Fashionable: A Moto Jacket

November 03

Fall is officially upon us and I’m obsessed with this vegan moto jacket. Its pretty much goes with everything and adds a certain edge to any ensemble. I paired it with a low key blue button down, delicate gold necklace by Jill Michaels, wayfarers, ripped jeans, comfy mocs, and a ladylike beaded purse.


Photography & Hair and Makeup: Jess Wilcox 

Styling: Kelly Oshiro of SB Chic

Clothes, jewelry, purse: Chapala & Parker 

Location: Santa Barbara Mission

Fashionable: A Chunky Olive Infinity Scarf

December 02

Santa Barbara is certainly scarf country, it never gets quite cold enough for a coat, so my winter uniform consists of great sweaters that go with everything (hello black and white) and lots of scarfs. This one, from Chapala and Parker, is a cozy infinity style. I paired it with classic aged jeans, a gray T, wood bangles, a grey clutch, and houndstooth toms.


 Photography: Lane Dittoe

Styling: Kelly Oshiro of SB Chic

Clothes, jewelry, purse, scarf: Chapala & Parker

Hair & Makeup: Jess Wilcox 

Location: Apple Lane Farms in Solvang


Inspiration Board: Vintage Fashion

October 17

Few things make me happier than vintage fashion photography and these pretty ladies are all seriously fabulous! Images via my Pinterest. (Top right photo is a current couture designer via here.)

Fashionable: Casual Santa Barbara Style

October 14

While it may start be a touch cooler in Santa Barbara, its still by in large flip flops and tank top weather. This look is pretty much my uniform for most of the year…

A pop of gold from some gold reef shaped earrings, similar here.

Jeans are Stevie by Anthropologie and are consistently the most perfect style of jean I’ve found.

I love the back on this top, coral ombre? Yes, please.

Photographer: Joel Serrato Films // Styling: Kelly Oshiro for Santa Barbara Chic // Location: La Purisima



Fashionable: Wearing a Little Black Dress in the Day

September 30

I love pairing a little black dress with boots. They’re are super comfortable and warm and work well as Santa Barbara gets (marginally) cooler.

This little black dress is from Free People. For the day time, I paired it with chambray (gotta where layers in SB), a gray fedora, and a beaded necklace my grandmother made.

SHOP THE LOOK: free people dress // anthropologie chambray // fedora // frye boots // warby parker glasses


Photography: Joel Serrato Films // Location: La Purisima // Styling: Kelly Oshiro

Flower Chic: Make a Flower Necklace

September 25

A while back I showed you how to make daisies into earrings, a necklace, and sprinkled throughout your locks. Jess Wilcox and I shot this second look, with moody, fall, jewel toned flowers, and  a ruby red lip.

For the earrings I used a funny little flower called gomphrena (the name needs some work). And  for the ring, I found the most amazing purple passion vine flower. This flower looks like its from another planet, no? You can find the instructions for making the ring and earrings here.

This time round, I made a dramatic flower collar or necklace. I used pink and red ranunculus, blue muscari, lavender clematis,  and light pink gomphrena from Florabundance.

To make the necklace:

- Chicken wire (at your local hardware store)

- pliers or wire cutter 

- floral wire

- floral tape

- 1 yard of lace ribbon

Use the chicken wire as the base to hook your flowers into. I bunched 3 or 4 flowers together, and then wrapped the stems together with floral tape. I made several bunches like this and then I attached them to the chicken wire. Using floral wire, I attached the chicken wire to the lace ribbon. And tada! A flower necklace.

Photography + Hair & Makeup +Wardrobe: Jess Wilcox // Styling + Concept: Kelly Oshiro // Wholesale Flowers: Florabundance // Model: Alison of Sirena Models // Dress: Free People


Fashionable: Spanish Vibes at La Purisima Mission with Joel Serrato

September 23

Fashion was among my first design obsessions, and so I’m kicking off Monday with a new column: Fashionable. The lovely Joel Serrato was kind enough to photograph me at the stunning La Purisima Mission. Located in Lompoc, in the Santa Ynez Valley, it is the most completely restored mission in California and was founded way back in 1787.

I was inspired by the location and wanted to style a look with “Spanish Vibes” and this white peasant skirt was my jumping off point.

I love a longer skirt for fall, especially as the weather becomes chilly and crisp.

I paired it with a fitted chambray and coral wedges for a pop of color. The vintage collar necklace and bracelet I found at my favorite antique store in Los Alamos, The Depot.

SHOP THE LOOK: white peasant skirt // chambray // shoes // necklace // glasses

How pretty is this mission itself? I love the runner of terra cotta color on the bottom of the walls and the stark simplicity. You can learn more about the mission right here.

And a BIG thank you to Joel Serrato for photographing me…

..and my assistant stylist, Mira! Happy Monday!

Photography: Joel Serrato // Model & Styling: Kelly Oshiro for SB Chic // Location: La Purisima Mission