Leather Weather

Leather Weather

It’s finally cold in LA! Thank God for some leather weather! Well today it’s actually too rainy to even go outside, but I’m looking forward to wearing these pants some more!

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Leather weather is awesome because I get to wear my favorite leather pants, but as my awareness of ‘cold weather’ is limited, I have to pair it with a crop top and impossible heels. I mean, it is Los Angeles after all, and it’s 90 degrees in the sun and 55 in the shade.

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I wouldn’t normally wear a crop top with low-rise pants, but the recent Tommy Hilfiger show inspired me. The wrap crop tops are especially great for making my short torso look longer. And after seeing them with low-rise pants in Tommy Hilfiger’s see now buy now show, they are perfect for leather weather!

Missguided wrap crop top
Missguided crop with choker
Satin wrap over crop top
Wrap around long sleeve blouse

 

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The piece de resistance of any leather weather outfit is of course the pants. I feel like leather pants got a bad rap over the years. They’re often considered too ‘costumey,’ but lately they’ve been reappearing in fashion, and I’m only happy!

Gigi x Tommy Hilfiger leather pants
Blank denim vegan leather pants
Helmut Lang stretch leather leggings
Elie Tahari leather pants
DVF leather pants

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Now of course no cold day leather weather outfit is complete without some very impractical shoes! Mine are Elizabeth and James, which are unfortunately not in production anymore :(

Laurence Dacade lace ankle boots
Manolo Blahnik lace heels
Valentino lace pumps

I hope you’re all staying warm and dry out there! Have a great weekend everyone.

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last minute date night looks

Last Minute Date Night Looks

Maybe it’s because valentines day is on a Tuesday this year, I haven’t had a very formal feeling about it. My favorite easy to copy outfit is a simple black mini and silk top. So I put together two last minute date night looks for your inspiration!

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For the first look I went with a boat neck silk top from Joie. This is a great last minute date night outfit because the shiny top makes it look dressy.

Go silk satin boat neck top
Tulip back silk top
The Row sheer top
Satin slit back blouse

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I paired both outfits with a simple black mini skirt and tan pumps. This combination is super easy to pull off and both the skirt and shoes are fashion staples.

BCBG bandage mini
Missguided black mini
T by Alexander Wang black skirt

Last minute date night looks are easily completed with a good tan shoe. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I declared 2017 the year of shoes. I have been updating my wardrobe and replacing some of my cheaper footwear with nicer second-hand designer stuff, mostly from The Real Real.

Louboutin darker suede d’orsay
Manolo Blahnik suede pump
St. Laurent d’orsays
Phillip Lim pumps
Aquazzura lace up suede heels

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The second look is almost identical, except that I went with a frilly tank. This is a great Valentine’sDay outfit and one of my go-to last minute date night looks.
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I love a frilly tank for date night. There’s something really cute and flirty about it that makes it a great choice.

Alice + Olivia silk cami
Silk cold shoulder tank
Joseph Hardy drape blouse
Joie ruffle silk top

Accessories

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Since its usually cold in February, I thought at least one of my last minute date night looks should have a jacket. A furry jacket is another fun, flirty piece, that would work with either of the tops I chose.

Wayne faux fur jacket
BB Dakota faux fur shrug
Ralph Lauren furry jacket

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As far as jewelry is concerned, for the first outfit I went with a statement choker, similar here. I think the higher neckline calls for a big necklace like this.

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For the second look, I went with a simple initial pendant, so as not to take away from the ruffles.

I always say the best way to get the most out of your jewelry is to buy ring sets. This set is another great option, and this Gorjana mini set is perfect for those top of finger rings.

 

I hope you’ve gotten some ideas for any last minute date night looks!

 

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.

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v day inspiration

V Day Inspiration

I always try to take runway looks, or things I see from designers’ posts and translate them into my daily life. This look was inspired by two things I’ve seen, from Carolina Herrera and from BCBG. They both made this v day inspiration possible.

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Although the BCBG on the left has a cutout, it’s almost exactly like the dress I’m wearing. While the Carolina Herrera dress is different, I think I nailed the whole look, even down to the shoes.

There’s a sale on two more red ruffle dresses from BCBG, found here and here.

