Tee, scarf and sunnies: Forever 21; Shorts: Urban Outfitters; Tights: Nordstrom; Boots: Chinese Laundry; Crossbody: H&M; Photos by: DJ Lan
Black Eyed Peas - Just Can't Get Enough
This outfit is comprised of some, if not all, of my serious closet favorites at the moment. It's funny because I rarely wear shorts, and tees, now that I really think of it. One, because I've never been just a t-shirt kinda gal, and two because the concept of wearing tights under my shorts was never something I (seriously) thought of doing, until I moved back to San Francisco. You see, in LA, the idea of wearing tights under my shorts always seemed silly, when the weather was almost always a warm high of 70 or 80. It wasn't until I came back to San Francisco, and my tights and leggings ownership increased tenfold, did I finally accept that tights can be worn basically under anything -- dresses, skirts, shorts, rompers, ANYTHING. And, this whole idea of wearing tights under basically everything I own (as, I rarely, rarely wear pants, and anyone who knows me can definitely attest to this) never started as a fashion conscious decision. It was more of a necessity, rather than an option, because of the mere fact that my little body could not handle the freezer-like temperatures of the Bay Area. Okay, I know all you East Coast kids are probably shaking your heads at the computer screen at this very moment, but I really can't actually handle temperatures lower than .... 70 degrees. This is a fact. I think my body just doesn't regulate the blood flow through my body as fast a normal person, because I am almost always cold. This is obviously something I'm going to have to work on when I make that move to NYC, ha! Anyways, long story short, if you were to run into me today, there is a 98.5% chance I would be in tights. The tee is unlike any I have ever owned, and for $5, it was a pretty sweet deal. Its stretchy material gives me that extra wiggle room for the days when I eat enough to feed a third world nation. And, since I do that more often that I should, you can imagine how much wear this little tee gets. These boots are my absolute favorite shoes of the moment. They go with skirts, shorts, and pants (on the rare occasion I wear such things... I like to call those times "laundry days"). They are the perfect day to night outfit transformer, and they are incredibly comfortable.