White Lace

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It’s been getting harder and harder to go shooting on the weekends with so many things going on so unfortunately I am stuck with getting creative in my backyard. The lighting was really spectacular this morning however and gave me a halo effect with all of the back light. I recently purchased a couple of items from 2020Ave that are going to be great not only during this heat wave in So Cal but also during fall. The pieces are very feminine so I will really enjoy pairing them with leather, tweed, and pastels this fall.

I had a request to do a few different looks with these Gap boyfriend jeans and I am trying to fit them in as much as possible! They are so versatile I could wear them everyday. Not to mention I have never felt more freedom in a pair of jeans in my life.

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High Waisted Boyfriend Jeans – Gap Denim(Melrose Trading Post)

Gypsy T Back Tank – 2020Ave

New Look Chase Cut Out Heeled Ankle Boots – ASOS

Zara All Black Everything

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I’m currently lusting over these Zara black basics. Definitely purchasing all of these come my next paycheck. Although I am still aching for some summer threads I know that Winter Is Coming (for those GOT fans) and I need to prepare. I have been looking for a pair of laced up leather pants and these Zara look-a-like pair are giving me everything. A dainty black camisole and these patent open ankle boots will not only go with everything in my wardrobe, but look how well they already compliment each other! For every colored item in my closet I think I counter act it with at least 4 black pieces but hey, who doesn’t love the way black looks on?

Black Textures

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Hot weather means all black? Well yes, if it means thin backless tops and crochet shorts. My favorite go-to summer outfit always has some sort of Brandy Melville piece associated with it. I somewhat regret not buying these shorts in white, the crochet detailing was much easier to see on a lighter color but what can I say, I just love black too much! If you haven’t noticed already, these boots are giving me everything right now, and although ASOS lagged by 3 extra days on my shipping it was well worth the wait. These boots will be featured in many of my upcoming posts so be patient while I over wear them!

P.S. My tan lines are still out of control from the X-Games, don’t judge.

Black Halter Top – Brandy Melville

Crochet Shorts – H&M

FIERCE Affirmation Bracelet – BCBGeneration

New Look Chase Cut Out Heeled Ankle Boots – ASOS

Greylin Chambray Suit

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This past Friday Nick and I celebrated the union of two friends in San Clemente, CA. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful with an old spanish style surrounding, muted floral tones and plenty of small strung lights. I decided to wear my new Greylin chambray suit that was graciously gifted to me after winning an Instagram contest. I never usually partake in those kind of Instagram activities but the suit really caught my attention. It’s hard for me to find a suit jacket that sits comfortably on me without making me look too boxy. Luckily this chambray material is light and fitted. The two are not only great together but will work amazing as separates. I can’t wait to see their new collection!

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Chambray Suit – Greylin

White Blouse – Foreign Exchange

Flat Metal Sandal – Zara

Sunnies – ZeroUV

Current Obsessions: My Fall Trends

So Cal Fall Trends

I’ve never been one to be completely capable of recognizing trends, mainly because I just like too many things. My particular style for the day depends on my mood, what time I wake up, and many other variables. Here are a few of my favorite pieces I am obsessed over for this coming fall. These RVCA pants have taken over my mind, body, and soon to be wallet. Not only are they an amazing print but the cut is exactly what I was looking for. If you’re like me and stare at Novella Royale’s amazing pieces for hours on end but cringe at the thought of passing up eating for a pair of pants these are a definite go-to. The 2020ave romper has the faint appearance of lingerie which might be why I like it so much for the upcoming fall season. Luckily the So Cal weather will permit wearing shorts up until late October. The Isabel Marant sandals and Celine sunnies are just a “lust” part of the list, I’m sure until the time comes where I can afford these without feeling super guilty I will indulge, until then I will find something else to fill the void. Happy Tuesday!

