I ventured over to Beverly Hills yesterday for a lunch date at Avra (it was delish!). While I was there I ran (literally because I was late for pick-up) into the Other Stories boutique. So glad I did because they had so many gorgeous holiday pieces that won’t break the bank. Here are some highlights that will have you looking haute holiday ready!
- Glitter Pinstripe Blouse & Other Stories $89
- Metallic Leaf Blouse & Other Stories, $59
- Metallic Puff Sleeve Blouse & Other Stories, $69 Fabric is almost identical to the Saloni Marissa Dress
- Sequin Fringe Pencil Skirt & Other Stories, $99
- Wool Blend Glitter Sweater & Other Stories, $69
- Sequin Midi Pencil Skirt & Other Stories, $89
- Ombre Sequin Midi Dress & Other Stories, $149
- Sequin Mini Wrap Dress & Other Stories, $149 also love Sequined Embellished Dress & Other Stories, $149 (not pictured above) Can be worn with or without the belt.
I was out shopping this week and stumbled across this Natalie Martin Top and Spell and Gypsy dress. These would be the perfect pieces to fold up and pack on your next warm weather getaway (or even wear now in LA).
- Natalie Martin Jerusha Top Goa Garmetory, $186 also like this color way Natalie Martin Jerusha Top Sand Dollar Red Forward, $247 This is a beautiful silk batik printed top. It’s a slightly cropped, loose fitting, with bell sleeves.
- Spell and the Gypsy Collective Poinciana Gown Shopbop, $240 The print is so pretty, it has tiny metallic stripes which you can’t see in the above picture.
- Spell and the Gypsy Jungle Midi Sundress Free People, $210
- Spell and the Gypsy Jasmine Midi Tunic Free People, $185
As I’m slowly moving into Fall mode (it’s still HOT during the day in LA) I’m noticing I need to refresh my blouse inventory. I love the Ulla Johnson tops because they can be dressed up or down, and take you from daytime to evening. Ulla tends to run big so size down when ordering.
- Ulla Johnson Posey Ruched Floral Top $320 Look for less that I LOVE Banjanan Helena Floral Blouse $145 I have the dress version of this shirt and I love it!
- Ulla Johnson Bailey Blouse Black $335
- Ulla Gracie Eyelet Cotton Blouse $275 additional sizing click here.
- Ulla Johnson Sarah Floral Print Blouse $315 dress version of the blouse click here.
- Ulla Polka Dot Bailey Blouse $335 click here for additional sizing.
- Ulla Cora Ruffled Striped Metallic Cotton Blouse $210
- Ulla Johnson Lilian Floral Print Blouse $255 (not pictured above)
MADWELL X KAREN WALKER
Madewell teamed up with New Zealand designer Karen Walker for a capsule collection. Think floral dresses, cat-eye sunglasses and, of course, lots of denim! Click here for the full collection. Below are my favorite pieces from the collection.
- Silk Floral Rosalie Ruffled Dress $168
- Striped Ruffle Top $92
- Silk Floral Gennaker Top
- Denim Killick Skirt $98
- Silk Floral Loretta Dress $175
- Garment Dyed Sweatshirt $75
Natalie Martin is a Los Angeles based fashion designer whose line, Natalie Martin was launched in 2011. Born in Australia, Natalie’s love of all things Summer started from a young age. She creates batik printed caftans, and flowing maxi’s. Each piece she designs gives you the feeling of endless Summer.
- Natalie Martin Danika Wrapped Max Dress $258
- Natalie Martin Melanie Dress $245
- Natalie Martin Danika Long Sleeve Dress $363 additional sizing click here
- Natalie Martin Renata Top $163
- Natalie Martin Georgina Wrap Dress $363 additional option click here
- Natalie Martin Daisy Silk Top $185 additional color way click here
Summer weather is far from over in Los Angeles, and all I want to throw on are light weight cotton voile dresses. It seems to be the best way to beat the heat. In my search for new and fresh dresses, I came across Banjanan. Caroline Weller’s designs are inspired by the textiles and printing techniques found in the vibrant markets of India. Weller’s Jaipur-based brand, Banjanan (means bohemian wanderer in Hindi), is hand-stitched by skilled artisans into each and every piece. I picked up my first one a couple a weeks ago and I absolutely love it! See below for some of my favorite pieces.
- Lotus Ruffled Blouse $128 & Helena Ruffled Blouse $128
- Bulbul Dress $340
- Isabella Dress Blueprint Floral $245
- Molly Dress Flower Blossom $245
- Scarlet Dress Hot Color Print $485
- Capri Dress Jade Botanical $245
- Hyacinth Mini Dress $205
- Lotus Flower Discovery Skirt $215
- Leticia Dress Lotus Flower $260