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

It’s a Party in the USA

redwhiteblueI 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!

 

Tank: J.Crew

Skirt: Forever 21

Shoes: Target

Bracelet: Target

Necklace: Urban Outfitters

 

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