Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunflower Eyes

What I'm Wearing
Daisy Crop Top // AMI Clubwear
Skirt // AMI Clubwear
Sunglasses // AMI Clubwear
Socks // Stance Socks
Boots // Forever 21
Bracelet // Rows & Den
After a happy week of busy production and catching up on my fashion, jewelry, and everything else in between, I feel substantially blessed with the things around me. I'm always learning, always growing, but I've found my passions, and that is something I feel so lucky to have discovered. I started making jewelry simply because I couldn't find jewelry I wanted to wear in the stores. So I did some research, bought some materials, and started making it myself... And then more, and more, until I realized that jewelry making was a big passion of mine (and I didn't have enough space for all the jewels) so I thought I should start selling them. Well, multiple jewelry classes later, and with a little more experience under my belt I opened up my own online store Rows & Den. I'm constantly trying to learn new things, keep my mind open, and progress forward in everything that I do. I love having this fashion blog for the record that it is of my daily life, good and bad. Things aren't always easy, or perfect, or pretty, but I've got a crystal clear picture in my head of what I want out of life, and the determination to go for it, so I can't ask for much more. 
This outfit was such a lovely Spring gift from AMI Clubwear. I can't get over how much I love the exaggerated bell shape of the skirt, or the happy sunflower print of the crop top. I rolled the skirt over to shorten it just a hair, so that it contrasts with the 3/4 length of the sleeves. Since the outfit has the sort of young feel I added a pair of stance ankle socks and low black boots, to give the look a school girl vibe. Lastly, finishing off the outfit with a fun pair of oversized sunnies, that help to give the look a vintage feel also. Overall such an amazing outfit for summer- I just had to shoot this one at the beach. 
Thank you bunches AMI Clubwear

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Read the Label

What I'm wearing
Beanie // Read the Label 
Crop Top // American Apparel
Skirt // Forever 21
Cardigan // Lush (bought at Crossroads Trading Co.)
Boots // Forever 21
Amethyst Necklace // RowsDen 
Sunglasses // Anthropologie 
Just a little white house, the size of a cottage, so quaint. Sitting quietly, and ever so lovely on the sand. With windows lining each wall to let sunshine spill into each and every room that smells divinely of salty ocean air. Decadently decorated in the most understated of luxuries, with the slightest hints of floral, clean crisp white chiffon drapes that blow in and out of each window with the swish and crash of each wave. Delicately old chandeliers light up every room when the sun sets over that long horizon line. Just a treasure box of a home. My own happily ever after.  
I love, love, love this look. One of the many things that I love about being a fashion blogger is that I am constantly finding new and better ways to wear the clothes that I already own. I remember being a kid and staying up all night trying on all my clothes to find the perfect outfit for school the next day. Nowadays my nights are a bit more full and school is out of the picture (thankfully), so I have my lovely blogging to keep me outfit savvy. I started this particular look off with a cropped top from American apparel and a high waisted basic skater skirt from Forever 21. I knew that the different shades of blue would look wonderful together so it was a good base. I then added a long cardigan and a beanie to give the look a little more of a California grunge kind of feel. Lastly finishing off the look with my favorite black boots and one of my newest jewelry designs from RowsDen, the amethyst necklace.   

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Dancing On My Tip Toes

What I'm wearing 

Bowlers Cap // H&M
Crop Top // American Apparel
Cardigan // Forever 21
Skirt // American Apparel
Necklace // Vintage
Ankle Socks // Stance
Boots // Forever 21

I could hear the waves crashing behind me and could see your face in the front. Always smiling. Always lovely. And we flew down the road, breaking ground; the only memory of our presence left behind in a dissipating cloud of smoke. And that was that, onto the next. But as we kept going, reckless in our usual manner, the feeling of the waving coast in the rear view kept whispering to the hairs on the back of my neck. Calling me to a place where the old feels normal and the new is a distant dream only felt by longing fingertips; but my dreams are real. And I want nothing more than to hold them in the palm of my hand. So I danced away from the past, danced away from those whispers. Away from each damaging thought, that thinks miracles and wonderment fail to exist in such a beautiful world. 

I chose to shoot this particular look on this coast since it is such a girly, summer look. I first started my look off with my black crop top from american apparel and my pink chiffon american apparel skirt. I knew it would be so easy to put together an outfit with such a simple, yet really cute base. I then added my black belt to give my waist a little definition and the gold buckle adds a little dressiness to the look. I then went with my new stance ankle socks that I have been going crazy wearing with boots because I love them so much. I've recently been so surprised with Forever 21's shoe selection, in the happiest of ways. They're making wonderful copies of all the trendiest boot styles right now and selling them for a really decent price. I then topped off the look with my favorite bowlers cap and vintage necklace, and grabbed a cardigan for the beach!

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Daisy Days

What I'm Wearing
Flower Headband
Free People
Forever 21

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I've been trying to breathe a little deeper now. And every step that I take feels more intentional than the last; A slow, but forward motion walking up to whatever awaits at the end of all of this. Tiny lights lay on the ground illuminating my footprints. Showing me only what I need to see; nothing more, nothing less. And when I strain my eyes to figure out the curves ahead, I lose sight of my feet and fall out of step, out of sync. So for now I'll breathe deeper, step forward, left foot, then right, and keep my eyes on the twinkling lights. 
I wanted to do a summer look, I'm just getting so impatient waiting for it to get here! So Voila! I just recently bought this dress at forever 21. I loved the cut of the dress and knew it would be easy to dress up or down. Since it is still a tiny bit chilly, I wanted to be somewhat rational and went with some over the knee socks and a loose knit cardigan to add some layers, while still keeping the outfit light and airy. The Free People headband is one that I've had for a while now and I just love how it has leather ties in the back that I can tie into bows.  

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

No Fun

What I'm Wearing
No Fun Beanie
Silence + Noise // Urban Outfitters
Cropped Sweater
Silence + Noise // Urban Outfitters
Forever 21
Gold Chain // Thrifted
Black Tourmaline Necklace and bracelets // Rows + Den

We drove up the coast. A smoky sunny sunday. You, me, and the pup, of course. And found where the train tracks meet. A sparkle in your eye and a glint in my heart when you smile. Just like a kid, wide eyed and ready to explore the world. My peace existing within our youth, forever staying young and selfish together, curiously watching, listening, keeping at pace with life. Running with trains while the rest of the world simply watches them pass.
Going up north from Santa Barbara, we made a quick stop to shoot a look in this empty parking lot in Lompoc. I love these leggings and they were a great price (see link above) I paired them with a cropped sweater that I just recently got at Urban Outfitters. I wanted to go for a girly/street mix of a look, so I added my black leather boots and leather jacket to give it more of a grunge feel. Lastly finishing off the look with one of my favorite beanies and some sparkly jewels.

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