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.

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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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.
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I layered a Forever 21 flannel over a super cute David Choe graphic tee.
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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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My new (to me) Chloe Marcie Medium Flap.
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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)


DARK GREEN FLORAL CHALLIS DRESS c/o MakeMeChic

Hello! I hope you’re having a great week so far!

I’m transitioning into Fall with another piece from Make Me Chic. I chose this dark green challis dress because I love the colors and I like that it is long-sleeved.

makemechic dark green challis floral dress

The weather is still pretty warm in LA, so I also like the short length of the skirt.

makemechic dark green challis floral dress

makemechic dark green challis floral dress
The hem goes up at the thigh, kind of like a shirt dress.

makemechic dark green challis floral dress

The top part of the dress fit a bit loose on me. It would probably be just right for ladies with bigger chests or more muscular upper bodies. Not sure if you can see it, but there’s a tie-belt too, which helped cinch the material at the waist for a more flattering fit.

makemechic dark green challis floral dress

makemechic dark green challis floral dress

Love when dresses come with lining, especially affordable, fast-fashionwear!

green rag and bone newbury booties
My trusty booties that you’ll see me wear a lot.

Thanks for stopping by! And thanks to Anna and Make Me Chic for dressing me up today!

Dress :: c/o Make Me Chic

Boots :: Rag and Bone (terrific pre-owned deals!)


PLAYFULLY CASUAL: BLACK OVERALLS SHORTS

Summer has unofficially ended, so here’s my last hot-weather outfit hurrah…

I haven’t worn overalls since those floral print ones were in during my junior high years. But I’m glad they made another comeback into my life since I love how youthfully playful they look.

black overalls shorts outfit

black overalls shorts outfit

I went super simple with a gray tee, but I’ve been loving all the overalls + stripes looks that I have been seeing around lately. I think tops with flared or bell sleeves would look cute too, and of course crop tops.

black overalls shorts outfit

Sorry for the hazy pics, snapped these photos while caught in the rays of light…

black overalls shorts outfit

black overalls shorts outfit

black overalls shorts outfit

Added a crochet belt for some texture. An extra step during ladies’ room breaks, but worth the effort.

black overalls shorts outfit + chloe paraty

white adidas superstar

Thanks so much for stopping in!

Overalls :: Threads For Thought (similar here)

T-shirt :: Abound

Shoes :: Adidas

Bag :: Chloe
(I think the Paraty bag has been discontinued. Bummer…such a perfect everyday bag! Let me know if you have any intel on this.)


MULTICOLOR PATCHWORK TIE WAIST SHIFT DRESS c/o MakeMeChic

Hello! And long time no post. Sorry about the MIA blog status…I was super busy with a work trip to Hong Kong. Hong Kong was beautiful, and I actually shot an outfit while I was there…but the pics didn’t turn out that great so no HK outfit post. 🙁

But today I have a special collaboration with MakeMeChic to share with you.

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I received this multicolor patchwork dress from MakeMeChic, a SheIn sister site, and fell in love with the colors as well as its unique shape.

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The high-low hemline and the short length in the front is perfect for my height (5’1″). And heels.

makemechic Multicolor Patchwork Tie Waist Dip Hem Shift Dress

makemechic Multicolor Patchwork Tie Waist Dip Hem Shift Dress

Eddie says it looks like I’m wearing a superhero costume because the low hemline looks like a cape. I love the dramatic look…it’s what makes the dress special.

makemechic Multicolor Patchwork Tie Waist Dip Hem Shift Dress

The tie at the waist gives the shift dress a cute, flattering fit and adds pleated details. Before I tied the belt it looked like I was wearing a smock or a mumu. Once I tied it though–it was total cuteness.

makemechic Multicolor Patchwork Tie Waist Dip Hem Shift Dress
Love the gathered pleats and the color combo!

This dress is true to size (I’m wearing XS) and the quality of the material is quite good. You wouldn’t believe the dress costs less than $14!

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I added sparkle with my Dainty Wrist leather wrap bracelet, which is a perfect fit for my tiny wrist!

steve madden stecy nude heels

Thank you so much for reading and for checking in with me especially after my blog break!

Special thanks to MakeMeChic for letting me share this adorable dress with you!

Dress :: MakeMeChic (Hurry, only $13.90!)

Shoes :: Steve Madden

Bag :: Chloe (super affordable dupe here)

Bracelet :: c/o Dainty Wrist Jewelry

Watch :: Michael Kors (similar)

Shades :: Miu Miu

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A selfie I took in Hong Kong.

 

 


SUMMER SUEDE SHIFT DRESS

Hey, here I am again with some more fabric that normally wouldn’t be considered summer friendly. Suede in summer?

faux suede dress

Suede definitely isn’t a summertime go-to, but I really didn’t want to wait for Fall to wear this dress. And since it’s faux suede, and it’s a bit lighter than genuine soft leather, I thought I’d give it a try.

And it was just fine. 🙂

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I paired the dress with sandals, but I think when the weather gets cooler I could wear it with some over-the-knee boots.

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I’m normally not a fan of dresses that have a drop-waist kind of seam, but this one actually worked out for me.

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dolce vita ghillie
The most comfortable sandals.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Dress :: Papercrane (similar here and here)

Shoes :: Dolce Vita

Bag :: Chloe  (budget-savvy dupe here)

Sunglasses :: Tom Ford


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