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style stories: structured top

style stories - structured crop top - leopard skirt // sarah sherman samuel style stories - structured crop top - leopard skirt // sarah sherman samuel style stories - structured crop top - leopard skirt // sarah sherman samuel Did you all have a mushy gushy Valentine’s Day? We went to the beach, but it was so foggy the sand was still wet and Archie wasn’t a fan of the sand being stuck to his everything. ha! Then in the afternoon I did a weaving class with a friend which is very non-lovey dovey but hey, Valentines can be for friends too right? In the evening Rupert made me dinner which is our usual V-day tradition, he always surprises me with a new recipe and doesn’t let me do a thing but light the candles. However, I saved this outfit for our president’s day dinner out, because nothing says romance like leopard print and George Washington.

style stories - structured crop top - leopard skirt // sarah sherman samuel style stories - structured crop top - leopard skirt // sarah sherman samuel style stories - structured crop top - leopard skirt // sarah sherman samuel style stories - structured crop top - leopard skirt // sarah sherman samuel style stories - structured crop top - leopard skirt // sarah sherman samuel I love the interesting silhouette of this top I found a while back at Need Supply. The structure of it works well paired with a fitted skirt or skinny jeans and I was so drawn to the almost architectural quality of it. It is always so fun discovering new labels to love.

Top by Keepsake via Need Supply (in white here, or similar here) // Leopard Skirt from J.Crew (old) Find similar here, here, and here // Gold Booties from Nasty Gal //Cuffs  by Brandy Pham and J.Crew // Necklace from Dogeared 

Photos by Mike Carriero

wedding guest style

wedding guest - midi skirt - crop top // sarah sherman samuelWe are still waiting hard on the sweater weather to come to LA and while we are in our eternal summer bubble, I am taking full advantage. Technically, you could put a denim jacket over the top and add a closed toe pump to make it a titch more fall-ish, but last week I had a wedding to attend in the Mexico heat and this is what I wore.

wedding guest - midi skirt - crop top // sarah sherman samuelwedding guest - midi skirt - crop top // sarah sherman samuelwedding guest - midi skirt - crop top // sarah sherman samuelIn other news… I have had my favorite photographer, blogger, writer, traveler duo extraordinaire known as Sarah Yates Mora and Lou Mora camping out in my driveway! Yes, driveway, ha. They recently bought an RV and have been travelling around for weeks at a time with their two dogs and bunny (those crazy cats head off to Fiji next week!). Anyway, I was more than happy to host them for a while as it meant the most delicious lunches made by Sarah and I managed to finagle my way to get Lou to take these photos. He’s a damn genius.

And in other, other news… do  you guys still watch Project Runway? I hardly have a chance to watch TV these days but it is my one show right now. I hunker down after Archie is asleep with a pint of Mcconnell’s Double Peanut Butter Chip and get my reality TV fix. The winning look on the first episode had a crop top that was out of the same fabric as this one, so naturally I was excited to already have it in my closet. That Ashley is a good one. #fangirl

shop the look: Skirt from Asos // Crop Top by zinke // Sandals by Belle Sigerson Morrison // Cuffs by J.crew and Brandy Pham 

Photos by Lou Mora

my style: lasercut shorts & crop top

lasercut shorts, crop top // smitten sudiolasercut shorts, crop top // smitten sudiolasercut shorts, crop top // smitten sudiolasercut shorts, crop top // smitten sudiolasercut shorts, crop top // smitten sudiolasercut shorts, crop top // smitten sudioSummer came early in LA this year, and I’ve been sweatily happily reaching for shorts and tanks over my usual layers. I love the lasercut pattern on these shorts, and the material, and the fit. ;) I’ve been wearing them any chance I get, to the beach with a bikini in the day, and dressed up with the cuff and bag (also a new favorite, thanks to Rupe shopping my Pinterest Want page… score!) for a night out with our happy hour crew.

Shop the look: lasercut vegan leather SHORTS from Anthropologie (on sale!) // crop TANK from Asos, find similar here or here // black slim BAG by Chiyome // triangular CUFF by Topshop // HAT from forever 21 find similar here // SANDALS by Vince Camuto find similar here or here

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my style: full skirt & crop top

full skirt // crop top // smitten studio //sarah sherman samuel full skirt // crop top // smitten studiofull skirt // crop top // smitten studiofull skirt // crop top // smitten studiofull skirt // crop top // smitten studiofull skirt // crop top // smitten studioTHIS skirt. The color, the pattern and the twirlability… it had my name all over it. The ladylike length pairs well with a crop top even if my neon white tummy hasn’t seen the sunshine in months (note to self: hit the beach). Also, who doesn’t want a gold wing on their clutch? Surely, no one I would want to meet. OK, I kid! (kind of ;)

Patterned Skirt by Whistles // Crop Top by Sugarlips // Shoes by Zara (old) find similar here // Clutch by Zara (old) find similar here // Bangle one & Bangle two from Madewell // Hexagon Bangle (gifted) find similar here