Loungy Layers

The weather here in L.A. has been nice, but it varies so much throughout the day. Temperatures start at 45 degrees in the early morning, then go up to 75 degrees in the afternoon and back down to cooler 50 degree temperatures at night. Having several layers is essential to being able to be appropriately dressed at any given time.

I wore this ensemble out to coffee and boutique window shopping in the neighborhood last weekend. This silk maxi dress is my new favorite piece. It’s comfortable and fits so well. My younger sister got it for me from her adorable, elderly neighbor who had saved it from when she was younger. It makes the dress all the more special. On its own, the gown is perfect for warmer spring and summer nights, but paired with a wool coat and scarf the dress is instantly made cool weather-ready and less dressy.

Our game night yesterday was a success (I won, woo hoo)! The game, Settlers of Catan is a rather complicated, very long (and pretty nerdy looking) board game, but it does not lack in excitement or surprises. One of our friend’s made delicious mojito jello shots which added to the festive atmosphere. She soaked the alcohol in mint leaves overnight to give it extra flavor, which I definitely plan on trying for future get togethers. We have another game night tonight with a different group of friends and I’m pretty excited. Game nights are one of my favorite things. There’s never a shortage of interesting conversation, good-natured competition and yummy food and drinks. Hope you all have a great night!

Will you be watching the Academy Awards tomorrow? I’m not particularly excited by the films of this year, but I’m still looking forward to seeing what fall 2012 looks will make their way to the red carpet.

Dress: vintage, coat: Kristinit; scarf: handmade by mom, shoes: Aldo; clutch: American Apparel, earrings: F21, watch: Marc Jacobs, bracelets: purchased in Italy years ago (leather and gold bracelet), Sheila Fajl (bangles), Asos (large link), vintage (twisted gold), rings: Diament Designs and XIV Karats.

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