Venice Beach calls for perfect black wide-leg jumpsuits, and my worn-in and well-traveled Marfa hat. Easy pieces that I’ve grabbed from my suitcase and what was left in my LA closet. That, along with your trusty leather backpack for casually stooping on a sidewalk off Abbot Kinney. My visit is never complete without gigs in the garage, and a drunken afternoon at Gjelina’s. Pizza just one way to soak up wherever we left our head the night before. Speeding off on the 405 to Sam Smith’s LA-LA-LA without a care in the world.
With the brutal winter, I’ve opted for NAKED looking skin. A little bit of bronzer, and lots of neutral shimmer on my lids. That, and nothing else. Possibly just a swipe of your favorite matte lipstick and call it a day. Effortless. The cold breeze will give you those rosy cheeks on its own. Bronzes, browns, and deep purples have never NOT worked for anyone. It’s time to keep things simple.
-Urban Decay Naked Skin beauty balm
-LORAC eyeshadow palette
-Tom Ford lipstick in Blush Nude
These are the days for hair tucked into turtlenecks and perfect A-line skirts. But in the midst of bundling in your favorite knits, it all comes down to the accessories. I’m officially getting back into watches. I’ve completely ditched my overly stacked bangles and spikey rings for a more tailored look this winter. The new COACH watches are minimal, and beautiful. I’m in love with this navy piece. It’s luxe and easily makes a statement. That, and the Coach western boot from the Fall ’14 collection. I’ll be living in these classics all year round. But it’s true. Sometimes you gotta just strip down to the bare essentials. A clean slate. No fuss.
Once again sporting one some of the best from Miami Swim Week: Suboo. The tropical bandeau and extra high waist one of my new favorite fits. This Australian label never ceases to blow my mind with their twist on edgy swimwear. In the midst of New York’s blizzard, I’ll be thinking of tiny two-pieces, drives through Topanga Canyon, and the scent of fresh ranunculus. Oh, and jumping right into a Gray Malin landscape shot. Beach umbrella and all.