Monday, April 21, 2014

Making Waves

Went to Malibu for the Easter weekend with my boyfriend's family. I used to be a person who totally despised the beach-- I always felt the sand was too hot and the ocean too salty. Thankfully, I've had a change of heart and now can't wait for brief respites by the shore. The continual sound of the water washing across the sand is honestly so peaceful and meditative.
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The weather this weekend was sunny but windy and cold, perfect for this layered beaded embroidery smock dress by Free People. This is also another dress great to take to a festival like Outside Lands in NorCal or Sasquatch in Washington where the weather is beautiful but also has a tendency to be on the cold side.
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Free People Wild Child Dress
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Jonah wore this beautiful pale blue vintage sweater with a pair of light green swim trunks on Sunday and I'm convinced that sea foam colors make the best beach wear.
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It's so nice to just take a break all weekend rather than focus on school work or the computer. We spent a lot of time drawing. I think there's so much to be said for putting pen to paper every once in a while.
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I totally miss the ocean already.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Summer Inspiration

 Time and time again, W Magazine continues to inspire. This particular issue is guest edited by the Queen of aesthetics Sofia Coppolla and I'm loving these dreamy California images of Kirsten Dunst. I'm heading to Malibu this weekend and these images make me want to wear nothing but rhinestone necklaces and a yellow two-piece in the pool. Also lets just talk about how effortlessly floral dresses and red lipstick can be. 
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Photography by Juergen Teller
Styled by Felicia Garcia-Rivera

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Fest Dressed

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Even though I'm not going back to Coachella this year, I can pretend like I am, right? This dress would be the perfect garment to endure that  mix of Coachella Valley winds and blazing California sun. I love ethnic embroidered dresses and the trapeze nature of this one basically takes the cake. Furthermore, I don't need to wear a bra under this baby-- which is a huge plus in my book.
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Free People New Romantics Rio dress, vintage beads, Dolce Vita Jerica sandals

Friday, April 04, 2014

Windy City

I wore this to go see a musical at The Pantages theater in Hollywood this past week. It was crazy windy so I thought I'd film a little bit of my jacket/clothes while they were flying in the wind. This coat was an amazing find at a thrift store recently-- it's basically the perfect camel coat. I bought this daisy shirt from a girl in high school last year for $3 and it remains one of my favorite shirts today.
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coat: Vintage (similar here). shirt: Vintage. jeans: Madewell. bag: Coach  (now 20% off!). sandals: Joe's Jeans. nail polish: OPI.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Roman Sandals

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I've become infatuated with these Joe's Jeans canvas and leather sandals lately. They're not too high and extremely comfortable to wear for an extended period of time. I placed them atop Goddess: The Classical Mode by Harold Koda, published in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I've had this coffee table book for several years and always loved turning to it for any sort of inspiration. Honestly, if I had a choice I would dress exclusively in goddess gowns and draped togas and I think these heels would be the perfect sleek, modern day Roman sandal to accompany them with. Below are some of my favorite photos from the book.
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