22 January 2015

plaid's never bad


I'm running out of ideas for blog post titles that involve the word "plaid" because I've been wearing plaid so often. Sometimes even more than once in the same outfit. I ran across this scarf on eBay and couldn't resist bidding. Blanket scarves are just the best thing ever. I'm constantly finding them useful as blankets as well. I think this one is actually a knockoff of one that Zara put out this season. The deep moody colors are so perfect for a cold wintery day. It was actually sprinkling when I took these pictures!

Grey plaid flannel shirt, Threadsence (old). Fuzzy cardigan, Forever 21 (old). Spray on skinnies in Cab, Blank NYC. Plaid blanket scarf, eBay. Marando ankle boots, Steve Madden. Black mini bucket bag, Mansur Gavriel.

13 January 2015

overalls


I purchased these overalls a few seasons ago when they first started coming back into vogue. Despite having a summery vibe though, I couldn't bring myself to wear pants during LA's warm summer. So here I am trying to make them work in the winter (although, an LA winter is hardly a winter). With boots and a sweater, I was fully covered up. The heeled boots also help the outfit look less frumpy, since overalls are pretty baggy and can really hang on a petite girl like myself.

Denim overalls, Asos (old). Lace button-up shirt, Express (similar here). Grey cardigan, Madewell. Black ankle boots, Steve Madden. Statement necklace, J.Crew Factory. Hudson moto crossbody bag, Rebecca Minkoff.

07 January 2015

winter waves


It seems a bit odd that while most of the country is experiencing an "Arctic cold wave," Los Angeles seems to be experiencing something of a heat wave this week. Just when I was really starting to appreciate the cold weather too! But I guess I can't complain too much about the opportunity to bear some legs and toes. I've seen so many bloggers wearing white after Labor Day that I can't even call it a trend anymore. I think it feels completely natural to wear white in the winter, just like any other color. So while Missguided offered this super cute plaid skirt* in both black and white colorways, I found myself gravitating toward the white despite the season. And it's probably the closest I'll be getting to a "white winter" this year!

*I got the skirt in my normal size, a US4, and it runs pretty big. So if you decide to get it, size down!

White plaid skirt, Missguided. Black crop top, Aeropostale. Grey knit cardigan, Express (on sale!) Love crossbody, Rebecca Minkoff. Black strappy sandals, Schutz.

31 December 2014

sweater weather


Cropped cable-knit sweater with mockneck, Sheinside. Spray on skinnies in charcoal corduroy, Blank NYC. Woven scarf, Sole Society. Tan wool hat, H&M. Double-zipped ankle boots, Steve Madden. Large bucket bag in Cammello, Mansur Gavriel. Gorjana twist cuff, rental from Rocksbox. Metro watch, Kate Spade.

The temperature's been dropping and though I tend to hate the cold, I'm actually pretty thrilled about it. After a non-existent winter last year and another overly-long summer, it's so refreshing to experience a bit of a chill. Although 50 degree days may seem warm to most of the country, I've been wearing scarves and ankle boots nearly every day, which in my mind justifies the purchase of some new ones. I loved the tones in this textured scarf from Sole Society and knew it would be the perfect bit of color to add to my outfits. I really love how it tied this otherwise neutral-colored look together. The overall effect is warm and earthy.

And I'm realizing that when it comes to black ankle boots, you really can't have enough too many. Is there any other shoe style that is so versatile? I mean, how much have I worn the pair in my last post? Those have got to be at least three years old. Maybe more. So when I found this pair I loved from Steve Madden, I was quick to bite the bullet. So happy, because they're quickly becoming my favorite!

I also recently started a subscription to Rocksbox, which is basically like a Netflix for jewelry. For $19 a month, a stylist personally puts together a little box of jewelry for you based on your preferences, and you can send the box back as soon as you're ready for a new set. It's a great way to experiment with pieces of jewelry without making a big commitment. If you like the pieces, you can purchase them at 20% off! I received this twisted Gorjana cuff in my first box, which I've been eyeing for a while. After trying it on, I'm a bit disappointed with how large it fits on my wrist, but I'm definitely excited to see what will come in my next box!


Anyway, I hope everyone has a happy, fun, safe, and beautiful new year! See you back here in 2015! ^_~

24 December 2014

#partyperfect


Even though I never get super into the whole "holiday spirit" thing, there are a couple of things that I definitely appreciate about the season and those are the sales and the presents! I scored this beautiful floral frock for only $14 during one of Lulu's Thanksgiving weekend sales. I love how the silhouette and the print are so festive and fun. Totally perfect for the holidays. I'm also very happy to be wearing my new Mansur Gavriel bucket bag which my boyfriend got for me for Christmas! What I appreciate even more than the bag though is the effort he put into hunting it down for me. He was pretty worried he wouldn't be able to get his hands on one before Christmas but luckily the online shop restocked recently. All of the bags sold out pretty quickly but he even managed to get me my first choice of interior color ☺️! (Ballerina pink).

Floral dropwaist dress, Lulu's. Houndstooth coat, Sheinside. Silver bow belt, Asos (old). Black suede ankle boots, Steve Madden (old). Mini bucket bag, Mansur Gavriel.

18 December 2014

double plaid


While I've been a bit unimpressed with Zara's offerings lately, I still find myself regularly reaching for some old favorites: the double-sided plaid scarf that was sold out and knocked off last season and the cross-strap pumps that made the rounds a couple of years ago. The best part is that they're both so completely timeless; plaid will never go out of style and you can never have too many pairs of beautiful black pumps. As a semi-serious consumer of fashion, it can be difficult to think beyond the current trends, but lately I'm trying to remind myself to be more thoughtful about purchases and to take longevity into consideration.

Grid print shirt, c/o Style Moi. Coated black skinny jeans, Blank NYC (similar). Grey knit cardigan, Express. Cross-strap pumps and double plaid scarf, Zara (both from previous seasons). Love quilted crossbody, Rebecca Minkoff. Baker watch, Marc by Marc Jacobs.