I’ve been spending more and more time in West Hollywood lately. There are SO many amazing bars, restaurants, salons and shops in the area and it’s the perfect place to spend a casual Friday. I got my haircut on Melrose the other day and then wandered to Gracias Madre for yummy, vegan Mexican food with my girlfriend who works down the street. On the same street as Gracias Madre – there’s the coolest coffee shop; Verve (you may have seen my insta there last week) and rooftop; Catch where all the celebs hang out. James Perse is across the street (I live in their uber soft T’s and sweaters!)…speaking of soft sweaters – this Topshop grey sweatshirt is legit the comfiest thing I own. I layered it under my classic white Sandro coat, and dressed it up with black leather pumps and my Simon Miller bucket bag. To tie everything together I threw on an LA baseball cap. I love mixing and matching different neutral pieces in my closet – it’s amazing how the right accessories can completely change a look. Nordstrom always has the best selection of accessories. I’m constantly perusing their bag, shoe, and hat sections for new items to spruce up my wardrobe. This season – I am loving baseball caps with everything, you can never go wrong with a simple leather pump, and of course the bucket bag trend which isn’t even really a trend because it’s always in style! Simon Miller came out with this slightly larger black suede bag available exclusively at Nordstrom which would be perfect to travel with. In terms of baseball caps…this Dodgers hat comes in a ton of different colors and I am loving this simple all black NY hat (especially post gym sesh) and this grey wool cap. I couldn’t resist ordering the LA cap in bright royal blue! Shop more of favorite fall/winter accessories from Nordstrom below (including this silk bordeaux printed bandana, this Gucci cross body (a great Christmas wish list item) and this gold layered choker necklace (which is under $42!)) Enjoy your weekend :)
Happy Friday! I wore this look to an event I had in Downtown LA the other week. I’ve mentioned this before but I am a major homebody and these days rarely like to leave my ‘hood. On the rare occasion that I do venture out, especially on a weekend night… you’ll most likely find me in an outfit like this. Skinny jeans, a lace cami, a leather or suede jacket, simple ankle strap heels and a Chanel. Classic, but still sexy, comfortable, but still put together. Camis makes the best lace tanks and I have them in 4 colors now! Bloomingdales carries them in a zillion colors PLUS they carry these dreamy velvet ones – swoon. I have my eye on this black + white one next. The suede jacket I’m wearing here is a best seller for a reason. It’s from Bloomingdales 100% Exclusives section and looks even more luxe in person. It fits like a glove and can be worn countless ways. I’ve paired it with boyfriend jeans, a white T, and a baseball cap for Sundays at the Farmer’s Market, and with lace camis and LBDs for events or nights out on the town. There are so many other must have pieces from this section…including these grey distressed jeans, this blush midi dress and this cozy winter coat. Also, I kind of want to live in this. Shop more of my favorites below and enjoy your weekend!
I’ve been rotating all of my favorite fall hats as of late…and this little black beret has been on major repeat! Fall is one of the seasons I most look forward to dressing for because there are so many accessory possibilities. Beanies, baseball hats, berets, fedoras, newsboy caps, chunky scarves, leather booties, fur vests…the list goes on. In terms of bags – you know how much I am LOVING bucket bags. This Simon Miller bag is a classic and the tortoise handles give it that cool 70s Jackie O flare. I paired it with my Mother denim skinny jeans that just went on sale (btw if you’re not familiar with Mother – get familiar – they are the most comfortable and flattering jeans), a lace up blouse, and this linen Sandro coat from a few seasons ago. I love re-wearing and re-styling items I’ve had for years and years. Some of my most beloved items are 6+ years old. My philosophy with fashion has always been invest in classic pieces you’ll have for years to come, less is more, and quality over quantity. I love to mix something from Topshop with something from Valentino. And I tend to veer away from trends or impulse buys (although who doesn’t love a little retail therapy!?) I think that’s why I’m such a fan of neutrals – because they go with everything and can be mixed/matched to create countless outfits! What is your style philosophy? Are you into more fast fashion pieces, investment pieces you’ll have for years to come – or a combination of both? I’d love to know!
True story – when I got these Veronica Beard moto striped jeans, I was kinda unsure about them and let them sit in my closet for a month before wearing them or even trying them on! Fast forward to today, they’re one of my favorite pairs of jeans. First of all, the fit is INSANE – they make my butt look so good (important ha!), they are extremely flattering around my legs (I have super muscular legs and often have fit issues with jeans!), and the racing stripes make them the perfect mix of classic and cool. I paired these babies with this boho chic flared blouse and my sweet little Chloe bag for a morning meeting at biker inspired coffee shop called Deus ex Machina in my ‘hood. I’m still discovering new spots every week here, and this spot is really a hidden gem. It’s an upscale men’s clothing boutique, coffee/breakfast spot, and hot biker hang out all rolled into one. Go – and thank me later ;)
I’ve been on a major Zara tweed sweater kick as of late if you couldn’t already tell! Every sweater I wore on the blog this week was from there! It’s funny, I used to shop there ALL the time when I lived in NYC because it was around the corner from my old office. And then when I moved, I just kind of stopped… and now I order pretty much everything online. While I do still love shopping in stores (especially in specialty shops like All Things Fabulous in Venice where this sweatshirt came from!), it’s just so much easier to shop online, am I right?? I’ve been pinning my fall wish list to this Pinterest board so if you’re in a bit of a shopping mood and want to see what I’m loving for this season (this coat included) – be sure to head over and check it out. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!