April 30, 2016

Outfit: Bodycon Red + Classic Heels.

Photos by Aidan Bradbury-Aranda
earrings: thrifted
blazer: Forever 21
dress: Missguided (via Crossroads Trading Co.)
heels: Candie's at Kohl's
bag: hand-me-down






I hunted for that perfect anniversary dress for weeks! Spent plenty'a lunch breaks trying on the prettiest incoming merchandise, and basically anything that came in a bright, eye-catching color. Surprise! 

Had just about given up on the damn thing when  my coworker waved this red gem into my face. Sure, it's not unique in style nor is it made of a fancy material, but it felt perfect for me. I've been enjoying clothes that I classify as "architectural," which in my mind equates to strong cutouts and crisp color. This dress has both, and the body-hugging quality of it was just a plus.

My boyfriend loved the fit (as did I), and it seemed perfect for the occasion - a fancy dinner in DTLA. I will say that if you're the kind of person that gets really self-conscious about food babies, this dress is definitely not your jam. In my case, 4 years of relationship make me unfazed at the thought of sharing food babies with bae. Also the oversized blazer helps ;)

Thank you so much for stopping by! 


April 12, 2016

Outfit: Flowy + Flowery.

Photos by Aidan Bradbury-Aranda
earrings: Jewelry Box
blazer: Max Rave
necklace: garage sale
bag: Rebecca Minkoff (via Crossroads Trading Co.)
dress: Crossroads Trading Co.
shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (via Crossroads Trading Co.)







Lately, I've been living for the thin layers of spring. Those warm days where it's not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket. Any Miss Congeniality lovers out there? No?!? 

This outfit is the epitome of the weather - flowers? Check. Springy pastels? Check. Flowy? Check check check. It's also one of those looks where I got lazy with mixing different retailers and just kind of went with all the stuff I bought from work in the past month. Maybe I should get out of the house and discover other stores? Who knows!

All I know is that if I wanted to dress up as Spring for Halloween, I'd slap this look on and call it a day. 

Happy almost mid-April folks! Party on. 

April 8, 2016

Outfit: Vintage Mini + Statement Coat.

Photos by Aidan Bradbury-Aranda
jewelry: gifted
coat: Zara (via Crossroads Trading Co.)
bodysuit: Charlotte Russe
mini skirt: my aunt's (since she was a teenager)
boots: Mudd at Kohl's






For some reason, I feel like I'm taking a while to convince myself to explore Los Angeles. My personality is very calculated - I really need to build up to things and make sure I'm 100% ready to venture into them, which weirdly enough goes for my social life as well.

Hence my current relationship with LA - although at this point I'm going into my 3rd month of being here (!!!), there's still so much left for me to discover. I took the first couple of months very slowly- settled into my living situation and my job, got used to the traffic and general feel of being in the big city. But that all left me exhausted and lacking the energy I needed for other things. Being here now, it's too easy to take everything around me for granted and assume that there's all the time in the world to experience the city.

However, the harsh reality is this: you come about youth once in your lifetime, and this life is too short to wait everything out until you're perfectly comfortable. A little chaos never killed nobody, so last night was used as a celebration of youth. I decided (or rather, my boyfriend tempted me by taking on the bar tab) to be a normal 20-something and go out on the town on a Thursday night. And even though today was a workday and even though last night there were dirty dishes in the sink and even though I should've finished my taxes instead, I spent the night enveloped in the happiest feelings in DTLA with my favorite human. 

Alright, y'all probably think I'm a bit crazy and overdramatic, but this was really a big event. I can count on one hand the amount of times I've dressed up and gone somewhere outside of work in the past month, so it's just a perfect little feeling! Also any excuse to wear my aunt's vintage gem of a skirt is fine by me! 

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have an exciting little weekend!

April 6, 2016

Outfit: Navy + Red.

Photos by Aidan Bradbury-Aranda
earrings: Forever 21
necklace: Meli Melo
sunglasses: Warby Parker
top: Charlotte Russe
shorts: Zara
bag: unknown
bracelet: TJ Maxx
shoes: Brash at Payless ShoeSource
jacket: Forever 21







Ever had a difficult time finding what to wear for a currency exchange ordeal at the bank? Well, I have just the outfit for you! In all seriousness, I may have dressed unnecessarily nice for being out of the house for under an hour today, but it felt lovely. The weather was warm and fresh all day and I found myself celebrating it even within my mundane errands. 

Spring is such a perfect time for colorful and dainty pieces such as my top. Anyone who knows me knows I live for warmth and color, so today was definitely not a missed opportunity. Isn't it crazy that it's already April?!? I'm absolutely overjoyed! 

Thank you bunches upon bunches for stopping by!

March 28, 2016

Outfit: Mom Jeans + Colorful Bodysuit.

Photos by Aidan Bradbury-Aranda
earrings: Romania
sunglasses: Warby Parker (prescription)
necklace: gifted by mom
bodysuit: H&M via Crossroads Trading Co.
jacket: Forever 21 via Crossroads Trading Co.
belt: thrifted
bag: Zara via Crossroads Trading Co.
jeans: Topshop via Crossroads Trading Co. 
shoes: Cosmopolitan at JC Penney










Being on my feet for 8 hours a day at work makes it difficult to give up on comfort- resulting in a current tight-knit relationship with my comfiest jeans and workout shoes (so happy athleisure is still in)! But, as appreciative as I am for the basic cotton tees and skinny jeans that sustain me 4 days a week, they're just not me. 

I've always been one to maintain that clothing is a direct representation of my general personality as well as day-by-day moods and feelings, but until the other day when I put this outfit on, I didn't fully understand the extent of that statement. This look was my go-to for a sunny spring date day, and the moment I put it on, everything changed. 

My attitude was probably as bright yellow as this beautiful bodysuit (which I've owned since last summer but never found the right occasion to wear), and the flower bomber jacket was like a slap in the face: WAKE UP GIRL IT'S ACTUALLY SPRING! 

I'm grateful for this beautiful spring weather. Grateful for bright mood-lifting colors. Grateful to be able to express myself through the fun medium that is fashion!