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
Sweater: Urban Outfitters | Necklace: J.Crew | Shorts: Urban Outfiters | Wedges: Franco Sarto
Top: Urban Outfitters | Bag: J.Crew | Necklace: J.Crew | Shorts: Urban Outfitters | Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Jeans: The Gap | Shoes: Target | Bag: Fossil | Top: Forever 21
Romper: Kaitlyn | Bag: J.Crew | Cardigan: Urban Outfitters | Necklace: Shoot the Moon LA | Shoes: Target
Romper: Urban Outfitters | Bag: Urban Outfitters | Shoes: Urban Outfitters | Necklace: J.Crew | Hat: Target | Bracelet: Target
I decided to be a rebel and wear white after labor day. It was over 90 degrees out after all. When it comes to your personal style, sticking to rules only limits you from doing whatever feels right! And that’s what keeps fashion evolving, people bending the “rules” and setting new trends.
On this particular sweltering day, it felt right to wear a white baby doll dress to my friends birthday barbecue at a park in North Hollywood. I looked hot but stayed cool! I paired it with brown strappy wedges with gold detailing and a straw heel to keep with the romantic summer look.
My necklace stole the show though. It’s so unique and gives the neutral outfit just the right pop of color. I absolutely love both tortoise and turquoise so when I saw this necklace on Shoot the Moon LA, I had to have it. Although its colorful and detailed, it’s quite versatile.
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As fall approaches and it cools down (hopefully), I will be posting more fall fashion (my favorite!). Stay tuned and…
Necklace: Shoot the Moon LA
Shoes: Nine West
Bracelet: Forever 21
Bag: Urban Outfitters
I fought with myself on making the title of this post a Miley Cyrus song lyric, but it is what it is, ok? Leave me alone, I do what I want… like Miley Cyrus. But whatever… that beef we have is done with.
Today I’m celebrating America in all red white and blue. I love being festive for the holidays. I used to feel the need to go shopping for a new festive outfit for every Fourth of July. I was borderline obsessive about getting the perfect outfit. Now that I’m a mature, level-headed adult (yeah I’m pushin’ it), I realized it’s not about the outfit, it’s about our country. Just kidding, I realized that I have plenty to work with in my closet already!
I bought this skirt in 2007 at Forever 21. When I bought it, it was ahead of it’s time, but I’m glad I’ve held on to it as it’s still stylish today! I paired it with a red tank and some festive jewelry. Simple as that!
Everyone have a happy and safe Fourth of July weekend! And from a full blown hypochondriac, remember to wear sun screen!
Skirt: Forever 21
Necklace: Urban Outfitters
Going on dates with myself is one of my favorite things to do. Usually when I take myself out on a date, I’m not overly concerned with what I look like because who do I have to impress? I’m not going to not call myself again after the date.
Today though, I decided I was going to impress myself. I was feeling inspired by the bright colors and blue skies here in Cali and dressed in shades of blue. My outfit in turn inspired me to sing “I’m Blue” by Eiffel 65 in my head all day (gotta love the 90’s). Not to mention, putting on a cute outfit and walking outside is one of the best things you can do if you’re feeling a little blue (I’m really running with this whole blue theme, work with me here).
I wore my boyfriend jeans for a date sans the boyfriend and I had a great time! I suggest everyone does this at LEAST once a week. I’m a pretty cool date if I do say so myself.
Top: Urban Outfitters
Jeans: Sneak Peek Los Angeles
Shoes: Nine West
If you ever see a really beautiful dress at Urban Outfitters but it’s out of your budget, don’t fret. In my experience, every single formal type dress I have purchased at Urban Outfitter’s has gone on Sale a few months later for half the price. Always wait! I never do and whenever I go there, I see all my dresses on the sale rack and want to kick myself.
I finally got enough will power to wait and ended up getting this beautiful royal blue asymmetrical dress on sale! It also comes in some other gorgeous colors. On the website it’s on sale for $49.99 but at the store it was $19.99! I’m not sure why, maybe there was some defect but I sure didn’t notice anything. It was originally around $60. I got quite a steal there.
(First picture the lighting isn’t great so I posted another one of my mom and I before the wedding where you can see the color of the dress better).
I wore it to my cousins wedding and felt oh so pretty. It’s comfortable to dance the night away in and flowy enough where you don’t have to worry about the extra slice of cake you had at the wedding.
The necklace I’m wearing (from Express) has been one of my favorite jewelry pieces ever and has really gotten a lot of wear. It’s so versatile. I love that the necklace and shoes gave the flirty feminine dress a bit of edge.
The shoes are from Target several years ago. I remember when I purchased them thinking they were kind of weird and not in style at the time. I just had this urge to get them but never wore them very often. Now these shoes are very in and I was so happy to have already had them from so many years ago and get some use out of them! I guess I was predicting a fashion trend very early on! Now I plan to wear them often. They can be worn to put an edgy spin on girly pieces or worn casually with jeans and a leather jacket.