Sunday, December 10, 2017

Somewhere Somehow

Half of the time my outfit inspirations seem to hide underneath all of the random thoughts rattling in my brain. A few days after throwing this number together for an annual holiday work party, I was at home browsing through the "Your Top Songs 2017" playlist Spotify curates based on your most listened to songs of the year. One song on the list was Oddnesse's "Somewhere Somehow." Forgetting how much I enjoyed that tune I decided to revisit the music video. I initially remembered it being simple in concept yet so mesmerizing and fitting for the song. Apart from being transfixed on the circular panning from shot to shot, I noticed another detail I found interesting while watching the video again: how similar my black turtleneck/ high rise jeans/ statement necklace combo was to her's. Even our hair styles bear resemble (but mine is the less voluminous, more dull version). Although my intention wasn't to create an ensemble based on the video, it's as if myself subconscious decided to anyway. I guess style influences always end up rising to the surface from somewhere, somehow. 
Tiger Embellished Jacket- Free People
Black Turtleneck- Free People
High Rise Ripped Jeans- Savers
Patent Faux Leather Boots- Flashbacks
Belt- Goodwill
All Jewelry- Flea Market

Thursday, November 16, 2017


Rewind to about 3 weeks ago from today and here I was posing for some pics in Bushwick, feeling a thousand times happier than my dead-pan facial expression would lead one to believe. These photos were taken on one of my favorite days from my most recent NYC trip. We had spent this chilly fall's day meandering around the city, stopping by record stores (Captured Tracks I missed you) and interesting bars along the way. The last couple of photos were shot at Little Choc Apothecary, a super cute vegan creperie in Williamsburg that aesthetically reminded me of a couple cafes I visited in London back in 2013. It was a day ideally spent and is now a lovely memory I get to daydream about when I'm stuck doing monotonous, everyday tasks on the west coast.

Supreme x Levi's Jacket- Borrowed
Vintage Western Button-Up- Resale (Ritzy Ragz)
Faux Leather Shorts- Resale
HUE Black Tights- Macys
Justin Roper Boots- Resale
Ann Demeulemeester Hat-Borrowed
 Statement Necklace- Resale (Ritzy Ragz)
Sunnies- Flashbacks
All Other Jewelry- Boutique/ Resale

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Love Captive

Choices: We spend the majority of our days making them consciously and unconsciously. Fashion bloggers, myself included, dedicate a large portion of their blogs explaining why they chose to wear what they do. The reasons for this outfit are rather simple: 1. I wanted to emulate an equestrian style since it appeals to me & 2. This jacket's color scheme is one I never play off of so I felt like trying it out. The origin story for this ensemble doesn't stretch far beyond those 2 reasons if I'm being completely candid. In contrast, my inner monologue about choices regarding our perceptions of the outside world seems to drag on for days. I used to believe that I had little choice in what emotions I would experience. "Even if I was able to switch my feelings on and off", I thought to myself, "Wouldn't it be unhealthy to do so because I would likely end up repressing sadness, anger, anxiety, etc.- a plan that's doomed to backfire at some point?" Recently my perspective on the matter has changed: My emotions usually stem from my perceptions of the world. If I choose to perceive situations and everyone around me as threats to my emotional stability, I'm inadvertently choosing to breed more hostility and fear than necessary. In contrast, choosing to view the cards I'm dealt with as (eventual) positive contributions to my well-being allows me to acknowledge the presence of undesirable emotions and find joy in knowing that I can control how I act upon them. In short, I believe we have agency over our perspectives and, by extension, choose our feelings to a certain degree. Not the most groundbreaking revelation but sometimes we all need friendly reminders of the obvious (or maybe only I do because my attention span seems to shorten day by day).

Vintage Floral Blazer- Flea Market
Kimchi Blue Velvet Tank- Resale
Topshop Tan Jeans- Resale 
Naturalizer Camel Boots- Nordstrom
Silver Boho Necklace- Lucky Brand
All Other Jewelry- Resale/ Flea Market

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