GOING GRAY IN FISHNETS

Hello! We’ve been having unusually cold, rainy, and blustery weather lately. Yesterday (when I shot these pics) we had enough sun and since the rain had let up, I decided to bust out my new shorts.

how to wear fishnets and shorts

Even though these tights are mesh/fishnet and in no way add much warmth, psychologically I felt like I was wearing an extra layer over my legs. I’m loving the current trend of various fishnet pattern stockings, especially under ripped denim.

This top was a gift from my mom. I like how it’s slightly off shoulder and the slanted geometric lines make it a piece that’s a little different from all the basic stripes and solid tops that are hanging in my closet.

Just purchased these shorts from H&M online. I ordered them in size 2 and 4, and went with the size 4. I also ordered them in distressed blue denim, but the cut of the blue were not cute in either size so those are going back. Not sure why that always happens to me and jean shorts.

tibi ankle boots and fishnet stockings

Thanks for stopping by!

Top :: Tommy Bahama

Shorts :: H&M

Tights :: Forever 21 (similar here)

Boots :: Tibi (love these on sale)

Bag :: Balenciaga (fab deal here and see dupes below in my Amazon picks)


ON A CASUAL VALENTINE’S DAY

Happy Valentine’s Day! Yep, one of those holidays that you either love or hate. But even if you’re single, it’s better to love it. Always choose love.

Eddie and I are celebrating by going out to one of our favorite downtown LA restaurants, Little Sister. It’s a delicious and super cute place, but instead of going all out in a flirty red dress, I’m going as my usual casually comfortable self. But I’ve added some fab accessories to mark this day of celebrating my love and connection to my soul mate.

black blanknyc jacket and jeans outfit

You’ll find me in jeans 90% of the time. And 70% of the time I’m wearing jeans you’ll find me wearing my favorite faux leather BLANKNYC jacket, which appears in 85% of my blog posts. Haha. I just can’t recommend this perfect jacket enough.

black blanknyc jacket and jeans outfit

black blanknyc jacket and jeans and red chloe drew bag outfit

I wanted a pop of pink to complement the shoes, so I layered a black mesh-detailed top over a hot pink tank top.

blanknyc jacket

You might have seen my fab Ross-Simons rings on Instagram. I love shopping their Sale and Clearance items for fantastic deals.

red chloe drew bag and ross-simons rings
This Ross-Simons diamond and black diamond ring that says “LUCK” is one of my favorite finds. They also have super cute diamond accent initial rings on sale. I got the “X” one because it looked so cool. I honestly want all the letters so I can spell cool stuff out on my knuckles every day.

Pigalle Follies Spike Patent Scarabe

I found these crazy over-the-top spiked Christian Louboutin heels on sale at an incredible price, and had to get them even though the color wasn’t my first choice. They are definitely something special though.

flowers
I woke up to two huge flower bouquets from Eddie. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thank you for reading!

Jacket :: BLANKNYC

Black top :: Forever 21 

Jeans :: Frame

Shoes :: Christian Louboutin (my first color choice!)

Bag :: Chloe (cost-savvy dupe here)

Rings :: Ross-Simons “Luck” ring :: “X” initial ring :: Cushion-cut simulated ruby ring

Necklace :: c/o Ross-Simons


FLORAL TOP AND BURGUNDY SHORTS

Hello, and happy February! Already. Kind of freaking out how fast the first month of 2017 passed me by. Seems like winter is just about gone in LA now. Not complaining, just not sure I’m ready to stop with the layering and boots!

For this post, I decided to transition with some dark florals and my ongoing favorite color, burgundy.

black floral top with burgundy shorts outfit

how to wear burgundy shorts

I love wearing tights with shorts because it adds texture, color, and a little bit of dressiness.

black blazer with burgundy chloe marcie bag

This zip-up blazer by Express is suuuper old. I love the zip closure and the classic fit, which is why it has survived many closet cleanouts and continues to stay with me. Recently, Express has launched a Petite line with some cute pieces, like this cutaway blazer. Maybe I should update my closet?

black floral top and burgundy shorts outfit
The scallop design on the shorts is super cute.
Black and cream floral Forever 21 boxy woven crepe top burgundy shorts outfit
This floral top from Forever 21 has a split in the side, which makes it perfectly cute for tucking in the front and leaving the back out.
diamond tights and black rag and bone newbury boots
Can’t say it enough: my favorite boots.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blazer :: Express (soooo old; similar here)

Top :: Forever 21 Boxy Woven Crepe Top (also similar)

Shorts :: Papaya Scalloped Dressy Shorts

Tights :: Forever 21 (love these)

Boots: Rag and Bone Newbury Boots

Bag: Chloe Marcie Mini

 


BURGUNDY STRIPES AND BYZANTINE NECKLACE

Hello from rainy Los Angeles! I snapped these photos yesterday before the rain really started coming down…hence the gray skies.

