Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Winter Wonderland



Coat// Forever 21
Flannel// Furst of a Kind (bought at LF Robertson)
Sweater// LF Robertson
Wax Denim// Carmar Denim
Rain boots// Jeffrey Campbell
Purse// Marc by Marc Jacobs
Beanie// Free People 
Quebec City is December is LITERALLY how I imagine Christmas in my mind. I currently feel like I"m frolicking about in a Charles Dickens novel as I pass by every street corner. People are happy, there is snow on the ground, and Christmas decorations galore (and I'm basically staying in a Castle). Also the food so far has been amazing! I stopped by a cute little Maple Cafe and tried this hot milk concoction with maple butter and cinnamon and needless to say it was amazing. I'm absolutely going to be eating my way through this city... and counting down the hours until my scheduled food tour of the city! If you guys have any great recommendations for places to eat or things to see let me know!

I thought I was going to be much braver then I actually was in the cold when I got dressed in the morning. I paired my Forever 21 coat with a flannel and black sweater, a pair of waxed jeans, rain boots, and my new free people beanie obsession. I thought the coat would keep me warm enough outside and that I'd get really hot inside and take it off and stay warm with my flannel and sweater....false,false,false. Tomorrow I will probably opt for a parka.  Don't worry though I continued to make poor outfit decisions for dinner wearing a short black velvet dress and tights. 

Coat// Planet Blue (recently back in stock!)
Dress// Emma & Sam
Knee Socks// Free People
Boots// Stuart Weitzman 
Here are a few of my favorite pictures of the city so far! Thousands more will come I'm sure. I get so excited around Christmas time guys, especially when there is SNOW and i'm in some sort of magic winter wonderland! 


Any tips on dressing for the cold?! I've only lived in warm places my entire life... I could clearly use some advice. 
-Xoxo Becca 


Monday, December 8, 2014

Oldie But a Goodie



Photo Credit// Stephanie Fantauzzi
Top// LF Robertson Blvd
Jeans// Express
Choker// LF Robertson
Shoes// Steve Madden
Star Bracelets// A Marketplace in Maui
I don't know about you, but I tend to keep things in my closet for wayyyyy to long. I really hate cleaning out my closet, it takes more time and energy then I feel like I have. The bright side to my lazy disposition and somewhat messy closet, is that every once in a while I stumble upon an old gem. I recently found these old jeans I got from Express when I was an undergrad at Baylor University. I probably haven't worn or thought about these jeans in five years!! I'm absolutely loving everything about them now, probably more then I did when I first bought them! 

After being gone for Thanksgiving and being sick with Strep AND a Sinus Infection for what seems like forever, this weekend was about watching Netflix and catching up with friends over coffee! I paired these newly found favorite jeans with an oversized black button down (that boyfriend look) with a sheer back, and a bunch of large bracelets for a more put together look. I also wore my favorite black velvet choker with a large cross, it really makes me feel like a product of the 90's. It was the perfect outfit to wear in order to be comfy but cute while still feeling slightly under the weather. 

Do you guys tend to save items in your closet for too long?! Have you recently found an old item of clothing that you now love more then when you originally bought it? I'd love to hear! Also don't forget if you want to be featured on my blog or instagram account on Wednesday's hashtag your pictures #llcstreetstyle or feel free to email me laprade.rebecca@gmail.com 

I've put together some similar looks below that you can shop! Have a great week beautiful people :)

Oversized Button Downs 


Similar Denim


-Xoxo Becca 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

December Necessities: The Camel Coat

Camel Coat

Brown peacoat / Rachel Comey long coat / Long sleeve coat / Burberry cape coat / Marni red coat / Mango coat / H M cape coat, $39 / Tommy hilfiger coat / ChloƩ wool coat with belt, $1,875


This December I've been lusting over all of the different Camel Coat's I've been seeing popping up on blogs and Instagram. I think the camel coat depending on the style and fit is stylish, chic, and timeless! The coats above are a few of the ones i've been coveting...though most are far out of my price range. Before I became deathly ill on Thanksgiving I happened to catch an early Black Friday sale on Prism Boutique  and bought this coat  which I imagine will make many an appearance on the blog especially during my Canadian Christmas trip.

I've linked below some camel coats you can purchase if you want to save some money, invest some money, or go a little crazy!

Save


Invest


Go a Little Crazy!

Are you guys loving the Camel Coat as much as I am?! What's your December Necessity? I'd love to hear all about it.

