Tuesday, August 28, 2012

these states tend inland, & toward the western sea--and i will also

So the blog has fallen by the wayside. I've missed writing regularly! You see, I recently made a big move, from DC to LA. For a little while, I was on the road, driving across the country. Then, I was looking for a job and an apartment, now, we are finally settled, but we have no internet! I have a great job at a music/entertainment/fashion company in Hollywood, with an adorable apartment right by the beach, and I couldn't be happier. I'm loving California and it's so amazing to be inspired by the different fashion and lifestyles here.

So there you have it! I know I've been alluding to the "big change," and have been totally M.I.A. I should have Internet up and running at my apartment shortly and can't wait to share my new fashion and lifestyle inspirations with all of you! In the meantime, any LA natives have any shopping/eating/anything suggestions for me to try? I'm loving exploring the area and am so excited to figure out my new city!

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

art inspiration

Laurie Maitland Spa Inspiration I

Young Fabulous and Broke Lava Ombre Tube Dress // 10 Crosby Derek Lam Colorblock Dress // Shoshanna Danika Combo Dress // Opening Ceremony Aztec Print Pleated Dress // Diane von Furstenberg Koemi Dress // Tibi Easy Dress // Soft Joie Wilcox Maxi Dress // Lela Rose Sheath Dress // Finders Keepers In My Arms Dress // Of Two Minds Romper // DKNY Relaxed Fit Dress // Finders Keepers Off the Wall Dress

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

the half tuck

You've got to love a trend that anyone can pull off. The "half tuck" is just that. While other looks and styles that take over runways, blogs, editorials and street style may be intimidating for some (mixing prints, piles of jewelry, unconventional layering, etc.), the half tuck is a way to up your style cred without taking much of a risk. The look is literally, half casual and half formal. I love it because it utilizes the cinched waist that a tucked-in shirt gives, but avoids looking stuffy. It gives an outfit a very "styled" look, without making the wearer appear like they're trying too hard. My personal favorite way to rock this look is colorblocked Even better is a chambray/denim colorblock ensemble. The half tuck keeps you from looking like a cowboy, but stops short of looking too hipster.

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