Friday, April 21, 2017

how to make sequin pants casual for daytime

sequin pants, Shop the Harbingers, Cynthia Rowley leather sleeved sweatshiirt, bold pink lip, celine cat eye sunglasses
sequin pants, Shop the Harbingers, Cynthia Rowley leather sleeved sweatshiirt, bold pink lip, celine cat eye sunglasses
sequin pants, Shop the Harbingers, Cynthia Rowley leather sleeved sweatshiirt, bold pink lip, celine cat eye sunglasses
sequin pants, Shop the Harbingers, Cynthia Rowley leather sleeved sweatshiirt, bold pink lip, celine cat eye sunglasses
 sequin pants, Shop the Harbingers, Cynthia Rowley leather sleeved sweatshiirt, bold pink lip, celine cat eye sunglasses
sequin pants, Shop the Harbingers, Cynthia Rowley leather sleeved sweatshiirt, bold pink lip, celine cat eye sunglasses

sequin pants, Shop the Harbingers, Cynthia Rowley leather sleeved sweatshiirt, bold pink lip, celine cat eye sunglasses
sequin pants, Shop the Harbingers, Cynthia Rowley leather sleeved sweatshiirt, bold pink lip, celine cat eye sunglasses

Sequin pants don't necessarily mean holiday season, they have a stigma and sure I get why they do, but I think they can be worn year round. Take for example my take on Spring time sequin pants. I paired them with a lot of leather, a bold lip, a chic flats and an easy updo- to ofset the glitzy-ness of the pants. I might even do these pants with satin pajama top, how would you wear these pants?

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

femme fair class of 2017

 


Several weeks ago I was given the incredible opportunity to participate in Femme Fair- the first-of-its-kind San Francisco blogger sale. It wasn't just any blogger sale, this experiential eight-hour event — put on by Stacey, Christina, and Melissa- Bay Area based kick-ass bloggers you probably already know and love — was a production, one where local brands, influencers, media, and fans all came together to spend the day shopping (for a good cause), sipping on Campari Aperol Spritz, getting pampered and really just enjoying the gorgeous event space. These three ladies turned it on for this event, I've only ever been to an event of this caliber during NYFW put on by a real company so to see what these driven ladies accomplished in a matter of months was encouraging, beautiful and something to be admired!

When I was asked to participate in this event and be one of the 10 bloggers to have a booth to sell clothes, I knew I had to get in on this - it was such a great opportunity to work with nine badass ladies I admire and respect, and I could make a little extra room in my closet— a win-win if you ask me. We were encouraged to get the word out about this event as often as possible, and through the power of social media we were able to get a full house, word around the street is the line was around the building. To get into Femme Fair, you had to buy a ticket. The entrance fee gave you access to a braid bar, flash tattoo station, unlimited food and drink all day, sick beats, access to 10 bloggers closets', a goodie bag, amazing opportunities to create content through the uber chic activations placed throughout (hello, flower-filled Vespa casually hanging under a pink-hued sky) and the best part of all a portion of all ticket sales went to Planned Parenthood. I'm telling you these girls thought of everything!

To say the event was a success would be an understatement. If you ever get the opportunity to attend Femme Fair don't hesitate. It's truly uplifting to see super-women in action. Big thanks to all who came out and shopped my closet, and all the amazing sponsors (below) who truly made this day so special!

Event by: Stacey Ann Loves, Closet Luxe, MELSANV

Bloggers participating:
Alyssa of alyssa-nicole.com
Alyson of beauty-vanity.com
Christina of closet-luxe.com
Melissa of melsanv.com
Stacey of staceyannloves.com
Kristen of stylenik.com

Aperol Spritz & Mimosa Bar: Campari America
Photographer: Nanette Wong
Videographer: Aylmer Abrea
DECOR SPONSORS


Selfie Station & Wall of Empathy: Claire Xue
Vespa: Bellomoto

Florals: ampersand


FOOD SPONSORS

Macarons: Bake-No-Fake

Halo Halo Milk: The Sarap Shop

Juices: Organic Girl

Character Macarons: Ketsourine Macarons

Cotton Candy Cones: Y.so.sweet

Wine: ONEHOPE

Salads: Sweet Green


VENDORS

Braid Bar: Morphic


Clothing: Alyssa Nicole

Handbags: Cuyana


Succulents: Bloomsgiving

Macrame: Claranlily

Temporary Tattoos: Krome Body


RAFFLE PRIZES



SWAG BAG SPONSORS


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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

