Thursday, September 28, 2017

Have One On Me

"Driven through by her own sword
Summer died last night, alone
Even the ghosts huddled up for warmth
Autumn has come to my hometown"
Despite never experiencing the full extent of Autumn in Southern California, the fall feeling returns to me while thinking about these lyrics from Joanna Newsom's, "Autumn." Each year fall's inherently introspective nature sends me into a listening session of Newsom's 2010 release, Have One on Me. Every aspect of this album is simply brilliant and makes for a perfect escape from reality. Filled with gorgeous harp arrangements, lush orchestral instrumentation, and lyrics with vivid imagery, this album catapults you into an entirely different world that resembles what I'd imagine the early 20th century was like. Part of that impression I get might stem from the ornate album cover which features Newsom in a 1920's-esque look surrounded by antiques. Since this record is so near and dear to my heart, I tried my best to style an outfit based on the album's artwork and sound as a continuation of my "Vinyl Vibes" series. Luckily I was even able to find my old head chain similar to the one she wore on the cover (although admittedly her's is infinitely cooler).
If y'all enjoy these looks inspired my records, please let me know! I love combining my two passions together so I just might do more of these kinds of posts in the future. 

Velvet Romper- MINKPINK
Peacock Leggings- Resale
Black Ankle Boots- Goodwill
Head Chain- Etsy
All Jewelry- Resale/Gift/Boutique

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Lemonade Grrrl

When life gives you lemons, wear them on your pants! Ok- y'all can't *not* expect me to recite the most cliche saying pertaining to lemons while wearing these trousers. I'm just going to assume everyone is like me for a second and appreciates the cringe of personalizing cheesy, overused phrases. No worries if my dialogue is outdated- I can keep things fresh in other ways. Take today's outfit inspo for example:
Driving around where I live I notice quite a few black/yellow signs scattered on the side of the back roads. While a lot of them seem unnecessary, (yes sign, I noticed that the "Hills Block View"- thanks for pointing out the obvious), they're oddly aesthetically pleasing with their jarring color contrast. Another interesting characteristic about my neck of the woods is that there are lots of orange groves and lemon trees, many of which can be spotted while driving by. It's very convenient to have them around so I can a pick a few lemons to chuck at ridiculously slow cars I'm stuck behind (kidding of course, I would never waste  perfectly fine fruit on insanely slow drivers). So needless to say, this "Small Town Road Rage" look is a new one of mine that I'll probably keep in my arsenal for as long as I live in my current town. Sometimes you gotta feel a little sour about the small annoyances of life to look/feel fierce. 🍋

Fringe Graphic Tee- Flashbacks
Zara Lemon Pants- Resale (Ritzy Ragz)
Black Docs- Dr. Martens
Spike Dangle Earrings- Flashbacks
All Other Jewelry- Resale/ Flea-market

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Day By Day

The final days of summer vacay have came and went. This was my "last day of my summer" outfit which I wore while hanging out with my fam visiting from out of town. Maybe I'm in the minority here but I actually kind of enjoy starting fall classes. Heading back to school always gives me a "fall feeling" even when the weather is still scorching hot. Plus, it's an excuse to revamp the wardrobe (but in my book,"I'm bored of all the clothes I own" is also a valid excuse so maybe I'm not the best judge). 

On a more exciting note, I've recently joined the Obsession4Fashion team! If you're not familiar with Obsession4Fashion, they accurately describe themselves as a "worldwide fashion platform & online fashion magazine with shopping search engine which allows to discover the latest collection from the best brands in the fashion world." In other words, it's basically a fashion enthusiast's paradise and I can literally spend hours on there. For fashion news and inspiration, definitely check their site out along with all of the talented bloggers they showcase. 

Free People Portobello Road Dress- Free People
Steve Madden Lace Up Flats- Marshalls
Black Wide Brim Hat- Resale
Recycled Elephant Bag- Resale (Ritzy Ragz)
All Other Jewelry - Resale/ Boutique/ Gift

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