Tagged: skirt

Look of the Day: Black and White and Green All Over.

And then all of a sudden it is August 11th.


I have been away for a little while mostly because I was on a surprise birthday road trip with my boyfriend (who planned AND manged to keep it a secret) to Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, Colorado…and then I had to recover from my road trip, I will be posting more on that later on…hopefully the day after my birthday which is tomorrow…..wooohoooo

In the meantime I’m here to share a little photo shoot I did with my handmade skirt after a work meeting the other day. The office I “work out of” is at the LA River Center and Gardens so it’s a pretty lush green place in the middle of a very urban landscape. If this skirt seems familiar to you then you get an A+ for paying attention because it is made from the same fabric as this handmade shirt, what can I say…I like a bold black and white polka dot.

I became best friends with this plant.







The necklace I wear almost 24/7.


These shoes have become a fast favorite (after I broke them in and bandaged my wounds) they are comfortable flats that immediately class up an outfit.

Look of the Day: Work Appropriate Sparkle.

I’m trying my best to add more color to wardrobe habits because, as you can see from my last outfit post, it has fallen into the land of monochrome, I don’t mind the black and white but this leaves most of my closet untouched. Now when I think about adding “color” my brain automatically screams ADD SPARKLES!, (is sparkle not a color??) unfortunately for me I have to be a productive working adult so my sparkle outfits can’t be as crazy as they were in College so I have to find creative ways to wear on of my favorite colors (yep sparkle is totally a color).

Outfit 3


Outfit 2

Outfit 5


Outfit 1


Outfit 4


Look of the Day: Monochrome

These days my closet is pretty black and white, I’m not sure why but I like it. #sorrynotsorry

Outfit 1

Outfit 4

Outfit 2

Outfit 5

Outfit 3

Top: Thrifted

Skirt: H&M Sale

Tights: Forever 21

Necklace: Urban Outfitters Sale

Earrings: Gift from my Dad

Hair: Gift from my Mom

Shoes: GoJane…probably on sale

Anbruch eines neuen Tages

Anbruch eines neuen Tages (phrase) a dawn of a new day
Today is a new day for Coffee + Velvet: I did not turn my photos into polaroids for this post. It is an idea I have been toying around with for a little while because as much as I LOVE polaroids they limit me as to what I can talk about and do…and you never get to see the whole picture (and I just got my DSLR back). So I am thinking I will do some posts as polaroids, some as regular pictures (as you see today), and maybe I will throw some film pictures into the mix. I really want to expand my blog so today I a taking that leap.
I hope you enjoy!
Ps. I am sorry about the hiatus, I have been busy AND I went through a blogger identity crisis which is hopefully over.
Outtakes from my most recent lookbook post.
I have had this gold silk skirt for about 11 years now (wow I’m old) and I have always wanted to wear it but I am just not the biggest fan of long skirts so I turned it into a high-low (aka Mullet Skirt) yesterday and I am so stoked on my brand new skirt.
My boyfriend is back in town! Around this same time last year my trusty little Nikon D50 started exposing a big black bar at the bottom of all of  my photos…I got so frustrated with it I broke up with it. For my graduation present my mom had it fixed and it is finally back to normal…I am excited to rekindle our relationship.
My fisheye lens is my FAVORITE…so get ready for more.
I recently got a job as an assistant home stager…meaning I help a lady who makes homes for sale feel more homey to make them sell faster. On Wednesday we staged an amazing home with 360 degree views of Altadena, Pasadena, and really the rest of Los Angeles.
This is a view of Pasadena.
Los Angeles…and haze.
Altadena….the motherland.
Today I went thrifting with my mother to find new inventory for Notnu…and myself.
One day I will own a machine as pretty as this one (used to be).
My favorite dress I found for myself.