Class of ’04

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This weekend was my 10 year high school reunion and while I opted not to attend, these pictures are giving off some major teenage angst. I am pretty sure it is my blue hair, sassy facial expression + my outfit! Who knew that at 28 I could still channel the ‘I hate my parents’ look so effortlessly?

While the rest of Burlingame High School class of 2004 was reuniting in Burlingame, I was in wine country. Team Les Méchantes packed up the suburban + headed north for a home decor photo shoot.

Check out a sneak peek below.

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IMG_7075While home decor shoots are normally DLo‘s specialty, I had a blast staging our home product + getting behind the camera for a change.

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IMG_7032Now every angry teenager adult needs a signature cocktail. In high school it was Smirnoff Ice + today it is a little Moonshine. This shit is strong, yet easy to drink like a little Smirnoff Ice in your parent’s backyard after a football game.

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What I Wore:

Moo Moo: Cost Plus (vintage). Shop similar here + here.

Vest: Moschino (vintage). Shop similar here + here.

Shorts: American Eagle, Shortie

Boots: Les Méchantes, The Lawton Boot

Did you attend your high school reunion or opt for a blue hair photo shoot like me?

Fall Forward

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IMG_6684I’ve decided to really mix things up this fall + instead of falling back, I’m falling forward.

IMG_0890My hair is blue (please excuse the Nesquik bunny), I have a new job passion project + I have almost completely revamped my wardrobe (thanks to Poshmark).

Last week I walked into my hair salon for a root touchup + walked out with a royal blue weave. At the time I thought this was a genius idea, but shortly after I learned that this was a major CHANGE + that everything from my makeup to my eyebrows needed an update. Thanks to YouTube, Evora + a couple of pep talks from Caity I think I have got this blue weave under control.

Now let’s talk denim. Since 1969 2002 I wore nothing but Gap jeans. Levi’s was a curse word + Always Skinny jeans were essentially my uniform. As a Gap employee I knew that Gap denim needed 30-45 minutes on to stretch + fit. This meant that I had to lay down onto my bed to zip them up + then walk around my apartment while doing lunges to achieve the perfect the fit. So…when East & Lo asked for me to try their new denim collection with Flying Monkey I was game. One of my favorite benefits of the Flying Money denim is the fact that you don’t have to spend years breaking them in. They slipped right on, no lunges needed. Their description was spot on + the skinny leg opening tucked perfectly into my boots.

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IMG_6681What are your plans for fall? Are you falling forward or back?

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What I Wore:

Dress (worn as a tunic): H&M. Shop similar here + here.

Jeans: Flying Monkey for East & Lo (c/o),  Vintage Distressed Skinny

Hat: Goorin Bros., Queen Of Knives

Boots: Les Méchantes, The Ellis Boot

Bag: Clare Vivier, Petit Duffle

Sunglasses: Les Méchantes, The Clear Morgan

Made in California

Rust Eagle Dress by Les Mechantes

First things first, if you follow me on instagram then you know that these pictures are old + I am sporting a new royal blue weave…but we will discuss that tomorrow.

These pictures are from a recent trip to Los Angeles with my family. When I was editing these pictures I started to think about just where this outfit came from + nearly everything I am wearing was made in my home state, California. While styling an outfit with local fashion will cost you more, the positive benefits are endless.

I was born in Santa Barbara and after several moves up + down the cost I have settled in San Francisco. While my love for all things SF Made (insert shameless plug for Les Méchantes) is strong, I am pleased to report that apparel is being manufactured all over the United States, not just in California and these days we can all shop local in some capacity.

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Rust Eagle Dress by Les MechantesDo you shop local?

Rust Eagle Dress by Les Mechantes

What I Wore:

Dress: Les Méchantes, The Eagle Dress

Cape: Les Méchantes, The Heather 3 Cape

Shoes: The Blonde Salad x Steve Madden, TDallas Sandal

Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Betsy

Fake, Faux or Cruelty Free

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I have always been a fan of fake fur + as an avid shopper I am far too familiar with the fake fur terminology the fashion community has coined. From faux fur to vegan fur to cruelty free fur retailers have managed to come up with hundreds of ways to describe one of falls hottest trends. A fake fur piece is not only stylish, but also ethical and cruelty-free

Now I’m a sucker for a statement lining + my fake fur coat does not disappoint. The striped lining is almost like an accessory + the perfect pop to finish off my street style look.

Check out some of my favorite shots below from the a Les Méchantes shoot, featuring this faux fur coat, The Nora.

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Will you be sporting fake fur this fall?

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What I Wore:

Jacket: Les Méchantes, The Nora Coat

Sweatshirt: Kenzo, Sequin-Embellished Sweatshirt (sold out). Shop new here + here.

Jeans: J. Crew, Broken-In Boyfriend Jean

Shoes: Shoe Cult, Highway Pump (still available in black)

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Original Wayfarer Sunglasses

If you decided on fake fur for fall, head on over to Les Méchantes + shop The Nora Coat with an extra special discount. Enter LM20 at checkout for 20% off + free shipping.

The Monday Swap

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My entire life I have managed to surround myself in fashion.  From work to play, I have spent nearly all my time + money on clothes thanks to the fact that it is far to easy to swap out my current look for a refresh . Yesterday was a prime example. I arrived to work in a sweatshirt (not shown) and by the afternoon the sweatshirt was swapped out for a plaid coat, a fur collar + clear sunnies.

While the sweatshirt was my first choice in the morning (hello it was Monday), my afternoon outfit was a major upgrade. This coat is a cross between your favorite flannel, a bathrobe + a coat, thus making it the perfect piece to wear on Monday. The lining is soft + cozy like your favorite sweatshirt and the silhouette is forgiving, also like your favorite sweatshirt. I decided to go all out and pair the plaid coat with a fur collar (for some extra flare + warmth) + clear sunnies to conceal my lack of make up!

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Plaid CoatWhat does your Monday style look like? Do you find your yourself making a mid-day swap like me?

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What I Wore:

Jacket: Les Méchantes, The Brenda Coat

Collar: Les Méchantes, Black Shearling Collar

Tank: Gap, Essential Rib Tank

Jeans: Gap, 1969 Destroyed Always Skinny Jeans

Shoes: Vans, Perforated Leather Slip-On Sneaker

Sunglasses: Les Méchantes, The Clear Morgan

Love this look? Take advantage of our Les Méchantes launch discount + shop the site with a 20% off discount with the code: LM20.