April 2014

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Spring covers

4/30/14

Neon Blush, APC parka, army green outerwear, The Dreslyn, Heartloom lace crop top, 7 For All Mankind destructed white denim shorts, suede Birkenstocks, ShopSuperStreet, Sun Buddies sunglassesNeon Blush, APC parka, army green outerwear, The Dreslyn, Heartloom lace crop top, 7 For All Mankind destructed white denim shorts, suede Birkenstocks, ShopSuperStreet, Sun Buddies sunglassesNeon Blush, APC parka, army green outerwear, The Dreslyn, Heartloom lace crop top, 7 For All Mankind destructed white denim shorts, suede Birkenstocks, ShopSuperStreet, Sun Buddies sunglassesNeon Blush, APC parka, army green outerwear, The Dreslyn, Heartloom lace crop top, 7 For All Mankind destructed white denim shorts, suede Birkenstocks, ShopSuperStreet, Sun Buddies sunglassesNeon Blush, APC parka, army green outerwear, The Dreslyn, Heartloom lace crop top, 7 For All Mankind destructed white denim shorts, suede Birkenstocks, ShopSuperStreet, Sun Buddies sunglassesNeon Blush, APC parka, army green outerwear, The Dreslyn, Heartloom lace crop top, 7 For All Mankind destructed white denim shorts, suede Birkenstocks, ShopSuperStreet, Sun Buddies sunglassesA.P.C. military parka, Heartloom crop top, 7 For All Mankind shorts, Birkenstock sandals, Sun Buddies sunglasses

The best part about spring is the feasibility of dressing in light layers and light jackets - the weather still permits you to add more on, peel off layers, wear something long with something cropped, and so on accordingly. Lately I've been sticking to long coats over cut-offs, this time in an A.P.C. parka from The Dreslyn (masters of basics - another easy, shorter jacket from A.P.C. here), a lace crop top and destructed white denim shorts. Obsessed, actually, with the coat-over-crops formula - drawing inspiration from the selection of spring-appropriate jackets from The Dreslyn. It's easy to dismiss outerwear during this time but I feel as long as it's lightweight, basic in color (ok save for the lime green piece below), and/or complete with a paint crackled effect or perforated details... you're good.

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Coachella all wrapped up

4/27/14

Neon Blush, Cynthia Vincent, CV Chella, Coachella festival fashion, Rag & Bone fedora hat, Abercrombie & Fitch denim shortsNeon Blush, Cynthia Vincent, CV Chella, Coachella festival fashion, Rag & Bone fedora hat, Abercrombie & Fitch denim shortsNeon Blush, Cynthia Vincent, CV Chella, Coachella festival fashion, Rag & Bone fedora hat, Abercrombie & Fitch denim shortsNeon Blush, Cynthia Vincent, CV Chella, Coachella festival fashion, Rag & Bone fedora hat, Abercrombie & Fitch denim shortsCynthia Vincent sweater, scarf, top, and boots, Abercrombie & Fitch shorts, Rag & Bone hat, Hare + Hart bag, SALT sunglasses

The last of my posts on Coachella style: clad in an all encompassing Cynthia Vincent scarf, my favorite sweater (that I'll be sure to wear going into fall/wintertime too), and boots that got me through three days of rough Indio weather. After two eventful days, full-on comfort was the way to go- this meant slouchy knits with double ended zippers for maximum control on coverage, denim shorts, pulled back hair, and a hat and sizable scarf to accessorize the basics (serving as apt windbreakers, too).

These suede boots proved to be masterful staples - they got me through a lot of walking and tons more grains of sand over the course of three days (+ another three during weekend two) and they are still undoubtedly one of the comfiest pairs of shoes I've ever worn. And they kind of go with just about anything.

Neon Blush, Cynthia Vincent, CV Chella, Coachella festival fashion, Rag & Bone fedora hat, Abercrombie & Fitch denim shortsNeon Blush, Cynthia Vincent, CV Chella, Coachella festival fashion, Rag & Bone fedora hat, Abercrombie & Fitch denim shortsNeon Blush, Cynthia Vincent, CV Chella, Coachella festival fashion, Rag & Bone fedora hat, Abercrombie & Fitch denim shortsNeon Blush, Cynthia Vincent, CV Chella, Coachella festival fashion, Rag & Bone fedora hat, Abercrombie & Fitch denim shorts
Thanks for letting me continue to dump all of my Coachella excitement on my blog and Instagram over the past two weeks. Needless to say, it was an exhilarating experience - thanks Olivia for these snaps, and a huge thank you to the Cynthia Vincent team for showing me how to do Coachella right the very first time! x

