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05/25/2011
9:21 am

got to get to climb your tree

25/05/2011, ankle boots, california love, isabel marant, la, silverlake

(Bec and Bridge parka, Isabel Marant dress over Herff Christiansen dress, Barbara Bui boots, Chan Luu bracelet)I love the idea of throwing on large utilitarian-looking things that feel as if they’ve been beaten over rocks for a few centuries over small things that look to have washed ashore onto said rocks after failing at their original purpose of capturing marine life. Yes. It’s all about finding the right balance. This Bec and Bridge piece is oversized and longer in the back and reminds me of a shirt a science teacher might wear. But it’s a parka and therefore awesome.

I wore it with an Isabel Marant open knit cotton tank dress (?) I got at Creatures of Comfort and Barbara Bui motorcycle boots that I had dyed black from a much less wearable pewter. Well worth the two week wait and the involved process of removing the dye from the rivets one by one with cosmetic Q-tips dipped in nail polish remover. Actually that part was kind of fun. Right now they’re looking a little obscenely jet black but they should slowly dull beautifully. End outfit post.

Categories: ankle boots, california love, isabel marant, la, silverlake
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05/23/2011
12:45 am

simplicity

23/05/2011, biker jackets for life, california love, home sweet home, isabel marant, la, lifestyle, silverlake
A few photos from this past week…simple pleasures.

Categories: biker jackets for life, california love, home sweet home, isabel marant, la, lifestyle, silverlake
05/15/2011
8:45 pm

good morning sun

15/05/2011, ankle boots, california love, isabel marant, la, silverlake, topshop, vintage

(Whyred sunglasses, Isabel Marant Muddy sweater, vintage leather dress, Topshop boots, Fendi bag)

I peeked through the blinds at 6:30 this morning and was groggily pleased to see it was raining but all is back to normal now. Wearing Isabel Marant’s crew neck sweater I ended up being unable to resist over a vintage leather dress from a store in Venice Beach that has since closed. Going to catch up on life today and hopefully reward myself by curling up with The Andy Warhol Diaries later on. One of the most quotable books I’ve read in a while.

Categories: ankle boots, california love, isabel marant, la, silverlake, topshop, vintage
05/13/2011
10:40 pm

avocado street

13/05/2011, california love, la, silverlake, the prada platforms

(Line cardigan, twentysevennames tshirt, random shorts from Melrose, American Apparel clutch, Forever 21 sunglasses, Prada platforms)

I’ve had this cardigan for over a year now and never posted it – totally not representative of our relationship. It’s excellent for tossing on over virtually anything. And I just really like waffle woven things. The shorts I bought a few weeks ago when Bryan was visiting, we went shopping along Melrose and I picked up these shorts at one of those generic stores that sells a mix of glitter-flecked slutty things and marabou trim pens. Perhaps predicting that I would forget what the store was called (if I even checked?), I stocked up and also got them in white and brown. Although Bryan jumping up and down and declaring them “so this season Dolce & Gabbana” may have had something to do with that too.

Categories: california love, la, silverlake, the prada platforms
05/13/2011
7:20 pm

babydoll

13/05/2011, california love, la, silverlake, white dresses anonymous

(Therese Rawsthorne dress, Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Mary Jane platforms)

Today’s inspiration in hindsight: kindergarteners and angels, and maybe the entire existence of Lula magazine. I realized I wasn’t really making use of all the pretty dresses in my closet, so I put on a pretty dress. This one I got in New Zealand, and it’s perfect with the closest necklace in sight, hefty wooden blocks on my feet, and very little sign of a breeze.

(sorry, I’m posting this again as Blogger was having problems the past day and a half..all blogs were in read-only mode during that time and apparently all posts and comments made right before it were subsequently removed)

Categories: california love, la, silverlake, white dresses anonymous
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