I'll be the first to admit that I totally turn into a pumpkin-spice-latte-basic-bitch during the fall. However, my basic bitch-ness stops there.
The Leather Doll is wearing vegan leather. Why?!
Millicent Lace Mock-Neck Tank Top Twig High-Rise Vegan Leather Pants Strut And Bolt Leather Heels I can’t lie. I think plunging necklines are the sexiest things ever. Hence why a majority of my tattoos are visible with a plunging neckline (with the ironic exception of this shirt, which has lace covering them). I’ve been into combining harder, edgier pieces such as leathers and metals with softer pieces such as laces and silks. I think the contrast of hard and soft looks nice and keeps me from looking too hard – like I just walked out of a Hot Topic, or too soft – like a pale fairy princess.
Original Wayfarer Classic Oversized Denim Jacket Plunge Neck Strappy Cami Top (Similar) Mast Ankle Zip Jeans (Similar) Leopard Heart Mondo Creeper (Similar) I really think that a denim jacket is the best transition piece for the fall. It’s light enough that you’re not going to sweat while you’re wearing it in the sun, but it’s still heavy enough to keep you warm on cool autumn nights. Cuffing the sleeves (like I do) or adding fun patches or pins is a great way to customize your look too. Personally, I prefer slightly oversized denim jackets to fitted or cropped ones. The look is more casual and relaxed when the jacket is slightly oversized, and I feel like most people look like cowboys when they wear a fitted one.
Original Wayfarer Classic Chiffon Tank Top Biker Pants (Similar) Adair Bootie (Similar) Just when I started getting excited for fall, summer round 2 hit. Even though we haven’t been getting the predicted rain from El Nino, we’ve definitely been getting the humidity. After enjoying a couple weeks of cooler weather, it heated up all of the sudden and felt like July again. Unless you’re right along the coast, LA is hot and sticky right now with no signs of letting up. Even the evenings are no relief at this point. Me, being the genius I am, decided to run around Melrose Ave. in Hollywood, nowhere near the ocean.
Kitti Sunglasses Chiffon Kimono (Similar) Project Social T Cameron V-Neck Tank Top Holly Slinky Cross Front Strap Bralette Moto Jeans (Similar) Hawthorne Boots I’ve definitely been enjoying the cool mornings and nights of an approaching autumn, but the daytime is still pretty warm. A lot of stores haven’t even broken out their fall shipments in yet. It seems like southern California overall is a bit resistant to fall and winter. After wandering around Downtown for a while, I stopped by Union Square for a bite. It’s a must-visit if you’re in the Downtown area. It’s has all kind of food and drink spots and even a farmer’s market. I went with some ice cream, since it’s never really a bad time for ice cream, no matter the weather.
Original Wayfarer Classic Pebbled Vegan Leather Jacket Double Strap V Neck Cami Grace Jeans (Similar) Jaques Leather Booties I took a quick trip to San Clemente tis weekend. Growing up in Orange County, San Clemente is one of the few beach towns there that I actually like. Unlike places like Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, San Clemente isn’t full of rich yuppies driving around in their Mercedes. It still has the feel of a small, sleepy beach town where the locals call the tourists “kooks” and everyone knows everyone else. It’s actually a pretty nice place to get away from the business of Los Angeles for the weekend.
Original Wayfarer Classic Bourne Leather Biker Jacket (Similar) Sleeveless Turtleneck Top Catness A-Line Mini Skirt 40 Denier Tights Roe (Similar) I went and saw The Kills last Friday at the Fox Theater in Pomona. I had meant to see them earlier this summer, but I missed the date and couldn’t go so I was stoked when I found out they would be playing in Pomona. I’ve always loved rock bands with women fronting them and have longed for the days of Joan Jett, Patti Smith, and Debbie Harry. Sure, growing up there were female “rockers” for me to idolize, but they always eventually exchanged their boots for glitter-y heels and turned to pop. Recently, I’ve seen a resurgence of real female-fronted rock bands that I didn’t have as a kid. I think that dressing up…
So I went exploring up outside my usual neighborhood and ended up at this record store called Rhino Records in Claremont. Usually, I end up at Amoeba in Hollywood, but I couldn’t resist this shop. Being that it was not too far from the college, I figured that it wouldn’t have a decent selection. I was right.
Wool Hat Original Wayfarer Classic Vetten Tee (Similar) Biker Patched Pocket Jeans (Similar) Quiggy 2 Black Bootie My end-of-season sale pillaging has finally come to an end. While I’ve never been the biggest fan of spring/summer clothing, I’ll still definitely go after the end-of-season sales. If nothing else, spring/summer is great for buying basics and fun jewelry that may have otherwise been outside of your budget. I think most people who are into fashion can agree the fall/winter season has a much better selection, no matter what you’re style is. There are so many more options when it finally gets cold enough to layer clothing. Still, every layered outfit needs to start off with a great bottom layer, and what better bottom layer than a really nice basic tee that you got on sale?