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Black After Labor Day

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Outfit Details – Jacket: Casting LA (similar from TOPSHOP)| Tank: Madewell | Jeans: Current/Elliot | Shoes: Via Spiga | Handbag: Alexander Wang | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Watch: JORD 

I cannot tell you how long I have waited to wear all black again.  Summer is cool and all, but the light and bright colors just ain’t my thing.  What is my thing is ALL BLACK.  #alldayeveryday

No, but seriously…I love black.  You can ask my coworkers.  I wear black probably 4 out of the 5 days that I work.  I wear it so much people probably think I wear the same exact outfit every single day.  Black just makes you look put together, chic and did I mention slimmer?  Who doesn’t love that?

I was in Little Tokyo during the summer and my good friend who I stole this dress from, was looking at a green bomber.  I had always wanted a BLACK bomber – so hence, that’s how I got this nifty little jacket.  I have been waiting so long to wear it and now, I can wear it!  It’s supposed to “rain” today in LA.  Do I believe it is going to “rain?”  No, but you can bet that I will be wearing boots and this bomb ass bomber!

Also, I must mention that I am wearing my new Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl.  I will be doing a review very soon on the items I bought during my haul, but it’s my new Fall Lip Color and I love it!

Don’t forget that there is still time to enter my JORD Wood Watch Giveaway!  It ends in 6 days on 09.18.16.  Click HERE to enter!

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Summer Trench

I LOVE abandoned buildings.  I don’t know what it is, but whenever I pass one – I can’t help but wonder why it’s been abandoned and what spirits may be in there.  Once I was in the Pismo Beach area and there is this beautiful 3 story white colonial house on a hill that’s been abandoned.  The windows are boarded up and the paint is coming off.  After driving by it few times, I finally drove to it so I could explore.  Well, a big fence kept me out, but I asked a few locals about the story behind it.  Supposedly the owner went completely crazy and put cement in all their pipes.  Back when I was in my early 20’s, that was just the most fascinating thing ever.  It’s probably not true whatsoever but when I’m in the area, I still always look for it and stare in awe at the mystery of its past.

Well, when I went looking for a place this weekend to take some photos – I stumbled upon what appears to be a few abandoned buildings and immediately fell in love!  The sun was about to set, the buildings looked dilapidated and it turned out to be THE perfect backdrop from my Summer Trench photoshoot.

However, after walking around a bit – it looks like it’s just a strawberry and onion farm.  The buildings probably aren’t really abandoned but it’s okay…
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I wore this green trench vest in my Runaway Railroad post when I first started this blog, and it is still one of my favorite pieces to throw on to give my outfit that extra edge.  My striped tank is from Madewell and I already own it in 3 colors.  It’s the perfect tank to just throw on with some jeans and run errands.  It’s long in the middle and short on the sides – the best cut in my opinion.  AND it’s on SALE!  Oh, and those pointy-toe heels?  Great Italian leather at an even better price!  Working in the shoe industry for a decade, I can tell you – there are some great brands out there who use really nice leather but assemble in China to keep the cost down.  So don’t judge the quality just because of where they’re made.

I think I’m going to be living in this outfit for the rest of the summer – if only it would stop being over 90 degrees in Southern California…..

Outfit details:  Trench Vest: Anthropologie (Similar) | Tank: Madewell | Jeans: Rag&Bone (Similar) | Shoes: Via Spiga | Handbag: Alexander Wang| Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: David Yurman | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

 

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Grey Skinny Jeans

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Outfit details:  Top: Madewell | Jeans: Paige Denim (similar) | Shoes: Alexander Wang | Clutch: Gianni Chiarini | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Bracelet: David Yurman | Watch: Michele (similar)

If you follow me on social media, you will know that I got my hair done this past weekend!  I was very excited to go out and take some photos.  I think I am going to write a post about my hair this week… stay tuned!  Now, I have to tell you, it is VERY difficult for me to not wear all black outfits all.the.time.  I tried my best with this photoshoot, which is where the grey skinny jeans comes in.  I wanted so badly to pair this navy blouse with some black skinnies but nope… couldn’t do it.  It’s Spring and everyone is wearing light colored bottoms.  Of course, this wouldn’t be me if I couldn’t have a bit of black in my outfit.  That’s where the black Alexander Wang shoes I told you about a few posts ago comes in.  Funny thing is that I couldn’t find anything to wear with them before and now I have everything to wear with them!

When I was looking for the bottom half of my outfit, I also realized that I do not own a pair of white jeans.  That would have been the PERFECT combination for this sunny Spring outfit.  Navy top, white bottoms and some nude colored shoes.  I will have to be on the lookout for the perfect pair.  If you have a great pair of skinny white jeans that you love, leave me a comment below and tell me where you got them!  I have a tendency to not wear much white.  I am not that clumsy of a person, but if I am wearing white – you can bet I will spill something on it… hence, the all black all the time.

Now on to my navy blouse.  I love that it’s flowy, hangs a bit lower in the back, and has slits on the sides.  It’s the perfect top to throw on and go off to work or dinner.   Only bad thing is that it wrinkles very easily, so I have to make sure that I iron it before I wear it and that I am careful when I sit in a car or chair.  I got it at Madewell on sale a few months ago so I have to say it was a pretty great find.  They had a 30% off their Spring essentials this weekend.  I hope you were able to score a deal at one of my favorite stores!

Hope everyone had a great weekend.  I got to get my hair done, hung out with friends, and saw my family.  I have to say it was a pretty good one!  Until next time…

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Stripes

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Outfit details:  Top: Rag&Bone (similar) | Skirt: Vince Camuto | Shoes: Alexander Wang | Clutch: Gianni Chiarini | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Watch: Michele (similar) | Bracelet: David Yurman 

This weekend was a hot one in Southern California.  Surprisingly, it has been awhile since my legs have seen the sun so I must apologize for how pale I am.  I have had these Alexander Wang strappy heels for awhile now and just never had a good time to wear them … UNTIL NOW!  I also have been missing a few toenails from a hiking trip back in August…. but now they’re back!!!  YAY to open toe shoes!

Since I like to be “dressy casual” most of the time – I put together this striped midi skirt with a plain cotton tank and some heels.  I used to be afraid to wear horizontal stripes in fear that it would make me seem wider.  Well, I say who cares!  Wear what you want!

The Rag&Bone tank that I am wearing is a bit long and I didn’t want to tuck it in because I was worried it might add bulk to my mid-section.  Horizontal stripes and bulk?  Not so good…I folded the tank under and knotted it on the side.  Seemed to work out!

Hope everyone had a good weekend and stayed cool!  Until next time!