Sunday, March 29

Fashion Fascination: Clogs

I will be the first to say that clogs have never been my cup of tea, when it came to shoes.  There was something too chunky and uncomfortable about them.  Until, however...I saw this look below.

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It was just completely perfect and got me craving a pair of my own.  I think I'd definitely go for the summer, sandal clog.  It's a good piece to elevate my summer looks.

Emilee Anne wearing American Apparel Crop Top // Zara Gingham Shorts // Swedish Hasbeens Sandals // Prada Sunglasses // L'Occitane Straw Tote

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These.  I want these.
Bryr Eva Braided Clogs

Currently listening to: "If You Ever Want to Be in Love" James Bay

Thursday, March 12

"Go Ahead & Like It" by Jacqueline Suskin

Whenever I'm at a loss for blog posts, I go to my Pinterest page for inspiration.  And it never fails.  This quote below reminds me of something I came across while discovering LA with my sister a few weeks back, one of the highlights of my time there.


This is Jacqueline Suskin.  Definitely one of LA's hidden gems, she is a "writer, performance poet and artist."  My sister and I met her at a farmer's market and I was instantly infatuated with her and Poem Store.

According to her website, Poem Store is a "performance-business-poetry piece that consists of composing custom poetry on a manual typewriter, in exchange for a donation. Your subject, your price."


While talking to her, she mentioned that she had written a book called "Go Ahead & Like It".  The book describes the benefits, social, mental, and emotional, of writing these "I like:" lists.  While it hasn't been officially released, I got a sneak peek look at the book and immediately fell in love with its beautiful illustrations and poetic prose.  I can't wait until its official release and I recommend everyone check out her website.

Currently listening to; "Believe" Mumford and Sons
Despite all of the criticism for Mumford and Sons' new sound, I cannot stop listening to this song.

Wednesday, February 25

Urban Art in Los Angeles

There's nothing like visiting a new city for the first time, experiencing the sights, smells, and sounds that are different from the place you're familiar with.  I just came back from visiting Los Angeles and it was wonderfully weird and amazingly artistic.

After looking through the pictures I took during my trip, a common theme arose.  I am a big fan of graffiti and architectural structures and fixtures in a city.  And Los Angeles has no shortage of either.  From the more organized street lamp installation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to the unconventional graffiti, urban art can reveal the soul of a city.









Currently listening to: "Lifted Up (1985)" Passion Pit

Monday, February 2

Music Mondays: BØRNS and Knox Hamilton

This is a short post today.  Music montage for a struggle of a Monday.

"Electric Love" (acoustic) BØRNS

"Work It Out" Knox Hamilton

"Past Lives" BØRNS

I'm gonna be honest, BØRNS' entire first EP is pretty great.

Currently listening to: "Electric Love" BØRNS

Sunday, January 25

Fashion Flashback to the 80's: Heathers

I watched the 1989 cult classic, Heathers, last night on a whim.  And let me just say, I had some sort of spiritual connection with the film.  First of all, the clothes (which will be the focus of this post).  I'm a 90's grunge girl myself, but the edgy 80's girl is equally as amazing and inspiring.  The prints, silhouettes, and hair definitely make a statement.  There's personality to it, something that unfortunately, the majority of the masses no longer have.  Secondly, the storyline.is.nuts.  "Dark comedy" is definitely the right label.

But now for the good stuff.  The double-breasted, color-coordinated goodness.  I guess it's time to go back into my closet and re-imagine some items that I thought were headed for the thrift store.  Speaking of which, it's taking all of my willpower (and my empty bank account) not to restock my closet with oversized blazers, kimonos, and vests.

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The iconic outfit in all its glory.  Winona Ryder looks absolutely beautiful throughout the entire film.
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Currently listening to: "Candy Store" Heathers: The Musical (fine, you caught me...there's a musical version of the movie)