Friday, December 19, 2014

Let's Talk About Time

And finally, it's the holidays. I am done with my second semester of sophomore year, which is I find remarkable  because honestly, I never thought I would live to this moment. Not in a morbid way or anything; I simply never thought I would make it. In high school, I felt like those four years would never end... that I just wouldn't live to tell the tale i.e. "When  I was in high school..." etc. but now I'm saying things like "In my freshman year [of college] I felt..." etc. etc. Before you know it, you'll be reading that I've finished my sophomore year and am happy that the summer is finally here and looking forward to internships etc. I'm not saying all this to prove how predictable I am (even though I am), I am saying this to just remark how, well, remarkable time is. It really really flies, you guys. Enjoy every second. Look forward to now. Embrace any moment you're in. I've passed a lot of my life with impatience, just wanting to arrive at the next step. But now-- right now-- I'm trying to just embrace all this, right this second.

P.S. I will be in this Sunday's episode of The Comeback on HBO, so tune in even if I only have two lines because Lisa Kudrow is a genius and the show is incredible.
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American Apparel Fisherman Pullover, vintage skirt (similar here), vintage brass cross, Urban Outfitters mini tote bag, vintage boots, American Apparel Geneva twisted silver watch, and Essie Nail polish in Ignite the Night.

xox

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

December, So Far

So it's finals week, and you can basically guess what that means for me.. I'm overloaded with work and completely behind. However, tomorrow is my last day, so rejoice, because another post is coming your way by Friday. I love rhymes. In the meantime, here's what I've been up to. (As always, all images taken from my instagram).
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Piled my favorite Zara jacket on again with an American Apparel fisherman pullover. I also tied a velvet green choker around my neck and thereby was officially wearing read and green for the holidays. My best friend James (she was actually wearing the same sweater as I was but in the confetti color) snapped this photo of me right before we reunited with our other triplet from high school. It's so crazy to me that I'm a sophomore in college now.
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A shot of my apartment with our new lights! I promise I will do a full blown video room tour soon (as in the next two weeks or so!)
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As a college student living off campus in an apartment (and therefore without a meal plan) I have struggled with learning how to effectively grocery shop, budget time (i.e. not let the milk expire) etc. I think I've hit the home run with pomegranate seeds though. I can handle those.
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Treated myself to these three nail polishes for the holidays. From left to right: Russian Roulette, Ignite the Night (sold out every where except beauty.com) and Licorice-- all by Essie.
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Still loving this little faux-leather tote bag from Urban Outfitters. It's the perfect size and shape.
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American Apparel sent me some gifts in the mail. Can't wait to show you what's inside! Santa totally came early this year and I kinda couldn't ask for anything more. 
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Went to listen to some christmas music in Pasadena with my mother this Saturday. I'm a sucker for choral music-- it gives me chills. I broke out this faux fur coat (similar one here from Forever 21) because it just screamed holiday festivities to me. I even threw on an antique black glass floral pin for good measure. I love this time of year.
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The power went out in my house the other night but thankfully I had Amy Poehler's book Yes Please and plenty of candlelight to get through the darkness. Also, this little mercury glass box rectangular candle came in the mail just in time for the power outage. Go buy it now, it's the best scent and decoration.
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Its the holidays, which means I've literally been eating desert non-stop. Absolutely terrible but I'm trying to live with no regrets right now. No, not #noregrets. Just generally not having regrets in my life and embracing what comes my way. Who needs new years resolutions when you can start today?
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For those of you interested in film, I follow a podcast called Scriptnotes by John August (a fellow USC alum who is the sweetest!) and Craig Mazin. John August recently kickstarted a project to develop a deck of cards that helps writers during writers block. It's called the Writer's Emergency Pack and even though I never do anything kickstarter-y, I had to support the cause. I finally got my deck in the mail this past week and I love it so much. You can learn more about the cards and John August (and the podcast!) here.

