Fall is probably my favorite season. I love that there is so much versatility with fall fashion. Some of my most coveted looks are oversized sweaters mixed with skinny jeans and biker boots. Another favorite look, black sheer tights, a cute cocktail dress, ankle booties and a faux fur jacket. The sky’s the limit when it comes to San Diego style in the fall.
Today actually got a little chilly. There were blue skies but a cold front coming in. This oversized dolman sweater had me at hello. I’m so absolutely in love with this style. It’s one of those you can’t go wrong, throw it on and go, look cute without trying… You get my drift. I always pay attention to detail when it comes to finding the perfect sweater. The cable knit and cowl neck add a rich look without an over the top price tag. I think the heather grey color is a great alternative to the traditional safe black. Since it has been too hot for leather I wore my wax coated denim and grabbed my forever21 cross body bag. I’m an advocate for mixing your highs and lows so my finishing touch was my lace Louboutin booties. These shoes have been an all-time fave! The glitter cheetah mixed with the subtle lace and patent leather left my look polished and pretty.
I heard Madison Gallery in La Jolla was holding a pop art exhibit by Mauro Perucchetti. This genius artist has created a mirror of modern day materialistic desires. The flawless swarovski crystal, botoxed beauty caught my eye and my interest. Our society is so driven by perfectionism and materialism I thought this would be the perfect afternoon escape from the store. I mean, who doesn’t want to see pretty sparkly things? This artist has really tapped into pop culture and the demands society has on us. I know I am obsessed with shoes and probably have wayyy too many.. if thats even possible. But I did stop to think, is this obsession driven by our social demands to always look fab and fresh? Or is this just a characteristic trait I learned from my fashionista, shoe obsessed mom? Im going with its just genetic. ;) So anyways, this exhibit not only sparkled from wall to wall but obviously told a story. A really svelte story! I couldn’t help but admire the colors, the vibrant details and sharp hues.
Coincidentally enough, my look fit right in. I love this ombre teal equipment blouse. The color way was done to perfection and the snake print is such a classic look for this over the top tee. My current denim obsession are these photo ready J brand distressed jeans. I love the ripped knees and faded whiskering. What’s photo ready? Just what it says… the skinniest of skinny that really make you look skinnier!! TA-DAHHH! Love em! Obviously got a little carried away with the teal, but I had the perfect shoe and went for matchy matchy. These cute Zara pumps are practical and pretty. I walked around all day without any discomfort. GO ME!! My last accessory was this adorable box clutch by BCBG Max Azria. Daytime chic transitioned perfectly to happy hour haute with my babe.
If you are in La Jolla, check out the exhibit. Im not sure how much longer it’s going to be around for, but definitely worth taking a peek. For now, I hope you enjoy some of my favorite pieces.
From time to time I fall into a fashion slump. I get a little lazy and laid-back with my style because San Diego is such a casual, go with the flow kinda city. After a week or two of alternating my v’neck tees w/ skinny jeans and my staple “bang around” lulu lemon gear, I park myself at the bookstore for inspiration on fashion trends. The back story of so many designers is filled with triumph, failure, success and a whole lot of trial and error. It’s the story along the way that makes the brand what it is today. Coco Chanel for instance started designing hats and to think it’s now an icon of a brand, a classic for over 100 years. Well, like Chanel, our style continues to evolve and change but what’s most important about fashion is finding out what we feel most confident and comfortable in & really tapping into what works for us.
So here I am at Warwicks bookstore in La Jolla checking out some Paris Style. Jeans are great but how can we dress em up so we don’t look so drab. I paired my faded grey J brand Jeans with an Equipment snake print cashmere sweater. Heels weren’t appropriate so I grabbed my favorite cheepy oxfords from BP at Nordstroms, they’re easy and comfy. Since I knew I’d be busy flipping through pages, I went for my Forever21 cross body faux leather satchel. I left motivated and excited. In fact, this trip to Warwicks was the inspiration behind my San Diego Fashion Week look. Stay tuned to check out what I wore and how art and architecture inspired my outfit choice.
I had a lunch date with girlfriends and just had “One of those days”. With NOTHING to wear, I somehow came up with this by total accident! But seriously, I’m so happy I did!!! I HAD to wear these Larkspur J brand jeans, like I could hear them screaming in my closet “WEAR MEEEEEE”. The patch detail and ornate stitching was so different from any of my other blue jeans. Since I wasn’t feeling black or white, I pulled this a-line blush colored top. My hair today was a complete disaster. I mean, I need my roots done worse than bad!! (I stole that line from my hottie tottie friend Selma Alameri, thanks babe!) Ok, the outfit… I always get sidetracked, maybe it’s a blonde thing. Anywayyys, I grabbed a merlot colored fedora to hide my hideous roots, picked up my Chanel reissue bag and needed 1 more element to bring this mismatched look together. Low and behold I remembered the un-opened Zara box sitting in my room.. TA-Fricken DA! My multi colored pumps had not only EVERY color I was wearing, but the laces matched my bag perfectly!! Love when that happens!! Needless to say I was a happy camper feeling oh so stylish!
Side note ** Sometimes it’s the look you never planned to work, or the dress you thought was totally NOT YOU, that ends up being AHHHMAZING! So, my advice… TRY NEW THINGS! You may surprise yourself!
Jeans: Jbrand Roz / Top: BCBG / Hat: Forever 21 / Shoes: Zara / Purse: Chanel / Sunglasses: West Coast Eyewear / Bracelet: sold at Blended Industries