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.


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.

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.


(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)


Tuesday, October 15, 2013


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.


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!


Wednesday, August 21, 2013


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:
  •  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.


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.

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!


Friday, August 2, 2013

Serving Time.

I originally thought of the title "Jailbait" for this post, but then I thought that was disgusting so I changed my mind.

 Shirt - Forever 21 // Leggings - Love Culture // Shoes - DNKY via Goodwill

I actually don't have the confidence to wear this shirt in public yet, and I haven't quite figured out how to style it with the rest of my clothes but I like it. I have a problem with wearing a tiny baby crop top with DDs. So that's my issue.

BUT CHECK OUT MY SHOES. I think these were the first things I bought when I started working at Goodwill. Vintage velvet platform sneakers, made by DKNY. I couldn't find these after I put them on the sales floor, and I was sure someone bought them, so I'd go home and google search them and seriously nothing comes up. These babies are ~*RaRe*~. And then to my surprise, there they were on the shelf.. after a 50% off sale.. I swear no one in Sacramento likes good things. At least they don't like to come to my store for the good things.

Happy Friday bbz.