1.29.2015

Knits&Cords










More gloomy weather means more icky quality photos )-: but it also means more sweater-skirt combos! Emma accompanied me today and we decided to shoot at these cool elementary school stairs, it seemed like a great idea until some kids decided to rush the fence and bombard us with questions ("what are you doing? are you in college? are you taking pictures of yourself? what's this for? why do you like these stairs?")
Anyways, today I played with textures with my new beloved grey sweater and a skirt I got in San Francisco. I'm falling in love with corduroy, especially in olive-green-skirt form. The fabrics were just heavy enough to keep me warm all day, with a perfect winter palate and slouch-on-slouch combo I love. For accessories I simply went with my rarely worn gold shark-tooth earrings, which unfortunately aren't very visible. Topped off with my trusty Docs and Popkiller socks for a pop of color!
Have a great Friday y'all, I will be back soon with some more looks in some better weather conditions!

FYI
sweater- Thrifted
skirt- Crossroads
shoes- Dr. Martens
socks- Popkiller
earrings- H&M

1.27.2015

A Little Death









Gloomy weather means weird photos, but I actually wore a girly color palette today so I couldn't let it go un-documented. 
I went through a strange period from late middle school to the first year of high school when I dressed really pastel and girly all the time, I'm not really sure when I evolved into my Mick Jagger/AHS Coven/Dave Grohl aesthetic that I now wear with pride. Anyways, this dress is one of my purchases from that era that eventually got lost behind all the flannels and black in my closet. It occurred to me to wear my lavender sweater on top of it, and boom, another successful colorful outfit! The sweater is so thick, I didn't feel cold all day with the thin skirt. Finished the look off with docs, unbrushed hair and slept-in eyeliner to keep my aesthetic and sanity somewhat secure. 
 I will most certainly be wearing all black tomorrow. I can only stretch so far. 

FYI
sweater- American Apparel (thrifted)
dress- Urban Outfitters
shoes- Dr. Martens 

1.25.2015

This Is What It Feels Like









 lollipop, NOT a cigarette. 



My recipe for a spontaneous Saturday night: fur, silk, and a little lace. Preferably in black. 
One of my best friends took the SAT yesterday, and I spent the whole day sitting on my butt doing homework, so a night out was desperately needed. Cruising Ventura led to a caprese panini from Crave, some very strong iced coffee, and amazing photos. Emma is turning into quite the photographer and I am very very proud! It feels strange to have someone else take photos of me on my camera- I have a very short list of who is even allowed to hold my camera. 
For nights out like this I tend to go monochromatic, but I try to shake things up with texture. My go-to black jeans cuffed over chelsea boots is always my starting point. I wore my new lace bralette under a silky tank, with my fur coat for warmth and mega glamour vibes. I wore sunglasses at night just because it makes me feel way cooler than I actually am. 
dear God, I just realized that I am wearing almost head-to-toe Urban Outfitters. I'm not crazy, I promise. 

FYI
jeans- Urban Outfitters (x)
tank- Forever 21
bralette- Urban Outfitters
coat- Urban Outfitters
shoes- Steve Madden 

1.21.2015

Bette and Dot








Lets not talk about how pasty my legs are, let's talk about the season finale of AHS tonight!! I am so so so excited. 
Super simple outfit today but I wanted to show off my new thrifted skirt (in case you haven't noticed, my thrifting spree has not slowed down one bit). It's navy, slightly quilted, and polka dotted just subtly enough to go with everything. I topped it with a tee that I thrifted and cut up a long time ago, I honestly have no idea what Villans With Attitude is (or why they spelled "villains" wrong) but I liked the shirt so I just bought it. I thought it would be somewhat cold today so I layered with my new black cardigan, but it was so cold and windy in the afternoon I was walking around holding my skirt down. 
Talk to y'all soon, enjoy AHS!

FYI
skirt- thrifted
shirt- thrifted
cardigan- Urban Outfitters
shoes- Dr. Martens

1.20.2015

Cat Lady + New Shades







Some HORRIBLE quality photos of one of my favorite outfits ever. I wore this out and about yesterday but never had the time to shoot, so I wore it again today and still didn't have time to shoot well enough! Anyways, I hope you all had a relaxing long weekend with lots of eating and Netflix-binge-watching.
I thrifted this sweater over the weekend and got super duper excited because it's exactly what I've been searching for; the size is perfectly baggy to contrast my twig legs or to allow a button-up shirt comfortably underneath. For it's first outing I layered it over my cat button-up and black skinnies, cuffed to show some ankle before displaying my beloved chelsea boots. This is the first time I've ever been completely comfortable with a button-up under a sweater- a combo that usually makes me cringe. I spent the day blissfully roaming West Hollywood, not having to tug at my collar every five seconds. 
My new sunglasses were another score this weekend, I found them at Forever 21 and bought them immediately. I adore the somewhat-round shape because it's perfectly mod and is one of the few sunglass-shapes that complements my face shape. The thick grey somewhat-transparent frames are just what I've wanted since I found a similar pair in San Francisco, although the $350 price tag sent me running. You'll see them more clearly when I make time to take quality photos! 
Have a lovely and positive start to your week, talk to you soon. 

FYI
sweater- Thrifted
button up shirt- Thrifted
jeans- Urban Outfitters (x)
boots- Steve Madden
sunglasses- Forever 21

1.18.2015

Fun Things










Impromptu plans are fun. Saturdays are fun. Having rainbows on your face is fun. Empty parks are fun. Having a stunningly photogenic friend is fun. Teaching that stunningly photogenic friend how to use a camera is fun. Blasting Yeezus is fun. Life is fun. 

FYI
sweater- Express
shorts- Wildfox Couture
boots- Steve Madden