January 2013

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Crew love

1/31/13


VS PINK sweater, Line & Dot skirt, ShoeMint shoes, Vanessa Mooney necklaces, ShoeMint clutch

Opted for a "white-on-white" look today with subtle details-- this VS PINK crew sweater features muted baseball sleeves and an off-white lace appliqué, both of which I love. Slouchy, warm and totally comfortable... boyish with girly charm. Check out my Chictopia post to view the other VS PINK sweaters! You might be able to find additional photos from VS PINK on their Facebook page, or at Chictopia's. Happy Thursday xx

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Chasing pavements

1/29/13





Chaser brand cardigan, vintage leopard blouse, Chaser brand tee, Forever 21 skirt, Jeffrey Campbell boots, Zara bag, Karen Walker sunnies

Currently enjoying myself and some sunshine, doing nothing but eating yummy delectables... right now I'm munching on these and mentally dying at the thought of HOW good these artisan chocolate bites are! I got a box of Petits Fours and just devoured the Rose Petal and Matcha. Working on Earl Grey at the moment, heav-e-e-en! Not a bad start to the week haha. Alright, gotta keep this extra short today as I've got to run real soon -- happy Tuesday guys, peace!

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A sliver of silver

1/27/13


See by Chloe dress, Jennifer Zeuner necklace, Essie nail polish, Proenza Schouler PS11 clutch, Saint Laurent pumps, Made Her Think ring, Make Up For Ever eyeshadow and eyeliner

I'm a girl who normally gravitates towards the silvery side of the jewelry color spectrum-- the polished-but-sort-of-grungy look silver offers in comparison to its gold counterpart is something I prefer over the latter's lavish and glam aura. And then when you pair a little bit of that moonshine with an added hint of detail, like the extended heel tab on the gorgeous (Yves) Saint Laurent pair, it's like the gods convene and you get something ethereal.

The next upcoming months I'm hoping to experiment with shadow and more metallics (since the other hues on my Naked palettes could use some lovin'), starting with this MUFE eyeliner and shadow. After seeing this feature on Chanel SS'13, I'm convinced full-on metallic eyes aren't entirely, unimaginably unattractive.

(Okay, and I know the See by Chloe knitted dress isn't entirely silver but how good is that racerback? Love it, so perfect for summer.)

49

Like aluminum foil

1/24/13



Shop Sosie dress, Romwe cardigan, Sigerson Morrison boots, Zara bag, Vanessa Mooney jewelry

Stepped out for an ice-blended green tea latte in a carefree casual outfit (as usual) the other day--loving the t-shirt dress for its silver polish and crinkly texture that mostly resembles the shiny side of used aluminum foil. I've been crazy about silver lately, and I think I'm ready to take up the metallic tone by accessorizing with jewelry again.

Speaking of silver jewelry, I got this Vanessa Mooney necklace recently and I can't wait to wear it out more often when the weather returns to warmer degrees. I'm still eyeing this knuckle floating ring, as well as this Gabriella Artigas cuff with a dope brushed metal finish that I always ogle over when I'm on Shopbop.

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Lace on lace

1/21/13


Zara coat, Wasteland lace top, Madewell shorts, Zara bag

Taken a few weeks back... I've got a penchant for pairing lace with more lace (with the same coat, too, as posted here), and I don't think I mind it with this dark blue/gold sheen and black combo. Luckily it's been gorgeous out and warm enough to wear lace shorts, so I actually wore lace on lace (yet again) yesterday--whoops. And even though it's been a lot warmer, I've been itching to travel someplace else. Anyone else have that travel bug right now?

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Kasil ss'13

1/20/13











photos by me

Kasil Workshop holds a special place in my heart for my love of denim, and well having the opportunity to shoot Kasil Workshop's Spring/Summer 2013 collection a few months ago was so exciting. It was great not only being behind the lens but also being able to help style the shoot and work with their latest line of spring-friendly styles.

Photographer: me
Stylist: Raneth & me
Makeup/hair: Ashley Brooke

Worn with: A.L.C., IRO, Haute Hippie, Acne, Fiorentini & Baker, T by Alexander Wang, Madewell, Vanessa Mooney, Equipment, YSL, Luv Aj, Isabel Marant

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Shades of gray

1/17/13






3.1 Phillip Lim sweater, Wasteland skirt, Equipment blouse, Isabel Marant sneakers, Proenza Schouler PS11, Karen Walker sunglasses, Vanessa Mooney necklace

Currently living in my go-to 3d cable Phillip Lim sweater, gunmetal, and asymmetrical skirts. Sometimes I feel like asymmetrical skirts should be retired by now, but when I'm able to make a 'new' skirt out of them by simply rotating it 90 degrees either which way, it's hard to let go of them. That versatility factor should always be kept in mind when shopping, huh? It makes the damage either totally worth it (with no regrets) or less detrimental to the wallet.

