Pile It On

Coat: Forever 21 / Top: Gap / Jeans: M.i.h. jeans / Boots: Circus by Sam Edelman/  Purse: Souvenir from Greece / Necklace: Cost Plus World Market / Headband: Scunci 

When I rented these pants I had a simple, but chic formula in mind—White T-shirt tucked in, white booties, white bag, let the pants shine. What ended up happening was a lack of white shirt being available (the laundry monster has finally caught up and got the better of me), so I was forced to think outside the box I’d created for myself. What ended up happened was probably closer to a mad scramble as I tried to get ready for work, while not being late, but overall I’m quite happy with the result. It’s nothing I would have imagined or brainstormed, but that’s the beauty of this outfit— It’s wacky, fun and eclectic. And also a good reminder that sometimes planning ahead can corner creativity.

Red VS Grey

Sweater: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target / Jeans: Current Elliot / Boots: Sam Edelman / Earrings: H&MIf you look back to my posts a year ago, you never would have seen me mixing so many prints and colors as I am these days.

These bolder combos I’ve been trying as of late are definitely inspired by my Instagram feed most of all. The fun prints and bright colors remind me of less gloomy days, and I’m utilizing them as a way to block out the consistent gloomy weather we’ve been having in LA. Though I own a pair of Current Elliot jeans that are almost identical to these, they’re in a light grey, and I’ve been getting enough of that with the sky these days. The red is a fun ode to Valentines Day (I know it’s been a while since it’s passed, but I’m still very much on my love kick), and this sweater never fails to bring a smile to my face.

Star of the Show

Dress: Tara Jarmon / Boots: Circus by Sam Edelman / Purse: See by Chloe

Ever since falling in love with this Scotch & Soda dress I’ve been trying more and more long sleeve styles. It’s something that never used to be on my radar, but I immediately fell in love with all the dainty details on this Tara Jarmon dress and definitely see my star prints in my future. I love the structure of the puff sleeves and shoulders—it’s a good way to ease into the playful style without completely going all in—the last time I went all in let’s just say it’s a good thing I had a charming personality and was 4! My penchant for dainty details has faded over the years, but I’m learning to embrace it once again thanks to pieces like this one. 

Orange You Glad

Top: Equipment / Jeans: H&M / Boots: Zara / Purse: Rebecca Minkoff

Orange is a color I tend to shy away from, but after almost non-stop rain in LA last week making it impossible for me to take outfit photos sadly, followed by a pretty bad fall (I am on the mend!), I am ecstatic to be getting back into my routine which includes work and blogging and the bright, cheerful hue felt perfect. To dress it down I paired it with my trusty H&M mom jeans and some new snake print booties I found on sale at Zara. I am super loving using animal prints as neutrals right now, and love the combo of the leopard print on the bag with the snake print of the booties combine with the orange. Lesson learned: Less is not always more!

Power to the Paisley

Coat: H&M [remixed] / Dress: Scotch & Soda / Booties: Simply Vera by Vera Wang / Bag: Steve Madden

To be honest, paisley isn’t really my thing in general. I think the last time I wore this type of print was circa 1996. But, after falling in love with this Scotch & Soda dress, I decided I wanted to try a few more styles out from the brand. The pastel print on black background made it seasonally appropriate, without being overly feminine with its puff sleeves, and to tone it down even further (and stay warm) I decided to wear my new favorite coat once again.

Cozy Comfort

Coat: H&M / Top: Nordstrom Rack/ Jeans: 7 For All Mankind / Boots: Circus by Sam Edelman [Remixed]

The short list of what I love more than a good cozy coat is pretty limited. It includes, but is not limited to a good pair of boots that go with almost anything and a large cup of coffee. I have been loving the shearling moto trend all season, but after a very unfortunate run in with one (I resembled Elmo after he’d partied too hard with cookie monster) I resigned myself to this being one of those trends that just simply didn’t work for me. Fast forward to a quick trip into H&M, a fantastic sale and a very convincing 3 year old and I found my exception! This is one coat I know I’ll be wearing for many more seasons to come.

White Out

Sweater: Urban Outfitters / Pants: Cynthia Rowley / Boots: Circus by Sam Edelman

Although I know they’re not the most practical choice when it comes to footwear, I have been coveting a white booties for what feels like ages. I spent months bookmarking different pairs and looking at different stores, but ultimately decided to go with these Circus by Sam Edelman ones. They’re the exact style I was looking for and the price point was perfect for a shoe I will likely get very dirty very quickly. Although I immediately scuffed them (is anyone truly surprised by this?), I didn’t beat myself up over it, and have pretty much worn them non-stop since I bought them. Definitely a purchase I do not regret!