May the 4th Be With You

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This past weekend I celebrated May 4th, also known as Star Wars day, with my Blackmilk leggings and Ewok backpack. Even better, it was also free comic book day! Nerds unite!

Vapor Moto Jacket – UNIF

Artoo & Threepio Leggings – Blackmilk Clothing

Platrane Boots – Jeffrey Campbell

Sunnies – ZeroUV

UNIF Vapor Moto

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It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve posted anything, I have been extremely busy with my job, just finishing our annual Global Training Conference which had almost 15,000 people in attendance! The entire week I was bound to black slacks, tennis shoes and T-Shirts, not the greatest uniform, I almost went crazy wearing the same outfit multiple days in a row! As a treat to myself for working roughly 68 hours I purchased my Unif Vapor Moto Jacket. This is such a great piece, while it does feel a little odd when you first put it on you quickly get used to the material. I would however not recommend wearing it on a hot and or sunny day, the material does not breathe very easily. This jacket is perfect to throw over a body-con dress in the evening to spice up your outfit!

Have a great week!

Vapor Moto Jacket – UNIF

LA Beanie – Brandy Melville

Denim Bustier – Forever 21

High Waisted Black Denim Shorts – H&M

Platrane Boots – Jeffrey Campbell

Sunnies – ZeroUV

College Graduation Attire

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Graduation is just around the corner and although I have already managed to complete my courses and “graduate” this past December I told myself for all the hard work, sweat, tears, and group projects I would come back to sit through a sweaty, boring, and polyester filled ceremony anyways. Needless to say, it is yet another opportunity and/or excuse for me to purchase some new clothes, or at least that’s what I tell myself.

I have been craving Spring weather in So Cal but it seems to be maintaining more of an April showers feel. My inspiration for my probable outfits comes down to a few words, rainbow, flowy, and WHITE. While the first two Nasty Gal pieces are a little more on the Greek Goddess side, the third option just screams 70s and having the shoes to pair the t-shirt dress with, I would say it’s a done deal, too bad Market HQ ships from Australia. While the first two I would prefer to pair with a white strappy pointed toe heel from Zara, getting your heel stuck in a field of grass in front of thousands of students wouldn’t be a pretty sight. Sticking to white platforms would be a better bet.

There are just too many options to choose from but I know one of them will stand out more than the others. Either way the color choices will make me happy on what I consider one of my greatest achievements yet!

Happy Monday!

LA All Day

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Took a trip out to the Fabric District in Downtown LA to get much needed supplies for an upcoming cosplay for Comic Con. Luckily I had my sister/seamstress there to pick out what I’ll need! Was disappointed we ran out of time to visit Top Shop or Melrose but the downtown vibe was perfect for my grunge inspired outfit. Brandy Melville has been coming out with some amazing pieces. I love the flow and feel of their thin knits and tees, perfect for the drastic weather fluctuations we have been seeing in So Cal. I paired my new cropped tee and beanie with my favorite acid washed Levi’s jean shorts and my boyfriends DC camo jacket. Hope everyone has a great week!

Los Angeles Cropped Tee – Brandy Melville

LA Bones Beanie – Brandy Melville

Shorts – Thrifted

Jacket – DC Shoe Co

Shoes – GoJane

Sunnies – ZeroUV

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Nothing like finding great spots to shoot at right by your house :). Got these pants during a visit to Topshop in Vegas and am extremely happy in their versatility to be dressed up or down. Perfect for work and play. Happy Sunday!

Beanie – Cotton On

Side Stripe LeggingsTopshop

Thrasher Tank – Melrose Trading Post

Leather Jacket – H&M

The Platrane Boot – Jeffrey Campbell

SunniesZeroUV

Wasted Days

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I found these French Connection pants in my closet the other day. I almost forgot why I bought them a few years back. I love mixing baggy with slim fits, normally I stick to oversized tees and tanks with leggings but I couldn’t resist wearing these. I mixed them with my favorite American Apparel bodysuit, H&M leather jacket, and Jeffrey Campbell’s. Needless to say I was the tallest person in the office that day.

Cargo Pants – French Connection

Bodysuit – American Apparel

Leather Jacket – H&M

Carter Peep Oxfords – Jeffrey Campbell

Sunnies – ZeroUV

Going Green

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I got lucky on St. Patty’s day by throwing on this green army inspired shirt on over my H&M sweater without even thinking. Saved me a couple of pinches I could have anticipated. I really enjoyed pairing this sweater with my favorite acid wash thrifted Levi’s shorts and of course my Jeffrey Campbell’s that I can’t seem to live without. The green shirt is from Cotton On and was one of my most proud “ballin on a budget” finds at only $7. I certainly have worn it at least 20 times that amount.


The Platrane Boot – Jeffrey Campbell

Green Army Shirt – Cotton On

High Waisted Shorts – Thrifted

Sweater – H&M

Sunnies – ZeroUV

Simple Saturday

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It was a really busy weekend, what better way to utilize some new Brandy Melville duds when you’ve got tons of errands to run on a sunny So Cal day. Although the outfit is pretty simple it is my standard go-to when I’m at a loss for what to wear. I’m obsessed with this new Brandy sweater, its lightweight and extremely soft. I have been looking for a long enough sweater to pair with some of my printed leggings and this turned out to be the perfect fit.

Sweater – Brandy Melville

High Waisted Shorts – Thrifted

Knee High Socks – Urban Outfitters

Shoes – Jeffrey Campbell

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