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I actually wore this outfit for new years, so it’s further proof that I came up with it first ;)

I just love when I see something from a designer that is so similar to what I’ve already done. It just tells me we think alike. And the Carolina Herrera dress isn’t even for sale yet (although I did find a skirt)!

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The ruffle dress makes a perfect v day inspiration look. It’s fun and flirty, and the red color is exactly what a Valentine’s Day dress needs.

Carolina Herrera ruffle dress
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Zac Posen v back dress
Alexis Hazel asymmetrical dress
Badgley Mischka off shoulder dress
Opening Ceremony dress

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Of course I had to pair it all with my furry jacket. I’ve been wearing it with all my dresses, because it’s warm and looks super cute, especially with a v day inspiration look.

Nili Lotan jacket
Love token faux fur jacket
Betsey Johnson jacket
Stella McCartney faux fur coat

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I just love these Aquazzura sandals. It’s also perfect that they turned out to be the exact color as the dress. I’ve been really into wearing one color from head to toe, which is easy with black or white, but harder with a bright color like red.

Aquazzura pointed toe pump
Lace up red flats

 

What do you guys think? Did I nail this v day inspiration?

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The Getty In The Rain

The Getty In The Rain

I love how whenever it rains, LA just becomes deserted. It’s such a good day to do all those things you wanted without running into a ton of foot traffic. The Getty is one such place.

Usually a huge tourist destination, it was almost completely empty when it rained last Friday.

Check out some of my pictures. And try and visit The Getty Centre if you’re in town.

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The central fountain was covered in water for the first time in years. It was turned off at the Getty to save water during the drought.

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The gardens were also closed so it was nice to get a good shot of it without anyone getting in the way.

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Another fountain filled with water thanks to the rain!

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Birds of paradise, my favorite flowers!

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Finally got a shot of this archway without anyone getting in the way. Well, one guy jumped in, but i cropped him out ;)

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One of the exhibits was French decor from the 1700s. It was really cool to be able to get this close to all that amazing furniture, still perfectly maintained! I doubt anything in my house will last that long.

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My new room!

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I touched this desk :P

They weren’t watching me!

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Can you spot me?
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This is right outside the S Pavilion on the second floor, one of my favorite sculptures.

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Most people take pictures of the views from the top floors of the museum, but I’m more interested in the architecture. Designed by Richard Meier, the Getty uses natural light and open space to make every spot in the museum picture-worthy. One amazing thing is the difference between the above and below photos. All the photos were taken with just my iPhone, and edited the same, but they look like completely different places.

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Not a soul insight!

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This is one of my favorite spots at the Getty to watch the sunset. And it’s just as nice in the rain.

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Fin!

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Valentines Day Black Dress

Valentines Day Black Dress

February is here and it’s my favorite month to get all dressed up. The Valentines Day black dress is a must around this time. Especially if you just don’t know what to wear, an LBD is absolutely perfect.

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The Valentines Day black dress can be super versatile, and obviously worn to different occasions. Like the dresses listed here, I love the sheer panels, see through sleeves, and cutouts, especially for Valentine’s Day. Some of the longer dresses would be perfect for a more fancy evening.

Fedra sheer back dress
Halston sequined mini dress
Philosophy sheer sleeve dress
Opening ceremony flared dress
Ulla Johnson sheer panels dress
Valentino long sleeve sheer dress
Halston crepe gown

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The sheer back is probably my favorite part. I love how it makes the dress stand out, and also makes my waist look thinner ;))

 

 
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No Valentines Day black dress is complete without Louboutins and red lipstick. It’s such an old classic but it never get old.

Christian Louboutin suede pump
Louboutin patent round toe pump
Louboutin d’Orsay suede shoe

The simple pumps are yet another item that can be worn with anything outside of Valentine’s Day.

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With Ruby Woo as a perfect accessory, it’s easy to over do it. But I think a Valentines Day black dress isn’t complete without cluster earrings.

I love these black crystal earrings, and these from Marni. Another pair that’s perfect if you like gold is these from shopbop.

 

I hope you’re all as excited about Valentine’s Day as I am! If not, hope you all have a good February, and remember spring is just around the corner. The best part is no more early darkness.

Stay tuned to Love, Sex, And What To Wear for date night and spring time ideas.

Happy February!

