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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5.09.2014

Can you feel it...

Wow so the whole month of April went by and I didn't blog at all. That has not happened in a very long time and for that I am very sorry. And here I am with the excuses again. I will be graduating in a month so I've just been preparing for that and working a lot and hanging out with my lovelies.
I just wanted to get this post out real quick just to show you guys what I've been wearing pretty much every day. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed a trend in my color choice lately. I mean it's always been a thing but I feel like it's been a stronger thing recently.


I've been thinking about a lot of stuff recently just about life and people. I'm kind of at a lull right now, it's weird because I do a lot but I feel like I'm doing very little. I just really need a change of pace right now. I can't wait to graduate and start fresh in a new place.
Just some random thoughts for you. I'm also currently in Monrovia visiting for the weekend. It's nice to get a break from life, even if it's just for a hot second.


TOP AND SOCKS - URBAN OUTFITTERS
BELT AND BOOTS - SWAY CHIC
DIY DENIM SHORTS
NYX LIP CREAM IN AMSTERDAM

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3.27.2014

Love is too happy to bring me down...

Hi lovelies!
I finally have time to post on here about my spring break I had in LA with the man and the fam. 
I'm still currently on spring break at the moment and I'm pretty much just resting now. I have my last quarter before I graduate at UC Santa Cruz starting next week and I'm pretty stoked on that.
So I haven't formally introduced the man on here yet, but you may have seen him a bit in the past couple of posts. The man is Daniel and he's pretty much my favorite. He's been the man for a while now and thinking about that makes me incredibly happy. But enough sappy.
We left for LA last Thursday and right when we got there it was just one thing after another, doing as much as we can, seeing as many people as we can, and then all of a sudden it was over. It was amazingly tiring and awesome at the same time. While we were there, we pretty much just ate food and went shopping and that was fine by us. It was very good to have him in my hometown and show him around and what not. This picture spam coming at you was our last full day in LA. We hung out with my fam at the Fairfax flea market and the Grove. It was great being in the LA sun.


A lot of things are going to be happening in the near future so hopefully I will be updating on all of that. As for now, I am scared and excited about what is to come and happy about everything that is happening now.
See you soon. Smiles. xox


SHIRT - GLAMOROUS UK
CROP TANK - FOREVER 21
DIY THRIFTED SHORTS
SUNGLASSES - SWAY CHIC
JEFFREY CAMPBELL BOOTS

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3.13.2014

As we dance through the dark...

Gah, March is going by so quickly! Finals are next week which explains why I haven't been on here.
But I do have another quick outfit post for ya since I'm still trying very hard to update you guys on my life and what I'm wearing and what not.
I wanted to post this outfit in particular because I wanted to show you my new favorites at the moment, which are my Vagabond Dioon boots! I'm so stoked on them. I also thought they matched the dress really well. (Fun fact: the man got me this Evil Twin dress for Valentine's Day, yeah he knows me. Smiles.) I don't usually dress up every day. Lately it's been some sort of black pants with a tee or sweater and sneakers. So this was nice to document.


Also I just finished a research paper for one of my favorite classes I've ever taken here, my monsters class. Yes you heard right. Monsters. Today was the last day and I was pretty bummed to leave. I've recently realized that an onslaught of "lasts" are coming up soon in my time here at UC Santa Cruz and I'm really excited and sad about it all at the same time.
Anyway, just wanted to stop by. I may sneak another post or two in on here before the man and I depart for LA. xo

Listening to: Love Me Like I'm Not Made Of Stone - Lykke Li

DRESS BY EVIL TWIN
VAGABOND BOOTS
SEIKO WATCH
ASSORTED RINGS

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3.04.2014

You make it hard to leave...

We're a couple days in but happy March my dears!
Just wanted to show you the adventure I had this past weekend in the Bay with the man. We love exploring and we finally had the time to show me all of his favorite places (or most of his favorite places) up here. We took the BART around and stopped for lunch, then did some shopping in Berkeley, then had dinner and drinks in Rockridge which was beautiful. Such a great time even though it was a little rainy. I thought I would share the outfit I wore and some snaps of the day. Can't wait for other shenanigans.


As you may have noticed recently, I've only been blogging outfit posts when I go to new places or really feel like doing an outfit post. If you want to see my everyday wear and stuffs, that's all on my Instagram. I've just been feeling a little bit overwhelmed by everything, which is not necessarily a bad thing. I have great people surrounding me, my sister and parents surprised me here in Santa Cruz the weekend before and it was incredible. I hadn't realized how much I actually missed them. I'm also graduating in the spring, which is simultaneously terrifying and exciting. The man and the besters continue to make me smile and laugh everyday. Work is going great, it's tough sometimes, to make everyone happy, but it's aces most of the time. I manage some awesome gals who have become my friends so it's wonderful.
I guess all I'm trying to say is that I am somewhat tired (both physically and mentally) with school stuff and work stuff and trying to divide my time with the people I love, but it's all good because I'm enjoying my life and I can honestly say that I am happy.
Yes I know I cannot articulate myself very well because it took forever and a day for me to say what I wanted to say. But anyway, so that's that. Smiles.

