Nothing is more exciting than that first Fall morning when you actually need a sweater (this is extra special when it happens in LA). Along with that comes hot coffee, a favorite pair of boots that never disappoint, dark on the nails (finally I’m me again!), and a stack of October mags.
Helmut Lang sweater, 3.1 Phillip Lim purse, Topshop pants, Frye boots, Low Luv ring, on the nails: OPI’s William Tell Me About OPI
I originally started watching Game of Thrones on HBO because of my husband, but it didn’t take long for me to become totally hooked. I love the warrior queen story line, so when style.com described Hervé Léger S/S 2012 as “a wardrobe fit for a Khaleesi,” I had a whole new appreciation for an already stunning collection. The extra details Max Azria added to these dresses – knots, pleats, flares, metallics – are totally drool worthy on their own, so imagine them with a bleach blond wavey mane and some kind of medieval fantasy weapon in lieu of a clutch, and you’ve got quite the head turning spring wardrobe.
Even though leopard print is classic, it seems to be particularly trendy this season and I couldn’t be happier about it. I consider it a neutral – goes with absolutely every color and even mixes well with other prints. In this case, I wore it with a coral skirt I bought in the spring of last year. At first I didn’t think twice about it for a September palate… but when paired with a buttoned up shirt, black patent accessories and heavy jewelry, it morphs into more of a jewel tone and suits up nicely for Fall.
J.Crew shirt and skirt (similar), Shoedazzle necklace (c/o), Pour la Victoire shoes, Kate Spade ring (similar), J.Crew, Jewelmint and Nadri bracelets, Michael Kors watch
I know I’m a little late since the collection came out mid summer, but I finally took the time to review the Vera Wang White collection for David’s Bridal and was pretty much blown away. We all know that many designer/affordable chain collaborations end up disappointing, but these gowns really do look like they could be confused for her couture. They are made from natural fabrics like organza, and come in pretty, nonblinding shades of ivory, white, and blush. The best part? They range from $600-1300 for bridal gowns and $150-200 for bridesmaids’ dresses. There are even some gorgeous belts and accessories, like this and these which I wouldn’t mind having for my non-bride self.
Vintage blazer, T by Alexander Wang tee, GAP jeans, Lanvin flats, Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 bag, Shoedazzle (gifted), J.Crew and Forever21 bracelets, Micheal Kors watch, Kate Spade earrings
This sequin blazer was a serendipitous find while I was doing a pull at Shareen Vintage for a shoot last year. I swiftly swiped it off the rack and held it my tight grasp until I had secured it for my very own. When I wear it, I feel like the ringmaster in the most fabulously costumed three ring circus… so what better to pair with it than an arm full of tiger/leopard/snake cuffs and a necessary touch of checker print fit for only the chicest of circus clowns?
We recently put together this fashion board for a fabulous east coast client’s new personal style inspiration. She is offbeat and retro inspired, and never without an element of intense creativity in her look.
I love a monochromatic look, and putting one together in shades of gray is one of my favorite ways to wear it. My closet is full of pieces all the way across the spectrum between black and white and they can all mix together in so many different ways. This bandage skirt is gray at first glance but it also has a bit of a green/brown tint as well, which makes it take on the color of anything it comes near.
D&G sunglasses, Topshop blazer, Vince top, BCBG skirt, gifted Shoedazzle shoes & bracelet, J.Crew and vintage bracelets
I wish I understood why this Burberry Prorsum spiked biker jacket from Spring 2011 never became mine while it had the chance. I would have given it a nice home. I would have loved and cared for it like no other. I would have worn it to Starbucks. To the juicery. To Whole Foods. To the dentist… and no one would have messed with me ever again.
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On the heels of some serious heat in the final weeks of summer, I love that we’ve finally been getting some cool evening air. This Rag & Bone cardigan has been patiently waiting in my closet for Fall since July, and it finally got to serve its purpose in keeping me cozy after the sun set at a BBQ this past weekend. I was also thrilled to have a chance to break in my new ban.do leather turban, with which I can already feel a serious relationship forming.
Rag & Bone cardigan, Forever 21 top, vintage belt, Gap jeans, Aldo wedges, Michael Kors watch, ban.do turban, Low Luv ring
I’ve been getting a lot of feedback from readers about wanting to see some personal style posts. I’ll be honest – I was a little nervous at first to be on display but I do love the idea of using my blog as an outlet to show you guys how I style outfits in real life. Other bloggers’ outfit posts are my favorite too, so I figured why not? I hope you enjoy!
Club Monaco blazer, J. Crew sequin tank, Phillip Lim 3.1 shorts, Pour La Victoire shoes, Kate Spade clutch, J. Crew, Jewelmint and Nadri bracelets, Micheal Kors Watch
Ian and I decided to go out to dinner on Saturday night. I wanted to look put together but was crunched for time so I quickly compiled an outfit of all my favorite pieces which I have been reaching for a lot during the transition into Fall. Perhaps the reason I love each of these items is that they are all perfect for mixing and matching into different outfits, so there’s no need for extra creativity when I’m staring at my closet trying to decide what to wear in a pinch.