Tuesday, May 20, 2014





  Shawl - Forever 21 via Carmen's closet, Jeans - Urban + DIY, Shoes - Forever 21, Shirt - Forever 21, Rings - Vintage

Hi friends. Things have been exceptionally wonderful over here in Sacramento. I graduate from fashion school in September, and I've never felt more comfortable and confident while at school than I do lately. I've been channeling my creative side, and it feels great. (Speaking of which, I'm going to be making some shorts today, and I'll be sure to post a DIY of that.) My job has been going well, my car has been working fine, and my hair has been getting long. It's the little things in life.
Besides that, I've just finished reading #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso, and I can tell you I have never been more inspired in my entire life. If you know me in person, you know how much I admire Sophia for being the go-getter that she is, and for all she's accomplished, and you know how much I adore Nasty Gal.. this book was the cherry on top of all that love.
One of my favorite quotes from the book is right at the beginning.
"Don't ever grow up. Don't become a bore. Don't ever let the man get to you." - Sophia Amoruso
I mean, holy shit, if this book has taught me anything (besides how to be a successful shop lifter, hitch hiker, and dumpster diver) it's that you can literally achieve ANYTHING you set your mind to. And you can't let anyone tell you otherwise, because then they win. It also taught me what a successful cover letter and resume should include, and why it's so important to save your money (sorry Dad, I know you've been telling me this forever, but it's different when it comes from a debt-free-multi-billionaire-entrepreneur-babe.. not to say that you don't fall into any of those categories, ok I love you, I'll stop now). Now I constantly catch myself thinking "What would Sophia do?" I highly recommend it, if you're out to conquer the world, or you just like success stories.. hell, read it because you're bored. I guarantee it'll change the way you perceive situations, and people.

Alright, well I'm gonna get to work and I'm bad at ending these things so see ya'll on the flip side, I'm outie 5000.

xx

Monday, January 27, 2014

Inspired by: Miracle Eye and Backbite

Seeing as I'm six months away from moving to Los Angeles, I've been extremely inspired by some babes down there who are doing their thing and doing it so good.

Let's keep this short and simple.

1. MIRACLE EYE
I've been following Larissa for a few years now, and I remember browsing the Miracle Eye webshop and falling head over heels in love with all the clothes she had on there. I fell more in love when I found out that she designs just about all of it, and her mom stitches it all together. What a duo. Larissa came up with some new stuff, and it's EXCELLENT. I highly recommend you check it out, and buy some items from her because they're incredible pieces. The whole store is a beautiful clash of patterns and vintage that's so damn pleasing to the eye. Also, it was released on Instagram that Miracle Eye is becoming a PHYSICAL STORE very soon, (which is friggin mind blowing to me, especially considering that Larissa is a wonder woman who's still so young! Entrepreneurship at it's finest) That just goes to show that hard work and dedication really pays off.

http://shopmiracleeye.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/spanish-castle-magic-silk-velvet-romperhttp://shopmiracleeye.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/woodstock-daze-patchwork-shorts-in-tan
http://shopmiracleeye.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/brown-fortune-teller-bellshttp://shopmiracleeye.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/golden-dawn-velvet-burnout-duster-jacket 
http://shopmiracleeye.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/gold-matador-black-velvet-shorts

(All images via Miracle Eye, and can be purchased via Miracle Eye - click the photo for the product page)

Backbite is fairly recent, but they've been teasing us for a while through Instagram. However, it's finally here and you can shop amazing vintage pieces! Curated by five best friends (Brit, Rachel, Taylor, Casey, and Selena) Backbite is the collaborative mind/lovechild behind the girls. They've done incredible work, and I've seen what they've done as individuals through social media, but there is nothing that can compare to how amazing this new small business is. I think my favorite feature about Backbite is that it's not only clothes, but it's home decor as well, and every single piece is fantastic. Definitely go check it out and get your hands on some good stuff.




(All images from the Backbite Lookbook HERE)

xx

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mus(e)ic.

