Summer Linen

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When I first decided to move to Los Angeles, the first thought that entered my mind was how beautiful the weather would be all year round (not really) in conjunction with further misconceptions or common per-conceived notions us easterners have about LA’s urban identity. A place where obsessions with who you date and what you look like solidify you with power and status, where there’s more mini strip malls than bookstores, where lines to buy the next exclusive sneaker release are longer than the lines to vote (damn millennials) and nail salon gossip that consists mainly of which Kardashian said what rather than discussions about local or national politics. To be fair, some notions aren’t true and are conversely misleading about my newly adopted city. What nobody tells you is just how really hot it is out here, marching in these sweltering temps is an ambitious undertaking in this dense concrete jungle. A step every ten feet affirms an ounce of boob sweat (hashtag boob sweat, the struggle is real). It truly tests your endurance. And it makes it difficult for a girl making money moves (listening to Cardi B way too much obvi).
Which is why linen deserves a spot in your wardrobe and remains the predominant fabric of the summer especially since it’s light and breathable to wear. It’s my style policy to acquire as much linen as humanly possible. Pick a blazer in an earthy hue preferably and it will keep you cool all season long. But hey, don’t listen to me; FAKE NEWS! Now, if you stalk me on Instagram like an ex, you’ll notice this net bag I’ve been carrying proudly from Mango has been following me where ever I go. It’s not as heavy as it looks but it’s charming, practical and durable just like I like my men. All white underneath this perfectly cut blazer virtually pulled together by a chestnut brown belt for a fool proof look ushered by my black strappy babies.
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Blazer:Massimodutti (similar here)  T-shirt:Redone  Shorts/Belt:Topshop (similar here & here)  Earrings:Kenneth Jay Lane (similar here) Shoes:Loeil  Bag:Mango Sunglasses:Rayban

 

Kimono Haze

 

 Kimono haze lays claims to this look. Now that the summer is over, I can merely say that fall has begun and I have nothing to wear (I know), the usual excuse us fashion lovers say. Which is all the more reason to get shopping on all those fall trend happenings. It can be a bit over-whelming, but I fully intend to keep my wits about me and hope that I can choose garments wisely without ending up in bankruptcy. Already started to compile a list of fashion-forward fall outfit ideas, it’s hard to keep them all straight-not that I’m complaining at all. Fall is one of my favorite seasons-every kind of chunky knit known to mankind, every turtleneck, ankle boot, velvet jacket west of the Mississippi-looking forward to it. That is to say, who doesn’t like sweater weather (try saying that three times fast). The muted and darker hues and mixing trendy separates off of key staples offer me up a warm dose of an autumnal infused shot (ouch). During those heat waves, I had been going through serious fall withdrawal and sweater envy. There is something to be said about snuggling under a plush throw on a brisk day, sippin’ some french hot chocolate by a warm fire. The smell of pumpkin spice (hello, grande pumpkin latte), inconstant foliage, and biting into a caramel apple stick-the words come to mine “why can’t we have fall weather year round.” Essentially resuscitating our sartorial inner monster demanding layers, warmth and cool tones and shape play (Errrr).

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