Location, Location, Location

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Since this is mostly a style blog, I can easily shoot my looks on the street every time, but the art director in me loves scouting for new locations. On my daily commute I’m always on the lookout for areas that can be possible shoot locations. This particular one is in Pasadena, California, not too far from where I live. It’s called the Wrigley Mansion and Gardens, once belonging to William Wrigley Jr., the chewing gum magnate. After Mrs. Wrigley’s death in 1958, the property was presented to the City of Pasadena with the condition that it become the permanent base of operations for the Tournament of Roses. It is a stately Italian Renaissance-style mansion, with an adjacent garden that has hundreds of varieties of roses.

DETAILS: trousers – Zara (similar here); shirt – my dad’s (similar here); bag – Michael Kors; shoes – Mango; watch – Seiko; glasses – American Eagle

Feline Feet

Musing SpotMusing SpotMusing SpotMusing SpotMusing SpotI’ve been looking for a pair of slip-ons to replace my trusty, old and worn out Tom’s and the solution came from Laurel by Kurt Geiger. The fact that it was a feline-print sealed the deal.

DETAILS:  trousers – Gap; blouse – H&M; slip-ons – Kurt Geiger; handbag – Michael Kors, ID bracelet – Anarchy Street (similar here); sunnies – American Eagle

On Repeat

Musing SpotMusing SpotMusing SpotThese leather-effect shorts have been on repeat in my sartorial cocktails as of late. I can’t help it. They are comfortable, yet dressy enough to not be turned away at the door.

DETAILS: shorts – Zara; blazer- Forever 21 (splurge here); sneakers – Nike; handbag – Michael Kors; tank – Zara; sunnies – American Eagle

Details

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Had this been a solid colored pencil skirt, this look would have still been perfectly fine. But it’s details like a neon side-stripe and an exposed zipper that elevate it to a whole new level.

DETAILS: skirt: Forever 21; shirt: Topshop (old); wedges: Mango; handbag: Michael Kors; glasses: Ray-Ban

Color Pop

musing spotmusing spotmusing spotmusing spotI loved these pants as soon as I saw them on ASOS. Once again, it has the elements I love – black and white with a sporty side stripe. These pants will make more appearances on the blog, that’s for sure. For the début, I decided to pair them with a pop of color. The weather is starting to get really warm in Los Angeles, so this was my last change to wear this tissue turtleneck.

DETAILS: pants: ASOS; turtleneck: JCrew; wedges: Celine; handbag: Michael Kors; glasses: Ray-Ban; necklace (actual chain from hardware store, in white)

Selma

Musing SpotMusing SpotMusing Spot blogMusing Spot blogMusing Spot blogI’ve been searching for a white bag for the upcoming spring and summer season for a while now. My search ended with this stunning Michael by Michael Kors Selma satchel. I love the minimal design with the clean lines. It’s also the perfect size – not too big, not too small. A handbags reflects a person’s style as much as clothing and this one has me written all over it. Selma, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!

DETAILS: handbag: Michael Kors; pants: Vila; blouse: Forever 21 (old); shoes: Apostrophe (similar here); sunglasses: Fossil (similar here)

White Hot

Musing SpotThe trend that I’m most looking forward to this spring is the graphic contrast of black and white, as seen on the runways of Balmain, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs. I’ve selected some of my favorite items in white that will help accomplish this look:

  1. Ray-Ban Oversized Clubmaster
  2. Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel
  3. S+arck Stainless Steel Watch
  4. Mango Wedges
  5. Apple iPad mini