Monday, April 14, 2014

living in layers

Spring is all about layers and the temperature in Los Angeles varies from sweater weather to bikini weather more often than my mood swings. With that being said, this day was quite temperamental and I was in no mood to take a chance with getting stuck in the cold.

I layered a long-sleeve romper (seen as a whole in this post) with a chunky knit sweater, an infinity scarf, and some nylon knee high socks. I accessorized this look with a floppy fedora and some vintage booties and a vintage bag. To me, layering can come in handy in any season, but the in-betweeners (yes, I made up that word - and yes, I mean spring and autumn) force you to learn how to layer. 

When I layer, I think not only about comfort and temperature, but I love to play with textures and prints. I like contradictory fashion, so pairing a chunky knit top with a light and dainty bottom amuses me.

Romper: Forever 21
Sweater: Forever 21
Hat: Forever 21
Scarf: American Apparel
Socks: We Love Colors
How do you like to layer during the "in-betweener" seasons?


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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Looking Back: LuckyFABB

I started blogging in 2009, when outfit posts were non-existent and there wasn't a dictionary term for "selfies". I was a recent Fashion Merchandising graduate looking to stay in touch with the fashion industry. Blogger Conferences were never an option. To see fashion blogging grow to something so enormous and incredible gives me the best feeling, and I can't believe I was able to participate in my first LuckyFABB conference this year. The events scattered from Thursday afternoon to Saturday evening right down the street from me in LA!

First, I stopped by Blow Me Away Blow Dry Bar for the Wendy's #NewSaladCollection Event! I got to try the new Asian Cashew Salad and walked away with a fresh blowout for the evening's festivities. 

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Forever 21 Necklace  |  SATTERDAY Bag  |  Sam Edelman Oxfords

I was so nervous to attend the actual conference - I didn't know anybody that was going to be there! I was pleasantly surprised to have met a new friend in a matter of seconds after arrival. March from The PTown Girls isn't only the first girl I met, but pretty much the same exact person as me. We instantly hit it off and I think we share the same brainwaves. There's definitely a long lasting friendship in the cards with her, as well as all of the other bloggers I met throughout this experience.

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Forever 21 Fedora  |  Brandy Melville Top  |  H&M Jacket  |  Clover Canyon Shorts  |  Forever 21 Booties

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Myself  |  Kim from Nerd With Heels  |  March from The PTown Girls  |  Martha from Sun Fun Fashion

Myself  |  Wendy from Wendy's Lookbook

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Head to Toe in Madewell

After a long day of incredible speakers and hours of networking, some fellow bloggers and I headed over to the LookMazing/Madewell event at The Grove. We got to shop the store, style our own Coachella looks, and model them! By the way, if you like this outfit, head over to LookMazing and "WINK" at my look! I could win a $100 Madewell gift card!

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Myself  |  Hannah from The Fashion Cookbook  |  March from The PTown Girls

The last day of LuckyFABB was full of photos and brunch (obviously my favorite - food and mimosas!). It made me realize not only how much I learned about blogging, but how quickly you can bond with other people. Bloggers connect so quickly because our little community is so hard to understand from the outside, and I wouldn't trade these ladies that I met for the world.

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Forever 21 Romper  |  H&M Bag  |  Yellow Box Sandals  |  Vintage Necklaces

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Lucky Magazine Editor and Cheif Eva Chen  |  Myself

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I can't wait for the next LuckyFABB event, and to the bloggers I know that have not attended one of these conferences: DO IT! 

Below are some photos that a nabbed from the Lucky Magazine Instagram - I got to see all of these sensational and incredibly successful individuals speak. They were so kind and inspiring. What an unforgettable experience: 

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Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso

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House of Harlow Founder Nicole Richie

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Supermodel (and blogger!) Coco Rocha

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Supermodel Karolina Kurkova and blogger of Song of Style Aimee Song

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

awake my soul

The past month has turned my whole life around. It's amazing to see that one area of your life can be so toxic that it spreads and infects everything else. Needless to say I'm out of that situation and on to bigger and better things. With that being said, I'm still blogging and more excited about it than ever. Blogging for me has never been about popularity, a following, or free items. It has always been for me - to keep in touch with the industry that I love, as a creative outlet, and hopefully to inspire others. 

I'm now blogging and managing social media for a footwear company and it's so exciting. The people are incredible, the product is good to work with, and the environment is positive and up-lifting. After having the lowest self esteem than I ever have professionally, this job has turned my confidence around. By the way fellow bloggers, there's a blogger program that you can be a part of - sign up HERE. :)

Whatever you do, no matter where you live or what industry you're in, NEVER let others make you feel that you are less than what you are. EVER.

This outfit was from a trip I made to Vegas a few weeks back before I started my new gig. Comfortable, relaxed, refreshed.

Top: Brandy Melville [similar]
Pants: Forever 21 [similar]
Jacket: H&M


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