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Urban jungle

10/17/14

Neon Blush, Ladakh x UO faux fur jacket, Lovely Bird suede hat, J Brand camisole, American Eagle denim, Hart + Hare bag, Zara patent oxfordsNeon Blush, Ladakh x UO faux fur jacket, Lovely Bird suede hat, J Brand camisole, American Eagle denim, Hart + Hare bag, Zara patent oxfordsNeon Blush, Ladakh x UO faux fur jacket, Lovely Bird suede hat, J Brand camisole, American Eagle denim, Hart + Hare bag, Zara patent oxfordsNeon Blush, Ladakh x UO faux fur jacket, Lovely Bird suede hat, J Brand camisole, American Eagle denim, Hart + Hare bag, Zara patent oxfordsNeon Blush, Ladakh x UO faux fur jacket, Lovely Bird suede hat, J Brand camisole, American Eagle denim, Hart + Hare bag, Zara patent oxfordsLadakh x UO faux fur jacket, Lovely Bird hat, J Brand cami, AE denim and belt, Cosabella x UO bra, Zara oxfords, Essie polish

I might literally have been glued to this suede hat and faux fur jacket all week long during my trip in Chicago. This Ladakh x UO jacket kind of goes with just about anything, at any given time of the day- a late night stroll through Wicker Park over comfy just-rolled-off-the-plane attire, during an entire day's worth of meandering through Logan Square and downtown, or with an all-black outfit for a night of delectable eats and libations. And this Lovely Bird hat, slouchy in the right areas and made in the perfect color, might be my favorite item from UO by far. I'm a lover of hat accessories and I could see this worn throughout the year. Urban, you are killin' me with all of these coat and hat options! Shop some of my favorites here:


Photos by Raneth Douk

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Made to measure

10/7/14

Neon Blush, PIOL dresses, custom made dress, H&M mohair cardigan, Lovely Bird x Urban Outfitters suede panama hat, Rag & Bone suede Newbury boots, AllSaints leather vest, Cynthia Vincent bagNeon Blush, PIOL dresses, custom made dress, H&M mohair cardigan, Lovely Bird x Urban Outfitters suede panama hat, Rag & Bone suede Newbury boots, AllSaints leather vest, Cynthia Vincent bagNeon Blush, PIOL dresses, custom made dress, H&M mohair cardigan, Lovely Bird x Urban Outfitters suede panama hat, Rag & Bone suede Newbury boots, AllSaints leather vest, Cynthia Vincent bagNeon Blush, PIOL dresses, custom made dress, H&M mohair cardigan, Lovely Bird x Urban Outfitters suede panama hat, Rag & Bone suede Newbury boots, AllSaints leather vest, Cynthia Vincent bagNeon Blush, PIOL dresses, custom made dress, H&M mohair cardigan, Lovely Bird x Urban Outfitters suede panama hat, Rag & Bone suede Newbury boots, AllSaints leather vest, Cynthia Vincent bagNeon Blush, PIOL dresses, custom made dress, H&M mohair cardigan, Lovely Bird x Urban Outfitters suede panama hat, Rag & Bone suede Newbury boots, AllSaints leather vest, Cynthia Vincent bagH&M cardigan, PIOL dress, UO hat, Rag & Bone boots, AllSaints vest, Cynthia Vincent bag

I was recently introduced to PIOL and it brought me back to the times when I'd round up scraps of my mom's fabric collection and place them against my army of dolls to see what shirt or dress I could make unique to each one. PIOL is an intuitive website that allows you to create a custom-fit dress made to highlight our unique features such as our hair, eye, and skin colors. Once you settle on a preferred silhouette, you're taken into the 'design room' where you can alter the neckline, sleeve length, hem line, and then select from a handful of fabrics to utilize. It's so fun being able to complete a design online and even more remarkable having that dress come to life and delivered at your door step just four weeks later. A dress made to measure you and specifically you. As you might know, I'm a lover of neutrals and long-sleeved mini dresses so I went with exactly that- a salt and peppered shift with pockets for good measure. I might just be going back to make another shift in camel, I'm addicted.