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Somewhere only we know

4/22/14

Neon Blush, Cynthia Vincent dress and boots, La Luna Flower Crowns, gold flower crown, tie dye dress, summer mini dresses, Palm Springs Parker hotel, Harpers Bazaar Coachella partyNeon Blush, Cynthia Vincent dress and boots, La Luna Flower Crowns, gold flower crown, tie dye dress, summer mini dresses, Palm Springs Parker hotel, Harpers Bazaar Coachella partyNeon Blush, Cynthia Vincent dress and boots, La Luna Flower Crowns, gold flower crown, tie dye dress, summer mini dresses, Palm Springs Parker hotel, Harpers Bazaar Coachella partyNeon Blush, Cynthia Vincent dress and boots, La Luna Flower Crowns, gold flower crown, tie dye dress, summer mini dresses, Palm Springs Parker hotel, Harpers Bazaar Coachella partyCynthia Vincent mini dress and boots, La Luna flower crown

I'm two days out of the second weekend and a good nine days out of weekend one and it still feels like I'd just been freshly plucked out of that second reality that is Coachella. I wasn't expecting to fall this hard for Coachella, but after getting a taste last week and then really going through the motions this past weekend, I can see why so many people keep coming back like it's a bad relationship. Bad, but so good. Amidst the sandstorms, the heat and the exhausting feeling of having to navigate through hundreds of people, there's also the experience of roaming freely and of having no reservations while in the presence of great music. One great set after another.

And because Coachella, to me, feels like a second reality, some people wear pieces that they normally wouldn't wear in celebration of that other world-ness. For me, this meant a tame flower crown (my favorite color! made by my lovely friend Gaby of La Luna x) and a tie-dye silk mini that was as functional (perfect for the relentless heat last week) as it is beautiful. Airy and freeing- Coachella vibes. Shop some of my favorite pieces for festival wear:

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In soft layers

4/18/14

Neon Blush, Abercrombie & Fitch, AF Style, Abercrombie soft layers, Theyskens' Theory bootsNeon Blush, Abercrombie & Fitch, AF Style, Abercrombie soft layers, Theyskens' Theory bootsNeon Blush, Abercrombie & Fitch, AF Style, Abercrombie soft layers, Theyskens' Theory bootsNeon Blush, Abercrombie & Fitch, AF Style, Abercrombie soft layers, Theyskens' Theory bootsNeon Blush, Abercrombie & Fitch, AF Style, Abercrombie soft layers, Theyskens' Theory bootsA&F cropped sweater, cami, and pants, Theyskens' Theory boots, Wanderlust + Co necklace

It's hard to think that it's only been four days since I got back from Coachella--and now just a few hours shy from another weekend in Palm Springs--because even the recovery process takes effort. As I'm trying to squeeze in doing as much as I can before I head back out to the desert, I'm also attempting to maintain a level of comfort by easing the wardrobe pieces a little. I've been living in these drapey pants from A&F--layered under a (new favorite) cami, and a netted sweater in beige for good measure--for some time now. The pants are so soft and roomy, which makes them perfect for these fast-paced days. Paired with easy and pretty top layers, a hat to cover unkempt hair, and your trusty black boots... the days just seem to go by a lot easier this way.

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CVCHELLA

4/16/14

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Olivia and I headed over to Palm Springs with the Cynthia Vincent crew Thursday afternoon - it was a gorgeous day, us both clad in our favorite Cynthia Vincent pieces from spring and in a car packed with insurmountable boots, dresses, bikinis, snacks, beverages, and everything else in between. As soon as we settled into our beautiful abode, Olivia and I headed over to the Korakia Pensione to unwind and bask in its unbelievable beauty (more on that below). Despite having only slept one hour (slept? Napped maybe more like it? Or really just shut my eyes for a little bit ha) the night before, our quick journey over to Palm Springs was so, so exciting - I didn't even nap then. This would be my first time experiencing Coachella and I was more than ecstatic to go with such a great group of girls.

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Straight to the snacks, and pretty much our diet for the next three days: flax seed tortilla chips, lots of guac and salsa, and spiked pink lemonade. Perfect. Lindsey from CV was THE best hostess/cool older-cousin-I-never-had. Unpacked our belongings, dipped our feet for a few and then Olivia and I went over to the Korakia to soak in the calmness before Coachella.

