outfits

MESSY MAXIMALIST//MORE IS MORE

In this brief video I discuss the "look" I've been exploring lately: Messy Maximalism. It gets a lot of stares, but overall - I'm digging the idea of having a visually noisy look that is somehow cohesive. Watch the video to dig deeper and check out the shopping recs below to duplicate the #lewk for yourself! 

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SHOP STATEMENT SANDALS

SHOP FLORAL TOPS

SHOP DENIM SHORTS

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GETTING DRESSED WITH VB//BETTER BASICS VIDEO

People have asked on Instagram (and in life) how I choose my basics, because although they serve a utilitarian purpose, they AREN'T basic at all. In fact, my motto is never to buy something that "just works" EVER.

This video tackled the: TRENCH COAT, FIELD JACKET and BLACK BLAZER. If you haven't watched, here it is!

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SHOP BETTER FIELD JACKETS

SHOP BETTER BLACK BLAZERS

GETTING DRESSED WITH VB//MEN'S LEATHER SHORTS LOOK

The reaction to the first video of Getting Dressed was overwhelming! I'm happy to keep making them as long as you keep wanting them and actual work doesn't get in the way. I'm a producer first and a style lover second. A girl's gotta' eat! 

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SHOPPING RECS FROM VIDEO #2

Shop Kimono coats!

Shop Leather shorts!

shop cropped sweaters

Shop high heel mules

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. 

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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:

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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? 

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

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OUTFIT// DRESS UP DRESS DOWN

Not too dressy, not too casual, juuuuuuuusssssst right. That's the goal. 

Full look: 

What you see here is a dressy ALC button up shirt, worn with men's leather shorts, an Isabel Marant vest, Gianvito Rossi heels and YES a bolo! 

First the shirt: meant to be worn dressy (trousers, pencil skirt) on it's own the shirt is a little too serious and begs to be worn with personality or run the risk of being stiff. But it's beautifully made! 

Giving the shirt "personality" with this bolo. Why do bolos get such a bad wrap? I'm definitely advocating for the "step children" of the wardrobe: vests, bolos ...

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SHOP BOLOS

The vest:  Isabel Marant giving you strong shoulder + Japanese kimono + futuristic vibes. 

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Not really what you might reach for to wear with this shirt but the look needs energy and structure, no? 

SHOP OTHER STYLISH VESTS