Basics Remix

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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.

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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

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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
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