a beautiful state of being

 bomber, charlotte russe, silk bomber jacket, light wash denim, fishnets and heels, california girl
bomber, charlotte russe, silk bomber jacket, light wash denim, fishnets and heels, california girl
 bomber, charlotte russe, silk bomber jacket, light wash denim, fishnets and heels, california girl
bomber, charlotte russe, silk bomber jacket, light wash denim, fishnets and heels, california girl
bomber, charlotte russe, silk bomber jacket, light wash denim, fishnets and heels, california girl
bomber, charlotte russe, silk bomber jacket, light wash denim, fishnets and heels, california girl
bomber, charlotte russe, silk bomber jacket, light wash denim, fishnets and heels, california girl
bomber, charlotte russe, silk bomber jacket, light wash denim, fishnets and heels, california girl
 bomber, charlotte russe, silk bomber jacket, light wash denim, fishnets and heels, california girl
bomber, charlotte russe, silk bomber jacket, light wash denim, fishnets and heels, california girl
bomber, charlotte russe, silk bomber jacket, light wash denim, fishnets and heels, california girl
{Tank top | Turtleneck | Denim | Tights | Heels | Necklace c/o The 2 Bandits | Bomber c/o Charlotte Russe}



The day I shot these images I was going through a bit of a crisis, but I turned it on because you have to move on and because I had the opportunity to shoot with Jessica Monroy! Speaking of moving on, I recently took a meditation workshop and learned about the two states of being — a suffering state of being (doubt, low self-worth, constantly questioning, etc) and a beautiful state of being (grateful, full of love, a positive attitude, etc.) Those are the two states you can be in and you can dictate which mood you will be in that day. Lately with so much change and uncertainty it's easy to complain about it all, stay frustrated and mad, but you have the power to move out of that state and acknowledge the beauty that is around you, be grateful for what you do have. This is a choice I am trying to be better about. To always pick the former because I have too much to be grateful for to be any to ever not be in a "beautiful state."

Photography by Jessica Monroy

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

90's grunge at nyfw

NYFW, faux fur, Coach moto jacket, 90's patch denim, mom jeans, how to wear mom jeans, winter at NYFW
NYFW, faux fur, Coach moto jacket, 90's patch denim, mom jeans, how to wear mom jeans, winter at NYFW
NYFW, faux fur, Coach moto jacket, 90's patch denim, mom jeans, how to wear mom jeans, winter at NYFW
 NYFW, faux fur, Coach moto jacket, 90's patch denim, mom jeans, how to wear mom jeans, winter at NYFW
NYFW, faux fur, Coach moto jacket, 90's patch denim, mom jeans, how to wear mom jeans, winter at NYFW



Throwing it back to a few months ago in NY during Fashion Week, my girlfriend Daisy shot these images of me right after we left the Custo Barcelona show. I wore my crazy patch mom jeans and thought "only in New York could I get away with these" -- turns out a few people I spoke to actually really liked them. Maybe they are more California than I thought. 

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

nyfw: blogger brunch at while we were young hosted by twirrly and amour vert

While we were young NYC restaurant and bar, pink couches, best cocktails in NYC west village, Cynthia Rowley Floral Lace Ruffle Sleeve dress, NYFW
 While we were young NYC restaurant and bar, pink couches, best cocktails in NYC west village, Cynthia Rowley Floral Lace Ruffle Sleeve dress, NYFW
While we were young NYC restaurant and bar, pink couches, best cocktails in NYC west village, Cynthia Rowley Floral Lace Ruffle Sleeve dress, NYFW
 While we were young NYC restaurant and bar, pink couches, best cocktails in NYC west village, Cynthia Rowley Floral Lace Ruffle Sleeve dress, NYFW
While we were young NYC restaurant and bar, pink couches, best cocktails in NYC west village, Cynthia Rowley Floral Lace Ruffle Sleeve dress, NYFW
 
While we were young NYC restaurant and bar, pink couches, best cocktails in NYC west village, Cynthia Rowley Floral Lace Ruffle Sleeve dress, NYFW
 While we were young NYC restaurant and bar, pink couches, best cocktails in NYC west village, Cynthia Rowley Floral Lace Ruffle Sleeve dress, NYFW
While we were young NYC restaurant and bar, pink couches, best cocktails in NYC west village, Cynthia Rowley Floral Lace Ruffle Sleeve dress, NYFW
 While we were young NYC restaurant and bar, pink couches, best cocktails in NYC west village, Cynthia Rowley Floral Lace Ruffle Sleeve dress, NYFW
While we were young NYC restaurant and bar, pink couches, best cocktails in NYC west village, Cynthia Rowley Floral Lace Ruffle Sleeve dress, NYFW


I am obsessed with this Cynthia Rowley dress, I was able to borrow it at the ShopStyle Social House NYFW event last February and just couldn't get enough- the vibrant colors, the two-tone back, the bell sleeves. I mean, what's not to love? The heavy lace texture was perfect for the back-then freezing temps in NYC during that week, but the loud shades were just screaming for Spring (maybe even Summer) to hurry up and get here.

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