I’ve just went through an entire month of holiday parties, family gatherings and birthdays.  It’s the weekend.  I just want to chill, relax, and watch some football.  No need to get gussied up for beer and ranch dressing, but I don’t need to look like a hobo either.  The middle ground for these relaxing weekends is to dress comfortable, but throw on a pair of statement sneakers or a nice jacket over your t-shirt and jeans.  Comfy but classy.  That’s my kind of weekend vibe.kangthropologie_weekendvibe_IMG_outfit5 kangthropologie_weekendvibe_IMG_7995 kangthropologie_weekendvibe_IMG_7999 kangthropologie_weekendvibe_IMG_7998

I was broke as a joke when I saw this Vince Luxe Short Anorak in White at Nordstrom, but it was love at first sight.  Plus it was on sale at the time, so I knew I had to buy it.  This jacket is EVERYTHING: pockets, hoodie, snap-tab zip cuffs.  It’s very VERY comfortable, and it pretty much goes with everything in my closet.  (At least that’s what I tell myself to make myself feel better about the purchase of yet another outerwear.)  This jacket is now sold out, but you can buy it off Ebay or here’s a similar look, which is currently on sale.kangthropologie_weekendvibe_IMG_7900

This is just a basic Uniqlo Supima Cotton Crewneck Long-Sleeve T-Shirt in Gray.  It’s ultra comfy and I sometimes even wear it to sleep.  It’s thin and fits under most shirts and sweaters.  I’m wearing a size Small for a more loose-fit look.  This shirt is under $15.  I would recommend getting it in all available colors because this will be your go-to tee.kangthropologie_weekendvibe_IMG_8002

These H&M Hi-Waisted Denim were purchased last year and are no longer available.  Here’s a similar look.kangthropologie_weekendvibe_IMG_7993

I got these super cool Material Girl Extra Casual Slip-On Sneakers Exclusive to Macy’s over Christmas, and I’m just madly in love with them.  I wear them with sweats, denim, maxi dresses, and trousers.  They’re metallic gold so they make everything look fancy.  Unfortunately, these are no longer available, but here’s a very similar look that’s also on sale.kangthropologie_weekendvibe_outfit2

Ray-Ban Aviator Classic Sunglasses

Did anyone watch the college championship football game this past Monday?  Who are you cheering for the NFL playoffs?

Thanks for reading and let me know if you have any questions, suggestions or comments.  I make sure to read and respond to all my comments and emails.

Photographed by Kelsey Morris



My closet is literally filled to brim with coats and jacket, which is ironic since I live in LA.  However, I can never pass up a great outerwear, especially when it’s on sale and not already in my closet.  I never want to be that girl who looks at someone else and wish that I was wearing what they were wearing versus what I have on myself.  I don’t want to be the jealous one.  I want everyone else to be green with envy of my outfit, and sometimes that means buying myself another coat.
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I’ve been eyeing this Lioness New York Minute Robe Coat from Nasty Gal since last October.  It’s trench like, it’s robe like, it’s awesome like.  It’s also on sale right now.  I purchased this coat in December when they had the additional 40% off sale on sale, which made this coat a MUST-BUY.

I got this in an XS, and it can get tight on the arms if I wear anything too thick underneath.  This is great for layering over a long-sleeve blouse, but I wouldn’t wear a chunky sweater underneath.  I recently travelled to Dallas, TX with this coat and had to stuff it in my suitcase.  It didn’t get wrinkled and came out perfectly fine when I unpacked my bags.  The fabric is decent for the price I purchased it at, but I would personally recommend that you wait until this coat goes on additional sale or additional markdown before purchasing it.

This coat also comes in the color black and gray, which are also on sale.kangthropologie_greenwithenvy_IMG_7914kangthropologie_greenwithenvy_IMG_7627kangthropologie_greenwithenvy_IMG_7915

I’m wearing an old ZARA Short Sleeve Knit Top (similar look), and an old LFStores faux-leather skirt (similar look).

