Street Style: Vivian Chan

We came across this beaut while she was promoting the feminine classic chic clothing line by Vivian Chan.  As soon as we spotted her across the room, we knew we had to feature her on the blog! The clean lines and impeccable structure were too good to pass up. Below, she is wearing the “Rosie” skirt, which is pulling a Hannah Montana by giving you the best of both worlds; shorts and a full skirt. The sheer area of the skirt keeps it classy, by revealing the perfect amount of skin. Her “Angelina” top is a modern turtleneck, that is excellent for layering! If you want to see more from the collection, click HERE!

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Weekend Wardrobe: Kimchi Blue, Bebe, Anthropologie

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This weekend was all about being bohemian chic. I wasn’t sure where the day would take me yesterday, so I wanted to be ready for any situation be it casual / artsy / dressy. We ended up going to a street jazz festival (artsy), followed by dinner at one of my faveee restaus (dressier), followed by game night back at home (casual). Turns out my outfit was versatile enough for all!

Since my dress has a patterned lace overlay, I decide to opt out of wearing a belt or any loud jewelry. I kept earrings and necklaces simple, then decorated my wrists with a chunky sequined cloth bracelet and a few bangles (and my Jaw Bone Up Band, obviii).

This weekend’s look:

◊ Dress – Kimchi Blue ◊
◊ Shoes – Anthropologie (forever ago!) ◊
◊ Purse – Bebe ◊
◊ Necklaces – Leola Lace ◊
◊ Cloth Bracelet – Anthropologie ◊

Boutique Hunter: Leola Lace

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Store: Leola Lace

Location: 301 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hours: Mon – Closed, Tue -Sun 11am-7pm

What You’ll Find: Leola Lace has a wide variety of clothing styles, ranging from classic chic to bohemian. They also have a fabulous selection of purses and totes, along with beautiful pieces of both bold and dainty jewelry. The boutique usually has new styles and items on display each week, which means you should shop by once a week so you don’t miss out!

What We Loved: The owner and the employees (they are the sweetest), the interior design (succulents, terrariums, cloth covering windows), the wide variety of dainty necklaces and rings, and the sales rack!

Price Range: The jewelry usually ranges from $12 -$15, but there are a selection of higher quality pieces, ranging from $20-$30. The  tops are around $20+ and dresses are $35+, but Larissa and I did find some great items on the sales rack (You’ll see if you keep scrolling)!

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♥ Looks we Loved ♥

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• The emerald dress can be paired with a blazer for work, then stripped down to expose the open back for cocktails and a night out on the town! A great outfit for a top knot bun too!
• The boxy, hot pink dress would be easy to slip on for work, and since the look is very bold, all you’ll need to complete the outfit are simple black heels! In the evening, ditch the work bag for a cute patterned clutch!
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• The long sleeved lavender dress is perfect for both summer and fall/winter. The light and refreshing palette can be great during a cool summer’s day, complemented with bold jewelry and wedges. When fall rolls around, you could easily pair the dress up with tights/leggings and boots!

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• The patterned pencil skirt and crop top are perfect for a day date/event, and paired perfectly with a dainty drop down necklace, heels/flats, and clutch.

*Instagram your purchase and tag @leolalace @halfsiesblog for an opportunity to be featured on our account!

Festival Fashion

Well, it’s that time of year again! The time when you start seeing a sea of floral headbands, fringe on fringe, patriotic paraphernalia, novelty sunglasses, denim cutoffs, bathing suit tops, cowboy boots, and sunburns! It’s festival season! The kick-off was April 11th with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and Stagecoach following on April 25th (extended list of 2014 music festivals here)!

Although the music is the centrum of these festivals, we can’t help but turn our attention to the fashion. Some of my favorite music festival fashionistas are Katy Perry, Vanessa Hudgens, and Kate Bosworth. They all have unique styles, which balance each other out. Katy Perry is very geo/neon centric, Vanessa Hudgens is the epitome of boho chic, and Kate Bosworth sticks to the motto “less is more”. With all of the music festival style inspo, I couldn’t help but put together a style guide photoshoot featuring my beautiful friends and Halfsies very own, Larissa! Check it out!

(Leave us a comment if you are attending any music festivals this year! We would love to feature your style on our blog!)

Party in the USA

This patriotic look will definitely fit well at Stagecoach! All you really need are some boots, tank top, cut-off shorts, and a cowgirl hat. IMG_9303americanflagOn the left, we layered a faded blue printed cropped top over a red and white striped bikini top. We also added a boho flair with the beaded layered necklace and feathers in her hair. On the right, we wrapped a scarf around to make a cute midi top, pairing it with denim shorts, brown boots, and of course, a floral cowgirl hat. IMG_9281 torilars Cheetalicious 

I LOVE cheetah print. It is one of my many obsessions because the print is so versatile, giving any outfit a classy, chic, street, or urban vibe. IMG_9246 meesh cheetahHow awesome is this outfit? From head to toe, this is one of my favorite pairings. The dress and pop of color create a girly look, while the layered necklaces, Obey hat, and cheetah converse, add a street/punk flair. tori cheetahERRMEERRGERRD. Although this printed body con dress stands out on its own, we wanted to add subtle bursts of color and more casual accessories – magenta vans, floral sunnies, and neon necklace & hat – adding a chic street look. larscheetaRawr. The cheetah top is actually a one-piece bathing suit I got at a thrift shop! With this look, we didn’t really have to add much – just a fedora hat, layered necklaces, and a pair of black cut-off shorts. To add, the hat is great to keep that desert sun out of your face. This outfit is simple yet sassy! cheetah1 IMG_9247Accessories

While attending music festivals, it is almost mandatory to wear an overload of accessories, it is often times what makes an outfit. We decided to showcase headbands, arm cuffs, and body jewelry stickers that are far different than the usual floral headdress or fill up half your arm bracelets, which can be an overkill. Here, we used accessories that are subtle, yet still give a boho chic flair! headbandzIMG_9376

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Wearing mixed prints instantly gives you a summer and trendy look. They’re statement patterns that add dimension to your outfit, as well as give you a cultured edge.

IMG_9217I love this look because it is so effortless – cropped patterned top with high waisted shorts, and black gladiator sandals – can be the perfect outfit in the hot desert sun! Just remember to put on the spf!

IMG_9214I am obsessed with this outfit because she made that kimono cardigan the night before we did this shoot! Plus, this style of cardigan is very trendy and versatile. It is made of lightweight material, which makes it a great if you want to casually cover up. The graphic and bright patterns are also great for spring!

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Crochet

What’s so great about crochet tops is that they are light and can breathe! Perfect for this Cali weather! You can wear a bandeau, thin tank, or bikini top underneath, along with some jewelry and denim shorts, creating a cool, yet cute festival look. LMTIMG_9433

It’s a wrap!

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