Friday, March 6, 2015

Silk Petals

It’s feels a lot like Spring here in Los Angeles, a vast array of flowering trees and bushes are in full bloom. I love this time of year! If there is at least one thing that I genuinely appreciate about living in California now, it is hands down… The Weather! As a Detroiter, I was raised in brutal cold winters and regular snow falls. However, at this stage in my life I have accepted that I simply do not have a desire to tolerate that type of weather again! LOL! The past few days have been gloriously beautiful. I innately feel happier when stepping out into the inviting sunshine and warm breezes. Even a few semi-cloudy skies were breathtakingly wonderful and didn’t damper the Spring-like vibes one bit.
Silk is one of my favorite fabrics; I’d say it runs neck and neck with my love of crisp cotton. Today’s ensemble features silk on silk along with my self-proclaimed neutral hue: purple. Purple permeates my wardrobe, yet it is not my favorite color. It serves for me in a similar way as one might use black and/or grey (see here, here, and here).
Like my new hairdo?! 
Not only did I straighten it, I added a demi-permanent red color, plus wacked off a good chunk, taking me from mid back length to neck length. This isn’t my first time chop session, and I dare say it won’t be my last! I love changing up my own hair, and I'm very excited about a few more ideas up the pike…. 

Until next time Style Lovers, have a wonderful weekend!!
XO
Sunnies: TopShop (also worn here) | Silk blouse: Ralph Lauren (worn here, here, and here) | Silk dress: Donna Ricco (worn here)
Suede shoes: Victoria’s Secret Catalog | Tote: Coach (worn here)

Friday, February 13, 2015

I Walk The Line

Today’s post features one of my absolute favorite #ThriftStoreScore pieces, this fabulous vintage dress! It is easily dressed up, or my version of dressed down, evidenced in today’s post.
I paired it with vintage sunnies and earrings. To add just a touch of trendy, check out my knee high socks & booties! Too bad I didn’t get a close-up of my socks, as they have very subtle pinstripes. Alas, I’ll do better next time- perhaps, LOL!
Moving on to my updo, it was super easy to do and was Pinterest inspired. I used what seems to be 100+ hair pins/bobby pins, a brush, and jojoba oil. I saw a clip that inspired me to wear my hair in it’s natural texture more often. I might blog about it, but I’m not sure yet…

Welp, that concludes today’s #ThriftStoreScore episode, until next time Style Lovers!

XO

Sunnies: Vintage
Earrings: Vintage
Dress: Vintage, thrifted
Handbag: Coach
Socks: Loehmann's
Booties: MIA

Thursday, February 12, 2015

All Purple

Hey YOU! It’s been a minute since my last blog post, quite a few things have been going on, and then just as the dust seemed to settle, BAM, something else popped off… Isn’t that often the case in life?
I mentioned in my last post that I recently celebrated my 15 year wedding anniversary!!! In the midst of those festivities, we experienced devastating news.  Our longtime kitty companion was seriously ill and within three days, passed away. Her name was Patch Adams, we’ve had her for 13 years. She moved with us from Michigan to California, and honestly, I feel that her presence made the transition easier. She would often stand with me in my closet, or sit nearby as I picked out my clothes. The loss of her is heartbreaking. We will always remember her gentle disposition, affectionate manner, and beautiful fluffy mane.
Today’s look: I view purple as a neutral color (see more looks in purple here, here, and here). Monochrome is the name of the game this time around. I heart this pair of tights sent to me by Sonsee, Wild Berry Flawless Size 18-20. The fit is great, and the color luxe, oh so fab =)

Fedora: Loehmann’s
Dress: Gifted
Footless tights: c/o Sonsee 
Stilettos: Nine West