Oh My Goth!
Is purple not really my color? I think I accidentally gothed myself out with this mesh dress-turned-top. Oh well! Mesh, chiffon, and anything see-through is becoming more and more a staple in everyone’s wardrobe. Will the trend ever die down? I hope not!
Oh and excuse my poor attempt and Angelina Jolie’s sexy leg pose—I wasn’t really trying to be sexy, I just had to show off my ombre tights! ;)
Purple Mesh Dress-turned-Top from American Apparel | Black Skirt & Jeffrey Campbell Heels from Wasteland | Clear Pink Belt from Spinns (in Tokyo, Japan)
I am so horrible! I left for my three month European backpacking trip without another word since Christmas! I’m terribly sorry but things happened so fast and there was so much work and packing to be done. Since I last blogged, I have been (unfashionably) backpacking through Europe: It started with 3 week trip through all of Ireland, then one week in each of the following cities…Scotland (Glasgow, Sterling, Edinburgh), London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, and now Budapest! It’s been quite the adventure and I feel so blessed to be doing it! Only three more weeks left of my trip until I have to face reality again! My next destination is a surprise though, it was sort of on a whim and I’m EXTREMELY excited to go!
But since I’ve literally been backpacking, I didn’t have any outfits to share… but I couldn’t help myself in London as well as getting a few things here and there at vintage shops through Europe. I ended up buying an extra luggage bag to hold what “little” treasures I would allow myself. ;)
Finally it’s warm enough to wear some of them! Budapest feels amazing in 55 degree weather! I never thought a native Southern Californian like me could think that 55 degrees would feel like sunbathing weather but it really has come to that after weeks of 20 - 35 degrees. But I can’t complain cause I quite love cold weather! Basically everything I’m wearing is from Topshop, hahaha. I know it’s kind of stupid of me to be so excited about Topshop in London when one literally opened up in Los Angeles in February. But I wasn’t there for the opening and oh my goodness have you seen the flagship store in London?!?!?!?!?! I think I could spend my whole life in there. I got lost quite a few times in that maze of a store!
So yeah, nothing fancy, just plain old black and white love! Hopefully I’ll be able to blog again soon but I never know! Usually I’m out wearing my ugly ole tennis shoes since walking in anything else is hell for my feet! haha
Oh, did I mention I got a haircut before my trip too?!?!! I don’t know if I like it or not. I do quite miss my long hair although I haven’t had un-dyed hair in years so it’s quite a nice change!
I wanted to get something from Ragged Priest but only settled on a beanie, haha. I’m still going to covet it though!
^ Couldn’t help but get some POW! socks hehe. Shoes from Zara! I love loafers!
^ had to throw in a picture of me with the River Danube in the background. And the super beautiful Parliament building! Budapest is so beautiful!
Until next time (which is hopefully soon~!)
Ragged Priest Beanie, Checkered Sweater, Black and White Pant/Leggings, POW! socks all from Topshop | Loafers from Zara | Scarf from Urban Outfitters
Rock of Ages
Faux fur coats of all different colors are my newest obsession. I wish I could bring them all on my trip since I know I’ll be freezing my butt of in Europe! Boy did I take advantage of Nasty Gal’s Cyber Monday Sale with this coat… I think it’s my favorite coat as of today! I feel like I belong in the Rock of Ages in it (in a good way, haha!) I wanted the similar pastel palette one they came out with too! What did I wear this snazzy outfit to today, you ask? To to opthamologist! Now back to packing (and sneezing because of all the dust, ugh!)
Patched Faux Fur Coat from Nasty Gal / Gray Blouse from Urban Outfitters / Oxblood Maxi Skirt from American Apparel / Sam Edelman Booties from 6pm / Black Fringe Bag from Shop Akira / Sunglasses from ASOS
Yay my musical smiley face top from Joyrich finally came in the mail and I’m totally in love with it! I found out yesterday that the owner is not much older than I am… makes me feel like I really gotta step up my game in life! haha. I wore this to a mini get together with some of my favorite people before I say adieu to to the good ole USA for the next three months! Ahhh I’m getting so anxious for Europe!
I don’t think I realized how obsessed I’d be with my Madrid Wool Hat from Nasty Gal. I feel like I could pull of my pajamas as long as I have this hat on. Oh but I don’t want it to outshine these amazing shorts—YES that’s chain fringe, and it’s wonderful! (and maybe a little too fun to play with…) I know you’re thinking it must have cost me a fortune, but the most delightful thing is, I got them for free at the Iron Fist Sample sale while volunteering! Ahhhhh! And don’t clothes feel so much better when you haven’t paid a penny for it? I can’t thank Michelle enough for letting me volunteer! <3 The sequined-cross blouse I snagged during Cyber Monday on Nasty Gal, which is the best day invented since Christmas. Ah, deals!
