FALL FASHION WISHLIST

THE LOOKS: T-Shirt/Rag and Bone / Chunky Sweater/Top Shop / Booties/Rag and Bone / Turquoise Purse/Rebecca Minkoff Cupid / Leather Shorts/Rag and Bone / Gold Bracelet/Vita Fede

Los Angeles is so hot all summer, it’s hard to imagine a time when any of us will want to cover up in layers. Fall is coming, though, whether we like it or not, and as a native New Yorker, I always look forward to the temperatures dropping a bit so I can pull out my sweaters, leather jackets and boots again. I’m already getting inspired by upcoming fall fashions so here are some of my first picks of the season.

I’m loving jewelry by Vita Fede because the accessories are so classic and they’re great gold or silver accents to any outfit. I’m also into big chunky sweaters this coming season because they’re great for layering. Rag and Bone is one of those lines I am completely inspired by this coming season–from their classic comfy tees to their shoes. I love that their boots are not only chic and comfortable, they’re also made of soft leather. Although they’re a bit on the pricier side, these boots are staple items that last for years and will not go out of style. Another designer I greatly look up to is Rebecca Minkoff because her bags are so well-made, the leathers used are so soft, beautifully-designed and they add a great rocker-chic pop of color to any outfit. Last but not least, I’m loving leather shorts for Fall because they are such a great transitional piece to rock as the seasons change.

D.I.Y. LA BACKYARD BBQ

Rebecca Minkoff mini mac in orange, Vintage Beatles T-shirt, high waisted shorts, maltipoo puppy, ray bans Toasting MarshmallowsFlowers, Fruit and SkewersTHE LOOK: Cut-off Denim Shorts / Wayfarer Black Ray Bans (Polarized) / Chanel Flat Espadrilles / Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac Bag / Gold and Tan Sperry’s / Vintage Beatle’s T-shirt

This weekend, my friends and I decided to continue to celebrate yet another gorgeous summer weekend in SoCal by having a D.I.Y. BBQ with our friends here in Los Angeles. The BBQ was at the beautiful home of Aimee Song (check out her amazing fashion blog, Song Of Style–if you do not yet read it, you will be hooked!) and her boyfriend, Wes Mason.  It was the perfect way to sit back, relax and enjoy our Sunday evening. Appetizers were cut up fruit and the entree included BBQ mixed veggie skewers. Later on in the evening, we roasted marshmallows and made smores over a cute tiled fire pit.

Wes and Aimee built their own D.I.Y. deck last week with a built-in bench and custom cushions that we all lounged on. Aimee created her own amazing Moroccan pillows for extra comfort and pops of summer color. When it started getting dark outside, we hooked up a projector and created our own makeshift outdoor movie theater. We projected the film, ‘Super Troopers’ onto a white wall. It was the perfect summer evening and a wonderful way to end the weekend and gear up for the work week. I’ll be dreaming of smores and fire-pits until next weekend.