A few weeks ago, I went to the Whimsy + Row launch party, to celebrate the launch of the new clothing line. Whimsy + Row is a local LA-based brand created by the wonderful Rachel Temko, who had a vision to create a lifestyle brand for creative, adventurous women who have an appreciation for vintage, sustainable, and exquisitely feminine pieces. I think the brand embodies just that. The new Eco Collection embodies the laid back California cool girl, with it’s sustainable fabrics and earth tones. I am personally IN LOVE with the new line and all that it stands for.
Spring is about 4 days away, but the weather in LA has got us feeling like it’s already here! I’m gearing up for long days filled with sunshine, flea markets, and beach time with a wardrobe and accessories to match. One of the most essential accessories for spring are sunglasses to protect your eyes from harsh sunlight. I’ve been looking for some really retro, big-framed statement sunglasses, and I found some great options at Zenni Optical. They have an amazing LA Collection of sunglasses complete with retro, old hollywood glam frames that I am drooling over. As you all well know by now, I love pairing different genres of style (50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 90’s) together to create a really modern look. I created three looks with Zenni’s LA Collection, below!
Who says Valentine’s Day has to be all lace and ruffles? While I am all for the girly-girly colors and clothes that come up this time of the month, I definitely need some edge to spice things up. With another combo, velvet and leather, you can be just as festive but a bit less traditional and more edgy. This Valentine’s Day, I’ll most likely be having a Galentine’s Day with some of my girlfriends, but this outfit could work for either date night with a special someone or a night out with the girls! I’ve put together some variations of this trend below for some serious Valentine’s Day Outfit inspiration. Why not try something new this year?
While in Colorado, I had a bit of time to shoot some NYE inspired looks. When I saw this burgundy velvet maxi skirt, I was in love! To make the outfit a bit more fit for winter, I paired the skirt with a bell sleeve grey sweater. I have seen variations of this sweater, but I found it for only $25! Such a steal. To top the look off, I paired the skirt with black J.Crew pumps and a leopard clutch to add a little pattern to the look. Instead of wearing the standard dress for NYE, consider pairing a sweater with a skirt like I did here! Read more to see variations of this pairing for NYE!
I’ve never lived in a place where all you need is a scarf or a sweater in the winter, but that’s winter in California. While I do love a fresh snow, I have no problem with soaking up the sun all year round. Plus, I get my fill of snow when I go home for the holidays in Colorado (like I am now)! For a day of shooting and relaxing on the beach with Katie Zahorak, I wore this dress from a local California clothing brand, Mia Mars. I love the crochet top connected to the maxi skirt below, it creates a really unique bohemian style. I actually wore booties on the beach in this look, but the skirt is so long you can’t tell! Since that December day was about 75 degrees with sunshine, all I needed for a jacket was a scarf. I got this lovely velvet scarf from GirlNGlam, a creative shop on Etsy. I love finding little gems like these and shopping small! The velvet adds a nice texture contrast to the crochet of the top.
One of the classiest trends I have been seeing this season is pleats in all shapes and forms. I personally love pleated pants because they are different than the normal pleated skirt, but pleated skirts are also a great option for the holidays. There is something so classic about showing up to a holiday gathering or church in long, pleated skirts or pants. It brings me back to the 50’s and makes me want to dance to Frank Sinatra on vinyl while wearing Mary Jane Heels. For a day of holiday shopping in Manhattan Beach, I wore these pink pleated pants paired with a Grease-eque black off the shoulder top. To make the look a bit more modern, I added these new pink glasses I got from Raen and some pointed-toe heels.