Muppet of a (Wo)man
A few weeks ago I volunteered at an Iron Fist Clothing sample sale and it was simply amazing!! Perhaps I’m just behind on the times, but I hadn’t heard of Iron First before this… afterward I was in love. Everything at the sample sale was $10 and under!! But the greatest thing? As a volunteer I got $100 in free merchandise, so that meant at least 10 amazing items! One of which was this amazing fur coat. I know some of you hate it, and in fact my boyfriend says it reminds him of a muppet… but I’m in love with it! It’s like one of those pieces you wouldn’t initially think to buy but seeing it on someone cool like Gwen Stefani would make you think otherwise. I’m no Gwen Stefani, not even close, but I can aspire to be her, right? Should’ve put on a Bindi.
What We’ve Been Waiting For
Falling asleep to the sound of rain is only my second favorite thing next to waking up to the sound of rain. It’s so soothing I never want to get up! This is the weather I’ve been waiting for! It’s like autumn never showed up and winter came in full force (well, full Los Angeles force… no snow or anything, haha) Time to pull out the chunky scarves and warm cardigans again, yay!
So my boyfriend and I have been planning our 3 month Europe trip and have a general idea of the countries we want to visit, although we are going to have to knock some out. Here’s what we’ve come up with so far: ireland > scotland > england > the netherlands > germany > czech republic > austria > hungary > switzerland > france
I’m so incredibly excited! Does anyone have any suggestions of cities we MUST see or even can skip over? Or even countries?
In Another Life
Happy belated Thanksgiving to all you Americans! I just got back from a lovely vacation up in Sacramento with my boyfriend’s family (they are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G btw). It’s been a crazy break though, with a career change, my future plans have changed dramatically! In the greatest way imaginable though… Starting in January my boyfriend and I are fulfilling our dream to travel for awhile. 3 Months in Europe, starting with my dream destination, Ireland! Ohhhh I can’t wait! I’ve gotta figure out my blog entries though because I would hate to have a long hiatus. Perhaps I can blog about my travels if everyone is interested? =)
Anyway, this outfit was pretty hastily put together at the last minute. Really, I’m just excited to wear this hat. I feel like in another life I was Zorro in this hat, haha. Which, by the way, I’ve met Antonio Banderes and can confidently say he is just as rad as you think he is.
You know how sometimes during sunset, when there are a million colors in the sky, it looks like Vincent Van Gogh just rand his paint brush through it? The colored yarn stripes on this sweater remind me of that kind of sky. I also FINALLY have something that matches the cute jeweled collar I have. The jewels match the color of my skirt, a deep burgundy I scattered throughout my entire outfit. =) Oh, and does anyone else like pearly berets like I do? hehe
Pearl Embellished Beret & Multi-Colored Sweater from H&M / Jeweled Collar from Chicwish / Coral Betl & Chiffon Maxi Skirt from American Apparel / Messenger Bag from Urban Outfitters / Sam Edelman Booties from 6PM
Late to the Party
Weekends are no longer lazy outfit days anymore since daylight savings has come around. I’m working hard to post more for you guys!
Yesterday was Tavi from “Style Rookie“‘s party for Rookie Magazine’s 1st Yearbook at Space 15 Twenty! Although it was incredibly chilly (yay for actually fall weather in LA!) today I decided to finally put on my little black dress for the party. This amazing skater dress is definitely more revealing than I’m usually comfortable with wearing but I tried it on at Topshop when I was in NY this past June and fell in love! I’ve been waiting for the right occasion to wear it (definitely not at work, haha!). Oh and notice these ombre tights? I know, they’re amazinnnggg!!! I actually had someone ask me where I got them =)
Earlier in the day my boyfriend and I went to the Stanley Kubrick exhibit at LACMA and it was absolutely amazing!! If you are a fan of Kubrick and in the LA area, I highly suggest you see it! The following is a photo of some costumes Vogue designed for Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”. Kubrick wanted everything in his movie to be designed so that it would be plausible to exist in the time era of the movie, hence Vogue designed the costumes. Pretty amazing stuff!
Kleur was at the Rookie Event tonight as well! They do amazingggg nail designs, but alas I didn’t feel like shelling out the moolah to get my nails done. One day though, one day!!