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I was excited to be invited to Neiman Marcus Last Call last week for their designer shoe event (still going on now). We dream of Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Lanvin Paris, Stuart Weitzman, Jimmy Choo and Yves Saint Laurent, but not all of us can afford monthly Louboutins. Let’s be real. Enter, Neiman Marcus Last Call. I was delighted to see the pretties heels, chicest booties, on trend over-the-knee boots and much, much more. It was a shoe party, really!
The best part was, shoes were marked down to 55% off the original Neiman Marcus prices, plus that day they were offering 40% off. It was shoe heaven!
Thanks to Last Call for providing me with a $100 gift card for me to shop at the Designer Shoe New Arrivals Event. I went over my budget, of course, but left with two perfect paris of Dolce Vitas! I scored some leopard Dolce Vita heels, I’ve been wanting leopard pumps forever. They’re great for adding a touch of complexity to a simple outfit.
I also purchased a pair of amazing boots by Dolce Vita. They’re perfect for everyday walking/shopping and will be great with a pair of shorts. The shoes together were only $150 – pretty amazing, right? See here to find a Neiman Marcas near you.
This isn’t the easiest look to achieve. It’s bold, complicated and takes some planning, but when it’s done right, it can be a show stopper. At WWDMAGIC, Hal Rubenstein, Editor at Large of InStyle Magazine, said that you can either walk in a room or you can walk in a room and be noticed. Blacks are SO out and SO boring if worn all the time. I think if you try this look, you’re moods will be elevated instantly. I look how chic the model looks with the Varsity Jacket. It takes the ultra girly look and adds some edgy and coolness, something I try to incorporate into everything I wear. Shop the look below! XX
Kate Spade Putting On The Ritz Stud Earrings – Gold/crystal/ Long Lapel Sleeveless Blazer in Chiffon/ isabel marant ISA-F-FREJA skirts BURGUNDY/Ruby Hat with Embossed Leather in Black – designed by Janessa Leone/Gold Chain Necklace/Jenni Kayne Pointed Toe Flats
Yesterday, I ended the work week with some new friends drinking rose and taking in the gorgeous view of the gorgeous Thompson, Beverly Hills. It reminded me that one, I need a pool day like BAD, and two, there are a few things I need to get summer ready. A good read is a must, a chic towel (of course!) but to start you’re we all need a chic new swimsuit to help distract others from our not-so-ready summer skin. Florals, palm trees, good reads and cute nails make me ooooh so excited for summer! XX
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Oh, what an amazing 3-day weekend! Two days go by so fast, but three days is JUUUST right. I got so much done, it was lovely. I had a yard sale ($40 dollars in one hour – wahoo!), organized my car, house etc. (that felt so good!) then relaxed with some friends at The Grove. My boyfriend and I went to his friend’s house in the Marina for Memorial Day. It was a little clowdy when we got to the beach but we took a couple shots, nonetheless!
Sometimes living on the edge is exactly what we need. Riding on the back of motorcycles, booking a flight the night before your trip and skinny dipping with your friends at midnight. If that’s not exactly what’s happening for you every weekend, dressing like it might give you the edge you’ve always wanted and a little distressed denim can help. Feel tough and get that ‘insta-cool’ vibe by adding a little rips and wear to your wardrobe. There are also tons of DIYs for distressed denim as well. The Denim Blog shares 5 great ones here.
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Lately, I’ve been loving The Grove. I’ve lived in Los Angeles for 3 years now and I can count on two hands the amount of times I’ve been to The Grove. I went on a weekday for a lunch appointment a few weeks ago and realized how much I love it there – it was sunny, not too crowded, so many cutes stores keep you occupied. I remember thinking why don’t I go there more often? I loved wandering through the Farmers Market, reading books and shopping while sipping on a Coffee Bean. Now that TopShop opened up, there is even more of a reason to love it.
We went back at night and took a couple shots last weekend under the lights. They were even playing Frank Sinatra, which brought us right back to Christmas time. It was lovely evening.
