September 2015

11

Tinge of taupe

9/29/15

Neon Blush, all black style, skinny neck scarf, Zara high slit dress, Zara scarf, Zara leather jacket, Sigerson Morrison taupe heelsNeon Blush, all black style, skinny neck scarf, Zara high slit dress, Zara scarf, Zara leather jacket, Sigerson Morrison taupe heelsNeon Blush, all black style, skinny neck scarf, Zara high slit dress, Zara scarf, Zara leather jacket, Sigerson Morrison taupe heelsNeon Blush, all black style, skinny neck scarf, Zara high slit dress, Zara scarf, Zara leather jacket, Sigerson Morrison taupe heelsZara leather jacket, scarf, and dress, Sigerson Morrison sandals, Wanderlust & Co. ring

It's a blessing and a curse experiencing SoCal autumns, I suppose. The stubborn climate won't allow for thick coats and tons of layers, but it will allow us to wear dresses like this under (light) jackets and sweaters, or simply by themselves. Playing in all black (again) but this time with low drapes and high slits. I prefer my 'pop' of color on the more relaxed side, with taupe being the choice hue here...

15

Falling into fall

9/25/15

Neon Blush, H&M fall season, H&M fall collection, textured taupe coat, teddy bear coat, reversible coat, reversible outerwear, Rag & Bone suede boots, H&M skinnies, destructed skinny jeans, denim skinnies, charcoal gray jeans, off-shoulder ribbed top, neck scarf trend, thin black scarf, long neck scarfNeon Blush, H&M fall season, H&M fall collection, textured taupe coat, teddy bear coat, reversible coat, reversible outerwear, Rag & Bone suede boots, H&M skinnies, destructed skinny jeans, denim skinnies, charcoal gray jeans, off-shoulder ribbed top, neck scarf trend, thin black scarf, long neck scarfNeon Blush, H&M fall season, H&M fall collection, textured taupe coat, teddy bear coat, reversible coat, reversible outerwear, Rag & Bone suede boots, H&M skinnies, destructed skinny jeans, denim skinnies, charcoal gray jeans, off-shoulder ribbed top, neck scarf trend, thin black scarf, long neck scarfNeon Blush, H&M fall season, H&M fall collection, textured taupe coat, teddy bear coat, reversible coat, reversible outerwear, Rag & Bone suede boots, H&M skinnies, destructed skinny jeans, denim skinnies, charcoal gray jeans, off-shoulder ribbed top, neck scarf trend, thin black scarf, long neck scarfH&M coat, top, scarf, and skinnies, Balenciaga bag, Rag & Bone boots

Ushering the fall season with a few of my favorite styles through teddy-bear textured outerwear, off-shouldered tops and destructed skinnies in the perfect charcoal color. The only thing really pulling me through what is hopefully the last stretch of 90 degree weather here in LA is this reversible coat I got from H&M. The excitement to flex this versatility is teaching me to be patient until I can really make use of the two-sided glory at all times. Until then, it’s draped over my bare shoulders (love a thin neck scarf paired with off-shouldered tops, this one is so good and ribbed, also from H&M) and only on after 7pm.

26

Army of green

9/17/15

Neon Blush, olive green, army green, dark muted green, denim leggings, destructed denim, True Religion, Zara, Theyskens' Theory criss cross heels, suede capNeon Blush, olive green, army green, dark muted green, denim leggings, destructed denim, True Religion, Zara, Theyskens' Theory criss cross heels, suede capNeon Blush, olive green, army green, dark muted green, denim leggings, destructed denim, True Religion, Zara, Theyskens' Theory criss cross heels, suede capNeon Blush, olive green, army green, dark muted green, denim leggings, destructed denim, True Religion, Zara, Theyskens' Theory criss cross heels, suede capZara top, True Religion legging, Theyskens' Theory heels, Rag & Bone bag

As much as I'm all about the crop top and sticking to black & white garments, this season I'm finding myself gravitating towards extended long tops and some color, namely olive green, merlot and midnight blue. To favor color in the fall rather than in summer seems backwards maybe, but this routine makes sense (to me at least). The ability to add layers in an outfit highlights dimension when using different textures/shades in the same hue. I'm looking forward to trying completely monochrome looks by mismatching (great inspiration here).


Neon Blush, olive green, army green, dark muted green, denim leggings, destructed denim, True Religion, Zara, Theyskens' Theory criss cross heels, suede cap

4

Lavender iced lattes

9/10/15

Neon Blush, condensed milk lavender latte, almond lavender latte, iced latte recipe, lattes at home
I love lavender-flavored anything: coffee, cake, ice cream, tea... I recently grabbed some lavender stalks at the grocery store and decided to make some honey lavender lattes. After trying that out, I thought, why not try mixing lavender with condensed milk? I love both ingredients in my coffee, with the latter more commonly used to make Vietnamese coffee. Anyway, I really enjoyed how it turned out so I thought I'd share the easy recipe!

Ingredients
- 2 cups almond vanilla milk
- 2 tbsp condensed milk
- 25 sprigs of lavender

Instructions
- Add all ingredients to a small pot over medium heat
- Cook on medium for 5-7 mins until lightly bubbling (don't cook for any longer or it will turn bitter)
- Remove lavender and let cool
- Pour 1-2 shots of espresso to a glass cup filled halfway with lavender condensed milk
- Add ice and garnish with a few sprigs of lavender
Makes enough for 2-3 lattes

14

Day to day denim

9/3/15

Neon Blush, True Religion denim, Authentic Denim, day time denim styleNeon Blush, True Religion denim, Authentic Denim, day time denim styleNeon Blush, True Religion denim, Authentic Denim, day time denim styleNeon Blush, True Religion denim, Authentic Denim, day time denim styleTrue Religion boyfriend denim jeans

My affection for boyfriend jeans is unwavering - even on the hottest of days I'll wear them out. They seem to be perfect for transitioning out of and into anything, you know? This pair from True Religion looks stiff enough but has a little bit of stretch, so they're comfortable enough to be worn casually during the day, and they've still got a bit of structure to dress up (in this case above, a very summer-appropriate frayed denim top). For a quick outfit change on cooler evenings and nights out on the town, they're a nice contrast to more structured accessories, tops and outerwear... some of which I'll be sharing on my Instagram (@neonblush) and True Religion's throughout the month. Be sure to follow x