happy and monday are two words that don’t belong in the same sentence. that said, we’re attempting to start off the week on a good note with a little dose of inspiration — painterly neon in beauty, editorial, art, and more, is what’s coloring our week’s mood board.

painterly neon

painterly neon

painterly neon

painterly neon

painterly neon

painterly neon

painterly neon

painterly neon

painterly neon

painterly neon

going west

going west

going west

we love the change in personal style that arrives as the air grows crisp and the leaves begin to fall — ha, just kidding — this is los angeles! we often find ourselves a bit disappointed when we can’t embrace many fall trends due to the fact that it’s just too goddamned hot here. that said, there’s one trend for fall 2014 that is really striking our fancy, and is conveniently conducive to los angeles weather.

from cushnie et otchs to tibi to stylestalker, designers on every end of the spectrum are looking westward this season — more on that later this week. we’re personally translating this trend for los angeles weather with silk button-downs, fringe, hats, and western-inspired booties. here we paired our equipment silk blouse (does it get any better than an equipment silk blouse? no. it doesn’t.) with our new favorite hat we can’t stop wearing, and for a feminine touch, a lacy short. we think this look would be great paired with black denim, as well, for when it gets a little chillier (by which we mean 75 degrees).

while we don’t promote going for a full-on cowboy vibe (more power to you, though, if that’s your thang), we love the subtle hint of i-shot-a-man-in-reno-just-to-watch-him-die badassery this fall trend lends to your look.

hat: biltmore for madewell; blouse: equipment (similar here); shorts: zara; booties: betsey johnson.

women's suits

women's suits

women's suits

as previously discussed, we’ve sort of got a major crush on women’s suits at the moment. while we patiently await the arrival of the spring lines in stores so we may purchase the full suit of our dreams, we’re playing around with different ways to suit up now.

sometimes — okay, fine, most of the time — there’s nothing we like better than borrowing from the boys. we’re obsessed with the trouser-like fit of these pants we picked up from piperlime by skies are blue. the grid pattern makes them really fun to mix and match (more on that soon), and moreover, makes them an extremely comfortable option for the office.

because we can’t not acknowledge our hood roots, we also can’t stop wearing this is-it-ironically-ghetto-or-is-it-just-plain-ghetto los angeles necklace we picked up, and liked the contrast of it here with an otherwise formal look.

tank: free people; vest: vintage; pants: skies are blue; necklace: le pink & co. beauty apothecary; watch: michael kors; shoes: nine west.

broods

if you’ve been as anxious as us for the full-length broods album, evergreen, to drop, then yesterday was like christmas morning. we’ve loved these guys since we heard their first single, “bridges,” and our love for broods was only further cemented after seeing them as the opening act for sam smith at the los angeles tour stop.

this brother-sister duo puts on an amazing show, with fan-fucking-tastic vocals from georgia nott on lead. immediately following the concert, we’d bought tickets for their headlining show this coming monday, october 13th, at the el rey theatre (if you’re in LA, hurry up & buy tickets before it sells out).

while there are so many standouts on the evergreen album, one of our favorites is “everytime,” a dark, dance-y, i-just-realized-you-suck kiss-off jam. listen at the link below, and be sure to check out the rest of the album, too — your girls promise you won’t be disappointed.

LISTEN HERE

last month, the past was all over the spring 2015 runways — the 70′s reigned supreme, whether it was in the form of bohemia, psychedelic prints, or our most beloved: women’s suiting. ah, yes. to us, little else can compare to the allure and glamour of a woman who has the balls to dress like a man. there’s an undeniable sexiness in the guts it takes to embrace androgyny that fashion has been missing, and we can’t wait to get it back.

see below for some inspiration old and new, from studio 54 to september’s runways.

women's suiting
lanvin spring 2015

women's suiting
jerry hall

women's suiting
reformation suiting

women's suiting
bianca jagger

women's suiting
kate moss channeling betty catroux in saint laurent

women's suiting
betty catroux with yves saint laurent

women's suiting
saint laurent spring 2015

women's suiting
women’s suiting in editorial

women's suiting
emma watson, march 2014

women's suiting
post-party, studio 54