Off Shoulder Tee – Zara | White Culottes – Zara | Genn Bootie – Aldo | Vegan Leather Bomber Jacket – Azalea SF
Had a fun little meet up with one of my favorites TaylrAnne before my big day last Saturday (photos to come) with getting married and what not. We met in downtown LA for a quick bite after work and a much needed catch up and photo sesh. I’m in love with my latest off shoulder top from Zara, who by the way couldn’t be killing it more with their latest collection out. I’ve already worn the top a handful of times, with high waisted jeans, shorts and now culottes. I love the double oversized look but pairing these culottes with a tight fitting off shoulder top really helped balance this look out. My newest go-to for jackets has to be bombers. There’s something about having a simple neckline (without the bunching from collars) that makes these easy to throw on with any outfit. Of course I have to go with leather because I really can’t seem to not wear leather.
I also must highlight these amazing booties from my latest collaboration with Aldo shoes! The Genn bootie is the perfect height for everyday wear while adding some edge with the multitude of buckles. I always want a little extra height with my everyday wear without having to go through the trouble of wearing heels all day (it can be exhausting as many may know).
Riley Raw Hem Denim Top – BooHoo | Lace Up Pant – H&M | Austen Teardrop Panama Hat – Urban Outfitters | Black Chelsea Boot – Zara | Round Sunglasses – RayBan
I think sometimes people forget or don’t realize how much work can go into a blog post. Usually if your someone living in the city you constantly have a great backdrop whether its marble buildings in a financial district or dirty alleyways in the middle of downtown there is always something that can help your outfits live. Being from Orange County it’s a little more difficult to be as creative as you’d like to be (aside from beach photos of course). Fortunately my fiance and I ran across this little deserted bar and it was might I say the perfect backdrop to my edgy urban cowboy look I had going on.
I have a weakness for lace up pants (as some of you might know from my very early on blog posts with my Zara waxed denim favorites, which btw I found after having lost them for most of the year) so when I saw this camel colored pair from H&M I had to grab them. I had been trying to figure out how to style my latest raw hem denim tank I grabbed from BooHoo and if you’ve been following me, you probably realize I’m a big fan of raw hem denim. Actually if you Google “Raw Hem Denim” and check the images, more likely than not one of my photos will pop up. I gravitated towards this top for the overkill of raw hems, plus it has just right amount of cropped action for me to feel comfortable pairing with high waist trousers or low waist skinny jeans (in this case). I will say that this probably was the worst day to wear pants, once I stepped outside and realized it was 90 degrees out I knew I made a mistake. But hey, do it for fashion right?
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Lydian L/S Blouse – Azalea | Ridley Ankle Grazer Denim – ASOS | Chuck Taylor All-Star Low Top – Urban Outfitters | Western Tip Belt – ASOS | Karen Walker Harvest Sunglasses – DITTO
On my recent trip to San Francisco my cousin took me over to Hayes St. to explore a bit (with what short time I had) and one of the stores she insisted on visiting was Azalea – a small boutique with some big brands and character. I instantly fell in love with their boutique so you can imagine my surprise when I was provided the opportunity to collaborate! First thing that caught my eye was this plaid oversized shirt with a deep v-neck cut. It’s one of the perfect pieces to tuck into a pair of skinny jeans, especially since the blouse is more of a tunic, you get a lot of length on the back while letting it billow in the front. Pair it with a cute bralette and you’re just about ready. Clearly I have an thing for oversized blouses but with my affinity for everything neutral I have been dying to add some color into my wardrobe and the stripes on the plaid are exactly what I was looking for.
I got a ton of compliments on this look, the simplicity of having a dressy blouse with some ripped skinnies and converse that makes a real easy look. Also I finally am changing up my sunglass game with these Karen Walkers thanks to Ditto. For a low monthly rate you can update your sunglass game as often as you like! They have a ton of great designer pairs to choose from and if you use code: UNCONSCIOUSSTYLE you can get your first month FREE.
So I’ve never been a huge fan of tube tops, to me it says something of Miami in the early 2000s. However a recent update to the piece we all once knew has made me go strapless. By utilizing structured fabrics and creating clean cut lines this once casual weekend top has transformed into a classic work week piece. One of my favorite looks is pairing the strapless piece with high waisted ankle grazing trousers in a fun print or bold color. Throw on a pair of flats and you have the perfect balance of skin on top and a more professional feel on the bottom. If you’re looking to go out after work, throw on some pointed toe pumps and a leather jacket to complete the look. I never knew I’d be such a huge fan of the trend but I must say to everyone that you should at least try and embrace it once, you won’t regret it!
