VELVET and KNOTS

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I have had this blouse for a while now and it never really occurred to me that it could be something more than what I throw on when I’m late for school or am going to the grocery store. In that sense this “knots trend” is doing all of us a favor, you can tie a knot on any button up top and have it look just like this one!

We decided to go on mini road trip to San Pedro to satisfy our sea food craving. Since we woke up to a finally cold morning,  I knew it was going to be a lot colder by the docks,  so I paired this top with a black -eight sizes too big- denim jacket I copped from Topshop (on final sale might I add!). With cat eye sunnies from Urban Outfitters and navy blue pointed flats from Topshop, it seemed like the perfect sailor  outfit. Though, I wanted to add something that would give it a fresher, more urban look, which I think this velvet choker from Brandy Melville does for me.

  • Purse: Zara
  • Jeans: Nasty Gal

(p.s. I have no idea where the top is from but i’ll try to find out)

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Circus in LA

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I was woken up today to a frantic phone call from my mother telling me a friend had two extra VIP tickets to the Cirque du Soleil, which might I add had already started, so I hopped out of bed and put on the easiest outfit I could get my hands on. I don’t usually show my day to day outfits, and this may come as a surprise, but I’m not always prancing around in 9-inch stilettos.

It’s really handy to have at least one good pair of jeans in your wardrobe, my go-to pair are these A Gold E jeans I got at Nasty Gal (which I’ve mentioned before), these are great depending on how you wear them since they work well in the hot or cold weather, casual or glam looks, etc. you get the point. I went with this top from Brandy Melville, the Charlene top I believe? It’s STILL really sunny in LA, so a white top like this is great for this kind of weather, not to mention it’s not see through at all! A lot of times white blouses tend to be a bit of a problem in that department~ When/If the cold decides to kick in I can easily layer this top with jackets or maybe a sheer long sleeve shirt.

I’m wearing my blue and silver choker, two gold rings, my cow ring <3, and a black beaded ring/thing. I’m also wearing these totally groovy sun glasses from Urban Outfitters, which my friend Cathy is wearing in my last post if you wanna get a closer look.

  • Shoes: Converse
  • Bag: Zara

(p.s. dropped a couple of circus shots at the end)

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DAY AT THE BEACH

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I want this blog to be more than just my clothes, I want it to be my food, my music, my friends, my ventures, my life, and today gave me the opportunity to do just that. My friend Cathy and I decided to go down to Santa Monica, we wanted to do a little shopping, maybe get a bite to eat, then head over to the pier to catch the sunset.

If you’re not familiar with the Santa Monica area, there is a street called the 3rd st. Promenade, basically it’s two long blocks of restaurants, stores, and street performers, so naturally that was our first stop. Despite our hunger, we stopped by Urban Outfitters to pick out some sunglasses because the sun just-wont-stop. I also gathered a couple of things from Brandy Melville which you’ll see a post about real soon!

After filling our stomachs with two of the blandest meals of our lives, we went into a candy store where we found the joy that is “Butterscotch Beer,” which even if you’re like me and are not a crazed Harry Potter fan is a must try if you’re into butterscotch or cream soda.

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OK, OK! So, because I knew that I was going straight to dance class after our little trip, I basically wore dance clothes with a jean jacket (which as we all know is my codependent), and a pair of last minute cruisers, but Cathy put some actual thought into her outfit and asked me to share it with you all.

  • Top & Shorts: American Apparel
  • Belt & Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters
  • Sweater: Thrifted
  • Bag: Brandy Melville

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THROW IT WAY BACK..KINDA

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I love basing outfits off of eras or even movie characters, and sometimes I don’t even realize I did until after I put it on. This one has a very 70s vibe to it (taxi cab anyone?), which I know was all the rage last year but as the sun continues to blaze down upon us I decided to break out this old skirt from Topshop that incorporated autumn colors to the outfit while still keeping it fresh. I paired this skirt with a ballerina style top from Forever 21, which look it’s not my favorite store but there are definitely some hidden gems there, and finally, I topped the look off with nude platform sandals from American Apparel.  Oh, I also tied a little black corduroy string around my neck and wore it as choker, this would also look good with any other kind or color of strings that you may have at home as well, so go nuts!

Today was such a great day over-all, after taking these pictures my aunt treated me to some boba which I hadn’t had in such a long time! I also started dancing again, maybe I can do a sort of dance look book kind of thing?

(p.s. check out Time of the Season by The Zombies.. i’m obsessed)

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SHOE LIST

I wanted to keep it simple today and make a little post about shoes. I live for my shoes so I thought I would share with you some of the ones I’m reaching for this fall for some inspiration or to shop! ❤

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TOPSHOP

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STEVE MADDEN

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TOPSHOP

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ALDO

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FOREVER 21

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STEVE MADDEN

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TOPSHOP

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VENEZUELA

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ZARA

COZY BLUSHES

 

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Happy Sunday! Hope you’re all having a great weekend. I know the coming Mondays can be daunting but a good way to soften the blow is to wear your favorite, most comfiest over sized sweater like this one from Forever 21, and remember it’s a new week! I am currently so obsessed with blush tones and over exaggerated sleeves,  the former and latter seem to be popping up everywhere so definitely keep an eye out (specially for the exaggerated sleeves, and not just bell sleeves, but long sleeves, ruffle sleeves, and so on).

A classic pair of jeans, or if you’re like me and you live somewhere where the sun don’t rest, a cute pair of denim shorts is the best way to go. I chose this old pair of reworked Levis, which are way too big but oh so comfy. This look would also go nicely with some denim overalls (I know I am denim obsessed). I wore this with my go-to boots from ZARA and some simple gold jewelry because I just loved how all the colors went together.

 

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RAISE MY HENDRIX TO JIMI

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You win some you lose some. That’s all I can really say about this outfit. OK, I lied I have a lot to say: For one, today hit 85 degrees here and that is way too hot when every store at the mall is filled with over sized coats, giant scarves, and velvet blazers (which I love and everyone should have at least one in their closet), that said, Juliet style tops like this one are also a must have this fall/winter, specially if you’re dealing with a delayed winter. Even if you’re not, it would look great with one of those velvet blazers since you could pull out the sleeves for that real Hendrix vibe.

I got this skinny scarf from Forever 21 a couple days ago and I love it so much! I was so excited to wear this that I went against mother nature. Bad. Choice. This led to me putting together a less that adequate outfit, at least from the waist down; I paired this with an old pair of jeans, though if I were to do it again i’d go for some mid waisted denim bell bottoms. Anyhow, finished off with these low cut booties my aunt lent me, and I know that sounds a little gross but they’ve only been worn maybe once before. Also, I have no idea where the jeans are from but i’ll try to find out and let you know.

  • Top: Forever 21

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