Today’s look takes me back to my visit to Japan in winter 2010. Shopping there was insanely crowded and I quickly noticed that girls there easily sacrificed warmth in the name of fashion. Even though I wore layers upon layers under my extremely puffy down North Face jacket, I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw girls wearing floral mini skirts, tights, some faux leather boots, and fur hooded parkas, all in 30-40 degree weather. Even though I loved the look, I knew I would never be able to pull it off until I came back to good old “60 degree winter” in the Bay Area. I think I will always be inspired by Japanese fashion, but only if I get to stay warm!
I’ve been in a pretty casual wearing mood lately, which might have to do with the cold weather or being sick for two weeks. Either way, oversized sweaters seem to be my go-to piece these days. Paired with skinny jeans, a skirt, or even leggings, these “boyfriend” sweaters make a great comfortable and loose piece that you can throw on over virtually anything. Let’s just hope this “boyfriend” is a good one!
It may already be mid-November and on the verge of winter, but living in California, it’s just starting to feel like fall. And there’s nothing like a good sweater to kick off the drop in temperature. I’ve never been a fan of thick chunky sweaters and love that this one has a so cal surfer look and can be worn year round. This one may be a bit to “holey” to keep you truly warm in most places during the winter, but it will definitely do in California.
It’s always kind of exciting when a new clothing store pops up near me, especially one that I’ve never heard of before. Even though Brandy Melville is new to me, their clothes reminded me of ones I had moved on from long ago. Walking in the store for the first time brought me back in time – it was like ’90s grunge met a street style teeny bopper. Shopping through their store suddenly gave me visions of that floral print skirt I had when I was a kid that I crumpled up and threw in my laundry pile and then one day decided to wear it to school. Maybe not the best visual, but their stuff is definitely has that casual, but flirty look that every girl could use.
Today’s post is a big THANK YOU to a brand that’s becoming one of my favorites for denim – Level 99! Thanks to you guys, I was able to rack up enough votes to win their blogger challenge and today’s post features the pair that I picked out as a reward for winning! I wanted to pick something a little out of the ordinary and maybe something I normally wouldn’t purchase in a store so I chose their striped skinny jeans – appropriately named “Gemini” considering I am one. They are definitely a bit on the busier side, but that’s what I love about them.
With today being the last day of September (and maybe me still trying to hold on to the warm California weather), today’s outfit features yet another favorite piece from Junk Food Clothing. Although you can find Junk Food shirts here and there online, I have a tip to share with you. One of the best places to find some really unique Star Wars pieces from Junk Food is actually in Disneyland! Both the Star Trader store in Disneyland and the D Street store in Downtown Disney carry a variety of unique Star Wars tees, hoodies, and tanks that most of the time are not sold anywhere else. This unfortunately means that the one I’m wearing is not sold online, but maybe now you’ll have an excuse to hit up Disneyland!
As I was looking through old photos of my dear old Dobi, I found this gem below. The day I shot this outfit, I saw him sitting on the side just hanging out and basking in what was left of the sun. It was like catching a glimpse of him truly enjoying himself and I’m really glad I was able to capture just a hint of that in this photo. And yes, you now realize this is probably a pretty old photo considering the past few weeks. There are times when I’ll take a few photos and just change my mind about the outfit or maybe not be in the mood to post it anymore. This was one of those times, but I’m sure glad I decided to keep it around.