Accessory Alert! Floppy Fedoras

Floppy Fedora Hats
Floppy Brim Fedoras - Top Row: Brixton/ Ale by Allesandra  Second Row: Rag & Bone floppy wool fedora/Ella Hat wide brimmed fedora Third Row: Janessa Leone /Rag & Bone Bottom Row: Brixton / 'ale by Alessandra

My love affair with hats started when my mom dressed me in a little pink cowboy hat for my third birthday pony party and has yet to cease. So of course, as I was last year, I can't wait to wear one of fall's must have accessories- a  floppy brimmed fedora. Choose a light wool version to camouflage a bad hair day or bring on the drama with a wide brim fedora. As a general rule the more floppy brim the hat, the more casual and a bit bohemian it seems. To play on the dramatic menswear trend this fall a wide brim with some structure but a hint of give is the hat to have. 

When it comes to nonchalant floppy brim fedoras, Rag & Bone is the most recognizable brand, and has been rocked by celebrities including Rosie Huntington and Emma Stone.  I love my Janessa Leone floppy fedora and wear it on a regular basis.  and f
or a budget buy Brixton fedoras are a must shop

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Street Style Crush: Margaret Zhang

Street style star Margaret Zhang hit it out of the park this New York Fashion Week (for the spring/summer 2016 collections). On day 4 she showed off a look that was a bit tough, a bit luxe, an understated nod to military chic, and all around fashionably fantastic. 

Lucky for us Margaret kept this killer look relatively simple to achieve: A clean color palette of black and a tawny army green tone, versatile black leather accessories and a shearling leather moto jacket to give some volume to her clean lined midi skirt. 

Get the Look: 
          Midi skirt
          Peep-toe boots
          Structured Satchel


Wardrobe Staple: The Striped Tee

I recently re-discovered my love of classic striped tees when I came across this perfectly undone Pam & Gela striped henley. Perfect for spring, summer, winter and fall, classic Breton stripe tee's are so prevalent among ladies of style including actresses, fashion editors, bloggers and models, that it seems unfathomable we may not already own one, or two. Worn with cut off shorts and a biker jacket they look cool and edgy, but then when paired with a feminine skirt stripe tees take on a sophisticated undertone. To keep this wardrobe staple classic stick to neutral colors for the stripes: black, navy, blue, cream, white, beige and grey. 

When it comes to finding a great stripe tee/knit you can't go wrong with J.Crew and T by Alexander Wang. Both brands make classic shirts that wear well and look nice dressed up or with jeans and flats. If you are looking for a budget buy GAP is the way to go!



Edge of Forever: Anja Rubik for Vogue Australia

The other night my husband and I got in a heated debate about whether or not I'll earn how to ride a bike well enough not to be a safety hazard to all around me, or to invest in an adult tricycle. Our negotiation: I will ride my grown up big wheel with pride sans his wise cracks and he will go to Burning Man next year sans my eye-rolling. 

Honestly, I can't think of anything more horrifying than accidentally inhaling some sort of psychedelic and having sweaty, mask wearing, nouveau hippies offering me a free hug. So, despite the artistic freedom and fantastical fashion at the desert festival, I won't be joining him. In honor of Burning Man, I'm sharing this beautiful burner-esque fashion editorial of Anja Rubik for Vogue Australia.

Anja Rubik for Vogue Australia, April 2011 by Max Doyle.

*Images via Fashion Gone Rogue


Beach Wear: Blue Life Dresses

blue life exile beach dress

It has been HOT in Southern California this summer. So, only naturally I've been spending as much time at the beach as possible:). I've found the perfect beach dress, and that little gem is Blue Life's exile dress. Short in the front, long in the back, loose but still figure flattering, lightweight and breezy. 

I've been enjoying wearing Blue Life's exile dress in green to the beach and a black longer cut dress by them to the beach and casually out (see how I style it below). Their breezy dresses don't stop at just one style. Next up on my list is a shirt dress and Blue Life maxi dress.


Sassy Statements: Dogeared Pouches & Totes

Sometimes you just need a little frivolity in your life. To wear your sass on your sleeve, so to speak. This my friends is were Dogeared totes and pouches come in. The cute kicks of text make these carry some and carry-all bags an easy smile and the under $35 price tags makes them a no brainer buy. My must-have Dogeared pouch states what all of us Chipotle addicts think ever too often, "I Know Guacamole is Extra"... and rest assured there's plenty of sassy statements for everyone, just have a look.


Label Lust: Ulla Johnson

Ulla Johnson dresses

Every once in a while, I find a fashion label that transports me into an imaginary life. Such is the case with Ulla Johnson.  Her effortless clothing and accessories are both wearable and artistic. From boho babydoll dresses to luxe leather sandals to sophisticated floral fare, it is easy to see Ulla Johnson fashions on both a Montecito mom and a Venice beach fashionista.  

Enjoy day-dreaming away with some of the Ulla Johnson spring/summer 2015 fashions below. 
Ulla Johnson spring 2015

Ulla Johnson spring 2015

Ulla Johnson white dresses

 Ulla Johnson floral blouse

Ulla Johnson fashion

Ulla Johnson clothing and accessories are available here, here and here.

*Images via www.ullajohnson.com


Shoe Story: Flat Lace-Up Sandals

 pink gladiator sandals

If there is one shoe you need in your closet this season, it's a lace up sandal. Since I already own heeled lace up sandals (which are sooo comfy btw), I'm focusing my sights on a pair of flat lace up sandals. Slightly more subtle then a classic gladiator, from cut off shorts to head to toe black, flat lace up gladiator sandals are the key shoes for simple chic this summer. 

Get the look: Flat Lace-Up Sandals




Get the look: Tan Lace-up Sandals

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**Images via: Who What Wear, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue