Dark Summer

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Night Curve Maxi Dress // 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Minute Quilted Bubble Clutch // Rag & Bone Floppy Fedora // Jeffrey Campbell Sandals // Wasteland and Free People Necklace // Vanessa Mooney, Pamela Love, and Brandy Melville Bracelets

I wasn't even sure if I would be able to do an outfit post this weekend because I went fishing and usually lounge around in pjs and crocs all day long. I was supposed to be at San Clemente Island for 3 days, but we ran out of electricity on the boat so our trip was cut short over 24 hours early. I still had a very fun weekend and spent my time hanging out with Sean and my friends from college.

For this outfit I decided to wear black, the color I'm most comfortable wearing. I ordered this maxi dress off Nasty Gal and the best part about it is its length. I'm usually doing some free floor sweeping every time I wear a maxi, but this one is surprisingly the perfect length and doesn't drag. To complete the outfit, I threw in some earthy tones and wore the same jewelry you probably see on my blog way too much. Anyway, hope you guys have been enjoying this awesome Socal weather and come visit my blog again soon!

The Morocco Maxi

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I'm so excited about this outfit post featuring my holy grail dress, the ever so elusive Morocco maxi from For Love & Lemons. This dress seems so impossible to find, but it is  now somehow sitting in my closet. I also got the tank top version in this color which I am also freaking out about. The fabric is an insanely cool silk velvet burnout and the double slits make it an appropriate modern day loin cloth as my friend, Deborah, would say. These thigh high slits are changing the game and my legs are feeling so much freedom. I don't know why I hadn't hopped on this bandwagon and now I need to find some solid colored skirt versions. I have never felt so exposed and covered up at the same time.

I styled the dress with my Dr. Martens and shearling coat to give it that Girl Interrupted vibe, but I think it would go with anything, really. This is how I chose to wear the dress since it was during the day, but I would definitely wear some kick ass heels and adorn every appendage of my body with chunky jewelry for a night time look. 

Photos by: Reina Nagasako

Apartment Browsing in DTLA

Sunday, May 5, 2013

I was obsessed with this Cuban Maxi Dress when I saw it online and now that I've worn it out, I'm super obsessed with it. I first saw it on Nasty Gal and I was intrigued because I had no idea what it was or what category it could fit into. To me it's like a sleeved, waisted kimono or robe with an old hollywood glamor feel to it. Today I wore it with pants, but I think it has a lot of potential since it can be worn buttoned or maybe with a mini dress underneath.

I've already worn these leather pants a bunch of times on my blog, but I think this just confirms how versatile a pair of black leather pants can be and that they are a staple 'must have' in anyone's closet. In case you missed my DIY post on them, you can click here and if you want to see the other ways I styled them, click here or here.

Thank You Michael Stars!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I recently received a package that was full of Michael Stars clothing and this amazingly soft tomato dress was included. Thank you Lindsey, Kelly, Gina, and everyone at Michael Stars for your generosity! When I saw the dress, I immediately thought of pairing it with my Theyskens' Theory leather jacket. Stripes are such a classic - you can't go wrong throwing on a moto jacket and wayfarers. 

I'm also wearing my Gava pumps, which are my favorite heels ever and what fueled my Isabel Marant addiction. They have a 5 inch heel with zero platform, so they look pretty nuts from the side. People stop to ask me about these heels every time I wear them out and I definitely think they are more special than any red soled shoe out there. I'm taking these babies to the grave.

Photo Credit: Sheer Haze