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As Lindsey was setting the house up for the weekend, Olivia and I retreated to the Korakia, a gorgeous (this is an understatement) escape in the land of desert escapes. This gem housed two villas, one Moroccan inspired and the other Mediterranean - both equally magical and in all ways perfect. Serene, beautiful, and so alive. Olivia and I couldn't stop fawning over every inch of the Korakia, and once you've visited, you'd understand. Anyway, that about wraps up our Thursday, Coachella Eve! I'll post some more photos on the days that followed in a post tomorrow. Happy Wednesday xo

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Coachella bound

4/15/14

Neon Blush, Madison LA Boutique, Coachella ticket giveawayNeon Blush, Madison LA Boutique, Coachella ticket giveawayNeon Blush, Madison LA Boutique, Coachella ticket giveawayNeon Blush, Madison LA Boutique, Coachella ticket giveawayNeon Blush, Madison LA Boutique, Coachella ticket giveawayNeon Blush, Madison LA Boutique, Coachella ticket giveawayPhotos by Rick Rodney

Just wanted to share with you a few photos from a shoot I did last weekend with from Sybil of Style Wink and Madison Boutique in celebration of Coachella. I teamed up with Madison and Sybil to give away three VIP tickets to Weekend 2 and the winners were just announced yesterday (check out Madison on Instagram)! Thank you to all who entered from my Instagram, and congrats to the three winners! Hope to run into you girls this weekend xo

I'm hoping to get some photos from this past weekend up very soon. It was my first Coachella experience ever and I had a blast - can't quite explain the feeling. It was a stressful 3-4 days with events and parties on top of the festival, but now that it's over, I miss it a ton. Looking forward to trying it again in a few days; hopefully I get to immerse myself fully in the music this second time around.

Ps. another thanks to those who entered the Luisaviaroma giveaway. The winner of €250 is Ria Michelle; congrats and expect an email shortly!

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Jogger situation

4/9/14

Neon Blush, Jogger Situation, Finders Keepers joggers, Zara crop top, Balenciaga cutout boots, H&M wool cap, Proenza Schouler PS11 bagNeon Blush, Jogger Situation, Finders Keepers joggers, Zara crop top, Balenciaga cutout boots, H&M wool cap, Proenza Schouler PS11 bagNeon Blush, Jogger Situation, Finders Keepers joggers, Zara crop top, Balenciaga cutout boots, H&M wool cap, Proenza Schouler PS11 bagNeon Blush, Jogger Situation, Finders Keepers joggers, Zara crop top, Balenciaga cutout boots, H&M wool cap, Proenza Schouler PS11 bagNeon Blush, Jogger Situation, Finders Keepers joggers, Zara crop top, Balenciaga cutout boots, H&M wool cap, Proenza Schouler PS11 bagZara crop, Finders Keepers joggers, Balenciaga boots, Proenza Schouler PS11, H&M cap

When cozy and comfort meet design that makes it okay to step out in pseudo pyjamas. I'm still very much on this train, especially with the weather currently in a state of in-between and all this frenzy surrounding Coachella prepping. Joggers (what a fancy name for sweatpants, thanks Aussies) are crucial staples at the moment as I make my rounds with meetings and appointments. It's been a manic two weeks and it hasn't ceased as Coachella is coming nearer (sorry for the delayed posting!). I'm headed over to Indio tomorrow and will be covering the festival on my Instagram, and more photos to follow on the blog after I get back! But until the very last minute when I have to switch into denim cut-offs and frilly dresses, find me in sweats. Some of my favorite ones here:

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Back to basics

4/2/14

Neon Blush, ALC open back top, The Dreslyn, Balenciaga cutout boots, Always Judging Donatienne bagNeon Blush, ALC open back top, The Dreslyn, Balenciaga cutout boots, Always Judging Donatienne bagNeon Blush, ALC open back top, The Dreslyn, Balenciaga cutout boots, Always Judging Donatienne bagNeon Blush, ALC open back top, The Dreslyn, Balenciaga cutout boots, Always Judging Donatienne bagA.L.C. top, Joe's Jeans shorts, Balenciaga boots, Always Judging x Donatienne bag,

The perfect piece to welcome spring (or what felt like early summer here in LA) this past weekend: this silky open-back A.L.C. top. I'd always been a fan of Andrea Lieberman's designs for A.L.C. - they're the best blend of the understated modern and classic cool. I love perusing her collection on The Dreslyn, where they've seemingly curated the best of the best - and of course in a full spectrum of white and black - with selects from A.L.C., A.P.C., R13, etc. Basically, next-level basics. The Dreslyn's been one of my main stops for serious inspiration and their effortless LA-meets-NY styling with some of my favorite labels with that very aesthetic makes wardrobe crafting a lot easier. Or maybe not, because I kind of want just about everything Dreslyn: