Fashionable: Winter Whites + A Fringe Purse

Kelly
December 01

Winters are, well, I wouldn’t say rough here in Santa Barbara, and I find a light weight cable knit sweater is essential for those (slightly) brisk winter days. I paired the sweater with a modern pendant necklace by Jill Michael, slouchy booties, and distressed jeans. Of course, the piece to resistance, is this fringe purse I found while out shopping at Chapala and Parker. I love the playfulness of fringe and the tooled scallop pattern I’m semi-obsessed with. What are your essentials for a Santa Barbara winter?

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Content Creator: Kelly Oshiro for Santa Barbara Chic

Photography & Hair and Makeup: Jess Wilcox 

Clothes, jewelry, purse: Chapala & Parker

Location: Santa Barbara Mission


Fashionable: A Moto Jacket

Kelly
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.

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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

Kelly
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.

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 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

Kelly
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

Kelly
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

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Fashionable: Wearing a Little Black Dress in the Day

Kelly
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

Kelly
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