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September 11, 2011

Personal Style In A Parking Lot

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Forever 21 floral high low dress, Unif the robe in bouquet, floral kimono top, Steve Madden Collosul boots, Los Angeles fashion blog

Forever 21 floral high low dress, Unif the robe in bouquet, floral kimono top, Steve Madden Collosul boots, Los Angeles fashion blog

Forever 21 floral high low dress, Unif the robe in bouquet, floral kimono top, Steve Madden Collosul boots, Los Angeles fashion blog

Sometimes I don't have (or designate) enough time to engage in photo sessions that involve more than a few minutes of forethought, and on such occasions, the random location where I happen to be at the time will have to suffice.  On this day, I happened to be at the only decent sized bookstore in a 40 mile radius stocking up on more September issues and fashion books. Unfortunately, good bookstores are becoming extinct. (I'm old-fashioned and still don't have a tablet or e-reader, and I enjoy the tangible experience of being able to flip though my magazines, touch the glossy pages, and tear them out for my style scrapbooks.)

September 2011 fashion magazines, Style Yourself book

My purchases included Tim Gunn's book, Gunn's Golden Rules, which I just started reading. Did you know he was a sculptor, and that his father was J. Edgar Hoover's ghostwriter?  I also bought Style Yourself, which has amazing graphics and photos of some of my favorite personal style bloggers (including Karla, Liz, Aimee, and Jazzi amongst many others), along with useful styling and wardrobe advice.

Today's post features lots of florals in an outfit that I literally threw together after receiving both the floral robe and boots on the same day thanks to my unusually prompt UPS man. Being an unusually hot day, I initially intended to only wear the high-low hemline floral dress with my Aldo Qualheim boots, but knowing I'd be in an air conditioned space, I decided to layer the robe on top and break in my new Steve Madden boots just for fun. Sometimes my favorite outfits happen by accident, and due to the infinite amount of time this saves, I wish this happened much more frequently!

Wearing: Forever 21 floral high-low dress, the Robe in bouquet by UNIF (similar style under $90), Steve Madden Collosul boots, and handbag and sunglasses from H&M

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