So I guess I just need to face the fact that Spring is here. The trees outside my window are finally full again with big, beautiful, fresh green leaves. Birds are chirping, and butterflies are flitting about. Albeit, I never got the winter I so desired (El Nino, anyone?) I am glad to see the flowers and leaves return. In honor of the springtime feeling that is in the air (at least here in Cali) I put together this #ootd style inspo for pattern mixing. There’s nothing that gets me more in the mood for a season than choosing the clothes to wear during it, LOL. Hope this inspires you to take a few chances with patterns in your wardrobe this season!
Been AWOL working on a few projects and getting ready to shoot the bags for my new website revamp. Im excited to change things up a bit! Met some old friends for lunch in LA yesterday and snapped a few pix. Hope July is treating you well thus far!
outfit deets:: dress: bar III | bag:: ayanna listenbee collection | shoes:: calvin klein
Vintage stores and thrift shops have always been a great source of inspiration for me. You never know what you are going to find, and knowing that you probably won’t see that item on the person standing next to you is icing on the cake for me. One thing I love about shopping vintage is that it really open’s my mind to creating different looks and silhouettes. A while back I was on the hunt for a pencil skirt and they were nowhere to be found in the stores. I found this one, which is not really a “true” pencil skirt at one of my favorite thrift shops that closed down a few years back. ☹ I say it’s not a true pencil skirt because there is a bit of flare at the bottom, but it’s one of my tried and trues. It always looks good and works in a pinch. One of my all time favorite looks is pairing pencil skirts with vintage concert T’s. I love the juxtaposition of classy and edgy. A rocker T always makes me feel a little wild . . . in a good way . . .
photos courtesy of Erica Hampton.
Wearing: Asos Floral Bandeau Maxi (thrifted) similar here | BCBG Max Azaria Cropped pleather jacket (thrifted) similar here | Dolce Vita Anica Rope sandals | Signature name necklace BriChicBoutique | Various Rings: Etsy, similar here | Kendra Scott similar here | Lipstick: Nars Heat Wave | Nail Polish: Essie Fiji
A few weeks ago I got together with friend and photographer Erica Hampton. I wanted to do a creative collaboration with her and she suggested we head out to The Old Zoo at Griffith Park. I had never been to the old zoo before, but the thought of an abandoned zoo was totally intriguing so I was immediately game! I love the natural light in these photos. We shot inside some of the actual animal exhibits which was really cool. It’s even possible to climb your way through the back of the exhibits and experience the inner workings of zoo-dom, if you’re so inclined. ☺ Erica is an amazing photographer and a joy to work with, for more of her work visit her site here.
Had lunch with a good friend of mine yesterday and decided to snap a quick outfit shot. I just love jumpsuits. This is one from my old clothing line. Don’t you just love the crease line on the side of my jumpsuit! ☺ Apparently my attention to detail is slipping!!!
Do you have any jumpsuits in your wardrobe?
Wearing: jumpsuit: Cathexis | perforated leather jacket: BCBG | clutch: Ayanna Listenbee Handbags | chain bracelets: Kenneth Cole | ring: Made in Earth | necklaces: Erica Weiner, Kei | earrings: Ayanna Listenbee Collection
photo credit: Philicia Scott
Wearing: Zara women’s trench | #fabfound Cynthia Rowley leopard print scarf | Vintage orange military sweater | #fabfound Cynthia Rowley pocket tank | Ayanna Listenbee Revenge satchel | Ayanna Listenbee hammered bronze earrings | Jessica Bennett zip front studded sandals
It’s been so hectic the past few weeks leading up to Christmas, that I didn’t do much posting. I hope you all had wonderful holiday celebrations with your families and friends. Last week I did some last minute shopping in Claremont Village and we snapped a few shots. The weather was cooler (which of course I LOVED). I’m hoping we get back to cooler temps around these parts again soon. Hope you are all enjoying this holiday season.
What are your plans for New Years?