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INSTYLE + TOMMYXGIGI FEATURE

Love and Loathing LA Instyle TommyGigi

[Photos: Robin Harper]

 

ATTENTION! I interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you THIS!!! AKA… a complete and total dream come true. I officially have a feature article on Instyle.com and a partnership with Tommy Hilfiger. This is one of those moments for me that I have genuinely been waiting for for over three years now, and words can hardly describe how happy and humbled I feel. A part of me feels strange to share all of this on my blog post like maybe I’m supposed to act cooler about the whole thing, but the real me that all of you are familiar with is just a regular girl who wants to share her little lucky break with her friends.

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INSIDE THE TOMMYXGIGI FASHION SHOW

Love and Loathing LA Tommy Hilfiger

Love and Loathing LA Tommy Hilfiger

 

It’s happening you guys. High caliber Fashion Shows are officially starting to come to Los Angeles!!! My dreams of not having to travel to NYC to catch everything are starting to come to fruition, and words can hardly express my excitement.

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CROPPED SWEATSHIRTS + CUT OUTS

Love and Loathing LA Sweatshirts Cutouts

Love and Loathing LA Sweatshirts Cutouts

 

You know those new things you buy that you pretty much decide to wear ’round-the-clock until it feels almost unacceptable to wear it one more day in a row? This sweatshirt is that for me right now. I. Love. This. Thing. I wear it to meetings, I wear it on weekends, I wear it around my house, I wear it post gym – all the time lately! I have always been a fan of the cropped sweatshirt look, and with the popularity of high rise denim/trousers being so prevalent I feel like crop sweatshirts are just a given necessity. (If it can’t be a crop top it might as well be a crop sweatshirt,right? Especially for us LA girls.)

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CURRENTLY COVETING: OVERSIZED LEATHER JACKETS

Love and Loathing LA Leather Jackets

Love and Loathing LA Leather Jackets

 

First it was boyfriend jeans, then it was boyfriend shirts, now it’s boyfriend jackets! The most current trends seem to be just creeping towards comfier and comfier and I ain’t complainin’. I will forever and always be a leather jacket kind of girl, there will be at least 5-10 in my closet at any given time, but right now I am really gravitating towards these big oversized jackets. The coat I’ve got on here is actually a mens jacket; it was a collaboration between Schott NYC and Sailor Jerry and I actually got it BECAUSE it was a mens jacket!

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FAUX FUR + PLAID PANTS

Love and Loathing LA Faux Fur

Love and Loathing LA Faux Fur

 

Can you guys believe the actual WEATHER we’re having right now? My wifi actually went out today! Poor sensitive Los Angeles wires and connections; so sweet and fragile. I feel like every time I put on a real coat in LA, I always get questionable looks or the awkward “you look really warm…” comments, but the past few weeks I’ve clearly the most comfortable and intelligent person out there in the 40 – 50 degree cold with my heavy duty coat on! “Who’s the moron now!”

I’ve had this coat in particular in my closet for an entire year now and haven’t been able to wear it (without feeling like said moron) in over a year. I am so happy Los Angeles is finally having a moment of chill so I can bust out all of my favorite “East Coast coats”. I am all about furry/fuzzy coats right now, or “fashion blankets” as I prefer to call them, because they really are the most wonderful way to dress up an outfit all the while remain totally comfy cozy.

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TOP 6 “MUST HAVE” CAMEL COATS

Love and Loathing LA Camel Coats

 

If there is one Fall/Winter season staple I haven’t seen fall out of fashion within the past 5+ years, it’s the beloved “camel coat”. And I swear I’ve been searching for the perfect damn camel coat for about 5 years now. It has to be the right color, the right length, has to have the right lapel, the right shape, the right amount of buttons – whew! I have never felt more like Goldie Locks over something so ridiculous in my whole life! So alas, instead of finding the absolute perfect camel colored coat – which to my very disappointing discovery usually costs around $1k+ – I’ve started collecting more affordable “almost perfect camel colored coats” instead.

I have had so many girlfriends run into the same issue with finding the right camel coat, so I did some digging and found 6 really great camel colored coats that are perfect for this season, and all happen to be under $200. Well, except for one because it’s just too good to leave out! Between light weight / heavy weight / light colored / darker colored / shorter  / longer options, I am sure we can find you your “almost perfect camel coat” too!

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STILL GETTIN’ MY SPARKLE ON

Love and Loathing LA Sparkle

Love and Loathing LA Sparkle

 

Just because the holidays have come and gone doesn’t mean we have to put the sequins, beads, and sparkles away? Au contraire! Everyday is a good day for sparkles – in moderation of course. I got this Free People dress for New Years festivities, but to my surprise it has been on frequent rotation lately for meetings/dinners/etc.

I’m always looking for dresses/skirts to wear with my over the knee boots, and this dress is the perfect compliment for these boots. If you’ve got a pair of over the knee boots you understand the struggle; not everything goes with them! I typically have to start with the boots and work around the rest of the outfit, and usually I settle on a mini dress like this one.

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FUN HOLIDAY FESTIVE WEAR

Love and Loathing LA Festive Wear

Love and Loathing LA Festive Wear

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WINTER WHITE CULOTTES + A BLACK OFF THE SHOULDER TOP

Love and Loathing LA White Culottes

Love and Loathing LA White Culottes

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HOW TO WEAR “THE PAJAMA TREND”

Love and Loathing LA Pajama Trend

Love and Loathing LA Pajama Trend

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