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)