Sway

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Dress: Target | Purse: Vintage Coach via Crossroads Trading | Shoes: Forever 21 

When I was a kid, my mom and I would drive together a lot. Let’s rephrase that – she drove me. And I mean everywhere.

Sometimes it was to dinner, lunch, to go shopping, etc. Whatever it was, it was always interesting. Sometimes we’d sit in silence and listen to NPR or sometimes we’d talk about life. Her life. My life. You know how it is. And one of things I loved to hear most were stories about her life when she was my age.

I heard a lot, but what I remember distinctly was that she said she was a “flower child.” A bohemian. Obsessed with The Who and bell bottoms. It was the 60s after all. So, when I saw this dress after making a wrong turn at Target, I fell in love. Maybe our love for florals and retro prints is genetic. You know, “Like mother, like daughter.” Whatever it is, I think I’m living up to the 60s version of my mom pretty well.

Photography via Lisha Wang

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Laid Back

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Shirt & Bag (similar here): Zara | Skirt: Target | Shoes: Forever 21 (similar here)

Hi Everyone!

Sometimes outfits aren’t supposed to be fresh, exciting, and out of your comfort zone – well, at least this shouldn’t be the case all the time. When you find something that works, I tend to stick to it.

I’m a sucker for stripes (always have, always will) and denim. I shook things up by pairing my all-time closet favorite with a button-up denim skirt that seems to be increasingly popular these days. It’s comfortable, I feel like a badass in it, and shows a little leg – always a plus, right?

I’m still in New York until the end of the week, so while the posts may be few and far between over here – I’m so excited to share you what I’ve been up to when I get back!

Cheers, y’all!

Photography via Lisha Wang

Bell Tower

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Dress: Forever 21 (old but love this version!) | Shoes: Seychelles via Athleta | Denim Jacket: Crossroads Trading

Hi Everyone!

Happy Tuesday! Being a self proclaimed shopaholic, I usually end up with a shitload of clothing my closet that never really sees the light of day (unfortunately). However, through many closet clean outs (thanks to Courtney & Andi), I’ve tried to maximize my favorite staples and minimize all the “junk.”

I found this dress a few years ago and even though it’s from Forever 21, a major fast fashion retailer, I absolutely love it. It’s flowy, has a pretty timeless pattern, and above all else – is insanely comfortable.

I paired this somewhat lower-end dress  with my trusty Seychelles boots that work with literally everything and it reminded me of why I love mixing and matching pieces to create one cohesive look. You don’t need to spend hundreds of bucks to look like it. You just gotta own it!

Cheers!

Photography via Jennymay Villarete 

Black + White

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Jacket: Crossroads Trading | Dress: Who What Wear via Target | Shoes: F21

Hi Everyone!

You know those pieces of clothing that you put on and you automatically feel like a million bucks? Well, these pieces do it for me. I feel cool, confident and pretty damn sexy in something as simple as a black dress, oversized denim jacket and (short) heels.

So, that brings me to my next question. What’s sexy? Is is a body con dress with 6 inch stilettos? Is it a pair of boyfriend jeans and massive sweater? Or is it a pair of yoga pants? Whatever makes you feel like you can conquer the world – wear it. do it. work it.

Life’s too short to feel (and be) anything less than fuckin’ fabulous.

Cheers!

Photos via Kai Sotto 

Retro

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Denim Jacket: Crossroads Trading | Blouse: Convert | Skirt: F21 | Shoes & Bag: Old Navy

Hi Everyone!

Happy Tuesday! While I consider myself a fan of modern textures, silhouettes and styles – I’ve been really drawn to retro pieces as of late. High-waisted bathing suit tops, peter pan collars, shift dresses, and kitten heels have been catching my eye and I don’t hate it.

While this is a totally shift from what I’m comfortable with, I thought I’d start slowly and incorporate pieces that have touches of retro vibes with contemporary and modern basics. Case in point? This blouse from Convert in Hayes Valley.

I love the gray foundation of the blouse! It’s the perfect foundation for a quirky and fun white/black pattern. Even better? THE BUTTONS. Super retro buttons give the shirt even more character reminding me of a grown-up Hawaiian shirt.

If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind pieces in SF, Convert’s full of unique tops, bottoms, pants and accessories that are all sustainable. They have convenient locations in Hayes Valley and in the East Bay, making it easy to access clothing you feel good about wearing while looking it, too.

Cheers!

Photography via Lisha Wang  

She’s A Brick House

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Blouse & Denim Jacket: Crossroads Trading | Bag: Urban Outfitters | Jeans: Betabrand | Hat: Target

Hi Everyone!

Happy Tuesday! So, I went through a stage where I wore a ton of baggy things. Oversized sweaters, shirts, pants – you name it. If I wasn’t swimming in it, I wasn’t interested. But, that gets old guys. I promise.

So, I was on the search for great fitting jeans that made me feel like a badass. I tried multiple stores with the hopes that I’d find one pair that made me feel like a rockstar. Either they were too tight (woof!), too short, too long or gave me a maaaaajor wedgie (even more woof). I also started to get super down on myself in the process. I felt so self-conscious about wearing something tighter than what I previously wore and even caught myself wishing I could lose weight to fit into jeans more comfortably.

This opens up a whole other can of worms (and I can get to that later). I’ve struggled with body issues quite a bit – especially since the rise of Instagram where I’m constantly seeing amazing imagery of women (and men!) on the beach, in bikinis, tight dresses, etc. But we all know that life is curated. Obviously. That being said, it doesn’t sting any less.

So, when I found a pair of jeans that I felt super comfortable in – well, I was hooked. Instead of being self-conscious about my bum, these jeans embraced it! Hell yeah! These bad boys from Betabrand are a little high-rise, a little flared, and designed to give you the world’s best booty.

 

Whether I have the world’s best booty in these is debatable, but I sure as hell feel like I have one.

Cheers!

Photos via Lisha Wang

Rompin’ Around

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Romper: Who What Wear via Target | Shoes: Converse | Jacket: Forever 21 (similar here)

Hi Everyone!

Happy Wednesday – hope you’re having a great week. So, let’s talk about rompers y’all. It’s a love/hate relationship, you know? Ladies (and men too!), I’m sure you share my frustrations and shared love for these bad boys. They are fun, breezy, and easy to wear. Getting on, however? Meh, not so much. Going to the bathroom? FORGET IT.

So, that’s why I shake my head when rompers come up during festival fashion roundups because they are just not practical. But damn, sometimes you can love the things that aren’t the best for you. Especially when they look (and feel) awesome.

Cheers!

 

Photography via Lisha Wang