Jewels of the Moment

Right now I have so much love for my go-to jewelry pieces and they're all made by

SMALL DESIGNERS

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I'm very PRO supporting small artisans or local designers because they have better quality and more unique pieces. I also love supporting one passionate person vs. a corporation of ??? people who generally rip off designers' ideas. I try to buy directly from their website or Etsy to give them love.

so support THE REAL DEAL not the RIPOFF xxx

Right now I'm digging:

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my fave teardrop shaped necklace from one of my favorite Youtubers The Current Custom - I've been following her since HS it's been so long. Love her gems!

Beer Quartz on Gold Link Chain Necklace / The Current Custom / $148

I wear my Figaro chain layering necklace from my favorite local Manhattan / Hermosa beach designer Deb Brewer! I never take it off, but since I'm not seeing it on her website the top chain is a similar one I also own <3 

Kim K Chain / DebBrewerJewelry / $48

My Hollow Hoops from Argento Vivo! I bought on Black Friday directly on the website to support them, but you can also find them in Nordstrom if you want to try on the pieces in person / get rewards. 

Hollow Hoops / Argento Vivo / $45 ($30 with 30% off code HOLIDAY2017)

I got mine from Bali and found a similar one on Etsy & this anklet is pretty much glued to me since I work by the beach. Also perfect for vacations / free spirits this is just the viiibe 

Shell Anklet / Etsy via Hemp Beadery / $12

had these for forever and they're pretty timeless plus are perfect for the holiday party circuit. I love them in tan, gold, and green and they make a great present! 

Astrid Knotted Tassel Earring in Gold / Vanessa Mooney / $45

Style Crop: Black Friday Picks

I tried going into a couple stores this year and realized it's over for me going in person. I'm all about those online deals, especially at premium smaller labels where they rarely discount. Why bother with cheapie items when you can get serious investments hugely discounted?  I'm firing off on getting only items I truly need or I'm dreaming over.

Where I'm hunting [[WILL BE ADDING TO THIS ALL NIGHT]]:

Reformation for dresses and luxe tops // 30% off

Missguided for party & holiday outfits // 50% off

Argento Vivo for cool hoops and unique chokers // 30% off

Frasier Sterling for layering chokers and the iconic party top // 50% off

Princess Polly for sassy wear // $20 off etc

Nordstrom for new Nike or Adidas sneakers // 20% off select items

Aerie for $10 leggings [[randommm]] // 40% off

I started out losing my mind at Reformation's sale, then found my perfect hoop earrings, and went all out for finding the right khaki sneaker so I'll share what's been catching my eye:. 

Saw it, lost my mind. then saw it was selling out and WENT FOR IT

Charlee Pant / Reformation / $125

this ruching very euro, love this but not buying because I rarely wear jeans 

Laurent Top / Reformation / $90

this DOTTIE TOP IS BADDD damn

Dottie Top / Reformation / $69

now I'll get the Fez because I gotta see this color and velvet on <3

Fez Top / Reformation / $90

had to have them for looks

Hollow Hoop / Argento Vivo / $30 (was $45)

PERFECT FOR LAYERING not getting because I don't neeeed but been eyeing this

Gothic Choker / Argento Vivo / $34 (was $48)

I'm curious about this dress because I love the brown & casual-ness of it all

Stowe Dress / Reformation / $69

but more curious about this because it's green and that turtleneck could be a look

Roberts Dress / Reformation / $55

[[ hello it's me ]] from the 70's

Wilder Dress / Reformation / $153

always love a good combat vibe

Lennon Skirt / Reformation / $90

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clearly can't get enough of this color. would be GORG with flares

Somedays Loving Crystal Skies Bodysuit / Princess Polly / $61

bang bang

I.AM.GIA IZAR TANK TOP / Princess Polly / $34

the hot hot tie in the front top mixed with florals

Motel Floral Rose Vaco Blouse / Princess Polly / $34

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gorgeous top for pairing with necklace combos

ROYALTY ROUTE OFF THE SHOULDER TOP MUSTARD / Princess Polly / $36

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the perfect layering choker I need for my collection 

Valley Choker / Frasier Sterling / $16 (was $31)

have been dying to try this style of top and love orange

REIGN OFF THE SHOULDER CROP TOP / Princess Polly / $30

here's my one cheapie item because I'd rather buy dresses than $80 leggings

Chill legging / Aerie / $10 (bought 5)

