style crop: 2019 trends

i like a good subtle trend, one that once I see it I know that’s the new thing.

There’s nothing like the adrenaline that spikes when I see something fresh in fashion that has that effortless cool feeling - but I always make sure I see it meshing well with my wardrobe for years. There’s some pieces you see playing well over the course of the 70s to the 00s so I stick to pieces that have serious staying power. That’s also why I love vintage - the pieces people love are tried and true, plus less waste for the environment.

These are the trends I’m seeing pop up and ones I’ll be wearing on a weekly basis. Some are once the spring weather hits, but also I live in LA so it’s kind of whenever I feel like it.

#1: Playful, sassy prints (often fruits) - the more quirky, the better.

a splurge piece but oh so perfect

Remi Top in Les Orange / With Jean / $149

the neckline cut is everything

Isabelle Dress in Daisy Lemon / With Jean / $179

I tried this on and loved it. plaid, baby.

UO Cassia Puff Sleeve Top / Urban Outfitters / $69

an orange 70s floral dress? sold.

Hana Wrap Dress in Marje Floral Print / Faithfull the Brand / $169

& little blue retro mini

Marni Shirred Dress in Cornflower Blue / Faithfull the Brand / $149

#2: Sheer Tings - for layering and creating a flirty Cher Horowitz look

this is insane and will sell out, i know it.

UO Sheer Organza Button-Down Cropped Top / Urban Outfitters / $69

now this is what I’m talking about - for layering ! and green !

Urban Renewal Remnants Organza Mock Neck Top / Urban Outfitters / $59

#3: Matching Sets - because you mean business. and gucci.

love a rich rust color - very 70s

Belted Velvet Blazer / & Other Stories / $90

love the high waisted cut and the dainty buttons

High Waisted Velvet Pants / & Other Stories / $62

throw it on for instant style

Belted Jumpsuit / & Other Stories / $72

#3: Headbands & Barettes - very feminine and adds your own personal flair to a look.

#4: Retro Midi Dresses - i’m finally sold on the midi style for its effortless factor. very key.

i’ve had a come to jesus moment about midi dresses - and I adore this color (typical), also 40% off

Anne Marie Midi Dress in Cap Estel Floral / Faithfull the Brand / $107

hypnotized by this

Jacquard Empire Midi Dress / & Other Stories / $99

this looks straight up vintage & cult chic

Lace Midi Dress / & Other Stories / $149

wow I should not be shopping but it’s mint soo

UO Alta Button-Down Sweater Dress / Urban Outfitters / $69

the perfect blue color print + balloon sleeves

Chloe Midi Dress in Cornflower Blue / Faithfull the Brand / $189

if you want to treat yourself… the absolute classic girlie midi dress

The Vivienne in Purple Haze / Realisation Par / $250

#6: Funky Colorful Bags - experimenting with bags puts your outfit over the edge.

this is so good it’s insane

Top Stitch Baguette Bag / Urban Outfitters / $39

these Shrimps-esque bags will be going strong. this is a great neutral and good price point

Beaded Shoulder Bag / Urban Outfitters / $19

so fun and so disco !

O-Ring Clutch / Urban Outfitters / $35

#7 Ass Kicking Pants - embrace the tomboy trend, also f*** the man.

all about dickies and bright orange. a f***ing hazard.

Dickies Worker Wide Leg Pant / Urban Outfitters / $69

playlist: linger

This playlist started when I played a random mid 90s song and then the song Vapour Trail by Ride hit me and I got chills. The feeling of growing up and aimlessly hanging out in a friend’s basement or driving through the hills came over me. Just that hopeful for what’s to come feeling. So I stopped and thought I need more than one song of this vibe and went on a roll.

I’m obsessed with this playlist so much right now I had to share, it just feeels right.

The first song is the one that started it all, a real driving and being in love kinda song. Then I found Alison by Slowdive that just blended into that, it reminds me of waking up after camping in a forest. Dreamy for days, a bit of innocent naiveté.

Then Breathe In by Frou Frou, the band before Imogen Heap took off on her solo career. I listened to this song 50x times when I was home in Michigan, it really just felt like a fall day cruising around town.

Yes, hello we're back, and we're taking calls
Now what was the question?

Then comes the sexiest song on the playlist Snot by Alex G, and man Alex G can get it. Whoever he is. Like the whole vibe of this is like a really good date. I can see it now: a playground in NYC on the swings, jumping off and landing together on the ground. Is it 13 going on 30? unclear. But man every time the song comes on ohhh baby I lose it a bit. And the album cover is everything, everything I didn’t know I needed. Alex G fucks.

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Then it gets super sentimental with You’re Not the Only One I Know by The Sundays which any song by them is so pure and beautiful. This song is so sweet.

