October 2016

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Fall variables

10/20/16

Neon Blush, Abercrombie & Fitch, fall outerwear and layeringNeon Blush, Abercrombie & Fitch, fall outerwear and layeringA&F puffer jacket, bomber jacket, straight-leg jeans and Louise et Cie sandals

Fall in LA has always been a funny thing; it is never usually consistently cold and actually not cold enough at all. But it's my favorite season of all and I'm committed to making things work with what I love. Cue: an attempt at layering with a lightweight bomber and an oversized puffer from Abercrombie & Fitch. The bomber outerwear, a perfect fall item light enough to layer on or to wear on its own if your weather permits. For the versatility, go up 1-2 sizes so that it could double as an off-shouldered top folded at the arms or as an oversized jacket. Similarly, having gone up a few sizes for the puffer, I could see it paired with lighter pieces (a slip dress, light sweatpants) that would work just fine for a mild autumn.

Neon Blush, Abercrombie & Fitch, fall outerwear and layering

8

Modern trail

10/14/16

Neon Blush, TimberlandNeon Blush, TimberlandHelmut Lang denim jacket, OTTE slip dress, Timberland boots, Furla bag

City dwelling in my Timberlands- giving these soles (a perfect shade of gray suede) a test run from showroom visits and coffee dates to lunch breaks and back. So far, so good: you've got the comfort of hiking boots with a style fit for the streets. Now awaiting for fall to *officially* hit LA so I can break these babies in.

Neon Blush, TimberlandNeon Blush, Timberland

12

Here and there

10/13/16

Neon Blush, Louise et CieNeon Blush, Louise et CieNeon Blush, Louise et CieStaud top, Zara knit trousers, Louise et Cie bag and brogues

I'm back at home and this time I took a bit of Paris with me- in the form of fancy shoulders, gold-studded leather bag, oversized pants and proper brogues. I love the perspective that traveling lends, especially in the realm of fashion. To me, French style is equal parts sophisticated, cool, polished, and undone... both feminine and masculine. A balance of all the best things, if you will. And all of that is embodied in this match up with Louise et Cie's killer fringe brogues and chic studded bag - the mix of gold hardware, masculine soles and a feminine purse is making me feel like I'm still perusing the streets of Paris. I'm especially drawn to how simple the slip-ons are, but also how incredibly unique they are: the stacked wooden heel, the woven fabric, the gold clip and the tiered layers of patent, leather and suede fringe? Genius.

Neon Blush, Louise et CieNeon Blush, Louise et CieNeon Blush, Louise et Cie

8

Love me Knox

10/11/16

Neon Blush, Sigerson Morrison, Storets, Paris France, Theyskens Theory, AdornmondeNeon Blush, Sigerson Morrison, Storets, Paris France, Theyskens Theory, AdornmondeNeon Blush, Sigerson Morrison, Storets, Paris France, Theyskens Theory, AdornmondeStorets top, Theyskens' Theory trousers, Sigerson Morrison 'Knox' boots, Adornmonde earrings

Bonjour! I'm currently situated in Paris, my second time ever visiting the city, and while I'd been pining to return the last three years since my first visit, the decision was made rather hastily. Upon realizing that I would have the biggest case of FOMO while my girlfriends were there, I decided that I whould just book a ticket and deal with the anxiety of having only a day to wrap up work at home, plan, style and pack.

Luckily, I feel at home with Paris so I kind of already had in mind what I wanted to bring: clean white blouses, fitted trousers, patented boots, long lightweight coats, billowing hoodies, sneakers. So far these boots from Sigerson Morrison have proven to be a staple for my French voyage. I love the thick cylindrical heel with the patented finish all over. It's amazing how the smallest detail--the height of the boots or the heel or even the shade of black or just how glossy the patent is--can dramatically change a look. This one is perfect for the fuss-free basics girl who likes prepping up just a bit. They're sleek with just the right hint of rock&roll if worn that way, but they also add just enough chic for a more casual fit. I can't wait to take these boots back home to Los Angeles to style with my usual garb and see how they elevate the simplest of things.

A Paris photo blog to come; until then, au devoir.

Neon Blush, Sigerson Morrison, Storets, Paris France, Theyskens Theory, AdornmondeNeon Blush, Sigerson Morrison, Storets, Paris France, Theyskens Theory, AdornmondeNeon Blush, Sigerson Morrison, Storets, Paris France, Theyskens Theory, Adornmonde