FALL-ING

So, Fall is taking her sweet booty time to get to LA.  She told me she was on her way three days ago, but I think she’s still deciding on what to wear.  I made an executive decision to pregame while I wait for her and dressed warmly in an A|X faux shearling bomber, ZARA striped crop top, rag & bone/JEAN The Legging Jeans, and Forever 21 Red Modernist Platform Booties.  In 90 degrees LA you ask?  Yes.  I was sweating profusely while I shot these photos, but it was well worth it because it got me very excited for Fall’s arrival.

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Similar looks to this faux shearling bomber:

ZARA Sheepskin Jacket

Forever 21 Faux Shearling Bomber Jacket in Taupe

Jou Jou Faux-Leather Bomber Jacket in Brown (on sale at Macy’s)

You must be wondering, does this girl ever wear a normal shirt or does she only own crop tops, right?  I was thinking the same thing when I put this outfit together.  However, because it never gets that cold in LA, a crop top makes this outfit more bearable to wear when inside.  But for everyone else who doesn’t have the need to wear crop tops, here are some alternatives:

Similar Looks (Non-Crop)

Gap Modern Stripe Boatneck Tee in Dark Night (on sale)

T by Alexander Wang Striped Linen Cotton Long Sleeve Tee

Bassike Striped Long Sleeve T-Shirt (at Farfetch)

J.Crew Factory Long Sleeve Striped Boatneck Tee in Oat Navy Spring

Similar Looks (Cropped)

ASOS Crop Top In Turtleneck With Stripe and Long Sleeve

Noisy May Stripe Batwing Top With 3/4 Sleeve (at ASOS)

Tobi Merced Crop Top

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These rag & bone /JEAN Legging Jeans were purchased a few years ago from Barneys New York Warehouse.  This is one of my favorite pairs of jeans because they are really stretchy.  They are flattering on both stick and curvy figures.  Even though I’ve worn them a hundred times over the years, they still haven’t lost their stretch.  Quality is quality my friends.  Worth the extra cost.  I am wearing a size 27 in the Legging Jeans.  The particular color I’m wearing is currently unavailable, but rag & bone/JEAN has several other skinny stretch styles that are similar to the ones I am seen wearing:

rag & bone/JEAN Skinny Stretch Jeans – Woodford (at Nordstrom)

rag & bone/JEAN Skinny Stretch Jeans – Kensington (at Nordstrom)

rag & bone/JEAN Skinny Stretch Jeans – Bedford (at Nordstrom)

rag & bone/JEAN Legging in Midnight

rag & bone/JEAN The Legging Jeans in Night (at Shopbop)

The winner of this outfit is clearly the pair of platform booties.  First, they are from Forever 21.  Second, they were less than $30 when I purchased them.  Third, they are super comfortable.  Fourth, they look AMAZEBALLS, (I’m so not on point with the lingo these days).  I have them in both black and burgundy.  Sorry ladies, these were purchased last year, but here are similar looks:

Steve Madden Raspy Platform Boot

Riot Girl Lug Sole Platform Boots in Claret

Forever21 Faux Leather Platform Booties in Chestnut

Forever21 Faux Suede Lace-Up Booties in Tan

Would love to know what your thoughts are on faux shearling, leather and/or suede.  Like them?  Don’t like them?  Let me know!

Louis Vuitton Eva Clutch (worn as a cross-body bag) / Gorjana CZ Helena Stud Earrings (sold out)

Photographed by Felicia Bade

Hair and Makeup by Felicia Bade

SAMPLING

I mother f-ing love sample sales.  Excuse my language, but it’s the only adjective to describe how deep my love is for sample sales.  I find the best things on planet earth at sample and warehouse sales.  Lovers + Friends, NBD and Tularosa just had a sample sale this past weekend (9.17 – 9.19) in DTLA.  And in the midst of the madness of digging through piles and piles of delicious clothing in large cardboard boxes, I found this black and white Lovers + Friends No Secrets Crochet One-Piece.  I got it for $20.  You heard me.  I said two, zero.  (Drop the mike).  This particular swimsuit is now sold out on Revolve, but the pewter and tan is still available.  Famous fashion blogger, Chiara Ferragni, of The Blonde Salad, has this one-piece in pewter and tan.

I have been dying to find the perfect one-piece swimsuit.  What I love so much about this adult onesie is that it flatters my non-curvy, petite body frame.  I have a long torso, so I purchased the small versus x-small.  The medium size fitted fine as well, but was too baggy on my booty.  It ties at the neck and back so your girlfriends don’t come flopping out, but it still gives off that great side-boob look.

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It’s now fall.  I would never suggest anyone to walk out the door in a one-piece swimsuit and boots, (as seen in my photos), but I would recommend wearing this as a body suit with a pair of high-waist, skinny jeans and a blazer or light leather jacket.  If you missed out on this sample sale, have no fear.  There will most likely be another one in 5 months.  You can stay up-to-date on the latest sales by visiting the SALES page and following me on Instagram.  Enjoy the last few days of warm weather in SoCal!

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Stuart Weitzman pointed-toe boots (no longer available | similar looks: Stuart Weitzman HiTimes Leather Bootie or Vince Camuto Lorenza High Heel Bootie or Forever21 Faux Leather Platform Booties) / Fedora (my own and no clue where I purchased it from) / Gentle Monster Dreamer 01 Sunglasses

Photographed by Felicia Bade

Hair and Makeup by Felicia Bade