Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Relax a Little

Beanie: Marry the Mob, Crop Top: Brandy Melville, Shorts: Forever 21, Boots: Die Hard

Starting out the Bumbershoot weekend blog posting with a look back at what I decided to wear on Saturday. Considering an about 60 something woman came up to me and said, "Those are super hot pants!" I think it was a success. Didn't end up wearing the cardigan though because even though it was drizzling, the heat from the moshpits was enough warmth, and by enough warmth I mean that yesterday my cat eyeliner sweated off almost completely.


I have to say there were some great outfits are Bumbershoot that had loads of personality, but also a disturbingly high amount of outfits that looked exactly the same. I'm fairly certain music festivals are the sole sponsors of denim cutoffs and crop tops. Bucket hats were also extremely rampant, but since I've been a fan of them for a while I can't exactly hate on them. 

But don't worry, this quick outfit post won't be my only festival post, I'll be writing a review post on the three day music adventure this week here and will also be posting an article on my TOOVIA page so be sure to be on the look-out. If you went to Bumbershoot I also want to know your thoughts! Who do you think had the best performance?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lost in a Fantasy



 


Lavender hair makes everything better. Even though my locks aren't permanently adorned by this shade (and instead only this color from a powder paint shoot with Tessa), I still love it. Having crayon hues in your hair makes you seem a little more whimsical and a bit more adventurous.

Decided to play up the edginess factor of the hair color a little by pairing it with my new cutoffs from Forever 21 and over the knee leather boots. Thought it would be nice to be a little bit of a diva on this Thursday.
As far as the rest of the week goes I have casting tomorrow and then the rest of  Labor Day weekend is reserved for Bumbershoot. Hoping to meet some cool people and to see a few of my favorite artists (including Sam Lachow, SZA, and J Cole) so let me know if you're going!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Goldie

If there was ever a MTV True Life episode dedicated to me it would be titled, "True Life: Addicted to Gold Chains". My bathroom is engulfed in a variety of necklaces, making it look more appropriate for Trinidad James than a white girl in the suburbs. And now, instead of getting over this obsession I have moved on to chains other than necklaces; low and behold the body chain.

Since I haven't been able to find one of these contraptions in any stores (and being too lazy to order one online), I jumped at the chance to DIY one when the cashier at Claire's said she had altered one of the store's necklaces into a body chain.

After some hassling this morning and copious amounts of caffeine I finally succeeded into making this creation. I'm pretty happy over how it turned out and I'm excited to wear it out (perhaps to Bumbershoot this weekend)!

One of my best friend's sisters also created a DIY chain YouTube video in case any of you readers are interested in making a hand or head accessory!


However considering you probably have the patience to wait for orders to ship, below I have found some options from the world wide web:

GG x MadebyReynalin Babygirl Body Chain $15.00



Drop it Low Body Chain $28.00

ASOS Choker Disc Body Harness $29.02

Friday, August 22, 2014

Driving in Cars with Boys- Lana del Rey





There's something about the so called "boyfriend jeans". Throw these bad boys on (in this case my dads old Levis) and you feel equally comfy and instantly cooler. Not to mention you can go out to eat at a restaurant without fear of ripping your pants, a win win situation if there ever was one. To go with these very casual bottoms I chose a simple white tank and a jersey. Although this look is low key I think it manages to catch a little bit of my personal style. It's not everyone's cup of tea, but that is hardly the goal.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Style Inspiration: Brady Lange Fall/Winter '14

I have the lucky opportunity to see a lot of pictures from photo-shoots fairly quickly after they've been shot because I follow models from my agency in Seattle on social media like Instagram and Facebook. Because of this I recently saw some images from Portland based designer Brady Lange's Fall/Winter '14 collection that I'm obsessed with on Sean S's Instagram (he's pretty cool and has good taste in music so you should also follow him:http://instagram.com/sean_tha_swan).

Since I'm undoubtedly a part of the Tumblr generation, the grungy feel of this shoot is something I'm very much into. The bright colors also give me that Spring Breakers late night  kind of vibe, where you know whoever is wearing these pieces are up to something.

Something very cool and polaroid worthy.










Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sundaze

Sundays are for soaking in the sun with good friends. Walking around in this great weather is an activity enough in itself, but people watching at Hempfest makes it an even better occasion. There's nothing like seeing a bunch of hippies that look like they never left the 70's combined with the sight of  "completely suburban" middle aged couples casually smoking out of vape pens. It's strange and it's funny, and it's completely Washington.







Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Black Widow







Black and leather feels alright. Wearing this out to a birthday dinner tonight and I have to say all black feels kind of bad ass. It's certainly not very "summery" but then again who really cares if you dress according to season? If you feel good in what you're wearing then you've succeeded.