Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Paint it Black (and Red)

{Top: Madewell; Skirt: H&M; Heels: Asos; Necklace: Anthropologie}

{Photo Credit: Tim Harrington}

Sometimes a look translates even better in the photograph than what I see in the mirror.  This is just one of those looks.  Red mixed with black and white - what a novel thought!  I couldn't resist.  Doesn't the red t-shirt have this great pop against the skirt and against the brick background?  These photos have an air of effortlessness that I sure was not feeling whilst taking them, but I do love how it all came together. 

Photo Credit: Philip Martin

Monday, August 4, 2014

Summer daze

{Top: Carven; Accordion Pleat Skirt: Zara; Heels: J.Crew; Clutch: Clare V. (similar)}

Couldn't help but sneak in this picture of Layla that I absolutely adore.  It captures her soulfulness and everything about her that melts my heart.

This outfit is my ode to summer and all the loveliness that comes with spending all these extra hours of sunlight outside.  I refuse to even acknowledge autumn/winter fashions that are creeping up at stores - just spoiling the fun.

Photo credit: Philip Martin

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I Heart Kate Spade

{Dress: Kate Spade Gable dress (on sale!); Bag: Kate Spade Kennedy;
Heels: NastyGal; Belt: Bebe}

I never thought I would become such a fan of Kate Spade, but how can I resist the collections of girly, shapely, perfectly stylish, well constructed and always going on sale dresses that Kate Spade has been releasing.  I really appreciate the tailoring and the details and know that I'll be wearing these pieces for a long time.  As I've said before, I see no need for my work clothes to be boring and plain.  For me, my outfit is an extension of myself, and I feel much more confident when I'm put together.  Absurdly, I actually feel stressed if I'm not. 

Photo Credit: Philip Martin

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Pretty Tiled Topshop Co-ord

{Crop: Topshop; Skirt: Topshop; Heels: Aquazurra;
Sunnies: Michael Michael Kors; Bracelet: Saturday by Kate Spade}

Happy Summer!

One of my most favorite fashion trends, as you may have noticed, has been the crop top and the midi skirt.  You can imagine my excitement when I found this colorful, yet chic, coordinated look at Topshop (and for only $138!).  I love the repeating tile pattern anchored by the aubergine border.  I made the skirt appropriate for work by wearing it with a solid colored top, and then changed into the crop top for dinner at Tar & Roses (a must try if you live or are visiting LA).  And with the warm nights we've been having, I didn't even need a coverup.

Oh, how much I love summer in SoCal.

Photo Credit: Philip Martin