Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Flashback

Shot these photos in downtown LA for my photographer friend Nicholas Valdo (we went to high school together!) for a retro series he's been working on lately. I used a dress and heels I used to wear a lot in high school, so basically it was a flashback shoot for multiple reasons. 
P.s. I'm now selling the dress and heels on Depop  (@thestylishwanderer) because I realized someone needs to love them as much as I did in high school because they really are fantastic pieces and deserve the right home.

xox

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Relaxed Summer Vibes

Ribbed tank tops, short denim button skirts, green cargo jackets and white sneakers. That's kind of all I need this summer. Easy to throw on and go. Plus the weather in Los Angeles has been so odd-- hot one day, cold the next-- that this is the perfect outfit for a midday transformation in either direction, if the weather requires it.
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Boohoo jacket, tank and skirt, Adidas superstars white sneakers, Bulgari thick gold band, Madewell etched band. 

xox

Friday, June 19, 2015

Palm Trees and a Leather Jacket

Finally feeling like summer: endless days laying around the house listening to new music and old favorites (L$D by A$AP Rocky and Abstrakto, respectively), spending time with your best friends under the neon soaked sky, selling clothes that don't get enough love on Depop (@thestylishwanderer), driving down La Brea at 10 pm with no rhyme or reason, going to Target four times in two weeks for nail polish and gold hoop earrings, reading plays in the early morning, watching your favorite action movies on repeat cause you can, in-n-out twice in one week (duh), storyboarding friend's music videos, looping together beaded necklaces as gifts-for-no-reason, and of course: writing, writing, writing.

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Zara leather jacket, American Apparel crop top, vintage Levi's jeans, Silence + Noise Lucia strap sandals, and Topshop mini sporty barrel hold-all.


xox

Monday, June 15, 2015

Outfit for a day doing "nothing"

As a student, you get asked the question "What are you doing this summer?"a lot. Whether it's out of curiosity or simply nothing else to talk about, this is the go-to conversation starter for fellow peers/adults/working people from about late May onwards. And, for the first time in three years, I don't have an answer for them. Sure, I have personal projects and films I want to write/shoot/edit (plus stuff for the blog) but in terms of "THIS WILL GO ON MY RESUMÉ FOR ETERNITY"... I've got nothing big on the list. I think, as a culture, there's a lot of social anxiety around the idea of "not doing anything" during the summer. Certainly when I answer my friends/adults a look of silent horror/confusion appears on their face before they can reign it in. Images of suburban teenage wasting time by skulking around neighborhoods and smoking cigarettes, bored and jaded no doubt flash in their minds. Because that's what the idea of "doing nothing" connotes, right? Except, for the first time in the last three or so years, I feel like I can actually breath. Which is why I wasn't too distraught when this past Friday the day totally got away from me and after stopping by my local coffee shop I headed to Target to pick up some gray ribbed tank tops and then ended up at the Forever 21 and spent way too much time trying on simple black jumpsuits. I have the whole summer to cross things off my to-do list, so why worry now? If there are those of you out there--like me-- who don't have major plans for the summer, relax. You have your whole life to be working.
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Free People Floral Foil Tunic, Silence and Noise Lucia Sandal , Gap camo pants, Sjodin 925 braided leather necklace (I am selling these on Depop! look me up @thestylishwanderer), Eleven Thirty mini satchel bag.
Enjoy your summers! 
xox

Friday, June 05, 2015

Outfit Details from the Last Couple Weeks

As the first couple weeks of summer are actually beginning to kick in I haven't had much time to post real blog photos (also Ive lost the charger for my camera???) but here are some shots, plus extras that made it onto instagram. Been feeling a lot of blue and green lately, as you can see. And gold chains and cargo pants.
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I had been on the market for a good simple jumpsuit for a while before I found this one at Forever 21 for $30. It really is the best bang for your buck (and it comes in multiple colors if you really want to go crazy). Tied it with a black ribbon I found in my room and finished it off with some simple slides; summer dressing made easy when all you have to do is put on one article of clothing.
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The cargo pants are vintage Abercrombie and Fitch from the 80s that I picked up at the Goodwill. Such a score. I'm also standing outside of an Ikea in Glendale that I happened to match the day I went to pick up a Fimby.
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This Free People romper is so good and cargo-y. I love the off yellow color and all the pockets. I didn't want to pay $128 for it though (its original asking price) so I stalked it all over the internet like crazy until I found it at Macy's for half the price. Such a good investment for summer.
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I bought this studded Diesel suede jacket at Crossroads on Melrose and it was extremely, extremely discounted (otherwise I could never justify a purchase like this). I am kind of positive that this piece will be in my wardrobe forever. (It's also on sale at Diesel.com now)
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Like I mentioned above, I had been on the market for a good jumpsuit for a while. A subcategory of "good jumpsuit" is "vintage army jumpsuit" which I felt like I wouldn't be able to find in good condition until I stumbled upon this one at the Fairfax Flea Market. The owner has an etsy called No Grand Rituals filled with equally good, vintage menswear, but I am just so happy to have this piece in my arsenal. I haven't stopped wearing it since I bought it. (P.s. Urban Outfitters sells a super similar version here.)
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Urban Outfitters sent over this adorable stripe t-shirt dress and its actually perfect for summer and wearing on the go. Super breezy and comfortable.

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