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crying lightning

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christma—wait…wrong song. Sure it’s still September but the Holidays are slowly sneaking up on us. I’m very excited about Halloween (I’m debating on being Mugatu from Zoolander or Jigsaw from Saw. I mean, it’s never too early to think about these things right? Oh, and pumpkin pie season is literally just around the corner…I’ll just stop rambling now. Ahhhh, I’m so excited for the Holidays!!! Who’s with me?

Today’s post is both work & date night friendly. Switch out the jacket for a blazer and you can re-wear this outfit, or take it a bit more professional the same day. This outfit was for a dinner date with a girlfriend & I just simply love the denim/leopard/red combination. It’s Fall, it’s clean, and it’s stylish. I know I’m usually all black, but people change…right? :)

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you’re so dark

It’s Monday! Yes, I’m actually really happy about it. This weekend was beyond perfect. I’ve been overworked the past few weeks & just needed some “I don’t want to use my brain” time. Saturday night I was able to play an array of classic arcade games. Sunday, I went to the Los Angeles County Fair. Oh. My. God. I ate almost everything in sight and went on all the rides (I got dizzy a lot but it was totally worth it!). It felt so good to just be carefree and enjoy the moment. I really must say, a proper day off really is the best medicine.

Anyhow, today’s outfit is what I wore to work. It’s finally Fall so I tried to captured the Fall with the photography. I’m a sucker for leather pants, and this deep oxblood color is a great statement piece. I paired these pants with a black & white striped blouse to give it some edge but still keep it professional. What are your thoughts on leather pants?

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R U Mine?

Happy Friday!

I hope you all had an amazing week. I’m currently struggling to type as I went a little heavy at the gym the past three days. My arms feel like JELLO but I’m pushing through! Thank you Crossfit Array, for torturing me yet keeping me tone (such a love-hate relationship).

One of my favorite “fashion” quotes is “I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker color”. I mean, black is black. It’s easy, chic, and did I mention easy? Today’s look is a total black look with hardware. Basically, a very “me” outfit. Whats your go-to color?

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brick by brick

Annnnnd, it’s Monday. But let’s remember that Monday’s don’t always be so bad. For one, it’s a new week which means you can re-do last week, sort of. I feel like Monday’s allow me to just tackle the week in new ways and they motivate me to push myself to be more productive than last week. Am I weird? Probably. A positive mind can make the most “meh” days a little better. Just try it…shake off the Monday blues and go “YAY! It’s Monday”…

If you find yourself bored at work, be sure to check out the new “SHOP” section on the bog. There you will find pieces you’ve seen on me as well as some affordable and chic pieces I’ve found.

Aside from that, I’ll be hosting a giveaway on the blog featuring the denim & leather clutch in today’s post! Stay tuned for details :)

Jeans: c/o Blush Boutique (similar here), Shoes: Inci Deri (similar here), Clutch: c/o Private Cartel (get it here), White-T: old (similar here), Leather Jacket: Custom from Grand Bazaar in Turkey (similar here).

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Fall Trend Report 2014

It’s official! Summer is over and it’s the first day of the Fall season. Fall is my absolute favorite month for many reasons. I love the cooler temperatures, the beginning of the holiday season, the change in foliage, and all the new Fall trends! Below is a quick cheat-sheet on what’s big for this season as well some affordable & wearable items that would be a great addition to mine, and your, wardrobe. This list is not definitive, however, throughout the season I’ll update more trends that are making their way from runway to real world.

1. 50 Shades of Grey

Grey is one of Fall’s hottest hue’s…in every shade. Layering shades of grey was huge on runways & it’s easy to re-create off the runway. Grey is a color that flatters every skin tone & is versatile to wear. You can add a pop of color to an all-gray ensemble or use gray as a base. I’m looking forward to mixing variations of grey hues to create perfect Fall look.

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Maxi Dress $23
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Sole Society “Wynn” bootie $79.95
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Free People Pullover $128
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dolan Drape Cardigan $116
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Trina Turk skirt $148

 

River Island Crop Top $20
River Island Crop Top $20

2. Hello, Moto!

Live on the edge! If you can’t commit to full-blown motorcycle chic, add a motorcycle jacket or bootie to create a unique look. Take a psychedelic print or dark florals and pair it with an edgy moto piece.

*Click on the images to view & purchase

BLANK NYC: $98
KUT from the Kloth $98
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Rachel by Rachel Roy $119
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I.N.C Internation Concepts $77.99
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Chic Nova $144
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Just Fab “Gera” $39.95
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Just Fab “Talur” $39.95
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Just Fab “Percey” $39.95

 

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Shoedazzle “Mai” $69.95
Shoedazzle "Gendry": $39.95
Shoedazzle “Gendry”: $39.95

3. Knit Whit

Knits are a Fall staple, however this season, the chunkier the better. If you’re in Los Angeles like me, wearing knits may be a challenge, however the night’s get chilly enough to invest in at least one knitted piece. Coincidentally, bold turtlenecks are also another major Fall trend! I selected a couple dresses I simply fell in love with, however a basic knitted sweater or cardigan is also a great way to incorporate this trend.

