This one time at fashion camp…

This one time at fashion camp…

I actually brought this band jacket home with me from Utah in December, but with LA being so LA, and the jacket being so very wool-y, I couldn’t break it out until the freezing temps of NY.  My mom was out vintage hunting one day and sent me a picture of it with a big (???).  I was like (!!!).  And here we are, months later with patches/pins a blazin’.   I felt like these over-the-knee boots from Valas Los Angeles were a shoo-in with the jacket, something about the military inspired look of the band jacket and the laces of the boots just screamed “PUT ME TOGETHER!”  So I did, and it works!   The shorts on the other hand, were more of a mistake than anything else.  I was like, I need shorts with these boots! So I went to find shorts in the mess of an apartment that was my life post-move/pre-New York, and these were all that I could dig up.  In order to find out if shorts were going to work with the outfit, I tried them on before searching longer and harder for more shorts.  Et voilá!  Not only would shorts be G-R-E-A-T, this very pair was just right!   Kind of silly in the cold, I know, but don’t worry!  I had thermals on under all of my clothing, and big snuggy socks under my boots!  I was still freezing, I’m not going to lie to you, it was COLD.  Oh the things we do in the name of fashion… Band Jacket: Vintage // Shorts: Vintage // Boots: Valas Los Angeles Stevie...
All of the pretty things.

All of the pretty things.

Generally I am not a fan of the yellowy, sun going down, perma-70s picture, or as so many people more eloquantly put it, the “golden hour” light, but here with this outfit, it feels so right!  Maybe it’s the leather jacket or something, I’m not sure, but I’m into it. This outfit is really one of the easiest things to wear and it all starts with the shirt dress from Loup!  A white button up shirt dress is always good to have on hand, not to mention one with all of the pretty things a girl needs in life i.e. red lips, flowers, wine, cute panties, etc. printed on it.  It’s entirely too easy to make pieces like this fit into so many different seasons and situations.  Luckily for me, I live in LA and the season and situation here for about 358 days of year is 70 degrees and chill.  For those of you out there who are actually experiencing winter, you can always layer with a pair of heavy jeans, boots, and the biggest blanket coat you own! The day I shot this, it just so happened to be on the cooler side of LA weather so I went with a leather jacket (yes, it’s the most perfect brown vintage leather jacket that there has ever been or will ever be, I know), and some knee highs.  From there, it’s all about the little details you add!  A bandana tied around my neck and killer platform lace up shoes from Valas Los Angeles did it for me.  I mean, come on with these shoes and their buttery tan suede! ...
Suede, meet Leather. Leather, this is Suede.

Suede, meet Leather. Leather, this is Suede.

A bit of an overload of pictures this time huh?  Sorry, but not really sorry.  Sometimes outfits just photograph so well it’s hard for me to choose so instead of wasting my time deciding I just throw them all up… You mad? Didn’t think so.  I know you all just L-O-V-E to see half a million pictures of my bright shiny face!  And on to the clothes!  Did you think I was joking when I said that a black leather skirt is a wardrobe staple?  Besides this one and the little mini I posted a while ago, I also own a vintage black leather pencil skirt.  You seriously can’t go wrong with black leather skirts, throw it on and GET OUT THE HOUSE!  I’m actually really excited to style this one, from Oasis, with an oversized sweater.  The mix of leather and suede are all-too-perfect for fall!   Which reminds me… Guess what!?!  I’m cold right now!  It’s cold outside! In LA!  It’s cold!  Well, it’s “cold”.  It’s like… I don’t know… 64 degrees, which trust me, is FREEZING compared to the 90 degrees it’s been here for the last few months.  Perfect timing to bust out the leather skirts and oversized sweaters, no? Top: Vintage // Skirt: Oasis // Shoes: Opening Ceremony // Bag: Valas Los Angeles (More from Valas here) // Sunglasses:...
Sporty-tourist-core.

Sporty-tourist-core.

Sorry for the picture overload, but I mean… Come on!  How awesome are these pictures?  This white building with it’s white shades pulled down in the windows was such a perfect backdrop to make my dress and shoes pop!  It always makes me so happy when I find the perfect backdrop to an outfit.  It’s so much harder said than done!  Finding colored walls around Los Angeles isn’t so much a problem, nor finding white walls.  The problem that you run across around here is the graffiti OR the painted over graffiti that was done in a slightly different shade than the original color.  Every time I see someone painting a building somewhere I am like QUICK!  Shoot time!  Gotta get a shoot in before some little turd decides whatever he has to say is better than a beautifuly pristine paint job.   Does this all make me sound old?  ANYWAY… The walls would be nothing without the outfits right?  Right.  I love that this outfit plays on black and white with the best pops of color to throw it off a bit.  This mesh dress from A Common Space has the most perfect tropical print!  I’m calling it sporty-tourist-core.  It’s a thing, totally.  Slap on a denim vest with none other than a hula girl sittin’ pretty right on the back and I think we’ve got one killer outfit on our hands.  Disagree? Well, I can’t help you because you are wrong.     I thought the florals would be complimented oh-so-nicely with bright pink sneakers, and pulled the stripes from the collar of the dress down through...
Midweek Music Relief: Put a Light On.

Midweek Music Relief: Put a Light On.

Valas does it better than everyone else.  Case in point: The Champion.  Shoes: Valas Los Angeles // Ring: Virgins Saints and Angels  P.S. Whoa-whoaaaaa, listen to the music. Playlist by my lovely, musically inclined assistant,...