Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Am I Parisian Yet?

Now that I'm in my second semester of sophomore year, I'm looking at the next (and final) two years of my education and wondering what I want out of it. Therefore, I've pretty much completely come to the conclusion that next spring I want to spend the semester abroad in Paris; thus, the year ahead will be spent preparing for that time abroad, which of course includes figuring out what to pack and what to wear once I'm there! Here's my first attempt. Found this cape in the back of my closet and totally forgot I owned it. Its really beautiful and heavy and appropriate for the weather LA has been having lately.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Detail of the Day: Wardell Leather Ankle Boot

To be honest, I get really sick of being in front of the camera-- mostly because I like to be in control of the photograph more than I like to be the subject of one. When I was up in Oregon I took these detail shots of one of my favorite christmas presents of the year: Free People's Wardell Ankle Boot. Leather boots are always a must for me, and I love the added twist of the contrasting silver heel.

Shop more Free People boots here.


Friday, January 09, 2015

New Year, Even Newer Hair

I have been pairing down my wardrobe and trying to stick with classics I can wear anytime. This includes a lot of good Levi jeans and basic t-shirts. However, I haven't been holding out on crazy jewelry, which you can see by this Boera knuckle ring I'm wearing. I had seen the piece around on instagram and emailed the designer Teresa about grabbing one. Luckily, Teresa was super sweet and gave a discount not only to me, but also to my readers (i.e. YOU!). Use the code TSW30 from now until February 1st to get 30% off your entire order. I love when I can share blogger perks around to friends and family, it's absolutely more fun when we can all wear something pretty/cool/amazing.
Forever 21 heathered knit tee, vintage Levi jeans, Zara heels, Sjodin bead necklace, Urban Outfitters leather writstlet wallet clutch, Revlon nail polish, and Boera shield knuckle ring (30% off when you use code TSW30)!


Tuesday, January 06, 2015

STRIPES in the new year

Quick shots from the other day at my best friend's house, before she boarded a plane to Ireland for the next eight months. It's crazy how our lives are fractured and split up as time trudges forward. I've been thinking a lot about time lately, and it baffles me. I'm in a place where I can't believe 2014 has ended, and am hesitant to face what 2015 holds. A lot of changes have happened in the last year, and as the new semester rolls around the future seems a bit uncertain. I'll be balancing my work study job, (which I enjoy), a very time-intensive film production class (yikes) and a new internship at Plan B Entertainment (I can't believe it but am also a little apprehensive). I feel like I can see where I will be in one year, but in one month I have no idea. Does that make any sense?

Meanwhile, I finally got my hands on some stripe shirts from Forever 21 and I love them. I think I'm going for a more Parisian basic closet this year. We'll see. Meanwhile, I promise promise promise videos soon.

Wearing a Forever 21 striped mock neck top, Levi's Selvedge jeans, Dansko leopard clogs, and a vintage jacket. 

Thursday, January 01, 2015

How to Wear Your New Years Eve Dress The Next Day (And The Day After That)

First off, let me be your first fashion blogger friend to wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR! 
Okay. Glad I could do that.

The one problem I have always found with buying a special New Years Eve dress is that there's basically no other time you can wear it, because often it turns into "oh that one dress I wore on New Years Eve." However, I decided that this year I would not fall prey to a one-time-wear-then-back-of-the-closet purchase and actually put the sequins to use beyond their expiration date.

The rules for doing so are pretty basic: you just use the dress as a layering piece over jeans and a tshirt. Of course, this is contingent upon the fact that you have a dress that can be layered, which I hope you do because come on ladies, body-con sequin dresses were so 2012. Below I styled two dresses I had in my closet. Hope you enjoy.
For this Urban Renewal sequin dress I layered a white Forever 21 ribbed thermal and Madewell zip skinny jeans, plus my favorite Nordstrom BP. black booties. I imagine wearing this to brunch or a trip to the flea market. Because of the light colors I also feel this is a very spring-time, bright look, perfect for the new year.

I also tried it out on the dress I ended up wearing for New Years Eve this year:
For this sequin Forever 21 shift dress, I layered it under a basic Forever 21 heather tee, Madewell high riser jeans and Duo leopard booties. This is one of those day to night ensembles that I really feel is good for an evening dinner and a night at the movies. 

I actually never thought I'd wear jeans under a dress but maybe that's what 2015 is for-- doing the unexpected.

P.s. This also means you can buy sequin dresses year round and not feel bad about it!