Chunky Knits

Choker sweaters--it's a thing. A simple way to dress warmly without compromising the ways of a fashionista (insert twinkling star emoji here). I never gave sweaters the time of day until moving to the city, and I'm liking the playful selection over at MissPap. Try wearing one with your lovely locks tousled in a top bun, or layered with a heavy coat. And if you're feeling fly, wear your coat as a cape. Side note: I totally exfoliated my chest for this shoot, because good skin matters. 

Sweater: Miss Pap "Baylee Grey Sparkle Choker Neck Jumper"

Captured by: Jared Veloria

Hallie

Cozy knit sweater-things are slowly invading my closet, all thanks to the UK's very own MissPap. It's hard to remember what winters were like in South Bay after experiencing the cold of the North. (Okay, so maybe I've been binge watching Game of Thrones). One thing is for sure, I will never compromise my style even in freezing temperatures. 

So how about this sweater from Miss Pap? Business up top, party on the bottom. Layered with my favorite oversized denim jacket that I scored at a flea market in Oakland. I considered pairing this look with black thigh high boots, but the sweater alone is provocative enough to nix the boots. So, I opted for a softer look and went with black mules, instead. Mules are a godsend for girls who feel inadequate if not dressed in high heels. 

What's everyone doing for the holidays this year? I feel blessed to have a few fun events lined up, including the holiday party I'm planning for work, along with my Ugly Christmas Sweater Party with the roomies, and of course a warm gathering with the fam. Santa Con seems to be a thing here in San Francisco, and I think I would make a fine looking Old Saint Nick. 

Whatever it is you end up doing, I hope it is filled with love and joy. Thanks so much for dropping in!

Sweater: Miss Pap - "Hallie Black Knitted Lace Detail Jumper Dress"

Captured by: Jared Veloria

xo, victoria

Off The Grid

Welcome to Sweater Weather 101. One thing about me is that I like my clothes really tight, or oversized to the brink of ridiculousness. If we must be covered in layers, let them drape along your silhouette, instead of rounding out like a puffin. (I'm looking at you, North Face friends). This off-the-shoulder knit sweater dress is a unique little gem. It's not often you find all the aforementioned facets in one sweater slash dress. A knit sweater should hug and drape in the right places, and this one surely fits the bill, and the love was instantaneous. 

I'm carrying summer's off-the-shoulder trend into the fall. The cozy knit adds to the already playful, classy and sultry trend. I see a pattern with Miss Pap's pieces and I am a big fan. 

It was a rainy Sunday morning on the day of this shoot, raining like cats and dogs. I was forced to cancel my shoot, and my photographer friend and I carried on with our lives. I was bogged down from the flu, but deadlines don't stop for anyone. Hours passed and the rain finally subsided before the sun came out to greet us. I frantically reached out to a few photographer friends, hoping we could catch this tiny bit of sunlight before it sets. 

Lucky for me, Daniel Cohen was heading downtown and we were finally able to cross paths! We caught up with each other, sharing accomplishments big and small. He just had a groundbreaking gig in New York and I just came back from a cool event in Los Angeles. Seeing growth and success for a friend is such an inspiring feeling. 

Although I had forces working against me, I powered through and it worked out for the best. I love how ethereal these shots turned out. I've said it once and I'll say it again: Push yourself, only good things will come from it. 

Sweater: Miss Pap "Syden Grey Bardot Knit Jumper Dress" // Pants: Naked Wardrobe's Wideleg Pants

Photos by: Daniel Cohen

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xo, victoria