Summer Linen

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When I first decided to move to Los Angeles, the first thought that entered my mind was how beautiful the weather would be all year round (not really) in conjunction with further misconceptions or common per-conceived notions us easterners have about LA’s urban identity. A place where obsessions with who you date and what you look like solidify you with power and status, where there’s more mini strip malls than bookstores, where lines to buy the next exclusive sneaker release are longer than the lines to vote (damn millennials) and nail salon gossip that consists mainly of which Kardashian said what rather than discussions about local or national politics. To be fair, some notions aren’t true and are conversely misleading about my newly adopted city. What nobody tells you is just how really hot it is out here, marching in these sweltering temps is an ambitious undertaking in this dense concrete jungle. A step every ten feet affirms an ounce of boob sweat (hashtag boob sweat, the struggle is real). It truly tests your endurance. And it makes it difficult for a girl making money moves (listening to Cardi B way too much obvi).
Which is why linen deserves a spot in your wardrobe and remains the predominant fabric of the summer especially since it’s light and breathable to wear. It’s my style policy to acquire as much linen as humanly possible. Pick a blazer in an earthy hue preferably and it will keep you cool all season long. But hey, don’t listen to me; FAKE NEWS! Now, if you stalk me on Instagram like an ex, you’ll notice this net bag I’ve been carrying proudly from Mango has been following me where ever I go. It’s not as heavy as it looks but it’s charming, practical and durable just like I like my men. All white underneath this perfectly cut blazer virtually pulled together by a chestnut brown belt for a fool proof look ushered by my black strappy babies.
Speaking of Instagram, follow me because I will be answering your questions tomorrow on Insta-stories and feel free to check out my latest outfit posts on my page.

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Blazer:Massimodutti (similar here)  T-shirt:Redone  Shorts/Belt:Topshop (similar here & here)  Earrings:Kenneth Jay Lane (similar here) Shoes:Loeil  Bag:Mango Sunglasses:Rayban

 

Prairie Mingled With Mom Jeans

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On this particular occasion, I like to knock down the walls fearlessly yet hesitatingly and step outside my comfort zone and experiment with a look that feels a bit foreign to me. Anxiously feeling like I’m naked or vulnerable in some type of way plagued me while styling this look. I feel like Heidi on the prairie looking for her dog or something, and my hideous mom jeans got me feeling like I am the ultimate man repellent. I scored this vintage find from Asos Marketplace, your one-stop-and-shop place of all things vintage selling 60’s, 70’s, 80’s 90’s pieces (one of my favorite online vintage shopping sites). My one happy place I troll through at 3am dozing off with a leftover piece of chicken from dinner in my mouth (hey, don’t judge) and a cigarette in my other hand. It’s hard to keep my cool in a getup like this, however I was a brave big girl so I buttoned my blouse, hoisted up my acne jeans, added my new toy accessory-my Gucci belt, Miu Miu loafers in toe and patted myself on the back for donning this vintage inspired look. I think the fun of fashion is…you got to experiment and play around, that’s part of the sartorial game. Knowing what works and what doesn’t. We forget to play with our clothes and accessories, we take fashion a bit too seriously sometimes. I still don’t know how I feel about this ensemble. Nevertheless, kudos to me for daring to try.

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