 

love the tan with the white and gold, a stunner

B.O.G. Limitless High Top Training Shoe / Nordstrom / $72 (was $120)

fabulous green

EQT Racing ADV Sneaker  / Nordstrom / $77 (was $109)

another tan sneaker candidate

Flashback Winter Speaker / Nordstrom / $99

 

Style Crop: 2017 Holiday Party Outfits to Die For

PARTY SEASON is coming and I highly, highly recommend you get on shopping NOW so there's no stress running in and out of stores to find the right outfits. If I wait until mid-December running through the mall I have to settle so FYI the GOOD STUFF is online.

I'm seriously impressed, there are SO MANY show-stopping pieces that are worth a little splurging.

That's why it's crucial to start ordering online now and have dresses, wild accessories, and matching shoes at the ready. Some items I was looking at were already sold out or on backorder (!!)

I went pretty crazy with this post so to get the full viiibe listen to a Spice Girls throwback when reading through.

NOW GET YOURSELF TO THAT PARTY:

oooh la la the color and the ruching... I die. Reformation is pricier but ethical & sustainable.

Jasper Top / Reformation / $98

love the simple baller-ness of this choker - also comes in silver

Gold Mesh Choker Necklace / Etsy SHOPEVREN / $26

OBSESSED. v Cher from Clueless - selling out in multiple sizes!! skirt & top avail 

Marisole Dress / NBD / $138

red hot boots will get major attention

Public Desire Andorra Zip Front Sock Boots / ASOS / $56

   

 

 

show some leg and pair with a run whimsical bag - comes in blush & light bronze

Anoush Dress / Reformation / $218

a fur stole is my #1 accessory this season to jazz up every outfit - go vintage or this oversized one

Faux Fur Stole / Zara / $89

or in pink, this shade is divinee

Faux Fur Stole / Zara / $36

can't get enough of the idea of this dress over a cool colored slip. BANGIN

Selena Dress / I. AM. GIA / $80

love this alternative to the lace up pants and can become a going out staple

Luna Lace Up Mini Skirt / by the way. / $58

these boots are so fire, but  balance them with a more modest dress long sleeve

Hidden Talent Over-the-Knee Boot / Nasty Gal / $45 (on sale from $90)

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this hunt has me now obsessed with fun party pants to pair with fitted bodysuits 

X REVOLVE Daphne Joggers / Tularosa / $148

simple sexy in the front, drop dead gorgeous on the back xoxo

Twiin Backless Suspense Dress / Princess Polly / $91

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this with hoops & Stuart Weismann boots ... it's done.

Sparkle Knit Metallic Dress / For Love & Lemons / $145

stone cold fox status in these babies! I love love a sheer pant if you're bold

Pant 592 / LPA / $148

I'll never get over the Balengiaga knife boots so these might be miine

Step by Step Sock Boot / Nasty Gal / $35 (on sale from $70)

so damn adorable with the bow, definitely a more modest showing here

Valentine Dress / Reformation / $218
 

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the bodysuit version of this was backordered until Jan - so get in this if you <3 it!

Bora Bora Top / Majorelle / $118

I love the simplicity and rich color of this, yet the bow adds an extra sweetness to it

X REVOLVE Abella Dress / NBD / $158

for formal events, yes I have a fetish for velvet and this is a DREAM

ASOS Cold Shoulder Velvet Animal Devore Maxi Dress / ASOS / $87

I've been eyeing red Chinese print dresses and the hot new I.AM.GIA line for ages! ADORE and ignore the shirt under it... sexy heels and fur please.

I.AM.GIA Red Kiko Dress / Princess Polly / $75

GIA again!! wrap a bow on this shit

I.AM.GIA Halliwell Dress / Princess Polly / $58

STOP DOING THIS TO ME REFORMATION I WANT IT ALLLL 

Larson Dress / Reformation / $178

Style Crop: The Chunky Sweater

If there's one piece you need every Fall to feel like you have your life together, it's a CHUNKY oversized sweater. I love thick ones that have chic texture details - super soft chenille, distressed fringe, popcorn balls, mesh ... I want them all.

