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Perfect Fall Maxi…

IMG_9543IMG_9548IMG_9510IMG_9591IMG_9604IMG_9636Fall is my absolute favorite time of year to shop. For some reason, there’s nothing I love more than sifting through varying pieces to use for layering. For some reason I feel like the possibilities are so much more endless than with summer or spring shopping, where the clothes tend to come off a little bit. It’s much easier to add interest and depth to an outfit when you’re piling it on.

That said, a little shout out to one of my best friends back home! My friend Megan has great style herself, and she knows the way to my heart when it comes to clothing for sure. My birthday was a couple of months ago and I found she had left me a lovely little present in my inbox to do some shopping at Urban Outfitters, and lord knows I can’t hang onto a gift card for very long, so I was quickly watching the inventory for something perfect and unique for fall when I came across this skirt. SOLD! Thanks Megan! You’re seriously the best :)

I was obsessed with this skirt the moment I saw it, from the gorgeous scarf print, to the beautiful fall-inspired bright colors, to the flattering length and fit. Don’t have to show me twice, it was in my cart so fast. This skirt was even better when it arrived, with the high waist making it easy to pair with crops and sweaters alike…not to mention hide those food bumps from a night of chowing at happy hour. I didn’t want to take away too much, so my first time wearing it, the pairing of choice was a simple whit crop top, allowing the pretty colors to really pop. For when it cooled down at night (because that is LA’s definition of fall – night time) I chose an awesome striped and oversized cardigan for added texture, and a bit of pattern mixing with the scarf print, and of course, topped off the look with my favorite hat for fall. For the cherry on top, you can never go wrong with layered delicate gold necklaces and rings. I think this is officially my go-to fall outfit for when I’m in a pinch and don’t want to think too hard. We may be seeing this one a lot….

Skirt: Urban Outfitters
Crop Top: Topshop, similar here
Bag: Lucky Penny, via Anthropologie, (similar here and here)
Cardigan: Forever21
Hat: Nasty Gal (similar here and here)
Necklaces & Rings: Brandy Melville, 2020Ave, Nasty Gal

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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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Scarf Print.

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Photos by Jenna Spurlin.

Sorry in advance, almost everything I’m wearing in this post is old. But as always, I’ve done my best to link to similar items. I came across this outfit I had forgotten to post a while back. I had one of my good friends, Jenna, visit a few weeks ago, and since her time covered some weekdays, it was a really chill little relaxing visit. One of her days here we passed through Venice and ate just off the sand at the amazing Venice Ale House. I really recommend anyone stopping through that area grab a bite there. There’s some pretty amazing food on the menu, and you can’t beat the atmosphere of people-watching as you look out at the boardwalk and beach. The weather this particular day was warm, but with a breeze on top, so It was a good choice to go with a sleeveless maxi dress. 

I am really big on prints, especially the detailed patterns of a “scarf print”. This maxi happens to be one of my favorites, and is from F21 last summer. I love the pattern, colors, and the A-line fit of the skirt, and it’s a super comfortable and breezy fabric. Jenna happens to be a fantastic photographer, and she’s snapped an outfit for me before here, but she was kind enough to take a little detour with me before leaving the area to get an outfit shoot in. It’s always awesome to hand her the camera, since we don’t get to see each other very often, and I don’t even have to tell Jenna anything I’m trying to achieve, since she has a super talented eye on her own. If you haven’t seen her work yet, definitely check it out over here! Wonderful photos from an even more wonderful person. :)

This dress is long, so I like to pair it with wedges when I can, and load up on some of my daintier, more geometric jewelry. I always toss on a belt to break it up, and this time a little crochet vest to keep an indie look since it wasn’t too hot a day to layer. This dress is stand-out on its own, and also looks great with chambray, leather jackets, flats (so long as I’m careful not to trip!), and off the shoulder cardigans when warmth needs to be added. The print is colorful enough without being too loud or bright, which means you pretty much can’t mess up wearing this one.

 

Dress: F21, last summer (similar here)
Vest: F21, also old (similar here)
Shoes: Steve Madden (similar here and here)
Bag: DSW
Bracelet: Nasty Gal
Belt: Target (similar)
Necklaces: Francesca’s, 2020ave, H&M

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Easter Look.

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After yet another week of slacking on the blog, here’s an Easter flashback to last weekend where I spent a beautiful day down in Manhattan Beach with my boyfriend and his family. We went to sunrise Easter service on the beach at 6:30am (!!!!!), napped of course, had an adult Easter egg hunt which turned out pretty awesome, and ate too much as usual. Fun times.

I’ve posted before on how I like to dress a touch above casual for holidays, since I think they are special days of the year, so for this fun day of beautiful spring weather I chose this loose and breezy, retro-print dress. It was really too warm for the fur vest, but I tossed it on for one shot anyway. You all know my take on being casual and comfortable when having holiday lunches with the family, so this dress’s loose and comfortable fit was perfect for the food and activities of the day. Paired with comfortable booties for the boho vibe, it was a fun and manageable outfit perfect for spring! :)

 

Dress: F21
Boots: Target
Vest: H&M
Necklace: 2020ave (similar)

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Dark Gypsy-Like.

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Am I the only one who most of the time finds pants somewhat uncomfortable? I mean, I know I usually wear ‘em pretty tight, but even my softest, stretchiest, and most comfortable pairs don’t compare to a good jersey maxi skirt. I’ll be honest, for as much as I like getting dressed in the morning, I equally like getting undressed when I’m home for the day. I think maybe I just have this weird thing about needing to change clothes. I’m perfectly comfortable in most of what I wear, but I will take the first opportunity I get to put on sweats or yoga pants the second I get home if I’m done for the night!

Well, the exception to this little habit may just be this skirt. It’s awesome, made of the softest jersey, and it’s literally like wearing PJs. Being that it’s nice and high-waisted, means I can toss on a loose and sheer crop top without over doing it on the “skin” factor in relation to that side slit with the skirt. Throw on some fun accessories, and it makes for a nice all-black gypsy look with a touch of comfort.

Skirt: Brandy Melville (Similar)
Top: Nordstrom
Sandals: Wanted
Earrings: ASOS
Necklace: 2020ave
Bangle: Nasty Gal

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