Thursday, August 27, 2015

bright lights, big city


Photos by Alexandria Perez

(dress c/o Tobi, Zara heels, Vida Kush necklace, vintage backpack)


It's not very often that I shoot at night, hell, it's not very often that I even go out at night. I'm much more of a stay at home with Netflix and cuddle with a bowl of ice cream type of gal. But every so often I'll doll up and hit the city with my girlfriends, and it's always a good time. Last week I met with Ruby in Little Tokyo for some bar hopping to release some steam from a long work week. It was a nice warm summer night and we both showed up in bodycon dresses. Remember when I wore this dress in the daytime? All it takes is switching out the boots to a pair of black heels to transform it to the perfect night look. That's why I always say accessories are the perfect investment. Accessories make or break the outfit!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

solitude


Photos by Alex Fink

(Out From Under bra, Sparkle and Fade romper, Topshop boots, vintage hat, Ray-Ban sunglasses, Forever 21 bracelet)


These are the second and final set of Joshua Tree photos. Although I will always be a city girl at heart, there is something so special about the desert. I will always find a good reason to end up there for the weekend. One of my favorite activities we did while we were in Joshua Tree was rock climbing. There were so many interesting rock formations, I wanted to hide in them forever. I liked them so much I decided I had to snap a few photos in them before we left. So on the morning of departure I dragged Alex out of bed, threw on a comfy outfit and recreated our climb (most patient boyfriend award goes to..). Clearly this is not an ideal rock climbing outfit, but I didn't get very far up so it was ok. Safety first, right? I'm back in the city but I'm already longing for another getaway, let's see where the road takes me next!

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

desert sunset


Photos by Alex Fink

(Hendrix maxi c/o Poshsquare, Schutz lace up sandals, vintage hat)


Last weekend I had the chance to take a quick road trip to Joshua Tree with some friends. It was my first time there and boy was it hot as a mother.. At one point it was 107 degrees while we were hiking at the park, talk about perseverance! Despite the mind numbing heat, I was so happy to be in the desert and connect with nature. There's something really special about appreciating the beauty that surrounds you, and sometimes you just need to unplug and get away from the city life in order to do that. While daytime was mostly spent hiking and rock climbing in workout gear, the nights were reserved for hanging with friends in front of a fire pit roasting s'mores while star gazing. I was so happy when Poshsquare sent me this gorgeous maxi dress just in time for this trip. I can't think of a more fitting place to wear it than Joshua Tree. I loved the way the fabric flowed in the desert breeze at night. Coincidentally, Erika also packed a printed maxi for the trip and we were hardcore twinning while we stuffed our faces with s'mores. It was the perfect weekend getaway, with a really special group of people. I'm already going through desert withdraws..

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