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Currently Craving: Pump Bootie Hybrids

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Striking pumps are high on my list for fall. I have my eye on a beautiful new hybrid: the pump bootie (pointy toe heels mixed with boot detailing). Inspired accents include high collar backs, laces and ankle wraps. The pointy toe and season-appropriate inspiration makes for a strong and sexy look that’s ideal for both heavy dresses with tights and pants.

1. Enzo Angiolini $120, 2. L.A.M.B. $295, 3. Salvatore Ferragamo $650, 4. Zara $70, 5. Aldo $100, 6. Zara $119.


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Nighttime: High-Low, Printed Dress

I wore this dress during the day (seen here) and changed it up in a few short minutes to wear later that night for dinner and drinks with friends. The vintage Azzedine Alaia heels won and I paired them with a few other dressy accessories like a delicate gold bag, chunky bracelets and a cocktail ring.

I like to keep nighttime looks simple – and a little sexy. A good pair of heels, dress and clutch is all you really need. I took off the casual belt and denim jacket, and opted for a motorcycle leather jacket instead (it gets surprisingly chilly at night and we usually try to take advantage of outdoor places). With minimal layers and accessories, the dress’ sheer overlay, asymmetrical hemline and sheer back panel standout.

Printed dress: Zara, leather jacket: Nordstrom (love this one currently on sale), heels: vintage Azzedine Alaia, bag: vintage Chanel, bracelets: Nordstrom (cuff), Sheila Fajl (bangles) and vintage (triple strand), rings: Suzanne Felsen (cocktail), Gorjana, XIV Karats and Ariel Gordon (bands).

Beauty note: To easily transition my beauty look for night, I pulled out the half braids (here) and went for a loose wave instead. On lips, I applied a brighter, bolder pink-red shade.


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Black or Blush, That is the Question

Do you ever get stuck when it comes to which shoes to wear? I do…fairly often, actually. Shoes are as important as clothes, so choosing footwear can be a tough decision. For tomorrow’s outfit – a nighttime remix of this daytime look –  I had a hard time picking between my two favorites. On the left are black ankle strap heels from Zara that are flattering and go with everything. Or, the strappy, vintage Azzedine Alaia numbers in blush satin (with a red heel) on the right.

What do you guys think? Find out what I ended up wearing tomorrow (hint: I went for fun).

Selecting shoes might be less of a question if I didn’t have so many. This week’s conquest:

These striped espadrilles were on crazy sale at J.Crew (extra 40% off already discounted items).

Happy hump day! xx

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Daytime: High-Low, Printed Dress

I saw this dress at Zara on sale and knew I needed to have it. The abstract floral print and flowy, high-low hemline make it ideal for almost any occasion, day or night. I wore this outfit on Sunday to a picnic in Griffith Park. A cream, denim jacket, cheery, yellow belt and pair of mint wedge sandals made the dress casual enough for day. It was perfect for strolling through the park and sitting in the shade of big trees with friends. We sprawled out on a blanket eating sweet pastries and visiting nearby dogs.

Later this week, I am remixing the dress to show how simply it can be changed for night.

Check back on Thursday to see how a few, key accessories are all it takes to transform a look.

Printed dress: Zara, cream denim jacket: Theory (love this similar one), wedges: gifted Marco Santi via Sole Society, aviator sunglasses: gifted Chloe via Ditto, clutch: American Apparel, belt: from a Jason Wu for Target dress, gold ball studs: H&M, bracelets: Jessica Elliot (wood), Sheila Fajl (bangles) and vintage (triple strand).

Beauty note: I opted for a simple pink lip and cheek, and a loose, half braid bun (as seen in the last post) during the day.

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Lovely Spaces, Places and Things: Whites, Wood and Neutrals

With all the bright colors and prints around, I can’t help but be attracted to stark whites, natural, warm wood tones and earthy taupes. There’s something particularly refreshing and clean about minimal pieces and spaces in the midst of summer.

This gorgeous home in Mallorca, Spain exemplifies mixing whites with neutrals by incorporating natural elements like wood (the exposed beams are gorgeous) and ratan. The result is a cozy, clean look.

Sequins are the focal point on this pretty, sheer Stella McCartney overlay that mixes white with pale gray.

Interior designer Elizabeth Stanley’s bedroom features all white bedding mixed with dark and light wood tones. I love the vintage Louis Vuitton trunk as a nightstand and the white neon sign.

A Danish home with naked white walls includes hints of brick and wood for a minimal look.

This cascading white, ruffle blouse adds just enough interest to a monochromatic outfit from Zara’s most recent lookbook.

Simple stud earrings with white gemstones in a rose gold setting.

San Giorgio, a Greek hotel on Mykonos by Design Hotels. They brilliantly combine stark whites with bits of metal and wood. Vacation now please?

Images (not linked above): Stella McCartney: fatal-e tumblr.


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