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January Must Have Box!

The January Must Have Box From Popsugar

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New year new PopSugar box! I was so excited to receive the January Must Have Box, and so excited to once again be considered for this promotion by PopSugar. As usual, the box contains beauty and lifestyle items from new and up-and-coming brands for us to try, and fall in love with!

For your very own box, visit this site to sign up, and make sure to use coupon code Shop5 for five dollars off your first order!

Goldfaden MD Fresh A Peel Resurfacing Peel

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It must have been Kismet, but I just ran out of my Ole Henriksen peel, and there was the January Must Have Box to rescue with this all natural product! I’ve used it only twice and already my skin is soft and glowing.

May Designs Desk Calendar & Notecard

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January is all about organizing and starting the year off right. This desk calendar is exactly the kind of thing I love! The back has a space for notes you can leave yourself or for someone else. And it comes with a little easel, that my cat duly knocked over :PP

Daily Concepts Your Hair Wrap Towel

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I was going to gift this hair towel to someone (because I have no hair :P) but it’s so soft and cute, I decided to keep it for myself! And you know what, I’m glad I did, because now my hair dries even faster and it’s already perfectly styled when I take this off! Plus, it looks like a super chic trendy turban.

Manduka eQua Mat Towel

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I was ready for yoga with this awesome towel.

Of course we all make a resolution to work out more in January. Well this Mat Towel makes it so much easier. No more excuses!

Sourcebooks, Inc. Instant Happy Notes

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What’s not to love about a daily affirmation? I made it my resolution to always stay positive, and the January Must Have Box is making it so easy with these happy notes!

Dean & Deluca Peppermint Loose Leaf Tea

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I’ve been trying to cut back on caffeine (keyword: trying), and this loose tea is just what I needed! It’s been raining and cloudy a lot, and I just love to curl up with a nice cuppa and a good book.

Glade Coconut and Beach Woods Candle

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An extra in the January Must Have Box is this scented candle from Glade. It kind of smells like summer, and kind of like winter because it’s a multilayered scent. It’s very fresh which is perfect when I come home to an apartment where the windows have been shut all day!

 

I hope you all love these boxes as much as me! Don’t forget to sign up if you haven’t yet. The January Must Have Box was filled with awesome goodies and I can’t even wait to see what February has in store! Stay tuned..

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Winter White

How To Wear Winter White

Ok I admit this is kind of a late post, because it’s actually warm again in Southern California. Back when it was still winter though, I really struggled with what else I can wear besides my black pants. That’s when the winter white question arose.

Traditionally, winter white is a sweater or wool coat in a light color that work with the colder climates. Those things are usually acceptable, despite the ‘no white after labour day rule.’

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My column dress is not the traditional ‘winter white,’ but its a great piece to pair with a warm cardigan. Especially now, when its a little warmer, it can be worn on its own during the day, and with the jacket at night when it becomes absolutely freezing.

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The column dress is a great investment even if you’re not trying the winter white trend.

With awards season happening right now, I’m always inspired to take the red carpet looks I see and make them work in my everyday life. This strapless dress is definitely red carpet ready! The Halston dress and this Elizabeth and James dress are not white, but still great column dresses to invest in. This Jill Sander dress is the absolute perfect dress for any occasion.

Another Halston dress I love is this one. It’s a unique take on the white dress that would work perfectly for a night out or something more casual.

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I love a good structured cardigan. This sweater is perfect for the winter white look because it looks like I’m just wearing a regular coat.

 

 

shoes and accessories

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Winter white is very much like wearing black; it allows for plenty of color to be added via accessories. I went with some turquoise earrings, similar here and here.

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For my shoes, i went with simple Manolo Blank tan pumps. Check out these Louboutins found here, and these Aquazurra laceups.
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Finally, the Chanel bag, also known as the piece de resistance, completes the winter white look.

Hope you’re all having a great week!

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Boston Sports!

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Sorry, no Patriots gear, but how about those Boston sports! I’m a huge Red Sox fan in the spring, and root for the Patriots in the fall.

Boston sports have been killing it this past year, and now with the Patriots going to the Super Bowl, I thought it would be appropriate to show my city pride!

