Stylista Muse Of The Day

I can appreciate a tied shirt every now and then, although sometimes the look feels too grungy..natasha-n.nocrop.w431.h670There is nothing grungy about Natasha N.; shot in London for Bisous Natasha via Lookbook.  She is a great example of a tied shirt done well and with sophistication.

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Ready For Summer?

With summertime comes soaring temperatures, endless pool parties and get-togethers. Sometimes it can be challenging to look pulled together while taking into consideration the sweltering heat.  After all, the traditional beach flip-flop, shorts and a tee just won’t do for the average Stylista.  Natasha shows us how to keep it simple while looking like effort was made…IMG_2828

You can’t go wrong with a fitted little black dress paired with a stacked heel sandal.  Depending upon where you are in Southern California, temperatures inevitably dip at night, so bring along your favourite, worn denim jacket.  A top bun keeps the look clean and fresh while the mirrored aviators add sass.

I like it!

Keeping The Closet Creative

As many of you know I recently moved. Translation?  My desire to shop for clothing has to go on the back-burner for now as I furnish my new space.  I’m loving seeing it all come together, however, I do miss my weekly treats to myself in the form of a brand new garment.  I’ve decided to challenge myself to shop vintage until I’ve reached my goal of a fully furnished home to my liking.  Moreover, I feel I’ll be doing my part to be kinder to the planet by doing so.  I planned a jaunt recently, and look what I found…I quite like this little denim dress find…I coupled it with my Brixton hat, current accessories and a great sandal.  It was under $10, $15 with dry-cleaning, and it received many thumbs up.  I can do this!

A Modern Twist On An Old Classic

This look is one of my favourites…it’s such a modern twist on a classic, and perfect for summer to achieve a casual, yet pulled together feel. Courtney is wearing a #Brixton hat, Bread & Boxer tee, Louis Vuitton belt, Scotch& Soda/Ralston fit jeans and #Nixon watch. 

Simple, Effortless Style

My recent move consisted of almost 30 boxes, and no furniture, aside from a bookcase, coffee table and bed. As for the 30 boxes?  I’m embarrassed to admit the majority consisted of beauty products and clothing.

I have vowed to simplify tremendously, I actually felt gluttonous as I unpacked what seemed like an endless supply of clothing and beauty items.  I refuse to allow material things to over-run my life, which is the reason, I’m simplifying in every area…starting with my wardrobe. I’m taking a long hiatus from shopping…I’ll be sharing tips on how to bring life back to those garments which haven’t seen light in years, and incorporating vintage finds. Of course, I’ll also keep it modern and fresh, through a little help from my friends who aren’t pondering taking a hiatus from wardrobe shopping anytime soon…lol.

IMG_2772Seems there’s no better time to start than the present. Victoria Bouchard has a sense of style which she has owned. She’s never trendy and always modern without following the latest fads of the moment.  Here, she is wearing a Sandro-Paris dress, with a James Perse slip, a Black Denim leather jacket and Doc Martin boots. The final look is simple, funky and hip…#iloveeverythingaboutit

DJ Adam Excess

Whether Adam Casey (better known as Adam Excess) is gearing up to DJ a gig in some part of the world, or just hanging out prowling for catchy beats to add to his endless library of music, his style is always on point.A backwards baseball cap, destroyed tee, loose cropped cotton pants, sneakers, arm candy and an exquisite tattoo make for a pulled together, yet relaxed look. http://www.soundcloud.com/adam-excess

The Pencil Skirt Resurrected

I’ve more than my fair share of pencil skirts, which haven’t been worn for some time.  I go through fashion phases. It was all about the skinny, bootcut & boyfriend denim styles for awhile, and although I’m not ditching any of the above, I think it’s time to resurrect my pencil skirts.   Today I opted for this asymmetrical Esisto pencil skirt in eggplant, with a cropped fisherman’s sweater from American Apparel, Alexander Wang shoes and one of my favourite statement pieces of Jewelry. A necklace I found years ago at a consignment shop in Chicago. 

This look is feminine, sexy, relevant and most anyone can rock it. I don’t know about you, however, I need a hiatus from denim everyday. Time to get back in touch with my feminine side;)

Brixton For Any Occasion

Bad hair day, good hair day…feeling chic? Festive?  Sophisticated? Brixton has the hat for you. I’ve worked up a collection I keep in consistent  rotation.  A great Brixton can take an outfit from mundane to maaah-va-lous dahling.  

  I quite like my latest acquisition. Check out the entire collection, choose one or many and rock it/them out!

Stylista Muse: Chic & Cozy In The California Chill

How annoying is it to listen to a Southern Californian complain about cold weather?  I’ve made the mistake of commenting a few times, rather innocently about the cold on occasion, and each time I would no longer be among the living if looks could kill.  Of course, it would be in the company of someone from the East Coast or Mid-West.  These days I’m sure not to come across as complaining, however, as one who happily embraces it. Although the weather has been inclement, we handle it with thin layers, keeping it chic and cozy.  We never know if temps will soar by midday, this way we’re able to remove pieces if necessary, while maintaining a relevant, modern look.

  
Natasha is rocking one of my favourite looks.  There’s no bulk, the lines are clean and black and white are timeless together.  Each of these pieces came from Natasha’s personal wardrobe.  This double breasted 3/4 length thin wool coat over a flecked grey sweater paired with skinny, white denim and the perfect stacked heel sandal, garner little Ms. Natasha, Stylista Muse…the top bun is such the icing on this look.

The Jumpsuit Craze

I have attempted to purchase more jumpsuits than I can count, however, each time I feel like a prison inmate when I see my reflection staring back at me in the mirror.  There are so many variations of silhouettes in jumpsuits, it really shouldn’t be so complicated, yet, for me it was.

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About one year ago, I found this electric blue sleeveless silk number.  It offered a fitted silhouette, built in sash around the waist and the versatility of wearing them scrunched up or longer.  I had totally forgotten about it until I began cleaning out my closet for my upcoming move.  I must say, It was a pleasant little surprise.  This one is made by Rock Stella & Jamie…now if only I could find a flattering neutral coloured version.