I’ve been wearing a lot of burgundy lately. Maybe it all started with the burgundy OTK boots that I received by accident…but I’ve been compelled to shop for a lot of dark reds.

I found this boxy wine and black striped top on sale from Forever 21. Since the material has a bit of a sheen, it could easily be dressed up, but of course I decided to wear it casually.

burgundy stripes and faux leather jacket outfit

burgundy stripes and faux leather jacket outfit

Jenny wears BlankNYC faux leather jacket, Rag and Bone Newbury boots, and Chloe Drew bag outfit

The top is boxy and cropped, which is not always the most flattering look for me. I layered it over a black high-low tank top to create shape and hide the belly button.

Forever 21 wine and black striped boxy top layered over black tank top outfit

In a recent post, I wore the burgundy version of this BLANKNYC jacket. I loooove this jacket so much. The fit (runs a bit snug) is so flattering and the boxy shoulders give it just the right silhouette. And now the camel color is back in stock, which I might have to pick up! Rated 4.5 stars with over 650 reviews on Nordstrom, this one is a must-have.

Jenny wears Forever 21 wine and black boxy top and BlankNYC faux leather jacket outfit

I also want to share my new necklace! You may have already seen it on my Instagram. I received this gorgeous chain from one of my favorite jewelers, Ross-Simons (also see the Ross-Simons rings that I’ve been wearing everyday here). I love that the Byzantine design of this chain can look feminine or streetstyle–or in between, which is where I like to be.

Jenny shows off her Ross Simons Italian Sterling Silver Byzantine necklace

Black Rag and Bone Newbury boots
My favorite boots. I have them in three colors. Is it bad that I keep buying the same pieces but in different colors?

Thank you so much for stopping by! Also huge thanks to Ross-Simons for helping me add just the right amount of glimmer and bling to my look!

Jacket :: BLANKNYC

Top :: Forever 21 layered over Forever 21 tank top

Jeans :: Frame

Boots :: Rag and Bone (I purchased mine in Like New condition on eBay for $135 (see my Amazon picks below for budget-savvy alternatives)

Bag :: Chloe

Necklace :: c/o Ross-Simons


CAMO AND BURGUNDY OTK BOOTS

Happy New Year, friends!

I hope you’re having a great start to 2017. I’ve been sick since our cold-weather rooftop party shenanigans on NYE, but I’m getting better. This morning we took down our Christmas tree and now it really feels like a fresh start. Cheers to that!

In this outfit post I wanted to show you my new over-the-knee boots. These are so far the best dupes I’ve found for Stuart Weitzman Highland boots. And I got them on Amazon.

Jenny is wearing a camo jacket and burgundy otk boots with a burgundy Chloe Mini Marcie bag

I initially ordered these in black, but to my surprise, the package contained these gorgeous burgundy ones. Eddie said they were awesome so of course I kept them. And ordered the black ones a couple weeks later. haha.

Jenny is wearing a camo jacket and burgundy otk boots

I love the burgundy + camo combo!

Jenny is wearing a camo jacket and burgundy otk boots with a burgundy Chloe Mini Marcie bag

Jenny is wearing a camo jacket and burgundy otk boots with a burgundy Chloe Mini Marcie bag

These are slim-fit OTK boots with ties in the back. I didn’t a problem with them slipping at all, though I did have to pull them up a couple of times, especially after sitting with bent legs. Not sure how they would work out for ladies with more athletic legs, as they are a pretty snug fit around the calf and above the knee.

Jenny is wearing a camo jacket and burgundy otk boots with a burgundy Chloe Mini Marcie bag

The color is gorgeous. They look more reddish in these photos, but they are a true, luxurious shade of burgundy.

burgundy over-the-knee boots

I also have the Lowland dupe version in black, which I love. You can see them in my NYC post from last Spring here.

