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

Monday, September 22, 2014

Biker Chic

Leather Vest// Aviatrix (bought at LF Robertson)
White Tank Top// Project Social T (bought at Urban Outfitters)
Black Jeans// Carmar Denim (LF Robertson)
Shoes// Steve Madden
Bag// Celine
Cross// Urban Outfitters
Gold Stamped Necklace// All The Wire Double Or Nothin'
Bracelets// Matocha RockLuxe Jewels
For my moms last night in LA we headed to Mercado for an early 5 o'clock dinner (I'm such an old person). I highly recommend the sweet corn and the hibiscus mezcal marg! After many days of not washing my hair I attempted to rock a top knot, which I haven't really done since I cut my hair a year ago. After 10 minutes and 15 bobby pins later I think it came out pretty good...but certainly not as time efficient as it was with long hair (and who knows what the back of it actually looked like). I've been living in this white tank top all weekend, I'm one of those people that owns 100 different plain white tops in every fit possible. I got this Aviatrix leather Vest at the LF Robertson summer sale for close to 70% off and i've been waiting for an opportunity to wear it! When my mom and I left my apartment she made a comment that I looked like a Biker Chick, and I couldn't help but agree...this is a very biker chic  outfit. I am so excited to style this vest in different ways this fall and winter, waiting for this vest to go on sale was well worth the wait.

Have a great Monday!!

-Xoxo Becca

Friday, September 19, 2014

Black Is The New Black

Top// Top Shop LA
Skirt// LF Robertson
Shoes// Dolce Vita
Left Bracelet// LF Robertson
Right Bracelet// Lucky Brand
Hat// Janessa Leone 
Every season I hear that a new color is the new black, but I just want to know why can't black be the new black? Why are we trying to always replace black?! I feel like it's a universal color, I challenge you to name one person that black doesn't look amazing on! Anyways.... I'm sort of obsessed with this black skirt I bought at LF last summer, it looks like the Helmut Lang draped skirt ( but a version I can afford).

 My mom is in town visiting me for her birthday, and we went to the Penthouse at Mastros for her birthday dinner. It was one of those nights when everything in my closet seemed unacceptable and I had a pile of clothes growing alarmingly fast on bed. It became clear to me that it was going to be a black on black night.. because black on black never fails me. I was also thankful for the stretchy waist band of my skirt after having lobster mashed potatoes, crab stuffed mushrooms, steak, green beans, and three different desserts. Overall it was a successful evening!

I love this picture of my mom and I. Don't we look so much alike? We ordered a butter cake, and a chocolate pudding cake (like a flourless chocolate cake), and the restaurant was kind enough to give us a chocolate cake on the house in celebration of my beautiful mom.

What are your favorite colors for this fall season? Are you as obsessed with black as me? I'd love to know what you guys like!

-Xoxo Becca

Friday, September 12, 2014

Darling Magazine Fall Release Party

Photo Credit// Mallory Thomasson
Top// LF Robertson
Vest// Alice & Olivia
Shorts//Indikah (similar pair here)
Shoes//Jeffrey Campbell
Necklace// Natalie B
Hat// D&Y
Bracelets// LF Robertson & Abercrombie and Fitch
Purse// Marc by Marc Jacobs 
I had the opportunity to go to the Darling Magazine fall issue release party in Downtown LA which included music, drinks, photobooths, and best of all brownies and food trucks.  If you didn't know Darling Magazine focuses on empowering women. The fall issue had a very special unique twist, none of the women in the magazine were retouched. I hope that as time progresses we will see more and more magazines following in suit. What a dream it would be for young girls to look at fashion magazines and see people on the cover that look like them and not something completely unobtainable without a bff relationship with photoshop. 

One of my very favorite looks that I love constantly recreating is tailored shorts (or skirts) with knee socks and/or tights. Even though it was extremely hot out I couldn't resist this outfit any longer! This love for knee socks with shorts and skirts must come from watching Clueless one too many times (or maybe from attending Catholic highschool...). I completed this outfit with the Alice & Olivia long white vest, because I felt like it polished the look a bit more. 

Hope you guys have a beautiful weekend!!

-Xoxo Becca

P.S. In honor of National Suicide Prevention week I challenge each of you to give a compliment to a stranger or commit an act of kindness towards someone you don't know. It's absolutely amazing how these small acts can change someones day or life! I would love to hear about your kind acts in my comment section! 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

When You're Not at NYFW....

