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Fall and Colour — Lookbook Part 4

Fall and Colour — Lookbook Part 4

In the fall it’s super easy for me to fall back on my all grey/black patterns. But there is a way to make fall and colour work together. The yellow dress, in that mustard hue is perfect for fall, and the pink lining popping out of the coat is a nice touch without being over bearing.

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The dress I’m wearing is also great without the coat. It’s got that off-shoulder look that was popular for spring, but I still would like to wear it this season. The fall and colour go together perfectly in this case.

Get The Look

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I had to knot the dress at the knee so that it wouldn’t be too long. I could just take it in, but since it was a high street dress, I don’t know if its worth it. Anyway, I like the uneven hem look even better.

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I’m glad to finally be able to wear my Manolo Blahnik suede boots. They just go with everything and are super comfortable. It might seem kind of pointless to have a pair of boots that are suede AND open toe, but as long as we’re just shooting blog posts about fall and colour, they work perfectly! :))

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I wanted to try the belt over coat look I saw around, and I kind of like it! It keeps everything in place better. I might not wear it all together like this, but just wanted to show off all the trends I’ve been wanting to try, at once.

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Finally, this coat is another great piece for fall. I made the sleeve slit to make it more interesting, and I kind of like the pink lining popping out. This look is probably a bit too much all together for my daily wear, but I’m so proud of myself for combining fall and colour, that I just had to share it!

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Over The Knee Boots — Fall Lookbook part 3

Over The Knee Boots — Fall Lookbook part 3

I am so glad over the knee boots are still a thing! Honestly, these boots were never my favourite and it took awhile to warm up to them, but now that I have, I never want them to go out of style.

The ‘little house on the prairie’ dress is also a nice way to offset the boots. It’s just an unexpected mixture. The buster style top is something I lifted from Dior this season. They have a lot of these dresses going around, from multiple designers.

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As I said in my previous post, sheer stuff was everywhere in the spring. I chose this dress because I thought it would be a good way to tie sheer clothes into the fall. The light grey looks a bit better for fall. And I’ve seen the bustier style on dresses from Dior, so I must be doing something right!

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I love wearing over the knee boots with dresses because they make my legs look so much longer! The dress is a very girly style, so the boots don’t look too whore-ish.

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Finally, I added the belt because I’m fully copying Dior with this over the knee boots look. I think it makes the black boots make a little more sense.

I hope you guys liked the third part of my Fall Lookbook, and let me know what you think of over the knee boots!

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Sheer Stuff For Fall — Lookbook Part 2

Sheer Stuff For Fall — Lookbook Part 2

Sheer and see-through clothes were everywhere this spring and summer, and I wanted to find a way to bring it into the fall. The best way I could think to do this was with a chunky, very loose, open knit. It’s not exactly see-through, but when it comes to ‘sheer stuff for fall,’ this is the best way to do it.

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Get The Look

What I love most about fall is getting to wear boots. These Manolo Blahnik boots are my absolute favourite. I initially was going to buy some pointed toe St. Laurent boots, but you can’t just buy one pair! So I got the Manolos as well. They turned out to be my go to staple for fall. And luckily, the fitted, almost sock-like style is everywhere right now!

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The piece de resistance of sheer stuff for fall is, obviously, something sheer. This Alexander Wang sweater is a super loose knit, but I think it counts. Kind of like a grandma sweater, I love this one for putting a unique spin on an old classic. Unfortunately, it doesn’t do much to keep me warm!

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As is the case with a lot of loose knits, they can stretch out as they are being worn. This sweater is nice, but it gets very heavy and can look overwhelming. So I decided to wear it with a plain black mini to eliminate that very bulky look. I love this sweater with some leather leggings too. And will probably wear it with a belt once in a while as well.

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I’m always worried I wear too much black in the fall, so to change it up, I went with this pink bag from Zara. I love a good structured bag, and this one has red lining so it really pops!

 

I hope you guys are thinking about wearing some sheer stuff for fall! Let me know what you want to wear in the comments!

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Fall Lookbook part 1

Fall Lookbook Part One

This week(end) I want to try something different. Instead of posting one huge chunk of pictures and outfits, I will make a lookbook of four outfits over the course of several posts. Sorry I’ve been away for so long, but being busy with work is making it very hard to update. But nevertheless, here is my Fall Lookbook part one!

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This look is very 90s inspired. And luckily that decade is trendy now, the long blazer of dress and slingback heels remind me of something I’ve seen at Dior this season.

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This sweater dress should have a place in every fall lookbook. It’s short-sleeved, but it makes up for it by being a luxurious Vince cashmere. Actually, I don’t know if it’s really a dress, I think it might be a sweater masquerading as one. Either way, I love it.

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You might remember this blazer from an older post when I wore it as a dress. Well for the fall lookbook I am wearing it as a jacket. I love the versatility of a long blazer.

