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Visiting LACMA art museum in my favorite white jeans


These are my all time favorite jeans. Well ok, you caught me, they aren’t exactly jeans. They look like it, but they are actually called “The legging ankle (super skinny ankle).” In today’s world they would be called jeggings (jeans but actually leggings). That might be why they are so soft and stretchy, lightweight and feel like a second skin.

With this look, I am wearing a few of my staple pieces. Pieces I can wear interchangeably with almost anything. I love this cropped black tank and long grey sweater coat I throw on with jeans, leggings, shorts, a dress, even black yoga pants and sneakers.

The coat is warm, light, soft and also very comfortable. The store I got it from is one of my favorite places in West Hollywood, if you’re into fashion, you must go. It is called “The Library” on West 3rd Street. I believe it’s technically Los Angeles but it is the trendy Weho (West Hollywood) area with tons of delicious restaurants, cool fashion shops, juice bars, etc. I love this area and I frequent it quite often as I love all the stores and food choices. I used to live walking distance to there. This store literally has everything I would have hand picked myself from clothes, the hottest sunglasses to accessories. They sometimes have a rack outside with clothes on sale. Check it out if you are ever in the area.

Back to what I’m wearing, on my feet are camel booties, which I love that deep camel color and the richness it brings to the outfit. The clutch ties it all in and matches my shoes although I don’t usually match my shoes and my purse as I’ve mentioned before. This I was ok with since the clutch is leopard print with several different colors. Matching your shoes and purse is in most cases too cookie cutter or too “boring” for me. LOL


So that’s all folks! Invest in these jeggings if you want a nice pair of jeans that are flattering to your curves and yet so comfy. Great for spring, summer and actually year round. Show off that figure of yours and look and feel fabulous! Or use these as motivation to hit the gym, then do that! 😆😉

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LOCATION: We shot these photos at LACMA  (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) in Mid-City Los Angeles (known as Miracle Mile or Mid Wilshire). Another cool place to check out if you haven’t been or if you plan to visit LA soon. I am standing in front of “Urban Light” which is a large-scale assemblage sculpture by Chris Burden (2008). It consists of restored cast iron street lamps from the 1920’s & 1930’s. Most of them from the streets of Southern California once upon a time. The lights are solar powered and switch on at dusk. So pretty in person to see day or night. You can come get a day pass to view the art galleries and exhibitions for about $15 (cheaper for seniors and free for kids) and they also have a cafe and good restaurant onsite for food and drinks.

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What I wore:

Tank: American Apparel

Jeggings: AG Jeans; below

Coat: Fiction | similar

Heels: Prada | similar | similar below

Lips: Nars; below

Clutch: similar 1 | 2 | 3 |4 | 5

I’m a barbie girl in a barbie world!

Not really.. but who doesn’t want to be a barbie? I had to have this skirt once I saw it.
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I paired this skirt with a white collared half top that ties, white ceramic watch and both the sunglasses and faux leather wallet accessories are from Target! They actually paired really well with the outfit. On my nails, I went for a pale pink.

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Last, I tied it all in with a nude pair of heels.

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You can create this look with any pencil skirt, pants or jeans (any color) and keep the crisp white top and nude heels since they both go with everything. The white top is a nice fun staple for the summer and I love it because it is so versatile.

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Ciao! I’m now I’m off to din-din!

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Photography by Tommy Cuellar


What I wore:

Top: American Apparel

Skirt: Wildfox 

Heels: Ivanka Trump

Sunnies: Target

Wallet: Target, similar

Watch: Chanel, similar (DKNY) below

This fashionista’s viewpoint on being of mixed race

When I saw this shirt listed on Rue La La, I immediately knew I had to purchase it. I am so sick of seeing in the news race this, race that, the white person did this, the black person did that, Muslims are responsible for this, Jews are responsible for that. When is this world going to realize that we are all the same? We are all the same race. One race; Human. I grew up in the South during grade school and went to a predominately white school in the country. There were only about ten African American kids total. I got to see first hand what hate looked like. I was not accepted by some whites and by some (outside of my school) I was told I wasn’t “black enough” to be black. Kids were mean to me and called me names. It was hard to understand when I was young but it only shaped who I am and now I look back and only see one thing. Ignorance…. Small minds. I know now that the reason kids treated people of color differently and kids who don’t look like them differently is because that is what they were taught. The responsibility lies on their parents.

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My boyfriend is Puerto Rican and we are an interracial couple so I thought it would be nice to get both of us one of these shirts. Especially since we are an interracial couple. We get so many people looking and asking about it, where we got it and what a great statement it is (yes, sometimes we wear it together LOL). The shirt was made after the unfortunate shootings at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston, South Carolina earlier this year. I wish it was still available for purchase so that many of you had the chance to get one. I may be recreating it and will let you know when I do. I love everything this shirt stands for. I also love that all proceeds from the sale of this shirt went towards non-profit organizations that help to bridge racial divides. See the full article here.

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I appreciate being of mixed race. I appreciate my African American ancestry in the deep South, the countryside, the Baptist churches and down home cooking. I appreciate my French side, Moroccan roots, Hebrew school, French bread and camembert. 😉 I also love that I also have a little bit of Native American, Spanish and Italian in me. I love all that I have learned from both sides and that I am part of both cultures. It really is eye opening and probably sparked my interest of other races, cultures and customs. I love traveling and seeing how people live, what they eat, their daily pressures and viewpoints and try to live a day in the life of them. What they find good, what they value, what pleases them. People should try to be more open minded about other people different from them and learn more about them.

Let’s not spread hate and pass it down generation to generation; instead let’s only spread and teach love. Lets work together and uplift and support one another no matter what we look like, what religion we are, how we were raised or where we come from.

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Style deets:

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I am in love with these new Converse All Star Chuck II sneaks. They are the most comfortable pair I own with the most amazing support (with the new Lunarlon footbed inside for ultimate support). White sneaks are so popular right now and you can wear them with skinny jeans, shorts, dresses, skirts, anything..

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These ripped jeans are pretty comfy too and stylish. They are flattering and come in white too.

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My race? Human.

XO,

Natalie(alamode)

Photography by Tommy Cuellar

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What I wore:

SHIRT: RueLaLa, sadly no longer available 🙁 another fun option here or plain tee here

RIPPED JEANS: J Brand

SNEAKS: Converse High Top Chuck II

BAG: Prada, similar Tory Burch

SUNNIES: See prior post

JACKET: Helmut Lang, not available, see similar (select black)