Okay, let’s be serious, I’ve never been accused of being the type of beauty who could stop traffic, but it was fun to pretend. And sometimes, a pair of fabulous shoes and leather shorts are all it really takes to get the brakes pumping. I love the contrast of pairing rocker like leather shorts with a clean tailored white blouse. The contradictions continue with the styling of hair in a tousled top knot and strapping on studded sandals. You may not stop traffic, per se, but you’re sure to turn a few heads.
sunglasses: Ray Ban Wayfarer, shirt: American Apparel, shorts: (similar here), sandals: (similar pricey, similar purse friendly), bag: Balenciaga
Remember to look both ways before crossing the street.
A couple of weekends ago while down in LA we went on a hunt for some of the remaining graffiti covered walls. I don’t mean like your random spraypaint tag. I wanted big colorful murals reminiscent of Paula Abdul’s Opposites Attract (um, hello MC Skat!). Much of Los Angeles’ “donated” artwork has been cleaned up by the city, but there is a little spot in Hollywood that is so boldly decorated, that you really can’t miss it.
For an afternoon adventure, I put on a pair of my (current) favorite skinny cropped 7’s, a sheer T-shirt and a pair of oxfords- which, to me, are the alternative to an ultra classic and somewhat girly ballet flat. I accessorized with my gold go to jewelry and was comfortable all day. Just another example that art is all around us… so long as you’re looking.
1. T by Alexander Wang Pocket T, $75, 2. 7 for All Mankind Skinny Second Skin Leggings with Multi Zippers, $109, 3. Alex and Ani Places We Love NYC Skyline Bangle, $38, 4. Michael Kors Large Gold Runway Watch, $250, 5. Steve Madden H-Troser Oxford, $59.95
It ain’t fiction, just a natural fact.