{GBF Style} Black Into It

While putting the finishing touches on my trick or treating mask (you can read my tips on how to TRT as an adult here), it just dawned on me that darkness will soon engulf our days when daylight savings commences this weekend. With pitch black poised to eclipse the sun, I started putting together a fall wardrobe palette fortressed by the color black. Although the color has historically played a supporting role in my closet as I'm kind of an equal opportunist, this season, I've come to appreciate its importance. 

When it comes to paving the foundation for your fall wardrobe, black dominates the game. It's a timeless color that's flattering on everyone, won't fade over time, and definitely worth the investment. Inspired by my color nirvana, I've put together a few of of this season's key pieces in every season's key color. 

the asymmetrical sweater {Helmut Lang} | the turtleneck {Theory} | the sweatshirt {Splendid via ScoopNYC}

the wool coat {MANGO} | the leather jacket {ScoopNYC}

the jeans {rag & bone via ScoopNYC | the wrap skirt {River Island} | the midi skirt {Topshop}

the knee high boots {Stuart Weitzman via ScoopNYC} | the ankle boots {Stuart Weitzman via ScoopNYC | the chunky ankle boots {Michael Kors via ScoopNYC} | the  high top sneakers {MM6} | the pumps {Topshop}
the clutch {Valentino} | the crossbody {Marc by Marc Jacobs via ScoopNYC} | the leather shopper {Sophie Hulme via ScoopNYC} | the backpack {Sandqvist via ScoopNYC}

 the statement necklace {Piperlime} | the cocktail ring {Banana Republic} | the diamond earrings {My Jewelry Box} | the leather gloves {BCBG} | the fedora {Malene Birger}

{live fabulously}


{GBF Life + Style} Orange is the New Black with Lulus.com Part III

 The last part of my Halloween style series focuses on a festive everyday outfit that can easily transition from day to night.  I wore my favorite slouchy sweatshirt with tailored shorts and vintage combat boots to a day out at the pumpkin patch. Not only is the outfit an interesting hodgepodge of trends, it's also versatile enough to transition into a dressier night look. By the way, I was there to find a pumpkin for my hot pot. Slice it up, toss it in broth, add some protein like lamb, spam, and pig's blood (a seemingly gross but trust me it's delicious trifecta), and let the slices soak up the flavors. Now that's a treat.

With nighttime temperature taking a drastic dip here in LA, I had to layer up the outfit for a pre-Halloween dinner. I simply added a leather jacket, put on some tights and switched out the boots for heels. A top bun is optional for added drama.

I hope you enjoyed my Halloween style series and are ready to look fabulous on the scariest night of the year! Save me some Kit Kats and Red Vines!

top {Joe Fresh | similar}
shorts {Lulus.com c/o}
boots {vintage | similar}
bracelet {Lulus.com}
hair clip {Tarina Tarantino}
belt {Joe Fresh}

{live fabulously}


{GBF Life + Style} Orange is the New Black with Lulus.com Part II

With Part I of my Halloween style series focusing on what to wear to work on Halloween, Part II showcases what to wear after work to the Halloween party. If you're feeling rebellious and don't want to wear a costume, slip on a sexy yet interesting LBD like this sheer cutout number, put on conversation starter heels, and clasp on an orange specked (it is Halloween after all) statement necklace. If anyone asks why you aren't dressed up for Halloween, look them dead in the eye and say with a tinge of British accent, "Really? This isn't dressed up enough for you?"

Jenny Wu goodbadandfab

dress {Lulus.com c/o}
lucite purse {Lulus.com c/o}
necklace {Lulus.com c/o}
heels {Camilla Skovgaard | equally fierce}

{live fabulously}


{GBF Life + Style} Orange is the New Black with Lulus.com Part I

Although Halloween isn't until Thursday, it feels like I've been celebrating my fourth favorite holiday since the middle of October! I'm not complaining as any excuse to eat copious amounts of candy is a reason to celebrate. So far, I've ate trees of Red Vines, more Butterfingers than I can count with my fingers, and galaxies of Milky Ways. And that's just my pre-Halloween loot. 

Aside from the candy utopia and costume shenanigans, the colors orange and black are also taking center stage as a nod to Halloween, a reflection of the the changing foliage, and as a celebration of the rustic unfolding of fall. So, this week I'm pairing three orange and black outfits that are appropriate for every Halloween moment.

First up is my daytime office look. As a lawyer, I can't get away with wearing my Miley costume to work as teddy bear playsuits are specifically listed as "prohibited attire" in the employee handbook so I have to find more subtle ways to celebrate the holiday in style. For a day in the office, I'm wearing my Lulus.com orange wrap dress as a top paired with a floral embroidered pencil skirt. A statement necklace, Hanes Silk Reflections Tights, and low key suede ankle boots keep the look professional, chic, and Halloween happy.

dress worn as top {Lulus.com c/o}
skirt {Lulus.com c/o}
necklace {Lulus.com c/o}
tights {Hanes}
ankle boots {BCBGenration}

{live fabulously}