Summer Basics: Moussy Denim

posted on: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Photos by: Dani Roxanne

Discovering new denim brands to me feels like hitting the lottery. Ok that's dramatic, but maybe like when you find a twenty dollar bill in your back pocket or wallet you had no idea about. Fun!

This brand is called Moussy and it's straight out of Japan so you know it's gotta be good. I have a couple pairs and am already impatiently waiting for their fall collection to come out. I'm loving the simple ease of this outfit. There's not a whole lot going on but it just shows that if you have the right key pieces you don't need much to make it sing. If you want to amp it up, just add a leather jacket or neutral colored trench with your favorite shade of liquid matte lipstick. 

Sometimes less is really more. 

Since I'm always on the hunt for amazing denim, please comment below if you have any secrets you'd like to share!

Moussy jeans / Zara boots / Nialaya tiger tooth necklace

Puerto Vallarta: Modeliste Magazine x Shot by G

posted on: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Photos by: Gabriel Santiago

I can't believe my trip to Mexico with Modeliste Magazine was already a month ago! These are one half of the photos I shot for the mag on the mean streets of Puerto Vallarta. Such a beautiful city with beyond incredible sights and friendly people. I couldn't say thank you enough to everyone and their hospitality.

Now that the fog has settled, and the dust is cleared, I can now share how absolutely chaotic April was for me! I had tons of highs and some pretty low lows. I definitely work on myself every single day to improve parts of my personality I don't particularly like. One being handling stress and disappointment. My biggest inspirations in that department are my parents. Whenever I need a reality check or comfort I usually turn to them because they've lived through it all. They provide me with a better outlook on things aka that everything will be OK. They are so tough and never let a misstep deter their life or bring them down. Sometimes I wonder how I am their child?! haha

But bottom line is that life is beautiful and I am grateful for so many things. I am looking forward to the next several months where I hope to be traveling my face off. I'm excited to see more new places and fill up more pages in my passport. 

And as Drake would say-
All summer sixteen
Playing dirty not clean 

Bodysuit Favorites

posted on: Sunday, May 1, 2016

I'm trying to pinpoint the moment when I fell in love with bodysuits again and I think it was this past NYFW. I wore an amazing one from GUESS. They are just so darn practical under denim. Even though they can be a bit of a pain when it comes to going to the lady's room, the overall benefits outweigh the little inconveniences! 

I hate fussy clothes and am terrible at periodically checking to make sure everything is in it's right spot, so it's no surprise that I end up looking like a bit of a mess sometimes if I don't take the right precautions. Bodysuits keep everything where they need to be. High and tight!

The one I am wearing in these photos is the Xenia by Privacy Please. The perfect little piece for spring that says "Hey I'm sexy, but also sweet."

Clearly I'm obsessed so I wanted to share with you some of my favorite bodysuits at the moment. Check out my picks below and join my brigade! 

Puerto Vallarta: Modeliste Magazine

posted on: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A couple weeks ago I ventured south of the border with my babes Racquel Natasha, Jessi Malay, and Modiste Magazine. We spent four days at the amazing Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel in Puerto Vallarta. Picturesque doesn't even begin to describe it. 

From the moment I arrived it was top notch service. I was greeted with a glass of champagne and then proceeded to pick out what type of pillow I wanted plus the fragrance for my room. To make matters even more grand I indulged in a welcome back massage...I MEAN.

Some of you may have caught my room tour on Snapchat (username: LILBLACKBOOTS!) which was filled with pure joy. Everything from the chilled bottle of champagne waiting for me to    balcony and beach front views was everything. Every night I came back to more chocolate and drinks for two. Which brings me to the hilarious point that I constantly felt like I was on a romantic getaway but unfortunately was...alone. Haha. The first night I came back to a bubble bath covered in rose petals. YOU GUYS. Where's my boyfriend when I needed him?! But don't worry, I slipped into that bath and had a romantic night watching the O.J. show. 

I think my favorite part of the trip would have to be the dinner on the beach at La Palapa. Literally the most delicious meal I've had in a while. Let's just say every plate was cleared. 

Without skipping a beat we all hopped on a plane back to California to jump straight into Coachella. Needless to say it was an intense week. Stay tuned for my Coachella recap coming real soon including details about all the outfits I wore that weekend! 

Around the Office: Update with Dr. Yana

posted on: Thursday, March 31, 2016

Hello friends! Today's post is a little bit different than my usual fashion norm because today we are touching base with Dr. Yana and my...Invisalign! So a little update on my progress I am currently wrapping up tray number 9. Can't believe I'm already here- just a testament to how fast time flies. 

