Shed Some Skin
Talk about heat wave! These are the days when I question weather or not Southern California supposedly has “perfect weather.” I’d rather travel through freezing cold Europe again than spend a day walking in the heat! ’Tis the perfect day to wear a crop top and my comfy snakeskin pants! I love that these pants have a bit of green in them so that pairing it with a light chiffon shirt really adds a bit of a color to what could be an all-nude/brown outfit.
Oh My Goth!
Is purple not really my color? I think I accidentally gothed myself out with this mesh dress-turned-top. Oh well! Mesh, chiffon, and anything see-through is becoming more and more a staple in everyone’s wardrobe. Will the trend ever die down? I hope not!
Oh and excuse my poor attempt and Angelina Jolie’s sexy leg pose—I wasn’t really trying to be sexy, I just had to show off my ombre tights! ;)
Purple Mesh Dress-turned-Top from American Apparel | Black Skirt & Jeffrey Campbell Heels from Wasteland | Clear Pink Belt from Spinns (in Tokyo, Japan)
Cat in the Hat
I’ve been wanting to don this cute cat ear hat for the blog since I got it for Christmas from my best friend Emily! It’s super adorable and matches a simple vintage look like the one I’m donning today =)
Cat Ear Hat was a gift | Forest Green Sweater & Camera Bag from Urban Outfitters | Mustard Blouse & Knee High Socks from American Apparel | Sam Edelman Booties from 6pm | Skirt from Nasty Gal | Sunglasses from ASOS
I had two people ask me if I tattooed or painted my legs today! In reality they’re nude stockings with cool velvety shapes on them. Tattoo tights have been incredibly popular in Japanese street fashion so I picked up a few pairs in Harajuku. I have a feeling the rest of the world is going to catch up soon with this trend and I’m ready! The floral overalls I’m wearing were so cute on the hanger I couldn’t resist! I’m still looking for a regular ole denim pair to join in on all the overall fun but instead of overspending, I’m obstinate about thrifting a pair. I’m excited that overalls are in again! They were the only thing I would wear as a kid!
Rock of Ages
Faux fur coats of all different colors are my newest obsession. I wish I could bring them all on my trip since I know I’ll be freezing my butt of in Europe! Boy did I take advantage of Nasty Gal’s Cyber Monday Sale with this coat… I think it’s my favorite coat as of today! I feel like I belong in the Rock of Ages in it (in a good way, haha!) I wanted the similar pastel palette one they came out with too! What did I wear this snazzy outfit to today, you ask? To to opthamologist! Now back to packing (and sneezing because of all the dust, ugh!)
Patched Faux Fur Coat from Nasty Gal / Gray Blouse from Urban Outfitters / Oxblood Maxi Skirt from American Apparel / Sam Edelman Booties from 6pm / Black Fringe Bag from Shop Akira / Sunglasses from ASOS
All the King’s Horses & All the King’s Men
Today I finally started to pack up our apartment. My boyfriend and I are due to move out next Wednesday to put everything in storage while we’re in Europe for 3 months. AHHH!!! So many feeling are jumbled up inside me. I’m anxious and excited to travel! But also nervous about the hurdles we’ll most likely come across. And then I’m bummed because I can’t blog any outfits while I’m away (we’re going backpacking so we’re packing light). I don’t know when my last outfit will be, but probably sometime early next week or even this weekend. I gotta pack up all the goodies! I’m determined to try and update at least every once in awhile with some travel photos so don’t fret!
It’s funny because I’m usually just in my PJs all day now as we’re preparing for our move. My boyfriend was asking me this morning as I put on my makeup, “Where are you going out to?” and I responded “I’m gunna go to Home Depot to get some moving boxes.” And he says, “You gotta dress up for that?” and I insistently say “Of course not! I’m dressing up for my blog!” I can’t abandon you guys quite yet =) This shirt is a beautiful vintage shirt I snatched up from Thrifted & Modern. For some strange reason the images on it remind me of Europe and get me excited for traveling all over again! hehe
I painted my nails on Monday! I always have trouble doing a complicated design on my right hand since I’m right-handed so just plain colors on that one! haha.
What We’ve Been Waiting For
Falling asleep to the sound of rain is only my second favorite thing next to waking up to the sound of rain. It’s so soothing I never want to get up! This is the weather I’ve been waiting for! It’s like autumn never showed up and winter came in full force (well, full Los Angeles force… no snow or anything, haha) Time to pull out the chunky scarves and warm cardigans again, yay!
So my boyfriend and I have been planning our 3 month Europe trip and have a general idea of the countries we want to visit, although we are going to have to knock some out. Here’s what we’ve come up with so far: ireland > scotland > england > the netherlands > germany > czech republic > austria > hungary > switzerland > france
I’m so incredibly excited! Does anyone have any suggestions of cities we MUST see or even can skip over? Or even countries?
In Another Life
Happy belated Thanksgiving to all you Americans! I just got back from a lovely vacation up in Sacramento with my boyfriend’s family (they are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G btw). It’s been a crazy break though, with a career change, my future plans have changed dramatically! In the greatest way imaginable though… Starting in January my boyfriend and I are fulfilling our dream to travel for awhile. 3 Months in Europe, starting with my dream destination, Ireland! Ohhhh I can’t wait! I’ve gotta figure out my blog entries though because I would hate to have a long hiatus. Perhaps I can blog about my travels if everyone is interested? =)
Anyway, this outfit was pretty hastily put together at the last minute. Really, I’m just excited to wear this hat. I feel like in another life I was Zorro in this hat, haha. Which, by the way, I’ve met Antonio Banderes and can confidently say he is just as rad as you think he is.
You know how sometimes during sunset, when there are a million colors in the sky, it looks like Vincent Van Gogh just rand his paint brush through it? The colored yarn stripes on this sweater remind me of that kind of sky. I also FINALLY have something that matches the cute jeweled collar I have. The jewels match the color of my skirt, a deep burgundy I scattered throughout my entire outfit. =) Oh, and does anyone else like pearly berets like I do? hehe
Pearl Embellished Beret & Multi-Colored Sweater from H&M / Jeweled Collar from Chicwish / Coral Betl & Chiffon Maxi Skirt from American Apparel / Messenger Bag from Urban Outfitters / Sam Edelman Booties from 6PM
Back to the Start
There was a spike in temperature in LA yesterday, 81 degrees! Not horrible but enough to put on some shorts with a sweater for just-in-case. It’s been awhile since I’ve worn this beautiful knit cardigan. I love the mix of colors in it and I wish I had more items that were the colors of each of the flowers! The key to coordinating with such a colorful piece is making sure you reiterate the colors in it. In this case, I’ve got my lavender shorts, turquoise hair scarf, and orange JC Heels. If you look at each item individually, it’s interesting how your eye is drawn back to that same color back in the cardigan. O__O