Vote. Then Work.

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I should have worn a red, white, and blue ensemble. Or I should have worn red, white, and blue outfits leading up to today. If only I could pick up my phone and get Ralph Lauren to dress me…

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My Dancing Boots

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Now that I find myself on my feet all day running around after my daughter, I really think about the comfort of my shoes every morning as I get dressed. Can I wear them all day? Might I kill myself on stairs? Etc. Needless to say, when I find a pair of shoes that are cool and all-day ready, I am very, VERY pleased.

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Date Night @ Ace Gallery

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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!

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My FFF

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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?!?

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