Gap Denim

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I have been on a search for a pair of the perfect boyfriend high waisted jeans and on my last trip to the Melrose Trading Post I found a pair of Gap Denim from a lovely seller whom also has an Etsy shop (NightAfterNight) that you can find here. After a short debate on choosing a pair of Guess white washed jeans I decided to go traditional with the blue Gap pair. These jeans are perfect to pair with cropped tops, body suits, and some flowy button ups! Know that it is ok to do baggy on top and bottom, just ensure the top piece is light enough to flow close to your body and pair with a slinky pair of high heels to help elongate your look.

A special thanks to Taylr for playing my photographer for the day! Make sure to check out her Tumblr for more of her work!

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High Waisted Boyfriend Jeans – Gap Denim (Melrose Trading Post)

Black Tank – Brandy Melville

Platrane Boots – Jeffrey Campbell

Leather Moto Jacket – H&M similar here

Nubby Banded Rancher Hat – Anthropologie

Daisy Romper

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I’m no flower expert but I’m almost 90 percent sure these are daisies adorning this thrifted romper I picked up this past Sunday at the Melrose Trading Post. While I’d like to imagine they are sunflowers, the print is just as adorable. The detailing on this piece is amazing, the front has a sweetheart top with buttons trailing down while 2 laced up sides allow you to make the romper a bit more fitted. While this was sized as an 8 I had enough confidence to know that somehow I could make it fit. The baggy legs give the illusion of a dress but hey I can’t complain, at least I can sit on the floor with my legs crossed. Expect some additional pictures in this little number this coming weekend along with some other pieces I grabbed at the trading post!

If you haven’t already, make sure you stop by the Melrose Trading Post which goes on every Sunday in the Fairview High parking lot. Entrance is $3!

Daisy Romper – Thrifted

Studded Booties – GoJane

Crochet Sails

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A little beach inspired for all of you gypsies and mermaids out there. Sometimes all you need is a crochet cropped top, flowy skirt, and layers upon layers of jewelry. I purchased this crochet cropped top from Brandy Melville and this was the first time I got the chance to wear it! Finally the weather prevails and I can bring it out from hiding. Although I’d prefer the straps shorter I can’t really complain considering it was EXACTLY what I was looking for in a crochet top.

On a side note, had an awesome lunch at Bear Flag in Newport. Lemon buttered Yellow Tail with roasted veggies and rice… enough said. Sometimes I forget how lucky I am to live so close to the beach. This little spot has an amazing view, we had some fun taking pictures of all the cute little sail boats.

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Crochet Cropped Top – Brandy Melville

Slit Maxi Skirt – Thrifted

Flat Metal Sandal – Zara

The Trouser Short

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As the weather continues to fluctuate through Southern California I am given the difficult task of dressing for both warm and overcast weather. Being within the confines of my work Biodome and it’s also fluctuating weather patterns has also proven difficult, where do I draw the line? I took a risk today by wearing a pair of floral printed trouser shorts. If the fact that I am wearing shorts is at all brought up I can at least mention their material gives them the “corporate” portion while the length gives them the “casual” side. If you couldn’t tell already, I am in love with printed bottoms. I believe they are something every girl (or guy) should indulge themselves in. Even if you are not a fan of prints, buy a pair of fun solid colored bottoms to spice up some of your everyday blouses.

P.S. I recently purchased this wonderful black blouse from the Conscious Collection at H&M. The material has the perfect weight to help it flow onto my body yet maintain it’s structure which has been seemingly difficult to find for me lately.

On another side note, I’m in dire need of a pedicure, I apologize for the naked toes! Happy Friday!

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Black Blouse – H&M

Floral Trouser Shorts – Forever21

Flat Metal Sandal – Zara

Leather Biker Jacket – H&M Similar here

Current Obsessions: Subtle Textures

Leather & Lace

Theres something about silky shorts and leather that makes me crazy. I’m on a hunt for a pair of shorts similar to the beautiful ones by Lover but are unfortunately not within my budget constraints. Along with pairing it with something structured like the leather top above, I would love to pair it with a few of my soft flowy tops from say Brandy Melville. These boots from Zara are on my “to buy” list and should be mine within the next few days.

Basics with a little flair are especially great to buy if you are running on limited funds. The pieces above may appear basic but the various textures and subtle details are what make them perfect additions to your closet. Happy Thursday!