Basics Remix


20130421-IMG_7715-EditThe weather in LA generally gives us nothing to complain about. While my Dad has been sending me pictures of end-of-April snow in Minnesota, we're already moving on to summer here. I love not having to worry about the weather dictating my day, but I'll admit I do yearn for moody layers when it's way too hot for them. This day was a little overcast, so in the midst of a brightly colored April wardrobe (as witnessed in most of my spring outfits thus far), I welcomed the opportunity to go back to my favorite neutral basics and take a needed break from bright. Sometimes it just takes a cloud or two to make black feel perfectly appropriate. So I threw my old Forever21 asymmetrical blazer (this thing has been worth its weight in gold since I got it three years ago) which is perfectly light for a less cool day over a new nubby knit tank by Margaret O'Leary which is both delightfully cozy and breezy at the same time. Paired with my trusty J Brand zipper skinnies and recently crowned staple Jeffrey Campbell cutout booties, this outfit was my ideal mix of polished and laid back.






20130421-IMG_7955-EditMargaret O'Leary tank (c/o), Forever21 blazer, J Brand pants, Jeffrey Campbell boots, Valentino bag, Tom Ford sunglasses, Michael Kors watch, HRH Collection ring, Kate Spade earrings
Photography by Ian Sheppard

American Girl

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. Not only because of the great past times it facilitates (nothing says summer like drinking American beer out of a can and watching some fireworks from the back of a pickup truck), but  I especially love to have a bit of fun with the fashion each year. There isn't a more perfect day to get inspired by our homeland and do a little over-the-top Americana: cutoff shorts, stars, stripes, eagles, and some glitter - all necessary components. Enjoy a nice mid-week break and don't be afraid to rock your patriotic side.

Land of the Free

Alexander McQueen bandana, H&M top (similar one here), H&M necklace, J.Crew iPhone case, Deborah Lippmann nail polish, Jeffrey Campbell boots, Current/Elliott shorts, Alkemie eagle ring, Rebecca Minkoff purse, Ray-Ban sunglasses, Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale