Usually easy, breezy, pleated dresses seem like the perfect Spring and Summer wear. But in LA, a long-sleeve midi dress is often all you need during even the harshest of winter months. And on those many occasions when I'm feeling ultra-lazy, it's the perfect solution for looking chic and put together sans hassle. This green floral iteration from LA-based brand Current Air (shop similar styles below) is so ridiculously comfortable, and I love the pleated skirt and midi-length. Chic with simple heels or flats alike, it's one of the most versatile pieces in my closet.Read More
This weekend's strangely cold weather and out-of-nowhere rain not included, I'm thoroughly enjoying LA's breezy Spring. Putting away the constricting over-the-knee boots, heavy coats, and alll the layers, I'm focusing on easy breezy pieces that I can slip into, slide on, and go on about my day. This gingham jumpsuit is my favorite new cozy onesie that's effortless, stylish, and so lightweight. Paired with my go-to slip on flats, a hat, and a jacket lazily thrown over the shoulders, it's ideal for days spent schlepping around the city.Read More
Did anyone else notice that the weather just abruptly changed from dead-of-winter to end-of-spring over the course of a week? I'm already sweating, and it's barely March. And as much as I'm enjoying the renewed sunshine and increase in my Vitamin D levels, you all know by now that I'm not really a Springtime dresser. Beachy floral dresses and sandals? Not really my thing. But as temps are already approaching the 80's, I'm sensing it might be time to retire my leather jackets and booties for the season (say it ain't so!). While I mourn this devastating loss, I'm finding ways to make my Fall-heavy wardrobe work for the season, focusing on effortless, lightweight pieces in my favorite neutral hues. A long, sleeveless button-down tunic is an easy but chic and clean piece for Spring; instead of layering it over my typical skinnies, I paired it with some high-waisted black flares, resorting to my go-to color combo while playing with a fun silhouette. These silver mule sandals are perfect for the season, and don't feel overly summery, while the blush bucket bag is a great Spring bag.Read More
Lately, my everyday staples have becoming increasingly simple: a pair of high-waisted jeans, striped tees, and something to tie around my neck and drape over my shoulders. Is it a style rut or Zuckerberg-style uniform dressing? Let's go with the latter. But I realized that these pieces all have something in common: their Parisian sensibility. We all know that the Parisians emit a certain je ne sais quoi when it comes to their effortless dressing, and maybe I've finally cracked the code. By channelling the French with easy, Parisian-inspired wardrobe staples, not only have I perfected my fall-back look, but I'm getting closer to mastering the art of looking chic with minimal effort.
All photos by Alandra Michelle.Read More