Category Archives: outofmycloset

good morning seattle

(T by Alexander Wang Dress, Theyskens’ Theory Kitten Heels, House of Harlow Rings)

Took a little trip up to Portland and Seattle, including a drive through that infamous town of vampiric fame, Forks.  I failed to find any sparkly, sharp-toothed men, but it was interesting to see how eighty percent of the establishments had named or renamed themselves to pertain to the Twilight trilogy.

More interesting was my short visit to Seattle.  Was able to stop by the best Nordstroms I’ve ever seen.  Celine!  Alexander Wang!  Be still my beating heart… Apparently it’s the flagship, at least, that was what the very polite and attentive staff told me.  The Army Surplus storefront was also full of boots and bags that I was keen to get my hands on, but I only caught sight of that the night before my departure.  Guess I’ll have to head back to Seattle again soon!

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the summer jewels

I did a Polyvore set a little while ago that revolved around rose gold and my obsession with it, so I thought I’d line up my staples this summer in the jewelry department for a post.  The only things missing from these photos are my silver Dannjio collar necklace, Pamela Love pentacle cuff, and the rose gold shark tooth necklace that I got from here on Etsy.  No oversized Givenchy shark tooth necklace for me, but the Etsy alternative was a well-priced and dainty alternative.

The pieces pictured include my Jewelmint fringed cuffs–which I’m entirely obsessed with.  I usually have an adversity to yellow gold because it isn’t as flattering on my skin tone as silver or rose gold, but these cuffs are ultra fun and a nice dark gold that suits me much better than most gold tones.  Furthermore, they can be worn with the fringe inwards for a more modern look or with the fringe outwards for a more bohemian vibe.  Versatile!  They are hands down my favorite purchase from Jewelmint, ever.

Also pictured are stackable House of Harlow rose gold rings, Wildfox rose gold earrings and white fox earrings, a chevron beaded bracelet that I purchased from a vendor at Coachella, my Low Luv silver ring, Isabel Marant red tassel earrings, and a four lead clover ring from Jewelmint.

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summer leather = logic

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Because everyone wears black leather in 100 degree weather, no?  You don’t see my logic?  Kidding aside, this Alexander Wang leather trench was the big splurge of my European adventures.  Despite being marked down, it was still a pretty penny.  However, the fact that it goes with practically everything in my closet and can also be worn as a dress made it worthwhile.  Also pictured here are the very awesome Shakuhachi platform wedges that I was hoping would go on sale on Urban.  Lo and behold, they did.  Although they are no longer available there, I think you can still get the same style through my favorite online shoe vendor Solestruck.

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swedish midsummer

So I spent Midsommar in Sweden with my best friend Linda and I have to say, Sweden kicks some serious butt.  The people are tall and beautiful, not to mention well dressed, and the scenery is unlike anywhere else I’ve traveled to.  In addition to the traditional Midsommar feast I was able to enjoy with her family, which included lots of herring and schnapps, I also managed to arrive just in time for the summer sales both in Sweden and in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Between Spirit Store, Tiger of Sweden, Acne, and Birger Christensen both my brain and wallet nearly imploded.  Actually, I think they did.  I’m pictured in front of one of the largest walls of candy I’ve ever seen wearing an Acne blazer, T by Alexander Wang sweater, Diesel jeans, and my much battered and beloved Theyskens’ Theory boots.

PS The first and last photos were taken on the train that crosses the bridge between Sweden and Denmark, which is worth googling as it’s one of the most beautiful train rides in the world.

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3 days till…

(Dannijo Silver Necklace, Bec&Bridge Blazer from LIVE!, J.Crew Silk Tank, Current Elliott Dad Jeans, Alexander Wang Heels)

Commencement tomorrow and then on a plane the next morning!  Not sure if I’m nervous or excited at this point.  Also made the mistake of not bringing my list of things that I needed to pick up while I was out running errands and thus I’m still missing my Fresh concealer and numerous other essentials.  Stopped at the Grove yesterday and had a delicious espresso and sesame date scone with my parents from my favorite Fairfax coffee stop, Shortcake.  Well, Coffee Commissary comes in at a tie.  I have coffee stops from East to West and North to South of my LA Downtown homebase, and  I also have a tendency to map/form my first opinion of a new place based on their coffee/beverage options.  Sydney was a win, San Francisco has Blue Bottle, my hometown of Princeton has Small World, and Auckland has some great coffee spots as well.  Nothing like sitting down at a cozy cafe with an aromatic espresso to tease your senses.

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silverlake sun

(Stylestalker Ceremony Dress, Zara Jaquard Blazer, Theyskens’ Theory Combat Boots)

Stopped in Silverlake to take my dog to the dog park, then made sure to stop at Lake Boutique and Lamill Coffee.  Even though I’ve been in this area countless times, I’ve never managed to pop into Lake until now.  The careful selection of home goods, clothing, and jewelry made it appear that all those cool, laid back Silverlake girls must shop there frequently.  In fact, I tried on those awesomely elusive Isabel Marant Dicker boots there and they were much more comfortable than I’d imagined.  I’ve tried on several copycat versions, including the Steve Madden one, and none of them were particularly flattering or comfortable.  This is one of those cases where the investment matters.  If only they’d had black… I did end up buying a Directional Motivation leather wallet.  It’s tiny, in a lovely nude beige color, exactly what I need for my upcoming trip.

PS Lamill’s iced double soy vanilla latte is some kick-ass creamy delicious rocket fuel.

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and then there was rain

(Alexander Wang Blazer, Theyskens’ Theory Knit Dress, Theyskens’ Theory Taylor Boots, Low Luv x Erin Wasson Bone Ring)

Weather themed posts?  Yes.

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thinking of spring

(StyleStalker Dress, Theyskens’ Theory Boots, TokyoLux Flower Crown)

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santa monica

(Black Milk Tron Dress, Korean Brand Faux Fur Vest, Theyskens’ Theory Bag, LowLuv Ring)