Monday, May 23, 2016

sea of succulents

Last week I went on a mini road trip to San Diego with my friend Judy. Unfortunately it started raining shortly after we arrived, but we did get a chance to snap a few photos, sift through records at a thrift store and shop at the most adorable gift shop full of succulents. I wish we could have stayed a little longer but I was in the best company and had a fun time in spite of the weather dilemma.

My heart literally does a happy dance every time I see a succulent. When I see an entire wall of them beautifully displayed, I damn near explode with joy. Life goals: build a succulent wall inside my home one day.

I can not vouch for this coffee shop. I didn't get a chance to try "the best coffee in old town" but the sign sure is pretty right?

Photos by Judy Elle

(Zara bodysuit and jeans, Adidas sneakers)

I get mixed reviews on this pair of jeans. Some people absolutely love it, and others abhor it. Personally, I love them! To say they are the most comfortable jeans I have ever owned would be an understatement. I love the way they swoosh every time I take a step. *swoosh swoosh swoosh* Here I come in my giant man repelling pants. The trick to pulling these off is to pair them with a form fitting top, and since bodysuits are trending this season, it was a no brainer. Not to mention, a flowy top worn with these oversized jeans would only succeed to make me look like a walking jellyfish. How do you feel about these baggy frayed culottes? Yay or nay?

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

modern lolita

Channeling major lolita vibes here. If only I had a lollipop hanging out of my mouth and my sunnies were little heart shapes. But then again, at my age that would probably be a teeny bit creepy. So let's call this the modern and grown up version of Lolita. The girl who no longer teases grown men because she herself is a grown woman, yet she's still attached to her feminine frocks and her cutesy ballet flats.

Photos by my mom

(Shakuhachi dress, Zara flats, Theyskens' Theory bag, Ray-Ban sunnies, BFs old beret)

This Shakuhachi dress is an old one I've had for a while and it's one of my favorites. It's one of those pieces that will never go out of style, years later and the print still feels very new. That's one of the reasons why I don't stray too far from my black and white pieces. They tend to withstand the color trends that always come and go. When in doubt, a black and white ensemble will always do the trick.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

silver lining

Wearing knit pants is kind of like wearing adult PJs in public. I can't even begin to tell you how often I have worn these bad boys to bed (shhh don't tell anyone). But the trick to pulling these off without looking like you literally rolled out of bed two seconds ago is all about how you accessorize your look.

Kestan recently sent me a few jewelry pieces pretty enough to wear to special occasions yet practical enough to wear day to day. Have I ever told you that circles are my favorite shape? So it is no surprise that I love this dainty three piece collection. The moment I tried them on I knew they were special enough to dress up even the comfiest pj style pants.

Another trick to dressing up a very casual look is to layer small necklaces of different lengths. The Sunridge necklace from Kestan is adjustable so that I can wear it long enough to layer a shorter necklace on top and finish it off with a suede choker. It's a fun neck party!

Photos by my mom

(Free People tee, Forever 21 knit pants, Madewell denim shirt, necklace, bracelet & ring c/o Kestan

What are some of your favorite ways to dress up a casual look? Would you ever wear your PJ pants out?

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