Friday, April 18, 2014

city slicker

Rails flannel. Levi's denim jacket (similar here). Joe's Jeans denim (similar here). Best friend's shoes (similar here). Sunglasses (similar here). Baggu backpack.

Apologies for the late NY 'fit post! This was my near-daily uniform. I wore this outfit three times during my weeklong trip...sorry not sorry. It was the epitome of comfort, and I have to thank Rails for helping me pull it all together. Their luxurious flannels feel like they're made for babies, they're so insanely soft. I had no qualms about wearing them half the week.

photography by Coco Layne

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Three Modern Muses jumpsuit. MOJO backpack. Birkenstock sandals.

Here's an early look at a Coachella Weekend 2 outfit (I know I tweeted I didn't want to go to Weekend 2, but now I miss Weekend 1 so much I have to go back). A comfortable and stretchy jumpsuit that makes you feel like you're wearing pajamas and a lightweight, sturdy backpack go a long, long way for desert days.

How was everyone's Coachella? I know a lot of my readers are international, but I hope those of you who went had a blast. This was the first time in six years I didn't attend the actual festival itself and instead just went to the events and parties. I honestly had the time of my life (and I never say that!) with old and new friends. I felt so happy and content with the amazing experiences and people in my life and I came back with a newfound appreciation for everything I've been given. This is how every vacation should be. Definitely looking forward to the upcoming weekend.

Also, if you're 21+ and having serious Coachella withdrawals as well, swing by my Midchella party tonight! Click here for all the info and to RSVP. See you soon!

photography by Edward Pepper

Sunday, April 13, 2014

celestial beings

For Love & Lemons dress. Mom's ring.

During my NY visit, I finally got to meet up with photographer and internet friend, Brian Vu. Okay well we're not completely internet friends; we met three years ago because we were part of the same Coachella household (pretty cool story) but never really got to hang because he moved to New York soon after. For our shoot, he grabbed some crystals and prisms for a kaleidoscope effect and we snapped a couple photos in his bedroom and on his rooftop in Bushwick. It was actually quite windy and cold but the photos turned out really cool as a result. Special thanks to Rachel of I Hate Blonde for letting me borrow her dress and crash at her place so I'd only have to walk one block to Brian's pad in the AM!

photos by Brian Vu

Thursday, April 10, 2014

destroy the standard

Sam & Lavi dress. UNIF hat. Wishbone necklace (similar here). Windsor Smith shoes.

Feeling very Coachella/summer/my Thailand plans in August-ready in this breezy, unrestricted outfit. Nowadays, easy boho looks are what I love posting on my blog most--and now you can see even more of them on a new site I just joined, Favics. It's still in beta, so it's spankin' new, but I can already see its potential. It's like if Instagram and Twitter had a baby that decided to pursue fashion. With Favics, you have three profiles to choose from: Favic (blogger/fashion fanatic), label (designer), and photographer. Favics is cool because they're all about supporting the underground, the up-and-comer, the diamond in the rough (their motto is #destroythestandard). They know there are tons of people out there who have the potential to blow up if they just get discovered--well, here's your chance! I'm on Favics and so are a lot of other huge tastemakers. Future plans for Favics include functional blogging features, online stores, bidding, collaborations...the list goes on. Follow me on Favics here and make sure to make an account here.

photography by Edward Pepper

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

mermaid dreams - giveaway

Chili Beans "Mermaid Dreams" sunglasses. AGAIN Collection dress. Boda Skins moto. Chicwish clutch. Missguided belt. Love Stylize necklace & cuff. Capwell+Co ring. La Moda shoes.

Believe it or not, this is one of my Coachella outfits for Weekend 2 (I'm going both weekends). It looks so pretty and proper, but it's crazy comfortable and lightweight and can be worn over swimwear. I love how all the different iridescent materials work together, from the dress to the accessories to the really rad mermaid-inspired eyewear. My sunglasses are made by Chilli Beans and not only have a cool iridescent opaque white frame, the lenses are iridescent too! My photographer put them on as a joke but immediately remarked on how the lenses (tinted slightly blue on the inside) made our 100 degree weather yesterday so much more bearable. He said it was "like A/C for the eyeballs"; this feature is going to be much appreciated this weekend at Coachella. Which brings me to the best part of this blog post: You can snag a FREE pair for yourself! These shades are yet to be released online but can be yours to rock before anyone else, be it at Coachella Weekend 2 or during any of your upcoming summer festivities! All you have to do is the following for a chance to win:

1. Follow Chilli Beans on Instagram
2. Repost the photo below
3. Tell us why you want to win and hashtag #chillibeansgiveaway in the caption

Contest ends in 5 days on Monday, April 14!
*Open to US residents only

Good luck!

photography by Edward Pepper

Sunday, April 6, 2014

understanding coats

AGAIN Collection top. AGAIN Collection skirt. Vince coat (similar here). Jeffrey Campbell shoes.

I got this coat in December or so for NYFW plans in February, but the polar vortex thing happened and winter weather in NY was especially brutal, nearing zero degrees Fahrenheit. I had to cancel my trip. Since LA temperatures never warrant coat-wearing, this beautiful coat hung unworn in my closet for four months. I was pretty excited to wear it this trip, and honestly, it was a lifesaver. It was 50 degrees in NY in the daytime--warm and sunny for New Yorkers, but chilly as heck for me. This coat made me able to wear a miniskirt twinset with bare legs and be totally okay. Speaking of this twinset, I picked it up when I dropped by the AGAIN Collection offices in LA. How incredible is this fabric? Eleanor at AGAIN divulged to me that the designer painstakingly sources unique fabrics and then uses them as inspiration for her designs, not the other way around. Her focus and intentions are apparent in every piece; I'm especially in love with the newest collection. Check it out here.

photography by Janice Thi Tran

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