sweater: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target
boots: Urban Outfitters
Alas, part duex of the Portland trip. Keeping it weird with the bipolar weather and some overt color and print on a rainy day. Can’t over express how badly I feel for not committing enough time on thelifestyling. It’s the holiday season madness. I hope everyone’s got their Christmas shopping almost in order and your lives are filled with holiday cheer! We don’t want no scrooges, haha.
Quick recap of our foodie Portland Adventure – basically ate our way through town; a bunch of amazing places, you can’t go wrong. Have to admit, my top three goes out to the highly yelp rated places below:
Blue Star Donuts (more complex flavor offering than Voodoo)
Screen Door (brunch)
Pok Pok (Thai)
Photography by Hung Fong
cut out top: ASTR (Nordstrom)
plaid blouse: Equipment (similar)
shoes: Urban Outfitters
clutch: vintage Dooney & Bourke
There’s been a lot of wind lately, and I’m not necessarily speaking to weather; there’s a lot of talk but no good action or a step to a right place going on in the news. You’ve guessed it. The shutdown continues and I encourage for you to take just a little bit of your time to keep updated with whatever you can. And dig, really dig… There’s always plenty of dirt when you start with a shovel and you will see there’s a lot you will find.
The good, the bad, and the ugly. Truth.
On a breezier note, leave it to me to have my hair a mess in the actual wind. Some girls, they look like a scene in Baywatch, others are like Pocahontas – Colors of the Winds, and then there’s me… beastly uproar mixed with a little of The Grudge. Luckily I had Tomas to capture the tamed, haha.
Tremendous thanks to the multi-faceted talent, that is Tomas, for taking these amazing shots.
Check out more of his work here at: LeftLane Photography
bralette: Honeydew ‘Camellia‘
shorts: H&M (old)
shoes: Nike dunks
backpack: from Mexico
Sunday was a blend of throwback bliss; I met up with some old friends to picnic in the park, and dance to good tunes. Not to mention most of this outfit was thrown together with circa 07-08 in mind. Speaking about fashion collection dates, a funny conversation sprouted. If I could rock a rainbow of Celine purses, I’d probably drop that cash in a heartbeat; However, reality is, my life is like Lorde – Royals. I’m happy with what I got, even if it’s not a lot. So most of my outfits aren’t gonna consist of the new-new, but they are a reflection of me and what I make of all my clothes thrifted or bought on sale! Baller on a Budget, I’ll say it loud and proud! If you can relate, shout it out loud with me!
Now reverting back to the concert, Now and Zen brought back flashes of nostalgia. Not gonna lie… Goo Goo Dolls – Iris was my song, along with everyone else I’m sure. One Republic killed it with the mash ups of Same Love and Gold Digger. I love a melting pot of… Well, everything: music genres, high-low priced fashion, diversity, culture, you name it. Think of it this way; we’re all living the same struggles on this earth so to open your eyes and see beyond just what you want to see, and notice like the movie Crash, we are all connected and as a whole, it is beautiful.
Thanks to Hung Fong, for her awesome photography.
Rubbish sheer embroidered peplum top (similar), Express boxy tee, Forever 21 distressed zipper jeans (similar), vintage belt, Zara heels, vintage classic Coach bag
I can’t believe I’m so tempted to start the post with… wait for it… “Yup, in my white tee!” (dang, just brought it back to the early 2000’s when guys swam in XXXL Tall Tees from Foot Locker) but in my case, I’m rocking the over-sized boxy tee. I wanted to remain fairly minimalistic and stuck with neutrals – white, black and hints of gold… and my blue nail polish. Excuse that, haha. Decided to give this big ol’ shirt a little knot to expose some of the sheer peplum top that I paired underneath to give some texture. With all the gold hardware, it was only proper to complete the mini gold message with the gold heeled sandals. Thanks to my cousin for passing off these Zara heels to me because they’re definitely an attention grabber. Well, it’s either that or the fact that the ankle strap it a bit too high so it makes walking slightly difficult so, in all actuality, I could just be strutting like a running camel. Enjoy that lovely imagery, and I’ll leave you all with that, haha!
Gap denim biker jacket, Collective Concepts tee, Nordstrom skirt, Old Navy stripe shirt (similar), Louis Vuitton Speedy30 bag, Ego and Greed shoes (similar)
Just a quick little hash-tag outfit of the day post. Ive been trying to squeeze as much time with my BFF before she leaves me for.. kinda, forever! It’s bizarre to fathom the idea of a long distance relationship, haha. Lesbihonest, when it comes to speaking about friendships, especially at a best friend level, does it not equate and automatically rank the BFF at par to a BF? Acronym overload. That aside, I’m pleased and zealous for all that she’ll pursue. Definitely motivation and a driver to push myself out of my comfort zone. Current thought bubbles are forming with brainstorms and re-evaluations in the works! Like a pop of color, my thoughts will often times be candid and random so bare with me. In due time, like my red striped shirt I tied on my waist, it’ll come in handy *tongue out emoji*
Nordstrom top and cardigan, Gap camo chinos, Aldo heels, vintage Dooney & Bourke bag, vintage silver cuff
I have my hand on my head so much here, I know you might mistaken me for having a massive headache. Thanks for the concern and nope, hardly the case. I’d like to place partial blame on the combination of the wind and my long hair, mixed with poor attempts to do something with my hands.
So once you get to know me, you’ll find that I love baggy tees and sweaters. This cardigan has bat wings and paired with the grey baggy, box tee, I gave it a little knot to create some dimension. Sadly again, the wind loves to blow me around so if you think I’m top heavy, that’s all I gotta say about that!
Ps. These Aldo pumps are ages old and my first pair of stilettos. Can you tell from the teeny tiny almost kitten heel? I’ll be honest.. I had no idea how to walk in heels then. Okay, let’s be really honest… I still can’t sometimes but that won’t stop me now! How about you? When was your first pair of stilettos and did you magically strut with them?
photography by my best friend, Marilyn