from her closet

let's play dress up.

from her closet gets engaged!

for anyone who didn’t know, jorge and i have been engaged for just over one year. and one year - to the day! - from when he popped the question, we got engagement photos done.

being the non-traditional lushes that we are, we knew we wanted a retro-inspired shoot in a place that really spoke to us: a cocktail bar. going to one of our favorite spots, oldfield’s liquor room in culver city, ca, working with one of my favorite ex-nyc-now la bartenders, jon, we made it happen!

chelsea knight was our incredible photographer - she has a great eye and is a ton of fun to work with. she took so many photos and picking out our favorite shots was no easy task - but we did it - and below are some of our absolute faves. 

and i know you’re looking at my hair….who else but colorist to the stars and my number-one blonde enabler, naomi knights:

three cheers for a wonderful photoshoot and memories we’ll have forever! thank you to everyone who helped make me look fabulous, and make our shoot look even better! including sephora culver city for doing my amazing make-up. two words: false lashes!

xo bekka

on the prowl

is it just us, or is there something innately friday night about animal print and red lipstick? emily dons both perfectly in this out-on-the-town-ready look, pairing some of my favorite pieces that offer a bit of edge, but still remaining classy.

that silk top has angular sides - perfect for tight black pants or even a pencil skirt - and a pattern to kill for. autumnal shades mixed in with a variety of animal prints, we swoon:

check out another hot shot on instagram @_bekka___ - happy friday!

xo bekka

fave new finds no. 6 : who ya gonna call?

in this jumpsuit? ghostbusters, of course!

this month’s fave finds revolve around this incredible vintage jumpsuit that i found at…you guessed it…my favorite goodwill. it’s comfortable, has some vintage-now-current details (see the large, asymmetrical chest pocket), and is a great color for fall. mixed with other fall-ready accessories, i am ready for cool weather to set in:

so where can you find these fave finds? check out below:

starting at the top, i love these ralph lauren shades because the size is retro but not over the top and looks great with any hair style i come up with. i found these on clearance at ross for $35. 

also scored at ross is that gorgeous, long-chain gold pendant. it has an interesting wave shape to it, and looks good with just about anything. i’m really into long necklaces for the fall, and can’t wait to find more! this one was only $9.99.

my last fave find from ross this month was that navy blue, gem-tone bag. unfortunately our lighting situation wasn’t the best while shooting, so it’s hard to see just how pretty the shade of blue is in that olivia and joy bag. the shape is perfect and the zipper detailing is just enough. a great score for only $25!

the jumpsuit was a steal for $9 at the goodwill. it had some minor tears at the ankles, so i decided to roll up the pants a bit and tack the cuffs down. it was the perfect fix since i wasn’t letting this gem go! the label was a bit illegible, but certainly an 80’s tag. think top gun meets ghostbusters: this jumpsuit is a perfect transition from the summer romper.

and last but not least, my new favorite booties. the cut-out details were great with the recent heatwave - my feet could actually breathe! - and now that we’re settling into fall, i am looking forward to rocking bright socks with these boots for a fun pop of color. the boots were made by wanted, and i got them on clearance at marshall’s for $20.

visit our instagram @_bekka__ for one last shot from today’s fave finds, and go find yourself some new staples for september!

xo bekka

p.s. thanks to jorge for shooting!

too cute to boot

when putting together this look, i was thinking pure summer, pure sun, and pure fun. pure cute also translated, which is kind of hard to avoid with gingham and a skort, but it’s definitely a fitting look for this la heat wave.

it’s not easy to be comfortable and cool while working with 100+ temps (we aren’t talking or judging hair here, that’s a whole other beast with the heat). but in today’s piece, you can go from day to night (we have it decked out for day), and you can look great being bare without being skanky, and ultimately looking fabulous for work or play:

quinn spreads the cuteness on our instagram @_bekka___ now!

xo bekka

gothic angel

gothic detailing is beautiful. gothic architecture, gothic paintings, and this dress. not sure if noveau pink meant for this piece to translate as gothic as it appears, but i’m pretty sure bell sleeves, floral lace, and black-on-black is a good indication of gothic beauty.

