Grant, Olivia and I enjoyed a little play time, shooting at Sandbox Studio while in San Francisco…one of the many stops on our #StoriedVenture. Got to crank up the tunes, sip champagne from the bottle, and style some cool pieces from Rand + Statler. Fun fact! I used to work at their sister store, Azalea, while studying at USF way back when.
Loved visiting my old stomping grounds…driving across the Golden Gate bridge, hitting up the Ferry Building farmer’s market, and catching up with friends at our former haunts.
Never enough time when visiting the beautiful City by the Bay. Excited to go back again for a few days later this month!
photos by Grant Legan
Much of our #StoriedVenture consisted of wandering through Oregon. The beaches, the forests…I never knew what beauty this state I grew up only hours away from to had to offer. Took these photos at dusk after a perfectly dreary winter day. It was fun to layer up and go for a “woodsy” vibe before heading into town for Thai food and hot toddies.
Photos by Grant Legan
“Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.” Agnes de Mille
While these photos definitely stray from my typical “street style” / fashion posts, I feel that Grant did such a great job of capturing the moment as we sat on the beach, watching what wound up being my favorite day of our road trip, come to an end.
I am not trying to go all hippie chick here, or get too deep into self-reflection (because really, that shit gets old pretty quick). That said, I feel so lucky to have a blog where I can share not only my outfits, but also my thoughts and feelings on things that I know we all go through in our own unique ways…especially during our 20′s.
The past few months have been filled with a lot of change, and even some struggle. Change is something I did not handle well for most of my life. I found comfort in the familiar, and enjoyed a stable and predictable lifestyle. But, since moving to New York, I’ve found myself learning to embrace, and even welcome change. There is something so exciting about living a life of uncertainty, and not knowing what will come next. Sometimes you’re up, and sometimes you’re down, but it is all a part of the process, you know?
I had no idea I’d be spending the month of November bouncing around on the West Coast, learning more about myself in a matter of days than I could have ever expected. And now another unexpected scenario – I’ll be spending much of December In Los Angeles and San Francisco, enjoying some sunshine, catching up with family and friends, and working on a few new projects. For the first time in a while I am feeling really inspired. No, I am not totally sure where it’s going to lead me just yet, but there definitely something to be said about the California sunshine.
“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” Khalil Gibran
One of the many stops on our road trip included a small, coastal town called Brookings, on the California / Oregon border. The condo that Grant, Olivia and I stayed in offered a private woodsy trail…at the end of which was this gorgeous beach, surrounded by cliffs and mysterious caves. Not going to lie, I felt like some sort of fairy nymph, prancing through the trees and playing around in the woods. To say the place was magical would be an understatement. I couldn’t imagine a better destination to just go quiet your thoughts and let life’s worries wash away among nature’s beauty.
*head to toe: nothing but a vintage floral dress from Thrifted & Modern
Photography by Grant Legan
Visited Sandbox Studio in Portland a couple days back…the rustic-yet-modern interior provided an ideal backdrop to shoot these new Coach ready to wear pieces. Super impressed by the collection…like for reals, check it out. The leather? Like buttah.
Still on our crazy #StoriedVenture road trip, and aside from hitting few bumps in the road (to be expected), we’re all feeling inspired and eager to persevere. Had a great stay at the Ace Hotel here and enjoyed the amazing food, coffee, and culture this fine city has to offer. Now it’s off to Bend, Oregon for more photography and fun times!
Photos by Grant Legan
As Grant, Olivia and I have been making our way up the coast, we’ve experienced such varying vibes and energies in the different places we’ve visited thus far. Started in Los Angeles, stopped at the quirky Madonna Inn, then spent a few days in San Francisco…which, while it is a mellow city for the most part, was pretty much nonstop party time (catching up with friends and family while visiting my old stomping grounds). My favorite stop so far was Brookings, Oregon, where we took these photos. Stayed in the perfect condo on a cliff overlooking the most gorgeous beach I’ve ever seen.
The purpose of this trip for me was to take some time to do a little self-reflection, and channel that creative energy that, truth be told, I’ve struggled with tapping into recently living in big, bad New York City. The day we shot these photos (and more!), we all shut off our phones, wandered, and bonded over our unique passions…which, while they vary slightly between the three of us, blend together oh so well. Sometimes you just need a little quiet time with talented and innovative people to bring out that inspiration again.
About halfway through our adventure, but it’s already been pretty life changing. Can’t wait to continue, and share all of the cool shit we’ve been working on.
*head to toe: All Saints tank, American Apparel bra, Suzanne Lay skirt
Photos by Grant Legan