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

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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 


Fashion Editorial: Palm Springs Getaway

And, we're off! This weekend, the husband and I are heading to Palm Springs for a weekend getaway to celebrate our first anniversary. I can't believe it has been a year since we said our "I Do's" - time really does fly! Since I've been day dreaming of our upcoming weekend of retro bliss at The Parker, here's a little eye candy from a Palm Springs set fashion editorial featured in British Vogue.

Palm Springs Editorial - Vogue UK

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Photos by Arthur Elgort for Vogue UK March 05 with Julia Stegner

**Images via DustJacket Attic


Street Style Inspired: White Jumpsuites

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white jumpsuit fashion

I've long been a fan of jumpsuits - they are just as easy as dresses but a bit more unexpected - and at the moment I'm craving a white jumpsuit to add to my spring wardrobe. Worn with sleek pumps or metallic flats, daytime or night, a white jumpsuit is the sexy and wiser older sister of the LWD (little white dress). 

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Look I Love - Military Chic

The military trend is having a moment (again) and I'm all in! From the recent streets of fashion weeks - New York to Paris- army inspired outfits were front and center. Now that spring has sprung, the army trend is a great way to transition and beat the lingering chill. 


As I've mentioned before, an army jacket is a must-have wardrobe staple (see how I style mine here). and may need to add some classic camo to my closet as well. Just make sure to turn up the "chic" this season, as this military trend is more fashion than function. 



Currently Craving: Loeffler Randall Spring '15

TOP ROW: Fringe Sandals, Luz Tassel Sandals, Ankle Wrap Tassel Sandals  BOTTOM ROW: Flat Tote with tassels, Fringed Lock Clutch, Industry Tasseled Bucket Bag 

Loeffler Randall's recently released collection of spring shoes and handbags seamlessly melds the styles of sleek fashionista and gypset. A major spring trend is fringe, and the tassels adorning Loeffler Randall's new sandals and bags make for picture perfect accessories. Fringe isn't the only trend you can find in the spring collection, hologram slides and jeweled mules bring home the hits. 

Loeffler Randall is a staple in my closet when I'm looking for a statement shoe that is still wearable on a daily basis. Recently, I purchased a pair of the Ghillie Lace Up Sandals which will be a spring and summer wardrobe staple for work and play, and if my credit card allows I think I'll be welcoming home their Industry bucket bag as well.



Fashion Week Chic in Black & White

Black and white Street Style

Does it seam like fashion "week" has been going on forever to anybody else? New York, London, Milan, Paris - it has really been a fashion month full of street style to admire. Many jet setting, show hopping fashion influencers have been keeping it classic in black and white - a look any woman can emulate for a touch of Parisian chic! 

For a laid back look in black and white try combining things that most of us fashion gals either have in our closets already or are leaning to buy: a Leather Moto Jacket +Adidas Originals Sneakers + Printed Scarf.

Black and White Street Style

As fashion month goers know, black and white dressing allows for the ultimate in texture and silhouette mixing, making it the perfect way to show off a trend on the edge or stay understated yet chic in the classics.  

If you are looking to make a statement in monotone and want to shop for just one or two new items you must have an Oversized Fedora and a Blazer Cape and White Jumpsuit wouldn't hurt either;).

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Street Style Inspired: Fringe Benefits

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While New York Fashion Week has been going on this year in ice cold temps, it has been a thing of intrigue to see how editors and street style stars have managed to stand out fashion wise while fighting the freeze. One trend going strong on the streets and on the runways is fringe. From dance worthy fringe skirts to flirty fringe accessories, this is a trend worth trying. 

nyfw street style - fringe skirt

Fringe skirts, like those shown in the J.Crew Fall 2015 collection, have made a major statement on the streets of the NYFW Fall 2015 shows. The movement adds an element of surprise to a classic pencil skirt form and it plays particularly well to photographers. Black leather fringe skirts have been the most popular, and spotted among stylish ladies including Eva Chen, but you're loving the above flirty red fringe skirt, try a sophisticated berry version like the one belowAs much as I admire those willing to bare even an inch of skin in freezing temps, if I was in New York for fashion week, I would be fighting the chill with these leather fringe gloves


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street style, fringe jacket

Although fringe skirts may be the skirt du jour, that doesn't mean that you can't incorporate the trend into your look with a sophisticated top or western inspired jacket, like the above NYFW street style stars. For a romantic transition into spring, white lace pairs perfectly with a tan suede fringe jacket and creates a welcome juxtopose to a black leather version.   


new york street style, fringe handbagfashion week street style fringe shoes

If your not 100% ready to embrace the 70s nostalgia associated with fringe clothing, fringe accessories make stand out statement pieces. NYFW street style, like that above, has proven that a little bit of flirt can go a long way! For the easiest way to tackle the trend, try a tasseled statement bag or fun ornamental shoes. 


*Images via WWD, Collage Vintage, Style Caster,  Pop Sugar