Since moving out to Los Angeles, it hasn’t been super easy to make friends that compare to my friends back home. It used to make me feel homesick until I realized that I would never be able to replicate that and that’s ok. That’s why they are so important to me and we make such an effort to visit each other even though we’re all scattered across the country. They are irreplaceable.
That being said, I’ve come to realize the great value of the new friends I have made in LA. I truly believe that people come into your life at specific times for a reason. I feel that since I’ve moved out here, the people who have come into mine are now my new irreplaceables. I have somehow unintentionally, but very luckily surrounded myself with people who have accepted me, motivated me, inspired me and supported me so incredibly much. I don’t know how I could ever repay these kinds of friends.
These photos and this outfit tell a story that goes beyond just pics for a fashion blog. The shirt and necklace were lent to me by my friend after I told her that her outfit was adorable and I wanted to feature it on my blog. I meant that I wanted to take pictures of her in it, but next thing I know, she’s literally taking the shirt off her back for me and she gave it to me to wear for a blog post. I decided to pair it with white cut off shorts because I’m super into the white on white look right now!
My other friend is the one who took these photos. She enjoys photography, I enjoy doing fashion blog pics and we enjoy hanging out with each other…so that’s all there is to it. She asks for nothing in return. It’s friends like these that I am so incredibly grateful for. She also pushed me to start this blog, she helped me design it and she referred me for a part time job as a stylist at StitchFix.com, WHICH I GOT! I look at where I was before I moved out here and how certain things were only a far fetched dream and where I am now… a fashion stylist and blogger. I may not have tons of followers, but this is my passion and I’m doing it. That’s what matters.
Thank you to my old friends who continue to love and support me unconditionally like sisters and to my new friends who I already feel like I’ve known forever who not only constantly push me to be my best self but take their time and energy to help me get there. I appreciate these people so incredibly much!
Top: Paper Crane | Shorts: Paris Blues | Necklace: Pegasus | Shoes: Franco Sarto | Bracelets: Urban Outfitters
Bag: Urban Outfitters | Jacket: Levi’s | Sunglasses: Ray Ban’s
So let’s just pretend I’ve just said a bunch of cliché things about how I haven’t blogged in forever and I need to be better about it and long time, no see…etc. and get down to it. I’ve been posting so many outfits on Instagram but failing to update them all on my blog. I wanted to give you guys a roundup of some of my favorite Instagram looks and where all the items of the outfit are from. I incorporated a lot of repeat items to show versatility in re-wearing staple items in different ways. It is “June Gloom” here in Los Angeles so I deemed it appropriate to start with some long sleeve/pants looks for gloomier/cooler weather and then transition down to more spring/summer looks. That was a lot of slashes. Anyways…enjoy!
Top: Target | Scarf: J.Crew | Jacket: Stitch Fix | Bag: J.Crew | Shoes: Target
Sweater: H&M | Necklace: Stitch Fix | Bag: Stitch Fix | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Shoes: Target
Top: Olive + Oak | Necklace: Shoot the Moon LA | Bag: J.Crew | Jeans: Paige | Shoes: Aerin | Jacket: Levi’s
Top: Shoot the Moon LA | Jeans: Paige | Shoes: American Eagle | Necklace: Banana Republic
Romper: Urban Outfitters | Jacket: Levi’s | Shoes: American Eagle | Bag: Urban Outfitters
Jeans: Sneak Peak Los Angeles | Top: Target | Bag: Fossil | Shoes: Aerin | Necklace: Urban Outfitters
Romper: Urban Outfiters | Necklace: Urban Outfitters | Bag: Fossil | Shoes: Target
Top: Forever 21 | Pants: J.Crew | Bag: Urban Outfitters | Sandals: American Eagle
I’m not here to talk about what I wore to Coachella although I secretly wish I was. I’m just here to talk about what I wore on a normal Saturday spent in Studio City, CA, going out to eat and running errands. When it comes to every day style, I’m all about comfort, flattery and simple chic looks. I’m really into being able to throw on a light, airy, pseudo crop top and then getting creative with what bottoms to pair it with, whether it be jeans, shorts or these drawstring pants pictured here.
