L.A. BASICS




WEARING: American Apparel Wool Club Jacket, Disco Pants, Beanie + Polka Dot Socks and Splendid Men's Sweatshirt.

What can I say, I am a sucker for basics; who makes better basics than AA and Splendid, both who just happen to be in L.A. Yes, I am a sucker for Los Angeles! If you been to my blog enough, you know about my fascination with things made, and based in LA. These two companies, even though they are completely different, are true to that statement. Plus, they give me hope of creative / design jobs staying in North America (any job for that matter).

These are not your basic basics, take for example the well known Disco pants (literally if you don't have it, go get it, they are the comfiest pants I own). If you aren't familiar with Splendid, give it a chance, don't be afraid to check their men section as well, I personally love it. The weather here continues to be cold and rainy.  I am so ready to drop down the layers and be warm again.

Photos by Maria Aldrey (website under construction)

Comments

  1. The shoes are very interesting!♥

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    1. Waooo amazing shoes!
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  2. beautiful!

    xx,A.

    new post on:
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  3. Wool jacket from American Apparel is awesome! I'm looking for similar for spring :) Weather isn't perfect for photos :)

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  4. Every detail is fantastic. Love this look!

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  5. I agree: AA and Splendid make great basics.
    Nice jewelry you're wearing, and interesting shoes. :)

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  6. omg the shoes!!!! looking great darling! xx
    http://www.surfaddictfashionista.com

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  7. Just the way I like it, basic+little bit edgy!

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  8. Mmmmm...looooove the grey on grey on grey. Very inspiring. And the minimal silver jewelry! This look is bangin'.

    xoxo
    www.PardonMyFashion.com

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  9. stunning outfit. love to see you in a bonnet!
    your shoes are amazing, super edgy!

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  10. Interesting shoes and I love this leggings! Minimal jewelries can never go wrong.

    YES, products made locally give hope to all of us! Good for the environment, designers, economy and conscience.

    :DD

    Beijos

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  11. your new photographer has some sweet DOF going on. great look homie. x

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  12. You wear these basics so well, darling. And I really really hope someday I'll stumble upon a bomber as gorgeous as yours! PS. An outfit post with your lovely dress is on its way, I finally managed to take some pretty photos :) www.moiminnie.blogspot.com x

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    1. This news makes me so happy and excited to see how you worn the dress. Can't wait girl x
      M

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  13. You're a sucker for basics, but you look extraordinary in a basic outfit. Simply love it! ^^

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  14. The basics look great on you and the jacket in the last post. Ha I lived on the west coast for 10 years in Seattle and got down to San Francisco but never managed to get to LA but would love to one day.

    Ali of

    www.dressingken.com

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  15. Melissa! Love those dotted sockets with your pants+shoes. Great sweatshirt hun!
    xxo
    Ola
    www.stylesbyola.com

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  16. Amazing, love it!!!

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  17. love your look!!! basic but amazing!!!! i really like your dotted sockets!!!! and your shoes are so original!!!

    kiss

    http://elarmarioquecomparto.blogspot.com

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  18. Love your shoes!!!

    I have a giveaway glasses on my blog, if you like...: http://timeofstyle.blogspot.com

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  19. i have an affinity for AA riding pants but after seeing these i might have to snag a pair of discos :)
    brooke @ what2wear

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  20. I love that man's sweatshirt! And those shoes are awesome! :p

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  21. This is beautiful, I love how elegant it looks despite the fact it's almost all sportswear. The shot with the jacket just over one shoulder is amazing, so graphic & I love the polka dot socks, such a great little detail!
    Hope it warms up for you soon, it's similar here too & I am so sick of the rain/snow now!

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  22. Love the sweater!

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  23. I think I need to go to LA more often..loving the pieces on you..cool look!

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  24. This is a great look! LA definitely has it's own distinct style and vibe which I really like, too! I love how you pulled everything together.

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  25. You style is amazing!!

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  26. Basics with a hint of the unexpected, or a surprise, are THE BEST. Love this look :)


    XX,
    Miranda

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  27. I love your jacket and sweater. Combination of gray looks so elegant.

    Peace and love!

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  28. This is a fantastic outfit!! love the shoes! (:

    -theresa
    collaredblouse.blogspot.com

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  29. I love it !

    xo ,
    Ana Catalarrana
    http://Sinbowtie.blogspot.com

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  30. I want disco pants so badly! Your socks, great detail, loved them!

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  31. Great twist to a bunch of essentials, dear.;) Your sweater is really cool!

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  32. Man those socks are PRETTY!!! Love your sense of style. The grey shades look fabulous! :)

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  33. Your jacket is perfect! I love how simple but stylish this outfit is!

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  34. nobody rocks basics as well as you! <3

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  35. FASHIONABLE BASICS! u have great taste with ur own creativity!
    AS ALWAYS. thats why i follow u on FB. U think u can do that for me too? Appreciate it

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  36. I love how sporty and casual this outfit is! So chic. And your beanie is perfection! x

    Fashion Landscape

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  37. u look beautiful!!! every things looks perfect!!! love your shoes and your jacket!!!

    great from Poland!
    http://blogwbutach.blogspot.com/

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  38. Dig your blog. Very unique style!
    xo
    ashley
    www.thephotogramps.blogspot.com

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  39. I love the fact that you wore polka dot tights underneath! Its so cunningly chic (;
    I love your beanie and your jacket by the way (: It looks amazing on you xx
    Kisses from LA,
    Kelly

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  40. cool photos :)
    would tou like to follow each other?
    www.lusciousstyle.blogspot.com

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  41. Beanie <3


    Dziękuję za odwiedzenie mojego bloga, będzie mi bardzo miło, jeśli wpadniesz na nowy post

    buziak!

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  42. So sorry that I haven't visited your blog in a while!
    I absolutely adore this outfit and those shoes, damn, they are amazing :)
    xxx

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  43. Cool look! Love the pants.
    xoxo Aimee
    http://anfnewsnow.blogspot.com/2013/02/aimee-in-america-art-and-intimate.html

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  44. SUCH great style! Just found your blog and I love it already - following!
    Feel free to check out my blog - it's new and I'd love any feedback you can give me!!
    www.cocochicblog.co.uk

    GIVEAWAY - ends tomorrow at midnight!
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  45. unusual shoes but they rock!

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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  46. I love the shoes
    x Hayley-Eszti

    www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.com

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  47. love the outfit, pictures and your creativity!!!

    xx

    morefashion-gaby.blogspot.mx

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  48. this is such a good look melissa, the polka dots are unexpected and very cute ;)

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  49. what a perfect and simple outfit! xx

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  50. although these pieces might seem so basic, they're, in fact, so perfect in every detail!

    http://hypemyhip.blogspot.com/

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  51. You are just 100% fantastic. I've been a blog stalker for a while now but thought it was time I said hello. Hello. This look is perfect.
    www.cocochicblog.co.uk

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