What does one wear to visit the ultra-hipster neighborhood called the “Arts District”? Chic lofts carved out of old factories and artist’s studios fill this once industrial area just east downtown Los Angeles. I’ve personally never seen so many photographers out with models in one area ever. My husband and I fit right it! We stopped under a bridge to take some shots before heading out to one of the cool little cafes that dot the area.
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The weather here in Los Angeles has run the gamut between cold and blustery to warm and sunny. On the day I finally wore my new tomato-red blouse it was very warm, so warm that the long sleeves felt a bit uncomfortable. Thankfully the lightweight cotton fabric felt just right, and balanced with bare legs and sandals I felt cool and comfortable. I bought the blouse several months ago while out with a girlfriend, but I’ve barely worn it up to now. Besides the new blouse you will see some old favorites reworked in this outfit. My grandmother’s little Coach bag, a denim mini-skirt that I wore a lot this summer, and the orange sandals that are so surprisingly wearable make up the rest of the ensemble. Continue Reading →
If you follow my blog then you know I have a “thing” for jean skirts. Currently I own two: the blue one I wore here and here and the white one that I wore here and here. I’m so in love with denim pencil skirts that I was surprised to read that the blue jean-loving author of Eat, Sleep, Denim doesn’t like them. (Let’s Discuss:The Playful Denim Skirt). I’m on a crusade to bring my favorite skirt trend to the world because if they go away I won’t be able to find any more, and I really want to buy some colorful versions of this practical yet sexy take on the classic jean skirt when I can squeeze it into my budget. So I’m doing it again. Here’s yet another outfit post featuring my newest obsession: the denim pencil skirt. Continue Reading →
Denim. I just can’t seem to get enough these days. White denim, blue denim, chambray, colored denim, and printed denim pieces have recently found homes in my closet. Could it be a trend? Well, yeah. But it’s a trend that really works for my lifestyle and is perfect for the more casual atmosphere of the summer months.The trick is to find a way to wear these super-trendy pieces so they look chic rather than trendy.
The perfect white denim skirt has been a “holy grail” item for years. I love wearing white denim in the summer months and a skirt in the fabric has always seemed like the perfect blend of informality and city chic. Unfortunately white jean skirts have been in short supply in recent years. Even The Gap, my “go to” store for denim basics, was without this summer classic for many years and if they did have them they were of the super-short mini skirt variety. So earlier this spring when I bought my blue denim pencil skirt I asked about a white version and was told to head to their website to check it out. I rarely buy clothes on-line, but this was an exception.
Greetings from sunny Los Angeles! In the photo below I’m posing in front of Snow White’s wishing well. No, I’m not in the Disney studios, I’m on Larchmont Boulevard, a sweet little shopping street in the middle of the city. The woman who recorded the voice of Snow White in the original animated Disney movie lived in this house for years. She really did speak in that squeaky, innocent voice and was known for being a bit nutty. The wood siding on the house is unusual for the area, and I wonder if the owner altered the building so it looked more like Snow White’s cottage from the movie. Whatever the reason the home is as well-known locally for the little wishing well out in front as it is for the celebrity who lived here. The house is now for sale. I hope the new owners find the wishing well as charming as I do.
I found this bright pink twill jacket last year at a local charity thrift store and snatched it up for around $5. It’s a lot of fun, but I do need to be in the mood to wear it because it’s so noticeable and definitely not the thing to wear when I want to blend in. I love the fitted cut, the multi button cuffs, zig-zag stitching down the front, and all the other little details. I’m wearing it with a collared navy blue blouse and my new favorite denim skirt. The stripe purse is a counterfeit Kate Spade (I call it my Fake Spade) given to me by my aunt years ago. The sandals date from the 1990′s.
- Photos – Hugo Fonseca
- Jacket – Thrifted
- Blouse – A hand-me-down from a friend
- Skirt – J-Crew
- Sandals – Nine West
- Purse – A gift
Would you like to live in a house with Snow White’s wishing well in the front yard?