18 April 2014

spring in swing

Bright, punchy colors are not my usual M.O., but I couldn't help being drawn to this poppy red print. The colors unabashedly shine like a playful celebration, so perfect for celebrating spring! To keep this effervescent floral from being too feminine, I paired it with some seriously distressed jeans from Blank NYC, a brand responsible for crafting many of my favorite jeans. I mean, look at the detail on those pockets!

Mirrored bouquet blouse, Forever 21. Pussy riot jeans, Blank NYC. Berber carpet ardigan, Forever 21 (old). Jet set Tote, MICHAEL Michael Kors.

11 April 2014

coachella bound

Although I won't be wearing this perfect playsuit in the desert this weekend, I definitely thought about it a lot while I was packing for Coachella. Is there any brand that embodies festival spirit as well as Spell & the Gypsy Collective? I've been a long time admirer of their beautiful free-spirited designs and their dreamy photography.

Gypsy Love Playsuit (last season), Spell & the Gypsy Collective via Revolve Clothing, updated version here. MAB Mini, Rebecca Minkoff. Fringed bib necklace, UO.

03 April 2014

pretty peach

Nothing's so pretty to me as a pastel color palette of nude/cream/blush tones. It's such an ultra-feminine color combo and there's no time of year when it feels more appropriate than the onset of spring!

Peach lace drawstring shorts, Roseluxe (sold out but available here). Crochet crop top, H&M (old). Embroidered blazer, Ark & Co via Lulu's. Peach colorblock clutch, Akira Chicago (old). Romy heels, Shoemint (sold out but identical here).

21 March 2014

feelin' fringy

So spring is finally officially here (although in LA we could say it never really left) and the excitement has got me gravitating towards bright white pieces. I love how this One Teaspoon dress feels like a vintage treasure--something I definitely want to hang on to for the generations. Since I'm definitely feeling festival fever at the moment, I paired the dress with an old teal fringed purse from my college days when my style was decidedly a bit more hippie (that Berkeley spirit!) And this white denim moto from Aeropostale makes the perfect spring jacket!

Muchachos dress, One Teaspoon (last season). Belt, vintage. White denim moto jacket, c/o Aeropostale. Fringed bag, Urban Outfitters (super old). Sandals, Steve Madden. Crescent moon necklace, Tobi. Whistle necklace, Nasty Gal.

13 March 2014

dissecting a perfect festival outfit

cotton on, mini backpack fresh fizzle, coachella, music, festival, style, aeropostale
Festival season has officially been kicked off and with Coachella less than a month away, it's time to start thinking about what to wear! What makes a good festival outfit? To me, comfort is definitely key. Lots of standing time, hot weather, dirty and often dusty and/or muddy conditions, and walking around from stage to stage for multiple days on end are all factors that must be considered. A pair of sneakers or comfortable flat boots is a definite must (sandals will leave your feet vulnerable to getting stomped on in the crowds as well as the elements--a very bad idea). These Kelsi Dagger boots fit my feet with room to spare, which is just perfect so I can add an insole to even further increase comfortability. Furthermore, you can never go wrong with a pair of comfortable denim cutt-offs as the basis of any festival outfit (presuming the weather permits). I paired mine with a breezy top from Aeropostale. I prefer lightweight tops with sleeves over anything shoulder-baring, for some added protection from the sun. Cooler night time temperatures necessitate an outerwear piece and this lightweight shirt-jacket is perfect for the job. It ties comfortably around the waist and also folds up compactly inside your bag. Lastly, a small backpack is a great hands-free accessory for essentials like sunscreen and water.

What are your festival essentials? For some festival inspiration, check out my board on Pinterest!

Army-style shirt jacket, and printed blouse (sold out) c/o Aeropostale. Worn white bandits, One Teaspoon. Dallas boot, Kelsi Dagger. Backpack, Cotton On (old).

07 March 2014

creme colored

Do you ever get so excited about new purchases that you have to wear them right away? This sweater and skirt (both from Tobi), happened to arrive on my doorstep on the same day as this (reissue from last year's New Icons collection) jacket from H&M, so I figured why not wear all of them together? It certainly made deciding on an outfit easy. I'm getting excited for spring/summer by gravitating towards a lot of whites and even some pastel hues. I really love wearing white year round to be honest, but it does feel a bit odd at times what with that Labor Day rule. Surely that doesn't apply during the year of perpetual summer though.

Cream knit sweater and bodycon skirt, Tobi. New Icons leather jacket, H&M. Ankle boots, Zara. Hudson moto mini crossbody, Rebecca Minkoff.