Denim is a staple for me and I think growing up in So Cal really makes an impact on the level of denim usage. Levi's and Abercrombie were the first labels that really drew me in when I was still young but old enough to make my own style choices- I was obsessed with Abercrombie's washes and Levi's for their classic pieces. I've kept a few throughout the years, loving them more and more as the cotton aged with me. Fast forward to present day, with a stint working with a denim company for a little over 1.5 years in between, and now I have over twenty pairs and almost ten brands that I can truly rely on.
J Brand is sort of a no brainer, but I'm really loving their 'Photo Ready' line of denim (got this pair in 'Graphite'). Pretty much near-perfect stretch denim (if you've got to do stretch, this is the way to go) that seals the deal and keeps it that way once everything's all zipped and buttoned up. No suffocation, no weird inconsistent pulls mid-thigh or anywhere else, and really soft to touch. Same goes for the Shya from Genetic Denim, who makes the best faded washes by the way. DL1961's got it in the bag for the super high-rise that compliments the body best (for me, at least).
One pair in constant rotation is this Rich & Skinny coated skinny - I thought I was past coated denim, but this pair isn't over done and I like the neat exposed zip. Other coated styles pictured above: J Brand's super skinny in "Lacquered Pinot" and True Religion's skinny in "SB Black".
I've also gotten to explore other denim brands and found a few favorites this year, some of them being A.N.D. (great fits, even with styles that are made with raw denim), Civilianaire (rad boyish fits with raw Japanese selvedge denim), and Henry & Belle (known for their super skinny ankle with amazing give on the fabric). I love that A.N.D. uses untreated denim and makes them comfortable and worn-in without all the water. Minimal whiskering, really simple, and you get to still "wear in" your piece over time because it's made with raw denim- love this pair.
Equipment blouse, vintage blazer, Cameo skirt, Rag & Bone loafers
Still into that black and blue mix, and on that loafer train. This floral blouse has proven to be well-rounded, and an oversized blazer seems to be the best cover-up for this LA cold as of late. On a side note, as beautiful as the newest coats out right now are, nothing beats a thrifted $6 coat in mint condition (six dollars, I know!), nothing. The past few days just before the weekend have been refreshingly gloomy and rainy, which I guess determined my wardrobe palette.
Wasn't much of an avid ASOS shopper before, but recently I've kept coming back to check pretty often. Apparently there's always a sale going on, and it's hard to resist when the pieces go quick, and when ASOS curates some of the cutest styles. Below are some of my favorites, with notable ones being their angora beanies, the pink turtleneck, THE perfect faux fur jacket(!!), the super cropped sweater, and that awesome textured pencil skirt. Happy weekend! x
H&M top, Zara overall dress, Miista boots
As of late, I've been seemingly drawn to airy bell-sleeved tops, and I'm not even sure why because it recently got legitimately cold, but I'm very much loving the boho feel again. This top I got on sale not too long ago during H&M's 30% off sale- managed to score the last of it in one size larger. Before trying it on I was apprehensive of the fit (H&M is real tricky for me) but realized that with boho-inspired tops, there's a lot of room to make a piece work regardless of size.
Paired the shapeless top with a more angular piece--this surprisingly versatile denim overall dress from Zara--and my trusty pair of simple black boots from Article&. I believe the top is nearly sold out on H&M but here are other similar options:
Zara leather jacket, Bebe sweater, Rag & Bone loafers, Balenciaga bag, ASOS beanie, Stella & Bow ring, Essie nail polish
Wore my current favorite speckled sweater (a great find from Bebe's collection launch last week!) yesterday when the weather finally started to show signs of autumn. I got it in two sizes larger than I normally would for that extra slouchy effect- good thing I went that route because then I was able to layer it over an old tank-sort-of-dress thing from Zara. And of course, it doesn't feel like autumn has arrived until I take out the stockings, and well, let's just all rejoice in the fact that LA-ers can now--yep, late-November--revel in the beauty of fall.
P.S. the winner of the Rowley Eyewear giveaway is Brooke Chouest! You should be receiving an email shortly- congrats!
Rag & Bone loafers
Thank you, Rag & Bone, for creating these beauties, the first loafer pump I really dig. Rounded toe, zippered, partly quilted and covered in chic, black haircalf... and of course feeling like it was previously broken in with its crazy comfortable heel that Rag & Bone's shoe wear is known for. Worn the other day with a leather shift dress for over seven hours; can't wait to pair these babies with cropped trousers or skirts with stockings and break them in even further.
