5.22.2016

MY FARFETCH DREAM VACAY: MILAN

Hello and happy Sunday, my beautiful readers! I hope your weekend has been full of relaxation and happiness, and I hope you've eaten your favorite food at least once in the past two days. 
I'm working with my friends at Farfetch once again, this time creating my ultimate packing-list for my dream fashion getaway! I chose Milan as my destination-not only is part of my family from Milan, but I'm so infinitely infatuated with the creative hub that remains Milan's trademark. Everywhere you turn there's architecture, fashion, art, and food to consume at least four of your five senses at once. 
Here's a little compilation of what would be in my bag if I was jetting off to Milan for a Summer/Graduation vacay. 

MAISON MARGIELA MEDIUM HOLDALL
How could I not start with my ideal bag? I don't care how lame this may sound, but if I won the lottery the first thing I would buy is high-end luggage. Carrying a timeless piece of luggage is one of the simple luxuries in life that I believe is vastly underrated. This bag has a classic shape, stitching, and color that makes an extreme statement while saying nothing at all. I can just picture this sitting on the shelf of my future Silverlake apartment, ready to be pulled down in the event of a spontaneous road trip or weekend getaway. I can dream, right? 

The undeniable most important factor of any summer vacation wardrobe is a swimsuit. I have a secret love for the 1960's style one-piece in that iconic red hue, although I've never found the perfect suit to satisfy this journey. This piece is perfect for lounging on the Italian coast, sipping on a fruity drink and reading high fashion magazines without a worry in the world. 

Frolicking through the historical architecture of Milan requires nothing less than the world's crispiest white button-down. This classic shirt is perfect for travelling, and the bell sleeves give it a unique touch. Although, as much as I can pretend like I'd wear this calmly throughout the day, my clumsy self would probably have pasta sauce somewhere on it before noon. 

And boom, here's my statement piece. Everything about this jacket is so intricate, and it's neutral color palate could be thrown on top of just about anything. To me this jacket is perfect for Italy- it's a standout yet subtle blend of classic beauty with modern humor. Milan is famous for it's  historical significance setting the scene for modern fashion, and I think that that is portrayed in this jacket. 

And finally, your dream travel sandal. I'm completely obsessed with mules, they have all the cuteness of heels with the comfort of sandals and a unique look to them that can't be captured with any other shoe. The geometrically modern design cuts through Milan's classic beauty, making any outfit stand out. Walking along cobblestone steps may not be a breeze, but everything else will be done in comfortably chic style. 
I hope you enjoyed my little Dream Vacay packing list, maybe someday I'll actually be packing for a Summer Milan trip! Check out the Farfetch Style Hub: What to Pack page for more inspiration!









5.17.2016

JUMP JUMP








WEARING: Vintage jumpsuit, Adidas sneakers, NB Trendy necklace
Oh, there's nothing quite like the comfort of a loose linen jumpsuit on a warm Spring day. This delightful vintage piece was snagged at Vintage Vortex in Silverlake, it's one of my new favorite vintage spots due to their massive band tee inventory and proximity to Caffe Vita's killer iced lattes. It fits unbelievably well for a vintage jumpsuit, and it's ultra-soft material is irresistible for weird LA days like today. No surprise, I slipped on my tried and true Superstars for a sporty touch to ground this floaty jumpsuit and it's floral print. 

5.14.2016

THE YOUNG AND HEARTLESS







WEARING: Urban Outfitters skirt, thrifted top, Steve Madden booties, Missguided bucket bag
I am so sorry, it has been SO long since I actually had the time to write out a post! Partially because I've been very busy, and partially because senioritis is very real and I'm starting to slip into my dreaded trackpants/hoodies/sandals routine that I so desperately attempt to avoid when laziness hits. 
Anyways, yesterday was a very eventful Friday the 13th. I cruised Melrose with my best friend, almost got a tattoo, saw a horrible scary movie, drank my favorite Urth Caffe treat (cafe mocha granita- it's life changing I swear) and danced to throwbacks in 405 traffic. What else do you need for a Friday?! A denim miniskirt and sleeveless turtleneck, that's what. 


5.04.2016

PASTELS? FOR SPRING?







WEARING: Vintage Levi's jeans, vintage top, Dr. Martens oxfords, Calvin Klein bralette 
Just a simple, soft, Spring-y look for today's mixed up weather. I grow more appreciation for my mom jeans every time I wear them, they're one of my best vintage finds and I never grow tired of tucking in wispy pastel tops for the perfect balance of texture. 

5.03.2016

CREAM OF THE CROP









WEARING: Urban Outfitters sweater, Urban Outfitters trousers, Dr. Martens oxfords
What is it about the simplest outfits that make me fall in love? Today, it's probably just because I've been looking FOREVER for the perfect cropped sweater and I finally got my hands on one. Side note, this may or may not be yet another head-to-toe Urban Outfitters outfit. Seriously, why aren't they paying me by now?!
I've been on a crazed hunt for cropped sweaters lately, solely because of the infinite trouser-pairing-opportunities. Almost all of my pants are high waisted, and cropped sweaters create a completely different vibe than just tucking in one of my huge thrifted knits. A cropped sweater with high waisted pants is one of the most flattering combinations you can possibly wear- it defines and accentuates the waist while making your legs infinitely longer. I don't think I've ever felt more feminine, and I was completely covered in clothing. Today's look was simple with neutral colors and minimal accessories, but expect to see this proportion combo a lot more as I expand my collection. 

5.02.2016

BILLOWS









WEARING: Urban Outfitters dress, Missguided bucket bag, vintage choker, Chinese Laundry platform sandals
Drowning in oversized proportions, yet Spring-appropriate?! I'm in love. 
This huge, billowing, pumpkin-colored tent dress was snatched at the beloved Urban Outfitters surplus yesterday, and I literally could not go 24 hours without wearing it. There was an identical style in navy, a.k.a. one of my safety-net colors, but I decided to jump away from my typical color palate and go for this burnt orange color. It's still a neutral, but just interesting enough to make this boxy silhouette stand out. My accessories were simple and black- the go-to bucket bag, vintage 90's choker, and platform sandals to add a few extra miles to my legs.