LA Vibes

Moving from NYC to LA has definitely required some major adjustments.  After landing the perfect place, finding a fulfilling job and trying to build a new network you still have something very vital to think about in your day to day; that something being style.  I never want to compromise my style no matter where I live but I can say living in LA, you lean more towards cute and casual.  I found myself completely overdressed during my early visits to LA for like a nice outing or dinner because I was so used to the NY way of life.  Here you can simply wear a plain tee, biker jacket over the arm as a complimenting accessory or actually wear it once the night falls with nice booties and you’re all set.  Heels aren’t a must here in LA (thank goodness)

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I say all that to say, I’ve adding a ton of tees to my everyday wardrobe.  Simplicity is key.  A nice tee with boyfriend or slim jeans and a fresh pair of vans can be worn Sunday-Monday and I’m loving it.  The look below showcases a Mondo Taco tee I grabbed from Goodwill for $1 and light washed jeans I snagged from Uniqlo for $9.  To lighten the look a bit, I wore classic neon yellow Van’s.  I thought this complimented well with the light denim and added a pop of color for a casual, spring look.  LA, I’m still learning and adjusting to the vibes here.  One thing for sure I am definitely becoming more aligned with comfy looks.  Be on the lookout for more comfy, casual looks from this citygal 😊

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LA Edition: Part 1

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For those of you who may not be aware, my love for LA is insurmountable and forever growing.  Each time I visit, I fall more and more in love with this place.  The air is different, the people are genuinely nice and the warmer weather that exists, even with winter approaching, is a major plus.  I recently visited during the Thanksgiving holiday and decided to do an LA edition on the blog.  The style of dress will definitely be different when looking at ensembles for the City of Angels versus the Big Apple.  Known for having a more laid back vibe and chill atmosphere, this can be noticed in the pieces chosen for my LA trip.  You don’t really have to overthink it.  Simply a flannel or bomber jacket with nice jeans seems very fitting for the LA vibe.  Pictured here, I went with a cool bomber I purchased in New Orleans at Garb Boutique back in November.  Living in NY, I thought I was going to have to wait until spring to wear it but luckily I didn’t.  I paired the bomber with an over-sized Calvin Klein tee from Urban Outfitters, black denim from Old Navy and my favorite adidas. Comfy and stylish all in the same.  Normally I have jam packed days in LA, trying to soak it all in within the 5-day span, so comfort is key.  Check out more pics below and be sure to check back for other LA posts soon to come.

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Summer in October

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When it peaks at 83 degrees in October in NYC, you get a little excited like myself.  Perfect timing for shorts right?  I purchased this Pablo tee awhile back at Dash randomly and was in search of a shoe to rock with it.  Steve Madden came through in the clutch once again!  I can let you know now I will be wearing these over the knee boots pretty often.  I was on the hunt for just the right boot and luckily these fit perfectly.  So perfect that I bought  2 pairs; one in black and the other in taupe.  You can’t go wrong with a $99 boot that’s comfy and is well made.  It actually stays over the knee and doesn’t bunch!  I even tried the boots on with jeans and they still fit comfortably.

Seeing that I am slightly obsessed with dad hats, I decided to add a denim one with this ensemble.  I thought it added a nice touch with the royal blue and black contrast.  NYC you never cease to amaze me.  I will appreciate any warm weather I can get, no matter the season.  More looks from the citygal below.

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Greene St Vibes

imageLiving in New York, you come to learn that dressing comfortably is key.  I eyed this t-shirt dress from H&M for awhile and finally decided to just grab a small and see how it fitted later.  To my surprise, this dress fit perfectly!  A great investment for the summer and definitely worth the $14.99.  I paired it with a quilted rose gold patterned ‘Van-like’slip on shoe from Steve Madden.  These shoes are pretty comfy as well.  Pairing these with all black seemed to highlight the shoe more in my perspective and went well with this street comfy style.  I was Soho ready with this look.  Check out more pics below.

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Summer 16′ Must Haves

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It’s finally warming up in NYC and I am completely overjoyed.  It took quite some time this year seeing that it’s now June but I can live with that.  Rompers and comfy shoes are must haves when living in New York.  You want something quick and cute to throw on and if you’re going to do a bit of walking, which is expected here, comfort is key.  I purchased this romper at Urban Outfitters a couple of years ago.  Being a huge fan of animal print since way back when definitely worked in my favor.  The shoes I’m wearing are mules that I happened to find at Old Navy.  These shoes have to be some of the most comfortable sandals I’ve owned.  I conquered a full day in NYC in these with no problem and to top of it off, they were only $10.99.  Definitely a steal! In my opinion, rompers and a nice comfy sandal are must haves for this summer.  More full outfit pics below.

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