I Been Thinkin, I Been Thinkin

I get filthy when that liquor get in to me... But really Bey who doesn't? In all seriousness I've been thinking not thinkin' but THINKING and what I've been thinking is about how everything I've ever gotten really good at came with a lot of failure.

I've been thinking how without the mistakes there would be no being good at all. For example, I'm now considered a "fashion expert" but I had A TON of fashion missteps growing up. I took a lot of risks with no pay off and I got made fun of a lot for coloring outside of the lines satorially.

Some highlights? A giant, silver First Down coat that my family still teases me about to this day. From the ages of 12 -14 I was très gangsta. Then there was what I refer to as my lime green squared experience aka the two times I tried to make a head to toe lime green outfit work. Oof.

I still like a statement piece but now I know that they shouldn't over power your entire outfit. It can be as simple as a bright pair of socks peeking out from booties or a solo, stone necklace over a basic gray sweatshirt.

My sense of style didn't really start to evolve until I studied abroad in Paris and started to understand contrast and simplicity. Then having a style blog and being exposed to so much fashion while having a self inflicted microscope on myself refined my tastes exponentially.

Point being don't be afraid to suck for awhile at anything because you will but if you stick with it one day people will be looking at you like you have all the answers because you do.

Stance Socks
Solo Stone Necklace + Bracelet
Shoe mint Boots
Jcrew Skirt (old)
Madewell Sweatshirt (similar)
Rovi Moss Bag
Vintage Flannel (similar)
Timex Watch


The Holiday Sweater

I try not to go loco buying myself Christmas presents but I did start a little holiday tradition between me, myself and I a few years back. The annual purchase of a holiday sweater! There was this ginormous Aztec one, the year after it was a preppy, striped v-neck. This year it's a snow white loopy sweater coat that goes over everything. I'm wearing an x-small and suggest buying one size down!

Happy Hannukah! Have you checked out the other items on my wish list?

Express Sweater c/o
JBrand Jeans c/o Crossroads Trading Co. 
Uniqlo Top
Shoe mint Boots c/o
Just Fab Bag c/o
Maybelline Scarlet In Siren Lipstick (my favorite holiday red!)
Coordinates Collection + Red Earth Bracelets

Photos by // Mark Champion 
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Red Earth Jewelry

I'm a collector of simple gold jewelry. I like classic, versatile pieces that all play together. Whenever I travel I fill a pouch with lots of gold things and then mix and match them throughout the trip. Lately I'm feeling two, thin cuffs layered on my right wrist. This thin brass cuff from Red Earth is a perfect addition to my ever evolving collection.

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Girl With The Biggest Scarf

Answering a few questions that y'all have emailed recently. I love hearing from you guys! Keep em' coming!

Q: Where are your favorite places to shop online?
A: I just added a list "Currently Shopping" to the blog. You can find it in the right hand sidebar underneath my Search box and it's all my fav places to shop online right now! I will do my best to update the list seasonally or whenever I'm inspired.

Q: Where did you get your moto jacket?
A: The answer is Ebay BUT a friend recently got a similar Madewell version and is very pleased with it!

Q: You always talk about investment pieces, what handbag would you recommend to invest in this season?
A: I'm loving my Kooba Gary bag. There's a convenient magnetic, top pocket that makes my phone, sunnies and keys (or the parking structure tickets I was constantly losing) beyond easily accessible. Also it's not a huge investment!

Articles Of Society Denim
JCrew Cable Knit Sweater (old)
Vintage Moto Jacket (similar)
Zara Scarf (similar)
Kooba Bag
Vans Sneakers
Oliver Peoples Sunnies

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