Seeing Dots

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At one time I thought of polka dots as something for little girls. Not anymore. I can’t tell you how many pieces I have with dots–and each one is a little different. My current fave is this sexy Topshop dress–and these shoes! Ebay find–and I love them!

Happy Friday! xo RA

Dress: Topshop, sold out online-you can try in-store or I love this one and this hat

Shoes: Miu Miu, found on Ebay, Simliar here

May Gray

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May days in LA don’t start out sunny and warm. They tend to start gray–clouds, a little cool, and if you didn’t know better you might think it was going to rain. This breaks up–the sun comes out, and it feels like you think LA should. However–there’s just something I love about these gray mornings, especially if it gives me an excuse to wear my fave color.

Hope you have a fabulous Friday! xo RA

Jeans: Madewell

Top: Herve Leger, Bought at Recess my fave LA Consignment shop, similar here

Shoes: Halogen T-Straps

2 in 1

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There is a lie we tell ourselves while shopping–or maybe this is where you tell me you’re a better person than I am and you don’t lie to yourself. I do. I tell myself that I will wear whatever the item is in so many ways, in all seasons, with everything. Sometimes that is a lie–but sometimes I’m telling the truth. I fell in love with this Sass&Bide skirt–and have managed to wear it in more than one way, in more than one season–look at me telling the truth! In the winter I pinned the front panels together, making it more of true skirt; now that it’s warmer I’ve been letting the shorts show and wearing with sandals. And I love it each way!

Details:

Skirt Sass and Bide, old similar here

Sweater: BCBG, old, similar

Shoes: Kurt Geiger London, here

Off Should Top: Free People-sold out, crop version here

Sandals, Renvy here

Hope you find surprises and truth in your closet! Happy Wednesday! xoRA

Iconic BackGround

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There’s a shot of LA that’s in a ton of commercials lately– the LACMA light installation. I could not think of a better place to show you some of the most amazing shoes I own (and that’s saying a lot). The early morning light filters in slowly here–but it can still capture the shoes–even the security guards loved them.

It’s Monday–hope you have spectacular shoes to get you through the day!

XO RA

Shoes: Miu Miu, sold out, similar here

Dress: HM, sold out, similar here

Pop of Color

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Is there anything more classic than a white button down and jeans? No. It can go anywhere–be dressed up or down. And here’s the great thing? You can have fun with it! I found this amazing little pink satin turban at one of my favorite stores in LA, Recess, and knew it would be amazing with anything–even jeans.

Hope you have an amazing Monday–with a little bit of fun! xo RA

Jeans:  Jcrew Point Sur

Top: Target (yep, their Merona line)

Turban: Vintage

Shoes Manolos old but similar here

Denim For Days

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True Story–when I was little I refused to wear jeans. I would only wear my “princess dress” and all things that looked that ball gowns. While I still stand behind that attitude–and still love a good gown– it’s possible that I wasn’t aware that jeans could look like this; and that denim in general is one of the most amazing things ever. This is one of those effortless outfits–with effortless pieces that look amazing with anything. And can we talk about how easy they go together?!

Genetic Jean Jacket

 

Citizens of Humanites Jeans

Is sheer a thing we’re doing?

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It’s a thing we’re doing.

The past few runways have given us ample options of sheer clothing, it pops up on red carpets (Jamie King just donned a sheer dress while pregnant), and the stores are full of sheer items. While not appropriate for every situation I will admit I love it! I really like the juxtaposition of being covered and showing some skin at the same time. And here’s the great news! Sheer is up to you! Yes, the clothing may be sold or shown with little to nothing underneath, but what you wear underneath is your choice; like every trend ultimately you are in control. If you don’t want to bare all but like the sheer wear slips and shirts, etc underneath. If you are comfortable, body suits work completely–just make sure it’s appropriate, I take no responsibility for  work place blunders!

 

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Outfits:

One: Dress and bodysuit Reformation Dress underneath : DKNY Shoes: Sergio Rossi

Two: Skirt: Cynthia Rowley Hot pants: Asos, Shorts: Zara Sweater: Jcrew Shoes: Paul Andrew

Three: Top Elizabeth and James (worn with and without camisole), Skirt: Zara, Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Sunglasses: Raybans