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OUTFIT// POTATO SACK CHIC

What are you gonna' do - sometimes the potato sack dress is the one you want to wear, no? Just me? Anyhow. 

What you're looking at is an Acne Studios dress. Yes, it's chambray and insanely comfortable. 

IF you're under 5'7 and picking a dress with this shape - keep in mind, you have to go with something with great design elements, so it doesn't look like a mumu. Check out the details on the back and sides.  

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Gave it some "shape" by hiking it up a bit and let the extra fabric fall over. 

Frayed hem = interesting. 

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Over it, a shrunken denim jacket - in the same color way. 

You know we love a good monochrome moment.  

Simple blue bangle to up the blue-ness. That is a technical term of course. 

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OUTFIT// MOUNTAIN WEAR EVERYWHERE

What can I say? I was in Colorado last weekend for the Telluride Film fest - where we watch up to 5 movies a day. On this day I miraculously had a break. Break = impromptu hike. Impromptu hike = wear what's on your back. Wear what's on your back = street clothes. 

So don't judge me!

Full look: blue jeans (gag, what? Yes, I own 1 pair) Alexander Wang tee, air max 1s and a quilted jacket.

Thank goodness for quilted jackets! I used to think they were for cooky old ladies. They've either gotten cooler (thank you Isabel Marant et al) or I have become a cooky old lady. Whatever. 

This one is particularly cool because of the cropped + asian water color painting floral print + indigo piping. FRESH! 

Picking up the pink from the jacket in the rose gold kicks. As per... 

Let's go that-a-way. 

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PHILOSOPHY ON PERSONAL STYLE

Obvious fact: People perceive things about you, (whether you like it or not) based on how you present yourself. This is NOT about whether people should judge you on your taste. We all know judging ain't nice.

I'm talking about the basics - what you put on your back "says" something about you. For better or worse. 

My philosophy: when it comes to personal style, the most important thing is to have a perspective and then ask yourself if the clothes you're wearing communicate it or not.

IF you're a person who enjoys travel and learning about new cultures, how will I know that about you? You get the point.  

It's not about getting crazy or being too literal - it's just about perspective and taking the opportunity when you get dressed, to honor it. 

Today, I was "adventurous, bold, comfortable in her own skin girl"

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The look sans jacket: APC men's camo shirt and vintage shorts. 

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With the wind breaker...

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Pattern play in full effect.

3 prints aren't enough? Add some leopard! Side note: slip-ons worn as slides, cause I'm lazy like that.

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@arrowtheheeler giving you full African beaded glory with his collar.

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BEACHY IN THE CITY

Taking a piece meant for the beach and wearing it in the city... without looking like a jackass? Maaayyybeee. But you be the judge!  Here's the full look.

What you see here is a Lem Lem swimsuit cover up made wearable by sneaking a dress underneath it for coverage. Very sneaky.

See it? 

We're not at the beach after all - so bring on the moto jacket baby! 

Taking color cues from the single orange stripe in the dress and kicking it on up a notch with the shoes. 

Taking the "beach meets city" theme into accessory land and did this... feather whimsy + iPod charm. 

Remember old iPods? Righhttt.

WEARING

Lem Lem cover up | American Apparel under dress | Proenza Schouler heels | Isabel Marant feather necklace and jacket

SPRING LEATHER - WRINKLES SHMRINKLES

Listen pal, sometimes I don't want to steam my shirt. On those days, I make the accidental wrinkles in my clothes "the theme" for the entire look and it turns an accident into a happy accident. Huh? What? Yes.  

Full look:

This James Perse  men's t-shirt was wrinkled beyond recognition this morning. But I'm lazy, baby. ON IT GOES! I might make the wrinkles MORE deliberate by smooshing the sleeves up. 

Then, for good measure (and good design) here come the relaxed fit pants, with wrinkles built in. See what I did there?  Accidental wrinkles paired with intentional wrinkles, make it a look.

Ahhh, the good ol' "I'm tyring to look effortless like I give zero (shi*ts) but I really do, though" pants. This particular pair are yummy, because they are LEATHER. Hallelujah for spring leather!

Now, for the pulled together parts to bring my look from shlub to HUB (a-huba-huba): fierce, architectural heels.

Black moto jacket. 

And now - the adornments. Who's layering necklaces? What you see here is a silver chain mail necklace, under a vintage Indian piece, surrounded by a faux bone feather necklace. 

All colors in the same family, all blending. 

Do any of you try similar tactics? 

WEARING

James Perse tee | Current Elliott leather pants | Alexander Wang heels | Isabel Marant jacket (similar Zara)

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