I’ve been wanting to shoot at a magazine stand for a while now! It’s super hard to find one that will let you take pictures at just to be safe I had to sneak these! So while they aren’t the exact poses and angles I wanted I still like how they came out!
I went to take pictures and ended up seeing a few of the pieces from work on those glossy inked up pages. Even though I have obviously seen the pictures before, it was cool seeing the pictures up for the rest of the world to see just sitting there waiting to be read along the same street as cafes and shops.
I am so happy that I moved to LA and do not want to be on reality TV or be an actress. Props to all the people who come here to pursue their dream of being famous (or having their 15 minutes of fame), but that is just not me and I am so happy about that. It’s hard to make it in a city so saturated with “talent”. I am so glad I am here for the experience and that I have actually achieved my goal of working in a fashion showroom. I am happy with not being in the circles of people who are on tv or aspiring to be. The girls I know here are so down to earth and so sweet and they are who I want to be around. While a few of them are aspiring actresses, the girls I do hang out with like that are still good people and not the kind of soul-sucking, will do anything for a gig kind of people.
Back to the work post, I am loving my job. The people I work with are so helpful and really push me to be a better worker. I have learned a lot about myself and my strengths and weaknesses. I have learned a lot about accepting responsibility when you make a mistake and how to keep pushing through. While I really do hope to grow here I know I am lucky to have had this opportunity regardless. This is exactly what I wanted to do when I thought of doing PR. I have pretty much attained my end goal. That also leaves me wondering then, what will be next for me? Will I stay here and continue to grow or will I one day have a new goal of being something else? Whatever it may be, I am happy where I am now.
Jacket : BB Dakota // Shorts : (similar) // Boots : Forever 21
I think as we grow, so does our taste in clothes, along with other aspects of course! I was talking to another blogger recently and I realized that what I post on the blog and Instagram isn’t always pieces that I would wear on a day to day basis. Along with mixing in my favorite statement pieces, I also am going to try to incorporate posts that embody what my regular style is as well. I usually wear my same 501 Levi’s jeans with a (most likely white) v-neck, some simple gold pieces and my hair down. So except for the heels, this outfit is not too much out of my usual look, except for the heels.
I really do think influencers have had a big impact on what I wear! I usually try to limit the trendy pieces because I try to think… will I wear that other than for a shoot? And some pieces I post are just too fun for me to pass up like my star shorts!
When I first started off blogging I have to admit I was aiming to dress like the lifestyle bloggers who constantly shop at Nordstrom and tend to be southern. I quickly realized that while they had cute pieces, they were all so similar! Something amazed me by the bloggers that had an edgier, cooler style with posts that had cool angles and cool pieces. Now I am somewhere in between trying to post outfits like them for cool inspiration, and everyday minimal pieces. While the contrast of the two sucks for my Instagram feed, I feel it is better to be relatable to my audience, but at the same time keep them interested.
No matter what the look may be, my goal is to be different, but also genuine with my style. I have slowly learned more about what I like and do not like and that takes time. I find pieces even now from forever ago that I truly still love, and ones that are cringe-worthy! I would not be caught dead in a lace forever 21 mini dress anymore. But I do love the forever 21 sneakers that I can’t live without!
Leather Jacket : (similar) // Jeans : Levi’s // Heels : Steve Madden
I had been reading a lot more blogs about capsule closets and that made me think about writing a post on the importance of basics. When I buy pieces to show on the blog, most of the time the clothes are what I call statement pieces. I talk about this a lot but those are the ones with a wow effect. I think a leather jacket is a piece that is both a basic and a statement piece in one and that is really hard to find!
I have been wanting a leather jacket for a long time now. I used to use my roommates to take pictures in, but I, of course, needed my own. Leather jackets can range in price depending on the quality and authenticity of the leather. I added a few different types with various price points below in my round up.
A classic black is all I needed because it can dress up a simple jean and tee or make a feminine dress edgy. What I saying is not new, or innovative in any way, but its a good reminder and should be said every once in a while!
I feel that leather jackets are similar to jeans. You have to try on a few before you find your go-tos! I am the kind of girl that likes basics. I do not like any extra buckles or embellishments, and I am even skeptical about the size of the flaps. But I really liked this one and it was sooo inexpensive! I honestly bought this one because I needed a leather jacket asap and it was so cheap. I bought it from the Charlotte Russe closing sale and it was only $25! I will eventually buy another black leather jacket of better quality because I think this is one of those pieces that you have to spend more on because they last a lifetime.
Let’s talk about this shoot super quickly. I loved this idea of shooting with just the jacket and a simple body chain. I was however super skeptical (and I still am) about posting this on my blog and Instagram and all other social media sites because it does bare a lot of skin. However, I think it’s no worse than what I have shot before so I’m just going to go with it and hope for the best!