Wear of the Week: Boom + Leather Vest

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Although we live close to the coast in a laid back Southern California town, I frequently like to channel an urban vibe for my ensemble.  There is something uber chic about wearing all black, accenting with leather, and accessorizing with bold accessories and sequins.  It makes me feel I am in the bustling streets of NYC instead of 20 yards from the ocean in a quaint downtown.

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This is exactly what I was going for in the final Wear of the Week look.  I layered the Boom sweatshirt with a vegan leather vest (one of the most versatile pieces I have in my closet for fall), red pants (they’re ba-a-a-ck), black leather boots and oversized hoop earrings.

Am I in Malibu or Manhattan?  You would never know.

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Top {Target}, Pants {Zara, similar here and here}, Vest {Sanctuary, first seen here}, Boots {Tory Burch}, Sunnies {Target}

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Wear of the Week: Red Denim + Color Block

ImageA bold and unexpected way to sport our Wear of the Week is to pair it with another color.  It is two trends in one: color blocking and red denim.  I love how mustard yellow and red foil each other and are both complimentary yet contrasting.ImageTo add another dimension and some spunk, I paired it with a vegan leather vest and leopard wedge booties.ImageImageThis is also a great transitional outfit to fall.  The short sleeves and open toed shoes allow for for some air but the colors and trends reflect fall fashion.Image

How are you beating the heat but embracing fall styles?

Vest {Sanctuary}, T-Shirt {Target}, Denim {Zara, similar here and here}, Booties {UGG}, Sunnies {Target}, Bracelets {Charming Charlie’s}.

Case of the Mondays: The Casual Office

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Today’s Case of the Mondays is for all you lucky gals who have a caj (short for casual) work environment.  When jeans are permitted in your office, it is best to smarten them up to avoid looking too blasé.  And who better to gather inspiration from than Reese Witherspoon?  She is the epitome of J. Crew fabulousness in the way she can make a pair of jeans look suitable for any occasion. Continue reading