Friday, August 01, 2014

A Trip to Siena

Of all the places we visited in Italy, Siena was the most beautiful city I've ever seen. It's built on a hill and completely walled in, and thus while a city grows outside it, within is a perfect little oasis of medieval past. My favorite part of the city was the Siena Cathedral, which is probably the most sacred and beautiful place I have ever visited. If you ever have a chance to visit, I say go go go. Jonah and I couldn't spend enough time there.

Below is my favorite outfit from the trip. It was so easy and ethereal. I felt like the gold coins were my own little ode to more ancient times. Also, these sandals are my favorite things right now. I'm currently in New York and wearing them every where. If you want a comfortable sandal to last you the remainder of the summer, look no further.

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Urban Outfitters gold coin gauze trapeze dress (on sale now!), black leather harness belt, and ancient coin necklace, Madewell Gladiator Sightsser sandals, Mr. Kate BeautyMarks tattoos, Ralph by Ralph Lauren bag

Monday, July 28, 2014

Thoughts on Traveling

Another outfit from Italy. I'm not normally a cut-out girl but for some reason I thought the details on this dress were different and refreshing. I love the paneled skirt too, its perfect for a lot of walking or moving or dancing. These photos were taken outside the guesthouse Jonah, his family and I stayed in which was super beautiful inside-- I should've taken more pictures.

I've taken a couple days to reflect on my time in Italy. Every moment was so so special and I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to go. I don't really know what to share about the trip because sometimes you just want to keep special moments to yourself, you know? But I will say this: I've felt a little restless in Los Angeles the past couple months and I've wondered if staying in the city for college was the right idea. Although Italy was super beautiful, I definitely missed my home; I came back feeling like LA was the right place after all. Sometimes you just need a second to get out of town and refresh. Italy offered the perspective I needed to feel like I was doing the right thing. My mission now is to work hard in LA and focus on film and my career so that in the future I have the luxury to travel how I want. It's always good to make goals, even if they change by the minute.
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I'm wearing a Free People Jasper Midi dress, Madewell Gladiator Sightseer sandal, Mr. Kate BeautyMarks tattoos, Mr. Kate web ring.


Friday, July 25, 2014

On the Villa

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I've now returned from a whirlwind experience in Italy. I'm so thankful to have spent even just the few days I was there. It's funny how summers work out, isn't it? One second you feel like you're doing nothing and then the next you're shooting an HBO show, traveling to Italy and interning at an exciting company. It just shows that you should never believe anything is over or finalized. There is always room for change and growth.

The detailing on this jumpsuit is very intricate and demure. It's one of those pieces that seems like nothing at first and then suddenly you look closer and realize how beautiful it actually is. When it came to dressing in Italy, I opted for the most breezy and feminine pieces I could find. I wanted to instantly conjure up images of mythical countrysides, goddesses and ancient worlds.

I'm wearing an Urban Outfitters Embroidered gauze jumpsuit (on sale!), brass ancient coin necklace, and Matt Bernson sandals.

Monday, July 21, 2014

In Tuscany At Last

Some few quick photos from Italy before I spend the rest of the night in the city. We're staying outside of Siena on a friend's estate and everywhere you look is literally breathtaking. A week is not enough time here. We've been enjoying swimming and walking and biking and not to mention... eating. Cheese, wine, pasta have all been in countless amounts. Surprisingly the bread isn't the best here, but I am honestly not complaining about anything at all. It's been a dream. One big dream.

I have lots more to share but that'll have to wait until the end of the week. For now, enjoy these photos... and my new layout! I am so so excited by it and think it's the perfect look for the blog. Things will move around a little but I wanted to get it up as soon as I possibly could. I wanted to thank you guys for being apart of the blog for these last 6 years. Things are just getting started.
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Monday, July 14, 2014

Exciting News!

I wanted to take a moment to do an instagram/photo round-up before everything changes on the blog. That's right. The blog is getting a make over. I've been thinking about it for a while but I really, truly feel that with everything going on and all the positive additions to my life (more on that below), that the blog needs a bit of a pick-up. Furthermore, I'm going to be creating new content, videos and how-tos for you guys from now on and I'm so excited about it. But for now, before all that, I wanted to share some things that have happened. 
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First off, I went to Vegas last week for three days with my dad and step-mom. We saw a couple of shows and did some shopping and generally tried to relax. I didn't really get any outfit photos, but one day I wore a Missguided check skirt with my Jeffrey Campbell sandals that I love so much.

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I've mentioned my summer internship at Boom! Studios on the Fox lot and thought I'd talk a little bit about it here. I'm a development intern, which means that in addition to doing runs for the executives (apparently cupcakes are very important to powerful business men) I read a whole bunch of screenplays and comic books looking for new source material for television and movies. It's kind of the perfect job. Plus, being on the lot is so exciting. The New Girl writers' offices are only a few doors down and I constantly feel like stalking Liz Merriwether.
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My favorite parts of the Fox lot is the replica of New York City and the huge Bruce Willis/Die Hard mural. The fake city is just so cute and memorable, and I have a special affinity for the mural because I wrote my final paper in my honors class this last semester about the Die Hard franchise pre + post 9/11. That means I watched a lot of Bruce Willis and analyzed major trends and themes throughout the film.
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I'm going to Italy on Tuesday and in order to pay for my ticket I've been working with my dad on some projects. He works on a studios lot in Hollywood and so, in addition to my internship on the Fox lot, I've been traversing around other studios this summer. I'm wearing an American Apparel denim short-all, vintage beads and a Brochu Walker sweater.
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I saw this Paddywax mason jar candle in person while shopping for Italy and fell in love. It smells like heaven. May need to pick one up before I move into my new apartment for the school year, which means I will do another room tour and perhaps a few how-tos for college decorating.

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Perhaps some of the most exciting news I have for the summer is the fact that I booked a role in the upcoming HBO series The Comeback starring Lisa Kudrow. Friends is actually one of my favorite shows of all time and Phoebe was always my favorite character. Working with Lisa was a crazy surreal experience; she is so incredibly smart and focused it's inspiring.  The shoot was an absolute dream and I can't wait until the show premieres in November. Even though I'm studying writing and filmmaking in college, I spent four years in a theatre program during high school and enrolled in countless acting classes as a kid. Although it's not my main focus, I'll always love the art and take any chance I can to do it.
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At the end of filming any movie or television show there is always a "wrap party." These are photos from The Comeback wrap party in Hollywood. This is the first one I've ever been to but hopefully it's not the last. Whether I'll direct, write or act in the future remains to be seen, but in whatever capacity possible, I want to be around incredible, driven people who are focused on creating art. It was so exhilarating to be there and witness. It felt so right.

More to come.