Lusting for Leather

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I love leather. It’s got to be one of my favorite materials. It can take something simple and turn it into something magical. It’s that stand out fabric that doesn’t have to try that hard. It takes little accessorizing or thinking about what to wear with it because leather and a simple tee is all you need to be a model off duty. And boy do I miss it. It’s hot hot hot here in California, but I’m dreaming of cozying up to my leather pieces. So I decided to bust them out before the weather has cool and give them a spin that’ll work with the heat. Pairing a boho-feeling, white blouse with my leather mini and some slip-ons creates a perfect ensemble for this time of fashion transition. 

What I’m Wearing

Blouse: Monteau

Skirt: Forever 21

Shoes: ASOS

Sunnies: Ray-Ban

Your bathing suit isn’t just for splashing around in

Swim suits are great. But honestly, We fall in love with those one-of-a-kind, expensive ones and get sad when they’re worn only a few times in the summer months. So, we had a revelation. Why? They’re so pretty they deserve more than just being shown off pool side for a couple hours. The alternative to this dilemma? With a little subtraction here and addition there, we’ve created 4 outfits using swimwear as oh so much more than just that.

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We’re thinking it’s time to throw a garden party for this outfit.
Swim Top: Lisa Marie Fernandez
Pants: Valentino
Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana
Earrings: Mango
Shoes: Charlotte Tilbury

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Brunch anyone?
Swim Top: Triangl
Blouse: Saint Laurent
Jeans: Frame Denim
Shoes: Jenni Kayne
Purse: Fendi

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This is an easy option for any outfit almost any day of the week. Headed to work? Tie up a white button-up blouse over the suit and add your most comfy heels for an appropriate 8-5 look.
Swimsuit: Tory Burch
Pants: Tibi
Shoes: Converse
Nexklace: Hissia
Lipstick: YSL
Backpack: Pieces

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Meow! Need we say more?
Swim Top: Agent Provocateur
Skirt: Saint Laurent
Shoes:  Gianvito Rossi
Clutch: Roberto Cavalli
Lipstick: Nars

Anything but Basic

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There’s something about statement, bold prints that I just can’t get away from. I’m constantly thinking ‘buy more basics’ when shopping online or skipping through the mall. But I can’t help myself; I guess I’m just not a basic bitch. I love mixing prints and layering pieces over pieces over pieces. I love things like a printed, shift dress, like this one from Soft Joie. It’s perfect enough to stand alone. But ‘one is the loneliest number,’ so why wear one piece of clothing when you could wear two or three or four. If I’m going to go basic, it still has to have pizazz. I’m thinking a monochromatic look with bold shapes or an overdose of accessories or those layers I mentioned before.

What I’m Wearing
Dress: Soft Joie
Vest: Nordstrom
Shoes: Steve Madden
Tear Drop Necklace: Nordstrom
Voila Necklace: Forever 21

 

Yes. A dress over some denim.

IMG_4034Denim is great, and dresses are fab; paired together we have ourselves a whole new fashion ball game. It’s a match up so bizarre that I can’t help but be obsessed; I’m fully manic over it. It gives life to pieces in my closet that I’m losing interest in quickly (happens way too often). I love finding new ways to wear pieces and making them feel brand new to me. The boho, Free People midi dress juxtaposed perfectly with my distressed boyfriend jeans; the dress so feminine and free-spirited, whereas, the jeans are grungy and tomboy-esque. Paired with some chunky, wooden heels and layers upon layers of necklaces and I’m set to take on the day.

 

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WE ALWAYS WANT SOMETHING WEDNESDAY

We always want something. And this week, we want to look chic as the colorful lights of fireworks fill the sky and we chant “USA! USA! USA!” because we can. It’s easy to get swept away in the spirit of the Good Ole’ USA and buy a few pieces you’ll never wear again that leave you looking like a little kid holding sparklers. This year, we’re dreaming of something better. This Wednesday, we want outfit. Outfits that make this country proud for July 4th and every day afterwards. You’ll be ready for backyard barbecues, long nights beach-side, and any other patriotic pastimes you have planned.

