crimson lace

top URBAN OUTFITTERS | vest H&M | jeans FOREVER 21 | shoes TOPSHOP | sunglasses c/o WOW VINTAGE | bag REBECCA MINKOFF

My Sunday: Spent 60% of today mourning the loss of Tatiana Maslany's Golden Globe, 30% crying tears of happiness for Frozen's snag as Best Animated Feature Film and Amy Poehler's conquest as Best Actress in Comedy Television for Parks & Recreation. Oh, and 10% devouring my attempt at the Blogilates healthy and clean meat ball recipe (which, by the way, receives a delectable rating of 7/10. Sriracha required).

While I would love to voice my rant on this year's 71st Golden Globe Awards (starting with Ryan Seacrest's unnecessary commentary and culminating with Sofia Vergara's swoon-worthy figure), I think I shall save my thoughts for a seperate post, Fashion Police-meets-E! News-style. Did I also mention how utterly disappointed I am that Tatiana Maslany wasn't blessed with a Golden Globe or even a mere interview or camera pan? Get it right (I'm looking at you E!).

Anyway, back to more satorial manners... I am so excited to finally share my first outfit post of 2014! Well, to be quite honest, I actually shot an initial outfit post during the first week of January, featuring a heavy dose of black, leather, and a splash of rose gold. However, while in post-production, I ended up dissatisfied with how the photos turned out and decided to scrap the whole post together, leaving my ill-fated pixels trapped in my trashbin. I am sure other bloggers must share this same ritual every once in a while, right? (At least, I hope so...) 

Let me just glorify how wonderful the weather is in Southern California once again. Back in NYC, I would most likely be freezing to my demise. Only a January day in LA will permit you to don a simple outfit of jeans and a top without needing to slather on the requisite gloves, hats, and scarves that normal winters boast. Lately, I have ventured down the unconvential denim path, daring to shed my typical blue jeans in place for patterned or color. These oxblood skinny jeans from Forever 21 was a wise $28 spent, for it not only features a rich hue, but is melts at touch. Comfortable jeans rank priority in my book. I fortunately scored these gorgeous cognac suede Topshop ankle boots while I was in Vegas over Christmas. Its dainty heel is perfectly adequate for a petite frame like me! My obsession with vests proliferated during my first semester of college; what began as a simple fur vest during the summer eventually expanded to leather vests and now, the ultra-versatile denim vest, which pairs extremely well over textured and printed tops. 

Here's a teaser of what is to come this month on Runaway In LA: A style guide/quiz based on a certain Disney flick, a post-Christmas shopping haul, and perhaps even a "travel diary" or so. Time to make those resolutions into a reality!


Yuen Lim said...

I really need to get myself a pair of crimson jeans! Loving your boots and top (:

Yuen @ The Craziest Paradigm - a 'lil bit of rust & stardust

Denisa said...

Perfect pants. I like that color.


Madison Martine said...

Absolutely love this outfit!! You have amazing style!

Madison Martine

Demilade Aina said...

You look so effortlessly cool. Love your outfit and yes sometimes I too am dissatisfied with the quality of my pictures and end up deleting the post. xx

Anett B said...

The mini bag is so cute!! We have nice weather here in Italy too :) Would you like to follow each other on FB, Bloglovin and Google+? Let me know :)

Ariel | couturing said...

Love your Minkoff! x


Pilar Bernal Maya said...

lovely outfit. I'm already following you back on GFC
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Jacqueline Stewart said...

ohh, gorgeous denim vest!! and those vintage sunnies are awesome!
and absolutely 100% agree on the comf factor of jeans - if they ain't comfy - why buy? lol
thanks for stopping by my blog.
I'm following yours now with google +

Sola ante el espejo said...

So cute look! Thank you for visit my blog. I'm now following you. Kisses.

madeinmarta said...

I love how u put "Lost dreamer" on. It's so me, lol. Thank u for following, I'm following back as well ;)
Gosh ur so pretty *no homo*
Wish u the best at ur NYU and I can't wait for a travel diary post! Let me know when It will be up on ur blog.

Svetlana said...

Wow, really nice look!!!

Followed you too :)

Svetlana from Lavender Star

(rie)latable said...

I love these pants, the color is so pretty. You look great in it.

Vogue Villain said...

Adorable outfit!
Love the color of your jeans how you styled it<3

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Melanie C. said...

Great outfit! I love the color combo! You look amazing! Would you like to follow each other on GFC, Facebook or bloglovin to stay in touch? Let me know, thanks!


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Carla Florendo said...

love the combination of prints and colors - this look is so modern boho chic! =) you should totally wear more colored jeans!

xo, Carla

Anna, indeed said...

woowww! I'm so excited for the style guide/quiz based on Disney!!! <3


Anna, indeed said...

my heart's racing, cuz I hope it's frozen, hehe XD


Anna, indeed said...

my heart's racing, cuz I hope it's frozen, hehe XD


Hadrien Leite said...

Awesome blog! Super liked it
I'm following you on blogloving


Sadie said...

Great look! I love your bag and boots :) xx

I'm having a giveaway on my blog and would love for you to enter :)

Deborah said...

So lucky - I live in DC and it's freezing out here and I'm told it will only get colder throughout the week.

Lovely outfit! I'm so loving that lace top and those boots! You look so effortlessly chic!

xo Deborah
Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

Laura | Style and Sushi said...

You look so lovely Kelsey! That denim jacket looks lovely on you! I am so so so jealous that you're enjoying this gorgeous weather in California, while I'm freezing my butt of here in the Netherlands :(

I still would love to see a travel diary ;) It's so good to catch up with your blog! Haven't had time to read blogs in absolutely ages! :(

x Laura