Sunday, April 19, 2015

Jean Queen

Chambray Crop Top: Others Follow
Distressed Denim Pants: Dittos Brand
Angora Cardigan: Joe's Jeans Thurston Cardigan (here
Leather Crossbody Bag: Monserat De Lucca (others here)
Turquoise Statement Necklace: Vanessa Mooney 'Sheba' Necklace (here)
Even though the "Canadian Tuxedo" is totally acceptable in the fashion world these days, some people still think it's tacky to pair similar shades of denim together. But I say "to hell with that" and I'll do as I please.

I paired a raw edged chambray crop top with some distressed jean bottoms and topped off the outfit with a super soft & comfy knitted sweater for a cold early morning breakfast date. Then I accessorized with a statement necklace, a small leather crossbody bag, and some fun metallic blue booties.

There are so many fun ways to experiment with the double denim trend. Below are some helpful tips to try out this spring!
  • The easiest way to style denim on denim is choosing different shades of denim like a light washed chambray top with a dark washed pair of bottoms. 
  • Fit is also extremely important. I typically stray away from boyfriend jeans when styling denim on denim. I find that skinny jeans pair best with chambray tops. 
  • Don't limit yourself to denim pants and a chambray top. Get creative with denim dresses and a chambray shirt (in a different wash) tied around your waist, chambray tops tucked into a denim pencil skirt, or try pairing a denim vest with some denim cutoff shorts. The possibilities are endless! 
  • If you're going for the matchy match look like me, keep things interesting by pairing pieces with different textures and accessorize strategically. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Rivet & Grommet Leather Jacket: DOMA Leather (here)
Lace Bodysuit: Somedays Lovin
Plaid Top: Closed (similar here)
Destroyed Denim: Dittos Brand
Heels: Banana Republic 'Gayle Zip-Strap Pump' in deep chestnut (here)
I talked about the 3 layer rule in a previous post, which you can check out here for some of my tips. I started with a sheer lace bodysuit and destroyed denim as the base. Then I added a thin plaid top, which I tied around my waist as an extra layer for when I'd eventually need it. Lastly, I threw on my badass leather jacket covered with rivets and grommets to add a bit of a tough touch to a rather girly look. I personally love to mix and match textures and material while juxtaposing feminine pieces and masculine items. I find that this just adds more depth to my whole outfit. Plus, I just really REALLY love this jacket! This major splurge is definitely a statement piece in and of itself!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Tiny Dancer

Black Silk Dress: Joe's Jeans 'Dorian' Dress (here)
Heels: Banana Republic 'Gayle Zip-Strap Pump' in deep chestnut (here)
Clutch: Valentino
Bracelet: Torchlight Jewelry
I took ballet & figure skating classes for awhile when I was a kid, but I quit them both when I realized I wasn't any good at being elegant or feminine. I eventually came to terms with the fact that I was never going to be graceful or coordinated enough to be the amazing dancer I always dreamed of becoming. But hey...that hasn't stopped me from at least faking it. Plus, my signature top knot helps "ballerina-ize" any outfit lol.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Fringe Benefits

Fringe Dress: Nightcap Clothing 'Tribal Fringe Tunic' (here)
Jewelry: Vanessa Mooney
A fringe benefit of living in LA is having the ability to go on a gorgeous morning hike up in the mountains and then go soak up some sunshine at the beach later that day. Lately, I'm finding it especially difficult for me not to spend every free moment of my time outdoors because the weather has just been so perfect! 
Now how are you spending your summer-like weather in SoCal? 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Electric Blues

  Coat: Reformation "Landon Coat" (here)
Sweater & Blouse: Olive & Oak (Nordstrom)
Denim: Dittos Brand
Blue Booties: UGG Australia "Cortona" Convertible Boot in Indigo (here)
Necklace: Vanessa Mooney
Below are some tips that I find helpful when layering for the cold and rainy weather we've been having lately in LA. I personally like the option of shedding layers rather than not having enough layers & freezing my buns off, so I typically stick to the 3 layer rule.  
  1. Start off with a good base. Then layer up your outfit piece by piece by piece.
  2. Layer thin ➡️ thick ➡️ thickest.  Start with thinner layers and work up to your thickest layer. I started with a thin silk blouse, layered a cropped knitted sweater for some warmth, and topped off the look with a heavy duty coat from Reformation.
  3. Mix it up with different textures and material. I kept my look fun and interesting by mixing silk and wool. 
  4. Show off all your layers. I chose a cropped sweater to show off the bright blue blouse underneath and then draped my coat over my shoulders to pull the whole look together.