Monday, January 26, 2009
The Glendale Kitson store has been having some unbelievable sales lately. The other day I snatched up a form-fitting Kova & T high-waisted skirt, and today I bought two Junk Food tees for $10 apiece because I just couldn't resist. Even though I hardly ever wear printed tees--except to the gym or to bed--I thought it would be fun to toss this Wonder Woman baseball tee into my wardrobe and mix things up a little. The slightly faded logo and worn-in material definitely give the tee a vintage feel, and it's super comfortable for those days when I just don't feel like dressing up (which are admittedly rare, but do happen!). I want to pair this tee with a motorcycle jacket, denim, and a broken in hobo bag for an easy weekend look that's lowkey and ready to go in a few minutes.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Sometimes--not all the time--but occasionally, I'll find a totally awesome steal, like this belt top from Society for Rational Dress. Made of liquid soft silk and micromodal fabric, the shirt's most special feature is the leather belt loop details at each shoulder, creating floaty oversized sleeves. The look is so ethereal and romantic, and I love how they've paired it with a turquoise skirt and belt on the model. But since my everyday routine usually requires a more dressed-down uniform, I think the top could look great in a more casual outfit, paired with my new Ksubi skinnies and Jeffrey Campbell heels. Originally $188 to $94, this is the perfect top to usher in the spring!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I wear belts from time to time, but they are by no means a staple accessory in my wardrobe. However, there's been a recent influx of funky, interesting belts in stores, and I love the way you can change up a look with the help of a single accessory. This Moss Mills Liv Double-Buckle 3-inch belt is part of the wide belt family, and I can see it working very well cinching in a tunic or short skirt. I sometimes wear a wide belt buckled over a button-down shirt and always garner compliments about my figure when I do so, even though it's the belt that's working to define my waist! Made of suede with a vintage nickel double buckle, this cool gray tone works with all colors of the rainbow without clashing.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Since I moved into my L.A. apartment, I've dreamed of decorating it in all neutral and white tones, conveying the feeling of an open, clean space. The gorgeous crowned crane bedding at Anthropologie was to be the first step in my mission to make my apartment the kind you see in interior design magazines. However, the price of said bedding stopped me in my tracks and it absolutely refuses to go on sale (trust me, I've been checking the website once a week since last July!). As much as I covet the lovely origami folds and wooden flower buttons of this very elegantly understated bedding, I refuse to cough up hundreds of dollars for it. So if you know of any similar alternatives for a better price, please let me know because you'd be doing me a great favor!
Monday, January 12, 2009
On Saturday, I attended an event at the Revolve store in West Hollywood. The party was to celebrate the debut of Alex & Chloe's exclusive wedding rings for Revolve--14-karat gold bands with inverted diamonds. Plus, the store had a big display of Alex & Chloe accessories on sale that evening, so of course I perused the collection. I was hooked by a necklace called Chloe's Swords, a pair of swords made of gold mirror acrylic that should add a funky, unique twist to a simple outfit. One woman working the event was wearing these gorgeous Alex & Chloe sterling silver triangle earrings, and offered to let me purchase them on the spot (since they're brand new and the only ones available) but I'm glad I held off because I just spotted this cute pair of hexagon hoop earrings on the website!
Friday, January 9, 2009
Ever since my early years at college, I've coveted a pair of Ksubi (then spelled Tsubi) jeans. To me, they appeared like the most ideal skinny jeans and, as all my friends well know, I'm a devoted fan of the skinnies since they go with pretty much everything in my wardrobe! But Ksubis aren't that easy to come by, partly because it's an Australian brand. As the jeans grow more popular (celebs like Nicole Richie have been seen in them), they've also become more easily accessible. I finally took the plunge and purchased a pair of these super skinny zip jeans, which were on sale no less, from an Australian website that offers free shipping. I'm crossing my fingers that the fit will be as great as I've hoped all these years and will keep you updated as soon as they arrive in the mail!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
When I saw this Alexander Wang Donna hobo at the Barney Co-op store, I gravitated towards it like a moth to a flame. It's made of pure, soft black leather, feels wonderful, and looks even better. The four zipper pockets --more compartments are always a huge bonus for me--have already won me over, and the overall size of the bag is just right. Plus, right now I'm so into bags that I can just sling across my shoulder and not have to worry about adjusting. It's so much more convenient, especially when (like me) you're always rushing around and in a hurry, and totally gives off that effortless, low-maintenance look we all strive to achieve. But who am I kidding? This Alexander Wang hobo is priced at $795, so it'll be a long, long time before I can afford this badass bag!