-Xoxo Becca 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Holiday Gift Ideas Under $50


In an effort to delete some pictures on my phone since it has literally no storage left, I found this picture perfect moment from my trip to Aspen last Christmas. My mom and I took this magical sleigh ride with this delightful old man who sang christmas carols and brought us hot chocolate in a thermos. I felt like I was living a Lifetime Christmas Movie. I am already counting down the days until I make new holiday memories in Quebec this year! I imagine that it will look and feel like a Charles Dickens novel, and I will stroll around various Christmas markets and eat maple syrup on ice (If you can't tell I really romanticize things in my mind). 

Anywho... I know it can be shopping for presents can be quite stressful, time consuming, and expensive! So I put together some fun gift ideas for $50 dollars and under! 

Coffee Mugs/Tumblers 

I dont know about you, but i've been an avid collector of coffee mugs since I was 10. I'm always appreciative of a new coffee mug, here are a few online I found all under $20

Pajamas

I feel like I'm ALWAYS in need of more pajamas, and these pajamas are all under $30! 

Phone Accessories

I'm always breaking/getting bored with my phone covers and loosing my accessories, and I have a feeling i'm not the only one! 

Stationary/Organizational Products

Who doesn't need to get a little more organized?! There's no reason to not do it in style either :) 

Home Goodies

We are big kids now and need things for our apartments and homes!

What plans do you guys have for the holiday's?! I'd love to hear about it. 

-Xoxo Becca 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cyber Monday









Hat// Free People
Top// LF Robertson
Skirt// LF Robertson
Tights// Free People
Knee socks// Free People
Shoes// Dolce Vita 
So originally I was going to do a Black Friday post and even mentioned it in an instagram post on Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving night though in the middle of dinner I got really sick with a fever of like 103 (yuck!) and ended up having Strep and a Sinus infection, so i've been bedridden ever since...it's taking forever to get better!! So I thought instead of sharing some of my fav black friday sales, i'd show some good Cyber Monday deals! Hope all of you had a wonderful holiday with your loved ones. 

ASOS (click here) Use the promo code ILOVEMONDAYS to get 30% off your entire purchase!!

Bauble Bar (click here) Use the promo code CYBER 20 to get 20% off of your purchase

Piperlime (click here) Use promo code CYBERSALE to get 30% off the entire site, plus an extra 40% discount on sale items

Revolve (click here) you can get an extra 20% off of all final sale and new markdown pieces

Prism Boutique (click here) Use promo code ITSON10 to get 10% off of everything (this one ends at midnight tonight so it's not quite a cyber monday sale)

Windsor (click here) Use promo code QUIRKY to get 25% off of selected items (today only!)

Missguided (click here) Use promo code CYBER30 to get 30% off entire purchase

Modcloth (click here) Use promo code CYBERMONDAY to get 25% your entire purchase

H & M (click here) 30% off entire purchase + free shipping on all orders over $50

Intermix (click here) 20% off of full price items + free shipping

Shopbop (click here) Spend $250 save 15%, spend $500 save 20%, spend $1000 save 25%

-Xoxo Becca








Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Overall Love


Photo Credit// Mom
Overalls// Washed Denim Overalls
Top// Chaser High/Low Boxy Top
Steve Madden// Free Bird (similar here)
Necklace// All The Wire
Bracele// Lucky Brand
Top// LF Robertson
Overalls// LF Robertson
Shoes// Report Signature 
I have such a deep rooted love for overalls, so obviously I've been so happy that they have made a come back. I've been sporting them since summer 13'. I remember one of the first pair of overalls I had as a child that I literally couldn't live without and continued wearing them even as they were way to short. They were a dark washed long pair with Esmeralda on the front. They were everything!

I've linked a few of my favorite pairs of overalls below! Hope all of you guys have a beautiful Thanksgiving!! I can't wait for all the sweet potatoes my tummy is going to consume.



-Xoxo Becca

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Year Round Crop Top

Photo Credit// Stephanie Fantauzzi
Crop Top// Wonderland Honolulu c/o
Leather Vest// Aviatrix Leather
Flannel// LF Robertson blvd
Jeans// Carmar Denim (bought at LF Robertson)
Key necklace// The Giving Key
I absolutely love hanging out at the Grove around the holiday season. The christmas tree, and the snow that falls makes it feel like a magical winter wonderland.  I had such a wonderful day strolling around with my bestie, looking at all of the Christmas decorations, grabbing lunch at the farmers market (best iced coffee at Short Cake LA), and popping in at the Revolve Pop Up shop where I purchased a House of Harlow Ring I'm beyond obsessed with. 

