Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Evening Burst


Top - CALICO, Bra - H&M, Skirt - American Apparel, Shoes - vintage, Bag - Hobo International

How is it only Wednesday?? Say what? As if you can't already tell that this girl is ready for another weekend. In 9 days I'll be headed off to NYC for fashion week, and I can't help but count down the days. I've been dreaming and dreaming about going for years, and I finally am! So many exciting things planned that I can't wait to show and tell you about once they happen. How fitting are these blog pictures? Taken at the one and only Lincoln Center in NYC, just as the sun was setting and everyone around was headed off to the ballet. Definitely a delight to see. I can't wait to be a part of the spectacle that all the fashion people will make of this place come September. It's going to be a scene. Okay, enough blabbing. Bonnie and I are still trying to make up our minds about what to do for the long labor day weekend. We're thinking a quick trip to Boston would be a nice breath of fresh air? We need to make up our minds fast if we really want to make any of this happen! Will keep you posted!

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Hallelujah by The Helio Sequence

Monday, August 29, 2011

Baubles and Things


Dress - White + Warren, Shirt - American Apparel, Bag - Hobo International, Sandals - Boutique 9

One of those amazing NYC afternoons that one never forgets. Frolicked around Central Park a few weekends ago with Natalie and Taisa after a fun-filled day of shopping and sipping on Green Tea Fraps from Starbucks. How do you like my stacked wrist? My dear friend Taisa from AMAHZING gifted me an armful of baubles that she helped design with her friend Adriana Unarreal. I love how much life and color they give any old outfit! I wear them basically every single day, and they never fail to catch the attentions of others. I'm always getting asked where I got them. Well, you can now get a set of your own at Object Mythology. Check it out!

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The Winner Is By Danna and Devotchka


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Blue Girl Group


I took part in a special little photo shoot at work one day featuring monochromatic looks. Everything I have on is Free People . . . why else would I be jumping for joy?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Lacey Bum


Top - YesStyle, Shorts - Shop Ruche, Bag - Rebecca Minkoff, Shoes - Wanted, Bracelet - Pree Brulee

This past week has been nuts. It's been work work work. I'm totally loving it, but I just can't ever get enough sleep! I finally got the chance to sleep in this morning. Going to try to take it slow today and revive myself for a possible night out, even if Hurricane Irene is making this seem like a not so good idea after all. But if worst comes to worst, there is always the plan of staying in with good company, a movie, boardgames, and some good wine. We're all set.

I've really been into lacey shorts lately. Particularly ones that pull-on. I already have three pairs! They make everything look and feel more fun. Okay, ciao! Everyone on the east coast, try to stay warm and dry this weekend. Hopefully this hurricane isn't as crazy as everyone says it is going to be.

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Thursday by The Weeknd

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Just One of Those Days


Jeans - Sold Design Lab, Blouse - Free People, Jacket - True Religion, Sandals - Wanted, Necklace - Les Jumelles, Bag - Banana Republic, Ring - Threadsence

Last week was full of going out with the girls late into the night. A celebration of being young in the city. Why not? It was so much fun, but doing this while also having a full-time job can take its toll. I think I'm going to do the complete opposite this week and just relax instead. Stay in with a movie with a friend. Go to the gym. Drink more tea. My body is aching for it. Dressing for the way I feel is key, too. A pair of flares and my go-to jacket are easy and breezy. Wait, I did have some wine and cheese in the park last night with friends, but that was chill, so it doesn't really count as going out.

In other news, Philly had an earthquake yesterday while I was at work. Everyone started freaking out, especially those who have never been through one before. Being a born and bred Californian, I've been through plenty during my lifetime, but it still came as a total shock. We had to evacuate the building for a little bit, but nobody was hurt and no great damage was done. It made for quite an interesting day for sure! At least the whole company got free drinks and treats at the coffee shop as a result! Our work place really is the best :)

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Strings by Young the Giant

Monday, August 22, 2011

Test Shoot


I just wanted to share with you guys the result of a little Free People test shoot I styled a few weeks back. Our model for the day was Madeline, and this was her first ever photo shoot ever! Can you believe she's only 16? With this shoot, I was trying to bring to life my own vision of the Free People girl. I brought out her rocker side, her modern bohemian side, her quirky side, her preppy side, and her super romantic side. What do you guys think? I had so much fun working with the Free People photographer on this shoot, which we all did just for fun and to try out some new things! It was a total blast! My favorite look is the first one. It came together on a total whim and it literally rocked. So Alice Dellal.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Your Babydoll


Dress - Queen's Wardrobe, Shoes - Bronx from Crossroads, Bag - Hobo International

The babydoll shape is one of my favorite silhouettes for dresses. I like the hem a bit shorter, you know . . . to show off a bit of leg. I like to call it flirtatious dressing. And it's so easy to wear for summer.

Spent this past weekend hanging out with my sister and friends around Philly. It was seriously great :) Oh, and it just started raining like crazy outside.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wonder Woman


Dress - Stylestalker, Silk top - Lulu's, Sandals - Wanted, Bag - Banana Republic

The floral chiffon layer of this dress makes me feel like some sort of super woman. It's basically fashion's version of a cape. Just a flick of it and I feel like I can go up up and away to wherever I please. I threw on a hot pink silk top for some fun shape and color. You know me! I am so happy to see Australian brand Stylestalker doing so well right now . . . seriously the hottest brand from down under. I've watched it grow since its early days, and my sister and I even got to give Rachel Zeilic, one of the designers, a little tour of Los Angeles when she visited the U.S. last year. So so proud to say that I am a Stylestalker-wearing girl! Photographed my dress in one of the loveliest parks in Brooklyn Heights, Cadman Plaza. I walk through it all the time when getting to the subway station from DUMBO. There's something special about it because it magically looks like autumn there all year round. Pretty amazing if you ask me.

It's Thursday, and that means it's nearly Friday. And obviously you know what that means!

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Under Cover Of Darkness by The Strokes
(I will always and forever love The Strokes)