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Caribou Knitted Dress $120
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All Saints $268
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Free People $198
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ACNE dress $480

4. Hard Metal 

This may be my favorite trend…ever. I love adding hardware to almost everything I wear. Whether I added a studded clutch or boot, I always manage to add some sort of metal to my looks. Not only is metal a major trend, metallics are all over the runways. From gold to bronze to silver, metallics are not just for your hardware on your accessories.

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Nicole Miller $290
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Charlotte Russe $18.99
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Michael Kors $150
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Virgo’s Lounge $171.39
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Private Cartel clutch $42

This is just one post of what to see & possibly wear this Fall! Thanks for reading :)

one for the road

I don’t usually post about my weekends, but after spending most of it coding and re-designing the site (and adding the SHOP feature), I felt like a kid in the candy store actually leaving the house this past Sunday. I went to the Lovers & Friends sample sale (left-empty handed) but just being out and enjoying the perfect weather in L.A was all I needed. It’s been over 100 degrees here and quite unbearable, however Sunday was 75 & breezy. The week is hopefully going to go well but juggling blogging, my career as a therapist & finalizing the last minute operations for my up-coming online store, Private Cartel, I’m exhausted!

Anyhow, I just want to thank you all for your constant support. I know I’ve been pretty off/on with blogging, but because of you I’ve really realized how passionate I am about it. It’s my creative outlet. Tell me, what do you do get your creative juices flowing?

Distressed high-waist denim: Forever 21 (similar here), White bodysuit: c/o Shop Norka (similar here)

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little illusion machine

Happy Friday folks!

I am so happy to be back to blogging more full-time. With school done and being well-adjusted back into work, I am able to prioritize blogging and really get my creative outlet going again. It’s been a busy week but I can’t complain since I hate being idle. However, I’m really excited about the weekend because it’s going me & Netflix all night long tonight. Oh, you may have noticed that Le Fashion Monster got a face lift, but if you go to the home page, I added a tab called SHOP so you can shop some of my favorites pieces I’ve found online, as well as products I’m wearing.

Today’s post is one of my personal favorites, I found this turtleneck crop (amongst my drawers and drawers full of black tops) and I had to immediately throw it on. I paired the top with my favorite pants ever (believe it or not, they make me look like I got a booty! Total win with these) from Evleo.

I also am obsessing over these Shoedazzle “Yves” heels. They not only look very expensive, they are super comfortable. I trotted around town for 9 hours in these babies. True story.

Pants: c/o Evleo (get them here), “Yves” heel: c/o Shoedazzle (get them here), Sunglasses: Prada (get them here), Purse: “Sac du Jour” by Saint Laurent. 

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Juicy Couture x Kohls

Last night I invited to the Juicy Couture x Kohl’s event at one of LA’s most unique homes; The Sheats Goldstein Residence. Overlooking the city lights of Los Angeles while sipping white wine, listening to tunes & mingling with some of my other fellow bloggers, I was able to experience the excitement of this pretty epic collaboration. I loved the floral wall embellished with Swarovski crystals & the cool idea of InstaPrint. InstaPrint prints Polaroid-like stickers based off a certain hashtag: #JuicyKohls. You can go on Instagram (follow me @LeFashnMonster) and search the hashtag for more images from the event.

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pink dream

So much to share today, my online store Private Cartel is in the final stages of launching and I’m so excited! We shot our menswear lookbook yesterday and will be doing product this week. As a sneak peak, today’s post is mainly from the store. It’s definitely a summer inspired look, but there will be a lot Fall pieces as well. My family is finally coming back from vacation and I get to see them, so it’s a really exciting weekend! I hope you’re all having a fantastic weekend as well :)

Dress/Clutch: Private Cartel (get it here), Shoes: Inci Deri

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Come on Barbie, Let’s go party

I won’t lie…I love Barbie. It represents my childhood perfectly. I recall dressing up my Barbie’s and being their “therapist” by having them tell me their problems that I always seemed to solve with the simplest answer…if only life’s problems were that easy to solve! Pardon my random thought, but to get the real juice about this post is that Barbie has collaborated with Forever 21! I was lucky enough to get an invite to the launch at the Forever 21 location in Santa Monica, CA.

It was a super pink event, and so much fun. Pink carpet, Barbie nail station, ice cream sandwiches, a DJ and a photo booth. Oh, and of course important thing, Barbie’s pink car was parked right outside. I know I sound like a little girl, but hey…it’s Barbie!

The real highlight of the night was Ken! I mean, there he is supporting Barbie’s career and not complaining…the perfect man right?

Enjoy the photos from the event!  Be sure to follow me on Instagram: @LeFashnMonster & search the hashtag #BarbieLovesF21to see images from other’s about the event.photo 1

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