Friday, October 24, 2014

american gothic

Photos by Michael Ramstead

(Dyer & Jenkins tee, Pins + Needles plaid dress, Blanc Noir leather jacket, Zara combat boots, Luv AJ ID necklace)

Just a few quick snaps of an outfit I wore sometime last week. I was supposed to go to a concert that night so I was channeling some grungy rock and roll vibes. I ended up opting out of the concert at last minute but wore this to dinner instead, which worked just as well. I always dress for multiple occasions, because you just never know. A strapless bustier dress is such a great multifunctional piece. Add a casual tee underneath and pair with boots and it becomes casual and cool. Ditch the shirt, throw on sky high heels, and finish with a sleek clutch and you have quite a different feel. Now I'm thinking I need that Comme Des Garcons tee, because how cute would it be to have that signature heart peeking out?

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

laced sleeve

Photos by Roxana Velazco

(Kate & Kass camisole, American Eagle kimono, Acne jeans, Topshop boots, vintage backpack)

The last time I wore anything from American Eagle was probably in 8th grade. I randomly stopped by the store a few weeks ago for an assignment and ended up loving this kimono (which happened to be on sale). This goes to show that it's not about the label, but about the garment. I believe you can find a great piece in just about any store and turn it into your own style by mixing it with existing pieces in your wardrobe. Case in point, this really great kimono top. It's definitely a great layering piece for the office and lazy off duty days. Lesson of the day: Be open minded to new brands and revisit old brands that you thought you outgrew, it just might surprise you.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

pumpkin and oatmeal

Photos by Michael Ramstead

(Silence + Noise sweater, H&M skirt, All Saints boots, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag)

It's here! My favorite time of year! October marks the season change, the chill of the cold air, the leaves crunching under your boots, pumpkin spice lattes, and cuddling with that special someone (or special animal in my case, haha). Although most days it still feels like summer in LA, there are a few ways to get into the spirit of fall without looking like a crazy person while everyone else is still in denim cut offs and tank tops. First, pair a heavier top with a mini skirt, keep the legs bare! second, add breathable layers. This sweater feels like a fall sweater but actually is perfect for summer because of the holes. and third, stick with a neutral color palette with pops of olive or burgundy. These type of colors are always associated with the colder season. With these three things in mind this is what I wore to the pumpkin patch last weekend. We picked out the perfect pumpkins to carve and I'm so excited! By the way how crazy are those gigantic pumpkins?! I've literally never seen a vegetable that big (and please don't tell me pumpkins are technically a fruit, because I just don't accept that). anyway, hooray for pumpkins on steroids!

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