The moon, the Sun

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tank: Urban Outfitters (on sale!) | Sweater: Banana Republic | Necklace: gift, J Crew (thanks Mom)
 Denim: Gap | Boots: Schutz | Blanket Scarf: Old Navy | Tote: Cuyana 

I feel that my whole life has been a ping pong match between feeling soft and feeling tough. I am both of those things, and it's lead to some pretty hilarious style (and life) choices. This muscle tank paired with a huge cozy sweater is a perfect example - weird? Yes. But did I feel 100% like myself in it? Yes indeed.

It's only fitting that the tank itself is about duality, too: la lune, le solieil. 

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Bundling Up (California Style)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Sweater: Banana Republic (on sale!) | Denim, plaid shirt: Gap | Boots: Schutz | Hat: Anthropologie 

Even on the coldest day in California, this is pretty much all you need. (Maybe a blanket scarf, too.)

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New romantic

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sweater: Banana Republic | Shorts: Lauren Moffat | Shirt: Forever21 | Headscarf: Anthropologie
Tote: Cuyana | Shoes: Payless | Tights: Gap | Belt: thrifted  |  Lipstick: Sephora "The Red"

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Icons: Natalie Joos

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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In a world that seems to worship the minimal, strict, controlled, monochrome, perfectionist aesthetic, I am a complete outlier. Sure, I can appreciate the beauty of plain black linen pants, a strappy black tank top, and impeccably styled hair - but I'm messier than that. I love color and pattern and things that don't match. 

No matter the of-the-moment trend, 
I will always, always, always gravitate toward the celebratory. 

Enter Natalie Joos - writer of the blog Tales of Endearment, modeling/casting director, style queen. Rarely have I ever seen anyone dress with such joy & abandon and I cannot get enough of her. 

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Here are a few past posts on my style icons (surprise surprise, they're all visual optimists, too): 

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Yes, you can rock a tie. (Without buying one.) Here's how.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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I've been wanting to rock a silk tie for a while now. They're as adorable as they are seductive, and every time I walk by a girl wearing one I think "Damn, she is cool." Even so, I haven't been able to commit to buying one. I often find myself having buyer's remorse with silly accessories - did I really need that hunting cap? Or that huge sparkly clutch? Probably not. It's lead me to be less trendy in my accessories purchases. 

Then I had an idea - all I need is a cute bit of floppy, drapey fabric, right?  

Voilà, a fabric tie belt from a zillion year old H&M dress, reborn as a floral tie! 

Blouse: Anthropologie | Tie (from an old dress): H&M | Denim: Madewell | Sunglasses: Forever 21 

I know you've got one of those old, random fabric-tied dresses in your closet. Go grab the belt and try something new!

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