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.
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.
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.
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.
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.