I know you will enjoy her closet as much as I do! Thanks Jill!!!
Oh and I am obsessed with her vintage clutches.
|Not sure which outfit I like best. As you can see she loves dresses and accessories.|
|This is actually two photos. The left side of her closet and half of the right side of her closet.|
1) Describe your style.
My style is evolving. I try to take chances with my clothing which can be difficult living in a small beach community and no less easy living in Hawthorne. I am inspired by women who take risks and have the gift of layering various prints/fabrics and make it look effortless. Thanks to blogs like Little Black Sequin and Atlantic-Pacific, I find inspiration & courage to step outside my comfort zone. During the summer I lean towards a bohemian style wearing maxi dresses, sandals, lots of jewelry, and lightweight hats – I love anything that flows in the summer especially a boho top paired with destroyed denim jeans and a wedge or platform heel. Nicole Richie & Rachel Zoe are my summer style icons. When fall and winter hit I lean slightly more traditional with my work style, I usually wear tailored menswear inspired clothing – channeling my inner Diane Keaton, I am a sucker for a high waisted, wide leg trouser pant, fitted sweater, belt and high heels OR sheath dress, tights, heels or knee high boots. As for my every day style when spring hits, I find myself walking the line of winter and summer by pairing bold/bright colored dresses (short or maxi) OR striped tunics, motorcycle jacket with black tights and heels or leather boots. I try to find balance in pairing feminine and masculine pieces.
2) Where do you shop?
If money weren’t an issue I’d regularly shop Bloomingdales, M. Frederic, Free People and every boutique up & down the streets of Manhattan Beach and Melrose Avenue. I’ve learned to shop on a dime. Due to a budget that is much smaller than I’d prefer much of my wardrobe can be found at Forever 21, H&M, Nordstrom Rack, Target & Nine West. Most of my denim/jeans are purchased at Nordstrom Rack or M. Frederic because I believe denim is worth the splurge. I can spend hours in Forever 21, they offer an incredible variety at unbeatable prices. H&M offers great work clothing from trendy pieces to wardrobe staples at prices that can’t be matched. Nordstrom Rack offers me the Bloomingdales experience on a Forever 21 budget. Target pulls through with stylish dresses for winter and summer and never disappoints with their clearance pieces. Nine West’s Boutique 9 shoe line is a stylish girl(with big feet)’s dream.
3) What is your newest purchase?
Joe’s Jeans – The Visionnaire. I wear them at least twice a week. A tweed multi-colored belted coat with faux fur collar & ¾ sleeves from Forever 21 – it’s a statement piece.
4) What is your favorite accessory?
It’s a toss up: My brown snake skin clutch I purchased at a vintage shop in Paris and chunky rings that can be worn on any finger.
5) Five things you can't live without.
How about six-ish things: Black turtleneck, Denim, Platform heels, Maxi dresses, Black satin wide leg jumpsuit and ... accessories: costume jewelry/scarves/hats/belts
6) What is your favorite piece in your closet and why is it your favorite?
Black satin and crochet floor length dress from Forever 21’s Boutique Line: Twelve by Twelve. I wore it to a friend’s wedding rehearsal and most recently on NYE. While I have only worn the dress twice in the more the 3.5 years I have owned it, both times I felt sexy, comfortable, fashion forward and transformed. I can transform my look in just one dress depending on the accessories, makeup and hair styled with the dress. I included a silhouette photo of the dress and head self-portrait from NYE in the dress.
|Booties - Nine West Boutique 9 / Tall boots - Steve Madden|
|Here are a few of her favorite outfits. She has combined vintage pieces with brand names such as Joe's Jeans, Forever21, etc.|