I’ll Never Not Say Y’all

I have gotten into the habit of writing down a lot of significant things in my life that have happened while I have been in California. I hope to one day create a book that is comical, risky and fashion-forward. One of the tidbits that I wanted to include, and I thought I would share on the blog is about how I am clearly not from California.

I for one am so glad I am not from here. While the people here can be great, many of them are just kind of..blah. I love Texas and I will be going back eventually! I love that I am so loud and outspoken and I’d rather pop a joke that may not be appropriate at the time than not. I am the kind of person that is very transparent, you know exactly how I feel about you.

I get told that I should cover up a bit more sometimes, but I am only this young (and probably this size) once in my life, so I don’t mind. I am going to do the things that I think are fun and take a risk and make that wrong decision because I know that even though it may not be right, it’s not going to change my life as I know it.

I found this cute little bar place in North Hollywood that my coworker invited me to and let me tell you it was a piece of Texas in California. There was country music on and endless chips and guac. Also, if you like margaritas they had some as big as your head! (Well my head probably because I have a small head.) It made me miss home and being with my friends and I struggle sometimes being away, and I never know what is next but I just keep going and see what gets thrown my way.

I have gotten so many comments from people who come into work noticing that I say “y’all” and honestly I never even notice because its so normal for me! When you are around people that share a commonality, you tend to adopt their way of doing things. One thing that I will not be doing though, is removing the word y’all from my vocabulary.

Shoes : Shoe Dazzle

Gucci Beauty Pop- Up

The thing I love about LA is there is always a pop-up or something fun around the corner. I work nearby a building where there are frequent pop-ups. I have seen Lulu’s, gym shark and now Gucci take vacancy in the space.

Gucci’s pop-up I actually would have had no idea about! But we stumbled upon it and my co-worker found out it is open to the public. It was a photo op experience, which I had no idea about until I got inside. I remember the door man telling us the tags for all of the pictures we take and I said, oh I won’t be taking pictures because I don’t look great, I just came from work. He probably thought, “well she’s in the wrong place”.

Luckily they had beauty touch ups with their new lipsticks and mascara so the photos did not come out absolutely terrible.. however if I had known it was a photo op I definitely would have prepared a bit more!

I love the color of the lipstick the I tried, it was a rusty colored red and let me tell you, the mascara is EVERYTHING! Not going to lie, I didn’t think that mascara’s were too different other than the brushes that were used. BUT, the best mascara’s I have ever used on their own have been Chanel and now Gucci. I definitely would recommend as they are super splurge worthy.

All in all, I am so happy I went and I would say wherever you are based to check out the places that are always right under your nose.

How to Change your Aesthetic // Catch-Up Post

I’ve been super busy with work recently so I have not had a chance to upload to my blog. So here is a short recap of a few of my Instagram posts. I have been trying to change up my aesthetic on insta to something a bit more dreamy and sassy.

 

It’s crazy to look back now at how my posts have changed! I try not to take my posts off of my Instagram unless I really don’t like them or they do not go with my vision. It is something cool to look back on as to see how my style has changed. I definitely started off with a basic Instagram, then it went really girly and almost southern-blogger. Then I went through a harsh filter phase.. the dark times haha! And now I try to make it more dreamy and cool. I love bright whites, blacks, nudes and light pinks.

What’s your aesthetic right now?

 

UPDATE: I was super excited to collaborate with Princess Polly. I always love posting items that I actually buy and believe in!

Top : Princess Polly // Skirt : Princess Polly

Tips for changing your aesthetic

Create a vision board : Pinterest is your best friend for this!

Derive Inspiration from Others : Who is your Insta inspiration?

Get a color Scheme Going : Make a color palette and stick to it! Editing apps can also help with this

Plan out your grid : This can take a bit, but its all about the visuals

 

I would not recommend starting a new account, archive all of your old content if you want to start fresh and see how far you grow and how much you change your posts over time!

 

Sweater : 12th Tribe // Shorts : 12th Tribe

 

 

Business Casual

Hey Loves, so I got really inspired by a look I saw on Pinterest and I tried to recreate it with a few of the items I had in my closet. The clothes were a bit baggier on the model which of course gave it a different feel, but I still kind of like the way that this look came out. Overall the look was definitely comfortable and something different than what I usually wear. I really like the structure of the look and how it is a bit more put together than my usual outfits.