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Blouse: Prabal Gurung

Pants: Chloe

Necklace: Bauble Bar

Purse: Michael Kors

Shoes: Miu Miu

Lipstick: Topshop

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Dress: Glamorous

Purse: Rebecca Minkoff

Hat: Michael Stars

Shoes: Converse

Bracelets: Alex and Ani

Watch: Michael Kors

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Overalls: Noisy May

Shirt: Alexander Wang

Earrings: Bauble Bar

Purse: Madewell

Shoes: Jeffery Campbell

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Tee: Rag & Bone

Shorts: Melanie Auld

Purse: Rebecca Minkoff

Necklace: Alysi

Shoes: Superga

341 THURSDAY

Small but mighty are crop tops. Printed or solid, loose or flowy these pieces seem to pack a magical punch to any outfit. They’re versatile pieces that can worn in multiple ways while still making them look different time after time after time. Lacking the creative drive to figure out multiple ways to wear your prized crop tops? Look no further! We’ve found a perfect crop top with some serious adaptability and transformed it to fit in all the priorities of your life from work to play.

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You’ve got that tummy, but this isn’t the time to flaunt it. Normally, a crop top wouldn’t be work appropriate, but by layering a crop top over a basic, white tee, you’ve created an outfit is so ready for the office.

Crop Top: T by Alexander Wang

Tee: Rag & Bone

Pants: Stella Jean

Earrings: YOOX

Shoes: Delpozo

Purse: Tom Ford

Headed to your favorite, cool place for a night out from LA to Brooklyn? Then this outfit has you covered (well, just enough covered anyway). This top has an air of femininity to it because of its combined neckline and color. Give it a bit of edge with some vampy lips, fierce, feline leopard, and a statement pair of leather booties. You'll be in the limelight at any even with and outfit as stunning as this. Rawr!
Headed to your favorite, cool place for a night out from LA to Brooklyn? Then this outfit has you covered (well, just enough covered anyway). This top has an air of femininity to it because of its combined neckline and color. Give it a bit of edge with some vampy lips, fierce, feline leopard, and a statement pair of leather booties. You’ll be in the limelight at any even with and outfit as stunning as this. Rawr!

Crop Top: T by Alexander Wang

Skirt: Balmain

Shoes: Chloe

Clutch: Henri Bendel

Necklace: Free People

Lipstick: Givenchy

If you're headed for a relaxing brunch with your favorite gals then we suggest fashioning your crop top in this manner. Pair it with some rad, unexpected mom jeans and a fabulous, longline coat-like kimono and you'll be ready for all those brunch selfies or group pictures that include a toast (or three).
If you’re headed for a relaxing brunch with your favorite gals then we suggest fashioning your crop top in this manner. Pair it with some rad, unexpected mom jeans and a fabulous, longline coat-like kimono and you’ll be ready for all those brunch selfies or group pictures that include a toast (or three).

Crop Top: T by Alexander Wang

Kimono: Missoni

Hat: Rag & Bone

Jeans: River Island

Shoes: Zara

Backpack: Rebecca Minkoff

Necklace: Pamela Love

 

 

 

 

 

Stripes of Life

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I saw this little striped number while I was working at Nordstrom ,and the rest is history; that baby became mine. and I was obsessed. It was simple, yet different. It was a piece I instantly fell in love with for both it’s patten and shape. I saw endless possibilities for it as a staple in both my summer and fall/winter wardrobes. So here it is for summer; at least one of the many ways I’ll be wearing it this summer. I took what could be seen as simple and took it up a notch with a great, moto-inspired vest and statement body chain then finished it off with a killer combination of holographic, pointed-toe shoes and floral socks.

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Short Story

Shorts are a challenge. For us at least. Too long, too short. Too bland, too much. Too high-rise, too low-rise. Too tight, too loose. Too these-are-doing-nothing-for-my-legs-so-looks-like-I’ll-just-cover-them-forever. So we assume with all these issues surrounding shorts there are others out there struggling to find this summer staple that they love. And if you’re fortunate enough to have found that great pair of shorts, maybe you’re struggling making outfits with them and breathing life and personality into them. We’re here to inspire and help you get out of that rut. We LOVE our boyfriend jeans, but some days it’s just too damn hot to be in ankle grazing denim. Your search for the perfect pair is over; we’ve done our research to find some shorts  that will show off your gams, help you looking chic, and keep you cool all summer long.

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Top: Topshop

Shorts:Mother of Pearl

Shoes: Topshop

Clutch: Jimmy Choo

Necklace: Akira

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Blouse: Alexander Wang

Kimono: Monsoon

Shorts: J. Brand

Purse: McFadin

Shoes: Topshop

Earrings: Marc by Marc Jacobs

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Blouse: Mango

Shorts: River Island

Shoes: Tibi

Hat: Rag & Bone

Purse: Vince Camuto

Necklace: Gabriele Frantzen

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Top: BooHoo

Shorts: By Malene Birger

Shoes: J. Crew for Birkenstock

Purse: ALDO

Sunglasses: ASOS