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ZARA Silver Metallic Pumps (sold out | similar look) /  Gentle Monster Dreamer 01 Sunglasses

This is the last blog post outfit with my hair still long.  I have since chopped off the length of my hair for something more sophisticated and modern.  Stay tuned for the new haircut.  And as always, let me know if you have any questions, suggestions or comments!  Thanks for reading!



It’s that time of the year again.  Holiday work parties.  You’re excited to get sloshed with your co-workers, (including Nancy who has been giving you the stank eye all year), but you’re dreading the idea of what you should wear.  There’s a big difference between dressing up for your friend’s Thanksmas party and your company’s soiree.  Depending on the location and dress code, your best choice is a dress with a nice silhouette.  You want to be conservative enough to get that promotion, but sexy enough that HR has to do a double take.workparty_IMG_6585 workparty_closeupworkparty_IMG_6582 workparty_IMG_6417 workparty_outfit

I am wearing a gorgeous, vintage DVF Tie-Neck Keyhole Wool Dress.  I got this dress a super long time ago when I was still working in the corporate world.  I purchased this dress on sale at Saks and knew that I was going keep it and wear it for as long as I could fit into it.  What I love about this dress is that the wool keeps me warm without having to wear a jacket that would hide the puffiness and detail of the shoulders.  The dress is suppose to hit right above the knee, but since I’m short it hits me right below the knee.  Technically, I should go get this altered, but the extra length gives me more wiggle room to sit and dance without flashing anyone.

The dress ties at the neck and has a big keyhole at the chest to show off my femininity.  This silhouette would be great for someone with curves because the neck-ties cover up just enough of the chest so that you’re not being too ostentatious with your girls, (hint hint, nudge nudge, wink wink).  The dress also has a gathered front that cinches at the waist to show off the curves that you have, or to give the illusion of curves that you don’t have.  Here are similar looks:

DVF China Short Wool Wrap Dress

DVF Emmie Gathered Wool-Jersey Dress (on sale at Net-A-Porter)

DVF Bevina Gathered Stretch-Jersey Dress (on sale at Net-A-Porter)


I’ve worn these Steve Madden Varcityy in Wine Suede heels on the post, LADY IN THE STREET, when I first purchased them at the end of October this year.  Since then, I’ve been breaking in these pumps and wearing it with almost everything I own.  The burgundy, the suede, the d’Orsay style are all the essentials of a great go-to fall shoe.  This style is currently on sale for less than $50 in Nude Suede at Nasty Gal so I would get them before they’re sold out. workparty_IMG_6589

I’m super excited about all the holiday parties because I’ll finally be able to wear the fabulous stuff that I’ve been hiding in my closet for the past year with nowhere to wear them to.  Does anyone else have this problem?

Ray-Ban Aviator Flip Out Sunglasses / Large Pearl Earrings (custom made)

Photographed by Laurie Douglas



It’s officially holiday season time.  Store fronts are covered with snowflakes, lights and signs for pre-Black-Friday sales.  You just received your N-teenth invitation to another #friendsgiving holiday party.  What the eff do you wear so that you stand out in the crowd but not look like a lit-up Christmas tree?  Your savior is the go-to sweater dress.  It can be short, midi or maxi and you will still fit right into the party setting with a glass of wine in hand.holiday_IMG_6132holiday_IMG_6142holiday_IMG_6147

I’m wearing a Club Monaco Off-The-Shoulder Sweater in Ivory that I purchased two years ago.  Because I’m short, I’m able to wear this long sweater as a short dress.  I love how sexy it is even though I’m still covered up and warm.  This sweater can be worn as off-the-shoulder or as a cowl neck.  This versatility gives me options depending on how conservative I want to dress.  Here are similar looks:

ZAFUL Light Grey Off The Shoulder Sweater Dress

Club Monaco Fannah Sweater Dress

Nasty Gal Sonya Off-the-Shoulder Knit Dress


This pair of Quay Australia Invader Shades in Irridescent is exclusive to Nasty Gal.  I love how fun it is to wear, especially with this sweater dress outfit.  I needed something to give this classy look an edge and the sunglasses did just that.  Here’s a similar look that’s on sale.

