Friday, January 23, 2015

Menswear Inspired

Just about every individual has a certain pattern of dressing, what I like to think of as ‘dressing norms’. I love my dressing norms, but every now and then I like to spice up my fashion palette by wearing an ensemble that is completely different, outside the box.
I generally gravitate toward feminine looks, vibrant colors, and delicate details. But that only represents one facet of my persona ;) I’m a woman of many facets!
I wore this look on a date night this past week, it felt amazing to step outside 'my box'. 
This looks is total menswear inspiration, I enjoyed mixing it up immensely.
Side note: I combed out my mane and rolled and tucked it with hair pins to achieve this improvised faux bob ;)
Please share, how often do you create opportunities to step outside of your dressing norms, and do you enjoy it as much as I do?

Hat: Zara, Men’s
Sunnies: LA Fashion District
Faux fur scarf: Old
Men's blazer: Vintage, thrifted
Jean shirt: Thrifted
Jeans: NYDJ
Handbag: H&M
Boots: Betsey Johnson

Monday, January 19, 2015

Thrift Store Score: Peppermint Stripe

Today's post boasts a #ThriftStoreScore, I'll let you take a gander at exactly which piece I thrifted ;)
I opted for a classic approach this time around; A crisp white button-up and traditional Mary Jane's accompanied my cotton midi skirt.
It can feel quite chilly when not directly in the sun, so I added a faux fur scarf for added warmth. Layers are essential to SoCal winters! Too bad I've still managed to catch a cold :(
So, did you guess what piece(s) I thrifted?! If you guessed my shirt, belt, and skirt, you guessed correctly! An entire look for under $15! For more #ThriftStoreScore(s), click here or catch a few of my personal favorites here, here, and here.

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Until next time Style Lovers!

White Shirt: Banana Republic (worn here) | Leather Belt: Vintage | Midi Skirt: Vintage | Shoes: Nine West (worn here) | Handbag: Dooney & Bourke (worn here)

Friday, January 16, 2015

Pale Pink + Dusty Rose

I plan over 90% of my looks in advance.  How? Well, I spend some time about twice a month re-trying on my clothes, pairing up new combinations, and re-checking my inventory. In this way I know if the fit of a particular item has changed (*hint hint), if it has a stain that perhaps I didn’t notice before, and or a tear or missing button, etc.,. It may sound strange, but I actually anticipate doing this, it’s something that I really enjoy! 
My cat Patch often joins in the fun by watching me, or standing with me in the mirror. Next I log my ideas, and hang up the selected combinations separate from the rest of my clothes. When I get ready to get dressed in the mornings, or sometimes the night before, I check my log and select a look from there. It takes all of the guesswork out of getting dressed for me, and I love that! 
Every now and then I wear something spontaneously, and actually feel happy with what I select. Usually though, I get a dreaded case of... “I have nothing to wear” mania, so I stick to my log! LOL! Inquiring minds want to know: Do you plan your looks in advance, or select them spontaneously?!

Sunnies: Francesca's (worn here)
Leather moto jacket: Black Rivet (worn here)
Top: Komarov Dress
Silk skirt: Victoria's Secret Catalog
Sparkle socks: Nordstrom
Shoes: Flounce (worn here)
Handbag: Michael Kors (worn here)

Have a great weekend Beauties!