Spring Wishlist

Spring WishlistSunglasses  |  Bag  |  Cuff  |  Shoes  |  Top  |  Earrings  |  Belt  |  Dress

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.

 

 

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New Spring Boots & Concert Season

Forever 21 Plus Size Satin Ruffle Dress BlackDress,  Forever 21.  Shoes,  c/o Boberck.  (10% off with code OSTRICH10)

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 Festival that 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. 

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Easy Springtime Look

Boohoo Plus Fifi Heavy Rip Mom Jean

Bodysuit, Boohoo.  (Similar here, and here.)  Denim,  Boohoo.  (Standard size here.)  Heels,  Vince Camuto.  (Similar here, and here.)

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.
 

 
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Over The Hills (And Far Away)

Best Hollywood Sign Photo SpotDress,  City Chic.  (Also available in purple.)   Sunglasses,  Prada.  (Affordable version here.)   Shoes,  San Antonio Shoemakers.  (Similar here.)

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.

 

 

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Back Home

Prada Studded SunglassesSunglasses,  Prada.  (Similar here, Affordable here.)   Cardigan,  Asos.  (Similar here, and here.)   Dress,  Forever 21.  (Similar here, and here.)   Shoes,  Jeffrey Campbell.   Bag,   Henri Bendel.

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.

 

 

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Clothing with Meaning

Boberck SeattleJacket,  Christ Leather c/o Boberck.  Dress,  Fashion to Figure.  (Similar here and here.)   Boots,  Chloe.  (Similar here.)

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?

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If Money Were No Object: Christmas Wishlist

Opulent Christmas Gifts

Robe   |   Brooch   |   Ring   |   Sweater   |   Bag   |   Watch   |   Brush   |   Booties   |   Brush   |   Headphones   |   Coat   |   Sunglasses   |   Cape   |   Dress   |   Choker   |   Brushes

Practicality is not my strong suit.

Ask anyone who has ever seen me hauling around the airport a 50 pound suitcase for a 3-day weekend trip back to California.  I consider it far more convenient to travel across the continental United States than it is to haul all of my clothing five flights of stairs to the lavendería downstairs.

Taking my neurosis into consideration, and the fact that it’s the 23rd of December (so if you haven’t ordered online now you’re a little too late since most of the cut offs were yesterday for online shopping…)  I decided to do a *fun* Christmas wishlist post.

 

 

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I’m (Still) Alive

fashion to figure keyhole sweaterVest,  Adrienne Landau.  (Similar here)   Sweater,  Fashion to Figure.  (Similar here and here.)   Pants,  Fashion to Figure.  Bag,  Saint Laurent.   Shoes,  Alexander Wang.

It’s now mid-December.  It’s been exactly 4 months since my last blog post, the longest break I’ve taken in 4 years of blogging.

Shockingly the world is still somehow turning.

I know it’s a vain and silly notion that the world will somehow unravel at its axis from a neglected blog, but so much anxiety within the blogging universe stems from the word “consistency.” 

Every blogger manual stresses the importance of consistency.  You have to blog X amount of times on the exact same day each week, or else your readers will abandon your blog, then your visits will lower and you’ll lose all of the credibility you’ve worked at for nearly half a decade.

However, I call bullshit.

 

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