Blazing…

la-modella-mafia-Anja-Rubik-Model-Off-Duty-Street-Style-blazer-and-cropped-jeansBlazers are definitely having a moment (again.) They are classic, timeless and sometimes stuffy.  Whether worn with vintage levi’s, a pencil skirt, denim shorts or the obvious slacks, a blazer can pull a look together that has you conveying polished and confident.

There are many cuts to a blazer. Going cropped or long, flat lapeled or lifted, a classic silhouette will keep a blazer in your closet a lifetime. I personally love a wool blend blazer.  The weight of the fabric allows for a better fit, but where you live and your day to day activities may determine what’s the right blazer for you. Don’t be too concerned with it’s conservative nature, it’s the one item that goes from uptown to downtown in heartbeat.  xoxo

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American As…

vintagedenimWhen traveling to other countries I get so excited, not only to explore their history and culture, but also to scour their fashions and textiles.  More often then not I leave disappointed in not being able to find different pieces that are not available to us here in the U.S.  The reality is the world has become small thanks to the internet.  There really isn’t a coat, a dress, a pair of shoes or handbag that can’t be located by a push of a button.  So the question is, how do you find different and unique pieces that maybe aren’t seen in every blog, magazine or department store?

For me the answer is vintage.  Sure fashion insiders have become savvy to vintage finds, and what used to be an untouched market, has become an over saturated, vendor heavy industry.  But, as history has always proven…it does repeat itself.  And with that, my newest obsession are vintage levis.

Their resurrection has been creeping steadily, just by looking on instagram there’s a plethora of cutoffs.  But now the 90’s staple is making it’s way back in their full length with the latest Manolo’s.  Come spring, denim houses will be clamoring to make their version of an old pair of levis.  Happy Holidays!  xoxo

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You are the Bomb…

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Fall has finally hit us in LA.  Although we’re not experiencing the frigid temps that the mid-west has, we’re definitely into jacket weather.

Bomber jackets are at the top of my list for transitioning into fall.  Not only are they functional for the cooler nights, they add an unexpected twist to a traditional classic piece.  Worn with anything from skinnies to a pencil skirt, you’ll definitely “be the bomb” in your bomber.  Happy Monday!  xoxo

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Ready, Set, Go!

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Athletic wear is not just for workouts anymore…There was a time that wearing leggings and sneakers past noon was a total faux pas, but these days it’s becoming more and more chic.  So much so, that during the summer, articles were being written about, gasp!, how denim is OUT!  Although I don’t ever think we’ll see the death of denim, leggings and sneakers are definitely having their moment…And it might just be here to stay.  Happy Monday!  xoxo

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Fashion and Friendships

Girlfriends_cphfw_streetstyle_polarisjournal1One of my favorite past times is people watching.  So much is told without the use of words.  One example is watching friends interacting with each other and how their style of dress compliments, mimics and sometimes shadows each one of them.  I believe that there is a subconscious happening that with more time spent with besties, styles start to morph into what we feel is familiar.  Before we know it we’re dressing one another through subconscious thinking.  Honestly, when it comes to the psychology of what makes us want to dress a certain way, I have to admit I’m no expert.  But there’s definitely something to fashion and friendships.  Happy Monday!  xoxo

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Man Up…

insideout.topshop.com_A crisp man’s shirt is incredibly attractive on so many levels, but when worn by a woman the sex appeal jumps through the roof.  The juxtaposition of feminine meeting up with masculine is perfection.  Lets take a lesson from the french, put away our hair brushes and slip into our man’s cotton staple.  xoxo

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Metal Head…

09-20-Metallic-Denim-Top-Photo-Glam-And-FashionableSo lately we’ve been reading that denim is on it’s way out, with athletic wear becoming our go to staple.  Although I do believe we will be seeing more of an athletic influence in our day to day style, for denim to become extinct I think it would take an armageddon.

It’s been a while since I’ve had an “I have to have that jean” moment.  Going back to vintage levis has been my fashion moment as of late.  But, recently I saw Victoria Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley rocking these amazing Paige denim metallic pants.  Yes, I know, metallic may not be the most inviting textile that you would want to drape your butt in…but it’s edgy, out of the box, individual persona has definitely got me thinking.  Have a great weekend!  xoxo

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Small Bag, Big Style

FW_street_style_-209-e1332041160997These days the over sized shoulder bag has taken a back seat.  And although a big bag has always been a staple of mine, I have to agree that a mini makes a much bigger statement.

Reaching for a clutch sized bag takes a bit of planning.  Carrying everything from books to wipes has to be reconsidered when carrying a smaller bag.  Only the essentials are necessary, card holder, keys, phone, lip gloss, hand sanitizer and maybe a small protein bar is really all there’s room for.  It may take some getting used to running around town with what seems like a coin purse, but in the long run think how much you’ll save in chiropractic bills.  Have a great weekend!  xoxo

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