California Summer

California Summer

My goodness, it’s been a while!  While I was in a definite need of a break from the blog, I am so happy to be back!  And if you didn’t already notice on Instagram, I’m now One Turn Kiss, rather than One Turn Kill.  Unfortunately there is too much negativity and violence happening in the world and my name was being associated with it.  I know that all of you know that I am quite the peaceful person (at least I hope by now you do…), and that I just want everyone to be nice and of course for everything to be cute…  But I couldn’t stand my name having such a negative connotation, and for that reason I have decided to push it all the way to the opposite end of the spectrum with a great big KISS!  So, that is that and everyone be safe and kind and lovey.  The outfit!  That’s why you are here, right?!?  This outfit totally screams California summer to me.  It’s relaxed and easy, baggy shorts and some vans, with the perfect amount of girly-ness in the lace top.  Plus, said lace lets the breeze in and baggy shorts aren’t too confining.  It’s pretty perfect if you ask me!   Top: Tea & Cup // Shorts: Urban Renewal // Sunglasses: Armani // Shoes: Vans Over Washed Sk8-Hi (Unfortunately the version I am wearing isn’t available in stores anymore, but you can always get the classic version...
Grids & Duffles.

Grids & Duffles.

If this isn’t the most perfect sweater dress, then I sure don’t know what is!  Grid?  Check.  Turtleneck?  Check.  Perfect body con fit?  Double check!  It’s hard to find a sweater dress that is actually flattering and not just a large bag you throw on your body.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about wearing the bag sweater, but it’s nice to have options people!  I think the print makes it a bit more wearable as well, with horizontal and vertical stripes doing all sorts of things to your eyes and taking them in all sorts of directions, accentuating those lady lumps.   The dress also made for the perfect backdrop to my Julia Gabriel bag, which has definitely become one of my prized possessions, because DUH!  It’s literally perfect.  I love the mix of canvas and leather and the fact that it looks like an upscale, modern version of a duffle bag.  Luh-luh-love it!  I threw on some boots and cute sunglasses and on my way I went!  Dress: C/MEO via BNKR //Boots: Zara // Bag: Julia Gabriel Studio // Sunglasses: Poppy Lissiman Photography by Eli Sims...
Easy Like Sunday Morning.

Easy Like Sunday Morning.

How do you like my hair?  Show stealer huh?  Just kidding, it’s a bowl cut!  You know, the haircut from the past that is definitely back to haunt us?  Just kidding (again), I sleep just fine and I’m sure you do too.  Unless you have a traumatic bowl cut experience lingering from your childhood… If that’s the case I am sorry I have hit on such a touchy subject.  If not, you should really consider getting one yourself because it’s easy like Sunday morning in a hair cut. Any way… Little black leather skirts are a wardrobe staple in my book.  Probably in everyone’s book really, because aside from a good pair of jeans, it’s one of the most versatile pieces you can own.  Throw it on with a tee shirt and a good pair of boots to dress it down, or some heels and a dainty blouse, or do it my way!  I’m all about the comfortable shoe and a good vintage button up!   I like that the top is neutral with splashes of oranges, reds, and yellows.  It was a perfect match with a basic like a leather skirt.  I pulled the red from the top through to the bottom with the dark burgundy sneakers.  I thought a black bag would be a little too predictable, so I went for a tan clutch.  Et voilá!  The perfect black leather mini skirt outfit was born!   Top: Vintage // Skirt: BB Dakota // Socks: Hue // Shoes: Matt Bernson // Bag: Marie Turnor Photography by Sarah Fernandez...
The sweetest things.

The sweetest things.

An embroidered denim dress with a honey bear?  Duh, I had to have it.  It’s a honey bear!  Plus some cupcakes, cookies, tiny teddy grahams…  Come on!  You’ve never seen a sweeter dress and you know it!  All of this toothache inducing goodness via Eat.Me.Do.  Could the brand name be any better?  I think not!  And to top the dress off, there are tiny little ants marching around it.  I know, you almost cried a little it’s so perfect. So, how do you do a delicious dress like this right?  You pair it with a little glitter on your shoes and one crisp, clean, Valas Los Angeles bag.  I know that you know that I love Valas, (see here, here and this really fun one here,  just to name a few), because what’s not to love?  Buttery leathers, perfect shoes, touches of gold!  But this bag… So far it takes the cake!  Craving sweets yet? I’m not normally a white purse kind of girl, but I have been lusting after this one for quite some time.  Why?  The structure of it!  It’s a little larger than most round cross body bags and the stitching on the V just gets me.  I’m learning in my old age (yes, I’m getting old & my birthday is this month and I am only getting older), that I have a thing for perfectly stitched leather.  This is something that Valas gets right every single time whether on their shoes or on their bags.  Things like this let you know a brand is paying attention.  Nothing but the best I tell ya! Now, can someone...
Doin’ So Much Fringe in NYC.

Doin’ So Much Fringe in NYC.

This REBEL wall!  And how perfect with this outfit?  I loved the blue wall as well, which was near the REBEL wall, for the detail shots.  I love when a wall just compliments the outfit so perfectly, it ends up making the entire shoot so much more fun.  It kind of set the mood for the whole thing, you know?  I was obviously on one because look at all of the faces!  I’m just so silly, I know.   The clothes though, let’s talk about those!  I was on a tassel-y/fringe-y thing while in New York.  Who am I kidding? I’m always on a tassel-y/fringe-y thing.  I was so in love with the idea of fringe on my pants and a little extra tassel (in a lot of a extra color), on my neck!  One bright blue & gold Poppy Lissiman choker comin’ right up!  I decided to keep the shirt black & white, to accentuate the choker, and gave extra pops with the red sunglasses and sneaky-sneaks.   These sneakers were such a go-to while running around the city.  So comfortable!  Plus, fringe is made for movin’ and shakin’, so you have to have comfy shoes to do just that.  Again, who am I kidding?  You have to have comfy shoes to do anything in my eyes.  Ain’t no body got time for heels!  Except for sometimes.  Alright, I’m talking myself into one massive hole here because we all know that if you hand me a cute heel, I’mma make it work.   Especially if they have tassels.    Top: The Fifth Label via BNKR // Shorts: Rachel Comey //...