Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Brand Obsession: Yves Saint Laurent

Ever since Hedi Slimane took over the reins as Creative Director for Yves Saint Laurent, the fashion house has done a complete 360.  Collection after collection, Hedi delivers by injecting a breath of life, youth and practibility into the brand.  From large statement bow collars to supple leather jackets, I am officially obsessed with it all.  Not to mention the Cassandre collection that has easily become one of the most sought out hangbags of the year!  Below are a few of my picks and lust list items.  Trying hard not to shop, but my knees are getting weak for that amazing quilted flap bag...


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Mix & Match

I am loving the juxtaposition of grunge mixed with glam. I found these amazingly perfect shredded Levi’s on the sales rack at Urban Outfitter’s a few months ago and thanked my lucky stars that they were my size and only $15! They aren’t your average pair of jeans and this isn’t your average casual look. Mixing different trends lets you create unexpected looks. I also notoriously pair high and low items together and thought my metal cap toe Louboutin stilettos were a fun addition to the look.

Side Note - do not wear your stiletto heels to trek down the riverbed. I had to hitch a ride on the BF's back to avoid a sprained ankle!

Outfit Details
Jeans: Levi's from Urban Outfitters
T-Shirt: Zara
Faux Fur: Lola by BCBG
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Cap Toe Pumps
Statement Necklace: H&M
Sunnies: Vintage

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fail Proof

Do you ever wake up some mornings with no motivation to get dressed, or feel like you have nothing to wear? I'm sure we all have felt this at some point or another. Whenever I wake up with this problem, I turn to my fail proof outifts. Usually, I revert to my favorite pair of jeans and that perfect slouchy t-shirt, but I've discovered another easy fail proof combo as of late. I've been pairing my staple black leather jacket with casual dresses and my over the knee boots. For an easy thrown together outfit, it definitely looks a lot more pulled together. The structure of the leather jacket makes you looked effortlessly polished. You can also play with the versatility of this dress by adding some sheer tights, simple pumps and a fitted blazer for a daytime office look.

So next time you feel discouraged about what to wear, try playing around in your closet. Mix your favorite staple pieces with unexpected items and get excited about getting dressed. Your clothes are your first impression to others so make sure its a good one!

Outfit Details
Dress: H&M
Leather Jacket: Zara
Necklace: H&M
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Sunnies: Vintage

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A New Beginning

It's a new year and although I'm usually reluctant to make resolutions and goals, this year I told myself that I would make more time for blogging, creative projects and doing what I love!  Sometimes, we get so caught up with everyday life that we lose focus on the things that matter most. 
I'm hoping to be inspired and to inspire others.  There will be major changes this year and I can't wait to share them with you all!  Here's to a year of new beginnings and endless possibilities. 
 Outfit Details
Jeans: Tobi
Shirt: Forever 21
Blazer: Foreign Exchange
Necklace: Vintage
Shoes: Zara
Sunnies: Rayban
Purse: Chanel Jumbo

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pumpkin Patch Fun

Ark & Co. Fur Coat, Ebay bandage leggings, GoJane Lace-Up Booties, Prabal Gurung for Target Leather Collar Blouse, Celine Mini Luggage

Friday, October 18, 2013

Freaky (Fatty) Fashion Friday

For the last few weeks, a new ritual has begun and that is Fatty Friday breakfast at Urth Caffe.  My favorite Urth location is the one that is nestled in between the run down buildings of the Arts District.  It is a hidden gem and a worlds away from the bustling Hollywood locations.  My absolute must order item is the Bold Spanish Latte.  If you are a coffee lover, it will change your me!  The food is always amazing and everything is prepared fresh with all organic produce.  
 My favorite thing about this new Friday ritual is that I like to go super early to get a jump start on my day.  I get there when the sun is barely peeking through from the night sky and the air is crisp and dewy.  As much as I hate waking up early, it is definitely worth it.  This particular morning, I saw a random building across from Urth with the coolest Halloween decorations.  It inspired an impromptu outfit shoot, so I whipped out my trusty iPhone.  Feeling festive, I got in there with my "Clueless" inspired tartan H&M pants and had some fun.  Hoping this weekend inspires you to do something spontaneous and fun!

HM tartan pants, GoJane Lace Up Booties, Alexander Wang Diego handbag

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Skirt Talk

One of my favorite trends this season is the asymmetrical skirt. I love seeing unique cuts on a classic staple. The great thing about this trend is that there are so many options out there and you can style it many different ways. I've chosen a few of my favorite picks to share as I am currently in the process of searching for the perfect one to add to my rotation this season. To hold me over until I find one, I was able to utilize a little trick with something i already had in my closet.. In the photo below I am wearing an old vintage pencil skirt that I've owned for years, but the trick is I am wearing it backwards! Genius right? The skirt itself had a very unique slit in the back that I always loved, but now I'm able to transform it into an asymmetrical skirt by wearing it a different way. Don't be afraid to take some risks and play around with items you already have in your closet!

zara booties & vintage skirt
New Look $29, All Saints $348, Isabel Marant $425, Anthony Vaccarello $2,370, LN-CC $350, Reed Krakoff $1,090

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ladylike in Black and White

i was feeling very ladylike in my black and white attire. everything from the over sized sunnies, fringed skirt and draped coat made the look very feminine, in a street chic kind of way. the leather pieces were a nice accent and dressed up the casual white tee. somehow, i always end up wearing black. i will need to keep reminding myself to incorporate more color this season!


Outfit Details
Aritzia Jacket
Celine Paris Tee
Forever 21 Fringe Skirt
Celine Mini Luggage Tote
Zara Sandals
Vintage Sunnies