Sunday, July 27, 2014

Urban Light :: Beige Romper + Nude Sandals

Romper :: Macy's (similar and current fave here)
 Sandals :: Steve Madden Nude Sandals (similar here
Belt :: H&M (similar here)
Necklace :: H&M (similar here)  

Since its installation in 2008, Urban Light has become a visual icon of Los Angeles. Standing in front of LACMA, Urban Light consists of 202 restored cast-iron street lamps, most of which used to light the streets of Southern California. Artist Chris Burden began collecting street lamps in 2000 ranging from 20 to 30 feet tall, there are a total of 17 different lamp styles. This iconic and abstract piece of art is one of the city’s most photographed sites. It was stunningly beautiful up close with its elaborate geometric patterns and exuberant glow. To stand out amongst the uniform grey sculpture I chose a beige palette attire for a sleek appeal and feminine look. Rompers are sizzling on the trend report this season. It is probably one of the most effortless ways to throw on a one-piece outfit and make it look fashionable. They're extremely versatile and can work for day with a blazer and belt or jazzed up for night with heels and statement jewelry. Because they don't require separate coordination, they'll do in a pinch when you're short on time. Just accessorize to accomplish the look you want - from casual to chic. Rompers are fun, flirty and a fashion favorite this season.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Disney Concert Hall :: Asymmetric Top + Abstract Heels

 Top :: H&M (splurge here)
  Shorts :: H&M (similar here)
Sandals :: Fergie Torcha (here
Clutch :: American Apparel (similar here)
Belt :: Express (similar here)

Walt Disney Concert Hall became a Los Angeles icon the moment it opened its doors to the public in 2003. The concert hall was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehr and what a majestic piece of architecture it is. The building looks like a piece of music in mid-flow and since the exterior is silver it reflects blue from the sky so much so that you can't tell where the building ends and the sky starts. In keeping with this timeless structure I wanted to create an equally timeless pairing that is both comfortable and chic. The asymmetric top paired with these skirt-like shorts gives this overall outfit a relaxed look. I greatly appreciate the minimalistic look of these abstract heels. It's clean, simple and surprisingly comfortable and really adds another dimension to this outfit. Asymmetric dresses and tops are great ways to add an arty vibe to your outfit, they can be worn over skinny jeans and leggings and can often be a great way to camouflage a tummy. Most definitely a girl's best friend for those all-you-can-eat buffet sessions!