Beauty, Fashion, Travel

Ladies is Pimps, too…

Shall we shag now, or shall we shag later? You might think a shag coat is an unrealistic item that will just sit in your closet collecting even more fuzz, but you’d be wrong. Once you have one, the answer is always now. I bought my faux fur shag coat from LF Stores in 2011, and it’s been an essential part of my fall/winter experience ever since, to the point where I stare at it longingly during spring and summer. Why? Because the right shag coat can evoke the spirit of Cruella DeVille, a gangster rap star AND Kurt Cobain in the most deliciously weird way. The shag coat is a conversation starter: you will find yourself talking to more strangers whilst rocking your shag—and (WARNING) being touched by them, too.1Q1A5581Here I am in another American Apparel oversized chiffon button-up, tied up to show just a sliver of skin over my Urban Outfitters harem trousers.1Q1A5585

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1Q1A5733I’m wearing my Jeffrey Campbell booties to give the look a little height, but an oversized blazer and loafers or oxfords like these (or these) would give the pants and blouse that menswear-inspired look that everyone’s going for these days.

(Photos by Amanda Rosen)tumblr_mjh21o3dfI1r85hyzo1_1280A beanie and a relaxed knit tee give the coat a chill, grunge vibe.398590_2531165438754_676215346_nThe shag coat and these limited edition Jeffrey Campbell “Warrant” platforms from LF Stores took my vintage Ralph Lauren cashmere slip dress to that perfect level of eccentric glitz that we all crave on New Year’s Eve.tumblr_mfyigsPuZX1r85hyzo1_500And here I am on the following New Year’s, wearing the coat over a crushed velvet burgundy body-con dress. This photo, taken by my best friend Brooke, has over 12,000 notes on my Tumblr account. Check it out!

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Stirring up a Fashion Feast…

Oh, hello! Though I’m still pulling together all the ingredients, I shall soon be posting outfits regularly. I hope you’ve read my “About the Sauce” page, but I want to say a little more about the recipe for this blog. I’m a normal person (mostly), so I never buy something, wear it once, and then retire it to the rafters of my wardrobe in fear of being a “repeat offender.” You’re going to see me wearing a lot of the same pieces—some of which I’ve owned for a long time—but worn in various contexts. Fashion Sauce is all about maximizing your wardrobe so that everything you own can be a part of your unique self and dynamic lifestyle.

I don’t think my personal style fits into one specific category, although I suppose it is a bit more “street” than it is polished. The best part of being alive and loving fashion right now is being able to draw inspiration from all your surroundings and finding ways to add your own flavor. My taste has endless influences from the past and present—movies, TV shows, musicians, countless designers, various cultures, and men and women of all ages. (I have quite literally taken fashion cues from six-year-old girls and elderly men.) I also hope to feature some of my fashionable friends to add a bit more perspective. We’ll share our unique views on hair, makeup, what to wear on a first date, to a job interview, to a bar, and so much more.

Fashion Sauce is a celebration of self-expression and having a good time getting dressed. Join me by enjoying being you!

P.S. Don’t forget to dip into the sauce on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & Tumblr.

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