fashion

the white denim skirt

558b0a99289c49fc470931b3506d44d6My prediction for the biggest trend this Spring is the white denim skirt. The blue denim skirt has been popular for the last few seasons (I rambled on about them here last summer) and I think that the white version’s time has come. There are so many chic options out there right now, from slightly distressed (like this J Brand one) to work appropriate pencil skirts (this one) to Frame’s version which is a bit of an in-between of the previous two; not too long, not to short, not to tight and not too loose. Just right. I actually ordered it the other day so hopefully it’s as cute on as it looks in the photos! If not, my backup plan is this button front one from J.Crew.

I like the white denim skirt because you can wear it with just about anything; you can tuck a silky blouse into it and put on a pair of pointy toed pumps for a dinner out (so long as the skirt isn’t too short or distressed or it could be tacky/Abercrombie circa 2003 looking) or pair it with a loose cotton t shirt and leather sandals for a casual Spring or Summer day. The denim skirt is just as wearable as denim shorts, but looks and feels more put together for days when you want to look a bit more polished.

Thoughts? I’ll let you know how the Frame one fits in case you’re interested in it too. Happy Thursday!

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Spring Uniform

rag & bone jeans / marissa webb lace top / manolo blahnik pumps / fendi purse

This is the kind of outfit I’m planning to wear all Spring long; comfy jeans (I just got these jeans, they are called ‘capri’ but fit as just a bit cropped on me, I’m 5’4), a white top, and some fun heels or sandals. I like having a bit of a uniform to make things easy, and I just recently realized that this type of outfit is one of mine.

When I went through my closet the other day to put away my fall and winter stuff I realized that I have a bit of a white top obsession (as worn here, here, here and here. It’s getting a little out of hand.), and the lace one that I’m wearing in these photos is my current favorite. I got it a couple of months ago and I think it’s sold out sadly, but there are so many gorgeous lace tops out there right now from just about every designer. Below are a few other chic options, in case you’re on the hunt. Have a good day!

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colorful leather jackets

wp09ashville-blu58-c  Have you noticed colored leather jackets have started to become a ‘thing’ the past few seasons? I love them. Since a leather jacket is a major splurge I’d go for something versatile and not too trendy, like like this light blue one from Paige, or a cream colored jacket like Iro’s version.

I have an off-white leather jacket (I last wore it on the blog herethis faux leather version from Cupcakes & Cashmere is similar & really chic too) which I scored during one of Bloomingdales’ epic sales a few years ago, and I absolutely love it. I was a little skeptical about whether a white jacket would be practical but I’m really glad that I bought it and actually wear it a ton. I like that it’s a bit different than a traditional black leather jacket, though truthfully I’ve also had my eye on this classic black moto jacket for quite some time. I’m willing it to go on sale! If you’re more daring, then there are some seriously chic options in brighter colors, like this yellow one, or this bright red one (which is under $250).

Thoughts? Are you a fan of a colorful jacket, or are you more of a fan of the classic? Here are a few fun options in case you’re in the market for something new:


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a windy day in NYC

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maje coat / frame denim / manolo blahnik pumps / equipment shirt

These photos are from my trip to NYC last week. It was nice to be in cooler weather for a few days – it meant I could finally wear this coat which I got on the best sale ever a few weeks ago (it’s still on sale but sadly not quite the steal that it was before, but I have faith it’ll go down again!). I’m actually sitting in the airport in Vancouver as I type, wearing my coat. I know that once I get back to LA the coat-wearing will be over and done with for the year, so I’m trying to fit it in while I still can 😉

This is my favorite kind of outfit; classic pieces paired with one fun accessory, which in this case is my purse. I feel like since the purse is a bit of a statement (being purple and all) that the rest of the outfit needs to be pretty pared down. I’m always so impressed with girls who can pull off wearing tons of crazy colors and accessories at once but I feel like I always look silly and like I’m trying too hard whenever I’ve attempted it.

Alright I have to run, my flight is about to board…sorry for the rambling, not all that interesting blog post. Have a good day!

get the look:


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photos by Lydia Hudgens

repetto

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I have a new shoe obsession; the Repetto Cendrillon ballet flat. I know that ballet flats aren’t exactly a recent trend, but I had never given much thought to the classic French company until relatively recently. First, I started reading this blog where the Parisian author is always raving about her pairs, and then I stumbled upon the brand’s gorgeous new shop in Soho (conveniently located right next to Laduree – I had a salted caramel macaron. I need to go home, I feel like all I do is eat in New York!). The only true pair of classic ballet flats I’ve ever had were these ones from JCrew which I loved, though they started to come apart and not look very nice after a couple of months, which is why I decided to kick my ballet flat game up a notch and go for the real deal.

Repetto ballet flats were first worn and popularized by none other than Brigitte Bardot, with Audrey Hepburn following her and pretty much every other chic girl wandering around Paris after that. I love that the flats are so simple – no logos and nothing showy, just a well crafted, pretty shoe that goes with just about everything and is made for walking. I have this fun coral colored pair, and will probably get a nude pair in either patent or plain leather after that.

Thoughts? Do you love them as much as I do, or do you prefer a more structured shoe?   REPE-V086CV-879_product1_1024x1024 (2) a few of my favorites:  

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