Photo Credit// Julia Hodges
Dress// Alice & Olivia
Shorts// Forever 21(you can also see them style here)
Bralette// Free People Galloon 
Shoes// Dolce Vita
Bracelet// Lucky Brand
Cross Necklace// gifted to me
Hat// Janessa Leone

When your entire Instagram feed is of NYFW (and your not there), obviously the only solution is to head to a brunch with a make your own mimosa bar. I headed to Pearls Bar on Sunset in West Hollywood with my beautiful friend Julia for a little girls time. I've said now in previous posts that I'm very over  summer and summer clothes and sooo ready for fall, this is totally reflected in my outfit choice for brunch. I am in love with this sheer Alice & Olivia dress, it's cool enough to wear in this warm weather, but paired with my faux leather Forever 21 shorts and maroon Free People Bralette its perfect for the fall transition. When the weather starts to get cooler my favorite colors to wear are blacks, reds, and maroons (can anyone say vampy?). 

Have you been keeping up with NYFW '14? What are some of the trends you are looking forward to in the coming year? I know i'm glad that plaid is here to stay for another year....prepare for lots of plaid in my posts. 

-Xoxo Becca 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Happy Hour

Photo Credit// Stephanie Fantauzzi
Top//Madison & Berkeley 'Dream' Pocket Tank (bought at Nordstrom)
Shorts// One Teaspoon Outlaws 
Shoes// Steve Madden Sandy
Purse// Marc by Marc Jacobs
Star Bangles// Bought at a tiny market place in Maui
Gold Plated Necklace// All the Wire- Double or Nothin
Gold Bracelet// LF Robertson
Gold Arm Band// LF Robertson
Sunglasses// Tory Burch 
One of my favorite things to do is go to a good Happy Hour. Sometimes you don't want to dress up, sometimes you want to go in your pajamas. Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ is the perfect spot for that day you want to happy hour but don't want to get dressed up. You can get soooo much food for so cheap, and wear whatever you want! It's also within walking distance of my apartment, always a plus! I opted to wear these One Teaspoon Outlaw shorts, which have been a staple for me the past summer ( I alternate between these and my Mink Pink Slasher shorts). In the last year I've found myself really gravitating towards graphic tee's and tank tops and Madison & Berkeley has some of my favorite, including this 'Dream' pocket tank top.  The black, white, and turquoise star bangle bracelets are my favorite part of this look. I got these bracelets at a small market place in Maui, despite the fact that they constantly fall off of my small wrists. This outfit really worked with my going on 4 days unwashed hair...

If you guys live in LA, do you have any go to Happy Hour spots?! I would love to hear about them.

-Xoxo Becca

Monday, September 1, 2014

Melrose Place and Lace

Photo Credit//Lenny Montalvo
Top//LF Robertson (last summer)
Shorts//LF Robertson (last summer)
Bralette// Victoria's Secret
Shoes// Jeffrey Campbell
Double Or Nothing Gold plated Necklace// All the Wire
Cross// Gifted by friend 
This summer is coming to an end, and I couldn't pass up an opportunity to wear this LF lace tank top (from last summer) for possibly the last time. This last week has been a crazy! I got home from Maui, and immediately had friends come into town for the holiday weekend to stay with me. After a busy weekend of sight seeing, a birthday part at Sky High (don't lie and pretend like jumping on trampolines into foam pits isn't the best way to spend Saturday night), and watching 5 hours of Real Housewives of Melbourne (shine shine shine) we decided to stroll around Melrose Place. Then after seeing thousands of Instagram pictures from Alfred's Coffee, we decided it was a necessity to experience the coffee, and immediately followed it with a photo session with Casper  the Barista. 
Photo Credit// Stephanie Fantauzzi 
I haven't talked to much about my outfit in this post, and thats honestly because I'm sooooo ready for Fall to come! Hello leather, plaid, oversized sweaters, and knee highs. However, I will say that the All the Wire Necklace I wore in this post means the world to me. I posted it on Instagram (@leather.lace.andcupcakes) last week if you want to see it up close. I had it engraved with the words "Forever in my heart, PLP" as a way to keep my dad close to my heart. All the Wire is a great jewelry line stared by Tori (from Courtney loves Dallas) and her sister Desiree. The unique thing about this line is that many of the pieces can be personalized with your own special words. 

Hope you guys are having a wonderful Holiday weekend! What are you guys most excited to wear this Fall?! 

-Xoxo Becca