July 25, 2017

Summer Vacation Lookbook 2017.

While words are generally my preferred method of communication, sometimes it's kind of fun to try new things. Soooo...without further ado, the boyfriend and I did some vacation lookbook experimenting. Hope you guys enjoy. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

July 20, 2017

The Simple (Vacay) Life.

When talking about vacation clothes, one of the bloggers I avidly follow was mentioning her rule for packing - it all needs to be flowy. Girrrrrl, do I feel you. There's three more looks from this trip coming your way, and each one of them has at least one element that's breathable and has movement. For someone who claims to not be boho, I really stand by my vacay loose clothes and rustic patterns. 

There's not much to say about this simple, shorts and crop top pairing - it just is what it needs to be and brings comfort to the most heatwave-plagued days. Let's take a moment and zoom in on that necklace, though. I bought it during the high school years, at a Bucharest (Romania) arts and crafts fair. Its DIY aesthetic definitely captured my attention and I thought I was the biggest badass for buying something that all of my friends would probably never be caught wearing. You know that person that just naturally "pulls off" stuff (or at least aspires to)? Yeahhh, that may or may not have been me during that time. And, well, forever aspiring. 
Photos by Aidan Bradbury-Aranda
sunglasses: Warby Parker
earrings: unknown
necklace: Romanian fair
bag: H&M
top: Charlotte Russe
shorts: H&M
sandals: Crossroads Trading Co.  

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July 16, 2017

Inexpensive Summer Shorts for Curves.

You. Guys! I am the most picky about bottoms - as in, I want them inexpensive and fitting like a glove, which is usually a witch hunt since I'm short and, well, round. As you've probably noticed if you've been around these parts before, my collection of bottoms is very minimal... but lawd knows I try. 

Now enter my surprise guest: Forever 21. I'm honestly still in shock that I'm saying this. Although their $9 skinny denim has always been kind to me, I still find them a bit rough in the bottoms department otherwise. But hey, after discovering their freakin' awesome formfitting distressed denim shorts, I might just stand corrected. Really though, I'm impressed with the way in which Forever 21 is constantly improving its styles. From their swimsuits to their super dope plus size section, they're definitely one major retailer to keep on watching. 

Stay tuned for more vacay looks, and maybe possibly even a YouTube lookbook *gasp* Happy Sunday, fam!
Photos by Aidan Bradbury-Aranda
sunglasses: Warby Parker
necklace: Romanian seaside market
top: Crossroads Trading Co.
shorts: Forever 21
bag: H&M
sandals: Crossroads Trading Co. 

Thanks for stopping by!

July 10, 2017

Sun's Out, Jumpsuits Out.

Hellooooo, LA heat wave (And lost souls that somehow ended up on this blog. Hello! Hi! Luv yah!). Well, guys, it's finally summer - as in, sizzling, YouTube-worthy eggs frying on the sidewalk summer.  What's a girl to do besides plop herself in front of an AC unit with a pint of ice cream in hand? Wear a cute, breathable jumpsuit, of course. This lil' number, a relic from my time in retail, is finally making an appearance after being hidden from the blog for ages. 

Here's a question for any bloggers stumbling around here: what do you think constitutes a fashion/personal style blogger? I ask because part of the reason this jumpsuit's been hidden was me thinking it's not "blog worthy." But what does that even mean? At the end of the day, your blog should be your space and speak your truth, amirite? How you do you guys keep your head on straight in a blogging world that seems to just be after a huge following and monetization? Help a sister out! 
Photos by Aidan Bradbury-Aranda
sunglasses: Warby Parker
earrings: unknown
bag: Aldo
shoes: Adidas Neo via DSW (similar here)
jumpsuit: Crossroads Trading Co. 

July 4, 2017

The Most Flattering Bodysuit.

Woah, can't believe it's already July, let alone the 4th! Can I pass this as my actual OOTD? There are some red accents in there... Of course not, who am I kidding? You can't wear a jacket in LA anymore cause it is fiery hot in here.

I have to admit, these photos were supposed to be posted a good month ago, but between some unfortunate professional setbacks, an impromptu Mexico vacay, an icky stomach bug, and hives (basically just a good week + of my body deciding it hates me), well, I just wasn't having the blog life.

Anyway, shit happens, life moves on, and if I can take it on while wearing two of my favorite reasonably priced summer staples, then who am I to complain?

Friends, behold, the Who What Wear Bardot bodysuit and ALDO mules - my favorite items to latch onto this summer! I tend to take social media promotions with a grain of salt, but when the @whowhatwearcollection Instagram posted a pic, self-proclaiming this baby as the 'Most Flattering Bodysuit,' I somehow caved. And boy, am I glad I did. Seriously guys, buy this. It's flattering. It's versatile. It's trendy. It's not sponsored - although I wish. Hit me up, Who What Wear ;).

Lastly, the mules - I avoided this trend SO much, but I guess it finally got to me. I purchased them on a DSW shoe binge, then came across this Wendy's Lookbook collab showcasing them. And in that moment, I suppose my purchase was validated.  

Hope you guys are loving your summer days <3

Thank you for stopping by!
 Photos by Aidan Bradbury-Aranda
earrings: thrifted
sunglasses: Warby Parker
necklace: made by boyfriend
jacket: Forever 21
jeans: H&M
bag: Aldo
mules: Aldo via DSW

June 5, 2017

A Whiff of Summer.

LA is being gentle this week - so I'm emulating it in my thoughts, actions and intentions. Words feel pretty overwhelming at the moment, so I'll just leave you with the lush greens of Silverlake and powdered violet of my Romanian hand-me-down top. 

Bless up! 
Photos by Aidan Bradbury-Aranda
earrings: thrift store in Montrose
sunglasses: Warby Parker
bralette: Cosmopolitan JC Penney
bag: Zara
top: old
shorts: H&M
belt: unknown
shoes: CL Chinese Laundry (via DSW)