xox

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Beach Wanderer

Confession: I've never really loved the beach. It can be really nice to go there for an afternoon of lying around and eating watermelon or reading a book, but at the end of the day, you still come home sandy and salty-- two feelings I don't enjoy. However, in an attempt to "get away" (yes, I know how trite that sounds) some friends and I ventured to the beach for the afternoon to take photos and watch the sunset. I tried to put on my most "beach wanderer" vibe and so this hooded poncho was a must. I bought it a couple weeks ago because I was having a pretty bad weekend and sometimes I use purchases to supply moments of comfort. Or what's often referred to as "shopping therapy."  Don't worry, I'm working on it. And anyways, I don't regret buying this poncho because it is fantastic.
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Wearing an Urban Outfiters embroidered hooded poncho, Madewell jeans, Blundstone 1301 boots, Silence + Noise strappy cage bra, Project Social Textured V-Neck, and Urban Outfitters mini tote bag.
xox

Monday, December 01, 2014

Life Lately

As I'm writing this the rain is pouring outside my window and although I have about a million things to do between now and Wednesday, I feel content and okay. Maybe someday I will fully open up about what's happening with me personally right now, but as always I find it easier to share photos rather than words on this platform. Here are some things from the past two weeks.
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I mentioned the rain above because it's a complete anomaly here in Los Angeles, but thankfully cold weather has been in a bit of an abundance a fact that I love beyond words, not only because I can break out this Pendleton poncho I bought a few years ago but also because cold weather makes me feel alive.
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The other day I stopped by a new vintage store on Fairfax called Cannonball & Tilly and tried out a few amazing pieces of clothing and jewelry. Oh, also I'm wearing Fruit of the Loom Grey t-shirts now and I kinda like it. Did the normcore bug finally bite me? photo tumblr_nftw1yqW8J1rv93p9o1_500_zpsdb9b8759.jpg
This necklace was so amazing I was sad to say goodbye. 
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Still can't decide whether I like these American Apparel slip-ons or not… they're not exactly beautiful? Maybe that's why I keep wearing them. I also tied this Free People Pilot's jacket (now on sale) around my waist in place of a plaid shirt because I don't have any of those.
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I wore this Zara jacket to my internship and all three of my bosses in the office made a comment about it. One of them said they liked my "Depeche Mode jacket" and I laughed like I understood what he meant and then quickly googled the reference after he left. Another asked me for a bobby pin and then said "Come on, aren't you supposed to be the fashion girl?" and gestured to my jacket, which I still don't know if it was passive aggressive sexism or meant to be a compliment. The final quote of the day was when one of the guys (my favorite one and the one that hired me) said: "The cold weather is good cause then you get to wear cool jackets like that." So all in all, I think it was a pretty successful purchase.
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These are my new Blundstone boots which I am actually obsessed with. They are like the boots I never had. They will solve all your boot problems, trust me. I've been wearing them non-stop. Kind of like that Liam Neeson movie, but different. You know?
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For Thanksgiving I spent part of my day watching Friends re-runs which honestly just made me so happy. I've seen every episode of the show and could watch it over and over again. When I'm sad it instantly puts me in a good mood and I think it's one of the most genius sitcoms ever.
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I bike to school every day, and on this particular day I liked my mix of denim and this cardigan from Urban Outfitters. Somehow this fall I've managed to accumulate the perfect winter wardrobe. It's filled with chunky knits and various cold-weather wear. Hopefully I'll be able to blog it all before the sun returns. Cross your fingers!
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I just bought these boots from Cannonball & Tilly (see above) and I am actually obsessed. It's time to elevate my height now that things in my life are changing. It's all starting with these boots. Elevated height, elevated mind, perhaps? I'm also wearing this Ecote Dolman-sleeve sweater coat that I picked up on Black Friday. I will get better photos up soon because its a true love, but for now you can buy it today (Cyber Monday!) for $50 off here.

For more up-to-date things in my life you can follow me on instagram here.
xox

Monday, November 24, 2014

Attempting the Monochrome Look

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As you can see, I attempted the monochromatic look here but couldn't quite pull it off because of LA's chilly weather. Also, this flight jacket is really amazing and I kind of never want to part with it.

The semester is wrapping up and I have about a million things to do before winter break-- which is honestly always the case and I feel like such a boring, broken record. However, next semester I will have three days off a week so hopefully things will change. Also, will be ramping up videos come the new year. Things are changing.