I think it's because I am a child of the 90s that I never got over certain decade-defining things. Like crushed velvet mini dresses, flared jeans (a 90s 70s revival), Lip Smacker in Berry Peach, and Jared Leto (Jordan Catalano 4eva). I'm usually pretty good at not indulging in my nineties nostalgia, but the one thing I cannot help doing to this day is wearing my sleeves pulled down over my hands. Remember the iconic inaugural issue of Teen People (RIP) with Jennifer Love Hewitt looking cozy af on the cover? That's me, all the time once fall hits.
Imagine my absolute delight, jubilation even, at discovering that the Drema Top from Lolly Clothing has tumbholes! I don't have to hold my long sleeves in place, they stay thanks to this feat of modern clothing engineering! So, spoiler alert, it's still summer temps in L.A. so I paired this incredibly soft top with my favorite things in my closet. I got this skirt 2 years ago at a consignment store in my hometown and I have worn it until the lining has ripped away. I love this top and skirt paired together, because the grey to white ombre stands stark against the moody blues and earth tones below. Also, the pleating in the skirts lets my live out my 90s-schoolgirl-Dione-and-Cher fashion dreams. I also threw on my olive J.Crew jacket to round out the outfit...and also because I like to pretend it's 60 degrees outside. My current go-to Seychelles sandals were perfect with keeping the neutral line of tones in this look.
Last week: the bruise. This week: the flu. Or something mockingly and horrifyingly similar. The penalty that I pay for my favorite season is that I ALWAYS get sick in October. I had strep throat on Halloween when I was 21. 21! Talk about a betrayal. Did you know that, though it can be used as a sterilizer, vodka does not aid in the recovery from any maladies? And Jello shots definitely don't.
So I may be down, but my style is not out. This has actually been one of my favorite looks from winter (L.A. winter) that I recycled for fall because I can't get enough of it. I rarely wear black, but when I do I want it to have a va va voom factor. So I pull this BCBG sweater dress out on the reg once the temperature drops below 70 degrees. Or hell, even 80. It's so damn flattering and cozy, two things clothes rarely are at the same time. The jacket is stolen from my mom's closet. Perhaps jacketnapped because I took it across state lines. It's from J.Crew (mom's fave) and if it wasn't such an lovely shade of olive, maybe it would still be barely used in Louisiana instead of barely used in California. Nude booties (I'm so childish) from Forever 21, because I'm always a fan of elongating the legs. Honestly, nudes please.
I'm certain I'm either looking at my septum ring or House of Harlow turquoise pendant necklace from Rocksbox in these pictures. I never said I wasn't easily distracted, especially when a low-grade fever is slowly taking over my body a la *insert Sci-Fi Movie here*.
The Boho Socialite
Necklace c/o RocksBox - get your first month free using my code bohosocialitexoxo!
Handbag c/o Deux Lux