Hope you’re having a fantastic start to the New Year! Thanks for stopping by!

Jacket :: Forever 21 (similar)

Top :: Abound

Jeans :: Frame

Boots :: Kaitlyn Pan

Bag :: Chloe


BURGUNDY JACKET, LACE, AND FRINGE BAG

Happy Thursday!

Sharing a look that mixes faux leather, lace, and fringe. It’s finally not feeling like summertime around LA, so I’ve been excited about pulling out warmer jackets.

burgundyjacket1

burgundyjacket2

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This jacket is one of the highest rated items I have seen on the Nordstrom site. 4.5 stars with nearly 650 reviews. I actually own it in black as well.

burgundy blanknyc faux leather jacket
This BLANKNYC jacket has shoulder pads for a strong silhouette, but not in the 80s football player kind of way.

burgundyjacket6

Lace, leather, and fringe…why not mix it up. Having fun with textures to create a fun and casual but put-together look.

burgundyjacket7

burgundyjacket8

Jacket :: BLANKNYC and here

Top :: old one, similar here

Jeans :: Frame

Bag :: Milly

Shoes :: Christian Louboutin (old; preowned size 7 here)

Sunnies :: Tom Ford


BLACK BOMBER, STRIPES, RIPPED ARMY JEANS

Hello, and happy December!

I hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving! I ate two fantastic Thanksgiving dinners like 2 hours apart. It was crazy. Now I’m ready for Christmas gluttony.

I haven’t blogged in a while mostly because I’ve been in chill mode, but I thought I’d share one of my “cooler” casual outfits.

Because bomber jacket and ripped army jeans = cool. I think.

black bomber, stripes, ripped army jeans

black bomber, stripes, ripped army jeans

black bomber jacket, army jeans, givenchy antigona bag

black bomber, stripes, ripped army jeans

The striped top is kind of short, so I layered it over a black tank.

black bomber, olive jeans, tibi booties

tibi booties

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Bomber :: Fashion Nova

Top :: Robert Rodriguez (old; similar here) over Forever 21 tank top

Jeans :: Love, Fire (similar here)

Shoes :: Tibi (similar here)

Bag :: Givenchy

thanksgivingdinner
The first Thanksgiving dinner of the night.


MANGCHI FAN JACKET: PATCHED PINK BOMBER

Hi!

I just spent a few days in San Francisco and Portland. It was a great time…I was able to have drinks and a delicious dinner with my bff Miki at Coqueta restaurant in SF (where she bartends and makes the best drinks!) and also catch two live shows of the insane punk/hiphop/balladic band, Mangchi.

My boyfriend Eddie is the DJ/producer of the band and I adore all the other members of Mangchi, so it was awesome spending time with them and seeing them live. And since I’m their #1 fan (well, maybe #2 after Arthur) I decided to transform my plain pink bomber jacket into a Mangchi fan jacket simply by applying some iron-on patches.

pink bomber jacket wit patches

mangchi band patches
Eddie got me a bunch of these rad (and rare!) Mangchi patches. I believe they were all designed by David. The bunny looks the dopest on the pink jacket.

pink bomber with patches

pink bomber jacket with patches
I spent a lot of time thinking about where I wanted to place each patch, and overall I’m very happy with the placement!
pink bomber jacket with patches
Elbow patch is key. And I love how my metallic Defuria bag pairs with the pink.

Iron-on patches are awesome, but I had a hard time getting the glue to adhere to the polyester. Probably would have been no problem on a cotton tee or hoodie, but the jacket just didn’t take it well. I was also afraid to hold the iron over the patch too long because I was afraid the material might burn.

pink bomber jacket with patches safety pin
I’m terrible at sewing, so I used safety pins to keep the loose patches in place. That’s how we did it in my punk rock teenage days anyway. Some things never change.
david choe tshirt
I layered a Forever 21 flannel over a super cute David Choe graphic tee.
nike sb janoski max womens
My current fave kicks: Women’s Nike Janoski Max. Impossible to find in my size (5.5), even on the Nike site or at the Nike Company Store which we shopped during our time in Portland.

Thanks so much for reading!

Jacket :: Fashion Nova (I have three bombers from them and I love them all!)