I never really talk about music on this blog, except for some Los Campesinos! here and there. So today I'm dedicating this post to music that I've been really digging lately.

1. "No Blues" by Los Campesinos!

It's official release is on the 29th, but since I pre-ordered it, I already own it. Just waiting for my vinyl to come in the mail. Los Campesinos! never fails to give me goosebumps in the best ways. Gareth's lyrics are always so dark which is a lovely contrast to the upbeat, poppy sound of the music. The band did an excellent job recording this album, and their sound is so pulled together and mature compared to their first album. It's crazy to be so infatuated with a band and watch their progress and their sound develop. It's good thing I'm still just as in love with them as I was when I heard "You, Me, Dancing!" in 2007 because I forever have a wishbone tattooed on my body as a dedication to them and all that they've helped me overcome. Definitely recommend No Blues, and you can still pre-order the album and get a MP3 download instantly.

2. Brown Bags Self-Titled

I met three out of four of the members a couple months ago and remembered them telling me they're in a band. They didn't have any music online yet, but they recently released three songs on a 7" through Don't Look Down Records. IT IS SO GOOD. Some parts remind me of Dear and the Headlights, and some parts remind me of Elmo Marconi; Prominent bass lines, chanting, but a little darker than both of those bands. Andrew Thompson has a voice that's not like what I usually listen to, but they way it collides with the rest of the band makes for an excellent song. Non stop head bobbing and finger tapping. Not to mention the lyrics are phenomenal and catchy and easily audible. "Bless You", the first track of the album is probably my favorite jam. You can check them out on Bandcamp and order their 7", which you should probably do anyway because it's only $5, which leaves you lots of room for a generous donation.

3. Pores
 

If you're into distorted, beachy, old school punk vibes you're gonna really dig Pores. My friend Sean is in this band, and I didn't even know until he told me a couple weeks ago. Definitely sounds like if Dead Kennedys and Dead Ghosts had babies with the Sandwitches, and they formed a band called Pores and produced this album together. Another cool thing about this band is that they're not releasing this on CD, but instead cassette, which is truly badass. I'm not sure where you can download the entire album, but you can download three songs from their Bandcamp (for free.. but you should give a generous donation) HERE. I'm all about supporting bands that are making music because they love it, and you should be too.
ALSO, side note: my friend Sean who is in Pores, makes really awesome art. Not sure if I've mentioned it before but you can scope out his portfolio here and buy some wicked pizza art or McDonalds prints.

4. Peach Kelli Pop
 

Holy crap what a little babe she is. She writes cute, poppy music that makes you want to start your own girl band in your bedroom while crying to Dirty Dancing. "Tuscon Song" has lyrics that every single girl in the world can relate to, and the melody is so catchy -  it'll be stuck in your head for hours. She's also currently on tour, so be sure to catch her on the last leg of it! Stream/buy her album here.

5. Ceremony

I remember Ceremony from high school because some girl that would hang out with us was obsessed with them, but she was also very pretentious about them. Like she owned them or something, and if you weren't "punk enough" you couldn't listen to them. So they didn't really have a spot in my music library, until recently when my good non-judgmental sweetheart of a friend who is really into them, showed them to me. Traditionally, I would not have discovered Ceremony on my own because I don't often listen to bands like them. But holy crap. They're really good, and I regret not getting on the Ceremony wagon earlier. Plus the fact that they chose to cover Violent Femmes "Kiss Off" is really awesome, and I can appreciate that. So if you haven't listened to Cermony, and you're as far behind as I am, check them out.

So that's five bands that I've been into lately, and that you should check out for yourself.

Peace out homies.

xx

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Monday.

Sweater - Carmen's from Forever 21 // Shirt - Urban Outfitters // Pants - Thrifted // Shoes - DSW // Bag - Thrifted // Belt - Thrifted

Some jams I wore yesterday. And here's a picture of me and my best friend/room mate always accidentally matching. I lahve her.

