26 September 2014

pulso forte

Pulso Forte Roshe Runs, Nike. Aventura tank top, Fabletics. Black denim shorts, Forever 21 (old). Colorblock denim button-up, Madewell (old). Friendship bracelet, Hipanema. Tribal bucket bag, H&M (sold out).

So I only recently (in the past 6 months or so) started living a more active lifestyle, and as such, a large chunk of my clothing budget has been going to building an activewear wardrobe. I used to scoff at those Lululemon-obsessed girls, but now I'm pretty into it (not Lululemon, but just activewear in general). My boyfriend thinks it's pretty amusing how my eyes light up whenever we pass a Lady Foot Locker, especially since I mostly do all of my shopping online and am usually too lazy to actually walk into a physical store. Luckily my sneaker habit is something he actually supports, and he got me these super cool limited-edition Roshe Runs! They're a part of a collection that Nike collaborated on with Brazilian artist couple Flavio Samelo and Jayelle Hudson. Not to mention that lime and gray is one of my favorite color combinations of all time. I mostly wear them to the gym, but they're also great on days that require a lot of walking. I will never be one of those girls that wears running shoes with everything though (with skirts or dresses?? NEVER!)...gotta keep the overall look sporty!

Speaking of sporty, my heather grey tank top is from the Kate Hudson-backed activewear line Fabletics, which offers you a full athletic outfit for as low as $25 when you first sign up! I have so many pairs of their leggings and the quality is so good for the price! And this tank top is so amazing that I wear it to do anything BUT work out. I really need to pick up some more, I wear it so often!

Are you into activewear? Follow my board on Pinterest to see some of my favorite active styles!

16 September 2014

dog days of summer


What to wear when you really don't feel like wearing clothes? The heat lately has been insufferable. But since clothing is required for most situations, the next best thing might be a breezy dress. This one has the added bonus of a chest cut-out for increased ventilation. Yess...

Whistle tunic dress, Threadsence. Key necklace, also Threadsence. Yellow floral plimsolls, Keds. Bucket bag, Old Navy (similar).

05 September 2014

cool for school


In college, my roommate would tease me about getting excited and planning my outfits for the first few days of school. Even though I'm not a student anymore, I definitely still wish I was, and I can't help but get excited when this time of year rolls around. There's something about a new pencil box filled with brand new supplies that just exhilarates me!

So here I am in a quintessential back to school outfit: plaid skirt (will be wearing this over and over this fall) and a denim jacket (around the waist because it's definitely still way too hot for that). And I actually remember going through so many pairs of plimsolls in my elementary school days, although they were not nearly as cool as these floral-printed Keds. The pretty necklace is my attempt at looking a bit more sophisticated-slash-my age, and this gorgeous piece was a steal I picked up from J.Crew Factory. They have such awesome jewelry there at reasonable prices! Do you still remember any of your back to school outfits?

Lorimer NYC Pleated Plaid Skater Skirt, c/o Aeropostale. Grey crop top with cut outs, LA Hearts. Denim jacket, Levi's. Jeweled statement necklace, J Crew Factory. Floral plimsolls, c/o Taylor Swift for Keds. Tasseled bucket bag, Old Navy. Brown leather Baker watch, Marc by Marc Jacobs.

20 August 2014

embroidered

old navy bucket bag, pac sun, kendall and kylie, kendall and kylie for pac sun, embroidered blouse
I've never been a huge fan of the Kardashian Klan, but I do have to admit that Kendall and Kylie's collection for PacSun is chock full of cute stuff. I couldn't resist this cute peasant blouse with the unique embroidered details. Paired with the big floppy hat, I felt slightly like a 70s-era free spirit. Which is the best kind.

Embroidered peasant blouse, Kendall & Kylie for PacSun. Denim cut-offs, vintage Levi's 501s. Vegan leather bucket bag, Old Navy. Straw floppy hat, Urban Outfitters. Chunky wooden platform sandals, ASOS (old).

14 August 2014

day in the 'bu


For some reason, all the days I visit the beach end up being gloomy (see posts here and here). I guess it's just as well, since I'm pretty scared of prolonged sun exposure/skin cancer/sunburn anyway. On this particular "June Gloom" day, my boyfriend and I enjoyed at a nice lunch at Malibu Farm (not to be confused with Malibu Cafe, which is also awesome). It's a little bit of a trek; heading past Santa Monica on PCH just seems a bit like venturing into secluded, unknown territory to me, but the food is sustainable and delicious and OMG grilled chocolate cake!? I am a huge fan of chocolate cake and it's so hard to find a truly good one, I am drooling right now. We also shared the egg sandwich and the grilled salmon. I'm not someone who loves eating veggies, so it's the hallmark of a good restaurant to me when they can make me enjoy them, and Malibu Farm does that. Discerning movie-watchers might recognize the restaurant from the closing scene of Taken 2, where Maggie Grace's character introduces her new boyfriend to Liam Neeson (although the restaurant was a Ruby's at the time).

After that, we headed to the less-trafficked Malibu location of the Getty museum, the Getty Villa. Unfortunately, most of the fountains were drained dry due to California's drought, but I guess I have to appreciate their conservation efforts. The famous pool in the courtyard of the Villa looked a little lame without any water in it, but hey, we all gotta do our part!


Striped white crop top, Forever 21. Floral fit and flare skirt, Zara. Leopard high top sneakers, Vans.

While we're on the topic of Malibu, I'd like to share a collaboration I did a while back with an amazing blog called The Every Girl that we shot on the Malibu pier. The article is on one-pieces for summer and you can check it out here!