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After that is Fingertips by The Brain Jonestown Massacre - one of my all time favorite bands. This song is just mystical, a long winding trip. I love how they have a chaotic dynamic as a live band but they have the capacity for creating these sweet nostalgic tunes. It’s almost too much. This lyric…

Slipping through my fingertips like sand…

I front loaded the playlist with my current favorites but there’s a mix of the Sundays, The Sugarcubes’ infamous Birthday which always brings with it a wild night, and whatever Spotify kept serving to me that seriously blew my mind this past Thursday.

xx

black friday deals

I haven’t stepped foot in a mall in a few years since I’m all about the online sales. Honestly this year I don’t want to look at anything given all the travesties and it feels a bit shallow to write this. But I’ve always felt fashion is an outlet of joy for me and sometimes you really need to a coat or a dress for that wedding you have coming up to offset everything. It gives me life, but within reason. Definitely spend your money on giving back and also take care of yourself. And if you haven’t set up poshmark do it! I rotate my wardrobe by selling there and helps avoid the “i’m sick of everything in here” crisis.

So I’ll go on… I’m all about the small brands this year as I was last year. One, they rarely go on sale and two, they usually have a sale on EVERYTHING so it’s all of the stuff, not just the random stuff. IT’S ALL ON THE TABLE BABY! So that means the piece you’ve been eyeing is up for grabs… and is probably going to sell out. I feel like it’s a bit of a battleground now and it’s Thursday night as I’m writing this so it will only get worse.

I went on Reformation’s site and bought the last size of this cute yellow dress and my other favorites were all long gone by then. So I’d usually say weigh your options, but in this case seriously just get the items ASAP and return em later! I actually do regret missing out from Reformation or other small brands because it can be impossible to find the pieces later.

Anyway, get. on. it.

very Shrimps without the insane price tag

Long Pink Fur Coat / Pixie Market / $189 (+15% off)

if you need one sweater this season I like how this mixes in a little renaissance detail

Brown Square Neckline Sweater / Pixie Market / $79 (+15% off)

very where I’m at right now

Brown Plaid Mini Skirt / Pixie Market / $78 (+15% off)

or do the whole lewk - selling out asap !

Brown Plaid Blazer / Pixie Market / $159 (+15% off)

this is soooo good for fall / winter

Ribbed Mock Neck Maxi Dress / Pixie Market / $89 (+20% off)

one of the most beautiful 70s prints in the iconic iris style

Iris Bells / Pixie Market / $145 (+20% off?)

a good dressed up number for werk

Giovanna Gold Button Dress / Pixie Market / $118 (+15% off)

labels we ♡: trois

One label that’s caught my eye recently is Trois. It’s a small LA brand designed after the supermodels and muses of the 90s (as told by one of their employees to me). I noticed it first when Bella Hadid wore the Ruby Top at Coachella one year. Loved the top, but was a lazy Coachella outfit choice IMO.

After that I forgot about them for a bit, they’re barely in any retailers except Revolve and they didn’t pop up in my head much. I caught them at a sale in LA and fell in love with their minimalist, sexy styles. Their price point can be a bit high but some pieces are so good they’re worth the splurge. Or just catch them on sale or in Posh / Ebay when you can.

About the brand:

Trois The Label

She's a world citizen. New York. London. Paris. The city is all she knows. She wakes up in her loft, her workspace, her creative outlet, her sanctuary. She appreciates the small pleasures in life, always taking the time to enjoy her morning cup of coffee whilst she checks her emails and reads the morning headlines. Then she’s gone, she’s got a business to run. She’s the girl on the go—the entrepreneur, a creative leader. She runs around the city, her city. Always effortlessly put together, undone yet organic and refined. Try catching her if you can. Although she loves mornings, she’s always ready for a evening rendezvous with her closest friends but she keeps an intimate circle. Because like everything else, her life and her friendships are curated. She orders a dry martini. Always just one. She’s the epitome of sophistication, never careless. One eye open always. She knows that attention to detail is everything.

Here are my top picks —

feelin like Kate Moss on date night

Hewitt Dress / Trois / $225

wear with boots !!!

Helena Mini Dress / Trois / $75

skimpy skimpy - for a european vacation moment (aix? positano?)

Ruby Top / Trois / $85

I bought an extra sweater in XS - available on my Poshmark or DM me !

Raina Sweater / Trois / $55

if you’re going to splurge on an earth tone jumpsuit hellooo

Douglas Jumpsuit / Trois / $225

the lola dress wants to go to Tulum this year

Lola Dress / Trois / $175

a little brown angel top

Lex Top / Trois / $195

a mary kate goddess dress

Lex Dress / Trois / $350

love a good tan skirt with lace up strings !

