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I am so glad to see the fickle month of September. Yesterday I was wearing a short shirt and sipping iced coffee, and today, I have on a wool sweater armed with a hot cocoa. This schizophrenic weather is Fall’s surprise. The days are still warm, the nights are downright cool, and my conflicted inbox is filled with holiday gift guides, and next Spring’s bralets. This can be quite stressful. No longer tank top weather (you can put those away now), T-shirts are still viable especially the graphic ones, leather is certainly happening, and lace is now a main attraction for Fall. Help! I have nothing to wear!!#$#@#$@^%$$! Green Day might have said it best, “Wake me up when September ends.”

You have six more days to sleep in. Or do your homework, and be prepared.

I happen to like September, Virgos rock, (it’s my birthday month) school starts, and the month signifies a fresh start. To remedy such confusion, I have harnessed the issues at hand. Pair a lady-like lace skirt and perforated booties with a T-shirt, a denim shirt, a oxblood leather biker jacket, and complete the picture. You will make quite the statement, trust me. But one that will keep you so warm, yet oh so cool.

From left: PL Proceed tee. Because nothing says it better than NY Freaking City, L’ Agence Lace Overlay Pencil Skirt, Sergio Rossi sandals. Get a similar one here:  Pierre Hardy, Cutler and Gross sunglasses, find a similar one here: IllestevaJournelle Bralet, Chloé high-waisted lace skirt, Sergio Rossi Booties, get a similar pair here: Nicholas Kirkwood floral embroidered mesh sandalsAlexander McQueen oxblood crystal skull pendant, Nina Ricci bag, Lace adjustable ring, ALLSAINTS oxblood biker jacket.

Happy Tuesday!

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Dressing for Coachella

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SENSI STUDIO hat, Calypso St. Barth coverup, Céline sunnies

Let’s set the scene: Nonstop music. Sunny desert skies. Crowds of people singing along with the Arctic Monkeys. Friendship bracelets up and down your wrist. Daisies in your hair. Yes…this is the stage for Coachella and if you are booked to attend in the upcoming weekends, I thought a post on what you should be wearing might help. It’s not genius, its a more practical guide. Not going? Don’t fret, I’m not either. Regardless, you can use theses tips for any type of fun outdoor festival in the coming spring and summer months. Here I am not quite at Coachella, but with my wildly colorful tribal bag and arm candy, you get the gist. C’mon let’s dance and sing together.

OndadeMar bag

Dannijo bracelets

Sleeping in the tents? Of course, those lazing about in the grass will have totally different strategies, but you should enjoy the music and look pretty chic while doing it without fear that your too-high platforms and too-short sundress will make you the lone killjoy in your group of festival friends. Go ahead, channel your inner cool girl hippie vibe.

Left to right: illesteva frieda sunnies, Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony dress, Jeffrey Campbell neon tribal wedges, Luv AJ Open crystal ring, Rebecca Minkoff Mojave Bucket tote, Mara Hoffman printed bandeau bikini, Miss Selfridges maxi skirt, Opening Ceremony ankle boots, House of Harlow tribal horn, Zadig and Voltaire cuff, Halogen fedora, illesteva leonard  sunnies,Wildfox tank top, Rag and Bone shorts, Converse kicks.

A white sundress with neon platform tribal platforms for added height to go with the theme of outdoor music festivals in the desert, bikini for showing off that physique that you are working so hard towards.. remember this? (Click here) finally, suede cowboy boots and a fringe bag because thats so au courant for Indio, Converse sneakers you should embrace! after walking to get to those music stages miles away. As for those accessories, cool sunglasses, a few tribal horns here and there, a gold cuff for good measure, and a fedora to finalize the look. There you have it– Coachella at its best. Keep it light, keep it cool, and ..don’t forget the sunscreen.

 

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