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FESTIVAL FASHION // COACHELLA 2017

 

It’s officially that time of year again, COACHELLA IS UPON US whether we like it or not! It feels like just yesterday I was right back here in Indio worrying about what to wear, fighting the elements, eating Spicy Pie for every meal, but having the time of my life. Coachella is one of my FAVORITE excuses to go shopping and pull outfits together, and this year has been no exception.

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HOW TO WEAR A “CANADIAN TUXEDO”

 

I don’t know about you, but I ain’t scared of a little denim on denim, as a matter a fact I’m all about it?! I have been having way too much fun lately pairing denim pants with denim shirts or jackets. There’s something slightly “jailbird” about the whole look but I’m taking the stance that it’s the cool thing to do right now, not the silly dorky thing.

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OVERSIZED DENIM + PLATFORM SNEAKERS

Love and Loathing LA Oversized Denim

Love and Loathing LA Oversized Denim

 

I am feeling very proud of what I’m about to tell you… I officially found my first article of vintage denim at the Rose Bowl Flea a few weeks ago!! You’re like “congratufu*kinlations”, but here’s the deal… 1. I don’t shop for vintage well 2. there’s something slightly gross to me about it still. I KNOW. I know. I’m starting to get over it, but you see now why this purchase was so exciting?! There really is something super thrilling about finding the perfect piece at the perfect price. And this denim jacket was just that – it was just someone else’s for a long time prior. (ew. no. not ew.) So as mentioned, I actually went to the Rose Bowl flea specifically to look for denim, and surprisingly after trying on about 100 different mens Levi’s jackets I found this basic little blue gem. Oversized jackets are so in right now and I was feeling bit left behind in the denim department, I also decided it was probably a good idea to get a head start on Coachella clothes too…sooo… (Yup we’re going there. I promise we won’t talk about it much, but I AM going again this year and will definitely be doing a lot of shopping in preparation! Naturally!) (more…)

THE SEASON OF STRIPED DRESSES

Love and Loathing LA Striped Dresses

Love and Loathing LA Stripes Dresses

 

As you may know, last weekend I traveled to Phoenix/Scottsdale to catch the McDowell Mountain Music Festival as well as spend some time exploring Scottsdale. M3F (short for McDowell Mountain Music Festival) was the FIRST official festival to kick off what I call “festival season”. Before you know it Coachella will be here, and Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands, etc. etc. I appreciate the “idea” of festival wear, like they’re clothes you reserve JUST for going to this event, but if I’m being honest with myself that really isn’t how I roll nor will it likely ever be.

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COLOR BLOCKING + CULOTTES

Love and Loathing LA Colorblocking Culottes

Love and Loathing LA Colorblocking Culottes

 

LA is beginning to look a lot like it’s old self lately! The sun has decided to bestow it’s grace upon us, therefore I am busting out every color in my closest and mashing it all together. As one does from time to time.

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MY FAVORITE WAY TO WEAR ALL BLACK THIS WINTER

Love and Loathing LA Winter Black

Love and Loathing LA Winter Black

 

Holy. Guacamole. Outside of your regularly scheduled Insta-programming… I am so sorry I had to let the blog hit the back burner this week! Terrible! Rude! Unacceptable-ish! I have been in Vegas since Monday attending and *SPEAKING* at this season’s WWDMagic show at the LV Convention Center!!! I knew it’d be time consuming and a bit stressful, but I wasn’t prepared for just how much it would actually take out of me – in the best way possible of course. Going to a convention/tradeshow in Vegas is like entering a time-warp. You never know what time it is… what day it is… what your name is… and it kinda messes with your body clock. That being said though, I still had the time of my life and can’t wait to share more from the trip – especially some of my on-film panel discussions with WWD.

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RED VELVET TROUSERS + A VINTAGE TEE

Love and Loathing LA Red Velvet

Love and Loathing LA Red Velvet

 

Well, guess what I’m NOT wearing today? In case you haven’t looked outside yet (or you don’t actually live in Southern California), we are in the midst of a storm. Like a real, big, scary storm – this may be just another walk in the park for other states and cities but for LA… this is bad. But you know it’s really bad when your mom calls you in the middle of the day JUST to warn you that you’re about to experience the worst storm LA has seen in 7 years.

Yaaayyy… can’t wait…

So for nostalgia sake, lets talk about warmer days shall we? Let’s talk about all the things we WILL wear once the rain dissipates – like these amazing red velvet trousers for example.

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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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