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...
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! ...
When you get it, you got it.

When you get it, you got it.

There is just something about this oversized white button up.  It gets me, you know?  It’s like “Hey, I’m here.  I’ll give you so much room to play.”  While also being like, “You can do this!  You can be an adult that can wear a white shirt all day and not spill anything!  Get it girl.”   And I look in the mirror and I’m just like, “Cool.” The pants have a little of the same magic, don’t you think?  Baggy, but not too baggy.  Cropped, but not capris.  Also, they have a drawstring waistband…. I hope to grow up to have the gumption of this outfit one day.   Shirt: Millimétré // Jeans: Vintage // Boots: Helmut Lang // Bag: Hare & Hart // Hat:...
Christmas Dressing

Christmas Dressing

Nothing is more fun than dressing up for a fancy-schmancy party.  Seriously, when I got the invite to attend a holiday get-together on a yacht (like I said, fancy-schmancy), I immediately knew I wanted a big, BIG dress!  This Val Stefani gown fit the bill, and I love that I got to add my own little bit of style to it with the vintage striped tee.  Very me, no?  Plus, it’s definitely going to be a bit chilly out on the water, so layers are essential!   Wish me luck to not fall overboard and also wish me so much warmth! Gown: Val Stefani // Tee:...