- Jumpsuit/dress - Vintage
- Sunglasses - Brooks Brothers
- Shoes - BCBG
- Bag - Vintage
- Necklace - a jumbled mix of my mom's wedding band, a locket I got for myself years ago in NYC, and a wee St. Christopher charm I got when I was born from my godparents. I guess it's vintage :)
DIY Jumpsuit Dress:
Recreate the look with Marisa's Jumpsuit Dress tutorial:
How would you describe your style?
My personal style is a modern bohemian mix of flowy dresses and whimsical bows, sparkles, and head scarves.
What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?
Ooh, I think that would be one of my first vintage scores that I found when I was in college here in Los Angeles. It's a black halter dress with a crocheted circle panel in the center that I dressed up as Morticia Addams in. It's 70s and so rad - totally perfect for a costume party or a black tie affair, depending on whether you pair skates or a dangling Lulu Frost sparkler around the neck.
Who are your style icons?
From the past, I love 70s Ali MacGraw, Marisa Berenson, Jane Birkin, and Catherine Deneuve and my current celebrity style crushes include Zooey Deschanel, Zoe Saldana, Florence Welch, Olivia Wilde, and Kate Hudson, I get absorbed watching movies on Turner Classics and will take screenshots of outfits that I see on Lana Turner, Doris Day, or Lauren Hutton... Yep, I'm the weirdo taking inspirations photos on her TV.
Do you have any favourite designers?
Ooh, I could watch runway shows all day long. Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Jenni Kayne, Kate Spade, and Stella McCartney all have a special place in my heart. I love online shopping and can spend hours on TopShop, and ASOS looking at everything.
Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes?
I spend lots of time flea marketing and shopping at vintage stores for secondhand pieces in Los Angeles, so my fave stops are the Melrose Trading Post, Wasteland, and Goodwill, but you can find me perusing the racks at TJ Maxx, Target, or Marshalls on the regular. Love designer pieces on a budget!
Do you make or customise your outfits?
Yes! I make most of the pieces that I feature on my blog, but love pairing vintage with current pieces. A fun and on trend top from H&M paired with a vintage high waisted skirt, a fabulous and bold Tatty Devine necklace, a pair of ASOS ankle boots, and a vintage clutch makes for a chic ensemble!
Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?
I love wearing the same pieces over and over again in different ways, so one of my biggest tips for mixing it up/personalizing is on the styling front. Add a skirt on top of a dress to give it a two-piece look or toss a knit vest and skinny belt on top of a blouse to make it office chic. Also, to infuse a little DIY into your wardrobe, put a pin back onto a patch for an insta-pin or take a vintage brooch and clasp it to a chain to create a statement necklace. There are so many fun ways to reinvent the wardrobe.
Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?
I love Man Repeller, Atlantic-Pacific, Fashion Toast, Stripes & Sequins, Love Maegan, Penny Chic, Sea of Shoes...the list goes on and on.