7:29 am

bumming around in silverlake

13/08/2010, ankle boots, balenciaga, california love, la, silverlake, vintage

(vintage open knit fringe dress over vintage silk slipdress, Mercury Duo shorts, Fiorentini & Baker boots, Forever 21 necklace, Balenciaga bag)

A while ago someone left a comment that sort of stuck with me, describing what my style used to be as charming, whimsical, hardcore, and hippie all rolled into one (simultaneously saying that it was no longer any of that and that I was losing myself..but that’s not at all my point). Though made in a slightly negative context, they had some interesting points to bring up and had my best interests in mind – I found it more interesting than hurtful. I have a hard time defining my style..mostly I just grab things I like, literally from everywhere, and then tweak the details until it all looks right to me in that particular moment. But I like the sound of those four words used together, even if that anonymous commenter was trying more to describe what they weren’t seeing…I think my problem is I’d rather wear and live in the clothes rather than ponder exactly why I wear them (also why I dread the template interview). Overthinking the meaning of the semi-meaningless is one of my least favorite parts of the world of blogging..probably because sometimes my mind falls victim to it too. Ideally style is first and foremost a natural, personal thing..the blogs or even people in general outside of fashion that I find the most inspiring are the ones with a very specific point of view.

Categories: ankle boots, balenciaga, california love, la, silverlake, vintage
5:39 am


09/08/2010, alexander wang, california love, sd, vintage

(vintage top, Lowluv necklace, vintage Levi’s shorts, Jessica Simpson Dany heels, Alexander Wang Angela bag)

I got back from Tokyo yesterday and after failing to stay up with some late afternoon coffee, proceeded to sleep for 15 hours. I woke up so confused. Should it even be possible to do that? Anyway, the trip was rad – my hotel room was about a foot from the Tokyo tower with a view I never quite wrapped my mind around, I met so many amazing people (including ViVi’s Marie who is so sweet!), shot with Elle and ElleGirl in Aoyama, roamed around the city with my lovely booker Jen, went to Le Baron with my friends from Mercury Duo Haruka and Kenji, bought some things for fall (mostly various shades of gross brown tones in leather and velvet), had some exciting meetings that I’ll hopefully be able to tell you more about soon, and brought back an enormous Kapibara-san that my cats really don’t trust.

These shots are from Starlite in San Diego..make sure to stop by if you’re in town, it’s one of our favorite places to waste time slowly.

Categories: alexander wang, california love, sd, vintage
7:23 am


03/08/2010, actually wearing jeans, nightlife, sd, vintage

(vintage silk jacket, Hanes tshirt, gifted J Brand Gigi cropped jeans, Jeffrey Campbell boots, F21/vintage/Dannijo rings)

I’ve had this leopard print deal in my closet for months now and have almost worn it as a shirt so many times..I realized this weekend how much better it looks as a flimsy blazer sort of thing instead. Life changing revelation right. The fact remains that it’s probably the top part of a slinky pajama set.

Mainly posting these photos to more efficiently answer a frequently asked question in the past couple weeks – where these boots are from. I never really saw them online but I bought them at an LF sale in La Jolla back in February along with some shapeless knits. They look kind of odd here as if they’re navy/brown but they’re actually black on (brownish) black I promise. I must be re-in love with them again cause they just got tossed into my suitcase for Tokyo. Eight hours left to sleep, finish packing, and get to the airport.

Categories: actually wearing jeans, nightlife, sd, vintage
7:30 pm

sun in my eyes at lake cuyamaca

01/08/2010, back to the woods, california love, vintage

1. vintage polka dot top and beaten up Docs from the LA flea market
2. silhouette of the 5-north

Categories: back to the woods, california love, vintage
9:41 pm

mascara soymilk toothpaste starbucks sharpies

31/07/2010, ankle boots, sd, vintage

(Forever 21 feather earrings, vintage top, Levi’s shorts, Givenchy Nightingale bag, Elizabeth and James knuckle ring, Sam Edelman Falken boots)

Running some errands in a top I thrifted last week. It had an entire extra layer that I cut off the bottom to make it..friendlier. Enjoying the weekend relaxing at home before taking off for Tokyo on Tuesday and then the next weekend I’m heading to Sweden for Stockholm Fashion Week. From street style to designers to blogs, Sweden is such an inspiring country and I am really excited to visit. And thank you to all of my Swedish readers, who have been so supportive from the beginning!

Categories: ankle boots, sd, vintage