I am ecstatic to report that I am so happy with the results so far! Since I knew this was going to be a process, I didn't bother much with checking any noticeable differences with my teeth. Too soon I thought- well I thought wrong. I saw a big improvement in my bottom teeth and to this day am still shocked at how quickly that occurred. 

So last time we discussed lifestyle changes including the non-existence of guilty pleasure snacking. Well that is still happening. I can't tell you how many times I've passed on a tasty treat, cupcake, or general deliciousness because I didn't want to fuss with my Invisalign. And surprisingly, it hasn't been challenging at all. The thing that has been more tough for me is dealing with liquids! Water is your friend- everything else is not. If you've followed me for a while you know that I am a self-proclaimed wino. Red please. 

As far as any pain, the only time I experienced any discomfort was tray number 6. That one was definitely tight on the first day. But it's a good sore- kind of like when you go to the gym and are sore the next day but you know that just means you did something right. Am I right?! 

Another point to mention is my level of overall comfort with Invisalign. You definitely may feel a little self-conscious when around other people. I used to fight the urge to take it off when in social settings. Now I don't mind literally at all. I can speak without a lisp and the bulkiness is pretty much non existent. 

Lastly, going to the dentist is never high up on anyone's priority list. Let's face it, it's not the most enjoyable experience. But I kid you not when I say I look forward to visits with Dr. Yana. Reason number one out of a million is that she exclusively treats Invisalign patients. This means no needles, drills, numbing creams, or any other cringe worthy dentist delights. 100% non invasive! And can we talk about how beautiful her office is?! Something I learned is that all Invisalign runs about the same price. So if you can have your experience with this kind of ambience- it's kind of a no-brainer!! 

But most importantly she is incredibly kind and personable. Everyone that works with her is equally upbeat and informative which makes each visit dare I say- FUN.  

I am so excited to keep taking the steps towards a great smile. If you have a similar story to me or simply have questions concerning Invisalign or Dr. Yana's practice, please feel free to email me or comment below! 

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Trend To Love: Fringe Denim

posted on: Friday, March 25, 2016

Photos by: Olivver Simon

Happiest of Fridays love! I didn't realize it was a holiday weekend until last night. Oh life. This weekend I will be heading to Big Bear to celebrate my bae's birthday! We have a big group of friends congregating in a cabin where we shall commence drinking, snowboarding, and being all around merry. CAN'T. WAIT. 

Definitely not going to lie. Feeling major guilt pangs missing Easter this year. I think it may be only the second time in my life I have not been home. But hey, that's a pretty good track record all things considered!! 

Ok now, back to the fashun. As I've mentioned before, I have fallen back in love with jeans and boy have I fallen hard. I am very grateful for the new cropped/cutoff style because it gives me and my hard to dress legs a chance! Here I paired them with a long trench and of course my trusty LBB's. This exact style I am wearing is sold out (get on that waiting list!) but I've linked below some equally amazing alternatives.  

Now time for my tip! I have one word for you: BODYSUITS. They are the jam paired with denim. I like a little peekaboo with my outfits and it does the trick. Show a little, but not too much! 

Ok that is all for now. Must go tackle the rest of my checklist including packing. Why do I always do this to myself?!

Happy weekend vibes babes! x 

Pixie Market fringe bottoms jeans and faux fur clutch / American Apparel dylan trench

Coachella: Lulu's Festival

posted on: Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Photos by: Kate Moore

I can't believe I am saying this but it's almost that time babes! Yes that is correct I am talking about the almighty festival season. I am getting the festivities started this year with my friends over at Lulu's! 

Finding the perfect outfit can be daunting. Trust me, I am not immune from the headache of crafting an on fleek fit which is why I weigh heavily on major online inspo. I also love/need/desire specific categories so I can really focus before my ADD kicks in! 

Enter Lulu's Boho Category- filled to the brim with rompers, dresses, kaftans, jewels, gems, and everything in-between. Basically your festival outfit dream. My advice to avoid being overwhelmed and really getting your ideal outcome is to go into the search with a plan. What colors are you digging this spring? What cuts and lengths have been your go-to's lately? What trends do you want to avoid?

Create a mental checklist and you'll be able to filter through the pages lickety-split! Tunnel vision my friends. This year I'm taking a different approach with my look than years past. Ohhh mystery. Stay tuned babes!