5.15.2015

I fly through my mind, I take the way I've known...

Sometimes I forget about hobbies, this weird thing humans do when they happen to get break from life and being adults.
I recently had a chat with one of my bests from high school and we both are in that place where all we feel like we're doing is working and sleeping and it's something I do not like at all. I've realized (with a little help and a nudge from a loved one and just thinking about where I am right now) that I need a hobby that's not related to things I do on the daily. I consider blogging a hobby, even though I may not do it often. Also wearing what I wear and taking the time to choose certain outfits and taking photos of them I also consider a hobby. But again, these are things I do every day. For work I'm on a computer 8-9 hours a day which can get old after a while, which is why blogging has been getting put on the back burner even though I very much enjoy doing it.
I've been writing a lot and thinking about things to post on here about, even if they may not be style related. A wonderful YouTuber I happen to be best friends with (and miss very much) said in a video that writing everything down no matter how silly is a great way to stay yourself even though everything outside of that is chaos. 
 So a couple weeks ago, I did two fun things and had amazing days because I was doing things I enjoyed. The honey and I went on our first trip to Disney together and it was magical and all kinds of awesome. That one is self-explanatory, I cannot wait to go again.
That same week, I did an art thing, which I have not done since my birthday in January. Sometimes I forget why I chose to be an art history major in college so reminders of that really make me happy. My sister and I took a trip to Silver Lake to see what everyone and their mother have been taking photos of since April. If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I went a little cray in taking photos of Projection by artist Vincent Lamouroux. Basically, he took a dilapidated motel, lovingly called "The Bates Motel" on Sunset and covered it entirely in a whitewash, including the palm trees. And of course, it has attracted lost of attention as anything new does in Los Angeles. It's a great disruption and contrast of the way we see things and also a cool backdrop for my photos. I loved that we got to see it when it was gloomy out.
 

xo

Listening to: California Nights - Best Coast

ADIDAS SWEATER
JEFFREY CAMPBELL BOOTS
 SPITFIRE SUNGLASSES
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2.25.2015

Let's be clear, won't close my eyes...

My sister and I trekked it to Hollywood two weeks ago for a fashion history lesson. And it was free which is always a plus.
We went to see the "Louis Vuitton Series 2 - Past, Present, and Future" exhibit in LA which I thought was pretty great. It was a multi-room exhibit that kinda went through Louis Vuitton's Spring 2015 ready to wear collection. It was all multimedia as well with making of an LV bag videos, inspirational women to the collection, a minimal room that only featured accessories as the focal point, and a "backstage" area that recreates backstage at a fashion show so every room was something different and I felt it was all super nontraditional, something I was expecting from this particular exhibition.
The whole thing lets you walk through at your own pace and even go back if you want to see something again. Every docent was very nice and told us multiple times we were allowed to take photos, which of course I did. I heard it's going to Beijing next. 
This happened all before I got sick and icky and just wanted to chill out for a couple weeks.


Listening to: Elastic Heart - Sia

THRIFTED GRID TOP
DRESS BY OH MY LOVE
ASOS CHELSEA BOOTS

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1.30.2015

Sun was shining, I'm positive...


I recently went to Monrovia with my sister to have lunch with our parents and of course it was a good time. We walked around my hometown and took pictures duh. It's always nice having a set schedule for work so I have the time to hang out with my amazing people. I mean I had a set schedule at my last job but it didn't feel that way to me for some reason. Recently I've been having more energy and drive to do things on my days off which is great otherwise they would be wasted and that's not very good. This is what I wore to lunch, a classic outfit, just a blouse and denim shorts, with some new twists. I can go back into the archives and find versions of this exact outfit which is really funny. I still can't believe I got away with wearing this in January. LA weather for you.


ASOS HAT
URBAN OUTFITTERS NECKLACE
DIY VINTAGE CALVIN KLEIN CUTOFFS
TAHARI BOOTS
NARS LIP PENCIL IN CRUELLA 

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1.21.2015

Stay up 'til the lights go out...

