth, trust me, but I do crave something a little different in the closet area. In order to make things more fall relevant, without over dressing for the sun, I have mixed seasons together!  Layering a crop top over a tee shirt and running around in boyfriend jeans rather than cut off shorts brings everything into the next season.  If you happen to be in a place where the chill has begun, grab a leather jacket to throw on or pair with a long sleeve shirt!  How many layers can we put on at once?  Well, lots.  Don’t try to count, just keep stacking until you are warm enough.  Crop tops with cut outs make for perfect pieces of interest over any old tee.  The older and worn in the better!  Which reminds me, has anyone found the perfectly worn in soft tee they would like to share?  I have found many, sold in stores from A-Z, but it just never seems to be the same as a genuinely worn in shirt.  Let me know what your favorite...
Suburbia! Or not.

Suburbia! Or not.

With a slight nod to the 90’s and this post, I give you:  Sweet Docs and a flannel tied smack dab around my middle section.  The perfect transition outfit!  A dress light enough for summer-like days and something warm to throw on for cooler fall nights. In exploring my neighborhood, I came upon this cute little fence and door down the street.  One of the things I love about the area I live in is that every house presents something different.  There isn’t any of that great American suburbia around these parts!  Even though I dropped down in the center of all that America stands for, this neighborhood doesn’t exemplify it at all, in the best of ways.  Although this specific fence and door combo keeps you from seeing the home behind it, it gives something to the imagination.  What color is the house behind?  Who lives there?  Do they mow their lawn on a regular basis?  The world may never know. Dress: H&M // Flannel: Diesel Black Gold // Boots: Dr. Martens, similar here // Lipstick: Lipstick Queen Butterfly Ball in Goodbye (My go to!)...