20 November 2014

lil bow peep


The bow on this top makes me feel a little bit like a waitress or a magician's assistant, but it's still freaking cute, right? Can't believe I let it sit in my closet for so long without giving it any play. It really adds a sweet touch to an outfit that's otherwise a bit plain.

Bow collar top, Pixie Market (old). Pleated skirt, ASTR (similar here). Navy suede Isla sandals, French Connection. Trench coat, Express. Darcy satchel, Rebecca Minkoff.

13 November 2014

turtleneck


I've had a few turtlenecks in my life, but I was never a huge fan considering that they all kind of felt like they were lightly strangling me. This is my first that's a loose, cozy sweater (they're not really too common around this neck of the woods) and consider me a convert; I don't intend for it to be my last. Surprisingly, the quality is above and beyond what I might expect from Forever 21, soft and not itchy at all. And the high side slits really add an extra somethin' somethin'. It layered perfectly over a skirt that looks like the bottom of a shirt (on sale!) It's so much easier than layering over an actual shirt, you know? Besides, I don't have a shirt that's that long.

Heathered turtleneck sweater, Forever 21. Button-down shirt tail skirt, Urban Outfitters. Suede fringed crossbody bag, Zara. Blank ankle boots, Steve Madden.

06 November 2014

heart prints


I don't think I've owned anything with hearts printed on it since I was a kid, but what I love most about this blouse is that it's quite cheeky and yet quite profesh as well. I work from home unfortunately (or fortunately, most would probably say), but if I ever had to wear business attire, this shirt is definitely something I would love to incorporate into a work wardrobe. As it is, I wore it on a lunch date with my boyfriend, and it did a great job there as well. Don't let this multi-tasking top get away, it's currently on sale! You can even get an additional 30% off with code 'EXTRA30'.

Heart printed blouse, J.Crew Factory. Black shorts, Brandy Melville. Surplus vest, PJK x Man Repeller (similar). Red d'Orsay flats, Chinese Laundry. Darcy satchel, Rebecca Minkoff. Statement necklace, J.Crew Factory.

29 October 2014

5 days of AOS: fresh fizzle


Now that the weather permits, I'm happy to start introducing some jeans back into my regular rotation. The high-waisted cut and the classic blue color kind of this pair from Articles of Society give off a slightly vintage, Rockabilly vibe, but I wanted to go for a more contemporary look. I decided to subtly show off the high-waisted feature by pairing it with a see-through mesh top. And I couldn't resist throwing on my trench coat as soon as the weather got a little bit cool. I've been on the hunt for a trench coat with classic features for the longest time, particularly with a buttoned flap on the back! And I finally found this affordable one from Express that fit the bill! I also love how this one has a shorter silhouette--perfect for petite girls.

Halley High Rise jeans, Articles of Society. Mesh tank top, Urban Outfitters (old). Classic Trench Coat, Express. Darcy Satchel, Rebecca Minkoff. Silver pumps, Zara (old).

This post is a part of 5 Days of AOS blogger styling series. Check out how other bloggers styled this same pair of jeans:

MONDAY 10/27 – Chic Fashion World
TUESDAY 10/28 – Coffee Beans & Bobby Pins
WEDNESDAY 10/29 – Fresh Fizzle
THURSDAY 10/30 – CONNIE TANG
FRIDAY 10/31 – Style Cue by Suzie Q

24 October 2014

classic combo


What's a more classic pairing than stripes and a trench? Lately I've been thinking about how I want my style to evolve and I've been hankering to take in a more timeless, less trendy direction. This combination feels like a quintessential Fall outfit to me, one that will feel current year after year, perfect for when the air has just started developing a slight crispness to it but before the leaves have started to change. Unfortunately for me, it's still pretty warm here in LA most days, so I'm mostly faking it. Global warming is real, y'all.

Asymmetric striped dress, Threadsence. Flowy trench, c/o Sheinside. Lace-up pumps, c/o Choies. Quilted crossbody in Ink, Rebecca Minkoff.

20 October 2014

dressing up


So in scrolling through my Instagram feed, I realize that it has been a good long while since I've actually worn a pair of heels. Some might even say I've been loving comfortable shoes a little bit too much lately. Sneakers and sandals definitely have their place, but sometimes it's worth putting in a little extra effort and going for the whole nine yards, or at least six yards--even if it is a bit uncomfortable and I don't have any place to get dressed up for. Heels are the easiest way to add some instant glam to an outfit and I got this eye-catching red pair (my favorite shoe color, always!) of heels for only $9.99 plus tax from ShoeDazzle. There was a special discount since they were my first pair, but even the regular price would be an amazing deal considering that they make me feel like one hundred dollars at least. Even when I'm just going to dinner at Souplantation *_~.

Striped crop top, JOA. Pleated skirt, Forever 21. Floral lace-up heels, ShoeDazzle. Metro watch, Kate Spade. Thread drop earrings, American Eagle Outfitters. Jeweled statement necklace, J.Crew Factory. Mini Valentina crossbody bag, Botkier.