Go Get It

12.12.2014
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Joan of Arctic boots by Sorel

Snow boots that you actually want to wear aren’t the easiest thing to come by.  In the bitter cold, a lot of times you end up looking like a stuffed sausage in layers of thermal shirts, puffy jackets, and scarves.  To make matters worse, you are made to choose from weird weatherproof footwear that can be painful to buy.  You want shoes that will keep your feet dry and warm but somehow the ones that work the best look like something your mother forced you to wear.  Thankfully, the universe answered our prayers and sent us these Sorel boots that you’ll get excited about wearing.  With a rubber sole and a high shaft, there’s no way any water or coldness are getting into these babies.  Also, with a name like “Joan of Arctic,” you’ll feel like nothing like a little snow can stop you from being queen of the world.  So if you wanna be the conquerer of all drab winter footwear, these are the boots for you.  Go get them!

 

Gift Guide - Minimalist

1. Boskke cube planter / 2. Menu & Notes Design Studio candle holder / 3. Eduardo Garza box / 4. Luv AJ ring set / 5. Hot Topic phone case / 6. Biegert + Funk’s watch / 7. Karl Zahn + Areaware key ring / 8. Poketo radio dock / 9. Poketo notebook / 10. Ladies & Gentlemen & Nicholas Nyland’s wind chime / 11. Fort Standard bottle opener / 12. Forever 21 cuff / 13. West Elm bookend / 14. Poketo canisters / 15. Steel | Lark table lamp
 

Cozy Christmas

12.09.2014

Christmas Morning

1. DKNY flannel nightshirt / 2. J Crew pajama set / 3. Wildfox soldier boy sweater / 4. Equipment pajama set / 5. J Crew plaid pajama set / 6. Madewell lounge pants / 7. Aerie pajama set / 8. Madewell leggings / 9. Wildfox tee

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There are few things as sentimental as Christmas morning.  That rush you got as a kid sprinting down the stairs to see what Santa had left for you under the tree, everyone still comfy in their pjs.  Every year around this time I love taking advantage of a holiday sale to grab a new pair of festive pj’s that make me nostalgic and cozy. Today, I’ve gathered some of the best ones so we can all be one of the kids again.  All you’ll need is a hot cup of coffee and maybe a puppy or two to show off your morning wardrobe in the cutest Christmas instagram the world’s ever seen.  Time to get cozy!

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Go Get It

11.14.2014

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There’s something about a varsity jacket in the fall that feels so right. It’s a piece that brings out that crisp football season energy like no other.  Maybe it’s the idea of copping one of the cool letter jackets all the guys wore in high school.  It’s hands down is one of my favorite borrowed-from-the-boys trends, and this jacket by Madewell is unbeatable.  The wool on the outside is super soft and it’s lined with fleece on the inside so it’s extra warm for chilly November nights.  So if you’re searching for a cool jacket that’s totally wearable and easy to throw on on your way out, just go get it already!

 

Designer Duel

11.06.2014

Designer Duel / Tuxedo Shoe

Vince / Madewell

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Splendid Soirée

10.31.2014

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Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of co-hosting the most fun fall soirée with Splendid at their Robertson store. We had an all-star lineup making it a creative and delicious evening. Cocktails were served by the guys at Cocktail Academy (they were SO good, I want to recreate them all), yummy bites by Thyme Café, macarons from Scootabaker, and a super fun cocktail napkin DIY by Cristina Prusz of La Partie Sugar which was a big hit. I had so much fun chatting and shopping with everyone, and co-hosting with my girls Jen and Mara. Thanks to everyone who came out for the evening, and if you missed it, don’t worry. More events to come very soon!

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On Me: Splendid shirt / Splendid pants / Helmut Lang blazer / Joe’s Jeans heels / On Jen: Splendid dress / On Mara: Splendid dress /

Photography by Kat Harris

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Love Her Look

10.30.2014

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Fall is a time for getting cozy, drinking cider, and layering your favorite pieces for effortless style.  This particular look caught my attention because I love how well the everyday staples layer together to create such a tailored yet laid back look.  A menswear-inspired blazer paired with waxed leggings and combat boots to give more of an edge, and topped with a double breasted overcoat, this look really hits the tomboy-cool mark.  The fringe bag is an unexpected touch and makes the outfit more approachable than a structured satchel would.  This is one outfit I’m looking forward to recreating in my own way as soon as the temps drop a little.

Love Her Look / LayeredMSGM coat / Rag & Bone tee / Mango blazer / GHD smoothing spray / Michael Kors leggings / Mossimo Supply Co handbag / Tory Burch boots / Banana Republic trouser socks
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Color-Code-Green

Toning it down for the fall season, we all are settling into deeper hues as the days continue to get darker.  A color I’ve always felt strongly embodies autumn is army green.  Maybe it makes us a little tougher as we bear the dropping temperatures (and if you live in LA, the 5 degree drop that we justify as cold).  This color is somewhat of a neutral for the fall too, easily pairing with dark reds, plums, and navy hues.  If you want to invest in new pieces but feel somewhat guilty buying more black, this is the next color to look towards.  You’ll feel like you’re making a statement without being too loud or trend focused. For the color anxious, this will be your go to neutral for the season.  You heard it here first.

Color Code / OliveMadewell pouch / Valentino jacket / Biltmore hat / Free People bra / Josh Goot skirt / J Crew pants / Victorinox watch / Ray Ban glasses /  Madewell sweater / Chanel nail lacquer / Rag & Bone booties / Topshop brooch / Vans high tops / Dr. Andre Weil for Origins mask / Yuh Okano scarf / Anya Hindmarch bucket bag
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Coats to Covet

10.20.2014
Coat Roundup1. Madewell plaid estate coat / 2. Avelon coat / 3. Topshop trench coat / 4. BCBG Max Azria double-face coat / 5. Helmut Lang fur collar coat / 6. Acne bomber jacket / 7. Charles Henry cocoon coat / 8. Madewell city grid coat / 9. Diane Von Furstenberg printed coat / 10. The Fifth Label coat / 11. H&M coat / 12. Acne Studios coat

Now that fall is in full swing, it’s time to invest in one of the best pieces the season has to offer.  Think about it: this is what you’re going be reaching for on a daily basis simply to stay warm (practicality at its finest), so why not invest in a great coat that you get excited to wear every time you head out? Lucky for you, I’ve already gone ahead and found a dozen show stopping options in a range of prices, so look no further.  I know, you can thank me later when you’re rocking your favorite and looking cozy and cute on the daily.

 

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Mark your calendars! Next Wednesday I’m co-hosting a super fun event at the Splendid store on Robertson with two of my friends and favorite style bloggers Jen of The Effortless Chic and Mara of M Loves M. Aside from shopping with 20% off everything in the store (hello new favorite comfy casual staples!), we will be crafting with Cristina Prusz and of course my favorite part – sipping yummy libations with Cocktail Academy. What’s not to love? I can’t wait to meet some of you and shop the night away! Be sure to RSVP to RSVP_Robertson@vfc.com. In the meantime, here’s the Splendid wish list I’ve been compiling. What will you be shopping for?

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