For Love & Lemons coat, 3.1 Phillip Lim sweater, Genetic Denim skinnies, Balenciaga bag, ASOS beanie, Céline sunglasses, Balenciaga boots
I'm happy to see the fuzz and all the angora/angora-blends back this season because I'm all about that fuffy texture. This faux fur coat from For Love & Lemons has consistently tagged along in my car, serving as the perfect cover up despite being pink in color... more of a "hush pink" in person actually, which is seemingly the color of the season (see this photo of an all-pink outfit on my Pinterest and this gorgeous tank from Sonia Rykiel). Paired the coat this time with a sweater I picked up at the 3.1 Phillip Lim sample sale last week and arguably one of the most comfortable skinny jeans ever from Genetic Denim. I usually like denim with a little less stretch content, but these really do feel like a dream.
This angora beanie I got a month ago from a sale on ASOS, and it sold out for a little while but it's back on the website now and you should get on it! As you probably know by now, the beanie is the most ideal accessory for me and to have had a reason to get yet another one, textured with angora no less, was perfectly alright with me. Shop other angora/fuzzy pieces here:
Zara angora sweater and plaid skirt, ShoeMint boots, Proenza Schouler PS11 mini, Zara beanie, Céline sunglasses
Hey guys, quickly checking in to post an outfit I wore out a week and a half ago- two things from Zara I'm absolutely smitten with right now is this angora sweater in ecru and the plaid skirt (yes, with the ubiquitous skort look, but it's actually a skirt!) in the perfect dark camel color. It seems like there are so, so many good pieces from Zara this season and it's almost upsetting haha.
3.1 Phillip Lim sweaters and bomber
Popped into the 3.1 Phillip Lim sample sale in downtown this past week and found success in buying a few forever pieces. I'm so happy to have chanced on the gorgeous cropped knit, the prominent cheetah-sleeved sweater and the shearling bomber in my size/my size-ish. One more additional top (not pictured) was taken home; you could probably say that I was a happy camper. NYC/LA-ers, did you guys find anything?
Ted Baker coat, Zara top, Theyskens' Theory trousers, Alexander Wang heels, Zara bag
Behold my latest fixation: this short drape coat from Ted Baker. Soft to touch with its cashmere and wool blend, and perfected with rose gold hardware. Loving it draped over a good crop and high-waist trousers, considered a twist for conventional winter wear, but worn appropriately for LA autumn/winter I'd say. Also appreciating the little pop of floral from its vibrant lining - a quirky little detail that's so indicative of their Street Winker campaign.
A little more info on Street Winker: visit the website to see how Ted Baker mixes fashion and comedy through video shorts, 'Fashion Art', digital 'winks', 'Teditorials', and other types of digital narratives. Really cute, fun and witty, so if you want to join in, use the tag #SpreadtheTed.
This post was done in collaboration with Ted Baker.
I'd been on the look out for a good-fitting pair of reflective aviators for a little while now, and was just recently introduced to Rowley Eyewear, Cynthia Rowley's debut collection of sunglasses. Immediately my eyes were fixed on No.78 in 'Blush' and No.10 in 'Silver', both such good frames to complete any collection. I'm especially loving the unisex silver aviators, which are easy and chic for all year round. Paired them here with a hassle free black/denim combo, but I can't wait to wear them when it gets warmer- they'll look just badass enough juxtaposed with soft, neutral spring colors.
I definitely want to share one of these styles with you, so I've teamed up with Rowley Eyewear to give away one pair of sunglasses or optical glasses (of your choice!). Just follow the two steps below, and if you feel generous and/or lucky, be sure to share this with your friends!
To enter the giveaway:
- Visit Rowley Eyewear and let me know which style (No.#) is your favorite in the comments section
- Be sure to include your 1) full name and 2) working email address
For extra entries:
- Post your favorite pair on Instagram and tag @neonblush, @rowleyeyewear, and #rowleyeyewear (please also include your full name/email)
- Tweet this post and tag me @neonblush!
Rowley Eyewear sunglasses, Zara jacket, Finders Keepers top, Kasil Workshop skinnies, Stella and Bow necklace, Zara sandals
The giveaway is open to the U.S. only, will stay open until next Tuesday, November 12th, 11:59 pm PST. Good luck!
L-R: Céline sunglasses, Derek Lam dress, Acne vest, ASOS ring, Dogeared ring, Kelly Wearstler bracelet, Maison Martin Margiela bracelet, 3.1 Phillip Lim clutch, Prada boots
Unloaded some of my favorite pieces out of all the things I've collected on my desktop this past month and thought this would make such a good school uniform, of course if I was still in school and if I had a copious amount of cash monies. When I make these collages, I usually dote on one or two pieces, but this one, this one I'm lusting major over everything- the Audrey sunglasses in a milky white is more than perfect, and this psuedo-layered Derek Lam dress with the pleated bottom, ah so good. And of course, Acne leather anything is a hundred and ten percent; those Prada boots are to die for (!) with the track soles, the middle zip, and the small buckle; and the furry 3.1 Phillip Lim cosmetic zip that is just as much unnecessary as it is necessary. Mmm.