LA by Diana - Personal Style blog by Diana Marks: March 2014


March 31, 2014

Elegant Geek

To add fun to an elegant and classy look with a tweed skirt I wore this cool geek t-shirt from Starling Style. You can get it for virtually nothing if you use a special 30% discount code (check out outfit details below) on their website. Mixing all shades of coral and pink did not seem like a good idea at all, but surprisingly turned out to be a fun and refreshing combo. Happy Monday!

March 29, 2014

Pastel Stripes

The weather is changing so fast these days: from sunny to gloomy, from warm to cold. My solution for today was a cozy oversized sweater from Lulu's, which I wore as a dress in daytime and as a tunic over jeans at night.

March 25, 2014

Casual and Foxy

This one one of the looks I wore last weekend. A fun print tee and jeans complemented with a bright blazer for a drop of casual elegance and cute comfy espadrilles for a little weekend chic. As a huge sunglasses fan I am happy to add these ones from Lulus to my collection (especially for that price!)

March 24, 2014


Nautical is one my favorite trends. It perfectly fits my preppy and polished style and nautical colors of blue and white are my favorite. I can't believe that I found this awesome outfit at good old Zara - the suit looks like a high end straight-from-the-runway piece! SO chic! And again, I was able to complete the look with just one accessory - the bracelet from Nineteen Pieces (which is inspired by their awesome ring I featured recently).

March 23, 2014

Cool Leather Jacket

Last week I got a chance to attend Adolfo Sanchez fashion show as part of LA Fashion Week. I love supporting designers who are truly inspired by their craft and are such talented and creative people like Adolfo. Obviously I wore his design to the show. The jacket is one of the coolest I have ever seen - a definite must-have for leather lovers. Check out the video from the event on my instagram @byDianaMarks.

March 21, 2014

Orange and Blue

I love styling sweatpants in a classy way, especially if they are as awesome as these ones from W Concept. Orange details called for more of orange in the whole look (which I added with the top and the clutch) and contrast light blue jacket definitely added elegance to the outfit. But the finishing touch, and perhaps the most important piece, was the ring from Nineteen Pieces. As you know I am not such a big fan of accessories, that's why if I wear them, it has to be something very special and unique. This ring immediately caught my attention, because I could complete the whole look with just one accessory, which is very affordable and cool.

March 18, 2014

Feminine Edge

This floral romper from Lulus is a very feminine garment. I can totally see myself wearing it with a pair of heels on a summer date. However, this time I edged it up a little with lace-up booties from Marc Fisher, Wayfarers and my Proenza. The look immediately became casual cool. What do you think of this combo?

March 17, 2014

Win a Vintage Chanel Bag!

Monday is finally here and I am so excited to announce this AMAZING giveaway! I have teamed up with nine amazing fashion bloggers to offer one lucky reader a VINTAGE CHANEL BAG!!! This is the biggest giveaway ever so hurry up to sign up for your chance to score this classic investment piece! The giveaway ends Monday March 24th and is open to US and International readers. To enter simply follow the rafflecopter instructions below. Good luck!!!

March 15, 2014

Mesh Tank and Fringe Booties

It's getting warm outside and I am back to my favorite monochrome combo: this time it's a cooling white mesh tank and high waisted black shorts from Kahlo. And the white fringe booties from Kerol D Milano are a perfection! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Stay tuned for an exciting giveaway on Monday!

March 12, 2014

Checkered Skirt

The original design and beautiful color of the skirt together with the fact that it's made in LA make it one of my favorites! Paired it with a beautiful back revealing top from Kahlo and a little edgy ankle boots with studs from Zara. Obsessing with Zara's shoes this season - so many awesome finds!

March 9, 2014

Ascot Style

If I still lived back in England, this would be the outfit I'd wear to the Royal Ascot. But here in America it's a great option for fashion weeks, events, weddings and formal cocktail parties. Obsessed with every item in this look especially the Russian tulle hat from Adolfo Sanchez and the beautiful crop top and skirt combo from Lum by Lama Taher.

March 7, 2014

Gold Skirt

I found a perfect skirt at Adolfo Sanchez - beautiful gold color and such a chic pattern! I could wear this skirt every day and never get bored of it! This time I styled it with black (because black and gold always look great together), but added a little bit of fun with this awesome red metallic blazer. My new LOVE necklace from Chic Peek was a perfect accessory, because that's exactly how I feel about this look ;) Happy Friday!

March 5, 2014

Hair Meet Wardrobe: My Classic Look and the Video

Back in January I told you about the awesome project I did with Toni & Guy for their new Hair Meet Wardrobe product line. The line includes 3 fashion inspired hair styling product collections - Classic, Casual and Glamour. As you already know I was their classic girl and I was dressed in nautical style. I absolutely loved the experience and the way my hair looked after the Toni & Guy makeover. Their products are definitely one of the best on the market. The full Toni and Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe line is available in select Walgreens and online. 

March 3, 2014

Artsy Chic

To avoid being too classy I styled this absolutely awesome (and so chic!) skirt from Lum by Lama Taher with a simple and fun crop top.

March 2, 2014

Swap Your Items with Swapdom

Have you ever thought that you don't like your current wardrobe any more and you'd like to change everything? I do that all time! Every single day I open my closet and I dream I could just get rid of everything I have and get new stuff. Therefore I am constantly selling and consigning my clothes to accommodate the change I thrive for. Not only it's exhausting, but it's also time consuming. With Swapdom there is an easier and definitely cheaper solution to the problems of ever changing mind fashionistas like me. Their platform allows the users to happily swap their items with each other - no money involved (except for the shipping costs). So basically you are getting rid of the unwanted item and get the one you like instead! Isn't that a dream come true? 

March 1, 2014

The Vanity Fair Social Club

If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that for the past week I have been hanging out at the Vanity Fair Social Club - a series of VIP events during the week leading up to the Hollywood's biggest night - the Oscars. It is being held at WeWork creative co-working space on Hollywood Boulevard which is steps away from the Dolby Theatre where the Academy Awards are being held. The week was full of exciting events, panel sessions, beauty treatments and delicious meals for bloggers and online journalists - definitely an awesome place to be at for the Oscars week! Here are some details of the creative space that Vanity Fair has created for us.