Saturday, April 26, 2014

Love Notes Written On The Street

What I'm Wearing
Leather Jacket // Tobi
Crop Top // En Creme (Bought at Dear Diary in Santa Barbara)
Shorts // Silence + Noise (Urban Outfitters-Similar shorts) 
Shoes // AMI
Chain Necklace // Vintage
Bracelets // Chelsea Den Jewelry
The sun is shining bright this morning and I must admit it's feeling like summer...Is that too soon to say since Spring just arrived? Oh well! I love the warmth, sunshine during my runs, and thoughts about laying next to the beach. I've been listening to silly happy love songs all morning and all through my afternoon now it would seem...I can't complain about a saturday full of good sun and good tunes. But it's time to get to work, I've got packages to ship, outfits to photograph, and a dog that needs some running time at the beach! 
I love the summer happy feel of this outfit. This crop top has the sweetest simple pattern of pink roses, and the lace at the bottom gives it the most delicate feel. I paired it with these acid washed high waisted shorts to add a little bit of a contrast/festival vibe so that I could wear these ultra tall creme booties (they definitely require some edge). I finished off the look with a creme leather jacket to tie in the shoes from head to toe and add balance, then adding my usual bit of sparkle through some jewelry, and doing a half up, half down hair do for an even sweeter look.
  Happy Sunny Saturday :)
Get this look for $13+ on Lookastic: Beige Floral Cropped Top, Gold Necklace, Blue Denim Shorts, Tan Chunky Suede Ankle Boots, Tan Studded Leather Biker Jacket, and Gold Sequin Bracelet

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Saturday, April 19, 2014


What I'm Wearing
Leather Jacket // Silence & Noise (bought at Urban Outfitters)
Top // Tobi
Belt // J. Crew
Denim // Abercrombie & Fitch (bought at Crossover Trading Co.)
Boots // Forever 21
Sunglasses // Anthropologie
We left and found where the sunlight kissed the ground and followed our feet to the edge of the Earth. As each warm breeze passed I felt the gaze of your stare, seeing all too well the thoughts in your head. We know too many nights and not enough days filled with a longing for more; more heart, more touch, more time. Time that could stand still and hold the very sun in the sky as it sets over that blue horizon. Time that could take the very whole of what was, what is, and what will be and flatten them out to exist as one. 
I've been meaning to shoot this outfit for some time now, and just haven't gotten around to it. I love the style and feel of this look and it's really great for almost any kind of outing! I started off with an off the shoulder top from Tobi- then pairing them with my favorite burgundy denim jeans. I wanted to give the rest of the look a little bit more of a rocker vibe so I added my pointed black boots, and studded belt. Lastly finishing off the outfit with a leather jacket, gold chain necklace, and a classic bun to add that little touch of femininity- Leaving me with a look that is just as easy to wear during the day as it is to dress it up for the night!
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Summer Thought

What I'm Wearing
Kimono // Forever 21
Crop Top // American Apparel
Shorts // Forever 21
Boots // Forever 21
Bracelets/necklaces/headpiece // Chelsea Den Jewelry
Wet sweaters and thoughts about summer. I've got dreams of our sunny days and butterflies in my stomach. We'll take the beauty, leaving the rest behind. So hold my hand and drop your heart. We've only ever heard of vulnerability until now. I'll breathe what's left of me into your soul. And stamp my mark across these dirt roads. Crossing out memories to spark what's new. Let's run until our legs give out. Fly until the sun goes down. Stampede through this vastness like life never knew where to begin and failed to find a reason to ever end.  
All winter long I talked about getting a kimono for Spring. I love this trend so much-especially because of the floral patterns. Since it's getting nice and warm here in Santa Barbara I thought now would be a good time to break out my spring find :) I paired my Kimono with a black crop top from American Apparel and some simple black lace shorts; The kimono already has such a vibrant pattern that I didn't want to have it competing with anything else, therefore I went for head to toe black. I broke up the black by choosing pieces that would still show off skin (since this is a summer look after all!) I then went for some statement accessory pieces; a gold chain headpiece, gold bracelets, and some layered bullet shell necklaces. I finished off the whole look with some black boots that have big gold buckles in them to tie in the little bit of sparkle from the jewelry. 
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Goodbye Drives

What I'm Wearing
Leather Jacket // Tobi
Tank Top // Urban Outfitters
Leggings // See You Monday (bought at Crossroads Trading Co.)
Boots // AMI Clubwear
Gold Chain // Vintage
Buffalo Tooth Necklace // Chelsea Den Jewelry
I wanted to write down lovely words for today...Wanted to share some romantic picture, but my mind feels blocked with a single thought. I think that change is coming. How does that feel? When those words no longer are made up of letters but literal actions that shift and move the very rhythm and flow of daily life. I can feel the panic rise  up in my throat before my heart or head has the chance to stifle it. Even then, I break to breathe and leave behind a mess of the should've's and could've's that failed to rise to the surface of my decision making; all unimaginable, unreal worries that cloud up space. My space that keeps filling with noise and words, and the nonsense of naysayers and realists. Building and building into this calamity of loudness, blocking out all hopes of solitary silence, all hopes of hope. Quiet. Hush.  I need space to breathe away from life, so that life may breathe back into me. 
Gracing my lovely photos today is a beautiful 1971 220 Diesel Mercedes Benz that unfortunately my boyfriend and I had to part ways with this weekend. After sitting in the driveway for a month or so (after needing one too many expensive fixes) a lovely couple from San Diego came and picked her up yesterday. That was our perfect dream beach car that (along with moving me to another house) took us on some pretty classy trips. We will forever miss it, but I'm so thankful that I got a look shot with it. I'm sad to see it go, but it's definitely bittersweet.. And with that I chose a fun, trendy outfit to contrast with the classic vibe of the car. I love these leggings, but they are hard to pair with a shirt that isn't just a solid color, which is why I chose to wear just a solid white tank top with them. I then added a cream leather jacket that has leopard lining that shows when I roll my sleeves, tying in the leopard of the leggings. I lastly finished the look off with some layering necklaces; gold chain to add some style, and the water buffalo tooth necklace to add to the tribal feel. And gave (short) legs some length with these some chunky suede booties. 

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Late Sun

What I'm Wearing
Romper // Gypsy Warrior
Socks // Stance Socks
Boots // Dear Diary Santa Barbara
Necklace & Bracelet // Chelsea Den Jewelry
Sunglasses // Anthropologie
When I was younger I dreamt of a home with four walls that contained an ocean, and palm trees... sunsets by the beach. I had this brightly beautiful picture painted in my head of California, while my two feet stood planted in Colorado. But I made it out here to this sun kissed place, and my daydream filled upbringing is now a tangible existence. So I keep building, keep dreaming, keep thinking up more lovely things to strive for.  And that is my motivation to move forward- I wish to create, to love and be loved. Nothing more, nothing less. And hopefully through that a pretty beautiful life will come out of it all.
This Gypsy Warrior romper is one of my favorite summer pieces. The colors of it are faint enough to give it this quaint vintage feel that I think is so adorable. It paired really well with these brown boots that I just bought. I finished off the whole look with a calcite crystal necklace and matching bracelets to add some more earth tones.
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