Every closet needs a little black sweater dress. Easy to wear, and limitless possibilities when it comes to accessorizing.
It is hard to keep up a blog when you no longer have an on-site photographer. That seriously made everything SO much easier. (Big thanks to my old photographer, you know who you are…)
When I look back at 2014, I realized I had some friggen BAD ASS ensembles I threw together. I also had some BAD ASS photographers capture my photo. Although these photos weren’t taken for the purposes of posting them to my blog, I wanted to post some of my favorite outfits, looks and photos from my 2014.
I don’t JUST “get dressed…” I create ART!
Halloween 2014 brought on one of the best costumes I have ever pulled together. Miss Cruella De Vil, a classic Disney villain that utilizes one of my favorite color palettes!
Naturally, with my insatiable love for all things glamour, I had to make Cruella my own… Now it just so happened that we had this funky, polka dotted Isabel De Pedro dress on sale at work, and so I was able to work it into my own glamorous rendition of the psychotic dalmatian puppy murderess, Miss DeVil.
I wore the entire ensemble to work at Fred Segal and was heavily applauded for my artistry. On my break I strolled through downtown Santa Monica and the masses just loved it. I had cars drive by and yell, “Cruelllllaaaaaaa!” and lots of people ask for photos. It felt amazing!
Dress: Isabel De Pedro
Shoes: Michael Kors
Who doesn’t LOVE a gorgeous fascinator?! I mean, is there any fashion accessory out there that is more fun and unique than a fascinator? Hell no there isn’t. With all kinds of different shapes, textures, colors and beauty it’s hard not to put one on every day.
This post features an absolutely STUNNING head piece from Vivo Masks. Vivo Masks specializes in beautiful masquerade masks, gorgeous fascinators, and even a few top hats. Because everyone needs at least one top hat in their wardrobe.
To my delight, this fascinator arrived in a beautiful hat box! For having so many hats, it is a bit shocking that I’ve never owned a proper hat box before…
Shooting this hat was a lot of fun just because it requires some major dress up play time. As we all know, dress up is my favorite! Thanks again to Vivo Masks for the beautiful headpiece!
Dress is from Nordstrom Rack
Shawl is from a $1 box at a thrift store
Hat is from Vivo Masks
Shoes are Jeffrey Campbell
Belt is Anna Klein
Photos shot by Damon Holm
Yes, I am the weirdo in the bathroom that when you walk in, I’m standing in front of the mirror taking selfies. Of course once you burst in, I quickly lower my camera and turn my body to pretend I wasn’t just taking 20 pictures of myself. We’ve all been there. We’ve either been THAT girl/boy, or we’ve witnessed THAT girl/boy.
I take a photo of my outfit every day at work, so here I am being THAT girl.
…and there you have it. My work uniform is whatever my little fashionista heart desires. I hope to make “Uniform Freedom” a regular installment on my blog, featuring five outfits from recent days. What is your favorite outfit?
When I was in high school, I was soooooo punk rock. Also known as a poser. Because all punk kids are posers. That’s just the way it goes. Along with going to local shows, being rebellious, wearing plaid and Doc Martens, came calling everyone else a poser. It’s quite funny actually.
Really I just had a punk attitude and was into a few punk bands. I very much enjoyed the punk uniform of plaids, leather, spikes, chains, patches, etc. I sported the punk uniform during my last few years of school and then let if fade away. However I still love the look and I still love those same punk bands I loved years ago.
I was recently selling some clothes at Wasteland when I spotted what appeared to be a sweet ass vintage band t-shirt. I dropped everything I was doing to take a peek at this shirt that had just hit the sales floor…… A vintage Dead Kennedy’s t-shirt. AND it smelled good. SCORE! Not only do I adore the dark, eerie and rambunctious sound of the Dead Kennedy’s, but here I found a perfectly softened, old school vintage t-shirt with their political propaganda inked all over it.
To complete my grungy punk look is the same leather bondage belt I rocked about a decade ago, a subtle plaid print on my jeans and of course a flannel knotted around the waist. As you all know, I almost always have to add in some glamour to whatever style I’m rockin, so in comes the teased hair, the shiny accessories and my fringed bag. The diamond shaped bangle is by Vinca, an awesome jewelry company based here in the USA. It is such a cool bracelet, made of laser cut wood!
Even though I have grown out of the every day “punk rock” look, the punk rock attitude will always remain in my heart and will bloom through my modern style on occasion.
Boots: Dolce Vita
Bag: Lost and Found
Wooden bangle: VINCA
All black everything… it’s a great look. It really never fails. Perhaps I should be living in New York? Pfffft, no way, it’s too damn cold in NY.
This particular outfit incorporates some goth, and my favorite comic book character of all time– Catwoman. I don’t know, I just feel a little Catwomanly in this ensemble. I think its probably those heeled boots I have on… WHICH I found at Ross for $20 btw!!! Yessssss.
But seriously, the white hair, the red lips and nails and the silver accents just look so fierce altogether. How bout those accessories huh? You’ve seen a lot of these pieces in other posts, however my bad ass crow necklace is totes new to this blog. The necklace is done by Vinca jewelry and it’s all made here in the USA (yesss!) I picked up a couple of fabulous pieces from Vinca but the crows are my absolute favorite.
I mean, what a weird necklace. Crows? A lil’ Alfred Hitchcock piece perhaps? I ran over a crow once. It was the worst. I felt its skull pop under my tire. I cried for at least 8 minutes. It was terrible. But forgive me, this isn’t a roadkill blog.
So yeah, I LOVE the absurdity of those shiny black crows gliding over my collarbones making everyone think twice about what the piece means or where it came from. The necklace has got that unique edge that I just love… Thanks for the creativity Vinca!
Also thanks goes out to my photographer of the day, Cooper Griggs. He was kind enough to snap these shots and make them beautiful for me! Thanks Coop!
Jacket: Tripp NYC
Pants: SOLD Design Lab
Boots: ??? I dunno I got those babies at Ross
Necklace: Vinca Jewelry