Some Days

A cashier at Target recognized Schoolboy owns this hat, small world.

You know this is my favorite necklace...

New addition to the apartment, a project I did for my Color & Design Theory class

Knee rips might be the new distressed.
Don't take me too seriously.

Some days are for bright, happy colors, some days are for dark clothes that might bluntly state, "Ok, I go to fashion school." But regardless of the palette, I like to mix up my looks to create my personal style. There are times when I feel like dressing a little more feminine in a shorter dress and heels, and others when there's nothing I'd rather do than cover my body in black leather and quickly walk down the street blasting Travis Scott.

The first look was just something I put together on a normal school day about a week ago (though a little brighter than usual for my painting class), but the look above is what I wore yesterday to go see the Los Angeles Collections runway shows for LA Fashion Week. Since I intern for Style Smith who organized the event, I got the lucky chance to get a glimpse of what some new designers are putting out to the world (a much better post class activity than usual). Because I managed to get some pictures and video I will be putting together a little review of tidbits of the two days that you should be on the look out for in the near future! I also have some creative ideas brewing in my head that I'll be working on during my upcoming spring break and will certainly post more to let you a little more into my head.

A (Blue) Love Letter

Fuzzy bucket hat found in family closet +  flannel by BDG (Urban Outfitters)

If you've been reading my virtual home here for a little bit you know that I have a slight infatuation with Seattle's Capitol Hill. Up on this (literal) incline lies a world full of bearded men, good food, and  people much cooler than me (for example the entire staff at Alive & Well). But my all time favorite location on the hill is Red Light Vintage, and this weekend I was sincerely very sad to learn that this long time vintage shop is closing its doors. To celebrate the countless hours I spent browsing through the decade organized hangers, here is a love letter for the one that got away (though technically you're still in the University District). 

Dear Red Light Vintage,

Oh how I loved you. And no, it wasn't purely a superficial love either. You truly had it all, who else held Backstreet Boys sweaters and silver evening dresses at the same time? Who else had a menage of fur coats probably worn in the Thrift Shop video? No one but you. So what I want to say is even though I'll miss your presence, and Broadway will never be the same, I won't forget you. I'll still visit you in my dreams with loads of 90's denim dresses in arm in those slightly musty but lovable carpeted dressing rooms. 


Lunch at the Lost Lake Cafe
But although it certainly was a teary moment to hear of the soon to be passing of my favorite shop, I still gathered myself together enough to not listen to sad Drake songs and instead mustered on through the streets. What got me back to my sassy but happy self was visiting the classic Everyday Music for some soundtracks to life. Soundtracks to life meaning I picked up The Chronic by Dr. Dre, a compilation of Jimi Hendrix songs, and a Phantogram album recommended to me by a Californian (originally Coloradan) with good taste. 

Sales associates next to talking about those big square album covers on the wall; apparently not for sale. But don't cry about it kids.
Music in hand I then happily strolled through the rain to grab some sugary treats at Nordstrom Cafe with my mom, because what else tops off a solid afternoon better than Creme Brûlée? Until next time.

One Time for my LA Sisters

Sometimes the past is the best inspiration. Today's outfit is undeniably 1990's, from the denim overalls to the bucket hat and Calvin Klein set. Yet even with its very throwback origins it manages to look fresh as ever for 2014. Although this look has been done countless times and seems to continue its voyage through the Tumblr realm, I still don't get tired of it. There's something about the combination of comfort and attitude that is just so right.

See what I'm saying:
R&B queen Aaliyah

Modern day rapper (and my favorite) Chance (the Rapper)
Vintage Ms.Moss in those infamous pants

Kendall in her Calvins
LL Cool J sporting a bucket
Internet starlets with buckets will never get old
PS. Listen to this: Forest Hills Drive