I’m headed to Sin City aka las Vegas for the weekend…here’s what I am packing, just for the pool…don’t even get me started on outfits for the evening…
A big floppy hat (but of course)
Strawberry rosebud lip balm
O.P.I.’s Big Apple Red
H&M Leopard Swimsuit
La Mer SPF 18 Fluid Tint
Vaaarious ringers…because who doesn’t want ring tans!?
H&M Gold cuff
*Not shown: my copy of Vogue and my iPhone (duh)
Have a great weekend y’all…and remember kids…What happens in Vegas no longer stays in Vegas…THANK SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THAT ONE.
The Jacinda ring from DANNIJO is tough and girly all at once…For a little under 100 bucks, this beauty was mine. My younger sister tried to talk me out of getting it (our styles differ)…but I couldn’t resist…and thus was busted when my sister got to the mail before I did. Proof? Here’s our text conversation….
Regardless, I love it…and my finger is happy. SEE:
(From left to right: Dannijo Jacinda Ring, Urban Outfitters ring, vintage ring…Nail color: O.P.I.’s Monsooner or Later)
With the springtime here and “love in the air”, the topic of weddings has been popping up more and more…which is totally fine except I’m single (see: alone) and have 3 friends that just got engaged…including my younger sister. Which even more so solidifies my thought that I will indeed be the crazy single woman with cats and a ton of Chanel bags (regardless of the fact that I hate cats…but whatever).
On this lovely Sunday my sister and I ventured to malls of all malls (The Southcoast Plaza) and did more window-shopping than actual shopping…Where I spoke of drinks and dudes, my sister (the little bride to be) stopped at every single window display for diamonds…and then there was the Tiffany & Co. window display which was absolutely adorable…so warm and heartfelt…as in my sister awed at the windows and I rolled my eyes…and then started sobbing. I kid, I kid.
Super thoughtful and adorable right?! And while I do (one day) want what’s below…Hot model Lily Aldrige marries hot dude (Caleb Followill) in cool band from Kings of Leon…I can wait.
So for now, I am this…but on the West Coast…
Except I’m not like 30-something…don’t have Bradshaw’s banging bod (yet…ha) Oh, and I live at home. Crap.
In the fashion world, I am waaaay late for this one but Free People’s March catalogue (video) is absolutely gorgeous. The short was shot by Guy Aroch in San Juan, Puerto Rico and features models Aline Weber and Alina Baikova. The song, “Simone” by Arms & Sleepers makes the video so dreamy and calming. Watching it make me really miss Puerto Rico and the continually welcoming and carefree ways of the people in the always bustling city.
So yeah, yeah I know American Apparel and Dov Charney are currently under a lot of heat but look I have always been a fan of their basics. Last year they launched a nail color collection which I became rather obbsessed with…Among my favorites shade were DTLA, Mouse and Poppy…as the list could go on…Now, I want their latest collection, and a.s.a.p.
The company is releasing 6 limited-edition neon colors in their thick “one coat of polish is enough” formula. Mmmm neon red and neon yellow need to get into my hands and onto my nails…like, now. Each shade will only come in 2,000 bottles so get on it!
So because our time at Echochella was so epic and out right fun…I thought I would do a follow up…No no, I am not going to go into how I felt the morning after (see the word “death” in case you’re curious though…) but instead an epic video by a talented friend named William Walsh as well as a few of my favorite pictures he snapped that day…
Today I had an amazing lunch with family and neighbors which included delicious main dishes, copious amounts of red wine (thanks to my dad) and home-made flan by the grandma. I really wanted to wear a pretty dress but because it had rained the majority of the day, I opted for more of a “grandma chic look” with a little midriff baring and leopard heels…I mean, I wanted to look somewhat like my age…Oh, layering knits? Yup, sign me up.
Urban Outfitters Grandpa Sweater
Vintage Knit Top
Urban Outfitters Dress Pants
Steve Madden Leopard Heels
And to top it all off? A phone conversation with my best friend who I am headed to NY for vacation later this week! Hoping everyone had a fabulous Easter Sunday! xx
I’ve been pretty good about not purchasing any clothes given that I gave up clothes shopping for Lent…but that doesn’t stop me from browsing stores and online shops…Yes, I almost had a panick attack over Nasty Gal’s latest lookbook but with the little will power I had, I closed all tabs and moved onto something else…Unfortunately that something else ended up being something WAY better…and so folks, I present to you the latest H&M S/S 2011 collection which is to die for…and the totally epitome of LA casual chic…I want it. All of it.
I don’t know if I can last through Lent but boy am I totally trying…with no help from H&M obviously.
So a few days before I decided on starting this bad boy, Lent began…Not that I am a practicing Catholic but I do it more as a test of will…what brings me so much joy that I could give it up for 40 (yikes) days…So I narrowed my list down to three things (in no particular order)…We won’t go into the other two but they were quickly vetoed for obvious reasons; I wouldn’t survive.
So “clothes shopping” it was.
And thus I present to you my last two purchases made…which by the way feel like they happened a billion years ago. So sad, I know.
Exhibit A: I’ve never felts this tall. No. But seriously.
^Perfectly delicious wedges by Jeffrey Campbell
and Exhibit B: Hear me rooooar
^A pretty and flowy leopard print skirt from Forever 21
Every time I look at these 2 pieces…I think of how much…I should have given up something else. Oy.
Me: So I don’t when I am going to move…I need to save money or something like that…like, maybe stop shopping. My Boss: Yeah, you have something new…like…everyday. Me: Oh I know. That’s where my rent money goes.
And like that it all made [perfect] sense, I had the title, idea and inspiration for my blog…I’m a 22 year old USC alum who works for a fashion company and their blog but lives at home (with some of the hippest parents a girl could ask for)…I brave the hour commute into LA and the hour and a half commute back home every Monday through Friday.
Don’t get me wrong, I have a good job with pay that could afford me rent but instead I find myself buying clothes or partaking in other social outings that cost money…Oh bills? Utilities? Water? Internet? A Landlord? No thanks, but hey isn’t my new Halston bag awesome!? But don’t think I’m getting off the hook “easy” here…I do pay rent to live at home but it’s nothing compared to living on my own somewhere in Los Angeles.
So each day as I hop into my car in my most recently purchased goods I think of what a way I have come. Back in the 90’s I was a child actor with buck teeth and a bowl haircut…Kids who watched Nickelodeon referred to me as Lorena Garcia while millions also witnessed my oh-so-very awkward progression through puberty which included horrible outfits, a ton of pink glitter nail polish and brows that were waaay over plucked (giving any teen tweezers for the first time is a bad bad thing I tell you). So I pursued my passion for acting but slowly realized that I had lost my patience for it…And hey as I often say jokingly (but in actual seriousness too), I [think] I did turn out pretty good in the end…a child actor from the 90’s currently not in rehab, arrested for a dui and or theft…blah blah you get it.
And in this unassuming way the world of fashion is similar to acting as clothes and the outfits we construct tell stories, evoke emotions and inspire…so on that note, welcome & enjoy!