Today I wanted to share with you an easy, cool outfit that's perfect for days when you want to dress comfortably, but need a little polish.
I spent the day at LACMA Mogging away, and this was just the thing to wear for a day spent writing and doodling on the museum lawn - a fashion blogger's off-duty look, if you will.
Starting with my favorite jeans at the moment - my Alexander Wang X Denim - I paired them with this great indigo pocket tee from Wallace & Barnes at JCrew. Because of the relaxed silhouette, I paired it with some great Cole Haan oxfords and a full arm party, to keep it feeling refined and not sloppy.
I love days that I get to spend at the museum or art gallery. It's so important to get out in the world and see the interesting and exciting work other artists are doing - it keeps me inspired. What sort of places do you all go to feel inspired and get some work done at the same time? I'd love to know, especially if they're here in LA. Always on the hunt for things to do! Let me know in the comments below, and I'll be sure to check it out.
For today's edition of our Summer Kickoff series, I'm sharing a super easy - and fun - DIY you can do today with supplies you already have on hand. The ombré trend is here to stay for the summer, and I'm gonna show you achieve that oh-so-cool look at home.
To start, gather your materials - either an old chambray shirt that needs a little sprucing up, or you can thrift one - like my $15 JCrew shirt I found at Crossroads here in LA. Then, make sure you have a bucket, some gloves (to protect your skin) and some regular ol' bleach.
First decide where you want your bleach to cover, and then wet your shirt with plain water. Next, fill your bucket with 2 parts hot water and 1 part bleach, and then lower your shirt into the solution, up to where you planned to cover. After that, let it sit for about an hour in a well-ventilated place.
When you come back, rinse the shirt in cool water, and then refill the bucket with a solution of 2 parts water and 1 part white vinegar. (This helps the bleaching process to stop.) Allow that to sit for about 10 minutes, and then rinse again. After that, just throw the shirt in the laundry, and enjoy your new look!
This look is perfect for the summer because it's a great way to incorporate the denim on denim trend, without it feeling heavy. It makes a great poolside cover up, and is perfect to layer on over a tee or tank when the sun goes down. I know I'll be getting a lot of use out of this. Let me know if you give it a try in the comments below - I'd love to see your handiwork in action! Check back tomorrow for a new video - featuring a Summer Cocktail Recipe you won't want to miss!
Happy Monday, everyone! This week, in honor of Memorial Day Weekend (and the beginning of the summer season) we will be sharing with you our Summer Kickoff Series. Everything is about to get summery up in here.
Starting with a shopping guide to get you into the season in style, I'm sharing with you the best new shorts to beat the heat. I have a personal vendetta against the tight knee-length cuffed denim shorts that everyone and their brother have been wearing the last few years, and I think it's time for a change. The new silhouette is cooler, easier, more relaxed - and frankly, a lot more comfortable in the heat, too. Check out my picks below.