The end of this month is my spring break and I'm so excited to be going to LA for a handful of days with the man to show him around. It's going to be good. Also I miss LA weather.
xo


PLAID TUNIC - SWAY CHIC
LACE BRALETTE - SWAY CHIC

VINTAGE COAT - BORROWED FROM VERONICA
HIGH WAISTED BLACK SKINNIES - SWAY CHIC
REPORT BOOTS VIA URBAN OUTFITTERS
SATCHEL BAG - TARGET


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2.17.2014

In some velvet morning...

I apologize for not having any Valentine-y outfits for you and also not even getting any pictures from my wonderful night out with the man on Valentine's Day but I hope everyone had a great weekend. I know I did. I just hate that I have to go back to reality, especially since school is kinda kicking my ass at the moment. But anyway, enough about that.

So I actually have never done one of these before so I thought why the hell not? It's a "What's In My Bag" post. Maybe it's because it makes more sense when it's on a YouTube video, but I never thought about doing one of these.
I recently posted a photo on Instagram of what's in my bag regularly and it got a good amount of likes (for me anyway) so I decided to just put it on here as a quick little post for you guys.


Fortunately I can tell you where I got most of these things:
1. Gold sunnies - Sway Chic
2. Black sunnies - Le Specs
3. Psssst! dry shampoo - Ulta
4. UNIF beanie
5. Tarte lipstick and EOS lip balm - Ulta

Listening to: R U Mine? - Arctic Monkeys

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2.10.2014

Because it's simple darling...

Yes it's almost the middle of the month and I've not been living up to what I promised. Time has been very precious lately so the moments when I actually have some, I just want to spend time with the people I love. With that, midterms, work and New York Fashion happening, I've been in a little bit of a busy pickle.
But anyway, with that being said, I've decided to do a post on the best weekend I have had in a while. The man and I finally had some days off to hang out so yesterday we took a day trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and had a grand old time. It was just nice being in a different city and exploring and what not.

It had been raining so the outfit I wore was pretty casual and functional. I felt super collegiate in this adorable crochet detailed top so I had to toughen it up a little with the jacket.


Sorry about the picture spam, but I'm not really. Smiles.
I had such an amazing couple of days and I can't wait for more. I even went thrifting a little bit today, which I haven't done in so long. I found some cute spring things I'm stoked to show you.
This month started off so great and I have a feeling it's going to get better. Also who's excited at all of the Fashion Week stuffs? I know I am. I plan on having a round up of my faves soon on here.
Love you babes.

Listening to: Explosions - Ellie Goulding

DIY THRIFTED DENIM JACKET
CROCHET TOP, SUNNIES, AND JEANS - SWAY CHIC
REPORT BOOTS
BAG - TARGET

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1.31.2014

And if you close your eyes...

Slowly but surely getting to post more on here. It may not seem like it to you, but I am. Just wanted to do a quick post on some awesomeness I was given recently.
As you may know, earlier this month I turned 22. I feel like I've been celebrating this entire month because I would receive random gifts from people I love, including Veronica. She got me these wolf tattoo tights and I was ecstatic. If you don't know about about my extreme love of wolves, now you do. Smiles.


Aren't they amazing? I went to work in them and a bunch of people thought I had a thigh tattoo. I've definitely thought about a thigh tattoo or just a tattoo in general but I'm still debating on what I would get. But it's a possibility for sure.
Anyway, thought I would share this with you guys. I'll have a real outfit post for you soon.

Listening to: Pompeii - Bastille

ETSY TIGHTS
SUEDE SKIRT - SWAY CHIC
VINTAGE TOP VIA WASTELAND
SEIKO WATCH

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1.16.2014

I woke up like this...

In honor of awards season (Oscar noms were also announced today), I thought I would talk about something that I thought was pretty effing awesome.
And that something is Emma Watson's Golden Globes outfit. It's kinda great.

Emma Watson in Christian Dior couture


I mean she did something that I always want to see at these awards shows which is something different. Lately, awards season outfits have been so uniform to me and to be honest I've been really bored with all of it. I get having the ball gowns and what not at the Oscars but for the Golden Globes I feel like you could be more fun and interesting with it.
I loved this idea of the faux gown over pants. How comfortable was she during the ceremony?! She's such a great fashion inspiration (and with such a hot back!). So simple but so risky. One of my favorite parts about this outfit was that she was only wearing one earring.
She's kinda been under the radar recently but this was just like bam! And I knew I had to blog about it.

Anyway. See you soon with an outfit post. Crossing my fingers on that.

Listening to: ***Flawless - Beyoncé

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1.14.2014

I feel we're close enough...

Yes I know it's been too long, over a week now I haven't talked to you guys at all.
Work and school have been the usual, you know, taking turns in stressing me out, also maintaining a social life. I forgot that I have this space to just be happy and calm for a short while and tell you guys what I've been up to. 

I haven't done it in a really long time so I thought I would just show you my recent life through my Instagram photos (if you don't follow me, but if you do, this post is irrelevant). 
Anyway, enjoy.


Definitely want to post an actual outfit soon!
Also I'm thinking of making some changes to my hair but I have no idea what I want at the moment. I will certainly update you on those later.
Anyway. See you soon. xx

Listening to: Latch - Disclosure feat. Sam Smith

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