Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Flight of the Bumblebees

There's something to be said about a new pair of shoes. I haven't bought heels in a very long time, and even then, the last pair I bought were extremely "versatile" i.e. very, very simple and consequently pretty boring. Therefore, these Miista platforms have been a long time comin'. I'm honestly not a person for trends but sometimes you just have to go for it. The large black platform and thick Birkenstock-esque straps? I'm in. I wore them all this past weekend and they made me so happy to just throw on with whatever and go. Plus, the golden little bumblebees are such an unexpected and fresh print. Who cares about cat prints when you can have bumblebees? 

Oh, also, a reader asked what my wardrobe plan was for this fall, and while I'll probably stick to my fail-safe black jeans, I will also be piling on the soft, neutral knits. This particular sweater I bought from the Goodwill a couple weeks ago and I am obsessed with it. It's so crazy soft. Never underestimate the power of the thrift store, you guys. 
Miista Elena Bumble Bee platforms, Current/Elliott jeans, vintage sweater, vintage gold necklaces. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Wilderness: Miista AW14

When I first started my blog, I shot a lot of my photos outdoors in the wilderness. I was living in Oregon at the time and green foliage was readily available. Of course, now living in LA, the blog has taken on a more metropolis tone (duh) and sometimes I miss the simplicity of acres of green fields and vibrant forests. That's why I am so into the London based shoe brand Miista (I've had a pair of their shoes and one of their bags on the blog before). The lookbook for their newest collection does a fantastic job of blending industrial with nature, organics with manmade. Not to mention, the clothes are a beautiful mix of soft knits and basic denim paired with unexpected silhouettes, details and layering. Of course, then there are the shoes-- which are exactly a blend of everything I've mentioned above. I myself have just purchased the Elena in the amazing Bee Print and am so psyched for them to arrive, but I also thought the lookbook was just too good not to share. You can shop more of their collection here.


Friday, September 19, 2014

Coffee Break

This past weekend I took a break from school (and my very hot off-campus apartment) and went home to spend the day with my mom. We ran all sorts of errands and then in the afternoon went to a little coffee shop on Wilshire called Milk Jar Cookies. The place is decorated so cute and they have the most amazing peanut butter and chocolate cookie. If you're in the LA area I really recommend stopping by.

The outfit I'm wearing has been another default of mine for the last week or so. This paneled t-shirt shirt dress is such a great twist on a classic contemporary style. I love the subtle detailing and heather grey color. Also, I've been searching for the perfect army/surplus jacket for a while and I think this one by Levi's has answered my prayers. I talk a lot about the throw on and go dress and I think I've definitely found its jacket counterpart. 


Friday, September 12, 2014

Moving In

I feel like you guys have seen these overalls a half a dozen times already on the blog, but that really isn't stopping me from posting them again because they are so amazing, and I don't think I can ever tire of the concept of overalls in general. These particular overalls I saw on a girl walking around the Fairfax Flea Market, and I had to stalk her until I worked up the courage to ask who they were by. When she said Current/Elliott, I logged it in my brain and then got on eBay later that night and miraculously found these babies just waiting for me. Sometimes, the style gods are looking out for you. Only sometimes, though.
I wore these overalls two days in a row because I was hauling things to my new apartment at USC. Living in an apartment off-campus has completely changed my perspective on college and life in general. It is so much fun to just be on your own, you know? Last year I lived in a dorm that was populated by the worst kind of people (a.k.a the incessantly drinking and throwing-up-in-the-halls type of people) and it wasn't fun or interesting to be around at all. Plus, my dorm had crazy security (good for my mom's habitual worries, not so good for me) and I'd literally have to get past four different locked thresholds and up three flights of stairs just to get to my hallway. Now, I'm in charge of basically everything. I can leave the door wide open or locked shut, throw-up in the hallways or not, and cook (or microwave) all the food I want. I think the moral of the story is: things get better. 

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Textured Knits, Structural Rings and Men's Jackets

Absolutely fell in love with the August editorial from Elle USA starring french actress Astrid Berges-Frisbey. Can I have all of it, please? I'm hoping LA's temperatures drop this fall and I can pile on the sweaters and oversized trousers with patent brogues and tassel details.  photo EUS_35_1_zps8742c364.jpg
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Here are some pieces I found online that evoke the same feelings.