Festival Lookbook 2/3: Crochet Tops


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When trying to dress comfortably and keep cool during the hot festival days, next to lace, crochet is your best bet. Crochet items have holes that allow air to flow thru which also adds texture to the garment, creating a pretty pattern. This is why they’re perfect for festivals as the bohemian designs are right on theme. A little crocheted top is one of my favorite pieces to wear because it is thick enough to hold its place while you are dancing and running around, but still breathable so you don’t get too hot. I went with all black in this outfit to keep it pretty simple and then added a pop of color with my bag.

Personally I feel the most comfortable in an all black outfit. I then like to add some color with my accessories as to not over-saturate the look. This little red suede bag is perfect for festivals because it is small enough to not get in the way but can still hold all your essentials. Also, when going to a festival you want to bring a fun bag but also one that you can hopefully style again after the festival season. This bag is a perfect one for every day or a night out as well. All other details will be listed below along with direct links to all items featured.


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bag – Hexa Bags
top – Monday Moods
choker – Regal Rose
sunglasses – ZeroUV
shoes – Jeffrey Campbell

Photos by David Truuu

Styling: Velvet Winter Dresses In Spring

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As you might’ve already guessed from my blog name; velvet dresses are one of my favorite items to wear! Not only are they super stylish and soft but they always add a level of sophistication and class to the outfit, no matter how you style it. Though the hard part for me about styling velvet dresses is that most of them are made for colder months..and living in Southern California we don’t get that much cold weather and our winters are quite short. But I still love to wear my velvet dresses especially on nights out when they actually do a good job of keeping you warm; unlike most other dresses.

The best way to go when styling velvet in warmer weather is to keep it very minimal on the legs, no tights no high socks, and either pairing with some low boots or open toed stilettos/sandals. Also a bell sleeve is a very comfortable option with long sleeve velvet items as it does not stick to your skin. The open keyhole on the chest also helps you to not get too overheated. Ultimately the best way to wear velvet is to keep it very simple on the legs and you probably don’t even need to bring a jacket, because your velvet is going to keep you very warm throughout the night. Other outfit details will be listed below and my festival lookbook is coming next month (in june) so keep an eye out for that! (Sorry for the slight delay on the festival lookbook! It was meant to go up end of this month but I’m busy moving right now! Update soon to come)


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dress – Killstar
boots – Jeffrey Campbell
sunglasses – Vintage
bag – Elizabeth and James

Photos by Rebecca Rivera

Styling: Neutrals

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There is a recent obsession both in the fashion community and of my own, with neutrals. Though black-and-white has always been a staple for many years, the new two colors that I have started seeing everywhere are grey and light pink. Today I want to talk about the grey trend. A head to toe monochrome look in grey, in my opinion, can look a little bit like PJs or lounge clothes due to the color. This is where the use of tailoring and fit is most important. Since this is a bit harder to perfect I did not opt for a full mono look.

In this outfit I decided to really tone down the grey by just styling grey accessories, like my big fuzzy bag and shiny grey boots. I chose these items because they are two different textures; they do not match at all or have that cutesy look you get when you match accessories in an otherwise all black outfit. I love a fuzzy textured bag in early spring because it can still be a bit chilly so it doesn’t look weird to have fur (faux fur btw). With the start of spring and then the onset of summer comes with a more bohemian vibe, so I thought it was perfect to break out my bell sleeve romper. Will be wearing this a lot more this season as rompers are a quick go to item for spring/summer. Other outfit details will be listed below along with direct links to all items featured.

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bag – Demilamores
romper – Rove Designs
shoes – Public Desire
choker – Young Muse

Photos by Cory Cullington

Styling: Monochrome Textures

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When styling an all black outfit, texture is key. I’m wearing my new favorite soft faux fur coat and new go-to black leather bag in today’s look. I had to do one classic all black look to end the winter season as this is the sort of outfit I find most comfortable. My thigh high velvet boots with the metallic heel add a bit of sparkle to the outfit and is a good complement to the furry coat. The minimalism design of the smooth leather bag contrasts really well with the texture on both the coat, the boots and the design on my tights. Mixing textures is my favorite strategy to spice up an all black outfit, so it doesn’t look so one dimensional and boring.

When you add different textures to an all black look it stands out differently than other black outfits; that’s why many all black outfits can start to look the same after awhile, like a uniform. This bag quickly became one of my go-to’s after I discovered it had a big pocket on the back. This is a very useful design to slip in a quick cardholder or your phone so you don’t have to reach into your purse too often. Other outfit details will be listed below along with direct links to all items featured. Also my festival lookbook will be coming up in just a few weeks!


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bag – X Nihilo
coat – David Lerner NY
romper – Rove Designs
boots – Public Desire

Photos by Cory Cullington

Styling: Designer Trends, Gucci

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“Fashion fades, only style remains the same”. Trends come and go but when you truly love a design, it will be a staple in your wardrobe for many years. I’m sure you have all noticed a big Gucci trend this year. All of the new Gucci designs are so beautiful and I have been seeing them everywhere. I don’t think I’ve seen hardly any outfits lately without that statement Gucci belt and usually a matching bag to accompany it. So I knew I had to break out my favorite shiny vintage Gucci boots and show them off in an outfit before winter was over. The patent leather and classic two tone on the heel with the pointed toe make it a design that I know I will continue to have in my closet for many years.

When investing in designer items it is very important to get pieces that your envision styling in many versatile looks for years to come. That way they are worth every penny. I paired my boots with one of my new favorite statement coats with this multicolored faux fur chevron detailing. I thought it paired perfectly with the boots as it hit at just the right length to show off the little buckle at the top. I kept my outfit pretty minimal with my accessories; pairing the gold hardware on my bag with a little gold necklace and detailing on my sunnies. Usually when wearing a big statement item like this coat it’s best to keep the accessories fairly simple. Full outfit details will be listed below along with direct links to all items featured.


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boots – Gucci (vintage)
coat – Tart Collections
jewelry – Rope The Moon
dress – Vintage
tights – American Apparel
sunglasses – Vintage
bag – Elizabeth and James

Photos by Lara Mansfeld