July 22, 2015

Outfit: Black Maxi + Traditional Jewelry.


The Outfit
Photos by Aidan Bradbury-Aranda
earrings: LA Arts District Co-op
necklace: Romania
bracelet: Romania
bag: Sole Society
dress: Charlotte Russe
shoes: Nine West via Plato's Closet



The Details




The Story

The first thing my roommate said when I walked out of the fitting room wearing this dress was "If I was a guy, I'd totally take you out." Her reaction seemed incredibly sincere, so I was (and continue to be) pretty sold. Simplicity will always be my number one choice, and this dress lets me bask in plenty of it (while feeling fresh in the raging hot weather).

This dress is perfection because it's just so easy to switch up its vibe. For this look, some traditional Romanian jewelry and gorgeous long earrings are everything I need.

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July 16, 2015

Outfit: Green Dress + Tacky Sweater.


The Outfit
Photos by Aidan Bradbury-Aranda
earrings: Romanian boutique
necklace: TJ Maxx
cardigan: Crossroads Trading Co.
dress: LC Lauren Conrad at Kohl's
bag: Zara via Crossroads Trading Co. 
shoes: Converse All-Star via Crossroads Trading Co. 


The Details





The Story

Around the beginning of high school, I bought this deep red hoodie with some Michael Jackson-esque shoulder details (see here). My mother swore that I would never wear it, but oh how wrong she was! Because you see, I have a fatal attraction to tacky sweaters- particularly, the ones that go just a wee bit over the top in shoulder detailing. 

Enter this gem of a cardi that I found during work at Crossroads Trading Co. I stole so many glances until I finally gave in and purchased it, and I haven't looked back. There are very few things in life that bring me as much joy as tacky rhinestones on a chunky cardigan. What are some of your weird fashion obsessions? 

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July 3, 2015

Outfit: Printed Crop + Sheer Maxi.





Photos by Aidan Bradbury-Aranda
necklace: Rue21
bag: thrifted
top: Crossroads Trading Co.
skirt: Charlotte Russe
shoes: Madden Girl (via Crossroads Trading Co.)

You know that feeling when you get home after being gone for 10 hours and you just collapse on a bed and binge-watch half a season of One Tree Hill even though by season 8 it's so overdramatic that you're kind of over it?

Yup, me either. Well, then shoot me an email so we can discuss. 

In all seriousness, I've just been getting by and enjoying the small wonders of the world, like daily helpings of artisanal ice cream and whenever the number of crazies on the metro happens to be low. Sadly this routine included work days or hella lazy days, so blogging hasn't been a thing. Actually, I don't even think I've opened my laptop for the past week.

But here's a new, long overdue post. These photos are a couple of weeks old and were taken right before I went into work one morning. This crop top is one of the best purchases I've made all summer- because it's part of a lovely two-piece with matching shorts, and it's summery and fits perfectly. I've been looking for the perfect co-ord set since last summer, so finally being able to find it was one of my prouder shopping moments.

Have a great night, everyone! 

June 18, 2015

Outfit: Flower Dress + Biker Boots.








Photos by Aidan Bradbury-Aranda
necklace: Charlotte Russe
dress: Charlotte Russe
bag: Aldo (via Plato's Closet)
boots: Crossroads Trading Co.

Aww man, I've been waiting for a long time to take this dress out for a spin. I purchased it at Charlotte Russe back in early spring but it's always taken the backseat whenever I chose my outfits. Wait no more, perfect summer dress! I finally value your existence! You know that sarcastic talk in The Devil Wears Prada about florals for spring being groundbreaking. Well, what about florals for summer?!? What do you have to say now, Meryl Streep Miranda Priestly? The red, white and blue combination doesn't hurt either- all super vibrant colors, but not pulling any patriotic vibes (saving that for the 4th of July). 

Now let us talk about these booties. It was love at first sight when I saw them during my work hours and needless to say, they were immediately put on my hold! They've got the 90s grunge look DOWN and paired with the sweet dress, they balance it out perfectly. However, friends, let me show you the pain and suffering that you don't usually see in the personal style blogging world. It's all here- under these Band Aids. I wore these to work the day after I got them and on my lovely stroll down Melrose, it felt like my feet were on FIRE. Luckily I came prepared with comfy shoes and Band Aids, but as soon as I arrived to work I took these babies off to find my back heel covered in blisters that had already popped. Not a pretty sight for the faint of heart, but I'm slowly giving the booties more chances to redeem themselves. The second try (being the day I shot these photos) was a bit better, but we still have a ways to go. I love them too much to give up hope, so you'll be seeing them again as my break-in mission continues! 

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June 10, 2015

Outfit: Flowy Dress + Denim Jacket.








Photos by Aidan Bradbury-Aranda
necklace: TJ Maxx
bralette: Rue21
dress: Crossroads Trading Co.
denim jacket: Crossroads Trading Co.  
bag: thrifted
shoes: Nine West via Plato's Closet


I've worn this outfit twice, neither time being particularly long periods in which I got to show it off. The first time was a day after purchasing this dress for an errand that required me to just chill in the car. The second time was today, when I enjoyed some lovely flaxseed pizza crust at Pizza Studio- something I've been craving since arriving in LA mid-May. 

Since starting my new job with Crossroads Trading Co., I've accumulated at least 10 new items because employee discount (or at least it's what I tell myself). That store is just such a breath of fresh air for me- I've been missing thrifting so much since going off to college and the fact that everything is handpicked to be in good condition and trendy is so lovely! This dress is something I probably wouldn't regularly pick up, but interacting with all the customers and experiencing their different styles has put me in an exploratory mood. 

In other news, I'm still sick and my throat feels absolutely deadly. Tomorrow I'll be returning to work and dread every single moment when I have to open my mouth because ouch. Being sick in the summer is always so strange to me, but with some ibuprofen, soup and tea I'll hopefully be good to go pretty soon!

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