Category Archives: Fashion/Beauty

Wearable – Falling for You

I know I say this a lot, but I really do love fall fashion. Comfy over-sized sweaters with elbow patches, oxfords, the muted colors, everything!!
I created the outfit below off of the pale pink sweater. I love old man sweaters! And Madewell happens to have a pink one! *swoon* Since I want the sweater to stand out, I paired it with simple black and white clothing, and kept accessories to the minimum. This clutch is subtle, but charming for this casual outfit. To keep it tame, I paired it with oxfords, rather than a more fancy shoe.
Now all this outfit needs is a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Sweater, Shirt, Clutch, Necklace, Skirt – Madewell
Oxfords – ASOS

Fall Necessities: Oxfords & Elbow Patch Sweaters

What items/accessories do you crave the most during the fall season? My top picks would be my favorite pair of Oxfords, an old man sweater (complete with elbow patches), and my trusty Moleskine notebook. I also love my Madewell satchel (that transitions from season to season very easily).
Items: Satchel, Madewell (Spring 2013) | Oxfords, Ruche (Spring 2011)
Notebook, Moleskine | Sweater, Zara (Fall 2010)
Misc. Items: Delfonics Mechanical Pencil, Le Pen Felt Pen
Peony Lipstick (Anthropologie), Dachshund Notes (Anthroplogie)

Wardrobe Transition – Summer to Fall

The transition from summer to fall isn’t as drastic here in Southern Los Angeles as it is in New England. Still, my wardrobe changes (even if slightly) into more muted tones, with the addition of a few more layers and thicker materials.
I always love deep blue and grey palettes. They create a perfect neutral base that easily allows for the addition of some color. I incorporate some sweaters and long sleeves to combat a California evening chill.
One of the things I love most about living on the west coast is the ability to be able to wear some garments year-round. This allows the possibility to invest in quality clothing, and I always prefer a simple wardrobe. So basics, such as a pair of shoes, cotton shirts, simple dresses, a chambray button down, can be worn year round and adjust very easily to the changing seasons.
Along with having a simple wardrobe, I love to mix and match. I’d rather have a few essential pieces that I can create many outfits out of instead of having too many clothes to keep track of.
You can visit my Polyvore to see the item details. Most pieces are from J.Crew and Madewell.

Wearable – Summer Edition, On a Boat

I love the water. Growing up, my parents always took me canoeing on various lakes. While they would fish, I would sit in the middle and read a new book. For me, water is soothing and calming. Aubz and I like to say that instead of having kids, we’re going to save up for a small boat, so we can sail onto the ocean whenever we have the chance.
This weeks style post is what I’d wear on a boat (or canoe). Comfy jean shorts, a loose fitting striped shirt, and a sweater for when the air gets chilly. You’ll want to wear comfy shoes too, I love keds, or any sort of canvas shoe, and a sturdy canvas bag to hold your belongings or lunch! Canvas dries quickly and cleans easily, and when you’re on a boat, chances are things might get wet. You won’t want to forget your sunglasses, either! If you’d like to wear jewelry, find something subtle and not obtrusive, like a little whale pendant! Have fun, sailor!

Wearable – Summer Edition, Date Night

I love date nights during the warmer months. The air is perfect and I love finding places where you can eat outside. Luckily, outside dining is possible at most places in Los Angeles.
I think a pretty pair of navy lace shorts would be the perfect wardrobe base, accompanied by a silky, neutral top. I want to be comfortable, but still look put together and a smidge flirty (hello, it’s date night!), so I prefer wearing subdued tones, and pairing that with a colorful accessory. I love this pink clutch – perfect for the summer. I can’t resist the polka dot navy flats or a simple necklace. I always bring a sweater or blazer in case the air chills.

Wearable – Pink, Navy, & Mint

My three favorite colors: pink, navy, & mint. Luckily (for me, at least), they all go together rather well (when paired correctly). Here are some outfits for varying occasions I created over on Polyvore using the three colors:

For this first set, since the design on the dress will be sure to grab a lot of attention on its own, I chose subtle pink and mint items to accessorize. A pretty pink bag, and perhaps some mint nail polish, with matching solid flats. I think this would be a nice outfit to wear to a fancy lunch date with friends, or afternoon tea.

I love this lacy mint dress! I cose a bright pink clutch and navy polka dot flats to go with it. It would be such a fun outfit to wear for all sorts of occasions, including a day/night out with your gal pals!

This would be my date night outfit. Lace shorts, with a silk top, pretty pink pearls, initial loafers, and an over the shoulder bag. Cozy up to your fella if you’re feeling chilly!

Running errands? Catching a movie with pals? Wear a comfy tee and these patterned shorts. Add the bracelet to dress up the look, and don’t forget your comfy loafers (these are one of my favorite pairs of shoes!).

Wearable – Summer Edition, Shopping Trip!

It’s no secret that I love shopping. I especially love shopping during the summer and being outside. The great thing with stores/shopping areas in Southern California: everything is outside! Between The Grove and Third Street Promenade, I can enjoy the beautiful sunshine, shop at my favorite places, see a movie, find a yummy place to eat (also outside) and even gaze at the beach.
Like most of my outfits, I want something simple to wear for when I’m out and about. Especially shopping trips. If you’re already going to be holding a bunch of bags, the last thing you want is to have your wardrobe interfering. A nice over the shoulder bag is perfect – one less thing you have to carry. I like comfy sandals for that extra walking, and a pretty (but colorful) dress that’s also going to be comfortable. I like to wear a wide-brimmed hat because I’m prone to burning and I like to protect my face and shoulders. If I don’t want it on, I can just roll it up and put it in a shopping bag. Most times I’ll bring a sweater or blazer and leave it in the car, so if it gets chilly, I can go grab it.