Mute Afternoon

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This weekend flew by, Saturday I attended my first hockey game with my family and boyfriend. One of the sports I actually enjoy watching I’ve realized. Unfortunately the weekend didn’t leave much room to shoot looks, my usual photographer (boyfriend) and I had a few separate plans that got in the way. No need to fear though, that’s another one of the reasons I absolutely adore Instagram. It gives you the ability to keep up with posting outfit looks without having to set aside time to go shooting at a cool location. Just one quick little snap and edit here and there and you’ve got yourself another addition to your personal look book. Instagram is by far my favorite method of social media (aside from blogs of course) because of it’s ability to communicate via images. I am a very visual person and of course fashion is all about having vision. Instagram is the perfect outlet to express yourself whether it is having cohesive edits to your images, having a theme (fashion, cars, etc) or just expressing who you are as a person. Following fashion bloggers and retailers on Instagram has proven almost as good as flipping through the pages of a magazine. When I look for style inspiration I want it fast, quick, and constant, exactly what Instagram provides.

Enough chatter about Instagram though, Sunday I traveled to Downtown Fullerton, CA for some shopping. My favorite sunglasses broke in my purse and I was on a mad hunt to find some new ones. Although I came out unsuccessful I did manage to grab a Sting distressed tee by Chaser. The weather was said to be around 66 degrees but when the wind died down and the sun came out it actually became a little too warm for my Unif faux fur jacket. What I love most about this look is that its one of my most casual and comfortable go-to outfits. The jacket is what really pulls it all together to make it look slightly less edgy and a little more funky. Not to mention my new Jeffrey Campbell’s that came in the mail two days prior!

UNIF Patched Faux Fur Jacket – Unif

Tank Top – Brandy Melville

High Waist-ed Shorts – Thirfted

Socks – Urban Outfitters

Platrane Boot Jeffrey Campbell

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Santa Ana Sun

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Long weekends are rare if any but when they do come around, they are usually productive. An addition to my Saturday and Sunday this week included Presidents Day. The three day weekend gave me ample opportunity to shoot a few looks and explore the surrounding cities of Orange County. Downtown Santa Ana proved to be the perfect background for my grunge inspired outfit. Usually the look I run towards when I’m feeling a laid back or lazy day. My favorite piece are my leggings which I found for a steal at $5 a few years back, before the entire pleather legging craze came into play. Definitely in need of a new pair since these have been worn down to bits but it’s one of those pieces you can’t seem to part with. I love mixing male clothing into my outfits, something I’ve been doing since High School. I used to crave for women’s and junior clothing to be baggier and I am so glad that became the new trend, never had been one for that tight t-shirt look. I’m glad I now have a boy to steal clothes from instead of shopping in the Target men’s department, he has better style anyways. In this look I paired my H&M denim jacket with my boyfriends over sized plaid woven shirt, I also tend to throw on statement necklaces to make myself feel more girly. Who would have thought you could be stylish AND comfortable.

Nirvana Tank – Brandy Melville

Plaid Woven – Boyfriend Thrift Find

Denim Jacket – H&M

Pleather Leggings – Similar Style

Creepers – Go Jane

It’s Always Summer

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It’s one of those days that only California has, sunny and 70 degrees in the midst of February. After spending the past week and a half following NYFW from across the country it made me appreciate having sunny weather versus dealing with a blizzard. Me and my boyfriend went out apartment hunting and decided to shoot a few looks down by Seal Beach. I purchased this jacket almost two years ago and haven’t used it to it’s fullest potential. Usually it’s too lightweight for a cool evening but gets too hot when it’s over 75 degrees. The perks of being close to the beach is that the weather calls for lightweight jackets when the breeze picks up. I also convinced my boyfriend to take a few pictures as well, I enjoy being behind the camera sometimes. His blue woven was designed by himself for DC Shoe Co, explains why we are meant to be.

Fringe Jacket – Forever 21

Peter Pan Blouse – Topshop

Knee High Socks – Urban Outfitters

Creepers – GoJane

High Waisted Shorts – H&M

Rise and Shine

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It’s not usual for me to have such an earthy vibe but with the cold weather in Southern California lately I’ve had to limit myself to the minimal amount of sweaters I can find in my closet. As much as I love wearing sweaters, there isn’t much use when you live in an area that normally has 70 degree weather and up all year round. I was itching to wear my new denim blazer that I purchased at the Melrose Trading Post for $14 bucks. One of the best places to not only find cheap clothes but also rad home accessories. My sister always laughs when I buy jackets or dresses with shoulder pads, when you’re slim it looks a little strange to have Hulk like shoulders. I couldn’t resist the boyfriend look and the “business casual” look that the denim screams. I really wanted to pair it with leggings and a graphic tee but extra layering was needed so I went with my Bambi sweater dress from H&M, the perks of having a sister who works there. While some were confused by the mismatched look I really enjoyed it, I don’t believe in the general rules of “matching” anyways.

Denim Blazer: Thrifted
Sweater: H&M
Cross Tights: Topshop
Studded Booties: GoJane
Beanie: Urban Outfitters

Mod Spring Fashion

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Spring is slowly approaching and I couldn’t be happier. Long sleeve shirts and high waisted shorts, what I plan on making my staple items with the warm Southern California weather we should be expecting. Black, baby pinks, whites and clear, my color palette for spring. I’ve been inspired by the new lines from Wildfox, Jeffrey Campbell, Nasty Gal, and Gypsum Style. Clear accessories in my mind are a must, brings about that clean feeling that arises with April showers and May flowers. I like to keep the edge in my wardrobe as always, what better way than with leather shorts overalls from Gypsum Style? Another must have that I’m itching to buy is a white body con maxi, I find maxi dresses beyond sexy and white really works for me, but that might be because of my darker skin tone. I love mixing styles and colors, I can never stick to just one and I don’t think you should have to.

Louisa Lace Maxi Dress- Nasty Gal

Moto Boot – Jeffrey Campbell

Flaming Lips Bag – Nasty Gal

Clear Bag – Gypsum Style

Leather Overalls – Gypsum Style

Go Topless Jumper – Wildfox Couture