Ankle boots: Saks 5/48
So while my entire inner circle is glued to their TV set, and my boyfriend has a screaming match with our own flat screen, I utilized the perfect weather and sunny day as an opportunity for a blog shoot. I don’t watch football and I learned very very young that football Sunday is the perfect opportunity to be out and about and get stuff done. Thank you football league! (Is that what it’s called? Don’t know, don’t care.)
I really contemplated returning what I initially thought was a dress. After trying it on I think it might have been designed to be more of a shirt. Luckily, because I’m petit sometimes even long shirts work perfect as a dress for me. On the flip side of that some dresses are just devastatingly too long because they’re made for girls that I imagine to be at least 5’10. Sadly, I have some skirts that hang in my closet simply because I thought even with heels they would work, but alas the only way they’re going to fit is with a trip to a seamstress. So what is a girl to do when she loves a piece that is shockingly too short? Why do what I call the “mom trick” and just throw some shorts underneath! When I was younger I used to have to wear shorts under almost everything. Not only was it annoying and sometimes too much on a hot day, but it was just not fashion forward at all. Thank God someone realized this was a problem for young fashionistas in the making and invented skorts. Whoever that was, sir or ma’am, I applaud you. Nonetheless, for fear of exposing too much skin today I resorted to the ancient but useful tradition of throwing shorts under a dress. And surprisingly it worked! Nothing like some lace shorts adding a little flare to the short hem of a shirt dress!
Huh, what’d you know? My mom knew something about something after all!
They’re subtle, but peeking out from under the dress are my favorite black lace Free People shorts.
Jeans: J Brand
Necklace: House of Harlow
Can you believe it was only a week ago that I was frolicking in 80 degree weather on the beach? To those of you whose winters consist of subzero temperatures, you’re probably going to read this and shake your head the whole time at my claim that this temperature is freezing. As a So Cal girl anything below 75 degrees and I begin to complain I’m in danger of dying of hypothermia. Crazy but I live in Southern California for a reason. I enjoy my sunny days.
I’ve been enjoying my lightweight sweaters, but today I had to bust out the heavy knit because it was only about 60 degrees outside. It may have well been below subzero. This is the time of year you see us Cali folks bust out our puffer coats and Uggs. When the sun hides we dig deep for our winter wear. Today I opted for my favorite Fall/ Winter sweater! Tera cotta chunky sweater and brown boots make for a cute and cozy winter ensemble!
Coat: French Connection
White Tank: Forever 21
Camo Jeans: Textile by Elizabeth and James
Ankle Booties: Saks 5/48
Tis the season for changes, and for whatever reason I was recently compelled to invest in a pair of camo print jeans. I had a choice to invest in a pair of light washed or darker washed and I opted for the latter. Although they don’t photograph all that well I assure they look amazing in person! Dark camo, wax coated denim, yes please! And there are so many different ways to wear them! I can’t wait to give them an urban look by pairing them with some combat boots and a black beanie. Today I opted for a more military chic inspired look by pairing them with my favorite pair of wedged ankle booties, and my military green French Connection coat, perfect for a crisp So Cal Fall sunset (which was 80 degrees in case you were wondering.) I wouldn’t even know how to spend a Winter with snow.
They say you learn something new every day…today I learned you CAN hike in wedges. Who knew?!
Funny story, since I work out in the desert now I actually did experience a snowy afternoon. I thought it was rain. Never in my life have I seen it snow. And the few times I have ventured up to Big Bear to enjoy some fresh white snow I was never properly prepared. I showed up ready to snowboard in jeans once. My best friend perhaps prepared for this moment reminded me snow is water and quickly showed me he brought me an extra pair of snow board pants. Water proof! Who knew! The good news is I have no talent nor desire to ever pursue snowboarding as a recreational activity so no loss there.
I’ll trade a snowy day for a nice sunny one on the beach any day!
Nothing better then feeling sand beneath your toes.