Apr 16, 2014

psychic chasms

fur hat-vintage | leather moto jacket-h&m | pastel pink turtleneck-thrift
welcome to the jungle leggings-bad vibes | pink socks-topshop | black platforms-zara

       Life couldn't be any better now that I have Bad Vibes.

That may sound a bit backwards, but that's exactly what these amazing leopard leggings are.
Bad Vibes  is an LA based company that creates dreamy lace up shorts, leggings, rompers and bustiers out of soft velvets, vegan leather and the best prints. These are easily the most comfortable and stylish pair of pants I own and I am ecstatic to finally be an owner of one of my favorite independent brands as well as support the creative owners (who also have kickass blogs: Madeline of Jean Greige and Brit of Disarming Darling).

I thought it might be fun to show two different ways to
style the Welcome to the Jungle legging, so this is the first of TWO outfit posts
this week featuring Bad Vibes, check back Friday for the other!

(photos from their most recent lookbook at getbadvibes.com)

or follow on Instagram @getbadvibes

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Apr 14, 2014

sassy world launch

                    If you love fashion and female
          empowerment you're going to want to read this.

One of my favorite bloggers, Helena of Bells Fashion, launched the vintage site
Sassy World over the weekend to give girls a vibrant escape into the thrill of fashion to empower
and inspire them to wear what they want. The clothes reflect Helena's colorful taste, so if you
like wearing bold colors, patterns, chunky shoes and plenty of jewelry, you are going to be
in glitter and funky pattern heaven.

With the launch came TWO lookbooks (view the other here), which have me drooling with
the thought of completely revamping my spring wardrobe, as well as for the
goodies we will see in lookbooks to come!

               time to get sassy, the site has launched!


follow Sassy World on Instagram @sassyworlduk, on Tumblr here and Pinterest here

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Apr 11, 2014

it's a sassy world

                  I've discovered so many creative

                 individuals since I began blogging

that I feel grateful to even know these people exist. Helena, blogger of
Bell's Fashion, and now Sassy World creator, immediately drew my attention when I first discovered her blog and has kept it because of her insane creativity, sincere personality and ongoing ambition. When I saw she was launching Sassy World, a site of collected vintage to reflect her colorful style, I was ecstatic and became more dazzled as I viewed the lookbook (another is coming when the site launches!) According to Helena, the clothes are meant to be an escape for girls "into a vibrant, girl power fuelled world, where they can feel inspired to have more fun with fashion," and I
wouldn't expect anything less inspiring or positive from her. I am looking forward to the
myriad of glitter and faux fur as well as future lookbooks, which will be
changed frequently!

                       official launch date:
                             APRIL 12

follow Sassy World on Instagram @sassyworlduk, on Tumblr here and Pinterest here

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Apr 9, 2014

festival makeup

                 If you're like me, you love any reason

       to dress up or get a little funkier with your style.

Coachella, coming up this weekend, is a great opportunity to be inspired by music
and style, including hair and makeup. Lately I have been loving glitter, colored liner, baby doll lashes, and a head full of flowers and braids, and these things can easily be exaggerated to create a perfect festival look. I also have some festival beauty etiquette to ensure that you look
as hotass at the end of the day as you did when it started.

Day One:

Today you are going to be excited to get to the festival and will be fully rested
and not hungover (if you prepared correctly) so I would take advantage and go for a more
natural look. Apply a bright colored gloss or liner, let your hair be, and enjoy yourself.

Day Two:

Today you'll be feeling inspired and in full festival mode (as will everyone else)
so be a little more daring with your look. Try a glitter brow or head of hair. I would also suggest getting your hair out of your face with a couple of braids or slicked back with a flower crown, barrettes,
etc, since your hair will be starting to get a bit greasy.

Day Three:

Today you're going to be a bit exhausted, and it will probably show. Apply a white
liquid shadow with sheen under your eye to help conceal just how tired you are and let
your tangly hair do all the work for you by putting it up in a messy top knot.

Also, drink plenty of water and bring chapstick. You're going to look as
good as you feel and it's important to stay hydrated!

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Apr 5, 2014

lazy oaf summer '14 lookbook

Lazy Oafs quickly became one of my favorite brands

over the past year. They're quirky and original, and this collection definitely doesn't
disappoint (but I am a byproduct of the 90s and drawn to anything pastel). Shot in Tokyo,
this colorful summer collection has bold, feminine prints, the cactus being my personal favorite, in easy summer cuts and 90s teen dream flair. Lazy Oafs has a true dedication to weirdness, cartoon-like qualities and are indefinitely the wardrobe you wish you had when you were a kid. 

  shop the collection here!


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Apr 4, 2014

today's ootd: flat lay

DIY sunnies | | | | | | | | | | | | | skirt-thrift
floral top-vintage, the bearded beagle | platforms-h&m

I need to stay positive.

Sometimes I feel like all I do is stress myself out and think of all
the things I haven't done yet instead of focusing on all the things I have! I need to stop comparing my beginning to other peoples middle, and realize that my frustration is actually a positive thing, without it I wouldn't even be cognizant of how much I can grow and improve.

Now that I have adjusted to my move (I recently moved to LA from Salt Lake City)
I am determined to spend as much time as possible working on my blog and future brand. I recently signed up for a photoshop workshop and for the upcoming Blogcademy workshop in San Francisco! I am really looking forward to the wealth of knowledge these classes will give me and how that might improve my blog.

Have any of you attended Blogcademy? What do you feel is the most
important aspect when maintaining and working to improve your blog?

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