California…they write songs about this place for a reason. It’s undeniably cool, endless summers and I truly wish I could bottle the warm evening winds of the Santa Ana’s. Sometimes I forget how truly lucky I am to call this place my home and how magical this city really is.
As one of the most classic silhouettes, the a-line skirt is a style every girl should have in her closet. Unlike her sister, the pencil skirt, she plays nicely with everyone and complements nearly every shape and size. Try the look in volumes proportions to create a dramatic silhouette and embrace the oversized construction so you can venture into a whole new style territory!
Since I was a little girl, I have always loved any excuse to get glammed up. A true girly girl at heart I guess. The jewels, the gown, the (faux) furs! And as my mom likes to frequently remind me, I was born into the wrong era.
One of my favorite colors is cobalt blue for it’s ability to brighten any look by commanding a strong feminine coolness. The cobalt craze is here! As the quintessential color choice this season, you can find it in everything from outerwear to eyeshadow. Although I paired it with neutral tones here, cobalt looks equally amazing when paired with contrast colors like orange or purple. Shop the look below!
It might not be Spring quite yet, but living in Los Angeles sure does make it easy to think it is. Candy pastels have always been my favorite for Spring time dressing. The colors have such a youthful and optimistic feel in saccharine tints of orange, blue and pink. If I was any kind of adventurous with my hair, it would be pastel pink, can you imagine!?
I think one of the hardest questions to answer is what I consider my personal style to be because I don’t feel like my wardrobe choices fit’s into a certain “style”. Not until recently did I put some serious thought into the question and today, I wanted to share it with you because it feels like it fit’s perfectly with this post; It’s not about being held hostage to trends, it’s about exploring your stylistic cravings, overcoming your sartorial doubts and becoming alluringly elusive through your look. It’s about severe femininity, chic with an unexpected jolt. Intellectual, without being unapproachable.
As some of you might know, one of the biggest challenges of street style blogging in Los Angeles is finding a location where you’re actually allowed to shoot. Museums, historic locations and tourist hot spots are typically a big no no, you’ll get a major slap on the wrist by security or even worse, a fine! I recently visited Diane Von Furstenbergs, Journey of a Dress exhibit at LACMA and to my delight, the incredible fashion filled exhibit actually lends itself to the art of fashion, naturally! There is so much to be said for this installation, a must see! It is beyond inspiring to see how one woman has influenced generations of fashion. As Ms. Vreeland said herself in a note written in 1970, “this is what we need”.