Dress - Goodwill from H&M // Tights - Forever 21 // Sweater - Carmen's from Forever 21 // Boots - Goodwill

That's a pretty unflattering photo but oh well.

xx

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Suit and Tie.





Dress - Brandy Melville // Top - Mink Pink borrowed from Carmen // Shoes - Converse

First off, FYF was AMAZING. This dress was delivered to me on time and I wore it on Sunday. It's so light and comfortable, and it goes with everything. Gotta wear some shorts underneath though because I don't want ya'll seein' my chonies.

Carmen let me borrow her camera for these photos, and huuuuuge thanks to her for that because I missed taking blog photos on a real camera, and not my iPhone. I also had a little too much fun with her camera and made an outfit video (something I'd never done before and it's kind of narcissistic but then again, what isn't when you have a "fashion blog"?), which you can watch below:



Suit and Tie felt appropriate because Jay-Z raps about wearing black and white. My life.

Also here's a few photos from my FYF weekend:

Follow me on Instagram where you can watch videos/see more photos from that weekend!

xx

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

FYF WEEKEND

Tomorrow concludes my 68-hour work week, all in order to go to FYF this weekend. I've been waiting for this weekend for months. As soon as tickets went on sale, I remember frantically calling my room mate while on a bank run at work, asking her to buy my ticket with my information because it wouldn't process on my phone. Threw down that $100 to see My Bloody Valentine, Joyce Manor, Beach House, Touche Amore, and so many other great bands. I remember checking the mail, anxiously for a few weeks, wondering where my tickets were. At one point, I accidentally left the mail box unlocked and we thought our tickets had been stolen. But they finally came, and have been hanging on my cork board ever since, reminding me every morning that it's one day closer.
And now, it's only two days away. TWO DAYS. I haven't been to a festival since Coachella in 2009, and I'm beyond excited. Plus, I'm staying in a house with a bunch of my really great friends this time. It's sure to be the best weekend of 2013.

I threw a couple Polyvore boards together as inspiration/outfit ideas for the weekend. Some of these items I actually own, some of them are just for reference. But here's what I got so far.

Saturday's Outfit:
Going to keep it simple for Saturday since it's the first day and we're going to be completely wiped out. I also can't decide if I like the idea of my creepers with this outfit, or my brown cowboy boots. I'll have to put it all on and decide. I also got this really great (half-sarcasm?) belt buckle that I'm going to wear: 
Because how could I not?

Sunday's Outfit:

This dress arrived in the mail today, from Brandy Melville and it's so perfect and cute. A little sheer so I'll have to wear some shorts underneath but it's beautiful, I love it. I'm so happy it came in time.
I'll definitely post some outfit photos, especially since Carmen got a rad new camera for her birthday. I'll make her take some good quality photos of me.

A few other things I'm excited about that are unrelated to FYF:
  • NEW LOS CAMPESINOS! TEASER RELEASED TODAY! I got goosebumps watching it. WATCH IT NOW:
  •  My 21st birthday is about a month away!
  • I'm cutting my hair tonight, and going back to short bangs, HOORAY.
 And that is it.

-END-

Friday, August 9, 2013

We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed.




Denim button up - Vintage + DIY // Shirt - UNIF via Carmen (my perfect room mate) // Jeans - Urban Outfitters // Shoes - T.U.K. Footwear // Rings - Vintage, One from Ethiopia, one from Freestyle Clothing Exchange

"Jesus Saves I Spend" is like my life motto lately, which is somewhat unfortunate because I really need to work on my budgeting.

I'm off to work, just wanted to do a quick blog post with my crappy cameras.

BUT.
Los Campesinos! announced that new songs will be released before the end of the month. AHHHHHHHHHHHH I CAN'T WAIT! I've been listening to them non stop lately, and if you haven't heard of them, go give them a listen. If you like really sad songs about break-ups, but you need to feel somewhat upbeat and angsty (and you like soccer aka football).. they're perfect. And they're all a bunch of sweet hearts that I will forever speak highly of.

Happy Friday everyone, I need a haircut!

xx