getty, set, go!

posted on: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy hump day! Kicked it off with the video I did with Refinery29 going live- fun! I filmed it about 6 weeks ago and have been anxiously awaiting its debut. Video is new territory for me so I always get a bit nervous to see the final results. It came out V cute so I'm a happy little bird. If you get a chance, I would love if you could check it out here!

The rest of my day included going more blonde (I feel a little bit like Jlo) and the valet losing my keys. Haha yes- they lost my keys. It was a happy ending after an Uber ride home and many phone calls later but what I found most interesting was how not phased I felt throughout the whole debacle. My stress level usually blows the roof off when stuff like this happens but I stayed surprisingly calm and laughed at the situation. Dare I say, I've grown? Has my mother's cool as a cucumber vibe finally been passed down to her offspring? Well, I sure as hell hope so!

Alice McCall baby angel dress / Dailylook bag / PYLO panama hat

rose colored glasses

posted on: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

There's nothing quite like the feeling of your own bed. Can I get an AMEN?! The majority of this past week was spent on not so familiar mattresses but for good reason. I ventured out to the desert to shoot a fun lookbook that I will be posting about over the next few months. Let's just say shooting for fall in 100 degree weather is as hard as it sounds. I also noticed that heat brings out the kindergartener in people- suddenly everyone needs a mid-day nap. 

On top of my desert diva trip I also headed down south to my old stomping grounds- San Diego! I haven't been back in a couple years and especially haven't explored the neighborhoods I used to frequent in even longer. It's strange how a place can feel so different yet exactly the same as you remember it. Like time stood still but just added 10 blocks of high-rise apartments and 5 billion craft beer restaurants. 

Until we meet again Southern California freeways and my little mini road trips. I have a feeling I'll be seeing you again very soon. 

hits close to home

posted on: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Photos by: Will Tee Yang

So June has flown by like a bullet shooting out of a gun and I'm sitting here staring at my Google calendar scratching my head in disbelief. The days may feel long, but the years are definitely short. June has lived up to it's reputation as being gloomy AF and I for one don't appreciate it. Looking at these photos gives me hope for sunnier days. Who doesn't love to reminisce? 

I'm itching for an escape from LA so this weekend I'll be heading down south to hit up my old San Diego stomping grounds and next week will be spent in the desert. The timing couldn't be better. I love this city but sometimes a girl needs a change of scenery, you feel me?? Amen to intact sanity. 

Urban Outfitters urban renewal maxi dress / Brixton ally hat  / Chinese Laundry howdee boots

from rags to riches

posted on: Monday, May 18, 2015

Photos by: Will Tee Yang

If you live in LA you probably have heard of Projection LA...unless you live under a giant, sound proof rock. In a nutshell, there has been a major eyesore in the neighborhood of Silverlake that was turned into an art piece by an artist named Vincent Lamouroux. When I first moved to Silverlake I always stared at the dilapidated motel and thought- ew. The motel has a lot of history that goes along with it- both good and lots of bad. But before they tear it down to make way for luxury apartment buildings, it took one final bow and went out in style. 

This project was a great reminder to me why I love living here. A constant flow of energy and creating is what I need to feed my own creative juices and push my motivation to get off the couch. So cheers to all of life's surprises. Keep people guessing I say!

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