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Something else I noticed repeating itself this season is this bag. Mine is Marc Jacobs from many season ago, but the new Valentino stud bag is almost exactly like this one. It just proves my point that fashion is cyclical, and having a complete wardrobe of staples is much more important than buying up all the trends.

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Finally, the shoes. These really give this outfit that 90s vibe I love so much. The slingback is back this season thanks to Dior’s limited edition J’adior pumps, and I couldn’t be happier.

 

Hope you all enjoyed part one of my Fall Lookbook, and stay tuned for more!

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New Clothes Haul!!

New Clothes Haul

So sorry that I haven’t been around in a while! I’ve been really busy with work as I somehow ended up a regular on two TV shows. But I’m working on getting a schedule set up and changing some things around so I can post more regularly. For today, however, I have this new clothes haul to share with you!

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The past few months have been crazy for me in regards to shopping. So this new clothes haul is a compilation of things I bought recently. I’m still not prepared to fully admit that it’s fall, so my fall lookbooks will have to wait. Most of these things are for spring and summer, but with a few tweaks, I think I can make some of them work in the fall.

Get All The Things

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I initially got this gold dress as a swimsuit coverup, but I never really wore it as such. I think it looks good over black lingerie, and can even look good over some leggings. Only down side, it’s a little itchy.

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I noticed that my closet lacks a lot of white, and the sheer clothes have been something that I’ve seen everywhere, so I got this long white skirt. It’s probably not going to be worn until next spring, but it will keep until then!

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Another trend I wanted to try was the drop armhole bodysuit. I was worried it would cause a major boob fall out situation, but interestingly enough, it’s kept everything in place with aplomb!

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I got these jeans from H&M when I realized I didn’t have any high-waist jeans. Every new clothes haul has to have a great pair of jeans. Very surprisingly to me, they fit perfectly. Even the length was just right, which for me has always been an issue.

Another item in this new clothes haul is the Nicholas Kirkwood sandal, from TheRealReal. I am SO excited about these shoes, I think I’ll wear them in the fall and for the other seasons to come. They’re a very comfortable low heel sandal, but the heel is gold, and they’re studded as well; it’s just the right amount of ‘edge’ to keep things interesting.

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I became obsessed with finding a pleated dress for myself after I saw someone wearing one at a movie premiere. Since I don’t do red carpet that often, I thought something more casual will be great. This mint dress from ASOS was perfect. With some darker outerwear, it will work well in the fall as well!

I hope you enjoyed this new clothes haul and stay tuned for more!

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Fall Is Here!

Fall Is Here

It’s been overcast lately and really I realized, that finally fall is here!

This outfit was inspired by Helmut Lang, and his asymmetrical blazer dress. Of course mine is just a blazer I tied up with two belts, but that’s how I do things!

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A long blazer is key to achieving this look. It’s a great investment piece because it can be worn virtually any way. The long jacket can be a dress, coat, or just a top. I love what I have done here; just wrapping the blazer around my wiast tightly I can make an asymmetrical hemline. I’ve worn this jacket before as a regular hem dress, and it works both ways. The trick is just to play around with it and get the fit just right!

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What else am I super excited about now that fall is here? Boots, obvi! I am so unbelievably glad that low heel pointed toe boots are back in style this season. These were my mom’s shoes, and I could not bear to part with them. They just look so chic and sophisticated, not to mention they are incredibly easy to walk in! What a win.

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Another aspect of this outfit that makes it unique is the two belts. The Helmut Lang dress has a wide textured belt, but it does not give the freedeom of movement i usually look for in my clothes. I decided to wear one backwards just to give it a smoother appearance. And wearing two belts really helps keep the jacket closed!

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I hope you guys liked my outfit! It’s one of the looks I am most proud of. But now that fall is here, hopefully I’ll be able to share more awesomeness with you!

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Pablo Neruda — Poet Of The Day

Pablo Neruda — Poet Of The Day

I love Pablo Neruda because he’s real. Even his most famous poem: ‘I love without know how, nor when, nor from where’ is the most sugar-coated of all his work — it still doesn’t sound perfect.

His relationship with Matilde was very complex. He was married to his second wife when they met and they could not be together publicly until fifteen years later. He was already a public figure at this time, and she had a life of her own. She was an amazing woman who was the first ever female physical therapist in Chile. They both couldn’t go public with their affair and Neruda didn’t want to hurt his wife. He held off publishing his famous 100 love sonnets until years later.

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This poem is incredible. Oftentimes these ‘relationship goals’ we set for ourselves are unrealistic. Pablo Neruda paints a very real portrait of the complexities of connections between people.

I love that about his poetry. It shows how real life is. Nothing is so cut and dried, and nice and tidy, tied up with a bow. We always think we will meet our soul mate in the simplest way. But life can be messy. I hope you all meet the love of your life when you are willing and able to be with them. But it might not always work out that way. When things seem too complicated, just remember, Neruda wouldn’t have been able to give us this poetry if his life was easy and simple.

