Casual Sunday

Yesterday I spent the day running around town with my boyfriend in a wool double-breasted 60s dress I found at one of my all-time favorite vintage shops. It was kind of chilly yesterday (well, fifty degrees is freezing for us Californians) so I layered it over a denim shirt and American Apparel tights. I also wore some of my favorite shoes by Balenciaga, a necklace from India, and a patent leather Jenny Yuen clutch. 
Mondays are usually the crappiest day of the week but I hope everyone is having a good day so far!

Fancy Pants

Wearing crocheted lace pants I got from Hubba Hubba like a year ago. They're kind of hard to wear since they are so wide-legged and my heel always gets caught in the fabric...but then again, who says clothes have to be practical?!
The leather jacket is one my favorite things in my closet, I got it custom-fit! Also wearing Super sunglasses, a crystal bracelet from my boyfriend, and Prada sandals. 
Also tried on some red lipstick I picked up at Sephora a while ago... it's by Make Up Forever!

Fox & Dots

I am really loving all the prints and colors we're seeing on the runway right now! Jonathan Saunders is one of my favorite collections so far. Anyway, inspired by funky textiles, I decided to wear a 1974 vintage-print Diane Von Furstenberg mini dress yesterday.
It's been a little cold lately so I paired my dress with J.crew ribbed tights and Miu Miu patent loafer pumps that I received as a Christmas gift! Also wearing a vintage fur coat and necklace, Karen Walker sunglasses, and Chloe bag.
Also debuting an incredible ring by Ziba Khatibi. I never wear rings, but this one is too beautiful not to wear!!
Also, just loaded Shop Karla's Closet and will be loading it with tons of great things this entire week! Check it out if you'd like!!


I think for the most part, puffer vests get a bad rep for being 'unstylish'. Well, I beg to differ! I love wearing them belted or zipped over cashmere cardigans. Here are some looks I love that are all about the puffer vest:
Marni's Pre-Fall 2011 collection and a photo from The Sartorialist
Wore my Gap kids vest with vintage Ralph Lauren trousers, Nina Ricci ankle-strap pumps, dad's python belt, Karen Walker sunglasses, and vintage earrings.

Dressed Up

Sometimes I feel like I wear the same things over and today I decided to dress up for absolutely no reason. 
While I was browsing through the internet recently, I discovered a woman named Michelle Harper who makes me want to dress up every single day of my life. She's somebody who seems to truly love and appreciate fashion... and she collects vintage! We need more women like her!
Wearing Isabel Marant skirt, H&M tights, 60s long leather gloves, vintage faux ostrich clutch, silk top from thrift store, and Alaia ankle-strap pumps. 
I think the Sartorial Pursuit giveaway game is almost over, so play! People have been winning some really great prizes! 

I Dream of Jeannie

Wearing a pair of wool genie trousers that would completely classify as 'man-repelling'.  I found them at one of my favorite vintage shops in NY, Amarcord. 
Worn with an American Apparel u-neck leotard, vintage eel skin belt, YSL clutch, Giuseppe Zanotti chain ankle boots, and Super sunglasses.

Quick Trip to NY

Just got back from New York- went for the IFB conference and a couple other fun meetings. The IFB conference was wonderful and it was so sweet to meet other readers and bloggers! 

I checked in at the W in Times Square... I loved it! I usually stay in Soho, but it was nice being in a different part of NYC for a change.
The first night I arrived, they brought me cookies and milk... the next day, they brought me "W" pretzels and cheese! 
I didn't realize I packed so many neutrals until I hung everything in the closet. I'm a horrible packer, not going to lie. 
Some of the accessories I also packed on top of vintage wool trousers I found at Amarcord and Madewell sparkly gold shorts. 
Delicous beet and goat cheese salad I ordered at the W... If you ever go, YOU must try it!
Another delicious treat- iced tea from The Lambs Club. Everything tastes so good in NY! 
What I wore yesterday... vintage fur coat, 50s wool coat from Hubba Hubba, Levi's denim vest,  Juicy lace dress, J.crew tights, and YSL imperial pumps.

As much as I love New York, it is always so great to come back home and see my family and boyfriend! 
Oh and P.S., keep on playing Sartorial Pursuit, I want to know if you guys win anything! 

Sartorial Pursuit

Ok so I usually don't run contests or giveaways on blog, but I figured we could do something a little fun in the spirit of Fashion Week! I've teamed up with Google's to bring you Sartorial Pursuit- it's a game that's going to be hosted throughout the 8 days of New York Fashion Week.  Each hour, on the hour, from 12-5 pm EST, there will be a new (multiple choice) trivia question that ties into trend analytics and featured designers and products on the site. The questions are only live for one hour, so only questions answered during that time will be able the win the giveaway, with the winner chosen at random. You can play by following on Twitter and tweeting your answers or you can play via SMS and text "Boutiques" to 69302 to subscribe to the game. You'll win Fashion Week prizes, including tickets to after parties and designer clothing! So try your luck and let me know if you guys win! 

Woven Gold

I haven't worn this dress in a while but it's perfect for the weather we're having. I remember when I purchased it, the owner told me it had real gold thread woven throughout the dress...I'm not quite sure if she was lying or not, but that'd be really cool if it did! 
Worn with Nina Ricci python pumps, a Gap brown leather belt I stole from my dad, vintage Versace sunglasses, and a glass bead bracelet from the flea market.
Happy Monday!

Geometric Dress

Debuting an 80s printed silk dress that my friend from the blog Sincerely Jules gave me! Thank you Julie! It is absolutely perfect- I am loving the tiny tab collar and balloon sleeves.
Paired with vintage bangles, Shi4 obi belt, Super sunglasses, and Givenchy strappy sandals. 
I've been trying to dress up more lately and only wear dresses and skirts, but it's becoming quite difficult. Sometimes all I want to wear are my old Levi 501s!