Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Peek-a-boo!! Well, not quite ; )  I am ALL about this little lace top I picked up from LF in La Jolla. It has coverage in the right places so you could potentially go totally nude underneath (if you're feelin' dangerous) and it's perfect with everything! I imagine it thrown over dresses and high-waisted skirts, paired with jeans and flats, layered over a's just chic. I love it. Anyway, the LF sale is where it's at and totally worth digging through the piles of neon, chiffon, and tribal print goodies to find that perfect piece (or three...or more...) What can I say? I'm a sucker for a good sale!

Millau top from LF
7 For All Mankind aviator pants
Sam Edelman shoes
Trademark Silver necklace by Dalliance Accessories 
7 For All Mankind clutch

Monday, August 29, 2011

plaid perfection

While waiting for a delayed flight my sister and I took the opportunity to let loose and be the goofy girls we are! I had so much fun jumping around trying to get that perfect picture mid-air...what do you think?
I've had to travel a bit in the past few months so it's forced me to perfect the art of traveling LIGHT and these are my go-to's! This old Puma duffle and Longchamp bag are my lifesavers... I'm a serious over-packer so it's always a challenge to find the few items that will be chic and versatile. These classic straight leg jeans and Tom's slip-ons are comfortable and the bold plaid shirt pulls together this casual look. LOVE!

J.Crew shirt
7 For All Mankind jeans
Tom's shoes
Chan Luu bracelets
Longchamp bag
Puma duffle

More soon,
Danimal Style

Sunday, July 31, 2011

girly girl

 The clutch is a throwback I re-discovered while rummaging around in my closet last week, it's an old piece from a Target collaboration with Hayden-Harnett a few years back. Inside is a killer purple and orange silk print lining and the double flap pockets actually allow for quite a bit of storage space inside. The best part about a handbag this size is that it's an easy transition piece from day to night. I love bringing oldies back into rotation :)

More soon,
Danimal Style

BCBGeneration dress
7 For All Mankind belt
Charles David shoes
Gucci sunnies
Hayden-Harnett for Target clutch
Chan Luu bracelets

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Well technically this wasn't 'Do It Yourself', it was more like, 'come up with an idea and watch your best friend and crafty biatch bring it to life'... but who really cares?! Same same but different :) 
I <3 you Mel

I love the super-high platform heels that have been debuting lately, unfortunately for a girl of my height the extra inches tend to push me a little too close to the border line of chic vs. tranny. Therefore I rely on good flats to get me through day to day life. We updated these bright orange flats with some hot pink flowers on the toe...just imagine how much more color-blocking you could do with the rest of the outfit!! Just sayin'

More soon, I promise!
-Danimal Style

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

a brief love affair

I've been feeling the tribal movement lately and found this skirt to be perfectly on-trend. The bold color combination makes this piece stand out on its own so I chose to pair it with simple basics, an easy black tank and black wedges. What's better? It's from Forever21 so it was wallet friendly too. Score!

I chose to try out two necklaces with this friend Meloudi of Dalliance Accessories was gracious enough to let me preview a few of her new pieces. Can you tell which one is my favorite? 

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Optical illusion? Or am I really as tall as the hallway? Wearing 5 inch heels I can ALMOST touch the ceiling with the top of my head! jk

Here are some photos from a night out in Las Vegas. My little sister and I went to the Paul McCartney concert at the MGM Grand, it was the most amazing concert I have ever been to! I wanted my outfit to be Vegas appropriate a.k.a the shorter the better, but if you can believe it I was one of the more clothed girls out there! Breaking in my new ankle 'cloggies' (clog + booties) may not have been the best idea, I have blisters to prove it, but TOTALLY worth it. I couldn't say 'no' to the gold studs at the bottom! Could you?

BTW: This hairstyle is great if you are growing out your bangs like I am. Try a side-braid to keep your hair out of your gorgeous face : )

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Animal Print

I spotted this oversized caftan thing at H&M the other day and had to have it. It ended up being perfect for the dry heat in Las Vegas, it's light and airy and has just enough coverage. I love the animal print mixed with the turquoise color, and after lounging at the pool during the day I just threw on some denim shorts and wedges to walk around and check out the amazing shops. In hindsight wearing heels was NOT a good idea, but they say beauty is pain, right?? 

More soon,
Danimal Style

Monday, May 30, 2011

OPI Obsession

The new gold "Blasted" nail polish from Sephora by OPI 

I LOVE having a fresh manicure (and pedi for that matter). And although going to a salon to get pampered and have someone else do them for me is nice I always find a way to mess them up and chip the color before I can even get home. Instead, since I like to coordinate(?) colors with my outfits and mood, I try to give myself polish updates every few days to keep my nails fresh and colorful. It wasn't until I lined them all up that I realized I have a problem. With this many colors I could probably open up my own salon. Anyone want a flower detail?? 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

you're beautiful

Proenza Schouler PS1 

The pearly gates of heaven have parted and beamed down a ray of sartorial light for our viewing pleasure. This bag is to DIE for, I'm serious! My heart stopped beating for a second when I stumbled upon its perfection. Top handle... cross-body strap...and the color is just PEACHY!! (I'm such a nerd) :P

If, like me, you have a handbag problem/obsession you must to have this. NOW. This would make an amazing addition to any wardrobe and only in my wildest dreams would it have a place in my closet/arm/shoulder/hand/LIFE. I'm not the only one with a sick love for handbags, am I? 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

style shout out!

Don't be camera shy...

 On a lazy day I love to people watch to see what others are wearing. I always see cute outfits so I'm making it a point to bring around a camera to snap street style pics. This (hopefully) will become a regular installment on Danimal Style, the Style Shout Out! 

This post features Roxanne :)  Petal pink shirt, white shorts, gold glitter flats, printed scarf, Henri Bendel rings, MJ bag, watch AND computer cover. OOoooo girl, head to toe perfect.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

life's a beach

the Del in the background

At the first sight of sun my sister and I chose Coronado as our destination spot for the day and set off over the bridge to take some pictures. Thank goodness we found a secluded sand dune that was not only quiet but great cover from the wind! Have you ever seen a girl chase a hat down the beach? Funny but NOT cute. 

Hat intact, I think this was a pretty successful outfit. I am in love with these cropped white skinny jeans, and combined with my new fav accessories (the hat and espadrilles) and a soft denim over-shirt this outfit was beachy and polished. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


WOW. Everything about this is perfect from the whimsical skirt and crisp structural top to the combat boots and ankle warmers...not to mention the smoldering glare that matches the volcanic rocks and smoke in the background. Did you notice the tiny tulle fringe on the collar and sleeves? Amazing. This look from the Chanel's Fall 2011 ready-to-wear collection caught my eye and in my opinion only verifies Karl's genius. 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

baby its cold outside

A quick post of a casual outfit I wore to grab some sushi with my sister and a friend. This jacket is the same I did a post on a bit ago here (think biker chic)...and all I can say about dinner is thank goodness for spandex content in pants. Lifesaver :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

color blocking 101

Louis Vuitton

Recently inspired by the Louis Vuitton Spring 2011 collection I tried color blocking. I like mixing such bold colors like jade, purple, and orange, and it's super easy with colorful accessories. I really like the result, what you do think?