Thursday, February 20, 2014


Lately, the marine layer has not been burning off by the beach, which has enabled the "sweater weather" ensemble. As a southern california native, I am very conflicted with "cold" weather. Although I love the year round sun, I also get bummed when I am unable to dress all cozy in layers. 
I know there is not much to this outfit, but it was a gloomy afternoon in Santa Monica and I thought it was appropriate. Ok, maybe booties aren't beach appropriate but it wasn't beach weather anyway. This outfit consists of a bright coral chunky knit sweater I snagged at the Topshop sale a while ago. The color of this sweater is a little overwhelming, so I kept the look sweet and simple with my go-to Sam Edelman booties and some old ripped up jeans. The bright color was definitely a pop on such a gloomy  day. 
As for the title, I am really content with my life recently. I've really learned this week that everything does happen for a reason and you may not know it now, but there is good in everything. I think you should also listen to the song Serotonin by the Mystery Jets.
Hope you enjoy!!
xx Michelle

Photos by Justine Solan.

Saturday, February 8, 2014


Spring semester is in full swing and once again, I have severely lagged on posts lately. So I thought I would include a brief update along with this outfit post.
As for the outfit, I have finally been able to dress for "cold" weather again! I live in Los Angeles, so when I say cold I mean mid sixties; I know, brutal. I started off with an asymmetrical striped sweater from Urban Outfitters (thrifted) under my favorite studded military jacket. I picked up the pants at the Zara sale and I love the dark wash with the zipper pockets. I topped off the look with thee Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots and some simple gold jewelry. 
I have been having such an amazing semester so far just hanging out with friends and exploring more of the city. If you would like to get a glimpse of these wondrous activities, my instagram is linked to the left. I did include some photos of my recent trip to the DVF Journey of a Dress exhibit, just for you.
xx Michelle