Flannel :: Forever 21 (similar)

Tee :: Huge thanks to Upper Playground 

Jeans :: Frame Denim (I live in these jeans)

Shoes :: Nike

Bag :: Hugs and thanks to Defuria

And biggest thanks to Mangchi! See them live on their final West Coast tour, happening NOW!

pinkbombermangchi
Upcoming tour dates: 11/8 – SALT LAKE CITY UT @ KILBY COURT * 11/10 – DENVER CO @ LOST LAKE LOUNGE * 11/11 – SANTA FE NM @ MEOW WOLF * 11/13 – PHOENIX AZ @ LAST EXIT LIVE * 11/14 – SAN DIEGO CA @ BLONDE BAR * 11/16 – LOS ANGELES CA @ LOS GLOBOS * * = W/ KID KOALA :: FREE SHIT AT EVERY SHOW :: IF YOU MISS THIS YOU’LL REGRET IT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. :: THERE HAS NEVER BEEN AND WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER TOUR LIKE THIS AGAIN. :: YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED WITH PEACE AND LOVE.


HALLOWEEN: DEVIL IN A RED CAPE DRESS

Hello! I know, it’s been forever since I last posted an outfit on the blog. Ever since my KonMari closet cleanout (see last post), I’ve really minimized my shopping and accumulation of stuff and new outfits. Yay.

And if you follow my IG you’ve probably caught me lounging in a lot of casual gear this Fall…old skate tees, hoodies, and ripped jeans have been my staple!

But today I’m bringing you a minimal effort Halloween look. I love costume headbands (eg, cat ears, bunny ears, devil horns) because they are the easiest last-minute Halloween costume solution. I’m all about that.

devil costume forever 21 red cape dress
I threw on my devil horns and this gorgeous dramatic red cape dress from Forever 21. Costume done.

forever 21 red cape dress and red chloe drew bag

forever 21 red cape dress

forever 21 red cape dress
This dress has an easy side zipper and fun cape.

forever 21 red cape dress and red chloe drew bag

I probably could have adapted this cape dress for a superhero look as well!

steve madden stecy nude heels

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all have a happy, fun, and safe Halloween!

Dress :: Forever 21

Bag :: Chloe (budget-savvy option here)

Shoes :: Steve Madden


KonMari CLOSET CLEANOUT: COLD SHOULDER PLAID AND RIPPED JEANS

Hi and Happy Fall!

I’m finally getting around to posting this outfit. I wasn’t sure whether I was even going to share the details on this OOTD after posting on IG, but there’s actually a little story that goes along with this top (that I mined from the depths of my closet), so I thought I’d post.

plaid open shoulder top ripped jeans outfit

I found this cold shoulder top while undertaking a major closet purge and overhaul. Eddie and his coworkers have been talking about a very popular book called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. It is a book written by Japanese organization and tidying expert, Marie Kondo, and explains how eliminating clutter and having a place for every item in your home can essentially improve your quality of life. So I took her advice and started my decluttering marathon, starting with clothing.

tidyingupbook

Kondo says you should discard any piece of clothing that does not “spark joy.” Hold the shirt in your hands, and see if it makes you feel happy. I ended up placing items that I thought were cute (but didn’t spark joy) into the garbage bag. I found so much clothes that I never wore for whatever reason (maybe I was saving it until I got my abs back). And soon enough I had two large garbage bags full of clothes and wayyyy more closet space.

Marie Kondo also has a special method of folding clothes which you can see on YouTube. I folded my tanks and shorts the KonMari way and love how much more I can store in a drawer.

So I found this plaid top while cleaning out my closet. It had been hanging around for over a year and never worn. It sounds like a no brainer–throw it away if you haven’t worn it–but when I saw it, I think I felt a little sparkle of joy!

plaid open shoulder top ripped jeans outfit

plaid open shoulder top ripped jeans outfit

I love the front-tie design. I had to pair it with distressed high-waisted jeans because it looked terrible with low-rise ones!

chloe marcie medium flap
My new (to me) Chloe Marcie Medium Flap.
red vans boat shoes zapato del barco
Dug these shoes up from out of the closet too. So old and rarely worn. They worked for this OOTD, but not sure they really spark much joy.

I highly recommend this book! My closet is so much more organized and roomy. And everything I see hanging makes me feel happy. I’ve also moved on to decluttering my kitchen, which truly is life changing.

Thanks for reading! Please comment if you have read this book!

Book :: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Top :: Mine (old; similar here)

Jeans :: Fashion Nova

Shoes :: Vans

Bag :: Chloe (current style)


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