Press in a Dress

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Right before I left LA, I had one last press event to attend, so I figured I would make use of this thin, pastel dress before I moved to a city that actually had colder seasons. I usually like dressing badass for press events, because I like to be taken seriously, but this time I opted for something a little more girlie.

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For my accessories, I followed a black and white motif–sticking with silver accents. In my opinion, b&w is a “cooler palette,” which corresponds to silver metals (as opposed to warmer palettes, which correspond to gold.) Also, I stuffed a t-shirt inside my clutch so that it wouldn’t fall completely flat. A slightly bulkier clutch generally improves the quality of its appearance, making it look more expensive.

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The reverse Peter Pan collar on this dress gives it a unique, unexpected youthfulness, while the pointy corners of the collar play really nicely with the zig-zags on my shoes. You might not be fully conscious of the small details that make an outfit feel cohesive, but tying your shapes together like that (corners, zig-zags,) gives an overall aesthetically pleasing impression.

IMG_6002_edit-2IMG_6012_editDress: Forever21 (similar here). Clutch: BCBG Maxazria. Shoes: (on sale!) Michael Antonio. Earings: Boutique.

 

Night to Day: Pajama Trend

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As a girl who is always on-the-go, I’m constantly on the lookout for wardrobe pieces that can be worn “day-to-night.” In other words, I’ve hit the jackpot when I find a dress that can easily transition from a long day at work to a dinner date.

The pajama trend, however, seems to do the literal opposite: it goes from “night-to-day.”

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This blouse is (no, seriously…) part of a silky pajama set–but I love wearing it out as a regular blouse.

Here, I’ve paired it with denim shorts to create an interesting blend of formal and casual (since the blouse isĀ silk,) and threw in a colorful pump to pull my black-and-white look together.

bw5bw7bw4And now, back to being on-the-go….