OOTD | Sitting Up In My Room

Living in Los Angeles is starting to grow on me (just a little). I think it's mainly because of my apartment in Downtown LA. I love the hustle and bustle of the city life, the urban streets, graffiti and art, immense array of shopping, restaurants, nightlife and best of all everything is walking distance! Living in downtown is like a whole different world compared to the mountains and palm tress that you would mostly see here.

This outfit for me is perfect for a casual day in Downtown LA, especially if you are walking and exploring the area because it provides you with comfort for walking while looking uber stylish.

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:: OUTFIT DETAILS ::

Sweater: H&M  | Boyfriend Jeans: Old Navy  | Booties: Charlotte Russe


I decided to make the red sweater is the focus of this outfit by muting my bottom pieces (the black booties and the jeans) and adding a highlight accentuate the top (i.e. the gold jewelry) and I think it came out great as I got a lot of compliments from people walking the street. I still wanted to add a bit of edge to this look (going for a downtown urban feel), so I thought these ripped boyfriend jeans would do that.

I call this look.... downtown living.

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Videographer: Joseph Reeves   | MUA: Johanna


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The Advanced Guide to Wearing Your Boyfriend's Wardrobe

Every woman has been there. Woken up at their boyfriend’s house, only to find the only thing they have to wear is their outfit from the night before. A lot of women may choose to do the walk of shame, looking as though they have just finished their night. Families on their way to taking their children to Sunday sport, or more civilized folk on their way to their early morning gym session shoot judgmental glances at your attire. Rather than building up the courage to walk out the door wearing the same attire as the night before, consider raiding your boyfriend's wardrobe. As odd as this may sound, with the right accessories you can look casual and chic and suspecting eyes will never know the difference. Have a look at some of the outfits from your loved one's wardrobe that you can claim as your own.

Tees

An old oversized tee can look great with a pair of skinny leg jeans and heels from the night before. Not only will it dress down your outfit, but it will look glam if worn right. If you’re worried about the sizing of the shirt, a knot at the front or on the side can allow for the tee to shape your body, and provides an alternative to that dressy top you wore out to the club the night before. If the shirt is over sized enough, you may even want to consider wearing it as a dress, matched with a belt.

 Belts

So, you’ve got the over sized tee, but it isn’t providing enough shape? No problem. The next item you may want to consider adding to your outfit could be a belt. A belt can bring the tee in closer, and shape your body perfectly. Try and position it high on the waist so the shirt shapes the upper part of your body, and then let the bottom still hang loosely around your legs. Belts can also be added to your own outfits, particularly if they have an exaggerated buckle. Try cowboy belts to add a rock chick element to your outfit.

 Hooded Sweater

A hooded sweater is considered casualwear, and that is exactly what you’re looking for, right? Admittedly, a hoodie doesn’t always match every outfit you wear, however, it is much more comfortable than wearing the same clothes from your Saturday night. With a pair of jeans, or even certain skirts you can dress down your outfit while staying ultra comfortable. The best part about your boyfriends hoodie is the fact it can double as something warm to wear on those cooler nights.

Collared Shirts

Getting your hands on a collared shirt to accessorize with your current outfit is another way of turning your formal outfit into casual wear. If you find the sleeves are too long, you can always roll them up to your elbows to make them shorter. The best part about collared shirts is they can be worn in so many different ways. Try wearing it open and loose on a hotter day to allow for maximum airflow. Alternatively you can leave the buttons undone, and tie a knot around the bottom to bring the hem up and have it sit smugly around your hips. Or you can wear it over a singlet and a pair of shorts, using a belt to bring the shirt in closer, and provide a cozy but chic look in summer.  Otherwise, tuck it into your skirt or jeans and go for a casual school yard look.

Ties

So you’ve got his collared shirt, how about matching it with one of his ties? Ties are another wardrobe alternative that can be worn in many ways. You could always wear it loosely tied with the collared shirt you have borrowed, or possibly use it as a belt to hold up the jeans you’ve borrowed off him. You could even add a vest and a collared shirt to the outfit. With this alternative, you can button the collar to the top and add a tie tucked into the vest. Obviously, be careful not to use his favorite Italian necktie when accessorizing, but feel free to dress this style up as you please.

Vest

Vest’s are so outdated on men, but with a nice collared shirt a vest can look amazing on a woman. Wear the vest as a tee over a pair of shorts or jeans. You can always dress it up with a pair of heels, or dress it down with a pair of trainers.

Watches

Over sized watches are all the rage at the moment, and who says a men’s watch has to be only for men? Try add a touch of flavor to your outfit by accessorizing with your boyfriends watch. Again, be careful if it is a Rolex, as it may be too big on your wrist and you can’t risk losing something that expensive just so you look good. An over sized watch may not dress down your outfit from the night before, but it will definitely be the perfect accessory for any outfit you add it to.

Jeans

So, you only have that teeny, tiny mini from the night before, that is too short to wear in daylight hours in front of grandparents, children and other civil minded humans? Grab a pair of your boyfriends skinny leg jeans and you will be fit for a new day. Sure, they may be too big, but that’s why his tie and belt come in handy. To ensure they stay up. There’s a reason why boyfriend jeans came into fashion, and surely it is because of the need for women to get home without looking like they have just exited a club. The best thing about boyfriend jeans (particularly if they are your boyfriends) is that they are ultra comfortable, and go with almost any attire.

 

So, there a few alternatives and ways to wear your boyfriend’s clothes. Some styles are so good that you may never want to give him his clothes back, others may just be an alternative to the outfit from the night before. Regardless, hopefully you got some inspiration on how to accessorize and wear his clothes.


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CAPE Me Away: Fashion Collab x TOBI

Fall is here and I am SO EXCITED to pull out my stylish boots, coats and hats while coasting the LA  streets with my Starbucks in hand. This is my favorite season because I can really showcase my style and layering expertise, so when fashion powerhouse TOBI reached out to me to do a review I was uber excited!

TOBI is an online design label based in Los Angeles where LA is the source of their inspiration. What makes TOBI a unique online only retailer is that they design and develop all of their products and collections out of their downtown LA headquarters. With their quick garment productions from sketch done in only a few weeks, they are able to deliver the best of what’s now in LA.

What sealed the deal for me to work with this brand was their commitment to community service and scholarship with their TOBI Cares programs where they provide scholarships to deserving undergraduates, donate 1% of your purchase to a charity of your choice and sponsor and volunteer with many community organizations. A company that has affordable and amazing fashion pieces that supports the community is one that I can support wholeheartedly.

                                                         :: OUTFIT DETAILS::                     Cape Blazer :  TOBI.com  |  Sheer Blouse : Zara |  Boyfriend Jeans : Old Navy                                                        Nude Pumps : Michael Kors

                                                         :: OUTFIT DETAILS::

                  Cape Blazer: TOBI.com | Sheer Blouse: Zara | Boyfriend Jeans: Old Navy

                                                     Nude Pumps: Michael Kors

TOBI sent me their Garrison Cape Blazer which was a perfect addition to my Fall wardrobe collection. I have been wanting a cape blazer for the longest time because I love how they add an extra flair to a simple day causal look (as seen in the pics) or add drama to a night on the town look. 

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I wanted the focus to be all about the cape blazer because the red is such a statement piece, so I paired it with a sheer brown button up, boyfriend ripped jeans and my nude heels. I added the gold necklaces for added flair.

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Shop this look and more of their fabulous unique finds at TOBI.com and first timers receive 50% off at checkout!

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:: SHOOT DETAILS ::

Photographer: Donald Franklin dfportrait.com

Makeup: Claire Gonella clairegonella.com


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