Trend Alert - Culottes

 The inspiring Nicole Warner from www.garypeppergirl.com in culottes.

I've noticed culottes peeping around this past year, but it has completely taken the trendy scene as of late. For those of you who are unfamiliar with culottes, click here for a wikipedia explanation - the history of it is actually quite interesting! - but for short, they are known as a "split skirt".  They sit and flow like a skirt, but are split like pants for practicality.

Culottes are definitely not everybody's' cup of tea, including me, but I am not completely opposed to them. I find them quite beautiful and easy on others, but have yet to find one that suits my body and taste. I absolutely love how Nicole Warner styles the culottes, and have opened my eyes to pairing them with my swimsuit! I have always considered these pants to be a more mature item of clothing, but since entering the trendy scene, you can see them on younger woman, such as Kendall Jenner (image below).

What are your thoughts on culottes and would you wear them?

For even more gorgeous culottes, click here for some Zara ones!

*Images in this post do not belong to me. 


Beach Day!

Cheers to the start of beach season and mismatched bikinis! Looking forward to more sun and gorgeously tanned skin. :)

Sam Edelman sandals from Ross
Aviators for purchase at Poshmark
Bikini top from Forever21
Bikini bottoms from Victoria's Secret


Denim on Denim.

Still on that denim on denim craze. Will it ever go out of style... (again)? Is it not funny how certain styles were considered taboo one point in life, but then suddenly, completely acceptable and trendy later? Oh fashion, how you are such an open ended book that continues to transform. Hence, the reason I love it and will continue to appreciate and transform with you.

{Top} Local Boutique | {Shorts} H&M | {Shoes} Ross Dress For Less | {Sunnies} Rose Bowl Flea Market | {Jewelry} thecomelycloset


LA Spots: The Nest Breakfast

Brunch, my favorite time of day. Ventured into the city of Bellflower for this LA Spot, and I have to say it was a pleasant experience. The restaurant is on the smaller side, but it adds to the cool nature of the place. The best part of this restaurant is definitely the friendly staff and owner, whom really make it a point to speak to everyone and greet them. Immediately felt welcomed and love that the menu is on the simpler side. You could pretty much order either a full portion or side portion of any of the dishes, which is something I absolutely appreciate since I love trying out each item.

My favorite of what we tried was the Beef Short Rib Hash. It completely rocked my world. Presentation on all the food was great, and prices are cheaper than any brunch spots in the city of Los Angeles. I would recommend asking for extra gravy on your breakfast poutine because ours came out a bit too scarce.

A highly recommended item on Yelp is their Bacon Waffle. I enjoyed it, but I was in the mood for more savory dishes, so I did not care for it much. Although it did have a salty bacon flare to it, I did not have the sweet tooth that day to fully appreciate it.

Click here for Yelp reviews and here for their menu.

Food rating: 4/5
Overall ambiance rating: 5/5

Breakfast Poutine

Beef Short Rib Hash

Fresh Fruits

Bacon Waffle

Custard French Toast


Festival Series: Pretty in Pink... In the Wild

And the festival series comes to an end with this last bit of outfit inspiration. It concludes with one of my favorite outfits, which is super easy, comfy, and has a lot of movement. I stumbled upon this skirt that I found in my donate pile, and decided to give it one last go. To my surprise, it was the perfect piece to complement my mood that day - light, flowy, and pink (yes, that is a mood). 

I hope you all enjoyed this festival series that included ridiculously affordable pieces that I have had in my closet for years. It shows you that you can find inspiration from those items that end up buried in the back of your drawer, and make it feel and look brand spankin' new.

 Happy Coachella everybody!

*Floral crown by Violette's Flowers

 {Top} Thrifted | {Skirt} Korea Boutique | {Sandals} Forever21 | {Body Chain} thecomelycloset | {Floral Crown} Violette's


Festival Series: Flower Child



Was not amongst the thousands that attended the first weekend of Coachella, but am definitely still feeling the festival vibes. Sporting this crochet, floral detailed top that I am absolutely obsessed with. So obsessed... that I have 3 of them in different colors. Now, before you judge, I got them for free at my old job a few years back. To counter the extra nakie, I balanced it with some regular length, cuffed denim shorts. Topped off with a hand-made Violette's floral crown, and I am good to go for the second weekend of Homechella!

 {Top} Thrifted | {Shorts} H&M | {Sandals} Forever21 | {Floral Crown} Violette's


Festival Series: The Maxi

Comfy and casual is another key theme for music festivals. A simple maxi dress will help you move comfortably from stage to stage. The great thing about this particular maxi? It is seemingly basic in front, but turn around, and you will see the sexy open and lace back, which is the reason I fell in love with this dress. And if simple is not your thing, spice things up with your choice of jewelry, or even a lace bralette for some extra something something, if ya know what I mean. :P

This handmade body chain was made to perfectly lay on my hips and accentuate the curves. I love pairing this body chain with all my simpler dresses and even my swimsuits. If you are interested in one, please email me at thecomelycloset@gmail.com, and we can discuss how to bring focus to the right places of your body. :)

*Floral crowns are for purchase at Violette's Flowers.

 {Dress} Forever21 | {Jewelry} thecomelycloset | {Sandals} Forever21 | {Floral Crown} Violette's Flowers