For some reason every autumn I can’t wait to pull out my old favorites, and every spring I can’t wait to buy new clothing.Perhaps it’s because so much of the cold weather months’ fashion choices are geared towards practicality over posturing. Or, maybe it’s just because with “spring fever” comes a certain desire for newness.
Or, maybe it’s just because it’s tax return season.
Regardless, after doing a superb job of not shopping during autumn and winter, I am ready to shop, people.
Happy Monday!I’m back in New York for a few days until I leave for Dallas on Wednesday.The past week I was in California for a work event, and was fortunate to be able to visit my family in Orange County.
While I was there I was invited to attend Sabroso’s Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festivalthat The Offspring, Rival Sons, and Sum 41 were playing at.Although I’m super adverse to warm weather, I have to say that the one part of summer I love is being able to see so many bands on tour.
To be honest, I never thought I’d be one for boyfriend jeans. If I’m wearing denim, there’s a 98% chance they’re my BDG black skinny jeans.(I have four pairs of the exact same style and wash…) In fact, when I came over to Belle’s house wearing these jeans last weekend, she was a bit shocked, albeit, pleasantly surprised to see me in something different than my old faithfuls.
However, I have to say that I’m a big fan of these boyfriend jeans from Boohoo. They’re lighter than what I’m used to, (in the sense of both their color and the fact that they have holes in them,) and perfect for spring. With all of the warm(ish) weather we’ve been having I’m definitely ready to cast away my winter coat for something more temperate.
For the second part of my California series I wanted to share a “hidden” gem I discovered.
Since it was James’ first time in California, one of the things he wanted to do was see the Hollywood sign up close.However, we were on a bit of a time crunch trying to fit everything in, so hiking trails to get to the sign was out of the question.After doing some extensive research online (while waiting for the Main Street Electrical Parade to start at Disneyland…) I found the best Hollywood sign view that required zero hiking.
Considering temperatures have been in the mid-twenties the past two days in NYC, it feels like these photos were taken months ago.However, in reality, it’s been less than a week since I was in California!
Although I love having adventures—traveling to new places and seeing new things—there is nothing I find more relaxing than going back home to California for vacation.Being back is like letting out a huge sigh of relief.I get to see my family, savor the nice weather, and enjoy a more relaxed pace than the go-go-go I’ve become accustomed to in the city.
The thing I love most about personal style is that it serves as a reflection of who you are at any given time. When I look back at old pictures, each outfit carries a memory—little vignettes that, no matter how minor, make up who I am and what I value today.
Our clothing carries us through life, which is why it’s important to wear brands that align with our value systems.
It may seem like an odd question, but take a second and actually ask yourself, “What impact does my clothing have on the world?”
Are the brands you’re wearing committed to actually making the world a better place, or does your clothing cause more harm than good?
I wanted to share today some beautiful photos my dear friend Audrey Froggatt took of the Women’s March on NYC. Although I was unable to attend due to a prior commitment, I have been so inspired by the stories and photos posted all over social media.
The real beauty of the event was that so many different causes inspired women to march, drawing in women from all walks of life. Below is a meditation Audrey wrote reflecting her own experience. It’s simple, yet poignant and powerful and I hope it inspires you.
It’s New Year’s Day. Another year has passed, its swan song being Mariah Carey’s glorious performance which was equally as undignified as 2016 itself.
This blog post was supposed to go live several days ago but I ended up getting extremely sick and had to reschedule my flight from the 29th to today. I was completely out of commission and stayed in bed for three whole days. I’m about to hop on a flight in an hour, and I’m still not completely better. Fortunately, I have the day off tomorrow
Astrology-wise I was sick during a strange time. With Mercury in retrograde and the new moon, both in Capricorn right before the new year, it was an ideal time for self reflection. The thing that’s a slight blessing—and in some circumstances, the biggest curse—about being really sick is you’re left with your thoughts.
Naturally, I reflected on the past year: what I’ve learned, what went well, what didn’t go well, what I’d like to change in 2017 to be better.