Send a Raven

 

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If you follow my blog, you know that most of my outfits are subconsciously influenced by music, art, tv shows and movies. I didn’t realize it at the time of taking these photos, but I can now clearly see that I was watching a lot of Game of Thrones when I put this ensemble together. From the studded shoulder details, the billowing skirt, my earcuff (which I jokingly refer to as a medieval bluetooth) to the white Targaryen hair…I may as well be slowly making my way to King’s Landing.

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Photos by Michael Clifford

Dress | Kelly Wearstler

Earcuff | Urban Outfitters

Necklace | Forever 21

Boots | Senso

Do you find yourself dressing like your favorite book, movie or tv show? Send a raven (leave a comment) and let me know what you think!

Canadian Tuxedo

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Regardless of the season, denim is always in style…but is there a line that needs to be drawn on just how much denim we wear? Fashion should be fun, so I don’t think we should worry about how much is too much, but think about how to get away with wearing the most at once! Fashion is an ever-evolving experiment, and we shouldn’t limit ourselves creatively, or worry about past fashion faux-pas (think Justin and Britney).

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For every example of bad denim on denim:

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We find far more examples of how the Canadian Tuxedo can be ultra-cool:

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Do you ever wear denim on denim? Do you ever think wearing a Canadian Tuxedo is silly? Let me know what you think!

Photos of me by Mike Henry

Festival-wear: B&W

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1. Flower Leaf Bead Tee, TopShop, $90

2. The Shadys Shades, UNIF, $65

3. Denim Boyshorts, Madewell, $64.50

4. Pure & Free Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen, Neutrogena, $12.49

5. Henry Stacked Heel Sandal, Loeffler Randall, $295

6. Sixteen Hip Pack, Herschel Suppy Co.,$24.99

With Coachella kicking off the music festival season today, I thought I’d start sharing some festival looks on the blog. I’m beginning the series with this fairly minimal outfit since this is something I would likely wear. I added a little pop of color with the Herschel fanny pack and put sunscreen in the mix because it is so important to keep your skin protected while out in the desert!

Are you going to any music festivals this summer? What bands are you excited to see?

Made in the Shade

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Living in California, where it’s sunny almost year-round, I consider sunglasses to be the most important accessory in my wardrobe. I love collecting different types of frames to jazz-up an outfit; and these 5 pairs are major standouts for Summer 2014.

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Warby Parker, Minnie, $95. The eucalyptus color of the ‘Minnie’ frames from Warby Parker’s new Spectrum Sun collection are truly inspired, I hope to incorporate this color more into my summer wardrobe. I love buying glasses from Warby Parker because for every pair sold, another pair of reading glasses is given to someone in need.

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Oliver Peoples, Paris, $420. If you feel like splurging on a beautiful pair of sunnies, look no further than these peachy keen shades. Oliver Peoples’ teamed up with Maison Kitsuné to create these timeless frames.

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Illesteva, Frieda, $230. The unexpected pop of color in the lens makes this pair of Illestevas stand out this season.

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Karen Walker, Praise Maker, $349.  My dream for this summer: Get these shades, hop into a vintage convertible, cruise down PCH,  and blast the Shangri-las‘ music.

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KamaliKulture, Square Cat Eye, $98. This reasonably priced brand under Norma Kamali’s empire have produced some beautiful and classic sunglasses.

Café Casual

My friend, Michael Clifford, took this photo of me a few months ago clutching my favorite drink from the Bourgeois Pig. I figured I would post this because I wore this exact outfit last night when I met up with my mom to see an Abba tribute band. This is one of my favorite casual outfits because the sweater is so cozy, and it has a timeless look to it. I feel that if I time travelled back to the 60s (I wish!), or even the 80s wearing this outfit; no one would bat an eye.

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Sunglasses: Dior

Sweater: Madewell

Jeans: Zara

Jacket: Brandy Melville

Shoes: Converse