January 20, 2015

OCEANIC

K.Blu Swimwear Top and Bottom

Photos by Christopher from Unbearably Stylish

Even in the middle of winter, the beach is just as alluring to me as it is in the summertime. It brings me endless amounts of pure happiness to be by the roaring waves, to warm my body under the abundant sunshine, and to feel the soft and smooth sand under my feet. It is the perfect escape.

On this sunny day, Chris and I drove out to Santa Cruz to go to New Brighton State Beach. Being as it is the middle of winter and that it was also a weekday, we were one of the few people on the beach, which is always great for taking photos. And of course any beach visit is made better when wearing a new swimsuit! This one is from K.Blu Swim and it features a gorgeous blue porcelain print—although it also reminds me of the waves in the ocean! What I love about this swimsuit is that the top has built in padding (so no having to adjust any padding inserts) and that you put it on easily by closing it with the gold clasp in the front. The mesh cutouts at the hip of the swimsuit bottom are also an edgy detail that I adore! This is the best quality swimsuit I've ever owned and I'm looking forward to many more adventures and travels in this swimsuit for years to come :)

January 7, 2015

GOLD DUST

Crown Headband from Icing's, Vintage Cashmere Sweater, Sequin Midi Skirt c/o Ida Sjöstedt, Vintage Tapestry Purse, Gold Sandal Heels from Nine West

Photos by Christopher from Unbearably Stylish

Although I feel that my style fluctuates every few months, I find that one mode of dressing I always return to is a fairytale-inspired style. There is a playful charm in getting dressed up like a princess, but a sophistication in crafting such a look with more grown-up pieces such as midi skirts and strappy heels. 

This golden crown is one of my most treasured finds (can you believe I found it at Icing's for $5?), as well as this vintage tapestry purse I got on Etsy for $15! The cashmere sweater was thrifted from Beacon's Closet for $18, while the sandals are the heels that I wore from my senior prom. 

The focal point of this outfit for me was this beautiful Ida Sjöstedt skirt from the Tictail pop up shop in New York. Tictail is an e-commerce platform that allows individuals to set up their own online store for free, and they have so many amazing up and coming designers and artists selling their items on it! Of the many brands the people at Tictail introduced me to during my store visit, Ida Sjöstedt was my favorite, and I was so happy to take home this incredible midi skirt! It is such a great piece for when you want to add glamour to your outfit but don't want to commit to wearing a full length gown for example.

A final thank you to my boyfriend Chris for taking these photos for me! If you have a minute, please check out his Instagram too :) And a happy 2015 to all you guys too!

December 17, 2014

SCHOOLS OUT

Red Headband from Etsy, Vintage Sports Jacket from No Relations Vintage, Mesh Midi Dress c/o Missguided, Black Satchel from Urban Outfitters, Striped Socks given as gift, White Converse from Journey's

Photos by Micaiah Carter

One of my favorite styles at the moment is the whole athletic/pep rally inspired look. There is something very effortlessly cool yet charming about this particular style! I was so happy when I found this jacket at No Relations Vintage in the East Village of New York for only $10, and it even matched so well with the socks my boyfriend got me as a gift! A preppy wire headband seemed fitting as an accessory for the whole ensemble, while my Converse lent a classic, old school flair. 

I am actually back in California now but doing a little catch up with blog posts now that finals are over. Sophomore year has been rather challenging so far, but I'm happy I survived and glad I am in an environment that makes me push myself constantly. For now though, I try not to think too much about school and to just enjoy my six week vacation with my friends and family :) Wishing you guys happy holidays!