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...
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...
Adventures in White Dressing.

Adventures in White Dressing.

You guys, I went for it.  Went for what you ask?  A WHITE DRESS.  My goodness, the anxiety that normally comes with a white dress… Can you see through it?  Is my underwear line visible? What about in this light?  How about that light?  What if I turn this way and stick my butt out a little bit?  (I seriously do this when determining the sheerness of a fabric I am wearing.  My boyfriend gets a kick out of it every time.) When I first read that the fabric used to make this dress was opaque, my first thought was “Mmmmhmmmm. In your dreams.”  But, against my better judgement, I went for it anyway.  I mean is there a more quintessentially summer piece than a white halter dress?  I’m here to tell you folks, there is not.  You know that though, right?  So there I was when the package came, waiting to see right through this dress as I put it on, just to be pleasantly proven wrong by the geniuses over at Marie Hell.  Can you imagine?  A white dress that you can’t see right through?  Impossible!  Can you see through this dress though?  No my friends, you cannot.   So here I am, going about my lovely business in my opaque white dress!  I wanted to add a little color (always), so went for this pink hat almost immediately.  Black band around pink hat?  Well that calls for black boots I think!   Black boots?  I think that means black purse!   Oh.  Nope.   A black bag was just not vibin’, which sometimes happen in the wild...
Think Pink

Think Pink

Think pink here people.  It will make everything better, and that’s saying a lot as almost nothing can make anyone feel better about the fact that it’s Monday.  Wearing an outfit like the one above could possibly be of assistance too.  What other words of wisdom do I have to get you through your Monday blues?  Hm… the only other thing I can think of that makes Monday (or any day) any better is shopping.  Maybe hop on over to Hare + Hart to buy this bucket bag?  It begs you to, in all of it’s bucket-y, two-toned goodness.  Enough?  Okay good, cause I’m tapped out.  Sweater: Zara // Shorts & Shoes: Urban Outfitters // Bucket Bag: Hare + Hart Photography by Sylvia...
Spring is in the air.

Spring is in the air.

Talk about spring being in the air! This strip of sidewalk was too pretty to pass by, with all of it’s pink petal covered goodness.  It’s the perfect backdrop to a muted outfit and it’s all tied together with my killer hair!  The sunshine isn’t hurting the situation either… Understated outfits are made interesting by the shapes within them.  The interesting shapes of this outfit make it go from blah beige to something worth looking at.  The monochromatic coloring does me a favor here, as sometimes wide pants and a wide top can be hard to pull off, but doing it all in similar colors can help elongate you.  I don’t think there has ever been a more perfectly laid back outfit, especially when paired with chucks. Are you ready for spring? It’s coming! Are wide leg pants on your list? Try it in monochrome! Sweater: Anthropologie, get a smilar look here & here // Pants: Eddie Bauer, very similar here & here // Shoes: Converse // Bag: Vintage Photography by Sylvia...