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)
Today’s Post is Brought to You by the Letter…
My amazing, wonderful, beautiful, kind, and… did I say amazing—boyfriend gave me a Topshop shopping spree for my birthday last weekend. (In case you don’t follow me on instagram, here’s the pic I took of my celebration with my BFFs) Because of that, and also because Topshop is having a sort of amazing sale right now, I finally realized my dream of owning this full crop top + skirt set. I don’t know why but I love being matchy matchy with these sets, and yes it’s somehow different than if this was a full on dress. I also got the amazing UNIF cross trainers which were heavily discounted by a stroke of luck! But anyway, it’s a hot 91 degrees Fahrenheit in LA right now and I’m wishing it away!
Alphabet/Number Crop Top & Skirt from Topshop | Metallic UNIF Cross Trainers from Karmaloop | Bracelet turned Choker from H&M
With a beautiful statement skirt like this, I needed nothing but to match it with black everything so the pink color could stand out. With a lace bodysuit to add some pattern/texture and topped with simple jewelry and a hot, I’m ready to go!
Lace bodysuit from American Apparel / Ombre Skirt from Choies / Fringe Bag from Akira Chicago / Black Wedges from Urban Outfitters / Bowler Hat from ASOS
What’s better than flower headbands, rainbow skirts, skeleton tshirts, and studded vests? Nothing! I’ve been dying to show off this beautiful skirt I got some time ago as well as this studded vest I made with an old jean jacket from Goodwill. Sorry my hair is hiding most of the studs, haha. It was a fun project though and it saves so much money, I suggest everyone try it instead of spending $100+ on a studded jacket. Goodwill jacket + studs = No more than $20!
DIY Studded Vest from Goodwill / Skeleton T-Shirt from Topshop / Rainbow Skirt from I Don’ t Like Mondays / Studded Suede Bag from Akira Chicago / DIY Floral Headpiece made with yarn, wire, and fake flowers
Business Print Mixing
For days when I know I’m going to be in important meetings at work I’m more conscious of what I’m wearing. So today I wore a more business outfit… but I’m not going to compromise my style! I still had fun with some print mixing! I love the latest trends of print mismatching… but I don’t think I’m daring enough to take those risks. For some reason, I never thing mismatching will work but designers make it work so well! I think a lot of it has to do with SO MUCH mismatching that it all just… matches magically? Who knows, I’ll have to experiment more in the future!
Blazer, Top, Skirt, Wedges from Urban Outfitters / Gifted B.Makowsky Bag / CC.Skye Bracelet from Revolve Clothing / House of Harlow Necklace from Revolve Clothing
I love the softness of the baby pink and mint green. The knitted print on this American Apparel skirt is subtle but super cute! But with such a simple outfit I overloaded on accessories to make up for it. In the end I have a casual outfit that’s a little dressier with some rockin’ heels! These heels could seriously be a weapon! I wonder if you could pass through airport security in them? haha.
Pink Tank Crop Top from American Apparel / Mint Aztec Knit Skirt from American Apparel / Brown Braided Belt from Urban Outfitters / Jeffrey Campbell Spiked Heels from Solestruck
I always feel a little self conscious when I’m wearing such bright clothes… but that doesn’t prevent me from wearing them! haha. I should’ve taken a picture of the back of this awesome new blue bustier I got from Nasty Gal, it’s got a cool cutout pattern! And I couldn’t resist getting this bandage skirt, I had to at least get one since they’re everywhere now and are so versatile and great for color-blocking! =) I’m always covering up with a blazer so I’m more work appropriate for work. I’m just lucky my work even lets me wear what I do!
