Monthly Archives: September 2012
I FINALLY bought white jeans! I don’t know how I’ve lasted so long without them. They’re sexy, timeless, and definitely not just for summer anymore. They’re a staple often seen on the streets at NYFW. Usually paired with black boots, they’re a great base to start a black and white ensemble, which always looks classy (bottom left image). A blazer creates a professional look yet fashionable, like seen on the French fashion editors in the top right photo. White jeans easily go with citron and electric blue; two colors I currently obsessing over.
It’s sometimes hard to know what you really need in your closet, which I’ve spend a lot of time thinking about. White jeans are a great investment, as opposed to colored jeans, which will eventually be out of style. I’ll be posting some pictures soon of how I’m styling my new whities!
images via Stylesaint; Stockholm Streetstyle, Google Images
Sometimes you just need to drive, and that’s exactly what I did. I hit the pavement with my girl Chole (you know, my pups), and we headed up the 101. There is something about the central and northern coast that is straight magical! I stayed the first night in a charming guest house located on a farm in Arroyo Grande (10 mins outside of SLO), and boy is it beautiful. Waking up to say good morning to 16 horses that makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.
Following my morning of feeding hay and hanging with these beautiful creatures, I headed up north to continue my journey to a little town called Mill Valley. I was amazed of all its beauty; let me break it down for you. These gorgeous homes, that look like they’re straight out of Dwell magazine, sit in the mountains surrounded by 50ft trees. The town of Mill Valley is home to a restaurant from celebrity chef and Food Network star, Tyler Florence, cute boutiques and arts festivals. One will feel inspired, creative and relaxed simultaneously while being there. If you need your city fix, which I definitely do, you hop on the Golden Gate bridge and you’re in San Francisco in 15 minutes. If you’re craving the beach, head west for 10 minutes to find some of the most divine caves on the beach you’ve ever seen!
So it’s obvious, I had a wonderful road trip, but we also managed to find some time to be fashionable amongst all the nature. My favorite, as anyone who reads my blog would know, is combining high fashion in nature. I adore the juxtaposition of the two. These were taken just steps from where I was staying. I love the futuristic looks combined with the trees. I hope you enjoy! xo
Me: Dress; JF&Son // Shoes; Pour La Victoire // Bag; Rebecca Minkoff // Sunnies; RAEN Optics
Katina: Black dress; Mary Meyer // Necklace; Vintage // Shoes; Joie // Purse; Vintage
Colorful photography can tell a story while Black & White photography appeals with its more subdued monochromatic character. Lighting, contrast and composition become much more important and those are what speak since there is no color. I personally love black and white photography for it’s simplicity, which in many case, is why fashion designers go back to trends such as a monochrome look, all white, or all black. These photographer happen to all be Los Angeles based.
Photo credits via Ben Travato. #1 Aaron Feavor #2 Dustin Damron #Aaron Feaver #Aaron Feavor