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That time

7/25/16

Neon Blush, Nordstrom Anniversary SaleMaison Martin Margiela 'Replica' candle in "beach walk", Le Labo perfume oil: Jasmin 17, NARS body glow oil, Le Labo perfume: Bergamot 22, Aesop body balm, Maison Margiela x Mykita sunglasses

It's that time of the year... Nordstrom's Anniversary sale kicked off this past weekend and I'm making some last minute grabs on summer-appropriate products and stocking up on shades and scents for autumn. Thinking about pulling the trigger with other these items I've been eyeing all year:

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This and that

7/22/16

Neon Blush, PacSun mom jeans, high waist denim, Balenciaga bag, Zara button up blouse, Steiger creepersNeon Blush, PacSun mom jeans, high waist denim, Balenciaga bag, Zara button up blouse, Steiger creepersNeon Blush, PacSun mom jeans, high waist denim, Balenciaga bag, Zara button up blouse, Steiger creepersNeon Blush, PacSun mom jeans, high waist denim, Balenciaga bag, Zara button up blouse, Steiger creepersZara blouse, PacSun top and mom jeans, Steiger shoes, Balenciaga bag

As of late, I've been really into the idea of layering crop/tube tops over more abstract or asymmetrical button-ups and pairing that combination with whatever jeans seem fitting with the cut chosen. Here I went with a tube top and a hi-low button up, and a super high-rise pair of jeans that fit the bill with the shorter front hem of the shirt. Throwing disparate styles together can produce a fresh new look, and that's fun when it involves using pieces influenced by trends from years past. I'm reliving my young teenage spirit through spaghetti strap tops and mom jeans--got these bottoms from PacSun last week and they are THE most flattering high-waisted jeans I've ever encountered (just be sure to go down one size as they run big)--and modernizing it by incorporating unexpected layers.

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Ser

7/5/16


I'm way overdue for almost all of my travel compilations and I realize I'm going out of sequence here... I've yet to post my trip to Tokyo in 2015! and this past NYFW in February, but I had to share my experience in Tulum while my sentiments are still somewhat fresh. When I fall in love with a place, I run into the problems of knowing how to divide my time between 'fully' immersing in the moment and immersing in moments well enough to be able to capture the essence of it... or the fear of not doing these places any justice through photographs in general. I usually sit on these photos to collect my thoughts because I want to post-process the photo set in a way that it is telling of how enriching and this experience was, but then I'll end up wanting to just keep them to myself as a way of keeping them 'sacred'. But here you have my attempt.

This was my very first trip to Tulum. I'd been pining to go for years and I built up this extremely idyllic image of what it would be like... and even after all that, the experience met and even surpassed my expectations. Maybe it was the good vibes my friends and I were riding--it had felt like a premature toast to summer, with our friend Teddy graduating from law school, AND we'd managed to pull off surprise vacation planned three months in advance--maybe I was overdue and finally primed for this sort of trip. But one thing is for sure: Tulum was a quiet sort of beauty for me. And that's the perfect kind, in my opinion. It wasn't glamorous or ritzy, but just chic enough in its own untouched, disintegrated glory. Cenote dwelling, blissful and exciting. The food, the best of the cheapest I've eaten. The few exchanges we had with locals, warm and genuine. The decor and architecture, simple yet charming and better yet, intentional. While out cavorting on unpaved roads and into clear waters under perfectly overcast skies, I'd never felt more present with both the external and the internal- at peace in both my surroundings and my thoughts at once. Thanks for being a space that allows for that and for reviving the spirit, Tulum x