Animal Style

 
 
Jacket: Zara  Tank: Tobi  Skirt: Rehab  Shoes: Zara  Scarf: (Similar)
Photos by Katie Parker

The animal print is not a fleeting trend.  It's always in style especially the classic black-and-tan.  I always keep several pieces of this bold print in my wardrobe.  Whether it's a clutch, an over-sized coat or a scarf--let your inner glamour girl say yes (rawr!) to this daring pattern.

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My Valentine

 





Top: H&M  Skirt: H&M  Boots: Franco Sarto
Photos by Katie Parker

I've been the girl who loves holidays with the exception of Valentine's Day.  I'm usually the one rolling my eyes when I see all the aisles in the stores turn pink with hearts everywhere.  My tradition of singles' night out, or drowning in wine, and chocolate cake came to an end this year.  I finally had myself a Valentine and it was a special occasion.  

Some opt to wear red on this holiday, but I think it's nice to stray from the predictable.  I also picked something that wasn't too over the top dressy yet still stay feminine.  This blouse and skirt from H&M was perfect for a romantic night with my love.  

I hope you enjoyed Valentine's Day with friends or your special someone. 


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Faux Love

 

Sweater: Lemon Cookie  Faux Leather Pants: 7 For All Mankind  Faux Fur Hat: Forever 21 (Similar One)
Photos by Katie Parker

I traveled to St. Petersburg, and Moscow years ago and fell in love with the beauty of Russia.  I was captivated by the people, fashion, and culture.  I came home with gorgeous scarves, and jewelry from the street markets.  This outfit was influenced by my trip to Russia and the street fashion that I witnessed there.  

This ushanka inspired hat and gummy skinny jeans are perfect for animal lovers.  Faux fur and leather look just as chic as the real deal.  I found my hat at Forever 21 awhile ago, but here is a similar one from Etsy.  Guarantee you'll stay warm and fashionable especially if you've been trapped in this polar vortex.  

I think I'm ready for Sochi! Wishful thinking...


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Winter White



 
Sweater: Zara  Tank: Zara  Pants: Zara  Scarf: Hermes  Clutch: Gucci  Shoes: Charles David 
Photos by Katie Parker 

The winter months are a great time to wear white.  The key to wearing white on white is to accessorize. Try a printed scarf in bold colors to perk things up.  My Hermes scarf is my new favorite accessory-- the colors are vibrant and print is beautiful making me want to wear it with everything.  Scarves are an essential piece to have in your wardrobe and can be worn a million ways.  My personal favorite is to adorn my hair with one elevating a simple outfit.  Light is limited during the cold winter months.  What better time than to brighten things up and in style?

Katie and I decided to shoot in one of our favorite antique stores in downtown LA called Olde Good Things.  I could spend hours and my life savings in stores like this.  I almost walked away with the elephant!  


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Basically




 
T-Shirt: 4 Paix  Jeans: Levi's  Scarf: C by Bloomingdale's 
Photos by Katie Parker

Just the basics is what I gravitate towards on those busy days.  You simply can't go wrong with a classic white t-shirt and Levi's jeans.  My DVF bag is the perfect accessory to compliment this effortless look.  The hardware on the bag isn't over the top yet adds just the right touch.  It's also roomy enough for my ipad, moleskin, and daily accoutrements.  Basically, a charming handbag or scarf is all you need to transform plain to fresh.

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A Very Berry New Year


Sweater: Zara  Skirt: James Perse  Handbag: Eric Javits  Gloves: Saks Fifth Avenue Collection  Hat: Topshop  Shoes: Zara
Photos by Katie Parker

Deep berry tones compliment almost every skin tone, and light up your best features.  The richness of this color is dramatic, elegant and is sure to turn heads.  This season's love affair with the different shades of berry makes it easy to incorporate into your style.  Whether it's makeup, clothes, or accessories try on the shade that's right for you and you'll be sure to make an impression.  

"And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been." 

--Ranier Maria Rilke 

Wishing you a new year full of opportunity, courage to fulfill, faith to believe.  And most important of all, to love and be loved.  Happy New Year! 



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Tis the Season

 
 
 
 
Top: Trina Turk  Shorts: H&M  Shoes: Bebe  Clutch: Nina
Photos by Katie Parker

Tis the season to celebrate and be merry.  What better way to do it than with some sparkle?  I know sequins and sparkle seem predictable during the holidays.  But, they're like wearing an exclamation point so you better believe that I'm jumping on this bandwagon.  Besides, we all worked hard throughout the year, it's OK to close it out like a disco ball.  Let your hair down and shine!  

I started this blog as a passion project less than a year ago and have received a lot of support.  Thank you all for the love.  Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season!  xx

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Sweater Weather

 
Sweater Dress: Vince  Boots Matisse  Necklace: Melrose Trading Post  Belt: H&M
Photos by Katie Parker

sweater dress (noun), 1. understated sexy. 


The sweater dress is another classic favorite of mine.  Depending on how cold the climate--they can be styled in multiple ways.  This Vince cashmere sweater dress is effortlessly stylish in a perfect shade of pumpkin spice. Since I'm in Los Angeles, I opted for bare legs and my Matisse booties.  It's a perfect date night outfit for your special love.  



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