I’ve also noticed I’ve been adding many shades of blue as I build my wardrobe. It seems to have become a staple neutral for me. I added a colorful bag with this outfit because I felt it complimented the shirt quite well. I also like incorporating pops of color into my otherwise neutral outfits. To top it off, a pair of white strappy sandals and I’m ready to face my… rather uneventful day. A good outfit can definitely put an extra pep in your step even if you have nothing to get ready for or no one to impress. Do it for yourself. And be creative with pieces that you feel comfortable in. While I love the idea of other bloggers or fashion icons inspiring you (it’s where I am always getting inspiration from) don’t feel you have to jump on board with every single trend or completely copy anyone else’s style. There are many trends out there that I feel as a fashion blogger, I am supposed to get on board with, but it’s just not me. I like to “stay in vogue” as I say, but am careful not to lose sight of what I truly want to wear, not what I think I’m supposed to wear.
A lot of the pieces in this post are many years old, but it’s working in 2015 when put together correctly. Try taking another look at your closet in a new light before feeling defeated and wishing you could go on a shopping spree. Lastly, remember that confidence is everything!
It’s finally feeling like fall in LA! Here is my first official fall outfit post of the year. Also as you may have noticed, I finally have some quality photos on here, thanks to my good friend Ashley Fischer who is dabbling in some photography and looking to sharpen her skills (I’d say she did an amazing job!) all the while making my blog look a whole lot more legit. Check out her awesome blog here!
I got this amazing slouchy knit sweater at Shoot the Moon LA. Like you’ve heard me say many times before, you can check it out here, and all the other awesome clothes and jewelry. Use the discount code HAYLEY10 to get 10% off your purchase.
This is called the “Four Seasons Cardi”, and for good reason. It’s light weight and would look great worn over a summer dress or with a tank and shorts, but it’s very fall appropriate with jeans/leggings and boots. It’s become my new go-to sweater. I love the multi color threading in black and white as well. I’m seeing a lot of sweaters with this coloring lately and it just gives off a cozy yet trendy look without being sloppy. Best of all, it’s so comfortable!
I wore this sweater with a loose white-t, black liquid leggings and camel booties. I love mixing camel and black. I decided to wear a necklace to match the boots to really bring out the brown to offset the black and white. Since liquid leggings can easily give off an edgier look, which is ok, I did want this to be more of a cozy fall look. I think the brown and gold accents accomplish that goal.
I am looking forward to more fall fashion and sharing with you guys what I’m finding to be “in vogue” this season without breaking the bank!
Have a fun and safe Halloween and until next time…
T-shirt: Urban Outfitters
Sweater: Shoot the Moon LA
Leggings: Urban Outfitters
Boots: Urban Outfitters
Bag: Vince Camuto
Photo Credit: Ashley Fischer
It’s almost Christmas and that means low 60’s in LA… BRR! Just kidding…I’m from Michigan. This is awesome.
But that doesn’t mean I don’t still rock winter fashion. It’s still pretty chilly at night and a sweater, peacoat and boots is completely reasonable to wear. Thank god for that because if it was too warm to wear fall/winter clothes here I would feel so unfulfilled fashion wise! Comfy sweaters and cute boots are what I live for!
Last night I went to The Grove (awesome huge outdoor mall in LA) with my boyfriend to walk around and soak up the Christmas atmosphere there. It’s beautiful. Huge Christmas tree, Santa, lights everywhere… but I must admit, the moment we walked into Nordstrom was when I really felt all warm and fuzzy inside. ….What? I’m Jewish anyways!
Then we saw American Hustle and if this were a movie review blog I would go on and on about how amazing it was, but I’ll just say… see it!! SO good… and awesome fashion too 🙂
So, who says you can’t wear brown, black AND navy together? Not me! You totally can if you do it right. With this outfit I paired an oversized navy knit sweater with bright seafoam green jeans (lovely color combo) and THEN added accents of brown with my shoes and bag… or what I like to call “camel” more so than actual brown. I also wore a black peacoat over it and thought it all came together really well.
I particularly love these pants because I think the color can be appropriate all year round, winter summer spring or fall (in case you didn’t know all the seasons of the year?).
The last touch was the navy and gold statement necklace to lay over the navy sweater. It subtly pops (oxymoron yes, but it’s true). If you’re going to match the color of your necklace to your shirt make sure it has one other color in it even if it’s just silver or gold and that’s all you need to make it pop!
Happy Holidays everyone!
Bag: J. Crew
Booties: Urban Outfitters
Coat: Anne Klein