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Brighten Up

30 Mar

Brighten Up

New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Pink hair, white bustier top, white boyfriend denim, silver strappy sandals
New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Pink hair, white bustier top, white boyfriend denim, silver strappy sandals
New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Pink hair, white bustier top, white boyfriend denim, silver strappy sandals
New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Pink hair, white bustier top, white boyfriend denim, silver strappy sandals

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” -Marilyn Monroe

For me, there is nothing quite as invigorating as an act of total spontaneity. Spent the past few days in LA with my bestie, Liz, and we decided to dye our hair pink on a whim! Because…why not?

Change is good.

*head to toe: highlighter hair c/o Liz, Free People bralette, A Gold E jeans, 3.1 Phillip Lim shoes

I Want To Ride My Bicycle

28 Mar

I Want To Ride My Bicycle

New York City Fashion and Lifestyle Blog: Velour hat, floral sundress, strappy sandals, fresh cut flowers, beach cruiser bike
New York City Fashion and Lifestyle Blog: Velour hat, floral sundress, strappy sandals, fresh cut flowers, beach cruiser bike
New York City Fashion and Lifestyle Blog: Velour hat, floral sundress, strappy sandals, fresh cut flowers, beach cruiser bike
New York City Fashion and Lifestyle Blog: Velour hat, floral sundress, strappy sandals, fresh cut flowers, beach cruiser bike
New York City Fashion and Lifestyle Blog: Velour hat, floral sundress, strappy sandals, fresh cut flowers, beach cruiser bike

After ten days on the road (Austin > Baton Rouge > New Orleans > Smoky Mountains > Nashville), it is nice to be “home” in LA. Nothing like a little downtime with friends and family before I head back to reality in New York City early next month!

I am so grateful for the freedom that has come with my new professional endeavors. Being able to wander the country, experience new things, spend time in the town where I grew up, and just live is completely invaluable.

Spent the day with my bestie Liz, enjoying the sunshine, drinking mimosas and riding around town. I know it is days like today that I will look back on and remember always.

I may be confused as hell and feel lost at times, but I can say without a doubt that these past few months of travel and self-discovery have been so pivotal. I take my responsibilities very seriously (sometimes to a fault), but if there’s one thing that I’ve learned, it’s that sometimes you just need to put the bullshit aside, let your hair down and just  live.

*head to toe: vintage hat, Zara dress, Sigerson Morrison sandals, C. Wonder / Clos du Bois city bike

Airborne

19 Mar

New York City Fashion and Lifestyle Blog: Felt hat, tasseled tee, vintage cutoffs, cashmere sweater, leopard crossbody bag, patent booties
New York City Fashion and Lifestyle Blog: Felt hat, tasseled tee, vintage cutoffs, cashmere sweater, leopard crossbody bag, patent booties

A few more final photos from my recent trip to LA / Las Vegas with Erica for a styling job we did. Southern California is so spread out and eclectic. There are beaches, mountains, industrial areas…they’ve pretty much got it all.

If you were able to catch my last post, you know I am on another road trip at the moment (it has been amazing so far). Had a great time at SXSW in Austin, spent a beautiful evening at the Nottoway Plantation in Baton Rouge, and am currently enjoying our final night in New Orleans. Tomorrow we head to the Smoky Mountains and then to Nashville.

Lots of fun photos I cannot wait to share, but until then, be sure to keep up with me on Instagram! x

*head to toe: Topshop hat, JOYPEACE fringe top, Everlane cashmere sweater, Rebecca Minkoff crossbody bag via Paula & Chlo, vintage cutoffs, Zara booties

On The Road Again

13 Mar

So excited to be heading off on my second road trip adventure with two of my favorite little darlings, Grant and Olivia. We had SO much fun the first time around, winding our way up the West Coast…reflecting, exploring, and getting creative through fashion and photography. On this trip, we will be starting off in Austin for SXSW, heading down to New Orleans, and then making our way up to Nashville! Figured I’d share a few of the things I will be taking with me on our adventure…my travel essentials, so to speak.

New York City Fashion and Lifestyle Blog: Road Trip Packing Essentials

Grant immediately lectured me about not overpacking, since last time I went way overboard with like seven bags. Proud to say I managed to fit everything into my trusty DVF suitcase, PLV caryall, and mayyyybe another tote or two (shh, don’t tell). Lately I am obsessed with writing everything down, hence the double journals. No, I did not bring the whiskey, but I did drink it while packing. Alcohol tends to make the whole process much more enjoyable.

New York City Fashion and Lifestyle Blog: Road Trip Packing Essentials

I have been super minimal with my “beauty routine” lately…like, as in blush and lipgloss only. This sea salt spray is super awesome and cheap – you can even find it at Duane Reade! HOOKED on my Petal Perfume Oil, and the roll-on applicator makes it perfect for travel. The Stila eyeshadow palette will be good if I want to kick things up a notch at night, and the rest are pretty much givens!

New York City Fashion and Lifestyle Blog: Road Trip Packing Essentials

SXSW…festival vibes. You know what I’m talkin’ about. This Love Nail Tree tee is pretty much the story of my life on a shirt, so I had to bring with. Vintage cutoffs are always a must. And my new BARE tote is so perfect for carrying everything I need (literally everything). It’s one of a kind, reversible, and made from a burlap coffee sack, what’s not to love?!