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A pink touch

10/1/14

Neon Blush, Jenny Ong, LA style blogger, Coach limited edition watch, Breast Cancer Awareness month, pink for breast cancer, Glamour x Coach, Nasty Gal slip dress, metallic pink dressNeon Blush, Jenny Ong, LA style blogger, Coach limited edition watch, Breast Cancer Awareness month, pink for breast cancer, Glamour x Coach, Nasty Gal slip dress, metallic pink dressNeon Blush, Jenny Ong, LA style blogger, Coach limited edition watch, Breast Cancer Awareness month, pink for breast cancer, Glamour x Coach, Nasty Gal slip dress, metallic pink dressNeon Blush, Jenny Ong, LA style blogger, Coach limited edition watch, Breast Cancer Awareness month, pink for breast cancer, Glamour x Coach, Nasty Gal slip dress, metallic pink dressNasty Gal dress, Coach watch, Jennifer Zeuner bangle

If I have to choose one thing I like most about this year thus far, it would have to be the effervescent rise in efforts made to shed light on women's health and equality. Because women are an integral part of overall human health, I feel like we all progress and benefit as a whole when we dedicate time and energy to improving our consciousness of the matter. This year I'm partnering with Coach to raise awareness for Breast Cancer with their Legacy Sport statement watch, styled here with a subdued pink dress and other delicate rose gold accents. Finished with a rose gold plate, brilliant Swarovski elements, and a subtle pink hue leather strap, the Coach watch is not only a way to show support but it is also the perfect gift or accessory for fall. I'll be pairing this watch with touches of pink through out the month of October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Coach will be donating ten percent of sales made between October and December to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. To show your support, purchase this special edition watch here.

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Through the week

9/29/14

Neon Blush, Jenny Ong, Coach x Nylon, Coach moto boots, things to do in LA, Daily Dose Cafe, rooftop at Ace Hotel downtown, Hollywood Bowl showsNeon Blush, Jenny Ong, Coach x Nylon, Coach moto boots, things to do in LA, Daily Dose Cafe, rooftop at Ace Hotel downtown, Hollywood Bowl showsNeon Blush, Jenny Ong, Coach x Nylon, Coach moto boots, things to do in LA, Daily Dose Cafe, rooftop at Ace Hotel downtown, Hollywood Bowl showsNeon Blush, Jenny Ong, Coach x Nylon, Coach moto boots, things to do in LA, Daily Dose Cafe, rooftop at Ace Hotel downtown, Hollywood Bowl showsNeon Blush, Jenny Ong, Coach x Nylon, Coach moto boots, things to do in LA, Daily Dose Cafe, rooftop at Ace Hotel downtown, Hollywood Bowl showsNeon Blush, Jenny Ong, Coach x Nylon, Coach moto boots, things to do in LA, Daily Dose Cafe, rooftop at Ace Hotel downtown, Hollywood Bowl showsNeon Blush, Jenny Ong, Coach x Nylon, Coach moto boots, things to do in LA, Daily Dose Cafe, rooftop at Ace Hotel downtown, Hollywood Bowl showsAllSaints jacket, Nasty Gal dress, Coach boots, H&M hat, Saint Laurent bag, Michael Kors watch

During the week, I like to maintain a minimal look: naturally tousled hair, an easy dress with a hat accessory and a pair of moto-inspired boots. With showroom visits, meetings, and events happening often during a normal week, I often go for this pair, a modern style from Coach, complete in strikingly smooth black suede (my favorite texture for autumn!) and with a chunky, stacked heel. It's easy and comfortable without sacrificing chic, you know?

Because sometimes our weekdays can get a little hectic, I want to share some of my must-dos with Nylon and Coach to get through the week a little easier. Here are some of my favorite weekday activities in LA:

1. Picnic and show at the Hollywood Bowl: There are so many events happening at the Bowl every week so there's always something to choose from no matter what day of the week it is. The neat thing about the Hollywood Bowl, though, is the fact that they allow show goers to bring in their own food and libations. Essentially you can have yourself a picnic and enjoy a show with a few friends or your significant other – how many other venues allow you to do that?

2. After hours at the Ace Hotel rooftop: The Ace Hotel is one of the newest additions to downtown LA, and the vibe is very trendy, relaxed cool. The rooftop provides a great view of the city, complete with carefully crafted libations, a pool, and Navajo-print pillows and ceilings. Not sure if there is a more perfect place for a mid-week refresh.

3. Morning fuel at the Daily Dose Cafe in the Arts District: Catch up on work, munch on some of the best sandwiches you can find in LA, and energize with a mean cup of coffee. I usually order “The Guildsmith” or “The Farmer” and the Dirty Chai (iced chai with espresso and almond milk), or Mocha Nutella. Daily Dose is tucked in an alleyway, between two brick-covered walls adorned with vines galore.