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!
Top: Paper Crane | Shorts: Paris Blues | Necklace: Pegasus | Shoes: Franco Sarto | Bracelets: Urban Outfitters
Bag: Urban Outfitters | Jacket: Levi’s | Sunglasses: Ray Ban’s
So let’s just pretend I’ve just said a bunch of cliché things about how I haven’t blogged in forever and I need to be better about it and long time, no see…etc. and get down to it. I’ve been posting so many outfits on Instagram but failing to update them all on my blog. I wanted to give you guys a roundup of some of my favorite Instagram looks and where all the items of the outfit are from. I incorporated a lot of repeat items to show versatility in re-wearing staple items in different ways. It is “June Gloom” here in Los Angeles so I deemed it appropriate to start with some long sleeve/pants looks for gloomier/cooler weather and then transition down to more spring/summer looks. That was a lot of slashes. Anyways…enjoy!
Top: Target | Scarf: J.Crew | Jacket: Stitch Fix | Bag: J.Crew | Shoes: Target
Sweater: H&M | Necklace: Stitch Fix | Bag: Stitch Fix | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Shoes: Target
Top: Olive + Oak | Necklace: Shoot the Moon LA | Bag: J.Crew | Jeans: Paige | Shoes: Aerin | Jacket: Levi’s
Top: Shoot the Moon LA | Jeans: Paige | Shoes: American Eagle | Necklace: Banana Republic
Romper: Urban Outfitters | Jacket: Levi’s | Shoes: American Eagle | Bag: Urban Outfitters
Jeans: Sneak Peak Los Angeles | Top: Target | Bag: Fossil | Shoes: Aerin | Necklace: Urban Outfitters
Romper: Urban Outfiters | Necklace: Urban Outfitters | Bag: Fossil | Shoes: Target
| Pants: Mine | Boots: Ziara | Jacket: Xhiliration | Top: The Gap | Bag: Melie Bianco |
| Necklace: Bauble Bar |
I’m taking full advantage of this dressy sweatpants trend I’ve been seeing around LA. The perfect mix of put-together yet entirely effortless and comfortable is something I can always get behind. The leather stripe down the side of these fitted sweatpants subtly tell you, “yes I may be sweatpants, but I’m not sloppy, I’m chic!”… and I think the many compliments I got on these pants spoke to that point. Pairing them with leather black booties, a fitted black top, statement necklace and gray leather jacket made sure to further prove this to be a polished look and not pajamas (but they sure feel like it!).
There are many ways to wear dressy sweatpants and I plan to get myself another pair! I included my own look as well as some looks from Pinterest that inspired me. I recommend going out and getting your own pair…or better yet, repurpose a pair you already have by pairing them with some heels and owning this cozy winter trend!
Came across this lovely photo of Miranda Kerr who I absolutely adore. I decided to recreate her look. I have a long black maxi dress and a jean jacket, and that’s really all there is to it. Which is why it’s great. I love the simplicity of it. For some of you this outfit may be more appropriate for Spring or Summer. So to those people…I hate to rub it in, but I wore this today on January 12th because… well…it’s 77 degrees in LA! Don’t hate. But keep this outfit in your back pocket for when Spring arrives.
It’s effortless style like this that models like Miranda Kerr are all about. I can only try to embody that vibe. You don’t have to be a Victoria’s Secret model to feel sexy and casual. A black maxi dress will absolutely do the trick for anyone. It’s slimming, flattering, elongates your body…etc. If you’re short, wear a maxi dress with wedges and it’ll help the feeling like you’re swimming in it.
Now on to my own personal touches. Accessories. My blush leather handbag from J.Crew. This was a splurge Christmas present for myself. As I’ve said before, I believe handbags are not something to skimp on. I love this bag as it can be a shoulder bag or a cross body. The leather is very strong and soft and the color is a new trend this season. It’s unique yet neutral.
Cat eye sunglasses from Ralph Lauren. These are so fun. The front part is purple and the sides are tortoise. I never thought I’d wear purple sunglasses, but I like how you can only tell in the sunlight, otherwise they look black.
Lastly, my every day gold and horn watch by Michael Kors.
Dress: Forever 21
Jean Jacket: Levi’s
Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren
Watch: Michael Kors
It’s Sunday again! This is my favorite look inspired by Pinterest from this week.
My outfit on the right
Top: Urban Outfitters
Jacket: Forever 21
Bag: Vince Camuto