Talullah Skirt / Trois / $225

playlist: nostalgic sappy creature

I wanted to share some of my most nostalgia-inducing songs of the moment…

a mix of my memories in the late 90’s hanging out in my room

playing on the radio of the bus growing up

staring out the backseat car window on a family road trip

driving through the canyons in LA

the mix starts out with one of my favorite artists at the moment, Mazzy Star. lead singer Hope Sandoval was the perfect 90s grunge poster girl, with a haunting voice and a pure presence - fully in the moment.

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I mixed in my favorite song of the moment, Maud Gone, which is the perfect blend of sad / happy / nostalgic / mystic. Then the classic Sex & Candy to give that hazy 90s feel next to my favorite softie anthems from Sixpence None the Richer (my first CD) and Natalie Imbruglia (an emotional rollercoaster). Then the rest is some of my current favorites I play driving around LA.

It’s realll good for a long afternoon drive to nowhere in particular. Enjoy xx

L I M E - A - R I T A

I’m always an advocate for green (duh) but since lime green has taken the world by storm the past few seasons I want to address it and get you in on the hype.

I love lime green with neutrals, denim, and best of all - on it’s own. The color has a larger than life electric effect that stops people in their tracks. It’s been a little secret for a while in the fashion industry, an insider favorite, usually seen woven in as an accent color here and there. Now the cat’s all the way out of the bag.

My favorite way to pull it off is with a major sun-kissed tan going on. It’s killer.

I’m especially a fan of how the color alone makes the statement. A lime green shift dress says on its own what a daredevil you are, a wild one, or toned down with neutrals - avant garde.

The selection is too good this season so get ready for some serious green envy:

so luxe, a sophisticated look for a cocktail party paired with vintage heels

Bow Satin Skirt / Mango / $59

this was my favorite look at the Revolve staycation in LA, absolutely worth the splurge

Blaine Sweater Dress / Revolve / $178

this is me incarnated as a sweater so i bought it immedtiately.

Chunky-knit sweater / Mango / $79

such a badass shade and silhouette… and selling out !!

Palazzo Pants/ Zara / $49

my favorite wedding dress pick for the season because green. velvet.

Gaia Dress in Pear / Reformation / $278

all about the one shoulder tops this season & this is sold out in regular sizes!

Petite Lime Asymmetric Crop Top / Pretty Little Thing / $15

really love blazer dresses and though the fit is ? it’s so worth a try

Lime Tortoise Button Blazer Dress / Pretty Little Thing / $42

the perfect light green & nude combo

Puma Thunder Desert Green Trainers / ASOS / $110

this just dropped and I am LIVING for this top !!

Fanny Lyckman Neon Green Mesh Crop Top / Missguided/ $22

combined with these pants going out seriously STOP

Lime Toggle Shell Suit Pants / Missguided/ $37

hair clips are about to rock your world through next year

For The Women Hair Clip in Green / Verge Girl / $10

I just f***ing fainted. brand new Ref for wedding szn.

Melany Dress in Emerald / Reformation / $278

not my vibe but a great halloween / vegas / music festival look with boots

Lime Slinky Unitard / ASOS / $25

lime toggle shell suit pants


Z A R A S U M M E R S A L E

summa summa happened so fast ... it's July already and I'm making the most of it.

if you haven't made a few fashion statements this summer you need to get all over this zara sale. it's BIG. i'd been eyeing a bubblegum pink blazer for a couple of months and finally pulled the trigger on it so I'm over the moon about it.

i always wait for the sale around early July and stock up. it's perfect because you get to try all the fun summer items and grab a few fall staples. i feel like it just started a week and a half ago but it's almost all picked over online. 

so you need to get on that shit. like add to cart and buy immediately.

seriously, one item almost sold out from my cart as i wrote this.

my top picks below -- 

i have these pants in tan and they are the comfiest, chicest pant i own. naturally i neeed

Colored Cropped Pants in Mauve / Zara / $16 (u serious??)

i bought them in black because i saw a similar pair a year ago for $300 V CHIC

Strappy Sandals with Metallic Details in White / Zara / $26

buying this because it's the perfect nod to Gwen Stefani

Check Skirt with Chain / Zara / $19

amazing going out layering piece with 5-10 chain necklaces

Semi-Sheer Bodysuit / Zara / $12

WHAT. IS. THIS. only medium left so i have to tryyy it

Tweed Overalls / Zara / $19

might need for my sexy Rajneeshee Halloween costume

Textured Weave T-Shirt / Zara / $12

love love this wash and the pearls down the side - - one size left!

