LA Fashion Market 2012

Too much has happened over the past few weeks for me to write about in detail (without going off on random tangents).  So here’s a quick summary: Graduated from college, check.  Made a career choice to open my own retail store, check.  Signed the lease for my new store, check.  Went to LA Fashion Market less than 24 hours after graduating to buy for my store, check.  Currently spending every waking moment on something store related, check check.  And now here’s a few photos that can explain the past few weeks better than I can.

Tassel switch!

Beautiful showrooms, Ocean, Park, etc…

Our lunchtime spot right across the street from the CMC, Nature Leaf Cafe.

Rag and Bone…Otra vez.

As much as I have embraced pastel pants for this spring and summer (as you can see here), I still love a great pair of black pants.  Since it gets cool around sunset, I decided to break out my favorite Rag and Bone jeans for a casual dinner date.  These jeans are actually referred to as their “Legging jean” but in my opinion are more like a stretchy cotton twill than denim, which makes them incredibly comfortable.

I’m wearing Rag and Bone jeans of course, Bobi tee, AG denim jacket, Louis Vuitton wedges, and Chanel bag.

Minty Leopard

As I mentioned in my last post, I am loving this warmer weather!  It’s nice being able to throw on a top without having to cover it with multiple layers.  I used this opportunity to break out some new summery pieces that have been waiting patiently in my closet.  One such piece would be this minty chiffon blouse layered over a leopard tank that my sis picked out for me at Aritzia (ok I obviously couldn’t completely get away from the layers).  5 minutes into this courtyard shoot, I realized that I would much rather be in the pool that taking pictures by it.  C’est la vie.

Both tops by Wilfred, Diesel Bi-Bi jeans (one of my favorite pairs), Christian Louboutin heels, Hermes bag

White denim and blue wings

Today was a reminder of why I love living in California.  Sunny.  80 degrees.  And more convertibles on the road than I have seen in a long time.  I finally had a reason to put away my dark denim for a light pair that I picked up in Spain last summer.  I’ve discovered that I’m a big fan of taking pictures about an hour or two before sunset when it’s a little bit cooler outside (and of course this may also be a procrastination technique for school-related reading).  However, sunset photos mean that I get to battle the wind since I live on the top of a hill.  Thanks to the combination of the wind and the bat-wing sleeves of this Velvet top, I may look like I’m about to take flight in a few of these pictures.  But rest assured, I was inside shortly after, trying to find another way to avoid reading French literature for class tomorrow.

I’m wearing a pair of mystery jeans that I picked up in Spain last year, a Velvet top, Sam Edelman wedges, a vintage Rolex, and Burberry sunglasses.

Garden party

Just a little garden stroll with my new favorite Habitual jeans.  I was worried they might look too leathery since they are a coated denim, but they are the perfect waxy finish that I was looking for.  I picked up this top on my last trip to Santana Row to visit my sister in San Jose, and it has easily become one of my favorite blouses.  My only regret is that I didn’t buy it in the cobalt blue color in addition to this white one.

BCBG blouse, Habitual Addison Moto jeans, Louis Vuitton Mahina bag, Christian Louboutin heels.