i was running an errand at my favorite stationery store and had to park my car around the corner. i was drawn to the interesting aesthetic of a particular store window i hadn’t seen before, and decided to stop in…
although the style seemed familiar (think: American Apparel), the style of the brand was a bit edgier…more chic. the store was filled with soft cotton basics in solid colors albeit cut in trendier styles.
while the pieces looked like items one can find in other stores in L.A., the interesting interior design and paintings on the shelves made me curious. i was greeted by the boutique’s lovely host, miss ashley. ashley gave me the low-down on the store’s genesis and eventually introduced me to the owner and his family (thanks, ash).
i write about this to point out how easily one can create various “looks” starting with “basic pieces”. coming straight from a corporate setting, i walked into the store wearing: a silk cami + sweater, black slacks, pearls, and a pair of black pumps. by updating my top (read: throwing something over my cami), i created various styles…with just one piece.
+ classic shirt in navy
+ striped sweater
+ fine cotton hoodie
+ classic shirt + hat
+ light cotton tank