Saturday, May 12, 2018

Le Passage

Strange how I've been discovering quite a few lovely photoshoot spots now that I'm getting ready to leave my current city. On the outskirts of one of the busiest areas of my town on a Saturday morning is this passage way neighboring a vacant building. Too bad I couldn't sneak into it- I've always wanted to shoot photos in an abandoned building. But of course, the rose bushes give this location an enchanting touch, just like how this moon/star choker set and rings from Papa East adds some magic to this ensemble. If you're wanting pretty new jewels of your own at super affordable prices, feel free to use the code Lexi10 for 10% off your purchase. 🌹
Also, I totally forgot about this teal beret hiding in my closet for the longest time. Gotta keep the french file vibes rollin' and get one in every color now. 🌈 (If anybody knows where I can  buy a beret *not* made out of wool please help a lady out). 
Vintage Houndstooth Wrap Top- Flashbacks
Topshop Orange Shirt- Thrift
Silence + Noise Skort- Resale (Ritzy Ragz)
Patent Faux Leather Boots- Flashbacks
Moon & Star Choker Set- Papa East
Gold Rings- Papa East
Teal Beret- Ebay
Gold Swirl Earrings- Flea Market

Friday, April 27, 2018

City Music

For almost 23 years (aka my whole life), I've been living in the same small, Southern Californian town. Each day I pass by suburban neighbors, businesses I have memories going to as early as age 3, and acres of vineyards, orange groves, and vacant, rural land. These characteristics of my hometown make it feel, well, like home. However, sometimes there comes a point when excessive comfort feels uncomfortable. I think that moment arrives when you feel mentally stagnant regardless of how much variation you introduce to your surroundings. Maybe the solution is changing your surroundings while continuing to pursue new experiences, even if they intimidate you. I'm talking drastic change, like 180-degree change, like moving-to-the-opposite-side-of-the-country change. Starting the first week of July I'll begin cultivating a new sense of home in Brooklyn. I imagine there'll be times while I'm living there when I feel like New York is where I truly belong and other times when I feel like a complete fish out of water (most likely in the winter since 50 degrees is considered "freezing" in my So-Cal book). But I guess that's what I'm really yearning for; Higher highs and lower lows that will help me grow as an individual. Although I'm trying to soak in all the lovely attributes So-Cal offers during the next couple of months, the big move to the city is still on my mind. This outfit is my attempt at personifying this pre-transitional state from small-town life to city life. I wanted to give my spin on the "country chic" aesthetic so I opted for country pieces like this plaid button-up tank paired and this western hat. Admittedly, I'm a little starry-eyed about moving to a huge city (although I'm trying to combat my idealistic tendencies with heavy doses of realism) which is why I incorporated star accents via the jeans and earrings. In short, this look reflects a truth I'm finally coming to terms with: I may seem like a small town girl but I'm dreaming of bigger, unfamiliar places and I'm finally going to see what they're all about.🏙️💫✨



Plaid Button Up Tank- Resale
Maryley High Waist Star Jeans- Resale (Ritzy Ragz)
Cole Haan Jagger Weave Oxfords- Flea-market
Hat- Resale
Black + Gold Belt-Resale (Ritzy Ragz)
Sun/ Moon Necklace- Flashbacks
All Other Jewelry- Resale/ Flea-Market/ Boutique


Saturday, March 31, 2018

French Disko

What's unusual about this look compared to my everyday ensembles? I'm not wearing any black whatsoever. Considering I frequently default to red/black/white color combos, I'm going against my styling instincts by trading black tights for a pair of pale pinks ones. Don't know if it's because of the contagious spring feeling in the air or if I'm just going through a more romantic fashion phase but I've been warming up to softer shades lately. There's something about baby pink shades in conjunction with bold reds that I find very alluring, potentially because they remind of a bouquet of roses. Adding to the contrast of soft and bold, I slipped in this metallic faux-leather jacket; Another piece I'd normally incorporate in an all-black, "night on the town" number. While I doubt I'm going to be dressing as if a pastel rainbow threw up on me like I did in my teens (who remembers when pastel goth was a thing?),my openness to lighter, delicate hues is beginning to bloom. 🌸✨


Stereolab Shirt- Ebay
Zara Red Skort- Resale
Silver Faux Leather Jacket- Resale
Oxford Dr. Martens- Ross
Hue Pale Pink Tights-Macys
All Jewelry- Resale/ Boutiques/ Flea Market

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