Feeling Clueless

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Lately, as I said in my last post, I have been FEELIN’ the 90s and the warm LA sunshine the past couple days has allowed me to break out my collection of mini skirts (usually reserved for the summer months). I added some thigh highs and chunky sandals which is TOTALLY something Cher would do in Clueless but instead maybe with a matching plaid top and skirt.

I’m wearing: A Topshop top (from summer/Europe)// Velvet Urban Outfitters Circle Skirt (last fall)// American Apparel Thigh Highs// Steve Madden Sandals// “Dream” Necklace Nordstrom.

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Photos: Nicole Loftus 

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Vintage Adventure

1234748_701175326593571_1480062590_n 1465176_701175363260234_1832676450_n Yesterday I made a trip to one of my favorite vintage shops in Burbank with a couple friends. The store Playclothes, is a goldmine of classic clothing, accessories, shoes and basically anything you ever would want to find from decades past. From their eclectic hat collection to their groovy 60s and 70s matching seperates there’s sure to be something there for anyone looking for a unique find. 1553243_701176399926797_957809294_o 1557522_701174279927009_245657767_n   1505513_701176153260155_1864324569_n              Morgan trying on a cool psychedelic maxi dress in one of the stores elaborately decorated fitting rooms.

1779259_701174656593638_983820022_n 1688873_701175209926916_981747882_n I’m wearing a CAbi faux fur vest // Old Navy Chiffon Shirt // Guess Skinny Jeans // Marc Fisher Boots // Faux Leather fringe bag (similar here) // Vintage Necklaces 1899905_701175993260171_341315910_n 1551506_701176856593418_1037836160_n                                                                                       Photos courtesy of Nicole Loftus

LA Fashion Week

Yesterday I had the opportunity to volunteer backstage for Los Angeles Fashion Week presented by the Los Angeles Fashion Council at The Grove LA. It was a great experience getting to meet new and upcoming designers and seeing their innovative designs walk the runway. One of my favorite new designers, Rose La Grua had one of the most unique lines, with KILLER shoes (literally), I’m expecting to see more of her designs in the future.

Since I’m currently in school full time and picking up a part-time internship as well, I’m extremely busy and don’t have time to update the blog as regularly as I’d like to. If you want to see what I’m up to on a more regular basis please follow me on:

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Here are some photos snapped from LA Fashion Week! Enjoy!

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Sprinkles Cupcakes made special cupcakes just for the event! Yum!

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Some of Rose La Grua’s FAB designs backstage.

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Taking a moment with the girls to enjoy the photo booth!

Have a great weekend!

LA Textile Show

On Tuesday October 1st, I had the opportunity to attend the LA Textile Show with one of my classes from school at the California Market Center in Downtown LA. It was a very special opportunity seeing that students are not regularly allowed into industry events such as this. At the show we learned about color forecasting for the Fall/Winter 2014 season. We got the insight on what colors we should look forward to and where they will be used i.e: women’s wear, kids, or home to name a few. We were told by experts to expect many deep navys, nude/earth tones, purples and animal/skin prints for the upcoming season. It was really amazing to see all the fabrics that designers and buyers were browsing to actually use in future collections. I didn’t realize how big that part of the process is and it’s really where fashion begins. Textiles are where the creative process is born and I find it so incredibly interesting to see in person.

Next week I will be attending and volunteering at Fashion Week LA and plan on sharing some of my experience here. So be on the lookout!

Here are some snaps from the textile show:

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Me on the left and some of my friends from class!

Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend!

xx Aly

Buckle UP!

Buckle-Up

 

So I have been neglecting Alyknowsbest.com for the past few months now and today I decided it was PAST TIME to get back into the blogging game. When I am not blogging I am frequently instagramming all kinds of photos. Follow me @aly_nagel

Lately, I’ve been completely obsessed with booties that have special details like buckles and hardware. Here are some of my favorites above. Which one’s your fav??

1. Jeffrey Campbell Gaelle Bootie $204.95// 2. Joe’s Dahlia Boot $224.95// 3. Everly Cutout Boot $205// 4. Chloe Suzanne Stud Buckle Boot $1,345.

Holiday Shop Hop Preview

Holiday Shop Hop Evite

 

This evening I have the opportunity to attend the Holiday Shop Hop hosted my my friend and mentor Damsel in Dior (who I intern for) at The Grove in LA. It should be a festive evening filled with friends, drinks, and of course shopping!

Be looking for a post tomorrow, I will have pics up on the blog (and possibly some of my purchases!)

Happy Holidays everyone!

XX Aly

Mystery Solved: Colored Jeans

Last year, bright and bold colors and patterns began popping up in the bottom half of outfits. Now these stem statement making pieces can be seen in nearly every store around. Above, I shared my secrets to finding the perfect pair (or two) on a budget but still splurging with style. These babies look fab paired with a t-shirt, blazer and cutie booties!

My picks: Old Navy Grape cotton skinnies $34.50// Brown Anthropologie Cords $88// AE Sateen Jegging $45// Rose Print Denim $58// Pink Skinnies $49.50.