The weather in LA is a bit bipolar. One day it's hot outside and the next day there is a brisk chill. This can make it a bit difficult to get dressed in the morning. I absolutely love this new crop top from Wonderland Honolulu it's so soft and comfortable and can be easily worn all year round. Pair it with ripped jeans and a flannel in the fall or a skirt and knee socks, and a pair of cut offs in the summer. Nothing better then a basic crop or a basic tshirt, I feel like I can never have enough! 

Are you a fan of crop tops in the fall/winter? Would love to see how you style them if you are!

-Xoxo Becca 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Casual Chic

Photo Credit// Regina Saldivar
Blazer// Zara (Similar one here)
Top// Southward Apparel
Skirt// LF Robertson Blvd
Key Necklace// The Giving Key
Shoes// Converse
This was a quick comfortable outfit I put together to run errands around the city and grab a quick breakfast at Urth Cafe with a friend. I purchased the ACL top from Southward Apparel after missing Texas a little bit and being envious of all the pictures my friends were posting at ACL last month (fun fact: I've only been to one concert in my life...bonus points if you guess which concert). I found this blazer in the back of my closet from Zara...I'm pretty sure I bought it in London when I was an intern at a fashion/lifestyle PR company. I remember being obsessed with blazers and American Apparel body suits that summer, and by the time I got back to the states I was over it. Now they are growing on me again and making a comeback in my daily outfits. Blazers are one of the best ways to give an outfit a pop of color, or to make a super casual outfit like this a bit more chic!

Have you ever worn an item so much or a style that you've burnt out on it and now it's starting to grow on you again?! I'd love to hear about it, or see pictures! Don't forget to email me your pictures or #llcstreet style on instagram to be featured on my blog and insta account on Wednesdays!

These are just a few blazers that have caught my eye!

-Xoxo Becca 

Monday, November 10, 2014

November Necessities:It's all about the Accessories


November means it's holiday season! I start dreaming about pumpkin pie, black friday, sugar cookie tea  (yes this is a real thing, and it's magical), what it's like to live in a city where leaves turn colors, and how every pair of tights I own from last year seems to have a run in them. This month for my necessities section i'm focusing on some of my faves/crave accessories and shoes. 

Hats

As you can tell from my blog and Insta feed if you've been following, i'm maybe a bit obsessed with hats. To be honest this obsession is very recent. Before I cut my hair a year ago, I never ever wore hats. With my shorter textured hair, hats have a whole new feel on me, and they really complete an outfit! They also honestly make me feel more comfortable when I take pictures for the blog and instagram. Here are some hats currently on my wish list. 


Tights/Socks

I have ALWAYS been a lover of tights and socks. When I was five my mom used to dress me in mis matched lacy and slouchy socks, in high school I wore knee socks everyday with my school uniform and doc martins, and now I see them as the perfect way to keep wearing that skirt or dress all year round. I love to layer socks over tights and each other and use them to add a pop of color or texture to an outfit. These are some of favorites that I find to be a must for my closet.


Over the Knee Boots/Sneakers

Every season I am on the constant look out for the perfect over the knee boot! I have absolutely been in love with them for the last few seasons, but find it a struggle to find ones that stay up on me all day long and don't start slouching. I think it may be time to invest in a pair of Stuart Weitzman boots, from what I hear they are perfection. I've also been starting to build a bit of a sneaker collection! I find that one of my favorite ways to wear them is with a simple leather skirt, sweatshirt, or tshirt. 


Bags

I really own a handful of bags and purses. I tend to just use the same ones over and over. I like to keep a big tote bag, small cross body bag, and a backpack or two. I also tend to stick with neutrals and blacks. In the last few months I've started to covet more and more purses, maybe i'll add some of these to my Christmas list! 


I know I haven't been keeping up with the blog in the last month, but when my applications are completed and submitted for grad school December 1st, I promise i'll get better! 

I have decided that I would like to a weekly street style section. I'd like to roam around town and take pictures and interview people who inspire my style, feature people from Instagram, and who send in email submissions! If you'd like to be featured send me an email (laprade.rebecca@gmail.com) with a picture of you in an outfit that makes you feel wonderful and confident, your name, occupation, and your current style must haves and must nots! Or you can tag me on instagram or #llcstreetstyle and every Wednesday i'll do a feature on my blog and Instagram. You guys can let me know if you love it and want me to keep it up, or I should ditch it. 

