Zara Overcoat (similar here) , H&M Blouse ,
Madewell Jeans , Scarf (similar here) , andAdidas Sneakers
I just got back from a trip to New York City and had a blast! I have not been back to NYC since a school trip in the eighth grade, and it was fun getting to explore a new city as an adult. We initially chose April in hopes that it would be warmer weather and springtime would be creeping in but it was still pretty chilly, at least for us LA folks ha, but would highly recommend trying to go in April or May to get the best weather possible. Here is what I wore in NYC in early April.
For most days I wore about the same outfit. I always wear sneakers when exploring a city because I want to see as much as I can and not have my feet slow me down. So these Adidas Original Cloudfoams were a must. It would get pretty chilly during the day because the wind would pick up between the buildings, so I wore either this Zara overcoat (similar here and here) or switched it out for aleather jacket on a warmer day. I also loved a good scarf over a long sleeve shirt or sweater to help block the wind around my neck and chin which was great. And I pretty much rotated through myhigh waist Madewell blue jeans and Joes Jeans black jeans.
Melrose Trading Post Jacket (vintage, similar here) ,
Madewell Jeans , LLBean Boots , The North Face Fleece (old, similar here) ,
Target Socks (old, similar here) , and Forever21 Hat (old, similar here)
This past weekend, we drove out of the city of Los Angeles and into a winter wonderland full of snow! It was so magical to experience the cold and play in the snow. I was on a mission to find not only a cozy and warm puffer, but I wanted to find a jacket with a vintage neon vibe. Because why not stand out while playing in the snow?
I got my inspiration for vintage neon from my mom in this picture above. We use to go skiing every year as a family and my mom had the coolest (even though we didn't know it at the time lol) jacket ever! I love the vintage poofer with all things neon to stand out. So I was on a mission to find a jacket just like hers and I did!
If you are local to LA and need some great vintage winter gear, go check out Melrose Trading Post. They have tons of cute neon poof jackets like this one. I would also highly suggest checking out local thrift stores or flea markets in your area. You never know what you might find. And if you are having bad luck finding one, I love these options below.
I had such a blast prancing around following Finley wander through the snow. These duck boots are great for most all "bad" weather conditions from rain and mud to snow! I love them because they have so much versatility and are not just strictly snow boots. Being in LA, I need one shoe that fits all occasions and these duck boots are just that! Layer some cozy socks underneath and you are golden.
It is becoming more and more a thing to wear your active wear clothes outside of the gym. With the sneaker trend being so big now, its perfectly acceptable and encouraged to rock your leggings, sweatshirts, and sneakers. I love throwing on comfortable athleisure wear for errands or just exploring downtown. Read along to find my tips on how to transition your outfit from workout class to lunch date or a run to target.
With athleisurewear, I think the most important thing is layering. Layer a jacket, pullover, or sweater over your normal leggings and tank to give that extra added chicness to your look. My C-clique sheer pull over that I found at a vintage store in Paris is the perfect piece to help bring my boring sports bra and leggings to a new level. I also encourage to mix up different materials. The key to chic activewear is to mix some of your standard pieces with different materials and everyday clothing. I love how the sheer material gives a bit of feminine vibes to this look. And lastly, it is important to have clean, quality pieces. Do not pull out old, sweat stained workout wear or ratty sneakers. Make sure that your pieces look nice and are quality material. This will really set the tone.
A born and raised Southern girl who's wanting to inspire every women through style and beauty while living in the big city of Los Angeles.