winter backpack


penelope chilvers rucksack

If I had the luxury to drop $500 on a backpack, you bet I’d spend it on this one! Haven’t used a backpack since my junior high school days, when choosing THE perfect JanSport backpack became my biggest dilemma. I’d take this with me anywhere from weekend flea markets to lazy Sundays at the park. And how good is the combo of gray flannel and brown leather? If you do have the luxury to drop the dough, pick up the Penelope Chilvers rucksack online.


Links à la Mode: The IFB Weekly Roundup

In great company this week, with my Man Up post being included in the latest Links à la Mode. Thanks for the love, IFB!



Let’s Hear It For The Boys

Edited By Taylor Davies

For this week’s LALM round up, I’d like to pay tribute to the men out there. I’ve noticed over the past few months that we’ve had a lot more menswear bloggers contributing their posts to the forum, showing their taste, their interpretation of trends and great writing style. Sprinkled in with Russian style icons, DIY projects and a gorgeous photo shoot set at a chateau in France – you’ll find some menswear posts that will inspire the dudes and the ladies.




Shopbop Sale: Joie, Black Halo, Josh Goot, Zimmermann, PJK, Enza Costa, Olcay Gulsen, By Zoe, Saloni & Matiko

man up

fall/winter men's sweaters

Aubin & Wills Fox Sweater / Specky Flecked Roll Neck Jumper / Zanone Jacquard Sweater

Acne Sweater / NN.07 Contrast-Sleeve Sweater / Reiss Waffle Stitch Shawl Neck Jumper

Gant Rugger Patterned Sweater / Brooks Brothers Patchwork Cardigan / Paul Smith Textured Knit Sweater

Jil Sander Anchor Sweater / Acne ‘Peace’ Sweater / Ovadia & Sons Stripe Sweater


MEN’S SWEATERS (aside from a button down):  One of the few times you can get away with the illest (worst) fit and it’s still perfectly acceptable because you’re borrowing from your guy. I’m all about graphic and texture sweaters right now, with the jacquard pattern being high on my shopping priority list.

These gems are just a click away in the Men’s section!

xx, becs


asos letterman sweatshirt

asos letterman sweatshirt

asos letterman sweatshirt

Johann Earl Letterman sweatshirt via Asos (sold out – similar) / Pixie Market skirt (similar) / Zara shoes / SEE sunglasses

Getting my berry fix with this cranberry letterman sweatshirt and Givenchy ‘Black Plum’ lipstick. FINALLY, it’s beginning to feel a bit more like proper fall weather here — much to the satisfaction of everyone in Los Angeles. We complain when it’s uber hot and we complain when it’s too cold, i.e. when the weather falls below 70 degrees. But suffice to say, we all welcome the cooler temps with open arms. About that time to look for chunky sweaters and turtlenecks!

xx, becs

pumped up kicks

patrizia pepe gold ankle strap black pumps

patrizia pepe gold ankle strap black pumps


Came across these Patrizia Pepe pumps while looking for ankle strap shoes. The best part? These also come with replacement black leather ankle straps to interchange with the gold cuffs. LOVE.