Blue Bustier from Nasty Gal / Red & Pink Bandage Skirt from Nasty Gal / Black Blazer from Urban Outfitters / Cooperative Wedges from Urban Outfitters / House of Harlow Gold Necklace & Rings from Revolve Clothing / Neon Yellow & Pink Necklace from Number A
Loving this new skirt I got last week! It’s a chartreuse color… chartreuse seems to be becoming more and more popular this season. Colors, colors, colors! Both pastels and neons… I love it! I’m also wearing two necklaces: my usual favorite House of Harlow necklace plus a new yellow/pink/gold weave necklace I got at a shop in Little Tokyo called Number A. What a gem of a shop! It’s like Nasty Gal but in shop form! I think it definitely calls for a trip back =)
Navy Blazer from Urban outfitters / White Crop Top from American Apparel / Striped Chartreuse Skirt from small shop in LA / Cooperative Wedges from Urban Outfitters / Forest Green Belt from American Apparel / House of Harlow Necklace from Revolve Clothing / Neon Pink and Yellow Necklace from Number A
Sorry for being a little MIA again, wasn’t feeling too swell these past couple of days, but I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things! Plus there will be some stuff coming up that I’m excited to share!
Also, on a semi-unrelated but important note, the Vimeo Award nominees were announced today! I don’t know if any of you are interested in film, but my boyfriend is one of the nominees in the Narrative category! His short film, “A Bitch” was nominated! I’m SOOOOO proud of him! Please, if you have any time to spare, vote for his video! You can vote once a day! It would mean a lot to both him and I! Thank you!!
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Made in the U.S.A.
I’m all decked out in American Apparel today. It’s funny because my closet is overcome with it since I donated a bunch of my clothes before I moved last Fall and then bought a bunch of AA…so you may realize I own a lot of it, haha! Lately I’ve been feeling more self-conscious about where my clothes are made. I’ve been realizing that even big ‘fancy’ brands all have their clothes and accessories made in China, Bangladesh, etc.
We all have tons of things made in China and most of the time we don’t even think about it. We forget that there are sweatshops and horrible working conditions. There have been news stories of H&M workers fainting and who remembers the documentary that exposed Wal-Mart’s horrible business Chinese factories a few years ago? Made me disgusted with the company! And yet we still consume it. Sometimes it’s hard to buy things NOT made in China and I’m definitely guilty of owning many clothes that were probably made by sweatshops, but I hope for a better future with our industry.
I believe that American Apparel is doing amazing things for our economy (creating fair-wage jobs that are sweatshop free!) so I feel compelled lately to buy things from them. I feel like they are often time judged by their “shocking” marketing campaign that objectify women, and yet I ask you this… don’t all ads and magazine covers do just the same? There’s no denying I’ve seen some racy stuff and breasts in ads and modeling photos many times before. But if the lighting is “commercial” then all of a sudden it’s okay? Sorry for the rant. I’m not saying that I may entirely agree with ANY clothing company’s marketing campaign but if I were to choose of one of the lesser evils, I would say American Apparel is doing more good than other companies. ^__^
WITH THAT SAID, I’m really into the sort of ‘preppy’ look that American Apparel has. (Also, is it me or did it seem like they started the trend of chiffon and maxi skirts?) Also, did you notice… I’m wearing new glasses! Yet, my old black glasses that I’ve had for 6 years have retired! Probably not permanently since I feel like those are a bit less imposing on my face, but alas, I’m excited for a change! I got them at a vintage glasses place in my neighborhood!
Lace top, Polka Dotted Skirt, Sweater, & Shoes from American Apparel
Whoa, late blog post tonight! But it has to be done! =) I wonder if anyone is still awake checking my blog… hehe
So today’s outfit includes this AMAZING skirt I got from ASOS! I was so excited to receive it and have been getting compliments on it all day! Some lady at the grocery store even yelled across the aisle at me and stalked me a bit… creepy but a good thing? haha. So anyway, I wanted to do something more fun than just pairing a black skirt with a white top so I went for a vibrant mint green and a bright coral hairband! It brings a little Spring into my outfit! I also doubled up my necklaces cause I thought it looked awesome =)
Mint Green Crop Top from American Apparel / Sheer Spotted Skirt from ASOS / Lucky Brand Shoes from Macy’s / Coral Headband from American Apparel / Gold House of Harlow Necklace from Revolve Clothing / Beaded Necklace from Wasteland / Gold Cuff given as a gift