Music and fashion and sunshine, oh my

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I can’t believe I’ve been to Coachella four years in a row. It’s crazy how time flies, and it’s been very interesting to see the way the festival has changed even in just a few short years. What was once a festival that flew under the radar has become a media focus and totally commercialized; Modern Family referenced it a few weeks ago, Good Morning America chatted about it on air, and brands are scrambling to be in your face left and right, trying to get a piece of the popular pie. Continue reading

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Coachella 2013: What I’m wearing

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Though the quality of this year’s line-up has been the topic of much debate, I couldn’t be more excited for Coachella. Though music is the true star of the festival, the celebrity scene, exclusive parties and most importantly, fashion, are close runners-up in terms of buzz. This year, I’ve prepped more outfits than necessary for lounging by the pool, traipsing through the polo fields, dancing my face off and partying until the wee hours.

It would be silly of me to completely spoil my looks by modeling them in their entirety, so I’m just giving you a sneak peek. You’ll have to follow me on Instagram to see daily accounts of the ‘fits, and tune back in post-fest for a full report of the weekend in the sun. So what am I planning? Continue reading

Festival fashion: Coachella is coming!

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Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, the air is warm and the sun lingers longer in the sky. All of nature’s renewal can only mean one thing: the countdown to Coachella has officially begun! Though SXSW is the kick-off to festival season, Coachella is truly the place to see and be seen, fashionably speaking. Continue reading

Circle, circle, dot, dot

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Aesthetically pleasing and lacking a single edge, there is no beginning and no end to a circle. In Hinduism, circles symbolize unity, female power, and the sun, the giver of life. In fashion, they are flirty, feminine and fun. Continue reading

LBD: leopard + black dress

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I am a creature of habit. Hang around me long enough and you’ll notice my tendencies lean towards leather, red lipstick, big jewelry, and leopard print. I especially like anything that allows me to combine my aforementioned obsessions, so when my mom gave me this vintage Adele Joyce sweater dress, I knew I could dress it up and make it fun. Continue reading

A new challenge

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At the onset of each new year, we set out with fresh, positive vigor to be better people, have richer lives, look more fly and outdo whatever success we met the year prior. I, for one, puffed up my chest at the onset of 2013, and vowed to have the best year ever.

Sometimes the universe has different plans, and on March 1, I came in to work (in a very cute, second handed outfit, I might add) and  was told I was being laid off, effective immediately. Jerks.

The shock has now worn off and I’m starting to kind of like this idea of unemployment. Its time to figure out what I really want to do, who I really want to be and spend time doing things that really make me happy. And, while I’m at it, those things I set out to do at the beginning of 2013. Continue reading

These are a few of my favorite things

As I lay here in bed thinking back on these past 364 days, surrounded by second hand furniture, decor and clothing, I can’t help but feel pretty damn good about my 2012 New Year’s resolution. This challenge has been one of my proudest, most enjoyed projects that I have ever applied myself to.

Tomorrow I’ll be posting a review that sums up this crazy experiment, but before I do that, I want to share with you some of my most favorite purchases in this past year. So kick back, press play on this little ditty and let’s take a look at some bad ass  purchases from 2012: Continue reading

Merry Ugly Christmas!

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Christmas Flannel, complete with HO HO HO stitching & embroidered Santas
A steal at $2 at Buffalo Exchange (Fullerton) 

Even if you aren’t an avid second hander like myself, you’ve probably been to a thrift store once or twice to pick up the most cherished second hand item of all: the ugly sweater. So cliche and always out of style, these holiday staples make parties livelier, drunker and a whole hell of a lot more festive. Continue reading

Second Hand Gift Guide

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Happy holidays, second handers! I have missed you all in my blogging absence- but alas, I am back, just in time for the season. One of the things that drives me crazy about second hand shopping is the amount of time it takes, and in times like the holidays, I wish a mall full of thrift, vintage and antique stores existed five steps from my apartment. But thank God the online version is a reality- all hail the powers of Etsy! Continue reading

A past life


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One of the things that I love about wearing vintage is knowing that my clothes have had a prior life. I like to imagine scenarios for these pieces; for example, my 70’s maxi skirt/crop top outfit belonged to a bare-footed, long-haired blonde that wore daisies in a crown and listened to Jimi Hendrix. My pink linen pencil skirt was owned by a bouffant-bearing, shoulder pad wielding business lady that found time in her days for lunch dates and a nail appointments. Continue reading