Z1975 Jeans With Pearl-Bead Trimmed Sides / Zara / $22

if i was on my corporate grind i would be all over this. v transitional for summer-fall

Check Pencil Skirt / Zara / $29

obsessed with a pop of yellow this summer and this pulls together a lewk

Straight Cut Frock Coat  / Zara / $29

for the middle ground between serious biz and punk rock

Check Mini Skirt / Zara / $19

the perfect once a year magical party shoe

Shimmery High Heel Ankle Boots / Zara / $49

been searching for the perfect light wash flare and praying this works out

Super Flare Bleached Jeans / Zara / $45

not 100% sure if this is my vibe but it's here if you need to be a boss bish

Check Blazer / Zara / $30

buying NOWWW these sold out a month ago and just restocked. clear AND classy

Vinyl Strapped Sandals / Zara / $59 (apparently not on sale?)

idk why i have a serious love for bucket hats

Rustic Crochet Hat / Zara / $12

Spring Earring Upgrades

This spring is bringing a wave of artistically inspired earrings to the forefront of fashion and I’m here for it. The girly vintage styles have given me a new found appreciation for what my mom and grandma wore.

Pairing them with a pastel sweater or a playful dress makes it feel very modern yet still Bardot. Or Sedgwick on a manic day.

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 Vintage Door Knocker earrings paired with my dear Pixie Market fuzzy sweater

It’s funny because I’ve never been a big earring person. I always stick with studs or hoops because some styles make me not recognize myself or look too old. Not anymore — I’m completely fine looking like a Grandma as long as I’m cute doing it.

This season I’m getting a rush from digging through vintage stores for the perfect pair of earrings, a section I rarely gave a second look. I love the big pearl clip ons and art deco enamel drops. I recommend hitting up at least 3 vintage stores to figure out what you jive with.

As far as new styles go, I love the bold mod styles with big circles and loud colors. I find some of the abstract styles a la faces and erratic shapes a bit trying to hard, so I stick with pieces that still have that playful vintage air.

Onto the picks 💗

art deco in all its glory

Vintage 1960s Art Deco Trifari Earrings / Etsy / $24

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tortoise shell with a sexy attitude

Thick Hoop Earrings / Kenneth Jay Lane / $40

Montezuma magic hoops

Sun Fan Earrings / & Other Stories / $19

the perfect statement piece !!

Faux Pearl Gold Tone Mesh Starburst Earrings / Etsy / $32

an iconic mix of pink and green

Two-Tone Hoop Style Earrings / Zara / $20

a modern ear cuff set for an everyday look

Marquise Ear Cuff Set / Luv AJ / $35

f'kn groovy

Vintage Brown Tones Enamel Earrings / Etsy / $10

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another sold out best seller from Mooney

Chinese Good Luck Tassel Earrings / Vanessa Mooney / $40

a playful marbled shade

ZHUU Marble Circle Stud Earrings / Urban Outfitters / $33

the jackpot piece

Vintage Richelieu 1960's Faux Pearl Gold Earrings / Etsy / $28

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for more rough around the edges looks

Silver Daydreamer Hoops / Minc Collections / $27

very Edie Sedgwick and my new obsession

Elise Earrings / Rachel Comey / $215

a mod tortoise shell look

Tortoise Shell Teardrop Earrings / Vanessa Mooney / $40

the iconic IG look ( & George Michael)

Isidore Cross Gold Hoops / Luv AJ / $45

for the inspo of finding a similar vintage pair

Rose & Heart Clip On Earrings / Dolce & Gabbana / $595

style crop: killer spring jeans

I'd wear dresses and skirts all day everyday if I could but I've finally come around to denim. 

Denim styles right now are killller. The kick flares have changed me. 

Flares have always been my favorite and the updated styles and colors are doing it for me.  And my tomboy soul is loving the wider leg skater fits.

I'm beyond obsessed with the styles coming out for spring and can’t wait to switch up my looks.

My top picks:

 

selling out fasttt. if they do I'm buying a similar vintage pair

BDG Kick Flare High-Rise Cropped Jean / Urban Outfitters / $69

love this wash and the fit doesn't look frumpy for a mom jean

FARLEIGH High Waist Slim Mom Jeans / ASOS / $32

true menocore chic

ASOS Tapered Jeans with Curved Seams/ ASOS / $60

I am beyond obsessed with these but they fit weird on me - order 1-2 sizes up!!

BDG Cropped Denim Culotte / Urban Outfitters / $69

a low key look

Weekday Skater Loose Jean  / ASOS / $64

 

this look got me going

Weekday Skater Loose Jean / ASOS / $56

 

not jeans but I need me some nutmeg pants

Jessie Pants / Reformation / $148

xx Anne