LookBook: Spring Transition

chelshoot2-4In San Diego, transitioning from winter to spring isn’t as extreme as most places (I’m looking at you, New York!) but there are a few things I look forward to still.  I move my heavier coats into the garage and dig through my shorts to remind myself and my white legs what I own.  I’ve come to embrace my paleness and don’t bother with sunless tanners anymore.  I get tempted by the latest greatest sunless tanners on the market but I’ve never found one that looks quite right.  Oh well!!  I’m still taking these pale legs out!  My favorite way to transition into spring/summer is to wear shorts with a sweater or jacket.  It’s a comfy easy way to layer for the cool evenings.

P.S.- I found this rad Chanel bag at a consignment store here in San Diego.  I basically fell on the floor when I found it.  My momma taught me never to pay full price for anything (not that buying a Chanel 2.55 full price was ever an option)!  Try checking out online consigners like Shop-Hers or TheRealReal to score your designer deal.

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Denim Jacket: Vince (Similar), Tee: J.Crew, Shorts: Zara (Similar), Sandals: Stuart Weitzman (Similar), Necklace: Eddie Borgo, Sunglass: Ray-Ban ‘Clubmaster’, Bag: Chanel (via Consignment)

Photos by @Corneliusj_photo

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LookBook: Plaid and Perfume

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Normally I’m the most girly of all girly girls but sometimes I just need a comfy top and denim type of day.  Scored this ridiculously soft Bella Dahl top at the Bloomingdale’s friends and family sale.  It’s so soft it’s like daytime appropriate pajamas!  The high side slit gives it a little more of a sexy vibe than its “I borrowed this from my boyfriend” counterparts.  If you aren’t being ironic by pairing your plaid shirt with a fluffy skirt or sparkles than distressed denim is just an easy “Do”.

This perfume bottle purse is just too fun for words.  We spotted this gem walking home from dinner one night and I had to go back and get it the next morning!  It was at one of my favorite vintage and novelty shops in San Diego called Bad Madge.  It’s a fantastic destination for unique gifts and really really cool vintage pieces.

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Top: Bella Dahl, Jeans: Paige Verdugo ‘Carmen’ (Similar), Shoes: LuLu’s “Fay 1 Lemon Sandals’, Perfume Bottle Purse: via Bad Madge (Similar), Bracelet: House of Harlow ‘1960 Tessallation Cuff’

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Silver Pointed-Toe Flats & an Oversize Coat

DSC_0074Sometimes a girl just wants a little comfort.  It was my mom’s birthday last week and she came down to San Diego for a little thrifting, wine tasting, and celebrations.  That meant lots of walking and plenty of different scenarios.  I mean, I don’t exactly want to wear Givenchy heels to the thrift store but I also wanted to feel chic for my favorite wine pub, The Rose.  Some metallic flats and an oversize coat fit the bill perfectly.  

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Jacket: Burberry (Similar here), Sweater: Forever 21, Jeans: Paige, Shoes: Elorie (via Gilt.com), Ring: Samantha Wills, Sunglasses: Fossil

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Thunder

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Jackets with contrasting sleeves are simply everywhere right now.  They make every outfit look like you’re an expert at that ever so chic winter layers look.  I paired this fun denim and terry cloth Gilt.com find with a few more layers.  There’s a simple white tank and a thunderbolt tunic under there too!  I can’t help but reiterate my love of vintage here (again… sorry!) by topping off this look with a pair of beat up vintage Coach boots.  They’re so deliciously soft now that I’ll wear these babies until they fall apart!

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Black leggings

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Jacket: Renvy (via Gilt.com), Top: Target, Leggings: Vivacity Sportswear, Boots: Coach (Vintage via BadgeMadge)

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Denim on Denim Look

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I love a good denim on denim look. It’s totally comfortable and really easy to pull off!  How I like to wear denim on denim is to choose one dark version and one lighter version.  With all that denim going on, I feel a little like I could be working on a ranch as a chic cowgirl!  So to glamour it up a little bit, I wear it with some sparkly vintage crystal earrings and a necklace from my grandma.  I’m also wearing a lacy bandeau underneath so I unbuttoned the top an extra button.  Of course I like to top it off with some amazing shiny red heels and lips!  Can you tell I’m into red at the moment?

Tip:  Wear the darker version where you are largest for a slimming effect.  I wear mine on the bottom since I am quite “hippy.”

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Brian Atwood Patent Leather Red Heels

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Top: Zara (Similar), Jeans: J Brand, Shoes: Brain Atwood (via shop-hers.com), Earrings: vintage (via Bad Madge & Co.)

The Beaded Day Skirt

Beaded Skirt Day StyleWhy should beads and sparkles be reserved for the night?  Why doesn’t the day get to have any fun?  I vote we all start wearing pieces originally reserved for happy hours and nights on the town out in the daylight!  Hear Hear!!

I love all my sparkly intricate pieces but they often just sit in my closet unworn.  It doesn’t make sense though because these pretty gems could easily be styled down a bit and worn wherever you darn well please!  I toned down the beadwork on this Zara skirt by adding a simple shaped Brian Lichtenberg ‘Homies’ T-shirt and a light denim Zara shirt.  Since the skirt has enough bling on its own, I kept accessories simple with just a few basic silver rings.  Carpe Diem, you beautiful skirt!!

Isn't the beadwork on this skirt simply gorgeous?

Isn’t the beadwork on this skirt simply gorgeous?

Denim Shirt:  Zara, T-shirt: Brian Lichtenberg   Skirt: Zara (No longer available.  Similar style here)