Saturday, December 13, 2014

cruella de jill

My jacket collection has grown quite a bit this winter. Although not the most practical, or necessary, a girl wants what a girl wants, you feel meh? This shaggy gorilla has been a definite favorite. I sometimes feel like Cruella de Vil is my fashion spirit animal. I repeat, strictly fashion. I love puppies. I'd take 101 of them. But I also like big outerwear so we have that in common. Enough of my rambling for today. Until we meet again my sweets.

PYLO coven skirt / Child of Wild necklace and choker

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

catch me if you can

 I know what you're all thinking, "Does this girl own another pair of shoes?!" Fair. Super fair question. What's even more sick is I want another pair! I look at it like wanting a variety of plain white tees, black bells, and obviously little black boots up the wahzoo. I'm talking staple items here people. At least this is how I justify all of it in my head. On another note, this week is dragging badly. I don't know what it is but time simultaneously feels like it's flying by and moving at a snails pace. I think most of how I am feeling can be contributed to the fact that a lot of what I wish to accomplish can only be done on the weekends or when the sun is shining. I blame daylight savings aka my mortal enemy. I'll be dreaming of March 8th and springing forward until, well, March 8th. 

Tasi Malibu jena wool jacket and lana wool skort / Tiffany & Co. sunglasses 



Tuesday, December 2, 2014

wrangler

How is it December already?! Currently listening to *Nsync "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays" on repeat. What can I say...I'm festive! And a sucker for nostalgia. I had the best Christmas' growing up which is why this is by far my favorite holiday. I like to think of it as Thanksgiving on crack. I love when the entire city gets covered with lights and silly inflatable reindeers. Nothing screams California Christmas quite like a twinkle lit wrapped palm tree. Ever since I was a licensed teen, I was relentless in getting tons of presents for my brothers, little cousins, aunts, uncles- you name it. By that time, my mom was burnt out from years of running around from mall to mall trying to get everything on our list to Santa on top of being a full-time wife, mother, and business owner. Thus, my career as a personal shopper began. I didn't even care if I myself got anything. I was just so focused on making sure my family was taken care of because I love seeing people get excited by a gift. I know my obsession with making sure everyone was showered in presents was because Christmas was so magical growing up for me. I was obsessed with trying to keep that feeling alive. Now that I'm older, I still love this holiday but my priorities have definitely shifted. Christmas gifts in my family have definitely become secondary. Our lives are busy and we're separated by distance so it's just a treat to all be in the same room. It's a very liberating feeling to not expect anything and to genuinely not care. Am I officially a grown up now? 



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

big black boots

Although little black boots hold a dear place in my heart, I am quite utterly obsessed with the over-the-knee variety. When Stuart Weitzman came out with the "Highland" I damn near had a heart attack. I then fully had a heart attack when I saw the retail price. It was a great reminder that you can't always get what you want. But my patience paid off and many months later I have a similar pair to call my own. I am a woman of extremes when it comes to heel heights and that is mainly due to what flatters my legs the best. My rule is that they either need to be very low on the ankle or shoot way past my knee. Play up what you have and say a big fat WHATEVA to anything you don't. Styled my new boot-iful kicks with a full outfit from Stillwater LA. Think minimal, bohemian Cali girl. Sign me up. And then up again. Definitely a new favorite.  

Stillwater LA the my mini, button-front maxi, and double buckle belt / Revolve Clothing ocean boot

Friday, November 14, 2014

the city sleeps


I definitely would classify myself as a creature of the night. I love staying up late which I always pay for the next morning. Let us not get this penchant for drawn out evenings as my way of saying I love going to bars, clubs, or other types of watering holes. But I do thoroughly enjoy grabbing some late night grub and being able to actually have a conversation with someone over a beer. Took it to the streets this particular night with a warm jacket, my go-to layering pieces from Sigalie, and my new Shelly's London kicks. Sometimes I ask myself if it's possible to have too many little black boots? To which I simply reply, "Nope."     

Shelly's London comparni leather boot / Motel Rocks leopard coat / Sigalie beaded and cotton cord necklaces / Lack of Color montana mirage hat

Thursday, October 30, 2014

el norte

 
Photos by Enrique Espinoza

Last weekend I made my way north to the city by the bay- San Francisco! It has been far too long since my last visit. I love San Francisco mainly because up north is so incredibly different from down here. If you live in California you will probably agree we might as well be two different states. One of my best friends moved up there two years ago and I am a bad friend who is only getting up there now. Better late than never? Dear God I hope so. The weekend was filled with tons of laughs, lots of wine, and a copious amount of cheese. Seriously though, I've never eaten more cheese in my life. Before arriving I requested a picnic because ya girl loves a picnic. Literally as we were walking to the park, champagne in hand, the clouds opened and I felt an unfamiliar sensation on my skin...rain! What the?! Rain...so foreign to me since I live in a barren desert called Los Angeles. Thankfully the storm calmed down just enough to sneak in a little happy hour before sunset. I had such a good time and will have the best memories of dancing to 90's R&B, eating the greatest burrito of our generation, and getting a Lyft ride to the airport for only $7. Memories ya'll. Until we meet again Yay Area! 

Hello Molly denim skirt / Tularosa violet faux shag coat / Grafea leather backpack