Monthly Archives: October 2014

Limelac…

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I’ve always been a fan of slightly unexpected color combinations, and for some reason when I bought this super basic open back tank from Zara, I knew I wanted to contrast it with something different. It’s so easy to pair neon with neon, or balance it with metallic, but lately I’ve been loving the look of dull neutrals with brights (I sported this concept previously here), or pastels with brights. In this case, I incorporated both, and went one further with a tiny splash of modern leopard print in my shoes…so as not to keep everything too basic.

It was a hot day, and involved running back and forth between two studio lot campuses, being both inside and outside, so layering with the vest was essential. It gets pretty cold inside our buildings, and as we ALL know, this summer/fall has been brutal outdoors as well.

One of my favorite pieces to pair with bright colors is my utility vest, this one being from H&M. It’s pretty much a staple in my wardrobe, and I wear it over everything. Neutrals, brights, ikats, florals, polka dots, crotchet, long sleeves, short sleeves…you name it. The bright lime of this open back top needed a bralette for sure, so I tossed on my trusty black longline bustier from ASOS. I’m extremely lucky to work in an industry where I can literally wear almost anything I want to work! I added the lilac sunglasses to offset the lime, partly because my nails already happened to be painted my most favorite shade for these past few months (Essie in “Playdate”). Then I tossed on my standard layered necklaces, kept my hair product free (hey…it was a work day), and threw on the flats for some added comfort to all of the running around. I ended up really liking the subtle, yet eclectic mix of elements.

Vest: H&M
Pants: H&M
Top: Zara, similar
Bra: ASOS
Shades: F21, similar
Shoes: Jessica Simpson (similar here and here)
Necklaces: 2020ave, Baublebar

Nails: Essie “Playdate”

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Black Magic Woman…

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California is hardly moving into fall any time soon, but it’s nice to own pieces such as this dress that can benefit from layers and accessories added, giving it an immediate spot in an overly-hot-fall clothing rotation. This dress is one of my all time favorites, and it’s extremely comfortable. It pairs well with hats, scarves, jackets, vests, heels, and sandals, making it extremely versatile. The little cutout shows just the right amount of skin without being too much for everyday wear. I wear this dress casually, and I also dress it up a bit on occasion, and judging by my last post (you know, like 2 months ago) I obviously love pieces that are flexible and transitional from day to night when working in the fast-paced production industry.

I live in Culver City and work in Glendale, which is like EIGHTEEN MILES apart. **Gasp**, what a tragedy! Well, I’m right there eye-rolling with you, but that can feel like an eternity in LA when it usually requires taking 4 freeways to work. I have Midwest friends who regularly commute from Lincoln to Omaha for work (60 miles or so) and probably make it to work faster than I do, which is why a metro commute, in my opinion, is a good thing. It has actually taught me the artful skill of PLANNING MY DAY. I plan ahead on what I wear, what I bring with me, when I can stop at the gym and when I can run my errands. When I lived in the Midwest this was not a functioning part of my brain, ask anyone who knew me, mainly because it didn’t have to be. I always had time to go home and change, or stop and run random errands without thinking about it, so having a few outfits on hand that are functional, transitional, and COMFORTABLE are absolutely key.

I stepped into the pre-fall vibe a bit by adding this hat, but not much more accessorizing than that was doable on a 100 degree day in Glendale. I’m equally obsessed with this dress and hat for fall, so get ready to see them paired with pretty much everything in the coming weeks!

Dress: Tobi
Sandals: DSW
Hat: Nasty Gal, (similar here and here)
Necklace: 2020ave (similar here)
Bracelet: Nasty Gal (Similar here, here and here)

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