And finally, the notorious pair of Forever21 Burgundy Modernist Platform Booties that are now sold out…(sigh).  But no worries ladies, here are similar looks:

Steve Madden Amandaa Platform Bootie in Burgundy Leather (on sale at Nordstrom)

Pedro Garcia Red Ankle Boots (on sale at Lyst)

Jessica Simpson Adaway Platform Bootie in Vampire Red Suede (on sale at Nordstrom)

I hope everyone stays safe this Thanksgiving holiday.  Have fun, be merry, and eat lots of yummy food.  Don’t worry, that sweater dress will do a good job hiding that food-comatose-belly.  Would love to know what you have decided to wear to your Friendsgiving parties!

Large Pearl Earrings (my own | custom-made in Shanghai, China)

Photographed by Laurie Douglas



SO, I’m going to start off by first saying that everything in this outfit is no longer available.  (Silence.  Someone coughs.)  You’re now wondering why in the freaking world would a fashion blogger blog about an outfit that is no longer available AND name her post LAST CALL?!  Before you get your panties all in a wad, let me explain and tell the story of the last call items that you see before you.

What we have here ladies are fashionable items that I purchased on last call clearance because they were already past their season, the last size of that item and/or the very last one of that item.  I’m not sure why it’s such a taboo to wear things from previous seasons when staple items like a LBD, long black coat, and grey platform boots are always on trend fall after fall and winter after winter.  Does this outfit look fabulous? Yes.  Does this outfit fit the season?  Yes.  Did this outfit cost me a mere fraction of what I would have spent if I purchased it as soon as it was released? YES!  So start shopping smart!

I am wearing a J. Crew Long Wool Coat with Nautical Buttons.  I got this coat almost a decade ago, and I still remember buying it for $40.  YUP, four-zero dollars.  If you have EVER shopped at J. Crew, you would know that most of their outerwear start at $150 retail price.

So how in the world did I purchase mine for such a ridiculously low price?  By purchasing it in January and waiting for the sale on sale event, which always happens because they’re trying to offload their winter inventory.  I’m an impulse shopper so I can completely understand and sympathize with the shopaholics that are screaming what if they run out of my size or what if they sell out?!  My response is: it happens.  (Silence.  Someone coughs.)  But is it really the end of the world?  Instead you end up finding other stylish items that you didn’t notice before AND that are on super sale.

Here are some similar looks:

GUESS Funnel-Collar Asymmetrical Coat (on sale at Macy’s)

Vince Camuto A-Line Military Walker Coat (on sale at Macy’s)

Rachel Roy Double-Breasted Military Maxi Coat (on sale at Macy’s)


This is a Theyskens’ Theory Kumila Dress that I purchased from Barneys New York about three years ago for 1/3 of it’s original price.  Once again, I purchased it around January/February when all the winter items are purged from the stores.  This beautiful silk knit dress can also be worn into spring because it’s light-weight and very breathable.

Here are similar looks:

Theory Karlyn Dress

Tommy Hilfiger Cowl-Neck Cable-Knit Sweater Dress (on sale at Macy’s)

Marc New York by Andrew Marc Metallic Cable Knit Sweater Dress

Versus Long Sleeve Knit Dress

Acne Studios Jamal L Ribbed Sweater Dress

And lastly, these fabulous Dolce Vita Suede Block-Heel Knee-High Boots in Grey that I got from Free People for under $100 a few years ago.  This was the steal of a lifetime.  I’m sure it was probably a return, but it was the last pair they had in stock and it just happen so to be my size.  It was a purchase sent from above.  They are very comfortable to wear, but the zippers in the back can get a bit rusty if not worn or used in a while.  I just recommend wearing them often so you don’t run into this issue.

Here are similar looks:

Autumn Elegant Stage Lace Up Knee High Knight Block Boots

Dune London Skyler Suede High Heel Knee High Boot

Steve Madden Gorgeous Boots in Grey

This whole outfit may have only costed me $250, and that includes wool outerwear, silk knit dress, and a pair of suede platform boots from very reputable and quality brands.  Is this a last call steal or what?  Thank y’all for reading, and as always, please feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions, suggestions, or feedback!

