Last post from shopping on Abbott Kinney in Venice… would that I could afford this adorable little cloche hat from Stronghold… their store is the highlight of the neighborhood and their website is pretty cute too.
Founded in 1985, Stronghold was the first denim manufacturer in Los Angeles. Their brand retains the old tymey flair but the store is chock full of hip cuties trying on their pinup-style high-waisted shorts with stripes of varying widths. The fit is very small so you might need to go up a size or two, but if you try a pair on you’re likely to leave with a new favorite jean.
A pop of color and pattern with a pair of kitten heels really stands out on an otherwise boring busy street. This outfit had the added bonus of seeming equally at home in 2012 as it would in the Mad Men era.
Do women wear blazers anymore? I don’t see them a lot on the street. And I know, at least in more creative fields, that they’ve completely fallen by the wayside. I don’t see much of the corporate world firsthand, but Vogue would have me believe that all women in high-level corporate positions wear Prada dresses to work every day. That can’t really be true, can it?
Either way, I thought this shot came out cute, and very editorial. Gen is wearing a (pre-owned) black blazer with white pinstripes that we’re selling for only $6.99 here. And did I mention that all of these auctions end tomorrow? Well they do, so check out the page soon.
Gen had the idea to wear the belt loose, whereas I might have styled it with the belt tighter and the top bloused out more. Either way, I love this look and I love how natural a smile she has. You can buy this top (and check out the rest of my eBay store) here.
Okay, I have GOT to stop doing this. In yet ANOTHER moment of iPhone stalkery, I snapped an unsuspecting pedestrian on an LA street corner because I liked her outfit. (I mean, she looks so BUSY! How could I interrupt her?!) First of all, how can you not love a haircut that reminds you of this? Secondly, I’m normally a skinny-jeans-are-the-only-jeans kind of girl, but she was rocking more of a boot cut thing and it was totally working with the fitted button-down shirt. Rachel Maddow on a lunchbreak? I’m on board with this look.
Okay, I’m officially a creep! I wasn’t able to catch up with this girl in time to ask for her photo, so I quickly snapped her from the back with my iPhone as she was boarding the bus in Hollywood. Her polka dot top was adorbs, but the best part you can barely see– the hunter green bowler hat she wore up top!