LA Girl

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I’ve always been a fan of graphic shirts, but given that my day job involves graphic design and typography, I’m a bit picky. This one from Forever 21 has the qualities I like – black and white, good font choice and type treatment. And the fact that the message is about my hometown, is the icing on the cake.

DETAILS: graphic top: Forever 21 (other options here); blazer: Express (similar here); leggings: H&M (similar here); sneakers: New Balance 1400 for JCrew; sunglasses: American Eagle; headphones: Sony


musing spotmusing spotmusing spotmusing spotmusing spotmusing spotWhen I bought this bomber jacket, I knew that I would get a lot of use out of it. Combined with other basic black elements, it has become my go-to day-to-night look. I just change the boots with a pair of heels, and I’m ready to go.

DETAILS: textured animal bomber jacket: ASOS (sold out, but similar here); pants: Express; studded boots: ASOS (sold out in black, but in gray here); glasses: Ray-Ban (same here); bag: Zara

Sans Horse

riding1riding2riding3riding4riding5I’m not even close to owning or riding a horse, but the equestrian style has always appealed to me.

DETAILS: coat: JCrew (similar here); pants: Abercrombie & Fitch (old, but similar here); boots: Corso Como (similar here); vest: Banana Republic (similar here); button-down: Express: (similar here); gloves: Lauren by Ralph Lauren (similar here); glasses: Fossil (similar here)

Coat Season

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OUTFIT: coat: She Inside (same here); sweater: Forever 21 (similar here); pants: Express (similar here); wedges: MIA (same here); handbag: Banana Republic (similar here); sunglasses: Fossil (similar here)


My neighborhood is not the only place that lions have been seen. Ever since Kenzo’s tiger sweatshirt (seen here), different species of wild cats have been seen on T-shirts and sweatshirts. Needless to say, I’m a fan 🙂

OUTFIT: top: Zara (same here); shorts: Express (similar here); shoes: Nina (similar here); aviators: Ray-Ban; ring: bought from a small shop in Hawaii (cool one here)