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.
Quick post during a lunch out with some of my homies (one of them being an amazing photographer). Threw on my Reformation high neck bodycon striped dress underneath my latest (and favorite) piece, my denim high waisted skirt from American Apparel. Purchasing from Reformation means I’m making an investment into my wardrobe for pieces that will be timeless and are amazingly flattering. Buying a dress doesn’t mean you have to be limited on how you wear it. Case in point, bodycon dresses are perfect for throwing on denim or a-line skirt which allows for you to tuck without showing all the lumps and bumps of the dress underneath. You can also throw on a cute jacket or button down shirt that can be belted. As we mention being belted, this western style belt is exactly what I had been searching for. While I haven’t had time to get into some thrift stores to find a beauty such as this, I opted for this option on ASOS after months of searching. This little beaut I got in an XXS so I can wear it with my high waisted items and I’m so happy with the purchase and my impulse to buy considering it sold out in most sizes a few days later!
I really do enjoy making a classic corporate casual outfit into something trendy and fun for the weekends. Updating the pencil skirt & blouse combo into a high waist denim mini skirt and cotton button down shirt mix. I love the way you can dress up a denim mini nowadays and with the high waist you still get some great leg action without looking too much like you just time jumped from the year 2000 (ripped denim minis from A&F anyone?). I wanted a piece that had that vintage look without any of the “wear and tear” you might find on them. Not to mention with finding jeans or skirts in my size at the GoodWill I’m somewhat short on luck. Usually things are too big or wayyy too small on me. This was the LAST mini skirt I found in store at the American Apparel by my house. Boy was I lucky to take a second look before I left the store empty handed. I have already worn this baby a handful of times as its so easy to pair with anything! Especially my growing (and already large enough) collection of cropped tops.
Kelly-One Piece – Onia | Starshine 80s One Piece – Wildfox | Aubrey Swimsuit – Mandalynn | Lattice Side Bandeau Swimsuit – ASOS | High Waist Deep Plunge Swimsuit – ASOS | Bronx Swimsuit – Acacia
I have been on the hunt for the perfect one piece and I can’t seem to decide between a few options. A few styles have caught my eye and you can shop them above! Deep plunge necklines, strapless lace up beauties and the staple ‘Bay Watch’ suit will have you ready for the remaining summer months! I’m definitely looking into one for my upcoming honeymoon!
Annnnd I’m back! Sorry for the recent lapse of posting but I recently started a new position and things have been a little crazy over here. I’m so happy to be back in action with my latest post!
I’m absolutely smitten with Australian brands, it’s an epidemic that has been taking over LA and I’m all for it. I recently grabbed some goodies by The Fifth Label from BNKR where you can get your hands on some Aussie style here in the U.S! Another huge plus, shipping only took 2 days! There is nothing I enjoy more than fast and free shipping.
I chose these 2 pieces for their obvious compatibility with one another but also for their ability to be used as strong separates. These wrap front shorts are so comfortable, flirty and flattering to wear (gotta love that high waist). Not to mention the button up crop top has the perfect wide sleeve that makes you feel like your wearing pajamas out in public. With the recent humidity (and rain) that has taken a hold of Southern California this is the perfect easy (and breezy) outfit to throw on for a quick trip down by the beach or some shopping.
I also picked up a pair of low top white converse. I haven’t had a pair since eighth grade and I’m not sure why I ever waited this long to get another pair! I’ve missed their comfort and how they can be paired with just about anything.
White Raw Hem Denim Dress – Zara | Wood Clog Sandal – Boohoo
What’s better than white denim jeans? A white denim dress, oh and did I mention the sleeves and trim on the pockets have a raw edged hem?! Raw hems are one of my necessary MUST-HAVES when it comes to denim. I love the worn feel while maintaining the structure, design, and integrity of the piece. (Don’t get me wrong I also love a good pair of ripped up jeans). I played around with some poses and backdrops with this dress since it’s so simple looking outright. I also threw on my favorite little clog sandals to add some additional femininity and height to balance out the heavy weight on top. Another big reason I purchased this piece was the stretch in the denim which allowed the dress to sit closer to my body and feel less boxy. I’m all about simple shift dresses this summer, when you are struggling looking for something to wear they are so easy to put on, throw on a few pieces of arm candy, some cute sandals and you are good to go!
Side note: I’m out at Comic Con this weekend so sorry if some of my posts are lagging!