One Is Silver And The Other’s Gold

Since moving out to Los Angeles, it hasn’t been super easy to make friends that compare to my friends back home. It used to make me feel homesick until I realized that I would never be able to replicate that and that’s ok. That’s why they are so important to me and we make such an effort to visit each other even though we’re all scattered across the country. They are irreplaceable.

That being said, I’ve come to realize the great value of the new friends I have made in LA. I truly believe that people come into your life at specific times for a reason. I feel that since I’ve moved out here, the people who have come into mine are now my new irreplaceables. I have somehow unintentionally, but very luckily surrounded myself with people who have accepted me, motivated me, inspired me and supported me so incredibly much. I don’t know how I could ever repay these kinds of friends.

These photos and this outfit tell a story that goes beyond just pics for a fashion blog. The shirt and necklace were lent to me by my friend after I told her that her outfit was adorable and I wanted to feature it on my blog. I meant that I wanted to take pictures of her in it, but next thing I know, she’s literally taking the shirt off her back for me and she gave it to me to wear for a blog post. I decided to pair it with white cut off shorts because I’m super into the white on white look right now!

My other friend is the one who took these photos. She enjoys photography, I enjoy doing fashion blog pics and we enjoy hanging out with each other…so that’s all there is to it. She asks for nothing in return. It’s friends like these that I am so incredibly grateful for. She also pushed me to start this blog, she helped me design it and she referred me for a part time job as a stylist at StitchFix.com, WHICH I GOT! I look at where I was before I moved out here and how certain things were only a far fetched dream and where I am now… a fashion stylist and blogger. I may not have tons of followers, but this is my passion and I’m doing it. That’s what matters.

Thank you to my old friends who continue to love and support me unconditionally like sisters and to my new friends who I already feel like I’ve known forever who not only constantly push me to be my best self but take their time and energy to help me get there. I appreciate these people so incredibly much!

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Top: Paper Crane | Shorts: Paris Blues | Necklace: Pegasus | Shoes: Franco Sarto | Bracelets: Urban Outfitters

Bag: Urban Outfitters | Jacket: Levi’s | Sunglasses: Ray Ban’s

Metallic Gold Gel Nails

Pretty holiday nails!

gold gel nailsHappy Holidays guys! I’m feeling pretty good. I volunteered at a clothing and food drive on skid row today. It really helps put things in perspective. (I know a writing buff is cringing at my use of “pretty” and “really” within the first 3 sentences…or just my use of it in general 😉 )  It’s not always easy but remember how blessed you are and make it a point to stop and appreciate the little things! 

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Ashley’s Birthday Dress

ashleys dressIntroducing Ashley! She is the face and genius behind the whole design of my blog (also the photographer behind my “about me” pics!). When she invited me to go to dinner with a bunch of people for her birthday, I knew it was the perfect occasion to get dolled up and take pics for my blog. I was more excited though for what the birthday girl would have in store.

She mentioned how excited she was about the dress she purchased on lulus.com (awesome website by the way!). Like a true fashionista, she arrived fashionably (no pun intended) late to her own party looking MARVELOUS. This dress is one of a kind and looked so great on her. Everyone was obsessed. My first thought was that I had to put pics of it on my blog. It inspired me to start this “Looks I Love” category to feature the looks of my friends that I envy, admire and am inspired by. Check out the review Ashley wrote about the dress to see for yourself just how she feels about this lovely piece.

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