Woah last Thanksgiving week went by so fast, where did the time go! I have compiled some of my looks throughout the busy week and decided to do one giant post. All of these looks are easy & transitional winter looks. Well, I should specify “Southern California Winter” looks as I’m sure these are not warm enough for places with actual winter temperatures. Although, this could be more of a casual ‘layered outfits’ collection for the transition from Fall to Winter.
I have been a huge fan of duster length cardigans and jackets for a while. I just love how effortless it looks and really ties an outfit together. Here, I paired a very lacy bodysuit with high waisted slit-knee leggings and a pair of statement heels. The bodysuit & leggings alone make for a more sexy/glam look especially with the heels, but the cardigan definitely makes it look sophisticated. The cardigan in this outfit is pretty lightweight, which added a cool flowing effect when walking! I wore this outfit during the day for a coffee run, but it can easily turn into a night look with a leather jacket instead.
Cardigan – Edista, Leggings – Boohoo, Bodysuit – Fashion Nova, Shoes – Qupid
All Black Outfit
When it comes to choosing what to wear, I must admit my go to choices are almost all black. I know I am not the only one! It’s an easy color to wear, it’s flattering, and matches most things. It is easy to get lost in the color though, especially when pairing black bottoms with a black top and black shoes. When wearing the same color from head to toe, this is where texture becomes your friend. Lace and leather can be a great texture combination, and I wanted to incorporate that in today’s all black look. If wearing all black, it would also be a good idea to play with length. Thanks to the beautiful architecture of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the look turned out to be more futuristic looking.
After a Long Weekend
Hello everybody! It’s been longer than usual since my last post. It was a hectic weekend and barely had time to even take pictures. For today’s outfit, I went with one of my go-to lazy Sunday looks. I kept it casual and relaxed because I was pretty tired from a long, fun weekend. But also, wanted to create a look centered around my favorite pair of sneakers – my Adidas. Anyways, I wore these Adidas the whole weekend and they were so comfortable. After walking around ComplexCon in Long Beach and attending the concert at night, my feet were thanking me. I love incorporating sneakers into my outfits because of the comfort factor. Even more so, I totally dig the dress & sneakers combo.
Today, I went for a more edgier, street style look thanks to these awesome leggings from BooHoo.com. The street style look is not my usual style and today I strayed away from my usual girly look. I paired the red leather leggings with a black lace up tee and a pair of leather black booties. I must say, the quality of these leggings are actually really good and they are pretty comfortable on. They have a slit knee which actually is a very functional detail allowing for more stretch. Also, because the material is similar to leather it is not very breathable, but the open knees allow for some airflow (lol!). This statement piece is really the center of today’s look.
Knit Sweater Weather
What is cozier than a heavy knit sweater during the fall and winter seasons? It is the closest thing you can get to wearing a blanket outside the house and is so easy to wear. I picked this sweater out because the color, size, and strappy detail on the back. It was a little tricky trying to style this one at first because I bought it at Forever 21 when it was still 90 degrees outside. Also, because it is so heavy, it is easy for this to become unflattering. Oversized knit sweaters and skinny jeans are always a good combination. But to lighten up the heaviness & darkness of the sweater, I thought adding pale pink accents made for a pretty & girly contrast.
Read on for more details on the outfit choice & the picturesque location
The Wrap Skirt
Hi everyone! I have been eyeing this skirt on Missguided for a while and made the purchase when they were having a huge buy one get one free sale. I was looking for this style for a while. The wrap-up style on dresses and skirts looks good on everyone and is just really flattering. Also, I have been trying to add some color to my closet and this blue really caught my eye. The skirt material is also a sort of satin, which has been a huge trend this fall.
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I recently received my shipment from Colourpop and was excited to try the products out. I purchased three products – Eyeshadow, Blush, and Liquid Lipstick. The total amount I spent on all three products came out to $20.72 excluding shipping. There was a free shipping promotion at the time I purchased these, which was awesome! The colors of the products I got all fall under the red-orange-gold side of the color spectrum. The products also appeared much more vibrant in person than on the online pictures on the Colourpop website. The colors of each product actually worked really well together.
Continue on for my reviews on each product!
A Day in LA’s Arts District
The Arts District of Los Angeles is definitely a go-to spot for me whether it’s hanging out with friends, getting drinks, or date night. Arts District provides a plethora of specialty food restaurants, unique boutiques, and great coffee shops, amidst a former industrial backdrop of old warehouses and wall art around every corner. A lot of the warehouses were old factories and many of them are being re-purposed. Today, I wanted to focus on the flavors of the Arts District and stopped by some new and some well known spots to eat and snack. So, I put my little red boots on and headed to the first stop of the day, which of course has to involve coffee.
Wandering Around City Hall
It has been undoubtedly busy these past few weeks. When having a schedule that revolves around the work week, sometimes it can seem like you are living weekend to weekend. Of course, I try not to think that way, and would have to say it is important to enjoy or find a moment to unwind each day whether it is a Monday or a Saturday. I was inspired by the work week to put together a “business chic” look and visited Pasadena’s City Hall.
I love a good scary story. Growing up, I loved watching scary movies and hearing ghost stores. Maybe it’s because I grew up in a superstitious household or just find it simply entertaining. The pictures were taken in a park located underneath what is called the ‘Suicide Bridge’, which is presumed to be haunted. The name of the bridge is pretty self-explanatory, and is quite a popular urban legend. The park is widely used as a running/biking trail so we were not completely alone, at first. Although, once the sun began setting, it did get eerily quiet and at one point there was no one running on the path anymore. Also, there was a slight feeling of being watched, since the only sounds came from the rustling and cracking of dried leaves and branches.