11 December 2013
I guess I'm developing a bit of a penchant for shorts that look like skirts (see post here). Plus, flowy shapes are so much more forgiving. I'm a big fan of florals regardless of the season, but it can be challenging to find a floral that doesn't feel out of place during the fall and winter, which is why I fell for this gorgeous black floral upon first sight. This, among many others I spotted on MissguidedUS.com, which has become one of my favorite places to shop lately. They have such a great range of pieces for winter, some really unique and awesome finds, and the prices are so affordable, too (especially with free shipping to the US)! Nope, this is not a sponsored post.
Flower print shorts, Missguided. Lace collar blouse, Nasty Gal (old). Schoolboy blazer, vintage. Monkstrap shoes, Shoemint. Beige beanie, H&M. Hudson moto mini crossbody, Rebecca Minkoff.
06 December 2013
This cardigan caught my eye as it is quite different from anything else in my wardrobe. Something about it's lack of collar or closure is just so "ladies who lunchy," isn't it? In keeping with this theme, I paired the jacket with my structured Rebecca Minkoff satchel, which you may have noticed is definitely a current favorite of mine. Polka dots keep the look light-hearted. On a colder day, I might add polka dotted tights as well!
Jacquard-knit cardigan, H&M. Black polka dot button-up, Tobi. Pleated skirt, Zara (sold out). Lace-up ankle boots, UO (old). Darcy satchel, Rebecca Minkoff. Gold necklace, PynkNylon.
02 December 2013
Since I loathe shopping malls, I've been so happy ever since H&M finally launched e-commerce for the US. They seem to run promotions much more frequently than they do in stores too, which is an unexpected bonus! I recently picked up (I mean, ordered) this perfect striped sweater, brown pleather jacket, and beige beanie from their website. Each piece is such a great fall staple. The striped sweater has the perfect weight, fit, and softness. The brown jacket is awesome because all of my leather jackets are black. So it's great to have some brown in the mix. And the neutral-colored beanie is such an essential! What items are you getting a lot of mileage out of this fall?
Striped sweater, H&M. Beige knit beanie, H&M. Wax coated black skinny jeans, Flying Monkey. Leopard pumps, Sole Society. Brown pleather jacket, H&M. Darcy satchel, Rebecca Minkoff.
25 November 2013
I've said before that I feel sweaters are a weak area of my wardrobe. They take up more closet space than they are worth to me, with the period of time during which sweaters are practical being rather short in LA. I also have an intense fear of clothes moths, and therefore prefer to avoid genuine wools if I can help it. Therefore, I happily picked up this synthetic crew-neck from Forever 21 recently, wondering if it would be super boring or an awesome staple piece and it's definitely shaping up to be the latter. The neutral light gray shade makes it pair well with literally any pair of pants I own, but the little flecks of lavender and green keep it interesting. Definitely chalking this up as another Forever 21 win!
Grey open-knit sweater, Forever 21. White jeans, Mango. Tan ankle boots, Gap. Olive scarf, H&M. Paper bag purse, Zara.
20 November 2013
After a very long extended summer in LA, it's finally starting to feel a bit like autumn, with temperatures consistently hovering around 65-70 degrees. For me, that still means light layers during the day as being out in the sun can still feel pretty warm. This breezy kimono is a perfect lightweight piece for such weather (previously seen in this post here). To make it more appropriate for the changing season, I paired it with ankle boots and a wool hat. What do you think about how I used summer pieces to make a fall look? Does it work? ^_^
Paisley kimono, Honey Punch (available at ShopSosie). Distressed stiletto jean, Current Elliott. Crochet top, H&M (old). Crop top (inside), Tobi. Darcy satchel, Rebecca Minkoff. Tan trilby hat, Front Row Shop. Studded Rezzie ankle boot, Dolce Vita.
15 November 2013
To all my readers who have been checking up on me regularly, I'm so sorry for going AWOL. Can't believe it's been nearly a whole month since I last updated! My computer failed on me a few weeks ago and the road to (data) recovery has been long and fraught with challenges. Ok it wasn't really that dramatic, but once I started catching up on TV shows it was hard to stop. Forgot how relaxing it is to just zone out in front of some quality programming sometimes. Speaking of which, is anyone besides me watching Heirs right now!?
Anyway, now that my batteries are feeling recharged I'm definitely ready to get back to blogging! Ironically, I already had a feeling my MacBook Pro was on its last breaths and had purchased a brand new external hard drive just a month before my computer failed but had lazily (or procrastinatingly?) not gotten around to backing up my data yet (it's still in the packaging as we speak, but will be opened and put to use very soon!), so I guess I got what I deserved. Luckily my ex-GeekSquad boyfriend is not too profuse with "I told you sos." So let's just throw this dedication out there and say this outfit post was brought to you in part by my boyfriend...my new souped up computer...and readers like you. ;)
Bandana print button-up, c/o Chic Nova. Floral track shorts, Tobi. Silver pumps, Zara. Metallic Aldyn satchel, Botkier. Heart ring, UO. Pink nail polish, Techno Girl by Sephora X OPI.