March 28, 2016

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! 

March 7, 2016

Fringe Bag + Pastel Top.

Photos by Aidan Bradbury-Aranda
earrings: gifted
necklace: gifted
jacket: Dolled Up
top: Zara Basic
bag: Zara Trafaluc (via Crossroads Trading Co.)
jeans: Love Culture
boots: DSW




Today's post is of the "less talk, more play" variety. I don't have much to say, as I'm just chilling in my head with my conflicting thoughts, but I'm so SO happy I got to shoot this look today. If only the weather was as fresh and bright as the color of my blouse...

Thank you so much for stopping by!  

March 3, 2016

Bows + Heels.

Photos by Aidan Bradbury-Aranda
earrings: Icing
top: Kardashian Kollection (via Plato's Closet)
clutch: unknown
jeans: Old Navy
shoes: H&M Divided







My favorite Romanian holiday is March 1st. As a celebration of the beginning of spring, people give each other tiny gifts with a white and red bow made of string called martisor and little snowdrops. In elementary school, it was the best day of the year- all the boys would put together money and get the girls martisoare. There was no discrimination or crush-based gift giving; every girl was equal. 

The color scheme of these photographs reminds me of the holiday. Although there's no red in sight, the white top and green background scream 'snowdrops' and 'spring.' And with the coming of this new season, my soul is ready to celebrate.

So far, by celebrate, I mean take new photos for my LinkedIn. I'm ready to take the LA full-time employment marketplace by storm, and what better way to start than with a fresh and crisp LinkedIn update? This look made me feel like myself again- comfortable, at ease, a bit girly. My boyfriend described this look as cute but edgy (because of the see-through material) and as far as my style goes, that's probably the best descriptor. Although I've been trying to avoid looking any younger than I am, I can't help but be drawn to girly prints and silhouettes- the edginess just balances them out so perfectly. And okay, I know I'm wearing a Kardashian Kollection top, but how cute is it?!? Gotta give credit where credit is due.

Happy spring, y'all! May it be filled with joy and inspiration and cute little bunnies! Thank you for stopping by!