Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Spring Dreamin'

Already getting Spring/Summer fever and January isn't even over yet. This past weekend was a tease with the 80 degree sunshine that has me longing to wear sheer flowy tops and skirts without the under layers, jackets and scarves. Today, it's cold(ish) again. Each season tends to 'wear out' so fast these days...just as you get into the groove of one it's time for the next. These photos just
twist the knife a little more :)

seen on fashiongonerogue and tumblr

Monday, January 30, 2012

Back to the Beach

Spent an afternoon back in my old stomping grounds of Newport Beach this weekend...with my best friend from TX who came in town for an over-due visit (she tries to come see me once a year...but we somehow skipped 2011). Years ago when I lived in Newport, she moved in with me for a Summer where we spent endless days riding bikes and lounging in the sand. So, it's always total happiness to go back there to our favorite spots and remember the good 'ole days :) We lucked out on the weather being perfection...letting us get some much needed vitamin D and wear the shorts& tank tops 
that we've been missing so...
(tank-urban outfitters; cut offs-levi's; boots-mossimo; bracelet-vintage)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Gucci Glamour

Loving the Spring 2012 Gucci campaign...from the editorials to the runway (Milan Fashion Week)...the art deco style (reminds me of Studio 54) looks fierce with the smokey bold eye makeup and slicked back hair. Black and white remains a huge trend for Spring, as seen here, mixed with metallic and pop-of-color accents in bright green and orange. 
I think I'm due for a new pair of sunglasses too...bought my last Gucci pair in 2006. 
It's time, right?!
 (Abbey Lee Kershaw and Karmen Pedaru  in the spring 2012 campaign from Gucci
Photographed by Mert & Marcus)
 See the complete campaign at Fashiongonerogue
 Read about the makeup vision and techniques @ paperblog
 See the entire collection on the runway at Fashionologie


Went with my black sheer gold studded maxi dress today for the 80 degree weather that has blessed L.A. I love the way this dress hangs straight and fits loosely, but still has an element of sexiness with the side slits and neckline...that can be plunging low if desired :) It's totally comfortable, and easy to dress up or down. (I wore this to a party last weekend and it looked totally different!) That being said, I'm sure it will be one of my Spring go-to's. Oh...and not to forget my new red beaded bracelet I scored at the swap meet last weekend...thought it added a fun touch mixed in with the gold jewelry accents....
(dress: Ted Baker; shoes- dolce vita; bracelet-swap meet; watch-seiko; sunglasses-ray ban)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Minimal Makeup

I just realized I haven't done a makeup post in soooo long. 
Last night I caught up on the upcoming makeup trends for Spring 2012 and have posted a few of my favorite looks for the season. Often makeup trends look cool on the runway, but not so much for everyday street style. These subtle trends below can definitely be incorporated into your daily routine....play around and have some fun with the following minimalistic styles: 1) matte complexion 2) contoured cheeks 3) nude lips VS the red 4) Bare eyed mascara...think Twiggy 60's style :)
Read the how-to on each of these looks HERE

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sunday Swap

Went to the Fairfax swap meet yesterday with a couple girlfriends and ended up spending over 3 hours browsing all the vendors, trying on vintage dresses/over-sized sunglasses/turquoise jewelry and hearing some jazz music while we took a break to refuel with snacks :) It has been a few months since I've gone to this swap meet (held in the Fairfax High School parking lot)...am now completely re-addicted. 
Next Sunday it is!

(Also, I fell in love with Lana Del Rey over the weekend, especially her Born To Die single...see the video HERE. Love a depressing song sometimes! :)