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Sheer over and under

11/24/17

Neon Blush, sheer striped top, oversized wide-leg And Other Stories corduroy pants, velvet Prada heels, vintage heels, Los Angeles, patent leather rag & bone fanny pack bag, silk Fleur du Mal black tank topPLT sheer top, Fleur du Mal silk cami (similar), & Other Stories corduroy wide-leg pants, Rag & Bone fanny pack, Prada heels

I did not mean to put this update off for so long, but as you know, life and the holidays got in the way. I've been settling (back) into my skin and feeling at home again and I guess this mini hiatus was just me savoring the transition. I definitely go through these "transitions" quite often, but returning to my skin this time felt so gratifying after feeling out of place, confused, and unnerved for an entire year. I'm aware I mostly speak in code when it comes to writing about intimate life things, but this is the only way I feel I can communicate major updates while retaining my privacy in such an open, public space haha! Maybe balancing the two is another level of personal and comfort I've yet to uncover (and willing to explore in the near future).

ANYWAY. As good as this transition was for my soul, it was just as satisfying feeling renewed in terms of personal style. At the risk of sounding vacuous and wholly materialistic, I believe there's a strong correlation between knowing yourself and translating that into exhibiting your best style. For the past year, having felt lost and uninterested, I think that part of me also faded-- I didn't know how to fashion myself, pun intended. I'd stopped posting as much because truthfully, I wasn't consuming as much. Now, feeling like I'm coming over that hump and still knowing that I am this and that without the excess material, more than ever I'm steadfast in my style. A complete transparency unveiled.

I know it's still a little early for a reflection- maybe it was the small pause or it was the fact that I'd just hosted my first ever Thanksgiving dinner for my family that got me feeling all emotional (almost too publicly), but I figured we need to open ourselves up in order to genuinely connect, don't we? Thankful for you guys who are still here reading my half-formed rants and nonsense. Hope you all had a fulfilling Thanksgiving x

Neon Blush, sheer striped top, oversized wide-leg And Other Stories corduroy pants, velvet Prada heels, vintage heels, Los Angeles, patent leather rag & bone fanny pack bag, silk Fleur du Mal black tank topJ. Hannah earrings, silver stud earrings

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All hail the pail

11/6/17

Neon Blush, KARA patent leather bag, zipper bag, Realisation PAR lip handkerchief, simple style, black and white, Los Angeles, The Frilly trousers, H&M puff sleeve top, white button up top, Jacquemus inspired, RAEN unisex sunglasses, Rachel Comey slingback patent beige shoes, Amazon FashionH&M top, The Frilly trousers, KARA bag, Realisation PAR handkerchief, Rachel Comey heels (similar), RAEN sunglasses

Not sure how something could look so cute but so mature at the same time, but the oblong bucket bag balances that just perfectly. It's sophisticated and casual, fun and elegant, relaxed yet sleek all at once. Without a doubt, my favorite bag silhouette for the past year and the one to come. (Ps whoa how did the end of the year creep up so quickly?)

And lastly, if I could splurge, I would:


Neon Blush, KARA patent leather bag, zipper bag, Realisation PAR lip handkerchief, simple style, black and white, Los Angeles, The Frilly trousers, H&M puff sleeve top, white button up top, Jacquemus inspired, RAEN unisex sunglasses, Rachel Comey slingback patent beige shoes, Amazon Fashion

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Faint feline

10/30/17

Neon Blush, H&M, puffer coat, easy Halloween makeup, Halloween cat mask, kitty mask, feline Halloween costume, simple costumeH&M mask, puffer (similar) and jeans (similar), Rochas boots

I love an easy costume that doubles as normal-wear-- my last minute Halloween get-up resulted in getting a cheetah-print mask (similar here) and the perfect black puffer (which I will be sure to repeat a ton post-Halloween). Not quite a black cat (for that look, go with this feathery one here [which I love]), but it differentiates itself from a normal look just enough so that it passes for a costume. Procrastinators, rejoice: the best thing about this is that these items are still attainable in time for tomorrow night (thank you same-day Amazon Prime). With a swipe of a matted brick color on the lips (NARS 'Slow Ride'), a cat-eye (that's a no-brainer, huh) and swatches of rust and warm browns with the 'Scandalust' palette on the lids, you're good to go.

Neon Blush, H&M, puffer coat, easy Halloween makeup, Halloween cat mask, kitty mask, feline Halloween costume, simple costume

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Marant mornings

10/17/17

Neon Blush, Jenny Ong, Isabel Marant, Etoile Isabel Marant, Amazon Fashion, IM sweaters, Isabel hoodie, white pants, Rag & Bone Newbury suede boots, Rag & Bone suede mini messenger bag, RAEN unisex sunglassesIsabel Marant hoodie, McGuire Denim pants, Rag & Bone bag and boots (similar), RAEN sunglasses, Adornmonde earrings

While I love seeing how new brands interpret "casual cool", I can't help but always return to some of the classics like Isabel Marant, the eponymous label renown for its refined embodiment of the term, and Rag & Bone, the New York brand also esteemed for epitomizing the laid-back blasé. These two, paired with my favorite oversized square sunglasses and some hoop earrings, make dazed morning runs for caffeine seem less cumbersome and a bit more au courant.

Neon Blush, Jenny Ong, Isabel Marant, Etoile Isabel Marant, Amazon Fashion, IM sweaters, Isabel hoodie, white pants, Rag & Bone Newbury suede boots, Rag & Bone suede mini messenger bag, RAEN unisex sunglassesNeon Blush, Jenny Ong, Isabel Marant, Etoile Isabel Marant, Amazon Fashion, IM sweaters, Isabel hoodie, white pants, Rag & Bone Newbury suede boots, Rag & Bone suede mini messenger bag, RAEN unisex sunglasses