Warm Weather Whiteout

When I saw the Accuweather forecast pinned LA in the 90s this week, I knew I had to do something to beat the heat. What better way to reflect some rays than with an easy all-white look? (Yeah, I know it isn't Memorial Day yet... but who believes in those silly rules anyway? Carpe Diem, ya know?)

That - coupled with this amazing east side discovery I made earlier this week while meeting for coffee in Los Feliz - and this look was born. This work of art is entitled "Projection" and is an ephemeral piece by French artist Vincent Lamouroux. Formerly the dilapidated Bates Motel - aptly named because of its location on Sunset & Bates, and because of its eerie resemblance to the Hitchcock haunt from Psycho - now appears completely transformed thanks to a thin layer of limewash.

Truly, this work is even more stunning in person. It almost hurts my eyes to look at it, or maybe hurts my brain... it's one of those sights that seem impossible, or too unusual to be real. But there she stands. So, Nick and I went to work and shot this look outside its palm tree lined and barbed-wire covered gates (also painted white, of course)

I'm wearing a classic white tee from the Gap, and a great pair of rip & repair white denim shorts from Madewell. Paired them with my simple Madewell cuff, and trusty pair of white Chucks and managed to pull off a full whiteout, without looking like a house painter. Like the look? Click the names to shop! And as, always click below to subscribe via Email and Bloglovin! Happy Humpday, y'all.

SPRING LOOKBOOK

Hey guys! Thought I'd share with you all a little something my boyfriend Nicholas and I shot last week. I've always wanted to challenge myself to create a number of looks from just a few key pieces, so here it is.

20 Pieces. 10 Looks. 10 different occasions to wear them to.

The key to success here was using clean, simple, classic pieces - what I'm referring to as #thenewclassics - to create some really great looks. I used a mix of high-end and casual brands (and even snuck in a few of my own designs) to create accessible looks for any occasion you may have this spring. 

Let me know how I did in the comments below - and share with me if you've ever done anything similar. I'd love to check it out.

the looks (clockwise from top left)

spring wedding 1, 4, 13, 17
lunch break 5, 13, 18
weekend warrior 7, 9, 16, 19 

day at the park 7, 10, 14, 20
gallery Opening 5, 6, 14, 18

sunday Brunch 5, 15, 20
Headed to yoga 2, 8, 11, 16, 19
Cocktail hour 2, 4, 13, 17
studio workday 6, 12, 16, 20
Laundry day 3, 10, 13, 20


THE PIECES 
john varvatos blazer
Allsaints leather jacket
Erik anderson linen jacket
4 JCrew oxford Shirt (white)
jcrew oxford shirt (blue)
6 gap Chambray shirt
vintage flannel
american apparel zippper hoodie
james perse crew neck sweater
10 erik anderson cut and sew tee
11 Alexander wang muscle tee
12 gap crew neck tee
13 blk denim jeans
14 gap boyfriend jeans
15 H&M Chinos
16 h&M Leather leggings
17 Cole haan monkstrap shoes
18 Cole haan lace up oxford shoes
19 Nike free run sneakers
20 Chuck taylor Converse

**also styled with rayban aviators, rayban wayfarers, and erik anderson leather lunch bag