Fun and Games

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Sometimes it’s fun to be a tourist in your own city.  I hardly ever do it and I’m realizing that I should be.  On a whim, Adam and I decided to head down for a day at the Santa Monica Pier.  It’s been so long since I’ve been there but it was a fun day date.  You can play games, ride rides and get your fortune told.  It’s took me back to my childhood.  Part of my resolutions are to have more fun this year.  Say yes to stuff and not be so boring.  🙂

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Clearly by the look on my face in the last photo, I’m terrible at these games.  But I had fun anyway!

Top: Chicwish

Pants: C/Meo Collective (thrifted at Wasteland)

Shoes: Lulu’s

Purse: Antik Kraft

Jumpsuits and Denim

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I’ve said it many times but I’ll say it again, I LOVE jumpsuits.  Like I just want wear them all day, everyday.  They are so versatile and I think they flatter every woman’s body. You can dress them up or dress them down.  I find it to be an effortlessly cool look.

My friends and I do these “clothing swaps” where we all bring thing we don’t want or don’t wear and then we go through each others clothes and try to find things that work for us.  Many of my friends are a lot shorter than I am which can make it harder to swap clothes with.  My friend Pippa has great style and I tend to love everything she brings to the clothing swaps, but the problem is that she is 5’2 and I am 5’9.  But when she brought this jumpsuit to the swap, I knew I had to have it.  And luckily when I tried it on, it was the perfect cropped length.  In the past I have found things in stores or clothing swaps that were a little too short in a not cute way,  and I just had them hemmed up a little bit more and then they are the perfect cropped pant! Easy Peasy!

I also got this jacket from Pip.  You can see how it just looks like a cute cropped jean jacket where as on her, it’s was a normal jean jacket.

And my badass vegan shoes I purchased at Nasty Gal.  Obsessed with them.  Be prepared to see them paired up with a lot of outfits.

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Jumpsuit: Unknown

Jacket: Juicy

Shoes: Nasty Gal

Photos by Matt Misisco

Wattle Mansion and Community Garden

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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.

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Top: Style Express

Jeans: 7 for all Mankind

Shoes: Coconuts by Matisse

Photos taken by Adam Grimes

 

 

 

Feminine tops and velvet boots

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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.

Top: Zara

Jeans: J Brand

Shoes: Lulu’s

 

 

Mix and Match

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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.

Top: Lulu’s

Jeans: Levi’s

Shoes: Nine West

Photos: Becca Murray