I combined a few of my favorite fall pieces here: a pencil skirt, staple black booties, a cozy sweater and a leather jacket to throw on once the nighttime temperature hits after sunset. I love mixing grey and navy as opposed to wearing straight black – it’s a little less predictable! Shop some favorites below.
Has anyone tried Mermaid Perfume? I was familiar with the brand and loved the pretty gilded packaging, so I was excited to test it out. The scent is just as lovely as the bottle: light and feminine with a hint of orange blossom. I love the boat dock in Marina del Rey and it was the perfect backdrop for such a pretty fragrance. The Mermaid line also carries hair products, a body oil and a candle – currently on my dresser making my bedroom smell delicious. If you try the perfume, let me know your thoughts!
This dress combines two of my favorite things – leather and lace (a little bit sweet, a little bit edgy). It also comes in a black version that’s perfect for the holidays. I chose a few more of my favorite lace dresses of the moment (see below). I’ve worn these nude sandals a handful of times since I bought them last week – they’re surprisingly walkable and match everything in my closet. These Steve Madden pumps are a near identical option at a fraction of the price.
I wish I could say I had some magic trick for mermaid waves, but the truth is I curled my hair into loose waves in the morning and it was so windy on the dock that by the time we wrapped up shooting most of the curl had turned into beachy texture. If you like the look, just loosely curl your hair around an inch wand, add some texture spray, and rough it up with your fingers! (Or stand in a gust of wind..)
This is a pretty accurate representation of what autumn in Los Angeles looks like this time of year: darker colors, heavier fabrics.. and bare legs (still not quite chilly yet). I wore this out for a lunch meeting to my favorite spot Zinque – if you’re in LA you must go and order “le bowl”!
This sweet stripe top from Nordstrom works with anything from jeans to a leather skirt, and has detailed buttons at the shoulder. It’s a comfortable cotton but has some weight to it, which I like for fall. Marc by Marc Jacobs also makes a dress version of this top – I can picture it with a great pair of boots.
I’m pretty sure I’ve found the perfect fall coat, and it comes in both a long version (need the fuchsia color ASAP) and short version. I love the casual wrap style and unique collar. Trust me on this one.
Now that we’re into October, all I want to wear are polished and feminine fall outfits. Marc by Marc Jacobs’ new collection is all about luxe fabrics and autumnal prints that have a fun edge. I like how this cozy plaid sweater combines a traditional print with a twist – the pattern is soft and the lines are a little fuzzy. It almost looks like a spray paint design up close. Also, the material is beyond cozy and I love how thin it is and easy to tuck into a slim pencil skirt without any lumps around the waist (tip for elongating your figure!)
I love how ladylike this outfit is. It was pretty comical taking these pictures in Venice – basically the most casual, dressed-down and lowkey beachside neighborhood in the city, where bikinis and flip flops are the normal uniform year round. We definitely had to wait for some surfers to cross the street or else they’d end up in the shot! Not to mention it was a solid 95 degrees this day. LA is having a serious heat wave this week and I can’t wait for it to settle so I can really start wearing leather and knits!
What do you think of this look? Let me know in the comments below!