New York City Fashion and Lifestyle Blog: Road Trip Packing Essentials

So I did the January resolution thing, and joined DavidBartonGym. Have been going pretty regularly and am finally feeling good and bikini-ready for the trip (our Austin house has a POOL!). I will try and keep up with some sort of regimen while traveling, especially since most of the time will be spent sitting in a car eating candy and chips. Threw in my Nike kicks and this fun sweatshirt from Calico in case I manage to get in a run or two…

New York City Fashion and Lifestyle Blog: Road Trip Packing Essentials

Back to that pool I mentioned…here is my swimmers ensemble – complete with a simple American Apparel bikini (I love their high waisted, retro bottoms), bold scarf by Jonathan Adler, chic straw hat by my oh so talented roommate, Gigi Burris, and some oversized sunglasses.

New York City Fashion and Lifestyle Blog: Road Trip Packing Essentials

This one’s for the road. iPad, cell phone, and headphones for work / entertainment purposes. This dumb tee referencing Mean Girls, and the most comfortable Rachel Pally pants on the planet.

Well, there you have it — a few of the things I will be bringing with me on my latest adventure! There’s more where that came from, though, so stay tuned for plenty of Instagrams and outfit posts to come!

Dusty Trails

6 Mar

New York City Fashion and Lifestyle Blog: Knit beanie, denim jumpsuit, strappy sandals
New York City Fashion and Lifestyle Blog: Knit beanie, denim jumpsuit, strappy sandals
New York City Fashion and Lifestyle Blog: Knit beanie, denim jumpsuit, strappy sandals
New York City Fashion and Lifestyle Blog: Knit beanie, denim jumpsuit, strappy sandals

If you’ve ever driven from LA to Las Vegas, you know it is pretty much and endless road of beautiful nothingness. This type of scenery has the tendency to make 300 miles feel more like 600 (which may also have something to do with my Sin City excitement setting in). But, on the upside, you can pull off the highway at practically any exit and wind up in a place like this. Completely deserted. Just you and the sand, a random tire or two, a weird looking beetle, and few tumbleweeds…surrounded by rolling hills. I love this shit.

*head to toe: Madewell beanie, Topshop sunglasses, Blank NYC jumpsuit, Steve Madden booties

They Wanna Make It In The Neighborhood

2 Mar

New York City Fashion, Lifestyle and Travel Blog: Felt hat, cropped sweater, cutoff shorts, scrunched socks, patent leather booties
New York City Fashion, Lifestyle and Travel Blog: Felt hat, cropped sweater, cutoff shorts, scrunched socks, patent leather booties
New York City Fashion, Lifestyle and Travel Blog: Felt hat, cropped sweater, cutoff shorts, scrunched socks, patent leather booties
New York City Fashion, Lifestyle and Travel Blog: Felt hat, cropped sweater, cutoff shorts, scrunched socks, patent leather booties

Last week, my girl Erica and I flew to California for a super fun styling project. Beautiful weather, talented music artists and tons of creative energy. We got to hit up some of LA’s coolest landmarks and road trip to Vegas while on the job! Not too shabby…

I grew up in Orange County but have somehow never been to this viewing point across from the famous “Hollywood” sign. I always get a kind of crazy feeling being high up, looking down at a massive metropolitan area – whether it be Twin Peaks in San Francisco, a skyscraper in Manhattan, or this very spot. For whatever reason, views like these tend to get my mind spinning — like a little adrenaline rush and some sense of empowerment. A simple reminder that anything is possible, and you never know what tomorrow might bring.

I must say, I am feeling really happy about the career changes I decided to make at the end of last year. It has been by no means easy to walk away from the comfort of a full-time office role and enter the unpredictable world of freelance styling and digital media consulting. But, if there is one thing I have learned since moving to New York (which I can only describe as the wildest roller coaster ride ever), it’s that taking risks is crucial to learning who you are, who you want to be, and ultimately living an exciting and fulfilling life.

*head to toe: Topshop hat, American Apparel cropped sweater, cutoff shorts from Urban Outfitters, Reformation socks, Zara booties

Wintergreen

17 Feb

New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Wool fedora, shearling jacket, shearling scarf, cashmere sweater, full mini skirt, thigh-high boots
New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Wool fedora, shearling jacket, shearling scarf, cashmere sweater, full mini skirt, thigh-high boots
New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Wool fedora, shearling jacket, shearling scarf, cashmere sweater, full mini skirt, thigh-high boots

Post-brunch strolling around the Lower East Side with my best pal, Grant Legan. I love the way he is able to capture the city surroundings so naturally. Always a pleasure getting to shoot with him when he’s in town!

Tomorrow I am off to LA for a fun styling project. I think I am one of the few people who has been enjoying this super snowy and freezing New York City winter. That said, I am still pretty stoked to be fleeing the cold for a few days to take in a little bit of California sunshine. This chick is seriously lacking vitamin D these days!

*head to toe: Zara hat, Coach shearling jacket, UGG infinity scarf, Coach cashmere sweater, Topshop dress, Lost Property of London handbag, HUE tights, Stuart Weitzman boots (similar style)