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Pre-Fall Colours: Taupe

Pre-Fall Colours: Taupe

Fashion week is upon us, and I am so excited to wear all my fall outfits. Which now comprise about half of my phone notes. However, it’s still super hot outside, so I wanted to introduce one of my Pre-Fall colours: taupe.

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I’ve already seen a similar colour on the Cushnie et Ochos runway, and will probably continue to see it as spring rolls in. It’s interesting to see designers make the Spring 2018 looks mesh with what is currently in season. For us in LA, it’s very easy to wear the Spring 2018 outfits now, while it’s still warm, but in other places it’s getting colder and the clothes on show now won’t be worn for a long time. This was always a source of confusion for me, and I still feel like the industry can do better in this respect. A lot of designers are introducing ‘See Now Buy Now’ collections. Clothes that can be bought right off the catwalk. I think that’s a great idea.

So just to be clear, what I mean by pre-fall colours is a colour that can be worn NOW, before it’s the actual fall season. I’m very practical. I see people wearing fall outfits for the fall shows when it’s thirty degrees outside! I am not about that life. This taupe colour, along with khaki are two great pre-fall colours that can make a great transition into the all-black warm coats that are coming!

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I like a good pink colour. This taupe is a great compromise between wearing pink and being an adult!

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This outfit is not perfectly coordinated. It’s something I’ve been doing a lot lately, it just looks more interesting. Crop tops might be a little too cold as the weather changes, so now’s the perfect opportunity to wear them!

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As you know, I love when things match in the tiniest ways. This D&G bag has a pink contour, which is a nice addition to the taupe outfit. These shoes have also been my getting a lot of wear. I love the thin straps, they look very minimal and sophisticated; a nice addition to leggings.

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For jewelry I went with my new choker from Dannijo, and simple diamond earrings. Pre-fall colours usually call for silver accessories.

I hope you’re all having a great September!

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John Ashbery

John Ashbery

Today’s poet of the day is John Ashbery, who passed away Sunday at age 90.

I am so sad I never got to meet him. He was one of my favourite poets of all time, and he’s the reason for my love of all New York School poetry.

john Ashbery’s poem ‘Some Trees‘ is one of the most amazing works of modern poetry. Although I talked about it in the linked post, I wanted to revisit this beautiful poem. I think they are different every time we read them.

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Someone asked me to read this poem at a wedding once. I had to say no, I don’t really believe this is a love poem. John Ashbery was very young when he wrote this, and instead of reflecting the blind idealism some associate with youth, this poem shows us a sense of disillusion. It’s almost as if he already knows that no matter how amazing something is, in the end reluctance always creeps in.

When I first read it, I thought this poem was about meeting someone who saw the world the same way you did. And I still think it is about that, only now I can’t help but think it is about settling as well. Eventually, no matter what a whirlwind something was, it all must settle down.

I’m sure in the future I will have a different interpretation for this poem, but in the mean time, share your thoughts with me.

Rest In Peace John Ashbery

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Labor Day Outfit Ideas

Labor Day Outfit Ideas

Can you believe it’s almost September? It’s almost time for the all-white labor day parties. I am always on the hunt for a good all white outfit. It’s tough because white has to match perfectly to work. For this post I wanted to show off my labor (haha) over these four (and a half) Labor Day outfit ideas.

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One — White Leggings

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I’ve been trying to hunt down some good white leggings forever! I don’t like white jeans because they look a little dressed down in my opinion. White leggings remind me too much of pajamas. These white pants (Missguided, $25) are great because they look nicer, but they’re not the stuffy dress pants that seem to be the only other option out there.

Two — Lace Bustier

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This is one of my favourite Labor Day outfit ideas. I was so excited to get this lace bustier from Victorias Secret ($50). And yes, I know it’s not technically a ‘shirt’ but I just read the weather statement and it will 35+ here in the coming week!

Three — White Dress

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This dress is more on the casual side, because of the t-shirt fabric. However, the style, and pairing it with heels, makes it look immediately more fancy. In addition, the tulip hem and wrap waist are flattering on everybody! This is great as one of your labor day outfit ideas because it’s very light and breathable, but still looks nice enough for evening.

Four — Linen Shorts

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Linen shorts and a backward tank, what could go wrong! I love linen shorts for summer. They’re the perfect thing to wear on those really hot days. A silk tank makes this outfit look nicer and more polished. Adding some heels, I think this look is perfect for an outdoor party!

Four and a half — The Column Dress

I have worn this dress a few times, here and here. The column dress is a great all white outfit for Labor Day. It looks very chic and clean. I didn’t want to shoot it again as there’s only so many ways it can be changed up, but its a great addition to the list of Labor Day outfit ideas!

 

Hope you all have a great holiday!