October 1, 2014

Mixing Prints for Fall

It never fails, Fall rolls around and out comes the military jackets and leopard print. I'm not complaining, we get to shop our closets from last year: 
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target, dsw, fall style, what is fashion, leopard clutch
target, dsw, fall style, what is fashion, leopard clutch
target, dsw, fall style, what is fashion, leopard clutch
{mossimo jacket // joes jeans cut-offs - similar here // karen walker sunnies // clare vivier clutch // dsw boots c/o}

Imagine switching out the bottoms with jeans, leather pants, a black skater skirt... the options are endless with this print combo. Speaking of options, this is the second way I've styled these booties this week (see 1st here). Stay tuned for the 3rd way tomorrow!

{pursuing mixed prints}




September 30, 2014

East vs. West Style: Jewel Tones

We're baaccckkk...

I can't believe we're going on 1.5 yrs of East vs. West Style! Over the next five weeks we're sharing our favorite fall trends styled six different ways.  Hello, jewel tones: 
{district sparkle // living after midnite // the right shoes // envision pretty // pursuit of shoes // oomph.}

This season it might be all about jewel tones but like I mentioned yesterday, I can't leave the house without a hat and apparently Danielle and Meaghan feel the same.
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fall trends, how to dress for fall, leather skirt, booties, sole society, what is fashion
fall trends, how to dress for fall, leather skirt, booties, sole society, what is fashion
fall trends, how to dress for fall, leather skirt, booties, sole society, what is fashion
fall trends, how to dress for fall, leather skirt, booties, sole society, what is fashion
fall trends, how to dress for fall, leather skirt, booties, sole society, what is fashion
{hutch top // lulus skirt // j. crew hat - similar at f21 // sole society booties}

Throw on a chunky cardi or black trench over this look and you have yourself a true fall outfit! Can we talk about my current tan situation? It's leftover from grownup summer camp (which I still need to tell you all about!) and it led to the funniest interaction with a police officer over the weekend:

Police officer: Where did you get that Hollywood tan?
Me: I'm Mexican.

That's my funny for the day! Btw, follow our series on Insta using #eastvweststyle.

September 29, 2014

Oxblood State of Mind

If mother nature doesn't want to play the seasons game then FINE! I'm not pouting or anything... instead I'm doing something about it like throwing on a cashmere cardi (sweat never hurt anyone) and booties. It also helps to infuse some fall color into the mix. You may have noticed from a recent Instagram post that I'm currently having an oxblood moment:
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fall fashion, how to layer for fall, LBD, sole society, stylist LA, flash tattoos
fall fashion, how to layer for fall, LBD, sole society, stylist LA, flash tattoos
fall fashion, how to layer for fall, LBD, sole society, stylist LA, flash tattoos
dsw booties, fall fashion, how to layer for fall, LBD, sole society, stylist LA, flash tattoos
dsw booties, fall fashion, how to layer for fall, LBD, sole society, stylist LA, flash tattoos
dsw booties, fall fashion, how to layer for fall, LBD, sole society, stylist LA, flash tattoos
{naven dress // banana republic cardi (old) - similar here & here // flash tattoos // sole society bag & fedora c/o // dsw booties c/o}

It's a simple look like this that I love so much. Hats are becoming my new chambray, can't walk out of the house without one! If you don't consider yourself a hat girl I encourage you try one for a day or two as it may change your mind.  Btw, I know I'm late to the party but I've finally jumped on the flash tattoo train. They're metallic and pretty, what's not to love? The Stylist LA has a handful of great flash tattoo sets along with this Naven mini dress.

{pursuing an oxblood state of mind}


Throughout the week I'll be giving you two more ways to style these must-have black booties. Stay tuned. Happy Monday, shoe lovers! 

September 26, 2014

#TargetStyle: Flaunt it Friday

TGIF! Closing out September's Target Style collab with a new # movement that I'm loving: #FIF. What is #FIF? Flaunt it Friday! Don't be afraid to work what you've got and highlight your best features!

What do you consider your best assets and how can you play them up? I find that showing off my favorite features can bring instant confidence. Can't go wrong with a smile and some leg...
{merona top // mossimo jacket // target shorts & sunnies // altuzzara for target booties}

There's nothing better than walking down the street with your shoulders back, head held high, and a feeling of "damn I look good"! Think about that next time you're deciding between covering up a not-so-favorite asset vs. really highlighting a fave feature. We all have our own insecurities, it's how you deal with them that can be a game-changer.

The outfit... for fall I'm all about olive and army greens + mixing and matching prints which is why I was instantly drawn to these pieces during my recent target trip. Can I just tell you how excited I am to start layering? The shoes... scooped up these fabulous booties during NYFW at Target's Altuzzara launch party and couldn't wait for the weather to cool down to bust them out! They're uptown meets downtown and can really be styled so many different ways this season. Stay tuned for more looks!

