The Architecture of Layering

 California girls struggle with cold weather.  Los Angeles is 70's degrees almost year round, so  dressing for cooler wind chills and rain down pours can be a challenge. Winter tends to be the season that pushes my style out of its comfort zone. Even after five years on the East coast, I still am learning how to master layering and bulky fabrics. A statement coat seems like the solution to feel ultra chic AND warm. I love this convertible jacket by local brand Aella Collection. The cinched sash accentuates my waist, even with layers of thick textiles. I would pair this coat with tailored cropped tuxedo pants or a long elegant dress. Minimalist style does not have to be boring boring. Finding playful twist to basic designs keep the garment interesting. A block heel boot is my go-to shoes to elevate my height, and create a strong look. I love that I can be covered but still feel sexy and confident. 
This shoot we explored Los Angeles' City Hall Building. Built in 1928, it was the tallest structure in the city until the mid-sixites when sky scrappers started being developed. I have an infatuation with the architecture of this city. It is an example of architectural preservation at its best. The style of the building is "Modern American" pulling inspiration from many influences to create a unique hybrid of design. The building includes elements of Art Deco, Grecian details, granite steps, Romanesque style. Many residents of LA haven't been to city hall, but I say add it to your to-do list.  

Aella Collection Coat, Shop Clayton Dress, Who What Wear Boots, Marc by Marc Jacobs Purse, 
Urban Outfitters Sunglasses, Azil Boutique Necklace
Photos by @xjenn3 

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