Monday, September 15, 2014

BTS: Fall Shoe Closet

Fall and Los Angeles are not two words people often mentally associate. In fact, a Los Angeles Autumn does not hold true to the word in any way. Rather, for the most part the leaves stay on trees and festive Thanksgiving hued leaf piles are thing left for holiday movies. Not to mention, the month of September usually idles around a scorching 85 degrees. That being said, there will certainly be no knee high boots to be seen for a good month or two, leaving transition pieces the only safe bet. 

Now, I'm most definitely not a "buy a new wardrobe every season" type of gal, but it's always helpful to reserve a few pieces for those awkward transition periods. (You know what I'm talking about *cough cough* February and September) So, here are the shoes I have selected to wear this coming fall. Simple, chic silhouettes and probably too much black, but they're neither too summery nor too warm. 


top photo (L-R): Dolce & Gabanna sandals, Tory Burch smoking flats, Theyskens' Theory flats

middle photo (L-R): Topshop heels, Ralph Lauren boat shoes, vintage Miu Miu moccasins 

 bottom photo: Pour la Victoire menswear dress shoes

Monday, September 8, 2014

To Turban or Not to Turban?

Hey, bandits! 

I hope you all have had a spectacular summer! Unfortunately, the time has come for us to return to the real world. And by real world, I mean the dreaded application process. (Just as forewarning, my blog posts most likely will be a bit sporadic in the coming weeks.)But, before personal statements are due, and interviews begin, there's still enough time to grab your bedazzled birkenstocks and velvet turbans for a sunny afternoon. 
I've always been rather hesitant about jumping on the turban boat and, if I'm being honest with you, I definitely did not think I could ever- EVER- pull off a turban.  It wasn't until I saw a beautiful woman rocking the most wonderful black turban while at Balthazar NY that I decided to join the club. Consider me an avid fan. Paired with fitted jeans and chunky statement shoes, an Art Deco look is given the perfect modern twist. 

Happy Monday!

Flowers shirt, H&M jeans, Zara sandals, Leith turban, bracelets by Monica Vinader and Fred Segal