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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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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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Sunshine + Lace.

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We’ve had a bit of a heat wave starting up the last week or so in LA, so I was itching for that summer vibe. My ultimate summer casual style, the one you can find me in most, is definitely that Southern California boho beach-babe look. Think denim cutoffs, gauzy tops, crotchet, lace, layered gold-tone jewelry, and perhaps my fringed out booties or crossbody bag. Well, it may FEEL like summer beach season, but guess what….we are still only a few weeks past holiday season, so this girl cannot be bustin’ out the short-shorts just yet. Run, squat, lunge, repeat! That has to happen for a while before you’ll see me in fitted cutoffs! Until then, my summer-in-the-winter-time look is going to consist of a boxy and loose, cropped lace top, my favorite ripped and rolled jeans, and casual sandals.

Jeans: Zara
Top: Forever21
Necklace: Express
Sandals: Kelsi Dagger
Bangles: Nasty Gal, Express, and the thick studded one was gifted from my
boyfriend’s mom :)

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Floral, Fringe & fishnet.

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I was feeling in the mood to go a little boho-cozy today. I like mixing textures, but was feeling somewhat neutral, so I threw on my taupe fringe booties, gray skinnies, a gray open-knit sweater, and my trusty hippie headwrap. I am in love with this little headwrap because it’s perfect for days when my flyaways are acting up. Today, my hair just felt unmanageable and all over the place, so on it went, keeping everything in place, without being pulled back. I opted for jewelry with a little more of a vintage “used” feel than my standard modern-and-delicate geometric pieces I usually layer all over the place. It was cozy and comfortable, until I tripped outside Starbucks and my latte slammed into the ground. That was fun coming back inside and reordering the exact same drink, from the exact same barista, in what most guys would find a very distinct outfit, with my weird little head thing and all. Soooo chic…

But speaking of guys and the weird things that girls wear… let me toot my boyfriend’s horn for a second: one of the things I love about him most is he is very receptive to fashion and trends. He has simple, masculine style but still with an interest in branching out and trying new things. He likes to look good, even if it’s a simple tee, and I love that. And the best part, all the weird combinations of things I wear and interesting trends I come home with he actually likes…including my little hippie headwrap and array of printed pants. The true test will be when I come home with a dropcrotch pant. I’ll report back on whether I’m single or not after that happens. I like fashion risks occasionally, and so far there hasn’t been much I’ve come home with where he makes that classic male “what the hell is that on your body” expression. What a keeper. :)

Headwrap: Urban Outfitters
Sweater: Nasty Gal
Tank: F21
Jeans: H&M
Booties: Target
Necklaces: Stella Boutique (Lincoln, NE)

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Modern Hippie.

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Originally Posted 10/23/13. It’s finally almost starting to look a bit like Fall in certain areas of LA. Beverly Hills has leaves turning, so it inspired me to get colorful. I absolutely love pairing unexpected prints and textures together. Sometimes, you don’t really need anything new in your closet like you think you do, you just need to get creative. I am no stranger to color in my wardrobe, and I always encourage people to give up their safety net of neutrals and solids when shopping. Branch out. Buy something you would normally pass over. For some of you this might be a big step, so maybe start lower-priced. Like Tobi.com or Forever 21. Mixing color uniquely really doesn’t take as much talent as people think it does, and you’ll know by looking at it if it works or not. This year, the jade and emerald green shades were everywhere, almost so much that they became a neutral for me in my wardrobe. For this 60s inspired outfit today, I pulled out the wide leg flares, a fur vest, and lots of color. Can’t go wrong with florals and fur! If Jane Birkin and Janis Joplin could do it, so can we.

Blouse: Zara
Vest: H&M
Wide Leg Flares: J Brand
Belt: Target
Bag: Warehouse, via ASOS
Necklaces: Francesca’s

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