Gangster Chick

Gangster Chick I think the best part about fashion is the fact that it allows you to be whoever you want to be (I'm pretty sure that's why I celebrated Halloween for like a month-- I had a whole month of excuses to dress up and be whoever and whatever!). But on a typical day, if I'm feeling like a boho/hipster-- I just put on a floppy hat and a long dress and call it a day. Feeling like a prepster? I throw on a collared button up and some glasses and I'm good to go. I can always change who I am and express myself through different styles and clothes. And that fully goes with today's fall outfit which I have categorized as my "gangster chick" persona. Feeling like a little rebel with my LA fall beanie, leather vest, and combat boots, I obviously had to add my little Lainey flare with the jewelry and colored patterned pants to make this gangster chick still a Fashionlainer.

Top: American Apparel Pants: DeLacy Vest: Forever 21 Beanie: AMI Clubwear (similar here) Shoes: Bulboxer Necklace: Nissa Jewelry Ring: Nissa Jewelry Bracelet: Nissa Jewelry 

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Love Me or Hate Me

Love Me Hat Me There are just some moments in life that one experiences while shopping that can be described simply as: "instant purchase"-- those moments where you automatically see something that makes you head directly to the cash register and bust out the credit card. Many of times I have mentioned my constant love for graphic tees and tops. So obviously when I saw this big oversized sweater that spelled out "love" in the front, I thought it was cute. But when I saw that it said "hate" on the back, the top went from cute to I-need-to-take-it-out-of-this-store-with-me-right-now. And for those of you who remember the hot second reign of the intelligent and wise Lady Sovereign, you can imagine how I was even more sold on this sweater when I automatically thought of this song (and now have it stuck in my everytime I throw this sweater on). Really into layering oversized shirts or sweaters with skater skirts for this fall, I added a pair of my best military boots to complete my look.

Sweater: Forever 21 (similar here) Skirt: Forever 21 (similar here) Shoes: iiJin Rings: Melinda Maria (here and here), Rouelle (similar here)

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A Little Bit Of Diva

Taking my own advice from last week's must-have in The Nicki Effect and throwing in some deep purple lipstick into the mix, today's outfit was inspired by a little bit of Queen Bey's Diva swag sprinkled in with some of Lady G's stunner glasses layered with a touch of Kesha's iconic signature fur pieces. Pairing the look up with a striped shirt that fit in perfectly with the lipstick, I tried to make the fur vest and ensemble go from super fancy to a bit more casual.  And when you throw in the right accessories, shoes, and attitude, you too can easily make your look be fit for a little bit of a diva for the day.

Vest: Bird // Shirt: Forever 21 // Leggings: American Apparel // Shoes: Forever 21 // Sunglasses: Fairfax Flea Market // Rings: Forever 21 (silver finger ring), House of Harlow (white starbust ring)