This maxi dress from Karina Grimaldi, available at Hiptique is spot on for fall. The colors scream autumn in the city, and the tassel details are right on trend. Being here in Los Angeles, it is easy to get away without a jacket during the day, but as night falls, a simple leather jacket and booties make the look complete.
I took the day to shoot around FIDM where I studied after college. The campus is beautiful, and the trees are full of leaves that have turned the perfect fall shades. It’s always a reminder of how far I’ve come since the days of being a student here on campus. I had the chance to come back and speak, as always, I had a wonderful day talking to the students.
At this time of year, there are quite a few fashion events around the city, my go to is a long dress I can run around in easily. Karina Grimaldi is one of my favorites, as she always uses fun prints and details in the designs. As her seasons evolve, so do the designs, and you can find the best selection on Revolve Clothing.
Check out some of my favorite pieces in her collection below
This season it is all about having fun with pants. Embroidery is a big trend, and we are seeing it on denim and pants. I have just discovered this playful line Self-Portrait. All of the pieces are known for their intricate details, which makes each design feel custom and special.
These embroidered pants I found are perfect for my style. They can go both dressy and casual depending on how you wear them. As the weather cools down, I cannot wait to pair them with a chunky sweater and my moto boots.
Another trend that has made a serious comeback is the turtleneck. Whether you purchase a basic one, like this Mcguire Denim top, or go for something with a fun print, you can add it to your wardrobe rotation very easily. I will be wearing this all season under my jackets.
Burgundy is still a huge trend in color that is everywhere. Last season I purchased this incredible cross body Chloe Handbag. They have updated this seasons version in suede, but make sure you find something to purchase in this gorgeous color.
Never under estimate the power of a great black pump. This is a classic that will never go out of style, and Steve Madden makes three versions in suede, leather, and patent. If you ever question a heel, simple and clean will always be a winner.
SHOP THE LOOK
This past Wednesday night, I was invited to an intimate dinner at my favorite boutique Hiptique. The store partnered up with One Nine Design to gather a group of entrepreneurial women in the industry for a night of mingling and talking business.
One Nine Design, founded by Stephanie Kimes, is an experiential design and production company. They curate experiences and bring ideas to life, and with this she has brought her own idea of the OND Social Series to life. It will be a monthly Los Angeles based event bringing women together to make contacts and gather cool ideas. Wednesday night did not disappoint, from the food to the DJ, and of course the shopping. All among 19 women who have created their own business.
On Tuesday, I offered the store my stylist experience, to dress the mannequins. I also did some fun personal shopping before the dinner with all of the women. Part of what I do for a living is personal shopping, and being able to offer advice to women in all sorts of business fields always makes me happy. Also using my creativity to do some fun window displays for fall was quite fun.
SHOP MY LOOK
There are many mornings that I have an early set time, and I always want to look pulled together yet comfortable. On the top of my list are long dresses paired with a great necklace and some simples slides. It is easy and I can literally get out the door in five. This dress from Deby Debo has simply been one of my go to pieces all summer. As summer comest to an end, I will switch out the sandals for my simple booties and add a jean jacket.
Necklace Chann Luu
Dress from Deby Debo Paris