26 February 2015

print mix

A printed coat can be a statement all on its own but I decided to add a little more interest by pairing it with another print. This floral skort is such a fun piece from Missguided. I wasn't sure how I felt about skorts when they first experienced a resurgence last season; the Zara envelope one in particular that was knocked off so much felt super played out. Missguided has a ton of skorts, some of which are constructed a little more uniquely. These are more like shorts but with some fun flaps added on, and super flattering in my opinion. Even better is the fact that I got it on sale! Speaking of which, Missguided is having another big sale with an extra 40% off marked prices (use code 'EXTRA40')! I already picked up a couple of things I can't wait to show off soon.

White sleeveless button up, Nasty Gal. Floral-printed skort, Missguided (sold out, similar here). Black and white plaid coat, Sheinside. Tote bag, MICHAEL Michael Kors. Red d'Orsay flats, Chinese Laundry.

20 February 2015

creme fraiche

A color palette of creams and nudes is always one of my favorite looks. It's so easy, and no matter what the pieces, the result is so chic, right? I've been seeing more and more people wearing pastel tones in the winter time, and it's one of my favorite trends. Makes a lot of sense, because pastels look so nice against a snowy backdrop (although we don't get any of that nonsense here unfortunately). I really love how the yellow strap from my Rebecca Minkoff camera bag lends a bright touch of color.

Cream-colored fringed cardigan, Glamorous via Nasty Gal (similar here. Nude-colored crop top, Missguided. Nude suede sandals, Shoemint. White fit and flare skirt, Nasty Gal. Craig camera bag, Rebecca Minkoff. Arrow cuff bracelet, Nasty Gal. Nude-strap watch, Kate Spade.

14 February 2015

pink pleats

What's more romantic than some soft pink pleats for Valentine's Day? My boyfriend and I actually don't celebrate Valentine's day on February 14th 'cause we like to avoid the madness, but we "observe" it on Leap Day (or February 28th if it's not a Leap year!) instead as our own special little private Valentine's day. Plus that allows us to buy each other Valentine's stuff on sale!

Nevertheless, this time of year does get me in a more feminine mood. It's impossible not to be influenced by all the pink hearts and flowers and romantic commercials (which I have to admit, I am a sucker for!) How pretty is this statement necklace by SLATE? I think it's one of the prettiest necklaces I've ever had the pleasure of wearing! I received in my latest Rocksbox. If you're interested in trying out Rocksbox, which is a jewelry rental service like Netflix which I previously mentioned here, you can get your first month FREE by using code taniaxoxo.

Pink pleated midi skirt, Forever 21. Shimmer tee, Gap. Metallic cropped moto, Nasty Gal. Isla sandals, French Connection. Large bucket bag in Cammello, Mansur Gavriel. Chromium crystal necklace, SLATE via Rocksbox.

09 February 2015

lace hems

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it seems appropriate to rock a little bit of lingerie-inspired lace. The eyelash lace hem on these shorts is so pretty but also a bit risque, so to balance out the look, I paired them with a decidedly unsexy chunky sweater (even though it was pretty warm out). While much of the United States faces another winter storm this week, those of us in Los Angeles are getting hit with a February heatwave with temperatures in the mid 80s! In fact, I was driving around with my brother (who has Down syndrome) the other day and he was so confused by the warm weather that he turned to me with confusion and asked, "it's summer??"

Lace hem shorts, Missguided. Cropped cable-knit sweater with mockneck, Sheinside. Large bucket bag in Cammello, Mansur Gavriel. Two tone sandals, Foreign Exchange.

30 January 2015

spring in the step

Late January is definitely too early to start dressing for spring, but with LA weather being what it is, there's no way around it. While the rest of the country (except Hawaii?) battles the frigid cold, the island state of Southern California continues to experience balmy temperatures on most days. I'm not complaining, mind you, just explaining my outfit!

Denim shirt, Forever 21. Lace mini skirt, Endless Rose. Trench coat, Express. Jeweled statement necklace, J.Crew Factory. Watch, Akribos XVI. Tan bucket bag, Old Navy. Leopard pumps, Sole Society.

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.