It’s officially winter and Los Angeles was feeling the cold weather this weekend – brrrrr! I’ve been spending a lot of time in doors these days, enjoying the Christmas tree, making dinners and hanging out with friends at the apartment. But when it’s time to get out, the layers are key! I love leather jackets and feel it’s always a great way to incorporate a little ‘rocker chic’ into your outfit. It was freezing and starting to rain but we took a couple snaps in the neighborhood, followed by a delicious cocktail at Messhall and pizza at Little Doms. Quite the perfect day if you ask me! Wishing you all wonderful times with friends, family and more.
Still loving my faux leather pants! This time I paired it with a white button down by Odylyne, a faux fur vest (channeling Rachel Zoe) and my new shoes from Sole Society. The hat was a last minute addition. I found it at a garage sale for $1! What do you think, do you like this look? XO, SWP
Look ONE – The Elegant One
A white pair of edgy jeans can transition seamlessly into an elegant look with a little gold and a little shimmer. A fitting sweater keeps it classic and a sweet, elegant heel will add a softer appearance. Add a little bling with a classic cocktail ring and a good bracelet and you’ll be good for brunch in Beverly Hills.
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J Brand Zoey Corduroy Skinny in Creamy White; Noir Jewelry – Bat Ring (Black/Crystal) – Jewelry ; Noir Jewelry6pmNoir Jewelry – Modernist Bracelet (Gold) – Jewelry; Topshop USGEM Crystal Covered Bow Courts; Knitted Lurex Trim Top; Rebecca Minkoff – M.A.C. Clutch with Gold (Sand)
Look TWO – Casual Cool
Go casual with striped sweater and a pair of wedged boots. I love the combination of blue, brown and white. Pair it with a dainty necklace for an everyday fall look.
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Look THREE – Sophisticated and Sexy
Edgy, sexy and fashionable is the way you’ll be described when wearing this look. I love the combination of white, black and gold – it’s simple and sophisticated. The blazer adds class to the outfit and a bootie with a skinny heel add a sexy feel. This is a great dinner outfit in any city and is also sexy enough to carry on the night for an evening of dancing.
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J Brand Zoey Corduroy Skinny in Creamy White; TOPSHOPTopshop USCrop Back Collarless Blazer; Rachel RoyShopbop.comRachel Roy Gillian Platform Booties; Rebecca MinkoffShopbop.comRebecca Minkoff Mini 5 Zip Clutch; TOPSHOPTopshop USPU Strapless Corset; ASOSASOS USASOS Plate And Spike Detail Waist Belt; ASOS USASOS Spike Stretch Bracelet
Look FOUR – Rocker Cool
A white jean can be casual when paired with a moto cross body jacket and a grey turban. A flat boot will keep you comfortable all day yet looking stylish enough to go straight to dinner. Day time wear never looked so cool.
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data-imagelightbox="g">data-imagelightbox="g"> 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
Our second Friday ‘Summer Style with Friends’ post, features Lizette Castaneda, an extremely creative, passionate, kind and strong woman, who not only rocks it career-wise as a woman in sports, style-wise rocks it just the same! Working as a Features Producer for ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut, growing up in California, and frequent trips down to New York City, she often adds elements of color (CA), edge (NYC) and blends it all together flawlessly to create an entire look. She’s always been the go-to-girl when you can’t find anything in your own closet – colors,patterns, sassy, flare – Â she can pretty much rock any look and make it look great. Her creative nature has given her the ability to take a $20 top, jean shorts she cut herself, and piece it with a bold accessory and cute heel toÂ make a $100 outfits look like $400. Multi-talented and reaching high success in many facets in life, she’s is definitely one to look to for advice in career, sports, fashion, friends and love!
Â “I would wear this in California for coffee shop chat with girlfriends or to hang out at the beach bars in Santa Cruz. While visiting my girls in New York, this is perfect for brunch with the gang after a fun night out!” – Lizette Castaneda
Â Discount Vanessa Bruno Sheer silk wrap blouse | theOutnet.com; $370 – theoutnet.comÂ ; Organic cotton tank$75 net-a-porter.comÂ ; $325 mirabella.jpÂ ; Steve Madden Pumps Berlin Damen KORSET – Braun – Schuhe | Stylight; stylight.deÂ ; Rebecca Minkoff Handbags | Clutch | Stud Rocker | Lover’s Clutch | Beloved Mini | MAB $39 stefanibags.comÂ ; Le Specs In The Sky Sunglasses $52 mysugarland.co.uk; Forever21.com – Hot Summer Days – $12 $9.80Â forever21.com
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