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
Both entire outfits: Urban Outfitters (jeans, both tank tops, necklace, shorts)
I am truly addicted to Urban Outfitters, you guys. I may need help. My roommate is at the point where she has to talk me out of going there… because if I do, I will spend money no matter WHAT. It’s absurd. When I lived in Michigan, I was addicted to browsing their website, but I didn’t order things very often because I couldn’t try them on. Now that I live in LA they are everywhere, including right down the street from me. This is dangerous…very very dangerous.
These are a couple of my favorite every day summery type items from there. Soon I will post a few dressier blouses and well… yeah, I’ll be posting a lot of outfits from there.
I love the peach cropped skinny jeans as well as the olive green hemmed shorts. I love love love colored jeans. I have almost every color of jeans you can think of. They are a great way to spruce up an otherwise simple outfit. I can just wear a white v-neck but with bright green skinny jeans and it’s far more head-turning than if they were just regular jeans. I do get a lot of compliments on these peach ones too.
I paired the peach jeans with a colorful striped tank which also has some of that same peach color in it. This tank is so comfy too! I also added a long gold necklace which looks like a sharks tooth or something, I just think it’s very simple and edgy at the same time.
The shorts I paired with a white tank with a green aztec inspired pattern. This tank is very flowy and light and has a very cute open back, which I can never get enough of in my tops.
I feel like Urban designed their clothes just for me. I love almost everything in there. My closet could be mistaken for an Urban Outfitters store. Do you get the point yet? I LOVE URBAN OUTFITTERS. Ok I’m starting to feel withdrawals, do you think they’re still open at 11:00pm? I’m gonna go check, byye!!!!
Stay in vogue!