Ray-Ban Aviator Flip Out Sunglasses

Photographed by Kelsey Morris



I feel like I have been blogging about a lot of cool casual or trendy outfits, but have yet to touch base with the classy lady that’s inside of me.  I go out for a lot of auditions that require me to look more sophisticated and put together, which is probably why I’ve strayed away from it in my real life.  However, I love putting this outfit together.  It’s something I would wear going out on a date or grab a night cap with my girlfriends.  I feel very sexy and stylish in this fall outfit.  

Every female needs a pencil skirt.  It doesn’t matter what your size, shape or religion is, trust me, you can pull off a pencil skirt.  The purpose of a pencil skirt is to flatter the curve of a female figure.  Now I know some of you are saying, but I don’t have any curves or I have too much curve.  Whichever the case, this skirt, with the appropriate stretch and fabric, can help accentuate what your have or don’t have.

This is an Amanda Uprichard Ponte Pencil Skirt that I got on super sale from Neiman Marcus a couple of years ago.  I have grown to really like the stuff from Amanda Uprichard.  It’s fine quality and they’re well priced, especially when they’re on sale.  This style in the color black is sold out, but Revolve currently has it available in the colors Bittersweet and Ivory.


I purchased this Zara Cropped Turtleneck two years ago.  It has been cold and windy in LA and this top is PERFECT for this weather.  Because my pencil skirt is work high-waisted, my cropped turtleneck cuts off perfectly at the waist, which lengthens the look of my legs.  If the top was any higher though it wouldn’t look as classy, and if it was any lower I would be hiding the smallest part of my curve.  Here are some similar looks:

Zara Cropped Sweater

UO Kimchi Blue Lace Trim Cropped Sweater in Black and White (on sale)

UO Kimchi Blue Cozy Mock Neck Sweater

UO Silence + Noise Cassie Turtleneck Sweater

UNIF x UO Fine Gauge Cropped Sweater

These are my favorite heels right now.  I just got these Steve Madden Varsity Stilettos in Wine Suede on sale at Lord & Taylors for under $50.  They are on sale again with an additional 20% off from now until Nov. 11 (see SALES for me details).  I have been blogging about my love for burgundy this fall, and now I have it in the form of these fabulous heels.  You will definitely be seeing me with these sexy heels on throughout this fall.  Here’s a similar look.


I seriously considered chopping off my hair after the photoshoot of this outfit.  I’m still considering it, but I know my agents will be upset if I don’t have headshots to match my new hair ASAP.  Cutting/coloring hair is a bit more costly when you’re an aspiring actress because of all the things that come with changing your “look”.  Long hair makes you more youthful, but an edgy bob will make you more sophisticated and chic.  A woman.  A lady in the street.  I definitely love this look enough to bring it up with them the next time I see them.  What do y’all think?  Should I chop off my hair??  Leave a comment below and and let me know!

J.Crew Earrings (sold out | similar look on sale) / Ray-Ban Aviator Classic Sunglasses

Photographed by Felicia Bade

Hair and Makeup by Felicia Bade



Last night it actually rained in Los Angeles, which brought in this perfect cold chill that made me smile.  Nothing like a little change in temperature to our unwavering sunny weather, and nothing like a little pop of color to add into our monochrome black and white wardrobe.  poppy_volkswagenI found this bright red Marc by Marc Jacobs Big Button Princess Peacoat a very, very long time ago at Neiman Marcus, and knew that I just had to buy it even if it meant going in debt for six months afterwards.  I have taken really great care of it and it has maintained it’s brilliancy and bold color.  I have a love for outerwear, and my friends are always confused as to why I purchase so many coats and jackets while living in LA.  And my only response is that I can wear it out that one time a year when it gets chilly and look fabulous.  Here are some similar looks:

GUESS Double-Breasted Pleasted Peacoat in Rouge (on sale at Macy’s)

Via Spiga Double-Breasted Flare Peacoat in Red (on sale at Macy’s)

MICHAEL Michael Kors Double-Breasted Peacoat in True Red (on sale at Macy’s)