So the original picture was of a model wearing a forest green hugo boss tee with slightly baggy brown-paper-bag trousers and a nude pointy toe heel. Her green bag complimented her tee and I feel in love. It was chic and cool and laid back all in one.

I am really loving the idea of wearing more of a monochromatic look and choosing a color and just going with it. For example, wearing a plain green turtle neck and then pairing it with a darker green coat that is only a few shades different speaks to my soul. Okay, that was a bit much but you get the point. This outfit is definitely not an example of that but I thought it would be worth mentioning!

What is your go-to business casual look?

Top : Girls Girls Girls // Pants : Top Shop (similar)

Good Girls – Season 3

If you’re like me, you are always looking for something new to watch. I have the PERFECT recommendation for you, but I’m sure you’ve already seen it. Good Girls is one of NBC’s best shows of the moment. (And if you’re like me who likes a refresh of season’s past it also is on Netflix!)

With so many twists and turns I never know what is going to happen next. The show is all about three regular mothers who’s plan to rob a grocery store takes them down a crime filled path. They get involved in money laundering, pill exchanges, murders and more! Each time they narrowly escape the FBI and have time to make dinner for their families.

When we last saw beth, she had just shot Rio as he was beating up Agent Turner. Now he’s out of the pictures and the girls are ready to build an empire all their own. Honestly, things aren’t always what they seem and for some reason, I predict that Rio might just lay low for a bit then come back because Agent Turner said that he had a chance if he called the ambulance right away… but with this show WHO KNOWS!

 

If you like a comedy-infused drama then this is a great watch. It’s more of a mix between ‘Thelma and Louise’ and ‘Breaking Bad’.

So who’s my favorite character? It’ll have to be Rio! He’s more of a bad-boy type and someone you just don’t want to mess with but you can’t help but be interested in! Yeah, he is definitely the “wrong crowd” but he is straight up, gets things done, and doesn’t lie about being one of the good guys!

Here’s a quick peek on his character from NBC : https://www.facebook.com/286094561830947/posts/1022301858210210

Want more insights on the girls’ crimes? Check out this talk with a few more die-hard fans : https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=838453833269768

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January Wrap-Up

Okay so this is a bit late but… I have really been wanting to start writing a memoir that I would pass down to my kids and their kids about my time here in California. A dream would be for it to turn into a book, but honestly, I don’t think it would be that exciting and I’m not a writer.

Regardless I wanted to start doing end of the month wrap-ups (if I remember) to note anything special that happened during the month, any big events, ideas or just what I thought as a whole! So here it goes…

January seemed pretty long! I worked my butt off at work for Awards season and I think I learned how much it pays off when you really put in the effort. I am glad I am at a stage in my life where I can be selfish with my time and with what I choose to do with it.

I started reading more fashion-focused articles which have really helped my writing and creativity.

I landed a few cool collaborations for the upcoming months so stay tuned for that!

Because I focused so much more on work I slacked on my social media and blog. I think that is okay to take a step back, it can bring you back stronger and reignite the need for a creative outlet.

 

What is your creative outlet?

 

Joggers : Zara // Body Suit : Zara

My Designer Wishlist

I recently wrote a similar post like this one and I thought it would be a good idea to follow up! I brought together a few of my items from my designer wishlist and thought I would share.

I remember wanting to buy myself a designer handbag with my very first big girl check. That obviously did not happen because I live in LA and instead I have to use it towards rent. I am currently saving up for Coachella so I am not seeing any of these items in my near future. However, one day (sooner than later) I will buy myself a new luxury item and it will be so much better because I had to wait.

 

Stewart Weitzman McKenzee Boots

Cult Gaia – Eos Acrulic Box Bag $358

Cult Gaia – Metal Bauble Heel Vinyl Mules $428

Prada – Cahier Studded Leather Crossbody Bag $2290

Moncler – Parana Lacquered Puffer Jacket $1675

 

What’s on your designer wishlist?