Monday, May 20, 2013

Summer Bummer

Top-H&M 50000 years ago, Pants-American Apparel, Shoes and Bag-Urban Outfitters (the bag was only $5. what what, what, what...)
I know that everyone and their mom does these tropical borders nowadays (thanks tumblr) but I think they look pretty cool so I don't really care. It's funny because summer technically hasn't started but everyday I'm not at the beach I question myself. I absolutely love summer and the whole "typical California summer beach vibe", so summer is always something I really look forward to. I often catch myself thinking about where I will live after I graduate college; while a good part of me is convinced that I will be living in New York City, but there are those days when I'm sitting out on the beach with friends thinking but how could I leave this?

Saturday, May 18, 2013

3 bloggers you should already be obsessed with.

1. Violet E.

If you haven't heard of her, you must be living under a rock or something. Her style is a mix between edgy and dark but classic at the same time. She totally has her own vibe going on, making her style pretty much iconic. Not only that, but with a blog of just photos she gives off this mysterious, bad ass persona. She's like the Alice Glass of the fashion world. 

Claire is so effortlessly cool. I've been feeling really inspired lately by her use of minimal accessorizing and really unique pairings. Her style could be described as almost tomboyish, but extremely feminine at the same time. She always wears something completely unique, which definitely takes talent. Also, can we just take a second and admire her hair?

3. froufrouu  

This is like the crème de la crème of fashion blogs. Not only are her outfits GENIUS but her photography skills are absolutely amazing. This is definitely one of those things that you just have to see for yourself. 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Garden State

Sweater-UNIF, Pants-H&M, Boots-Thrifted, Flower crown-DIY 
The day Emily and I took these pictures we were particularly feeling inspired. There was this cycle with us, some days I'd say, "Can you get a few pictures of my outfit?" (a few meaning at least 50) and just focus on getting my outfit. But there were other days when the photo taking wouldn't cease. What was meant to be a documentation of my outfit would turn into a full blow photoshoot (meaning at least 300 photos). The great thing about having Emily to take my photos is that we understand each other's madness. Both of us are into photography (although I do like her photos a lot more than mine) and are able to understand that a good blog post means more than just getting my outfit. We even have the same exact camera which makes things convient. It was great because while she would give me a lot of instruction, I was able to throw my own ideas in a lot and she could comprehend exactly what I meant. We could give the oddest sounding ideas, but each know that sometimes doing the weirdest things makes the best picture. 

This day in particular we started off at a tree that I took pictures at a few posts ago. We were expecting to go over there and just feel totally inspired and take all these great photographs. While we did get a few ones, we found ourselves in a rut. One thing I really like about my campus is that there are all these interesting hidden spots that are great for pictures. So after giving up on the tree, we decided to walk around. We followed this road to the entrance of a neighborhood with a sign out front that said "Private Property, No Trespassing " So naturally, we walked onto the private property. 

This is Emily. She is one of the most genuine, inspiring people I know. While I do have a few more outfit posts with pictures taken by her, I'm beginning to run out and its really making me sad. Going to take pictures with her was such a unique experience (as well as really fun) and while we will be able to team up again, it won't be for a while because we are both studying abroad this fall. She also has this really great talent for writing alongside photography and recently decided to start a blog. I really encourage you all to check out her blog and give her some love. 

You can find her blog HERE.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Gold and Ivy

Shirt and Headband- Urban Outfitters, Shorts- American Apparel, Clutch- Tunnel Vision
Happy Mother's Day to my favorite mom. Thanks for putting up with my rebellious attitude and clothing. This woman is the reason I am so into fashion. Who runs the world? GIRLS!

Thursday, May 9, 2013


So this weird thing happened where I turned into a real girl and suddenly got really into pinterest. Now I've had a pinterest for a while, but I never quite understood the obsesstion with it. Then suddenly it clicked (of course during finals week). While I was heavy in my grunge phase, tumblr was the place to go for me. But since my style began to change, pinterest seemed to be more of the place for me (even though my last post was still rather grungy). Anyways, here's some select images off of pinterest that I've been finding really inspiring lately. 

I tried to source what I could, but I wasn't sure on most of the original sources. Also, I promise to get a new outfit post up asap! 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Cool Schmool

Dress and Sunglasses- Flashbacks,  Creepers-T.U.K., Socks-Gift! I chanelling the 90s again?! Would you look at that. While my obsession with the 60s is still great, I haven't completely lost interest in the 90s. I tried to mix the two, and ended up with, well this. These pictures were literally taken forever ago. I have a good amount of pictures currently sitting on my camera waiting to be edited; the stress of finals however have been preventing and posting. Thankfully I survived finals (well, barely survived french) and I am done with my freshman year of college, leaving me to a whole summer of bloggin'. 
Also, my school's newspaper interviewed me recently (which you can read here if you are interested).
And I was featured on Teen Vogue's website here.
And my school had a whole page about me in the yearbook.
So it's like people think I'm cool or something....weird..... 

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