I am wearing a French Connection 3/4 Sleeve Striped Dress to offset the prissiness of the peacoat.  This is not a bodycon dress, and that is precisely the reason why I call this my go-to dress.  I purchased this dress one size up so that I can wear it loose and comfy, (FCUK is known to run small, so I would even consider going up two sizes if you’re unsure of the fit).  It still shows off curves where it needs to when you move, but you don’t have to wear a corset to get into this dress.  It’s my kind of sexy, casual-chic.  Here are some similar styles:

French Connection Starzy Stripe Long Sleeve Dress (on sale)

French Connection French Stripe Cotton Dress (on sale)

French Connection French Stripe Dress (on sale)

And finally, we have the shoes.  These fringe style sandals have been popping up everywhere since the middle of summer and now I finally have a pair.  I threw this pair of heels into the look because it brings trend and sexiness to a very All-American look.  These Steve Madden Fringly Suede High-Heel Sandals in Beige are currently on sale.  I purchased them from Lord & Taylor during their Friends and Family Sale event three weeks ago and got it for $70.  They’re comfy and super cute.  It’s a bit hard to put on at first because the opening at the top is stiff and small, (even with it unzipped), but once your foot slips in it’s super fabulous.  I don’t ever spend too much on fashion items that are too trendy.  The look will go out of style by next season and I’ll have to store them away for a few years before they become vintage or stylish to wear again.  Here are similar styles:

Steve Madden Staarz Ankle Fringe Sandal in Taupe Suede (on sale at Nordstrom Rack)

LuLu’s Any Excursion Tan Suede Fringe Dress Sandals in Tan


I truly loved my hair and fall makeup.  Please check out Felicia‘s page to get the details!  Are there any special makeup looks that you really want to see?  Let me know and I can put that request in!  Thanks for reading!

J.Crew Earrings (sold out | similar look on sale)

Photographed by Felicia Bade

Hair and Makeup by Felicia Bade



I just got back from visiting Atlanta, and the first thing I could think of when flying back to Los Angeles was Disneyland.  Not so much that it’s the happiest place on Earth or that it’s a huge landmark that represents SoCal, but the fact that I have lived in LA for six years and have NEVER been to Disneyland.  That’s almost as shocking as me saying I’ve never been to Coachella either.  You’re probably thinking that I should stop blogging right now and start living life, which I completely agree, but then who would be here to tell you about the fabulous sales and where to shop?  Let’s all just take a step back and look at how cute and appropriate this outfit is for SoCal weather right now. heymickey_IMG_5288heymickey_IMG_5296

These OneTeaspoon Ivory Bonitas Denim Shorts were only $52 when I purchased them during the Northern Hemisphere Sale last month, which took 50% off everything site wide.  I got a size 24 and they fit very loosely around my hips, but they are suppose to be low-waist relaxed fit.  What I love about this brand is that most of their denim shorts are all cut to where the fabric in the back is much longer than the fabric in the front, so my booty gets coverage.  They still are cut high in the front so don’t worry about not being able to show off your legs.

I got this Mickey Mouse sweatshirt from a small boutique in Shanghai, China.  I love the whole Disney-themed sweatshirts that are trending at Forever21 right now.  Here are some of my favorites that have a similar look:


In order to elongate the look of my legs, I paired this outfit with a pair of Steve Madden Serrpant Platform Pumps in Blush Leather.  This style is currently sold out, but here is a similar look.  It’s better if you stay away from patent leather for this outfit because you don’t want to draw attention to your feet with shiny leather.  I would opt for nude/tan matte or suede leather.  You want to look long and tall, but discreetly by camouflaging your heels with your legs.


Glad it’s finally cooled down a bit in LA, and I can’t wait to start blogging about my great fall coats.  Anyone else still wearing shorts and rompers during the day?

