Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Shirt Dress

First of all, why is it Winter again in L.A? I thought we were done with the cold fingerless-gloves days and onto warmer things. (I feel like I write about the weather a lot, but really, it effects the way I dress daily so what can I say) Knowing it was going to be a chilly one, I started off in boots and tights and worked my way up. This over-sized striped Elizabeth and James shirt dress is meant to hang loosely, but I added the Theory blazer to give it a little form. And, to keep from freezing to death of course.
So androgynous of me ;)
(Jacket- Theory; shirt dress- elizabeth and james; boots-Aquatalia; bag-vintage)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Where the Heart Is

As much of a pain in the %#* it is to move...redecorating a new home always makes it worth while! Did I mention how I recently traded my west hollywood/melrose digs for something a little more eastward and awesome? Stoked about the new location, the art deco decor and the good energy of the  place itself...which will unsurprisingly be a mix of bohemian, vintage and shabby chicness :) Counting down now for the next Pasadena swap meet at the Rose Bowl...I just know there will be treasures awaiting me.  I'm overstimulated with interior ideas and spent much of the weekend getting inspiration for which direction to go...

Monday, February 27, 2012

A Red Carpet Story

Happy Monday!
Are your friends/family/co-workers buzzin' about the Academy Awards last night?
Or more importantly...what they were wearing???

Check out the following Oscar Awards red carpet trend story (click HERE to see!) that I guest blogged for the luxury home TX based company Peacock Alley. It was so exciting to be invited on and have the opportunity to share my thoughts and 'style' while partnering with such a reputable brand...who are known for creating comfort and peace in the home :) Luckily, I got to spend yesterday afternoon having brunch here in L.A with one of their fashionable and delightful Marketing team members, who is in town visiting for a bloggers conference. After the long distance phone conversations she and I have had about working together, it was so cool to actually have the chance to meet in person! We clicked immediately, chatting so much that we followed brunch with afternoon shopping between the Grove and of my favorite ways to spend a sunny Sunday :) More to come with Peacock Alley!

Friday, February 24, 2012


So, I've been hearing about StyleMint, ShoeMint and JewelMint for months now (all are online shops with products designed by celebrities like Rachel Bilson, Jessica Simpspn, the Olsen twins and Kate Bosworth -- operating through the e-commerce site BeachMint). I first heard through  industry 'buzz' that comes through my work at FIDM on a day to day basis, followed by magazine write ups and of course seeing some of my favorite bloggers promoting their products online recently. It's an interesting concept and one that will continue to branch out. The gossip currently is that the 'home' and 'intimate apparel' sectors are the next if you haven't checked out their site yet, check it! If you don't become a member it's good to just be in the know! (you might also like the stylemint blog)

Now, let's talk shoes.
"The style of fashion icon Rachel Bilson, the vision of celebrated stylist Nicole Chavez, and the shoe-making expertise of the legendary Steve Madden, combine to bring you ShoeMint - a shoe shopping experience unlike any other."

SO...that all brings me to the exciting part. A co-worker of mine gifted me my first pair of booties from ShoeMint, the "Janyce"...totally made my day! After wearing them all day, my feet didn't hurt at all...not bad for the first day of new-shoe-break-in-factor. These casual western inspired (3inch) boots will be great with dresses and shorts when the weather warms up. For now I'm rockin' them with the skinny jean. What am I saying... they'll go with pretty much anything/any weather :)
 I may have to become a member of this 'Mint' craze....

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Part of the Band

"Band of Outsiders taps Michelle Williams to model its spring 2012 collection, shot in the famous Los Angeles cemetery, Forever Hollywood. Getting into some shenanigans, Michelle sports the label’s loose-fitting spring shapes in pale hues of ivory with floral prints and floor-length skirts."
A close friend of mine was lucky enough to see the Band of Outsiders show this past NYFW and I could not have been more jealous....especially hearing her say it might have been the best she saw out of numerous shows. Anyway, flipping through look books, the Spring 2012 collection caught my eye....not to mention Michelle Williams is one of my favorite that she's who they chose to represent their brand. She looks so much like Mia Farrow in these photos...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lost and Found

I was cleaning out my closet recently and found my long lost flowing sheer leopard blouse in one of my boots! It had fallen from the hanger and landed in there...finding it felt like getting a new shirt again! I paired it with a long maxi skirt today to keep the flow-effect going - which worked out perfectly with it being a windy day...just blowin' along in the wind :) The vintage belt and chain necklace were the final touches - adding some vintage something makes me feel complete....

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Hope everyone had a fun holiday weekend...I was one of the few lucky ones to have Presidents Day off yesterday :)  Beautiful weekend in L.A....

Friday, February 17, 2012


Theme party pics from last weekend = Friday inspiration:) In honor of her birthday, a friend of mine (who always goes all-out with her parties) transformed her Laurel Canyon tree house on Wonderland Drive into the Alice in Wonderland rabbit hole! I feel like I've been to more theme parties in 2012 than I have in the last 10 years...themes always bring more of an enthusiastic crowd it seems. From the Queen of Hearts, Mad Hatters, flower garden, Caterpillar, Cheshire, the Crow, Alice herself and 'off with their heads'...we had it all covered through this looking glass!
I had another party to attend before this, so I had to be strategical with my outfit....meaning, I didn't go as far as I might have had this been the only fiesta that night. However, just adding the over-sized velvet mad hatter hat to my black crochet vintage dress really made a statement on its own. I kind of want to wear that hat on a normal :)