Whatever your favorite feature might be, take a moment and acknowledge it, and share it with the world using #FIF! You're beautiful and I can't wait to see your #FIF pics on social. Btw, don't forget to find your style @targetstyle.

Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media. As always, the opinions expressed in this post are mine and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.

September 25, 2014

Falling into Fall

There's something about the changing of seasons that mildly majorly refreshing. In Los Angeles, we don't always get that. Not that I'm complaining but I'm itching for a wardrobe haul and an excuse to wear booties. #justsaying Thank goodness I'm headed back to NY next week so all my fall wardrobe dreams can come true. Woo hoo! Boots and sweaters here I come...
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sweaters for fall, j brand denim, how to dress for fall, fall style, booties
sweaters for fall, j brand denim, how to dress for fall, fall style, booties
sweaters for fall, j brand denim, how to dress for fall, fall style, booties
sweaters for fall, j brand denim, how to dress for fall, fall style, booties
sweaters for fall, j brand denim, how to dress for fall, fall style, booties
sweaters for fall, j brand denim, how to dress for fall, fall style, booties
sweaters for fall, j brand denim, how to dress for fall, fall style, booties
{free people sweater - different color on sale! // j brand jeans // mossimo sunnies // sole society booties}

If there is one pair of jeans you need RIGHT NOW it's these distressed j brand jeans. The fit is spectacular and I'm just absolutely obsessed with them! The cropped styles is also short-girl friendly. #winning If you're in the mood for fair isle...

{pursuing fair isle}




September 24, 2014

The Lace Edit

Off the grid. That's where I've been for the past 4-5 days and it felt amazing. It all started over the weekend when I went to Camp No Counselors,  sleep away camp for adults. Yes, it's as magical as it sounds and I'll be sharing more about it soon!! Anywho... I encourage everyone to disconnect every once in awhile and re-charge. You don't realize how many screens you look at on a daily basis until you're surrounded by only beautiful mountain ranges and friends.

Back to reality and still on the cape train...
white lace dress, wedding, cape, valentino rockstuds
white lace dress, wedding, cape, valentino rockstuds
ring candy, elizabeth and james rings
white lace dress, wedding, cape, valentino rockstuds
white lace dress, wedding, cape, valentino rockstuds
white lace dress, wedding, cape, valentino rockstuds
white lace dress, wedding, cape, valentino rockstuds
white lace dress, wedding, cape, valentino rockstuds
white lace dress, wedding, cape, valentino rockstuds
{boulee dress - rent for $60 // bb dakota cape - similar from bcbg //  elizabeth & james 'x' ring // gorjana cuff ring// valentino rockstud heels}

This was one of my favorite looks from my recent European vacation! The lace details, open back, even the neckline are just so different than my usual style. It's nice to switch it up every once in awhile and renting a dress allows you to do that! This lovely came from The Stylist LA in case you're interested. This would be such a great dress for any bride-to-be to wear to all the 1 million wedding festivities that happen before the big day. I say that because after 4 days of being off Facebook, literally 6-10 people I "know" got engaged. Craziness!

{pursuing the lace edit}






September 17, 2014

Romping Around Paris

It's one of those "everyday feels like Friday" weeks. #theworst And now that Paris Fashion Week is upon us, I've been daydreaming about the 2.5 seconds I spent in Paris back in August. It was spectacular to say the least and exactly like you could imagine in all it's Parisian glory. Now I just have to find a way back!

One accessory I packed specifically for my stop in Paris was this Janessa Leone hat (getting a hat around the world takes determination btw)...
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paris outfit, forever 21 romper, what is fashion, janessa leone, sole society
paris outfit, forever 21 romper, what is fashion, janessa leone, sole society
paris outfit, forever 21 romper, what is fashion, janessa leone, sole society
paris outfit, forever 21 romper, what is fashion, janessa leone, sole society
paris outfit, forever 21 romper, what is fashion, janessa leone, sole society
paris outfit, forever 21 romper, what is fashion, janessa leone, sole society
paris outfit, forever 21 romper, what is fashion, janessa leone, sole society
{f21 romper - similar // janessa leone hat // sole society bag & flats}

For a day trip to Paris I felt so much pressure to pick the perfect outfit - I mean it's PARIS! This romper called my name from a F21 window because of its earth tones that can easily work throughout fall.  Added a few accessories and a cross-body bag (essential for traveling) and tah-dah. Of course, I took a shoe shot standing from the Eiffel Tower! More on Paris coming soon.

To be honest, I haven't been much of a F21 shopper for a few years but they're kind of stepping up their styling/product game and I'm not mad at it! Speaking of, I may have just done some romper damage on the site. #sorrynotsorry

{pursuing rompers}