Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Balenciaga FW 12/13 Pre-Collection


the instant you glance at one of these looks from balenciaga for this fall and winter, you would have no doubt in your mind that it is in fact very much balenciaga. i added in a couple from the mens collection as well so you know how to dress up your guy this fall. of course, balenciaga once again put an emphasis on cozy sweaters and chunky knits but this time teamed them with a patent leather-ish material. i kind of love the belt with the casual sweater-tied-around-the-waist effect. it brings back memories from elementary school when around the waist was the only place you can put your sweatshirt without losing it in the sandbox. and who says bright colors and color blocking should stop after spring or even summer?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Just Visiting Earth


I'm so preparing for a Star Wars Galactic Battle  with the leather metallic vest and the high collar. I love the silvery cracked leather and the ankle straps on my new Chanel fall runway boots. Finished off the just-came-from-outer-space look with a weird fuchsia lip color, Chanel "Provocative."

ST. JOHN LEATHER VEST
SPLENDID TOP
BCBGMAXAZRIA SKIRT
HERMES COLLIER DE CHIEN
CHANEL CLUTCH
CHANEL BOOTS
CHANEL RINGS/WATCH
CHANEL SUNNIES

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Perfectly Plum


(bcbgeneration shorts/scarf, zara knit, isabel marant boots)

woke up at 7:00am this morning, and i thought it was saturday for a few lovely seconds until i realized i had to roll out of bed to go to school, like the minutemen that were always ready to take on the revolutionary war. yeah, i would say that is a fairly accurate comparison.

to make up for the reality of these hectic school days, i wore my new Isabel Marant boots! after wearing the black ones i have worn over a million times, i realized it is most wise to buy another in this camel color, which is basically just as practical as black. i just realized everything i wore today for school is new!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Go Green


i bought this tweed jacket several years ago. i was crazy about the color, which is kind of a lime green except it is not quite as neon. usually i wear it with black (head to toe) to make the green the center of attention, but it might not be a bad idea to pair it with some contrasting color like electric blue for spring. anyway, by the time i took off my jacket when i was taking these photos, i nearly froze into an ice cube, or more of an ice figure. you can see i was bundling up with my chanel.

st. john jacket
 zara jeans
 bcbgmaxazria top
chanel bag
isabel marant shoes
hermes collier de chien
chanel watch

Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday in South Coast Plaza


THE WEEKEND. Saw War Horse last night. It put tears in my eyes but I liked it overall. I just came back from South Coast Plaza with new Balenciaga shoes. Back to school again tomorrow. This cold, cloudy weather is making it feel like the beginning of winter again.

FAUX FUR COAT
ZARA JEANS
CHANEL BAG
ISABEL MARANT BOOTS
HERMES COLLIER DE CHIEN
VINTAGE GOLD BRACELETS

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dana Street Style


Today I wore an H&M knit and Isabel Marant boots with J. crew socks. I took new outfit pictures of fellow students at school, and I love what I came out with today! Go visit danastreetstyle.com for fresh, perpetual inspiration.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Spending for Fashion at 17


Considering what I wear and how much I spend on designer and luxury items as a 17 year old girl, you would probably think "damn, this girl is so rich." No. I am an normal girl living in a normal house with a normal family. So how can I afford to do what I am doing?

First of all, fashion and everything luxurious is truly my passion. I dress according to the dictates of my heart and soul. Fashion and beautiful things make me happy, although they aren't everything. I have an eye for things of quality, and I prefer purchasing items that increase in price over time as opposed to decrease over time. For example, a Rolex watch steadily goes up in price as you wear it, while a car goes drastically down in value as you use it. Plus, I don't go shopping every weekend and buy clothes in huge bulks just because they are cheaper, which is what most teenage girls do (Forever 21 is a killer in this sense, although I do find a few pieces I really like here and there). Instead, I go for pieces that I really love, last long, are made of high quality materials, and look like a million bucks. And I don't buy too many of them either, but I am a repeater when it comes to wearing clothes, shoes, bags, whatever and I'm proud of it. I must mention, it helps to have a fun mom crazy for high fashion and luxury too. Oh, and I gave up having a car for several more years in exchange for buying things like a Chanel bag, a Hermes bracelet, a Balenciaga leather jacket...the list goes on and on. Life is full of compromises, isn't it?

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Almost Black and White


ALEXANDER WANG SHIRT
7 FOR ALL MANKIND SHORTS
HERMES COLLIER DE CHIEN BELT & CUFF
CHANEL BAG & SUNGLASSES
ISABEL MARANT BOOTS
J. CREW SOCKS

Monday, January 2, 2012

Back in LA


(st. john couture jacket, bcbg top, alexander wang bag, isabel marant boots, j. crew socks)

after staying in las vegas for several days, it seems like la is so peaceful. i spent the day in fashion island and had dinner at r+d. the light mist and breeze from the ocean and a 10 to 1 ratio of space to people makes newport beach the exact opposite of vegas. going back to school tomorrow after two weeks off. it's going to be impossible to get out of bed.

Las Vegas Flashback

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Morning in Vegas


(zara knit, c&c pants, isabel marant boots, alexander wang bag, chanel sunglasses, hermes cuff)

i love mornings in vegas just as much as i love the night here. i just had a quick breakfast at a patisserie here in bellagio. then i went out to see the water dance one more time. today is my last day here. the view of the city is something i don't want to leave. now i know i am a city girl. i love lights and high buildings and shows and hotels and shopping and dining!