we dolled quinn up in silver accents and even some rhinestones - and she looks too perfect for words. we’ll be donning this dress as we hit the town this weekend, that’s for sure:

see our fave shot of this look on our instagram @_bekka___

xo bekka

a bit of inspiration : isabella rose taylor

as i’ve been flipping through the SS15 collections on style.com, i’ve seen a lot of beautiful, inspiring things. from honor to karen walker and more coming through every day (you know i’m aching for betsey’s show to be up!). it makes me miss the hectic hub-bub around new york’s busiest time of the year for the fashion elite and the fashion wanna-be-elites, alike. 

though, what really caught my eye today was more an inspirational story of ambition, goals, and pursuing a dream. isabella rose taylor is a 13-year-old texan with the mindset of a 31-year-old texan. she’s far from cowboy boots and big hair: she already has a tedx talk under her belt, as well as her first showing at new york fashion week - making her one of the youngest designers to ever show. 

her collection is youthful with hints of sophistication, which you can only imagine would come from a girl like her. she holds on to her youth, though she’s wise beyond her years - she graduated high school at 11 and is currently taking college courses between building a business and you know…being a kid. makes me wish they made time machines so i could go back and try to be 1/16th as productive as this girl!

below you’ll see some of my favorite looks from her latest show, as well as a link to her website. you can also read some wonderful interviews and quotes by the young star on hello giggles and the daily beast

and if you’re impressed with the graphic prints and detailing of the fabrics taylor uses, you should be: those are her fine art pieces turned into fabric. no big deal.

see a great shot of the designer, herself, on our ig @_bekka___

visit her sit here.

xo bekka

ps: all images courtesy of isabellarosetaylor.com

glam rock

a little bit rock’n’roll is always a good idea, with or without the country. 

when pairing glamorous pieces (like a deep cowl back silk top) and edgier pieces (like torn up cut-off jean shorts), never go against your gut! emily actually told me as i styled her for this look that she’d never think to pair these items together, but once on, she loved the look. fashion is about taking risks and - to quote tim gunn - “making things work” - even if you aren’t sure they will. it’s just clothes, you can always take them off!

what i really love about this look is how we riffed on the popular “backwards necklace” trend that was popular at the golden globes. since the neckline of our blouse is so high, we could just wear a regular necklace with the pendant draping down the back because the high neck covered the necklace closure. most reverse necklaces are long enough that they don’t have a closure at all, but in a pinch, it’s a fun trick to try with some necklaces of your own!

get a closer look at those incredible vintage ray-ban’s on our instagram outtake @_bekka___

xo bekka

pleased and pleated

with the official end of summer, some people put away their whites, florals, and anything reminiscent of warm-weather past. luckily in southern california, the warm weather doesn’t leave too often, so while we can abide by some summer-only rules, for the most part, we play with everything in our wardrobe all year round.

today’s look is wave ‘hello’ to the coming fall, without forgetting our better half, summer. mixing darker tones with short sleeves and a floral print is a great way to have your look fold into new seasons. and speaking of folds, are the pleats on that skirt perfection or what? 

visit us on instagram @_bekka___ for a darling outtake of quinn in that season-smashing oversized hat!

xo bekka

holiday brain : polka dot

with the long weekend and a holiday in san francisco - we totally forgot to post our polka dot-centric look on friday! our bad.

this look is focused around bold colors and our main squeeze of a pattern, polka dots. when i found that skirt at my local goodwill, i squealed! it’s 100% silk in a vibrant plum shade with a perfectly scattered dot. a perry ellis original, and a new staple in my every-growing closet. 

to make the look pop even more than its signature pattern, i paired it with a neon-trimmed top and poof dangle earrings that just won’t stop:

check out today’s instagram for an upclose and personal outtake of those muppet-esque earrings @_bekka___

xo bekka

a little bit of inspiration : the polka dot

maybe a little bit of history, too.

it’s no secret that the polka dot is no stranger to the world of fashion. for better or worse, this punchy pattern has been a staple in many fashion maven’s wardrobes for decades. we love a good, oversized, scattered polka dot, personally, but we aren’t overly picky with our love of polka.

and if you’re wondering, yes! the polka dot originated because of the love of the musical styling…polka! weird al would be proud. and also a little jersey pride here: so says legend that the first time polka dot was shown in fashion to a mass audience was in 1926 when miss america donned a polka dot bikini in her winning shot! go atlantic city!

i’d even give myself a double-take in this look:

looking forward to friday’s polka-dotted doozy of a look - hope you are, too!

xo bekka