30

Perforated

1/15/13



Linea Pelle belt, Zara top, James Jeans coated skinny, Karen Walker sunglasses, Linea Pelle tote

A new profound appreciation for belts with perforation all throughout. They just make sense, and they're good to loop through either hip-huggers or high-waisted jeans. I had been looking for some with this kind of leather for a while now, because belts are weird and sometimes I fit right in between sizes... you just need one good belt with that many holes, and this is that one.

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January wish list

1/11/13


Acne leather jacket, Sandro dress, Balenciaga mini city, Proenza Schouler hologram sandals, Oliver Goldsmith Y-Not 1966s, Topshop leather shorts

My birthday wishlist 'cause it's my birthday month and 'cause... why not? These lists are always fun to make. Currently (and forever will be) lusting over Acne outerwear, Sandro's minimalist chic approach, Balenciaga (duh), hologram and silvery goodness, unorthodox shapes for sunglasses, and leather shorts (always). Even one year older, I can still keep on dreaming.

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Peek of print

1/10/13





Zara coat, Kasil Workshop shorts, Linea Pelle belt, Theyskens' Theory boots, Linea Pelle tote

Using the crap out of this croc-embossed tote from Linea Pelle lately, it's just the kind of carry-all bag that seems to cater to my whereabouts and schedule just perfectly. Nowadays I'm lugging around my iPad, a folder, 2013 moleskine, and everything else I can tuck in there without making it look like it weighs over five pounds. The tote conceals all that pretty nicely, thank you for that Linea Pelle. Added a little bit of cheetah print to the croc-embossed print to shaken up the flow of basics... and there you have it, my usual get-up with a splash of print.

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All the fuzz

1/8/13




Equipment blouse, PacSun coat, James Jeans coated skinny, Rag & Bone boots, Jessica Simpson hat, Proenza Schouler PS11

Meandered around residential streets before dropping by the Grove to do some heavy window shopping. Tried to achieve that nonchalant walk that some bloggers do so well but uhh, I, on the other hand, subsequently walked into a curb two seconds after that first photo. L-o-l. Anyway... I've been obsessed with fuzzy coats and especially with these coated skinnies as of late. They probably achieve that faux leathery look the best out of all the coated styles I've seen, and they serve as the better half of my go-to combo of coat + skinny jeans. How're you all keeping warm?

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All day everyday

1/7/13


Clockwise from top-left: Topshop woven boots, Alexander Wang 'Dasha' bootie, Penelope & Coco 'Ivy' boots, Anine Bing studded boots, Zara buckled boots, Topshop strapped boots

It's 2013 and I'm still into black boots, maybe more fervently than ever... maybe because I've tested myself on how long I can withhold from purchasing another black pair. The itch is strong. Currently lusting over these beauties, with the Topshop, Anine Bing, and Penelope & Coco ones being my favorites.

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Almost warm again

1/4/13


Zara coat, Madewell tux skirt, Loeffler Randall clogs, Alexander Wang tote

It's the weekend and luckily for me, it's actually going to be warm enough during peak hours of the day to be clad in a baseball tee, skirt and shoes without socks (finally). Now it's starting to sound more like SoCal, haha. I can ALMOST feel spring! And I desperately want it to be so, as I'm over being half-way sick in the coldest winter LA's experienced (ever) consistently for the last ten days. But the countdown to spring isn't the only thing I'm looking forward to--a lot of changes coming in the next two weeks! 'Til then, catch me on Instagram over the weekend. Enjoy yours :)

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Angeleno backdrops

1/2/13

Zara jacket and sweater, Forever 21 dress, Sole Society boots, Nordstrom beanie, Zara bag

Even as a born and bred Angelino, I'm still seemingly drawn to art graffiti that embellish the walls of buildings on almost every block around here. I was on my way to grab some dessert and a cup of coffee in the Arts District and I had to stop nearly every 15 steps to take in the bigger picture, with the bright paint splatters and beautiful textured, brick walls against the dreary morning sky. Gorgeous contrast if you ask me. On myself, had on mostly neutrals as to not blend in and just enough fluorescence to match a bright hue or two.