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.

11 December 2014

personable plaid

Since my coat game is pretty sad, I figured I'd level up by adding something with a print. Plaid, along with stripes, are easily the most innocuous of prints, being so versatile, ubiquitous, and easy to pair. I kept the noise to a minimum nonetheless by pairing the plaid coat with a simple little black romper (LBR). I love how this flowy one from Nordstrom resembles a little slip dress but without the risk of any breezy upskirt action.

Black and white plaid coat, Sheinside. Lace romper, ASTR. Necklace, H&M (old). Morning After Bag (MAB) Mini, Rebecca Minkoff. Ankle boots, Zara (last season).

05 December 2014

winter on the way

It's crazy how time flies without the structure of school helping to mark its passage. With the weather being so warm in LA, it's truly felt like an extended summer lately, but suddenly, BAM! It's December and the holidays are here! Since we just had a little three-day rainstorm (not nearly enough rain to put a dent in our drought unfortunately), I finally feel like we're joining the rest of the country as our sad little version of winter starts to "set in." With this parka from Aeropostale, the warmest jacket I own, I feel totally prepared for whatever winter LA is able to conjure up this year. Hoping for a bit of snow like always. It did happen once, like back in the 1920s ;).

Striped peplum skirt, c/o Style Moi. Tan cropped sweater, Tobi. Sherpa hooded parka, c/o Aeropostale. Burgundy beanie, Forever 21. Black ankle boots, Steve Madden. Aldyn metallic satchel, Botkier.

27 November 2014

lace on lace

I've been pretty obsessed with these leopard slip-ons ever since I got them. They remind me of the Vans slip-ons I wore in high school, but like, they are way cooler and so am I now. I wasn't sure how I felt about slip-ons making a come-back all of a sudden, but I think the fact that I've been slipping my feet into these nearly every day this week means I'm officially a proponent of the trend. But I'm definitely not wearing them with jeans and a hoodie like I did in high school. I'm keeping it classy with lace and feminine silhouettes. And a denim jacket just for decoration.

I think today has got to be the warmest Thanksgiving of my life, with it currently being 85 degrees outside! The thought of a turkey roasting in the oven just isn't quite the same when it's so warm out. This is a pretty good outfit for warm weather, what with all the ventilation in the back. However, it is a terrible outfit for eating turkey so I'll be changing into some stretchy pants for dinner. Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with all the turkey and Stovetop you can eat!

Scallop lace pencil skirt, c/o Style Moi. Lace-back tee, JOA (c/o Piperlime, now on sale!). Lace racerback bralette, Aerie. Denim jacket, Levi's. Silver crossbody, Cambridge Satchel Company. Leopard print slip ons, c/o Report for Aeropostale. Gold necklace, H&M. Nude-strap watch, Kate Spade. Bracelets, ASOS.

24 November 2014

eyelash wishes

Here's the perfect dress for all your holiday celebrations, courtesy of Style Moi. I'm not lucky enough to work for a company that throws a big fancy Christmas party every year, but I did get to wear this look to a wedding at least. Bright red is not a color I normally gravitate towards, but it felt very appropriate for the season so i went for it. The fire-engine hue and the pretty eyelash lace details will definitely turn some heads.

Red eyelash lace dress, c/o Style Moi (also available in blue). Black strappy sandals, Schutz. Love crossbody, Rebecca Minkoff.

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.