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Dressed-Down Floral.


I got this little floral dress for Christmas in 2012, and though it was a part of the Urban Outfitters fall collection, it transitions really nice year-round. That said, this particular color and print looks adorable with so many different add-ons to handle all sorts of occasions. My life is pretty casual as of lately, with the holidays being over, so a casual dark green military jacket gives the fuschia color an unexpected color match. Sometime soon I will do a post on color mixing, and using the opposite ends of the color wheel to create unique combinations that are still easy on the eyes. For now, this little cap-sleeve, button-front, floral dress has been paired with things like tights (all colors), boots, worn as a skirt with oversized sweaters, vests (of the faux fur, denim, and military variety), as well as leather jackets. Not to mention sandals and flats for spring and summer-time. This look kept with the California winter vibe, adding the jacket, wool scrunched socks and wedge lace-ups, with minimal accessories and a fresh coat on the fingernails.

Dress: Urban Outfitters (last season)
Jacket: Gibson, via Nordstrom
Belt: Target
Shoes: Target
Socks: H&M
Necklace: 2020Ave
Ring: Kate Spade

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Camo & cream.


Originally Posted 11/18/13. I was in love with these camo skinny jeans the moment I saw them. I found them for a disgustingly low price ($9.99 to be exact) at the Urban Outfitters Surplus store in Sherman Oaks (post on that coming soon). They were unlike anything I had in my closet currently, yet I knew they would go so well with tons of things I already had. Leather trimmed shirts, mineral wash tees, rock tees, graphic tees, and all of my neutral sweaters for winter. Case in point, we had a low-key Saturday night where I wanted to be super comfortable, warm enough to not need a jacket, but with some sort of heel. I was itching to pull out these pants for the first time, and the backless cream sweater added just the right amount of sexy while still letting the crazy pants shine. This is an extremely easy way to take something bold, like a pair of crazy-printed pants, and make them extremely wearable and not over the top…by keeping everything else understated. I added in my favorite black ankle cuff sandals and it was the right blend of cozy and edginess. And my go-to neutral studded bag toughened it up a bit too.

Pants: Urban Outfitters
Sweater: Zara
Shoes: Zara
Necklace: 2020ave
Rings: Madewell, Brandy Melville
Bag: DSW

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Military Mix.


Originally Posted 10/21/13. So today was one of those days where it was just warm enough to go sleeveless, but with a slight cool breeze on top. Enter: the sleeveless utility vest. This guy was a stealthy little H&M sale find, which I altered to remove some beading and embellishments on the chest pockets. I’m picky about my glitz, and I had been hunting for a utility vest that would serve as more of a basic in my wardrobe than a trend. Those little jewels just had to go. I paired the jacket with a simple muscle tank with some geo detail to add to the interest, as well as my beloved coated skinnies. It was a touch too neutral for my day ahead of me so I added a warm punch with bits of cognac.

Vest: H&M
Tank: F21
Coated Skinnies: Zara
Belt: Wasteland
Bangle: Nasty Gal
Booties: Chinese Laundry (On Sale!)
Necklace: Urban Outfitters

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