October 2015

14

In the details

10/20/15

Neon Blush, Nordstrom Rack, shopping smart, Griffen cashmere sweater, Dune London shoes, Dawn Levy coats, Balenciaga bag, Classic City bag, black leather bags, Jenny Bird collar jewelryNeon Blush, Nordstrom Rack, shopping smart, Griffen cashmere sweater, Dune London shoes, Dawn Levy coats, Balenciaga bag, Classic City bag, black leather bags, Jenny Bird collar jewelryNeon Blush, Nordstrom Rack, shopping smart, Griffen cashmere sweater, Dune London shoes, Dawn Levy coats, Balenciaga bag, Classic City bag, black leather bags, Jenny Bird collar jewelryDawn Levy coat (similar here and here), Griffen sweater, RES Denim shorts, Dune London oxfords, Balenciaga bag, Elizabeth & James sunglasses, Jenny Bird collar

The struggle of having a strong desire for authentic fall weather and not being able to dress the part because you live in the driest of all places is (sort of) reconciled by indulging in the details of simple layers. Took a moment to embrace a bit of forgiving weather earlier this week in a Griffen sweater I got from Nordstrom Rack just recently- loving the asymmetrical hem and ribbed texture on this cashmere goody. Added on a cozy layer of fuzz with a Dawn Levy coat, and a touch of shiny sleek leather in the form of Dune London oxfords. How good is the croc print and thick stitching? I may not get to play with many layers, but the key here is to experiment with different textures and lengths.

Considering the lack of seasons here in LA, if I'm going to shop for winter pieces you'd better believe I'm looking to spend wisely on styles that'll outlast trends. Been sticking to Nordstrom Rack to take care of that- it's where I scour for some of the best designer items at the smartest prices. I figure I'd feel more comfortable with obtaining seasonal pieces knowing they're quality for much less... not to mention, long lasting wardrobe players. You can never go wrong with cashmere sweaters and black coats and leather shoes, ever.

Neon Blush, Nordstrom Rack, shopping smart, Griffen cashmere sweater, Dune London shoes, Dawn Levy coats, Balenciaga bag, Classic City bag, black leather bags, Jenny Bird collar jewelryNeon Blush, Nordstrom Rack, shopping smart, Griffen cashmere sweater, Dune London shoes, Dawn Levy coats, Balenciaga bag, Classic City bag, black leather bags, Jenny Bird collar jewelryThis post was done in partnership with Nordstrom Rack

10

Quietly loud

10/19/15

Neon Blush, Lou & Grey wrinkled white top, thigh high suede boots, Ted & Muffy suede boots, Balenciaga Classic City black bag, 3.1 Phillip Lim shearling cropped jacketNeon Blush, Lou & Grey wrinkled white top, thigh high suede boots, Ted & Muffy suede boots, Balenciaga Classic City black bag, 3.1 Phillip Lim shearling cropped jacketNeon Blush, Lou & Grey wrinkled white top, thigh high suede boots, Ted & Muffy suede boots, Balenciaga Classic City black bag, 3.1 Phillip Lim shearling cropped jacket3.1 Phillip Lim jacket, Lou & Grey top, JBrand shorts, Ted & Muffy boots, Balenciaga bag

If I'm taking heeled shoes out for a run, you can count on the inclusion of something less constricting. As I've decided that these thigh high suede boots are my favorite sole of choice for this fall, I'll be dressed in Lou & Grey pieces to keep things balanced. Oversized tank tops, flowy blouses and lofty knits are some of the things I'm eyeing this season- cozy and quintessential fall basics are calling for me and theirs are close to perfect. I'm into this oversized, textured blouse (couldn't find the item page online, sorry!) that I grabbed a few weeks ago while shopping for staple crisp white tops. Excusing the wrinkly effect, I love that it's plain otherwise and workable with just about any look- to show barely-there shorts, over black leather skinny pants or an equally sizable and wrinkly white track pant and sneakers for an all-white look.

Shop some of my favorites from Lou & Grey (color palette on point or what?) below:


Neon Blush, Lou & Grey wrinkled white top, thigh high suede boots, Ted & Muffy suede boots, Balenciaga Classic City black bag, 3.1 Phillip Lim shearling cropped jacket

17

Unicolored

10/8/15

Neon Blush, Uniqlo, gray sweatpants, pinstripe top, mohair blend cardigan, H&M cardigan, Proenza Schouler PS11 classic, Proenza leather bag, black leather bag, Coach suede Chelsea boots, Céline Audrey sunglasses, oversized sunglassesNeon Blush, Uniqlo, gray sweatpants, pinstripe top, mohair blend cardigan, H&M cardigan, Proenza Schouler PS11 classic, Proenza leather bag, black leather bag, Coach suede Chelsea boots, Céline Audrey sunglasses, oversized sunglassesNeon Blush, Uniqlo, gray sweatpants, pinstripe top, mohair blend cardigan, H&M cardigan, Proenza Schouler PS11 classic, Proenza leather bag, black leather bag, Coach suede Chelsea boots, Céline Audrey sunglasses, oversized sunglassesUniqlo top and sweatpants, Coach boots, Proenza Schouler bag, Céline sunglasses

Played with a bit of gray matter here in celebration of last weekend's weather and mood. After parading in denim for quite some time, I was in need of some comfy basics and looked no further than Uniqlo. Perused their latest styles and found myself attached to their sweatpants (got myself both gray and black) for the excellent fit. As noted in my previous post, I've been really into pinstripes this season and to my surprise I'd spotted a striped top in the same pretty gray shade. It was hard not to grab all of Uniqlo's cashmere and woolen tops, but I decided that this one would make a great piece to easily elevate an otherwise basic outfit (especially as a crop - thinking about making the hem). I'll have to go back for the cashmere v-neck sweaters and cardigans and get almost every neutral color because they've absolutely nailed the timeless palette.

Neon Blush, Uniqlo, gray sweatpants, pinstripe top, mohair blend cardigan, H&M cardigan, Proenza Schouler PS11 classic, Proenza leather bag, black leather bag, Coach suede Chelsea boots, Céline Audrey sunglasses, oversized sunglasses

19

Days in midnight

10/6/15

Neon BlushNeon BlushNeon BlushCami top, Zara trousers and mules, Balenciaga bag, Calvin Klein belt

Perpetual summers around here = an ever-growing collection and constant rotation of camisoles. I'm rounding up some of my most favored (ones that can be layered for those uncommon cold days in SoCal on top of getting the most wears otherwise) in a post coming soon... but as for now, peep my favorite of them all: this suede-finished cropped cami in a midnight blue, complete with a halter neckline. If I could, I would in every color possible.