Articles of Society Denim

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Denim – Articles of Society | Dicaprio Tee – Reformation | Classic 501 – New Balance

Denim for awhile, was my worst enemy. Something about being constrained in pants wasn’t my cup of tea. After a year or so of wearing “jeggings” and tights with shorts, skirts, and dresses something finally clicked bringing me back into my love for jeans. These Articles of Society denim have a great universal wash, enough spandex to wear when lounging around, and they are nice and soft. I styled them with my favorite tee at the moment (Dicaprio FTW) and my New Balance kicks to give a very casual look perfect for running around in..literally. I’d recommend grabbing a pair of these babies, they have some great cuts and washes and are at an incredibly reasonable price. Styling denim has become a lot more fun and having a cool pair of sneakers really makes a difference in getting the perfect athletic yet stylish look.

Athleisure Style

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Morning Glory Cami Top – Tobi | Pleated Crepe Pant – Forever 21 | Classic 501 – New Balance | Reversible Vegan Leather Tote – Nordstrom

Spent a really really….really warm February Sunday out in the Arts District in DTLA this past weekend. I must say I’m accustomed to the fashion district as well as Melrose all too well but this was an incredibly quiet and peaceful trip in comparison. Spent the day coffee and food hopping while grabbing a few blog photos in between. Being used to the struggles of LA parking we decided to walk everywhere which wouldn’t have been an issue in 70 degree weather but the warm 82 degree day was a little much, not to mention no one really told me the Arts district actually HAS street parking readily available to you.

Knowing it would be a tad on the warm side I decided to finally wear my new lace insert cami from Tobi. I’ve been searching for the perfect lace lingerie style cami to pair with some of my boyfriend jeans this spring and this was EXACTLY what I was looking for. I love the feminine lace touch on the top so I decided to pair it with a few masculine pieces that include a pair of trousers and my New Balance kicks. As you know I’m a huge fan of Athleisure styling which I think adds a fun touch to toning down a dressed up look. Not to mention it makes it really easy to walk around town searching for coffee and pastries. Luckily the entire look was incredibly comfortable since the trousers have a loose fit on top and are fitted towards the bottom.

70s Fashion Comeback

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Images: Zara & Mango

Let’s all take a minute to give thanks go the fashion gods for bringing some 70s fashion back into modern times. As with all trends, they usually are just reestablished trends from the past, but with some upgrades. I have a feeling my spring wardrobe will consist of suede minis, gladiator sandals, knee high boots, denim mini dresses, and plenty of subtle fringe accents. My spring trend color palette will also consist of khaki, army green, white, dark denim, and of course brown. My take on this trend: a mix of 70s textures and patterns but with a mod twist (short hemlines, clean lines, etc) Shop my picks above!

Tobi Check Point Coat

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Check Point Coat – Tobi | Boyfriend Jeans – Guess(Similar) | Pointed Stud Flats – Zara

Feeling like a true 90s baby with my new Tobi Check Point Coat, which goes perfectly with my recent accumulation of minimalistic pieces. Statement coats are one of my favorite items to splurge on. Since I have a ton of jeans (mom jeans for that matter) and basic tops it makes it easy for an outfit to pop when I’m struggling to get dressed on early mornings. This one is especially comfy and not to mention it is light enough to wear during cool Spring days. I can’t wait to pair this with a simple shift dress when the weather warms up. (you can probably expect this in a future post)

I make it a note to accessorize with statement coats and shoes when I’m in a rush to get ready in the morning. The easiest outfit to put together is a pair of denim, basic top and a statement jacket and shoes. Lately I’ve been having trouble waking up in the morning for work so I’m more than happy to share my easy and fun way of dressing. Not to mention these shoes are killer, who doesn’t like a pointed loafer with studs? Stay tuned for a few additional Tobi posts with some amazing Spring pieces. Can’t wait to show you! Happy Shopping!

The Oversized Turtleneck

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Oversized Turtleneck Sweater – H&M (Similar) | Boyfriend Denim Jeans – Guess (Similar) | Peep Toe Buckled Shoe – Target (Similar) | Reversible Vegan Tote Bag – Nordstrom

Here in Orange County the weather is being bipolar as usual. One day its high 70s low 80s and the next its in the 60s. I suppose I can’t complain, it allows me to bust out my new babies, these thrifted Guess Jeans styled with my taupe oversized Turtleneck Sweater from H&M (on major sale, shoutout to my sister). Anytime I pair two oversized pieces I love to add some length and slim down my legs with cute heels. I also had to cuff this particular pair of jeans and decided that with the tapered leg I could scrunch them up a tad to also help elongate my legs. It’s been awhile since I’ve omitted from wearing all black but it felt right on such a sunny and cool day. This turtleneck sweater is the perfect combination of a thick knit with subtle detailing which includes a rad asymmetrical hemline. I also found these vintage Guess jeans for a score at GoodWill, by vintage I most likely am referring to the 90s but hey nowadays these “mom jeans” would be considered vintage (also a man repeller).

Side note: I have been living in this reversible tote bag lately from Nordstrom. I love being able to flip it to either brown or black (depending on my outfit and mood). I’m unfortunately that girl who has literally EVERYTHING in her bag, but on the off chance that you need eyedrops, bandaids, allergy medicine, etc, I got you covered!