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I always think of the Sex and the City episode when they’re all sitting at the bleachers at the Yankees game when I pick my outfits. Of course I wouldn’t be caught dead at a Yankees game. But I love wearing something cute to any Boston sports. It’s always a challenge for me to bridge sports and fashion, but I think it’s coming together nicely!

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Luckily, athleisure is popular now, so it’s easy to dress up a casual look. I usually go for a silk tank, like this Vince top, to make the outfit look more dressed up.

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To keep things casual and comfortable, I wore plain black leggings.

 

Finally, throw on a jacket for warmth in those outdoor stadiums, and you’re done!

 
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accessories

No Boston sports look is complete without the ‘B’ hat. This one reps the Sox, but that’s okay, you’re still supporting Boston sports!

To complete everything, I chose some big earrings to give me that ‘from the block’ look, (because I might need to scare off some ‘other team’ fans) :PP

Similar earrings here and here.

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The suede Manolo boots might seem like a contradiction to Boston sports, and they might be too cold for football, but when the Red Sox start to play, the weather is just perfect for some lighter boots.

 
I like to carry a bigger bag, like this Prada tote, or this Burberry bag.

With this bag, the outfit is not only perfect for any Boston sports event, but just going out on the town!

 

Hope you’re all looking forward to the Super Bowl! Which team do you support?

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sweater weather

Sweater Weather

I don’t feel like its winter unless its cloudy outside. It’s been sunny and cold, the perfect combination for sweater weather!

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This outfit is so ‘California winter’ I’m almost embarrassed to post it. But you know what they say: ‘my favorite thing about winter is watching it on TV from California’ :PP

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This Vince sweater dress was initially just a top, but in size medium a few tweaks easily transformed it into this season’s must-have.

It is perfect for sweater weather, because it can be worn with leather leggings. Another option would be to tie a belt around the waist and wear it with a mini underneath. I look for versatility with all my investment pieces, and Vince cashmere definitely fits the bill.

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There’s a huge sale going on at shopbop right now, so make sure to take advantage of these deals! Use code LUXE25

 

 
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Some of these dresses have a side slit, but I cut mine myself, which is easy to do on a dress with sewn side seams. I just think it makes this sweater weather outfit look a little better put together.

 

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Another sweater weather must have are over the knee boots.




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I love OTK boots this season, but I just can’t wear them with pants, it looks like my leg’s been cut in half!

Wearing tall boots with a sweater dress is great because my legs remain warm, and look longer than usual ;)

 

Hope you are all having a great week!

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The Naked Dress

Finally Having The Guts To Wear The Naked Dress

I was hesitant to try The Naked Dress trend. Okay well this is technically not a dress, but when I found this set, I thought I’d never find any place to wear it.

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Here is the actual set I bought, from Missguided. I like that it’s navy, because so many of my clothes are black that I wanted something different. And I feel like the lace overlay makes the naked dress seem a little more covered up.

Just a quick review on Missguided: while some things are great, I’ve had a lot of orders go wrong. Sometimes the orders didn’t arrive at all, or I would receive the wrong thing. With this naked dress order I got another dress that wasn’t sewn correctly. This particular set was dirty and I had to pay and have it dry cleaned before I could wear it! The skirt was impossible to walk in, I had to hike it all the way up to make it up the stairs to my house. The top was also sewn incorrectly. The right side lace doesn’t match up, and a raw seam just hangs from the side. For this reason I won’t be recommending anyone buy clothes from them.

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I like the concept of a lace overlay in the naked dress, especially when it’s a different color.

 

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I decided to go with this long coat as my outerwear. The long coat is perfect over a naked dress!

Shoes and Accessories

 

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The naked dress asks for simple accessories. I went with the snowfall pendant I received in my PopSugar Must Have Box.

My Jord watch was also a perfect match here because it has a navy face. The masculine style is a also great with such a delicate feminine look. See, sometimes everything just fall into place :))

For my bag I went with the quilted Marc Jacobs from the days of yore. I thought Chanel might be a bit too much for the naked dress.

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Every time I wear red lipstick I absolutely have to watch it with Louboutins. The simple pumps don’t take away from the complexity of this outfit. And with the naked dress, there’s nothing better than red lipstick!

So Kate 120 Suede Pump

 

I hope you all liked this outfit! Is there anything you’ve been too afraid to wear?

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