Headbands and Pant Suits

Office Fashion Throughout college I was always trying to figure out "what I wanted to be when I grew up". What was I going to study? What was my life career going to be from here on out? I went through many phases, one of which was taking the pre-med route for a full three years of college, and another being buckling down and studying for the LSAT to go to law school. Forget the painful hours I spent studying, forget the concepts I had to memorize and learn about brains, cells, and ecosystems, and forget about the bajillion reading comprehensions and math logic problems I had to sit and try to figure out. Above all of those thoughts, hours, and time, there was one consistent thought that would go through my head every time I'd envision my future profession-- what would I wear?  I think from that point I should have seen the signs and forseen that fashion was going to play an important factor in my life. Because while others were trying to be logical and consider careers that would guarantee financial stability, longevity, and require a skilled and unique talent, I was over here factoring whether or not it would be appropriate to wear headbands with my work attires (and I'm pretty sure a doctor's office or a court room would rule that concept as a big fat no). So with today's look, I consider this my Fashionlaine official office fashion. With a super cute blazer, leotard, pant suits, heels, and of course, a headband, I remind myself and many other fashionistas who are trying to figure out the appropriate balance between work and fun attire that there are still ways you can be yourself.

Jacket: Three Dots Top: American Apparel Pants: Claire Farewell London Shoes: AMI Clubwear Headband: Rouelle Necklaces: Bloomindales, H&M Rings: Rouelle Lipstick: M.A.C. Cosmetics (RiRi Hearts M.A.C.)

Office Fashion

Office Fashion

Office Fashion

Office Fashion

Office Fashion

The Yin To My Yang

Some people spend their whole lives trying to find the perfect bestie, their go-to person, the Scary Spice to their Posh Spice, the Yin to their Yang. But I on the other hand was blessed to be born with one. Today's inspiration is an extra special one, as I dedicate today's post to the birthday girl, my sister, Sharona. But you see, my sister isn't just my fashion inspiration (I'm going to totally have to claim and take some of the credit for her fashionista ways), but instead, my sister is my all around inspiration. When we were younger: her favorite color was blue. So that meant my favorite color was blue. Her favorite show was Saved By The Bell. So that meant my favorite show was Saved By The Bell (there's still a debate if Zack Morris was my boyfriend or hers though). Everything she did, I wanted to do too.

My sister has always been my role model, my leader, my guidance counselor, my teacher, my lawyer, my best friend, my everything. When most kids got dropped off on the first day of school and started crying and asking for their mom or dad, I was the one crying and asking for my sister (to the point that the teachers had to go all the way across the playground, interrupt her class, and to then have her running into my class to see what was wrong). While her and I don't look too much alike (the curly versus straight hair always throws people off) and while we may have very different interests (she's apart of Lil Wayne's Young Money Militia while I'm apart of Lady Gaga's Little Monsters), the love we have for one another goes beyond any boundaries or differences. Today is her birthday and mine is on Friday. As we always say in synchronization, "we're a year and three days apart." My birthday is her celebration and her birthday is my celebration, and there's no one else I'd rather share it with.

Top: Asos // Skirt: SYLK // Shoes: Aldo // Belt: H&M // Rings: Forever 21 (double ring, similar here), Vintage (gold ring), Lia Sophia (bracelets)

Made in LA

Very rarely do I indulge in the world of sports, and baseball for that matter, but I do like to be versatile and try out different things here and there. So when the opportunity to go to a Dodgers games presented it to myself, I obviously had to take it. And obviously, I had to do a baseball game in true Lainey fashion--leotard and high waisted shorts. Great game if you ask me!

Hat: Dodger's Game // Top: American Apparel // Shorts: Vintage (Mom's high waisted skirt that I turned into shorts) // Shoes: Nike //