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...
Slouchy Pants + Boxy Top

Slouchy Pants + Boxy Top

This outfit is so funny to me, I honestly hated it when I first put it on.  I think it was something with the colors, but the shapes… The shapes are what made me leave it on (sans my boyfriends approval).  The colors grew on me after a minute! Or maybe I just excused it because I loved the slouchy drop crotch pants with the boxiness of the top.  Either way, now that I look at it I’m not sure why I didn’t like the colors together, specifically the blue in the shirt and the green khaki of the pants.  It is different, and not something I would normally put together, but that’s what getting dressed is all about right?  Trying new things!  Well, that’s what it should be about any way.   I think the black sandals and bag definitely help pull the look together.  I felt like the shoes had to be a little funkier to match the top, and the boxy clutch pulled the black leather up to the top section of the outfit.  In the end I am happy with it.   What do you think, would you wear it?  Have you had outfits that you initially don’t like but after giving it a minute you grow to love it? Or am I just crazy? Either way, C-O-O-L.  And happy Monday everyone!  Top: Fiery Finish Vintage // Pants: Zara // Shoes: Zara // Bag: Vere Verto Photography by Eli...
Fringe + Boyfriend Jeans + Heels

Fringe + Boyfriend Jeans + Heels

I pretty much think my outfits could stop right here with this guy and I’d be just fine.  It’s just so much fun to wear… As cheesy as that sounds. Come on though, little floral heels, boyfriend jeans, hands free bag and FRINGE!?!  You can’t tell me you don’t kind of want to dance just lookin’ at it.  A feel-good outfit for a feel-good Monday!  That’s right, I said it.  I’m feelin’ good on a Monday.  How often do you hear that?  So many negative vibes sent out the first of the week, plenty from me, myself, and I no doubt, but today isn’t so bad.  Probably because of the outfit above, no? Sometimes boxy crop tops and boxy boyfriend style bottoms can be hard to pull off together.  The top has to hit at just the right spot so that you don’t just seem to be two boxes put together to make one human of a rectangle.  With this outfit, I found a way to balance out the boxiness with my shoes and the hip pack.  The hip back breaks up the shapes of the shirt and pants with a tiny rose colored pop.  The heels bring in a touch of femininity while also pulling together the colors of the jeans and hip pack.  So if you find yourself in a rectangular situation wardrobe wise, try adding in a few details to stop the eye from putting you in a box.  A fanny pack or even a statement bag that hits just right and a pair of dainty heels will do the trick!  Put ’em together, you know,...
Overall Shorts All Grown Up, pt. 2

Overall Shorts All Grown Up, pt. 2

As we all know, oh so well as they have been quite the trend for the last couple of years, overalls can be very hard to pull of in an adult manner.  Even more so when they are the short version of the half bib, half bottom wardrobe conundrum we, for some reason, call fashionable.  Don’t get me wrong, I love them!  In every shape and size, as shown here, here, and here.  BUT, you definitely have to be careful about what you style around these guys.  I decided to pull mine into adulthood through a couple of more “grown-up” pieces, aka with killer shoes and a clutch.  I also thought showing a little skin up top with a crop top underneath them would help my case.  This kind of outfit is perfect for a date on summer nights or for lunch on the weekends.  Comfortable, chic, and undeniably cute, but not TOO cute.   I also have some pant overalls that I haven’t worn for quite a while that I need to pull out and make grow up as well.  I’ll keep you posted, I’m sure.  For more ways to force your “shortalls” into adulthood, check out Shortalls All Grown Up. Top: Zara // Overall Shorts: G-Star // Bag: Vere Verto Mox // Shoes: Valas Los Angeles Estelle  Photography by Randy...
The shapes do it.

The shapes do it.

Although this outfit is black, navy, and brown, it is the shapes that make it what it is.  Shape play in clothing is one of my favorite things to do.  How does the shape of a shirt change how I feel? How I look?  How I can dance?  Yes, being able to dance is very important in clothing choices on a daily basis.  Anyway, I love these shapes together. The structured look of the Kimem pants with the skirt over paired with the loose fit of the button up navy shirt just makes me feel good.  What’s better than that?  Nothing. Ninja bun Friday, are you ready?  Happy weekend! Top: Vintage // Pants: KIMEM Jacky Skirt on top pants // Loafers: Via Spiga // Bag: Vere Verto Mox  Photography by Randy...