Off-The Shoulder Poplin Shirt – Zara | Black Flare Denim – Forever21(Similar) | White Low Top Chuck Taylors – Converse | Round Sunglasses – Ray-Ban
There’s nothing I enjoy more than adding a little spunk to a classic like a poplin blouse. In this case, a little off the shoulder action. As I’ve noted before I am a huge fan of exposed collar bones so I’m becoming increasingly fond of these blouses. Being in “corporate America” I unfortunately can’t wear the bohemian styles we are all accustomed to, but with this particular shirt, it made for an easy casual Friday look when paired with some black denim flares and my converse. Mixing a dressy style pant with sneakers is something I’m going to be participating in more come Fall.
The poplin shirt pictured above is actually a favorite from Zara that looks a lot like the ready-to-wear piece from Tibi (at a fraction of the cost). I’ve also recently paired this top with a denim skirt for a more weekend appropriate look! One of the main reason for purchasing this piece was the sleeve length and the details that come along with the ties, it adds the perfect amount of uniqueness without taking away from its classic structure.
Summer is just about over and I can feel Fall creeping in. Especially in retailers. I’m a huge fan of purple/plum tones for fall, and for some odd reason I’m transitioning into color as fall approaches, sorry about it summer. I grabbed this windowpane tunic cross front top from Urban Outfitters and it lays perfect on the body. It also adds some class to any of your high waisted pieces whether they be skirts, trousers or shorts. Now while I mention I’m adding “color” into my wardrobe please note I’m still leaning towards the darker colors but hey its a step in the right direction. I paired the blouse with my latest addition to my skirt collection (slowly growing) this little envelope style wool mini skirt from Aritzia. Let me tell you, during my short visit to San Francisco I was shocked, nay, amazed to find an actual brick and mortar Aritzia store so of course I had to buy a few things…
You might say this outfit looks a little uniform like but what better way to welcome everyone back to the school months of fall than with ankle socks and loafers?
Want to create a simple, stylish, and sleek 70s look without taking it over the top? Grab a pair of white denim flares, a white tee, and a neck scarf and your good to go! I can’t tell you how much I love this outfit, aside from the fact that its all white it adds the perfect amount of on trend pieces while maintaining sophistication. The pair of denim I am wearing have more of a tailored feel to them almost trouser like so they really pair nicely with the white tee. I could wear this out to the office, on errands or even on a date. I really love their versatility individually and I must say if you haven’t tried the neck scarf trend you really should give it a go. I recommend just purchasing a cute colored bandana from just about anywhere and give it a go with a plain tee and jeans.
Side note I”ll be heading to San Francisco this week so prepare for some fun posts!
I love a versatile black midi dress, one that can be worn under cropped sweaters, jackets, or in this case, a cute neck scarf. This midi is perfect for summer, one side slit, v shaped neck line and thin straps can be worn casually or dressed up. For a dressed down look I grabbed a basic red bandana and folded it a few times to create a cute neck scarf. I also threw on a taupe Panama style hat and although I probably looked incredibly western inspired but I think it works! Adding a low heeled sandal completes the look. This can easily be transitioned into an evening piece (even with the shoes) by adding some statement jewelry pieces, removing the scarf and hat and instead throwing on some red lipstick. Brandy Melville has some great pieces and I can always count on them to have cute basic dresses and tees to meet all my needs.
On a side note I’m allll about these bandanas which can be worn cute within your hair or wrapped around your neck. If you want the bandana to look a little more feminine I recommend cutting the bandana to make it thinner.
Enjoying my time with dresses in this heatwave and humidity. Found the most flattering flare tee dress over at Urban Outfitters (on sale) which, while short, is nice and fitted on top with a bit of a kick flare at the bottom. I love a simple dress that you can accessorize or throw a jacket, or vest, on top of. I tend to flip flop from overly baggy and fitted pieces but I like to keep a balance. I also purchased the cutest pair of socks from Forever21 that cover the slightest portion of the ankle and have a cute girlish flair with pointelle fabric that gives it that lace look. While hiding your socks with tennis shoes has always been what girls strive for, I actually enjoy having a little ankle sock peeking out of your tennies, loafers or pointed toe flats. I don’t like to look too sexy or overdressed when wearing a mini dress so wearing my Converse definitely dresses it down to the level I want to be at.
Rode around LA with my squad to grab some coffee, photos, and food (but what else is new). Finally visited the “Bates Motel” and it was just as eerie feeling in person as it is in photos. I opted for our day out to wear my new denim short sleeve button up shirt from Brandy Melville. Super soft, perfect slight crop that also includes a front pocket. Grabbed my black high waisted skinnies, converse and my ray-bans and I was good to go! So happy to also have photographer friends who share in my love for taking really awkward pictures to bystanders but ends up looking amazing on camera. I love the simplicity and boyish style that this button up provides, not to mention I’m also back onto wearing high waisted denim jeans because I just can’t get enough of that silhouette.