Phillip Lim for Target

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It has finally arrived, the anticipated Phillip Lim for Target collection and I am happy to say I grabbed 2 amazing pieces! This was my first experience waiting for one of the Target Designer Collaborations and some anticipated it to be close to that of the Black Friday shenanigans. Luckily my mother and I arrived at 6 am and our Target was a ghost town. We set up our chairs and chatted until about 7:15 when another mother-daughter pair showed up. In total right when the clock struck 8 am there were about 12 of us and it was enough to wipe out all handbags and about 80% of the clothing selection. I am really impressed with the quality and the design of the pieces and it was well worth the two hour wait. On a side note, people are really thirsty for these designer pieces so I hope everyone had a safe attempt at getting their bags because the claws sure do come out when something is within a “limited collection”.

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Top Handle Crossbody – 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target

Black Cropped Top – Brandy Melville

High Waisted Levi’s – Thrifted

Sunfloral Lace Trim Kimono – DIY

New Look Chase Cut Out Heeled Ankle Boot – ASOS

Sunnies – ZeroUV

Back in Black

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The overcast weather in So Cal is making it a lot easier for me to start dressing for fall. Granted it gets up to 80 degrees during the day, I’m safe and sound inside my ice box of an office. After seeing tons of bloggers rocking the lace up Zara heels at Fashion Week I quickly remembered I had purchased some MIA lace up wedges years ago that look almost identical. I have pushed aside this pair for quite sometime, my last memory of them was far from positive, more like cringing from how uncomfortable my feet felt. When I slipped them on this morning I realized that I must have been a major cry baby back in the day because these are actually incredibly comfortable for heels (minus the “breaking in” blisters that are forming).

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Skinny Trousers with Coated Seams – Zara

Black Tank – Brandy Melville

Boyfriend Blazer – H&M

Medium Selma Saffiano Satchel – Michael Kors

Lace Up Wedges – MIA

DIY Kimono

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I’m really getting tired of this monotonous white background so I will keep this post short for now. Just wanted to show all of you my new kimono that my sister helped me make! (granted she did 90% of it) My sister is the “seamstress” of the family and with her moving away in a month I wanted to start taking in a few lessons and pointers for when I have the urge to be creative. I have been eyeing a few kimonos from Arnhem Clothing along with some other designers but I wasn’t very comfortable paying such a high amount for them. (too many other things higher on my “to buy” list). One trip to LA and a couple hours of work and voila!

I will be posting some higher quality pictures of it this weekend so stay tuned!

The Slinky Romper

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I always dreamt of the day where slinky nighties were accepted outside of the bedroom. As most, I was in love with the Stone Cold Fox rose romper which looks incredibly similar to this one I am wearing. However, the price tag just wasn’t working for me. Plus, not having tried it on I wasn’t sure if I wanted to make such a big commitment. I found this amazing replica on 2020ave and knew I had to have it. While the pictures might not pick it up, this piece is more of a peachy color than white. I think it went well enough with my skin tone for me to pull it off. I wasn’t nearly as impressed with what it looked like on the website but once I put it on I knew I made the right decision.

Although it appears to be a summer piece I will definitely be pulling this for fall, pairing it with a leather jacket for a fun evening of seafood and walks on the beach. Cheers!

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Ruffle Trim Romper – 2020AVE

Medium Selma Saffiano Satchel – Michael Kors

Rings – H&M & Tiffany&Co

Plaid & Leather

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These are a few of my favorite things. I have been looking for the perfect pair of pants for over 2 years now. The requirements included: leather look, zippered ankles, and a laced tie waist weren’t coming to me as easily as I had hoped. These Zara Skinny Trousers with Coated Seams met all requirements, for those of you concerned with the seemingly tight fit of these there is an immense amount of stretch in them so they are a lot more comfortable than they look. Definitely look towards tons of subtle plaids and leathers mixed in this fall!
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Skinny Trousers with Coated Seams – Zara

New Look Chase Cut Out Heeled Ankle Boot – ASOS

Plaid Button Up – Urban Outfitters

Sunnies – ZeroUV

Boyfriend’ Out

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I am having some serious blues about New York Fashion Week occurring and I’m sitting at home/work. Hopefully next year I will be able to attend at least one of the shows and mark it off my bucket list of things I hope to accomplish. In honor of Fashion Week and the start of Fall I decided to go simple today in my GAP boyfriend denim and my actual boyfriends t-shirt. I’m reminiscing to my high school days where I only wore mens v-neck undershirts. This occurred during the time where retailers felt women weren’t a fan of oversized. I’m glad to say women’s fashion finally caught up to me (partially due to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen). Either way I will still be a sucker for wearing mens clothing, sometimes you just can’t get the same effect, plus I can smell Nick all day (don’t worry he smells good).

Stay tuned for some posts on my favorite pieces from NYFW! A girl can lust dream right?
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High Waisted Boyfriend Jeans – Gap Denim (Melrose Trading Post)

Leather Biker Jacket – H&M

Oversized Pocket Tee – Boyfriends

Medium Selma Saffiano Satchel –Michael Kors

Laminated High-Heel Sandals with Ankle Strap –Zara

FIERCE Affirmation bracelet –BCBGeneration

Sunnies – ZeroUV

Black & White for Back to School

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I feel like this would have been my “Back to School” outfit had I not already graduated this past winter. Channeling some dark Clueless and Cher Horowitz school vibes. Something about pairing turtle necks, frilly socks and creepers that makes you think of high school in the early 90s. All my latest purchases are geared towards fall so they havn’t been able to handle this 90 degree weather we are having so please enjoy some of my favorite recycled pieces :)

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Black Skater Skirt – CottonOn

Studded Creepers – GoJane

Socks – TopShop

Mint Crew

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This past weekend has been a whirlwind. While I am thankful for the extension due to Labor Day, running around doing errands, lending a hand in my boyfriends move and not to mention the heat seriously wore me out. Little to no time to even think or have the energy to blog and shoot. But I managed to squeeze in some time to feature a pretty sick cropped top I was gifted from Mint Crew. I’m a sucker for 1) cropped tops and 2) upcoming brands so it was a real treat to have this sent to me. As I mentioned, due to the heat wave hitting So Cal I paired it with my Ralph Lauren DIY high waisted shorts and my Supra Skytops. I can see some real potential for Mint Crew, they have some clean graphics and keep women in mind when designing which is always refreshing. Be sure to keep them on your radar!

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OG Mint White Cropped Top – Mint Crew

DIY High Waisted Shorts – Ralph Lauren

WMNS Skytop – Supra

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

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

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