I’m a chocolate person. A major, major chocolate person. There are some people who love chocolate, and there are some people with an unhealthy infatuation for only the most delicious dark chocolate covered nougat, rich chocolate chip truffles, and white chocolate mint truffles. I’m the latter. I’m also the person that can’t hit up the mall without stopping by See’s for a sample and a few chocolates.
It’s safe to say when I got invited to the Fashion Island See’s opening, I was on top of the world. And then I got to pack my own box of chocolate, try whatever I wanted, and was sent off with what is possibly the world’s best goodie bag. This, my friends, is the chronicle of a chocolate lover’s wildest dreams coming true, a girl and her chocolate, if you will.
So bon bons were never on my radar, since there’s no chocolate involved, but after trying the tangerine for fun, I basically found a new candy to add to my top 5.
Boyfriend jeans are one of those things I tend to adore and lust after on others, but detest on myself. I can never quite manage the bagginess, and while sometimes they look rather wonderful on me, other times, I look like a shlub who can’t get her act together in oversized clothes. It was early last week that I realized two crucial things. (1) I really don’t have dainty heels; they’re all more on the chunky side, and when I say chunky, I mean you’re-being-nice-and-calling-your-300-pound-cousin chunky, not you-put-on-one-and-a-half-pounds-during-Thanksgiving-dinner chunky. (2) If I had a pair of daintier heels, I could possibly pull off the boyfriend jeans situation without a hitch. One accidental shopping trip to Forever 21 later, I mastered the art of taking an outfit that could be worn by a farm-house-mom in Birkenstocks (also a good look) to a slightly chicer level.
Stay tuned for the farm-house-mom in Birkenstocks look coming to a blog near you soon…maybe…probably not.
Last week I went with Daniel to a small business expo, and although I didn’t necessarily have the best of times, the major benefit was getting to walk up and down a few pretty streets in Downtown Los Angeles after a solid lecture or three. The hardest part was finding something to wear. When I go to Magic, there is no imaginable dress code, but I imagined a slightly more conservative look was necessary for the business expo. My closet is lacking in the conservative section, I don’t know what to say, it’s not necessary for my general lifestyle. But it was fun putting my spin on conservative, as quite clearly crop tops don’t fall into that realm.
But, is there anything more conservative than a pencil skirt? I mean, it could be longer, but it’s a start. The skirt was just high waisted enough that a crop top wasn’t too much. This Lovers + Friends top is basically the only nice top I own, and I now realize I need to find at least three more in different colors and structured textures. (got this one at their last sample sale for around $25.) They’ll go with everything, and potentially give some of my outfits a slightly more adult-ish look. Who knows…
It’s becoming quite clear to me that Fall 2014 in Los Angeles is just one big joke to whatever greater being is controlling this weather. If it just kept being 80 degrees forever, I could adapt, probably, but the worst part was the rain last weekend and the slight chill on Tuesday that allowed me to wear a cropped sweater and knee socks. I’m telling you, it was Fall for at least two days this week, but now I’m back to wearing nearly nothing and considering researching rain dances.
I’d have to say, that this entire outfit is a story of lucky sale items. The skirt is an Urban Outfitters sale piece (hello $10 skirt). To be real, the Free People socks might be the most expensive piece to this puzzle, and that’s only because I can’t remember if I begged my mom to get them for me full price for Chanukah one year or if I actually waited for them to drop to $15 like they often times do. Hold your breath because the shoe situation is ridiculous. Do you see these Jeffrey Campbell coltranes? They were $20, not used, this one time when Nasty Gal had a real life warehouse sale on the roof of some swanky Venice apartment. And as for the sweater? My mom brought it home last weekend, one of her $5 prizes from the last Friday of the month sale in downtown Los Angeles. I’m living high on the sale hog my friends.
I’ll save the story of this epic necklace for another time, but just wanted to show you how cool it is…and it’s a real silver dollar btw.
Not to be super lame and ask you about the weather, but for some reason I want to know, how are you faring with your fall weather. I guess I’m asking you to tell me it’s super cold so I feel better about it being super hot.
Hi, I'm Sarah, the loser behind Loser Girl Wins. If you're a fashion lover, word enthusiast, nail polish collector, cooking pretender and/or a mermaid and unicorn aficionado, you've come to the right place. if you hate all those things, I don't know what to tell you. Stick around, I'll be back in a second to do stuff!