denim

OUTIFT//LAB COAT STYLEE

It is 106 degrees outside. I accept heat over cold. I find it therapeutic, but something has got to give - meaning the fewer clothes the better.

Short shorts, duh. Gauzy top, duh. Open toe sandal, no-duh. Mini dress used as "lab coat-esque" cover up? Not so duh. But Duh.  (The heat has also melted my brain) 

Behold, the elements...

Ye' old gauzy top sloppy tucked into ye ole' denim short. 

SHOP THE SHORTS!

SHOP MUSCLE TEES

This is an old Alexander Wang dress bought on super sale, that I keep using as a layering piece. Check the sheer paneling and architectural sleeve. 

Worn all the way open like a lab coat. Some coverage, yes! Flowing in the wind when I walk, yes! 

GET A SHIRT DRESS!

Isabel Marant heels also on sale - I'm already wearing these into the ground. Check the POM POMS! A million yesssssssss

SO MANY SEXY TASSEL HEELS ON THE MARKET!

OUTFIT// HIGH IMPACT FLEA MARKET FINDS

What can I say? It's all about the jacket. Good basics + high style jacket = easy dressing, no? 

What you see here is ye ol' Iro holey linen tee worn with One Teaspoon Frayed shorts. Truly, nothing to write home about. 

But then... THE JACKET!

SHOP BLACK DENIM FRAYED SHORTS

SHOP LINEN & HOLEY TEES

This is a vintage Afghani embroidered jacket, purchased from the Rose Bowl flea market. Check the shape on this puppy. 

Check the details - poms, tassels, lining... 

This is A LOT of jacket! It's long, it's fabric-y (technical term of course) and it's visually busy. It's definitely not for those who want to shy away! It's a one-stop shop to add IMPACT to a look with very little effort. 

I mean look at this THING. 

SHOP THE JACKETS

Picking up the red accents on the jacket and went with the red crossover sandal... duh!

SHOP CROSSOVER SANDALS

OUTFIT// TOO BIG + TOO SMALL = WHY NOT?

Something weird happened recently. I bought a pair of short jean shorts. Where in the history of life have you seen me in short, shorts? Who is this person?

I'm the one who wears men's shorts. All the time... on purpose. Baggy, Drop-crotched, diaper bootied, over-sized shorts. 

And then, this happened. 

Shop The Shorts! 

Really tho? Me being who I am, tried to hide under a vest which is, you guessed it: 2 sizes too large. This is what it looks like "un-zooshed"

It's supposed to be tied around the waist for a kimono effect, like so:

Shop The Vest!

Pretty fresh... but "too much tuna" (those that know, KNOW) But I've got a bright idea! I'm gonna' take that built in belt, tie it behind me to keep the jacket perma-open in an "effortlessly easy" folded look. 

Here's the knot. You won't see from the back or side and from the front, it'll look good. 

With the knot in place, the vest pretty much stays in this position all day.

The top underneath is an ATM knit piece. Lovely, no? 

Shop The Halter Top!

Ye ol' Celine leopard print espadrilles for a pop o' print. 

Shop The Shoe

THE NEW BASICS

Happy New Year! I've been MIA, yes, because guess what? I have  a day job, a hectic one. The end of 2015 had me prepping for a 9 episode video series and shooting an editorial photo shoot. More on that later. 

You know what happened the ENTIRE time I was shooting? I was wearing the same thing (versions of the same thing) every.single.day.every.day.no.lie.

Here's what it was! 

TOPS

Long sleeve, super body con top. Luxe fabric, killer on. Way better than these pics. My choice ATM. Got it in oatmeal and black. 

On an off day, I would switch out the long sleeve for this attractive halter style knit. Ultra luxe, also from ATM

SHOP THE TOPS! 

 

PANTS

Wore these tops with bad ass jeans in two options: edgy and sexy. My pics, R13 for edgy and Frame denim for sexy. 

REALLY AND TRULY - the gray Frame denim jeans with frayed edges (styled terribly above) are the hottest jeans I own. The hem is cut to make it look like your legs go on for days! 

What can we say about R13, other than the pants above got me "cool points" with the various stylists on my productions. Dunzo. 

SHOP THE JEANS

Shoe Game 

Listen man, when in production I wear sneakers. So it was the Nike Lunerlite DMB jump offs the whole time. On days with "meetings" I flew in the Gianvitto Rossi undeniable mule! 

SHOP THE SHOES, BOO!

THE JACKETS 

Toggled back and forth between an Isabel Marant collarless jacket and an old Gryphon camo bomber jacket. Here's the thing - I think collarless, epaulet-less leather jackets are fresher than their collared, epaulet-ed friends. Here's the jacket I wore in black and this SIIIIICCCCCK cream version. Sheesh!  Check out how I wore the Isabel jacket in a previous post- here!

Check out two looks I've worn with this camo bomber, before you decide it's too much print: Here and Here! 

SHOP THE JACKETS!

Sadly, the Isabel Marant jacket I wear is not avail and neither is this Gryphon bomber.  Here are some other great options. 



OUTFIT// NORMCORE REVISED

Remember when everyone was talking about "normcore"? Meaning it was trendy to wear non-trendy things and to take it to the extra normal extreme? I think the point was to look like you were a middle-aged white man living in Beaverton, Oregon. (Not racist) 

That moment missed me for sure. Who's really gonna wear a fleece vest, cargo shorts and Skechers to make a statement? Anyhow. This is about as normcore as I'm ever gonna' get.

I call this look - everything is wrong, so it's gotta' be right! 

What you see here are super baggy boyfriend jeans worn with a super tight basic long-sleeve top and BOOTLEG Nikes! Awwwwwwe shit. 

Let's address the elephant in the room (or outfit) These kicks are straight outta' Shanghai China, obviously bootlegged, because this shoe has never existed in the history of Nike sneakers. They were gifted to me because apparently, only I have the "gall" to wear such things. 

Check out the janky construction and stitching, but YES these are amazing! 

Your eyes don't deceive you - those stars in the swoosh! 

For the record (Nike, if you're listening) these were a gift. Don't judge me please. Also, they must be worn. 

SHOP OUTLANDISH NIKES

These are not bootleg-but they are wild!

Now for the rest of the so wrong - it's gotta' be right look. An ill-fitting jean, anyone? 

Already a "boyfriend" style, but slung super low on the hips, to make it look more "skater-y" is that a thing? These jeans are actually fantastic! By RTA Denim - with the right kind of distressed details. 

SHOP GREY BOYFRIEND JEANS

And finally - pairing it with a super tight top (only to be worn on the days my tummy is behaving) 

Is it wrinkled? Yes. Super wrong, right? 

SHOP LONG SLEEVE TOPS

So long kids! 

What do you make of this? Leave your thoughts in the comments!