28.9.14

PARALLEL



Finally some colder weather here in the forever sunny city of angels! 

The colder weather has forever heralded the start of a new sporting season. Back home in Australia the cooler months are celebrated with a pie and beer at the Aussie Rules Football (Go the mighty Sydney Swans) and here in Cali I am getting back into my second season of american football with my adopted team, the Chicago Bears! Along with some football, I have also finally been able to hike again this weekend as the slightly cold mornings and warm sun have made for perfect early-morning-hike weather.

This turtleneck (along with the flannel shirt in my last post) are by far my favourite picks from the recent H&M fall collection and I am sure that I will be wearing this repeatedly when the cold weather is here to stay for good. Worn here with my favourite rings from the newest Kontraho collection - Lost Without You, I couldn't be comfier or happier on this cooler day. 

24.9.14

IN CHECK



A slightly longer leather hemline than I am accustomed to paired with some navy croc print slip-ons and the best flannel shirt that the high-street has to offer was my outfit of choice one cooler day last week (we haven't been getting many of those here in LA).

Also pictured are an amazing iced green tea from Romanticising the Bean in Burbank, my coffee table work spread and a certain pugzu puppy that I am sure any of you who follow me on instagram already know. 

Here's to me hopefully being able to layer up in the near future but I'm not holding my breath. 

21.9.14

COZY


 (Zara Knit (Similar) , H&M Long Sleeve Cropped Shirt, Forever 21 Distressed Plaid Cutoffs, DV by Dolce Vita Boots (Similar), Prada Saffiano Medium Tote Bag, Kontraho 'Prism' Necklace)

A cozy early morning outfit for some pre-casting croissant breakfast shenanigans in the valley. This cardigan is by far my favourite budget knit find of the season as it was just such a good price (only $19.95). I can't find the exact one online anymore as I am guessing it is now sold out but it may still be in store so keep your eyes peeled! Its the perfect weight for the cooler mornings in LA whilst still allowing me to be ready for the inevitable afternoon heat.      

15.9.14

PARIS VINTAGE


(Vintage Harley Davidson Tee and Vintage Belt, Ksubi Albuquerque Cutoffs, Steve Maden Lanii Pony Hair Flats, Kontraho 'Prism' Necklace, UO Sunglasses)  

The stifling valley heat and our broken car AC are making for some incredibly trying living conditions in LA at the moment. We have been surviving the heat by hiding out indoors and getting the bulk of our outdoor tasks done in the early morning. This vintage tee and cutoff combo is my go to for hanging around the house and running errands as it is has the perfect sun protection to breatheability ratio (unfortunately this is what my sartorial choices are boiling down to this week). Fingers crossed the weather will cool so I can start living the fall-dream that everyone else in the northern hemisphere has begun to enjoy.  

13.9.14

BAR BOUCHON + SANDRO



In between castings last week I found a few hours to pay a little visit to my favourite store on Beverly Blvd in Beverly Hills - Sandro Paris. Although I looked at quite a few colourful pieces on sale, I wasn't swayed, as I have come to realise that I am far more of a monochrome girl than anything else.  

This spring I have really tried to inject a few pops of colour into my wardrobe but as the weather is cooling (just kidding it's still overwhelmingly hot in LA) my desire to simplify and retreat back into my - primarily black and white - staple wardrobe is returning. In my opinion there is just something so effortless and chic about wearing black and white and all shades of grey that lie in between and lets face it, monochrome makes getting dressed in the morning a whole lot easier.

On that note I will mention that I am still searching for the perfect chunky, oversized and preferably waffle knit or cashmere camel cardigan. I am also predicting that once again navy and white striped clothing will be pretty prominent in my fall closet as it seems to be the perfect trans-seasonal print to break up the black and white.  

9.9.14

DOUBLED UP


 (Ksubi Albuquerque Cutoffs in Heyday Meyday , Zara Tank Top, Pour la Victoirie 'Cailey' Sandals, UO Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses, Zara Messenger Bag, Cotton On L/S Shirt (Similar).   

The start of September officially marks the first year anniversary of my being based in Los Angeles and it would seem that I am finally coming to terms with dressing like a Southern Californian!

I would say that its typical that I have finally worked out my ultimate LA summer uniform just as it is getting into fall but lets be real; thanks to the brilliant weather here in SOCAL, I am going to be wearing much the same thing for the next few months anyway. Doubled up denim seems perfect for the climate here as well as dealing with my #firstworldproblems - Farmer tan on the left side of my body as a result of driving with the window rolled down (thanks broken car AC for that one.) Cutoffs keep it cool while the button down stops me from burning to a crisp. I've also been loving these sunglasses from Urban Outfitters as they are the perfect lightweight and inexpensive pair to throw into your bag on the way to the beach.

On another note anyone looking for something to do in LA should consider heading to the Getty Centre. Picnic in the gardens + wandering the gallery = a pretty sweet day out. 
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