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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

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

OUTFIT// EXTRA TRANSITIONAL

If you've been on the 'gram - you've seen ALL of LA post "Fall-ish" photos because somehow the weather is under 75 degrees. But let's keep it real, although it's 50 something in the morning and 48 something at night, it still gets up to 69 dog-gone degrees at 2PM, so....

Crazy dressing ensues!

What you see here is as transitional/schizophrenic as dressing gets without looking MESSY. This is an Alexander Wang cropped sweater worn with leather shorts, a kimono style cardigan and ye ol Gianvito Rossi pumps. 

First the sweater and shorts. Is there anything less practical than a sweater (meant to keep you warm) being cropped? But do we care? NOPE! In fact when the goal is to be warm enough but not too damn warm, this puppy does the trick! 

READY FOR A CROPPED SWEATER? ALL PRICE RANGES HERE!

These are my favorite leather shorts - they're from a Japanese men's brand (you know me honey, shopping in the men's dept) AGAIN this is a transitional piece... why? Leather shorts are too hot for the summer, yet they're shorts so kinda' not right for the Fall/Winter. 

So right tho'!

KILLER LEATHER SHORTS FOR ALL BUDGETS

The kimono style cardigan - very warm and goes on and off throughout temperature changes. 

Pattern play anyone? Oowwww!!

KIMONO COAT OPTIONS FOR EVERYONE!

CAGED PUMPS

Super transitional flow!!!!!! What say you?