Little Black Midi Dress

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Sylvia Dress – Reformation | Oversized Longline Overcoat – Forever21 | Bulcher Shoes – Zara (Similar) | Gambler Hat – UrbanOutfitters | Reversible Vegan Leather Tote – Nordstroms

I absolutely love Reformation, a clothing brand that focuses on re-using and recycling of fabrics and clothing to create new and uniquely designed pieces. This midi dress is no exception, and if you didn’t already notice, it has POCKETS. There’s nothing I enjoy more than being able to nervously shove my fists into my pockets when I can’t figure out what to do with my hands. It’s always a good idea to have a black midi dress handy in your closet, something simple and sexy that can easily be transitioned from a family party to a Friday night out. I also recently picked up this reversible leather tote bag from Nordstroms and I must say it’s a great bang for your buck. My love for black accessories dominates my closet but I have always been drawn to brown tote bags (just never want to pull the trigger), with this, you get the best of both worlds.

I threw on my double breasted coat blazer to give the look some additional class while I experimented with the amazing shadows this wall provided. I really do enjoy the aspect of giving additional thought not only to the outfit but how I present it on my blog. While I’m all for a good quick snap before I head out somewhere its also fun to style yourself and style the actual shoot alongside it.

Happy Monday Friends!

The Metallic Midi

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Metallic Midi Skirt – Zara (on sale) | Heeled Black Booties – Zara (Similar) | Leather Biker Jacket – Mango | Commuter Tote – Kelsi Dagger | Black Sweater – H&M |

Midi Skirts are what I like to consider a timeless staple piece that provide femininity and elegance. Styling the midi skirt can be somewhat of a challenge, especially for shorter or taller girls who either get too little or too much leg showing. Not to mention for those of us at average height (myself included) there is the challenge of how to make your legs look elongated and not cut off. I styled this metallic midi skirt from Zara with an oversized black sweater, black heeled booties and my leather jacket. The metallic accents of the skirt are incredible and are accentuated when you begin to move (perfect for any upcoming weddings or parties where you’ll be dancing your face off). When I think metallic, I also think leather, so I couldn’t leave the house on this rainy day without my trusty Mango leather jacket.

Being a Southern California and most importantly an Orange County blogger your wardrobe typically focuses on an everlasting summer but on the rare occasion you come across days like this where there is a lightweight drizzle throughout the day bringing to light some amazing colors within the asphalt and some added freshness into the air. It’s not often you can wear a lightweight midi skirt in the midst of winter!

Modani – Modern Furniture Interior Design

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As a Fashion Blogger I’m constantly inspired by design aesthetic. While it applies to fashion and styling it also applies to interior decorating, art and online marketing. A recent trend has been arising promoting the ‘less is more’ mentality and focusing on minimalistic aesthetic both in home and in clothing design. Focusing on the quality and architecture of the furniture instead of flashy painted pieces with over the top hardware gives a home new light and the ability to focus attention on smaller details.

I’m always on the hunt for new designers, companies, and technology that will not only inspire me but will open my eyes to new products and trends. I recently came across Modani Modern Furniture stores and was extremely excited to share some of their pieces with you guys. All pieces are beautifully designed focusing on metals, leathers, and a neutral color palate that are great additions to any home. I’m planning on picking up a few pieces once we move into our new apartment! For some fun I threw together a little wish list above that includes the Onyxia Sofa Bed which can easily be transformed into a guest cot (perfect for guests at my one bedroom apartment, view additional sofas here), a great statement Lounge Chair, black ottoman, a faux fur rug and some fun stacked trunks as a side table (I’m a huge fan of stacking old crates into shelves or creating your own side tables with them!)

Definitely give these guys a look if you are in the market for some new home decor!

Faux Fur Duster

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Faux Fur Duster Coat – Forever21 | Zippered Faux Suede Black Wedge – Forever21 | White Wrap Blouse – H&M (Similar) | Rose Gold Watch – Michael Kors | White Ankle Grazer Jeans – Hudson (Similar)

Happy New Year!

It’s been an incredible experience learning and growing in 2014, not only for my career but personally with my blog. I’ve met some killer people and am seeing my passion continue to grow with blogging. It’s not about the fame, number of followers, etc, what’s most important is that I have a great time interacting and experiencing insanely creative folk through all the various communities I am a part of. I can’t say thank you enough to everyone who has supported me! I know that in 2015 I will move closer to my dreams and work even harder to achieve them. Now enough of that, back to fashion…

I’m sometimes notorious for being a bit ‘much’ when it comes to fashion. As of late I’ve definitely toned down my style to a more minimalistic approach however I am still a huge fan of statement pieces. I knew I had to have this faux fur duster when I saw it online but once I had it on in store it was even more of a ‘done-deal’. Nothing makes you feel more glamorous that a long furry coat. I wanted to show the versatility of the coat since you can not only wear it with a fun mini but it’s great to pair with skinny jeans and a blouse as seen above. Also you look pretty bad@$$ when walking since the coat has a nice little trail behind you. I also picked up these wedges with some Christmas moneys. I’ve already worn these out on two other occasions as they are the perfect heel to wear when standing on your feet, dancing, or running errands. I’m all for a baby wedge.

Grey Double Breasted Coat

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I’ve been searching for the perfect coat/blazer combo that brings me that oversized appearance of a coat with the structure of a blazer. Low and behold I find yet another great piece at Forever21 (They really are dragging me back in with their new buying methods). This is a jacket that can easily transition from Winter to Spring and I can’t wait to pair it with some distressed denim and a white tee. When you live in SoCal you need about one good Winter coat and the rest can be a hybrid considering there are only a few days where the temperature drops below 65. Gotta love California sometimes!

I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and that everyone has a safe New Years! So much has happened in 2014 not only did I learn so much about myself, my career, and what I want to ultimately do with my life but I also moved out for the first time, am the mom to a French Bulldog (one of my biggest dreams), and got engaged! All thats left to say is bring it on 2015!

Oversized Longline Coat – Forever21 (On Sale) | Grey Knit Sweater – H&M (On Sale) | Black Denim Jeans – Zara | Easy Does It Flat – Chinese Laundry | Gambler Hat – Urban Outfitters