-Xoxo Becca 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall Florals

Photo Credit// Stephanie Fantauzzi
Leather Vest// Aviatrix Leather (bought at LF Robertson)
Floral Blouse// Bought at LF Robertson
Leather Leggings//Mink Pink
Booties// Matisse Footwear
Hatt// Bought at LF Robertson
Bag//Marc by Marc Jacobs
After a long week of volunteer work, research, and working on grad school applications I had a wonderful weekend with some very close friends. I had brunch on Saturday at an adorable little spot in Venice called 26 Beach. If you're a french toast fan I highly highly recommend it. I had the Monty Cristo French toast and it was unreal, and my coffee was served in a princess mug...so that was a plus. I then spent the evening at Halloween Horror nights at Universal studios, one of my favorite halloween traditions. On Sunday, I ventured into Los Feliz and ate at this cozy little spot called Home. It was nice and cool in the morning so I chose this dark floral blouse and paired it with my faux leather Mink Pink leggings. I got so many comments the last time that I wore this vest that I decided to bring it back! I'm also obsessing over my recent hair cut by the amazing Marissa Marino at Nine Zero One Salon in West Hollywood. If you're looking for a great place to get your hair done I'm convinced they can do no wrong.

If you guys have any posts you want to see or questions feel free to comment below or send me an email! I'd love to hear from you guys. Below i've included links to shop items similar to what I wore.

Dark Florals
Leather Vests
Leather Leggings

-Xoxo Becca

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mad for Plaid

Hat// Janessa Leone
Flannels// Furst Of A Kind (bought at LF Robertson Blvd)
Coat//Millau (bought at LF Robertson Blvd)
Socks// American Apparel
Shoes// Sixty Seven Shoes
Sorry for the lack of posts lately, I've been really focused on grad school applications. You may or may not know (I really need to make an about me page one of these days...) that I have my Master's in Clinical Psychology and I'm in the process of applying to Clinical Psych PhD and PsyD programs right now. Nothing makes a better application break then playing dress up and figuring out new outfits! Fall season is perfect for layering and experimentation. I'm loving the mixed plaid look, anyway I can rework plaids and flannels is a winner in my book. I also think oversized coats are going to be everything this season.

Shop similar looks and pieces here!



I would love to hear about your favorite ways to layer this fall!

-Xoxo Becca

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Necessities

Photo Credit// Stephanie Fantauzzi
Jacket// LF Robertson
Top// Free People
Pants// One Teaspoon
Booties// Coconut by Matisse Footwear
Bag// Celine
Hat// Jenessa Leone (bought at LF Robertson)

It's October!!!!!!!!! That means pumpkin spice everything, leggings, plaid, and all of my other fall favorites (even if the weather in LA is not currently permitting it). Some of my favorite blog posts to read are bloggers current favorites or must haves for the month. I thought i'd give it ago, despite the fact that I literally have no idea how everyone seems to make collages of this stuff. 

1. Leather Leggings 

I mean.... leggings are most absolutely pants in my mind. You will absolutely see me in leather leggings this fall. I'm a big fan of the leather and plaid combo. 

2. Graphic T's 

My favorite thing about graphic t's are there versatility. You can pair it with a pair of leather leggings, boyfriend jeans, or yoga pants and get three completely different looks from the same shirt. I tend to gravitate towards the t's that have more of a boyfriend fit, or fall off of the shoulder. 

3. Plaid Plaid Plaid 

As you know from my very first blog post, my love of plaid goes back to my love of Full House and Stephanie Tanner. I will take my plaid in any shape or form. 

4. Lounge Wear

This month is crunch time for me as I work on applications for grad school! Naturally I plan on being as comfortable as possible as I fill out application after application and write essay after essay. 

5. Booties

I'm that girl that wears booties all year round. There is no outfit in my mind that you can't wear booties with if you so desire.  These are just a few pairs i'm currently coveting. 



If you guys would like to see more of this type of post i'd love to know and I'll work on making it more visually presentable! Also if you ever have any questions about outfits or styling or just wanna throw some ideas out about posts i'd love to hear from you via email or on the comment section! 

-Xoxo Becca 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Midi Skirt

Photo Credit// Gina Tomassone
Top//Rumor Boutique (bought at LF Robertson)
Midi Skirt// Mika & Gala (bought at LF Robertson)
Sweater//Millau (bought at LF Robertson)
Shoes// Coconut by Matisse
Bag// LF Robertson
Necklace// Urban Outfitters
The midi length skirt and dress is making quite the comeback this fall. I have to admit I was highly skeptical that I was going to be a fan of this new trend. As I saw more and more pictures on instagram and blogs the look began to grow on me, but I was still hesitant that it was going to be a favorite on me. When I headed over to LF on Robertson blvd to check out their new fall collection and play dress up I developed a strong love for this length (there is also a leather midi I have my eye on there). 

How do you guys feel about this trend? Love it or Hate it?! Here are a few more midis that I have my eye on.
Nasty Gal Furry Up Midi Skirt
Nasty Gal Metal Petal Skirt