Culotte Crush

4.14.2015

Adidas x FAFI crop leather jacket (last seen here), Zara lace tee, Nasty Gal culottes, Bucket bag c/o Lauren Ralph Lauren, Free People Boater hat (similar here), Souvenir ring from Thailand, Dorothy Perkins mules. Shot by Isaac Lacey.


I'm always a fan of playing with proportions and volume, so it should come as no surprise that I'm an avid supporter of culottes. Not only are they super versatile, but I also believe they have the easy ability of elevating your wardrobe and making it look way more fresh. Take the outfit I'm wearing above for example. Now, imagine I was wearing a pair of black pants or just a black maxi skirt with the same look... not so interesting, right? A little culotte action and all of a sudden it lends everything a modern edge. Not so sure about the trend for yourself? Head to your closest store to try on a pair to see what you think. I promise you won't be dissappointed...

In the meantime, I'm off to catch a flight to Paris for a long weekend away, so I'll see you when I land! To follow along on my Parisian adventures come find me on Instagram here.
xL


New Navy

4.10.2015

Double-breasted Jacket c/o Denim and Supply, Thrifted chiffon overlay blouse, Distressed jeans c/o Denim and Supply, Vintage hat (similar here), Alexander Mcqueen tote, Gold and Grey spike pendant, DIY charm necklace, And Other Stories boots. Shot by Isaac Lacey.
Lately I've been dreaming of the sea. Sunny days, sand in my toes and that cool, salty ocean breeze that effortlessly curls your hair and calms your mind. Perhaps this look was inspired by that seaside whimsy: clean white with a touch of navy, tossed together with a little military edge. There's something slightly nautical about this specific combination, and looking at these photos makes me crave beach time more than ever. And while I won't be seaside anytime soon, I will be heading overseas next week, which is pretty much the next best thing! Can't wait to share more with you guys! Til then, have a fab weekend.xL



West Village Wanderings

4.08.2015

Mint Designs wool trench, H and M striped shirt, J Brand leather skirt (similar here), Calzedonia polka dot tights, Alexander McQueen tote, Bersha half cat-eye sunglasses (last seen here), Vanessa Mooney cuff (via Rocksbox), And Other Stories boots. Shot by Erica Lavelanet.


One of my favorite things about working as a freelancer in a creative industry is being able to dictate my own schedule. It's really the only way this blog continues to exist, and probably also one of the sole reasons I've been able to survive in New York this long... at least mentally. This flexibility is also key to me attending press previews, taking midday coffee meetings, and meandering about the West Village after a filling brunch presentation hosted by Ralph Lauren, as was the case in the images above. 

While I'm a huge fan of Brooklyn, there's something about the West Village that exudes charm even on grey, semi-frigid Spring days. Colorful doors, cute stoops perfect for people-watching, glimpses of crown-moulding through sky-high windowpanes. In college I always told myself as I grew older and started making more money I would slowly move West across Manhattan, the West Village being my ultimate goal, until eventually I moved back West to LA once New York got the best of me. Funny how things change over time, though it's still nice to revisit old dreams.
xL

A Week's Worth

4.06.2015



Really excited to share some snaps with you guys from my recent Refinery 29 feature highlighting 7 transitional Spring outfit ideas for the week ahead! For clothing credits and full head-to-toe looks, click below or check out the article for yourself here

Happy Monday! 
xL



Rodeo Girl

4.02.2015

Look 1: Nasty Gal tunic and leather shorts, Vintage hat (similar here), For Love and Lemons bra, Vintage rings, Thrifted Dooney + Burke bag, Sam Edelman boots (similar here). / Look 2: Nasty gal dress, Gypsy Warrior jacket, Rebecca Minkoff snakeskin bag, Vintage aviators and necklace, Forever 21 sandals./ Shot by Isaac Lacey in Houston, Texas.


Although I'm currently obsessed with this vintage cowboy hat I borrowed from a friend here in NYC, there's really no where else but Texas that would have made me feel 100% comfortable wearing it in public. Flashback to two weekends ago at the Houston rodeo, and you know I fit in like a charm! Nasty Gal was kind enough to reach out and let me pull a few pieces from their festival collection for the occasion... and I was surprised to find out that, when it comes down to it, a rodeo really isn't a far cry from a music festival. There's definitely a dress code of sorts that people unconsciously follow and we were even treated to a Brad Payne concert at the end (though I must admit I'm really not into country music at all). 

As for what I wore, I tried to tap into my country side by layering up my favorite pieces from Nasty Gal with some fun, vintage & Southwestern-style accessories. A pair of leather shorts added the perfect edge to a look that might have otherwise read a little too Western for my liking, while this sweet little floral dress was perfect for our next afternoon spent soaking up the sun rays. Thanks for the good times, Texas! And for letting me bare a little leg after a long winter...
xL

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