Ways to Wear Wednesday: The Yellow Dress

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Dress: Althea

I try to get the most out of my closet, especially for those special occasion pieces. So when it was time to get a dress for my stepbrother’s wedding I wanted to make sure that I picked something that was not only comfortable but something that I could and would wear again. I fell in love with this mustard Althea dress that I found at a boutique in Santa Barbara and it ended up being the perfect fit for the occasion. And you bet I wore it more than once.

Outfit #1: Wedding. I chose to keep my outfit understated and simply added a few golden accessories and my mustard colored Naughty Monkey wedges. One of the wedding colors happened to be mustard so the whole outfit worked out perfectly. 

Outfit 2: Out for the Night. Adding a leather jacket and my studded belt from BCBGeneration transformed this dress into night. Mustard is usually seen as such a daytime color, but the leather accents definitely add a toughness to such a light dress. My lace up BCBGeneration wedges were the perfect finishing touch. 

Outfit #3: Brunch. I believe that anything can be taken from season to season if you wear it right. I wore this dress on a breezy winter day in Santa Barbara by simply throwing on my heather grey sweater from BCBGeneration, thick socks and my favorite cognac pair of boots from Steve Madden. 

Stay tuned for more. 

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ImageDress: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Shoes: Kate Spade

Happy Belated Hearts Day! My Valentine’s Day consisted of getting my car done, running errands and then attending my night class…so much fun. So really I celebrated Valentine’s Day in Santa Barbara this past weekend with J. Heart shaped pizza, sparkling champagne, show reruns (with cocktails in between), the best brunch in Santa Barbara and a weekend full of relaxing was my Valentine’s Day and it was pretty perfect. 

To show my Valentine’s spirit I had to break out my Marc by Marc Jacobs printed dress. Marc Jacobs is one of my all time favorite designers and I have quite the collection from clothing to accessories. I fell in love with the bright colors and poppy print. The best part? I scored this Marc dress on Gilt! And there’s definitely more than one way to wear it! I love it with a pair of black tights and a leather jacket. To make the colors pop even more I chose  my peachy Kate Spade patent Mary Janes. It was quite the festive outfit. Hope you all had a good Valentine’s Day! 

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P is For Pinterest & Party

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Top: Sans Soucii

Pants: Forever 21

Clutch: Henri Bendel

Shoes: Chinese Laundry

Please excuse my absence once again. Last week I was so exhausted and started a night class that I couldn’t find the strength to even type a simple post. I feel extremely old and the worst part was that I was recovering from Superbowl weekend. Not only was it the Superbowl but my best friend’s birthday as well. It was a long weekend of celebrating to say the least.

Now my best friend, Jessica, is obsessed with Pinterest. (But who isn’t?) So we had to have a Pinterest party! We used Pinterest to inspire our menu and decor. (And I must say it was a success.) The menu consisted of bacon wrapped dates, caprese bites, deviled eggs (with a twist), pizza cupcakes and red velvet cupcakes. We also made amazing jello shot in orange slices, which was surprisingly easy! It’s amazing the things you learn from Pinterest!

Now for the outfit. I’m a huge fan of color blocking. The simplest of outfits can come to life with the right color combinations. I chose to pair my royal blue Sans Soucii button down with my turquoise Forever 21 skinnies. My color blocked wedges from Chinese Laundry complimented my outfit in every way. My color blocked outfit was perfect for a night of eating, drinking and celebrating Jessica. Kind of makes you want to go on Pinterest right now, doesn’t it?

New post tomorrow!

XO

 

 

Just Add it to My Resume

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If you were a previous reader from High4allheels on blogspot you have heard me say I wear many hats at Chinese Laundry. My official title? Marketing assistant. My duties include everything from managing all social media platforms for 2 of our brands (my main role) to assisting in the planning and execution of events and everything in between. My latest role? Shoe model.

Now I wear a size 7 and that is no sample shoe size. The thought of shoe modeling never crossed my mind but when I slipped my feet into a sample size 6, they magically fit. Are my feet shrinking?! So I was asked to be in our Spring/Summer 2013 photoshoot, mani and pedi included. Not only would I play model for the day but be assisting along the way. (Which included a Starbucks run) 

The shoot took place at this gorgeous house tucked in Beverly Hills overlooking the city. Shoe photo shoots are a little different from the usual fashion shoot. Hair and makeup is not so much needed for a shoe shoot except for the legs. And only certain clothing is truly shown but we still had an amazing stylist on set. She pulled all the clothing from Urban Outfitters, Free People and H&M. I wanted every piece and it was nice to play dress up. 

Now I am no model. Our photographer was very patient and directed me well. Not to mention it was one of those sunny Los Angeles days that happened to be in the 50’s! Pretending that it was a warm and sunny summer day in cut-off shorts and a silky romper was not working for me. But I definitely have some new shoe poses up my sleeve and a new understanding of what working models go through.

At the end of the day, I can add shoe model to my resume and I loved the experience. I have heard that shoe models make decent money. Career change? We shall see.

XO