Ray-Ban Aviator Classic Sunglasses / Chan Luu Gold & Swarovski Crystal Hand Chain in Light Silk /  Henri Bendel Chevron Stack Ring Set / Gorjana Interlock Midi Ring / Gemma Crus Rose Gold & Round CZ Drop Earrings

Photographed by Kelsey Morris




Happy Hump Day everyone!  You may have already seen glimpses of this outfit on my Instagram (@kanthropologie), but now I’m actually going to blog about it because I love this rocker-chic look so much.  I feel like a hat can change the look of an outfit instantly, and for this outfit I think it made the look more cool and laid-back.

I got this Lovely Bird San Miguel Gold Concho Hat on final sale for $37 (orig. $129) at Revolve.  I absolutely love this hat because I have a small head and most hats swim on my head, but this one fits perfectly.  I can wear it tilted back (as pictured and styled) or lower on my head to give it a more western look.  I also like the gold concho detail on the hat, which gives it a unique flair without being ostentatious.  I also really like the Lovely Bird San Miguel Black Braided Concho Trim Hat in Smoke, which is also on sale at Revolve.


I am wearing Zara High-Waist Jeans in Black.  These jeans are very stretchy and very comfortable to wear.  I am wearing a size 2, and I like that they’re high-waisted because it elongates my legs and it holds in my belly when I choose to wear cropped shirts.  I love Zara denim because they are always high-quality and comfortable, but they charge only a fraction of the cost of other designer jeans.  Here are some other Zara denim that I like:

This ‘The Kills’ graphic tee that I’m wearing is from Uniqlo.  I bought it almost ten years ago from their store in Shanghai, China.  It was a regular t-shirt, but I decided to recycle the tee and make it sexier by  using a pair of scissors and cutting out the neck.  It now has an off-the-should look with a wide neck.  I then cut off the bottom to make it at waist length.  I’m sure you have several cool t-shirt that’s been sitting in your closet for years and haven’t been touched.  Pull them out, cut them up, and recycle them.  It’ll save you money on buying another t-shirt that will eventually end up sitting in your closet.hatattack_details

Wearing leopard print can be tricky if you over do it.  They’re a super fun print to wear, but can look trashy really quick.  If you decide to go with a bold print like the leopard print, keep everything else muted.  Too many loud prints and patterns can overwhelm the outfit.  Not saying don’t ever mix print and pattern, but there’s a time and place for everything.  For basic streetwear, I would stick to the golden rule of only one loud print item per outfit.  I am wearing a pair of Barneys New York leopard print pony-hair ankle boots that I got from Barneys Warehouse.  These are now sold out, but here are similar looks:


Did y’all like this rocker-chic look?  Love to get some feedback!  Thanks!

Quay Invader Shades – Irridescent (exclusive to Nasty Gal) / Vintage Chanel 2.55 Double Flap Bag in Grey Fabric with Contrasting Coco Print Stamp (hand-me-down from my mother) / Free People Statement Ring / American Eagle Bracelets / David Yurman ‘Albion’ Petite Pendant with Semiprecious Stone & Diamonds on Chain Necklace in Citrine / Henri Bendel Chevron Stack Ring Set / Gorjana Interlock Midi Ring

Photographed by Felicia Bade



Happy Friday everyone!  It’s going to be a busy weekend and I need an outfit that will transition well from day to night. Just because I put on a sexy black dress doesn’t mean I also have to put on super high heels.  Ladies, make it EASY on yourself.  Why not dress comfy, sexy and cool at the same time?

I just got this BB Dakota Kiana Dress in XS from Urban Outfitters for under $20.  It’s no longer available on UO, but you can still get it on sale from Revolve.  Here’s a similar look: Zara Strappy Dress, (currently in their Special Prices section).



I paired my LBD with these Vans Sk8-Hi California Reissue Sneaker that I purchased on sale last week for under $20 from UO, (read my previous post Urbanology about the sale and purchase).  Automatically, my body-contour dress just went from ‘night-club’ wear to ‘let’s just hangout at a bar’ wear.


Quay Australia Isabelle Cat-Eye Shades (from Nasty Gal) / Vince Asymmetrical Leather Jacket (sold out | similar look) / Chanel Wallet on Chain Black Patent Leather / Henri Bendel Stackable Rings / American Eagle Bracelets / Free People Ring / Gorjana Midi Rings

Photographed by Felicia Bade