I recently spent the day with Style 20/20 in Newport Beach. We had a taste of the new Style 20/20 Academy they have developed. It is a series of classes for those of you who have aspirations of becoming a stylist. Style 20/20 will give you all the tools you need in order to live out your styling dreams and make it a lifelong career. Check out their website for more details!
We first learned about all the new trends that have been spotted on the runway recently. Leopard, mod and velvet were a few of my favorites. One great and easy way to incorporate trends into your wardrobe, is to use accessories. If you aren’t comfortable wearing full on velvet pants, find a top with velvet detailing. I love the look of a luxurious leopard coat, but it’s a little too much for my everyday style. What I like to do is wear a pair of leopard ballet flats. You still feel like you are staying on trend, but can feel comfortable in your look.
A great tip on styling is to take time to understand your client. Instead of pouring what you love onto someone else, find pieces for them that fit in with their lifestyle. We had some fun learning how to style a rockstar. The main thing with working with musicians, is to know they have strong senses of what they like and dislike. The great part is you can push the limits a little more. The Style 20/20 Academy will look something like this. A very hands on experience, learning the ropes of working with all types of clients.
We finished the day styling our own ‘rockstar’ outfit. We chose our selections from a wide variety of pieces from Lip Service Cult, The great Frog LA, and Peavey. I went with an outfit that had bits of my style, but a few more edgier pieces. I’m a huge fan of using neutrals, but mixing it up with different textures. This coat adds so much interest over the crochet slip dress. Adding in some black and gold accessories completes the look. I loved looking at what everyone else chose for their outfits. Mixing fabrics from leather to velvet added so much dimension to each look.
I had so much fun with this look by Bri Seeley. Totally different than my usual laid back style, but it is always fun to step outside your comfort zone every now and then. I was immediately drawn to this mustard skirt. It adds a richness to the outfit without being too in your face. I also am loving this black and white printed top. There is a tie at the neck which you can’t see from my pictures. The neat thing is, you can tie it in front or back depending on the look you are going for. Right when Andrew saw these pictures he said, ‘oh like New Girl’. So if you are wanting to look like Jess, this is perfect for you! I hope you all are having a great week and thanks so much for stopping by!top: bri seeley
Last Thursday I attended an event at the Trina Turk boutique in West Hollywood hosted by Kelly, of the blog Kelly Golightly. The store was absolutely beautiful. Someone working there told me the goal of the design was to feel like you are shopping through champagne. How beyond cool is that? I really need those hanging bubbles in my future house! All of the new spring clothes were gorgeous. The bright printed pieces made me want to be poolside in Palm Springs! We got there sort of early so we were able to shop aound without any crowds. I got a gorgeous name tag cuff which will definitely be in an upcoming outfit post. Huge thank you to everyone who made this event possible!
Here are some pictures from last Saturday. My friend took me to the cutest places in downtown LA. The first stop was The Daily Dose for lunch. This place is tucked away in a brick alleyway entangled in ivy. Look at this lovely lady on the wall, how cute?
We split a citrus arugula salad and this bomb sandwich. It had pesto, chicken, avocado, tomato and arugula inside. I’m salivating as I write this. For those that I know will ask, because I eat gluten-free, I took a gluten enzyme pill before to help with digestion and only ate half. Soooo worth it. ( I think this was my first sandwich in a year. No joke.)
I seem to forget that LA is a big city. Since it is so spread out, you don’t realize that there is a true downtown. I pretended like I was in New York for the day, because NYC is pretty amazing and who doesn’t dream of being there every once in a while?
Then we wandered in to the Last Book Store, which used to be an old bank. There is something special about old bookstores. It takes me back to when I was obsessed with You’ve Got Mail.
Our next stop was Perch. This restaurant is a truly old building with so much character and charm. I felt like I was in another decade sitting by the big windows looking out onto the city. Our cocktail was amazing. It had cucumber, St. Germain, champagne and other yummy things.
Then we went up a flight of stairs to the roof for some champagne. Check out that view. It was a beautiful day.