The Turtleneck

One of the reasons why I chose to call my blog "Hello Funny Face" was because I LOVE Audrey Hepburn, especially in her movie called Funny Face. I'm a huge fan of classic movies and old Hollywood films, and this one is truly spectacular. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend pouring yourself a glass of wine on a rainy day, snuggling up on the couch in a fuzzy blanket and renting this one on iTunes with your girlfriends! There's a scene where Audrey's character dances in a Parisian club wearing an all black turtleneck outfit, and whenever I wear a turtleneck I think of that scene.  

Though this is a turtleneck, it feels like you're wearing a t-shirt! It's really soft and comfortable. I bought mine in-store at H&M, and I've linked a similar one here. This skirt is a black suede material, also really comfy and a great length for a shorter skirt. 

What I really like about this outfit are the shapes represented. The turtleneck, buttons, pom-pom earrings (how CUTE are they?! Buy them here), pointed shoes and polka-dot ruffled socks. It's like an abstract painting, you kind of just have to do what you feel when you put it together, and let it be interpreted however it wants to be by observers. Dressing up is an art form.  

BTW, really loving the socks and heels trend combo. If you're a fan but can't find any cute socks, fear not, I've linked a bunch of options below! 

FISHNET ANKLE

BLACK BALLERINA LACE-UP

SHEER PINK POLKA DOT

SHEER GLITTER ANKLE

2 STRIPE ANKLE

Black Magic

When In Doubt, wear all black. It's classic and elegant. The way I see it, it is hard to go wrong with all black, no matter what season it is. Since summer is nearly over, Here's one of my favorite kinds of night-on-the-town looks to sneak in on those hot September nights with your friends. 

It's all in the details. I have been looking for a textured black high-waisted skirt and finally found one from H&M. It's the perfect length and feels elegant, but can still be paired with a cute grey knotted tee and flats. The shoes I am wearing are from a boutique in LA, but luckily they are not hard to come by these days. You can find a similar pair at Aldo, and they're currently on sale!

The Basics.

I thought it would be appropriate to share my first-ever outfit post and feature what I call my "Basics" outfit. This ensemble merely consists of each article I would throw in to top off an almost-complete outfit. These are the gap fillers, the items that can do no wrong. Similar to that of a cup of black coffee, an essential part of the day that you know will always give you that "brief pause, ahhhh..." moment. 

If I am running late for work or an outing with a friend, I throw these pieces together! It's where comfy meets super cute, without saying "Oh, I just threw this on!" when in fact, you actually did.. ;) 

I am a huge fan of high-waisted pants, and wear them whenever the opportunity presents itself. they are flattering to the curves and accent your waist well. Pair a black jean with a soft white tank (mine's from Urban) tucked in and you're golden. 

I truly am obsessed with this jean jacket from Gap. It happens to be my husband's, and I do enjoy stealing his clothes... I love how oversized it fits, and how relaxed the denim is. I also enjoy how I can faintly make out the smell of his cologne :) 

If there's a way to incorporate cheetah print, I WILL do it. These booties always make any neutral outfit pop. When going basic, it's always a good idea to add a pattern or texture piece to pull the look  together. I got these from H&M a while ago, but you can also find a similar pair at JCrew

The finishing touch to our basic outfit is a heathered grey felt hat. I LOVE hats, especially this one. I'm always on the lookout for a good brimmed hat, not too floppy and no too stiff. This one from H&M is perfect for the Fall season rolling in.

There you have it, ladies. The Basics. Share with me what your favorite staple items are by commenting below! 


These photos were taken by my girl Rachel Long. She's insanely Talented and made me feel creative and beautiful!