It feels like there are shops on every corner in Los Angeles. I don’t think you could hit every single one in your lifetime even if you wanted to, and I don’t…that sounds exhausting. I’m always trying to find new places in my neighborhood and recently I walked into this place called Style Express. It’s super inexpensive like a Forever 21 and they have some cute stuff. I am really into the big bell sleeves at this point on a lot of my clothing (once I find something I like, I have to have like 9 million of the same thing). I found this cute little elephant scarf at a little shop in Santa Fe, NM. I don’t remember the name but I’ve seen them popping up everywhere.
It’s finally been cold enough in LA to sweaters which is so fucking nice and rare. The last 5 years we haven’t had any kind of winter and we’ve needed them, especially when they bring rain (drought much). But I’m sure I will be over the cold weather in like 2.5 seconds and want the 70’s back. That’s being a southern californian for ya.
Top: Style Express
Jeans: 7 for all Mankind
Shoes: Coconuts by Matisse
Photos taken by Adam Grimes
Wow, I can’t believe it’s 2017 already! Where does the time go? I’ve already broken one of my New Year’s resolutions which was to start posting here consistently starting the first week of January. I’ve been running around since I got home from Christmas vacation and haven’t really had time to get anything done. Excuses, excuses…I know. But I really want to start posting here more often and writing more as opposed to just posting pictures. Not sure how into that people are going to be but who gives a fuck!
Speaking of zero fucks given, that’s another one of my New Year’s resolutions, to not give a fuck about what people think. Living in LA (or anywhere for that matter) I feel like it’s so easy to get caught up in what other people think you should or shouldn’t be doing. What I’m realizing though, is that no one cares. People are too consumed with themselves to REALLY give a shit about what other people are up to. And I don’t necessarily mean that in a negative way, I just mean that we’re always on to the next thing and we all spend so much time in our own heads that it’s hard to give too much time and thought to what others are doing. And even if they do, why should I care? I’m an adult. I should be well past the point of giving a shit what people think of me.
These photos were taken when I went home to New Mexico (my home state) for Thanksgiving. I live in Los Alamos which is about 40 minutes north of Santa Fe. But I spend a lot of my time in Santa Fe because it is such a magical place and of course no trip home would be complete without eating at Tomasita’s. It’s the best New Mexican food there is. I highly recommend going if you’re ever in New Mexico.
Thanksgiving was nice and cool so I was able to bring home sweaters but not so cold that I had to wear a heavy jacket (truth be told I don’t really own and warm jackets). I loved this Steve Madden poncho sweater because is cute, cozy and super soft. Also I’m going through a white phase so bear with me. I know it’s faux pas to wear white after Labor Day, but I think because I live in Southern California where it’s nice year round, it’s ok.
Top: Steve Madden
Jeans: 7 for all Mankind
Shoes: Rocket Dog
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone is spending time with people they love today. We’ll be eating lots of vegan foods 🙂
I’m loving these high neck shirts as of late. They are so feminine and go with just about everything. I’ve also gotten on board with velvet. I found these boots on line and was immediately obsessed.
Jeans: J Brand
I love baggy clothes. I know they may not be the most flattering, but they are by far the most comfortable. They remind me of the 90’s when everyone rocked the baggy jean look. When I was in Vermont last week it was quite chilly and perfect temperatures for chunky sweaters. I maybe get to wear things like this in LA once in a blue moon when the temperature drops or if I journey off to the mountains. So the opportunity to wear fall/winter clothes is quite fun for a day or two. Btw, I should have worn a jacket this day, it was windy as fuck and I froze my butt off.
Sweater: Urban Outfitters
Boots: Rocket Dog
Location: Burlington, Vermont
I found myself wondering the other day: people who live where’s it’s cold…WHY DO YOU LIVE WHERE IT’S COLD!?! I ask because I am such a wuss when it comes to the blistery, cold weather and so I’m curious how other people deal with it. After living in California for the last 18 years, my blood is so thin and when the temperature drops below 60, I’m dying. Ok, maybe that’s being a little dramatic. I can kinda handle the 50’s but below that I’m a whiney bitch.
I’ve been in Vermont for a few weeks. My boyfriend grew up here and his family is still here so we come back often to visit. It’s so gorgeous here this time of year. You get to see all the leaves changing and can snuggle by the fire. That’s the stuff I really enjoy. We take lots of long drives and we passed by this covered bridge and I made Adam pull over so we could take some photo. I froze my butt off but it was worth it 🙂
Dress and Scarf: Marshall’s
Boots: Rocket Dog
Location: Ferrisburg, Vermont
I love going into my closet and mixing things up. Awhile back I had gotten a 2 piece set from Lulu’s and I remember thinking that both pieces could easily be worn separately. I love this little frilly crop top so much. Paired it up with some high waisted Levi’s and boom!
We are so spoiled in Los Angeles because the weather here allows me to wear stuff like this year round. I’m sure everyone reading this where its freezing is like, “Go fuck yourself” as you bundle up in layers for the cold weather. But honestly it’s one of the main reasons I love living in Southern California. The weather rarely gets below 60’s. Fun fact: I don’t know how to dress for cold weather.
Shoes: Nine West
Photos: Becca Murray
I’m pretty sure I got this cardigan at a thrift store in Los Angeles a few years ago. I had forgotten about it, like many things in my closet. I’m sure everyone can relate to that. I just started reading a book about tidying up your home and taking control of your life (more on that later) but it inspired me to start going through all of my stuff. Hence, finding this gem.
This oversized dress I snagged at a clothing swap and the shoes came from Target. I’ve been wanting clogs forever but due to the fact that most are made from leather, I hadn’t gotten a pair. But Target is killing it with their shoe selection lately and I scored big with these.
Photos: Becca Murray