I haven't done an Inspiration Wednesday in a while so I thought I would start the year off with what I'm really into currently.


It's more of the usual if you follow me on Instagram, but with a color twist. I feel like it's really hard for me to step away from my clothing comfort zone which is pretty much black. I see images like these and outfits where I'm just like "Oh my word, gimme" but I don't have that drive to put my wanting into practice, or else I might go broke.
The funny thing is that grey, blue, and white are not even a huge jump away from black. They're still kind of neutrals, the way I see them, but more icy which I love. Great colors for the winter to spring transition I'm already feeling here in LA. Still trying to wear my fur jackets in 70 degree weather like a doofus though.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF:
THE HAUTE PURSUIT
JESSICA Z WU
I DRESS MYSELFF
ALEXA CHUNG FOR AG JEANS
ZARA.COM
URBAN OUTFITTERS
STYLE.COM


Listening to: American Beauty/American Psycho - Fall Out Boy

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12.30.2014

Just keep your eyes on me...

So it's been a minute and I am so very sorry about that but I have definitely missed posting on here.
Since I moved to LA from Santa Cruz it's pretty much been the usual happenings until about two months ago. I was doing a million and a half things and gained so much knowledge in a short amount of time but I guess it was fun while it lasted. I'm really just appreciative of everything around me right now. 
However, with that being said, this is the first time I'm posting on here in a while and it feels like I can breathe again. I'm doing things that I did not realize I missed very much and the fact I have the time to do them makes me incredibly happy. I'm really thankful for the people around me for just being there and showing me that there's more. I've struggled with a lot this year, but getting through it and accepting it makes me really hopeful for next year. There's so much for me to learn and experience and I can't wait.

I'm not going to keep being sappy but it is the holidays and there's much to be said about that. 2014 has been a whirlwind and I can't wait for what's to come next year. I've been all over the place as far as my sanity is concerned but being 22 (almost 23), I think that's a completely acceptable state of being. I think now is my time to stay up too late, go to a random country, love too much and just be my own person. I'm out of college now and I have all the time in the world to make decisions and do all the things I want to do.

With that being said, on a completely unrelated note, this blog does exist to express my style ramblings and whatnot so I thought why not see a couple of the favorite outfits I wore throughout the year to round out 2014.


As you may have guessed, I'm a bit more active on Instagram.
Talk to you soon I promise. xo

Listening to: Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon

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7.07.2014

I'm in the fast lane...

Alright so once again I didn't keep my promise and didn't blog the entire month of June.
Just so many things were going on and I can actually say that because it's the truest thing. Graduating from UC Santa Cruz only a couple weeks ago, moving to LA and bringing the man with me and starting a kinda new job and adjusting to the fact that Santa Cruz will no longer be home is a little stressful to even think about. The month of June was pretty much full of lasts in SC and just having fun with the people I love and what not. I will eventually post on those things but for now I will finally post about something I've been super stoked about since I found out it was happening.

I got the opportunity to do a collab with Santa Cruz sock brand Socksmith and I was pretty excited about it because all I wear on my feet if I'm wearing socks at all is this brand. They have an online shop but they are also sold at a store that is a block away from where I worked. It was really hard to not walk out of there without at least one pair of these socks. 
They are pretty amazing and have such a collection to choose from. I love them because they're all really interesting designs that I can't find anywhere and now I'm really sad that I'm so far away from them but there's always their online store.
I pretty much wear socks with every outfit I can think of so I decided to style a couple outfits for you using their awesome socks.



ALL SOCKS PROVIDED BY SOCKSMITH

OUTFIT 1
TOP - DIMEPIECE
SKIRT - VINTAGE LACOSTE
CONVERSE SNEAKERS

OUTFIT 2
DRESS - SWAYCHIC
JUJU FOOTWEAR JELLY SANDALS
ZARA BAG

OUTFIT 3
UNIF DRESS
BRA AND SHOES - SWAYCHIC

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