I’m wearing a skirt I’ve had in my closet since last year, but I recently found a new love for it since I purchased my new jean jacket. It’s a dressier skirt because of the material, but can be worn more casually as I did when paired with a jean jacket and hat. If you love the skirt, you’re in luck. I found it still available and marked down to $35 dollars! More outfit details below.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and the Oscars tonight! Follow me on Twitter and let me know your thoughts on tonights show! Join me – @stylewaxpoetic. XO-SWP
WEARING:Skirt – Walter Buy HERE (Only $35 marked down) // Shoes – Italian brand from Loehmanns // Jean Jacket – CURRENT/ELLIOT Buy similar HERE // Hat – Garage Sale Buy similar HERE // Bag – Vintage Shopping Expo
If you follow my Instagram, you probably have noticed I’m obsessed with these beautiful leaves lately! I love the seasons and it’s nice to know Los Angeles actually does have them, at least a little.
My outfit today was inspired from these lovely printed pants. A bold pant is easy to outfit as the rest of the outfit can be pretty simple (blacks, whites, etc). These pants are one of my recent purchases from the Kelly Wearstler sample sale. If I could, I would shop all year long at sample sales, as I still can’t really believe how well I did. I will be posting more on this to come, but be sure to sign up for Daily Candy for their daily newsletter if you haven’t. They list all the great sales in town!
For the top, I’ve always wanted to try out the the cropped look. A bandeau is a great purchase and you’ll find you use it all the time. Of course you need a jacket or cover-up to wear with it, so I threw on my employees only inspired zipper jacket!
I wouldn’t suggest wearing this out in the day, but for a night time out with your girls or a funky gallery opening, go for it! For a more causal look, this can be paired with a simple t-shirt and wedge booties.
Pants – Kelly Wearstler (Similar here and here) // Bandeau Top – Nordstrom ( Similar Here) // Bomber Jacket – R29 Shops (Similar here) // Chunky Necklace – Kelly Wreastler (Buy here) // Sunnies - William Rast ( Similar Here) // Booties – Pour La Victoire ( Similair HERE)
There’s been a lot of buzz around Art District’s latest gem, Bestia LA, and it’s officially open last Friday after much anticipation. I had the pleasure of visiting the restaurant with a couple of my fellow blogger babes, Jenny Wu from Good, Bad & Fab , and Taye Hansberry, from She Likes Stuff. If you’re anything like me and miss the New York City vibe here in Los Angeles, a visit to Bestia DTLA will make you feel right back at home. Nestled away in the Arts District, this area is becoming one of my favorite places in Los Angeles.
Expect open an industrial feel, exposed brick, large windows that open in the patio covered in vine and an open kitchen where you can watch the married duo, chef Ori Menashe (Angelini Osteria) and pastry chef Genevieve Gergis, whip up some magic. The reviews have been nothing but fantastic and after visiting, I now see why.
Here are just a few of the amazing items on the menu..
Olives – $5 for a bowl of delicious olives.
Roasted Vegetables - beautiful presentation
Pizza Bianca - some of the best pizza around. A little taste of Napoli
Chestnut Papardelle - poached egg deliciousness on Mushroom Ragu
Squid Ink Pasta - made from the highest quality dry pasta there is. This is one of favorites and i don’t even love pasta, cooked al denti to perfection with a touch of spice.
Roasted marrow bone - I don’t eat red meat but everyone else ADORED this dish.
Dessert - anything from pastry chef Genevieve Gergis is amazing. She whipped up some coffee ice cream for us from mostly milk, not cream, and we all could not believe how amazing it was. To give you an idea, Nancy Silverstein tried one of her cookies and was so impressed, it is now on the menu at Bread.
Ribbed Peplum Topshop Jacket - Buy HERE
811 mid-rise Matches skinny jeans – Buy HERE
Dorothy Perkins Statement collar necklace - Buy HERE
ASOS ARIES Studded Ankle Boots – Buy HERE
ASOS Leather Metal Plate Tote - Buy HERE
Check out more about Bestia – www.http://bestiala.com
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