What I Wore 2017


It's that time of year again!
Time to take a look back at what I wore in 2017.

I have pulled together some of my favorite looks.
I am often inspired looking back at my outfits
remembering looks I forgotten.

This short dress was a new departure for me this year.
I paired it with some strappy heels
bold accessories
and
finished with a luscious half slip that peeked out purposely just a bit.



This is still one of my favorite outfits.
It's made up easily with an all white base
including these white cropped jeans
that I loved so much that I got three pair 
and
 wore them all spring and summer!

This fabulous wrap vest
adds a delightful dramatic exclamation to the basic pieces.


A travel outfit made up entirely of a white base, neutral accessories
finished with a dress used as a tunic.
I always try to travel with a color base to get the most wardrobe variation
with the fewest number of pieces.


This was a fun utilitarian outfit
perfectly polished  and cheery for running errands in comfort.


I did a whole collection of shell crowns last summer
and
I have more designs coming  for 2018 as well.


This is the outfit I wore to the fabulous Fierce 50 launch!
I wrote about the event here.


Mixed my leather fringe with shells
for a very successful monochrome outfit.
I think I might be bringing this outfit with me when I go to Austin in March!




One of my favorite dressing challenges I gave myself last year.
I did this whole outfit around this wonderful vintage sombrero!
I adore how it all came out!

I continued this year with my love of neutrals and creams.
And how fab are these leather boots!
I had completely forgotten I had them!
Time to pull out these beauties again this winter!
Do you ever forget about great pieces in your own closets?


My favorite outfit for flea market shopping!
The wicker cart and comfortable walking flats
my favorite two accessories for some serious shopping!


I had so much fun wearing this romper to the beach!
It  was something new for me
and 
the perfect piece for a sunset beach walk.




this was this years Birthday Crown.


The Crown was the perfect finishing piece for my extra wide legged 
palazzo pants!


The same ball skirt as seen before
just paired with a wrap top
and 
different accessories.


Took my beautiful bike out for a beach picnic
wearing my favorite cropped pants with a gingham dress
used as a tunic.


Some more easy to wear gingham.


Fabulous wrap vest
pushed nautical
with a stripped shirt and shoe
made for a great outfit for
sunset cocktails on a harbor cruise.


Another travel outfit
using a white base
with the addition of a leopard kimono.
I almost always throw in a couple of kimonos when traveling.
They work for so many situations.
They are definitely on my list for dressing travel tips.


These two knit pieces made for a cozy and comfortable 
date night.
The turban, chandelier earrings and clutch
gave it some glam polish.


Another fun running errands look.



This is what I wore on our anniversary in September.
Looking at this photo 
still makes my heart drop.


Some print on print action
for a trip to the desert.



One of my favorite photoshoots ever
was in Palm Springs this year.


Dressing for Palm Springs is always a favorite of mine!



I love how this outfit came together organiclly.
The perfect color pairing came together
when I saw them next to each other on my clothes rack.
The turquoise clutch that I found at a vintage shop in Palm Springs 
was a perfect finish.

I hope you have enjoyed this outfit retrospect.
Hopefully it has inspired you with some fun dressing ideas.
I know it has gotten me 
revved up for some more styling fun.



As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life

















New Year's Eve at the Ace Hotel



Jeff and I rung in the New Year at
For those of you that have read my last post HERE
you know that he and I are  hugely invested in
making our marriage a priority now.
So we wanted to start the New Year off in style and fun!



is always one of our favorites in LA.

Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles opened early 2014 in the historic United Artists building in Downtown LA. An ornate, storied and vibrant Los Angeles gem, Downtown is undergoing a renaissance. Built in 1927 for the maverick film studio, the UA theater and tower stand as monuments to a group of seminal American artists pushing out on their own.



We were able to get the sweetest corner room
which meant we had large view windows on two sides!
It was quite small but
so efficiently designed!
It suited our needs for the evening perfectly
as we were staying there to be able to 
just walk downstairs to their opulent theater 
to ring in the New Year.


My very favorite part of the room was that in came with an adorable balcony
which made the small room so much more entertaining.


The balcony also made for great photo opts!


And on a side note
how fabulous is this dress from Free People
that I wore for the drive up to the hotel.

I got it last week on sale.
I loved it so much I went back and got it in two other colors!

I paired it with a flutter sleeve T
also from Free People.

My silver shoes
are a purchase a couple of months ago
for the Who What Wear line at Target.
It was the first time I wore them
and now they are one of my favorite shoes.
For me they are a fun neutral 
and the best part
they are actually comfortable!


A little shout out and big thank you 
to my very handsome photographer!


After we got settled into our hotel room
it was up to the rooftop for a light lunch and cocktails at


Inspired by Hollywood's famous Les Deux Cafe, Upstairs is the sky-high urban oasis at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles. With a concrete pool and city lights stretched out in all directions, Upstairs' bunker-like rooftop bar hosts a smattering of events every night of the week — DJs, live bands, book release parties, pop-up shops and creative collaborations — with bright, world-traveled twists on California desert fare and traditional cocktails with a menu lovingly curated by the Upstairs beverage wizards.




Upstairs is one of our favorites
because of the panoramic views of LA.
It's also a great spot for people watching as well.
By New Year's evening the place was completely solid with a very long wait to get in.

But if you stay at the hotel
you can just take the elevator reserved for hotel guests
up without a wait.

We did stop by again at night before the theater
and
 it was crazy busy
as in you wouldn't be getting a drink for close to an hour
and
 that's if you were just in line at the bar.
So not my scene at all!


The   evening for me was all about bringing the New Year's Eve Glam!
So I splurged and hired a makeup artist from

You can actually download their app
and 
book your appointment
for either hair or makeup or both.

I hate doing my own makeup for events
so it felt like quite the luxury 
to just sit back and have it done.

When I do have my makeup done
I always have them use my own products
so there is not unpleasant surprises with color or foundations.



I packed all of my favorite bling for the evening!


Jeff brought his A game as well.



If there is ever a call for a Crown
it's always New Year's Eve!


Sparkly shoes a must as well!


I absolutely loved my outfit
but I didn't get as many  good outfit pictures 
as I wanted because of the fading light.

I was going for a Grand Dame look.
Under my fabulous velvet robe
I wore extra wide palazzo  pants paired with a silk charmuse shirt.
I wanted my clothes understated
so that all the attention would be on my sparkling accessories and fur cuffs.




We were staying at the Ace Hotel
to got to 


We're sitting right on top of one of the most remarkable gems in the city — a delicately restored, 1,600-seat movie palace from the 1920s with a three-story, 2,300 square foot grand lobby, an ornate open balcony and mezzanine and a vaulted ceiling with thousands of tiny mirrors that glimmer when lit. The Theatre at Ace Hotel is the literal foundation of Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles.



On tap for New Year's Eve was
 Dita Von Teesse's Nuevo Burlesque show.
Dita is a self titled
Glamour Evangelist
and 
her costumes for the evening did not disappoint.
But just as amazing
was the audience she drew for the evening.
I have never seen as much extreme glamour
under one roof!



The theater production and evening  spent at
was certainly a wonderful and glamorous 
way to ring in the 
New Year!




 As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life





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