Saturday night, Mr. Forstadt and I had an event at the Ace Gallery in Beverly Hills. Rather than opting for a LBD, I wore a frilled sleeve bodysuit and pants… even better, they were super budget-friendly and cost less than $45 combined! I paired them with some Target heels, a thrifted vintage clutch, and a layered lariat necklace to break up the black!
It stands for Fast Fashion Frock. I recently had a discussion with a friend about fast fashion (this friend, who works in the fashion industry, is well on his way to becoming a “luxury designer super snob” though we both had similar modest Japanese-in-greater-LA upbringings). If he knew that I was wearing Forever 21 and H&M while we were sipping our super snob drinks at Urth Cafe (which, I won’t lie, I LOVE), he probably would have left me there. But while I appreciate the aesthetics and superb quality of Louis Vuitton and Louboutins, I am a huge fan of the H&Ms and Zaras of the world because, while they may not last a lifetime and are made overseas in mass quantities, they are on-trend and affordable for the masses.
This dress was $19.99. How can you hate on that?!?
Happy hump day! Here are some snaps from my trip to Vegas featuring the drawstring sweatshirt that I’ve practically been living in.
While I get that it’s rare for a heavily-worn bargain buy to last more than one season (because, let’s face it, most of the time affordable fashion = disposable), I stand by the fact that timeless clothes and investment pieces can last surprisingly long if properly cared for.
Alright, Mondays are always tough, but it’s supposed to be a beautiful day, so I pulled out my sunny yellow bag and my favorite black and white pants to add a little pizzaz to a day full of meetings!
Happy Friday! It has been a busy week of traveling and work, but that just makes the weekend sweeter, right?
I always have the best time visiting my sister (and brother-in-law and nephew) in Nashville. I hit my favorite bbq spots, walk Broadway for the live music, and do all of the things you can’t get away with in LA (climbing trains, stalking Blake Shelton, etc)…
I kind of had a Ross moment with this outfit. Not Ross as in the awesomely-horrific discount store, but Ross as in Friends, the sitcom.
Happy Friday! I know we still have a couple weeks of summer left, but I’m already itching to switch up my wardrobe and bring out some traditional fall pieces like ankle boots and short jackets.
Rompers are my easy solution for dressing quickly and still looking polished. Add some bright accessories and a multicolored purse to play off the bold black and white floral pattern and I’m ready to go! (shopping, that is…)