The one I can't live without is my pumpkin orange colored one I thrifted at Goodwill (jackpot as always). It makes me instantly feel luxe when paired with my knee high tan boots. 

That's the feeling we're going for here.

And my main tip is GO BOLD AND COMFY. You'll LIVE in them at home, brunch, outside wandering, wherever. They're worth every penny.

I loved picking these babies - enjoy!

my orange sweater lookalike but a bit more flashy - also highly rated!!

Piers & Palms Pullover / $78 / Free People

my favorite fabric, color & flared sleeve 

Knit Guilty Chenille Sweater / $60 ($30 sale) / Nasty Gal

i'll take all the mesh sweaters thank youu

Cropped Mesh Sweater / $26 / Zara

hey mama where you been all my life (2 left!!)

Frayed Hem Rib Knit Cardigan in Mustard / $52 ($39 sale) / Chicwish

loved the look of this one last year and this color is bangin

Oversized Chenille Sweater / $40 / Zara

THIS SWEATER IS ART AND REMINDS ME HOW MUCH I LOVE FALL

Sweater with Shoulder Embroidery / $40 / Zara

all about this, v Edie Sedgwick 

Striped Sweater / $62 / Subdued

preshhie  

Go for Knit Ribbed Sweater / $25 ($13 Sale) / Nasty Gal

thug sweater life  

Sweater with Contrasting Fabric Cuffs / $70 / Zara

this pattern is seriously magical and worth the splurge

Confetti Pullover / $168 / Free People

if you're looking for a sexy back moment here it is

Nifty Twist Sweater in Light Tan / $35 / Chicwish

looks so damn comfy & people are raving about this sweater in the reviews

Found My Friend Sweatshirt / $78 / Free People

saw this on a FB ad and was struck by the drama of the details on this

Knit Your Love Cardigan / $70 ($50 sale) / Chicwish

obviously in green too (also in pink)

because crochet is life

Oversized Crochet Sweater / $50 / Zara

Style Crop: Plain White Ts

Finding the perfect plain white T doesn't come easy. You could search 10 stores and come out empty handed. So when my friend Quinn asked for recommendations, I went back on the hunt. In the past I've scored at Urban and Zara so I started there, but the hunt lasted over 3 hours 🙂🙃

The perfect white T should be classic, worn-in, and flattering on the female figure. Think a chic French woman reading the morning news at a cafe or the fit of an old man's wifebeater tank. It should have the right details so when you throw one on you have an effortless look, and you can layer them interchangeably under dresses or with overalls (personal favorite).

I have a few guidelines:

- Look for spandex in the fabric, 2-5%. NOOO 100% cotton, it doesn't hold its shape.

- Fitted enough to graze curves, no boyfriend fits as the baggy effect isn't universally flattering. You can rock that style with some looks but it won't be the go-to (esp if you have boobs).

- Pick a slightly sheer fabric for max effortlessness

Here are my 13 faves (includes tanks too): 

The best all around comfy cool T I found, similar to my all time favorite Zara one (currently unavailable) 

New Look Rolled Jersey T / ASOS / $16

the runner up, I like how thin this looks and the fact it's 5% spandex (holds shape)

Winona Cropped T / Need Supply Co. / $12

for a slightly gnarly look -- Nordstrom customers reviewed a 4.7 (note: buy a size smaller)

Distressed Edge Tee / Nordstrom / $20

has an easygoing fit and short sleeves, but 100% cotton so not my #1

Jamie Top / Brady Melville / $16

 

for layering with bras or edgier pieces, also with TRACKSUITS 

Delphine Sheer Top / Revolve / $58

love the side gap it's giving me a Kate Moss vibe

Sand Dollar Tank / Free People / $20

one of my most worn pieces ever as it's a raw edge and has a cheekiness to it

Urban Renewal Remade Ribbed Tank Top / Urban Outfitters/ $19

destined to be paired with a flirty skirt or high waisted jeans

Ally Tank / Brandy Melville / $19

same thing ... so you have choices

Charlene Top / Brandy Melville / $26

loving the ribbed fabric & feminine fit

Out From Under Billie Shrunken Tee / Urban Outfitters / $20

the frisky ruffled edge top is perfect to layer under sweaters or jumpsuits

Gwen T / Need Supply Co. / $32

if you want a dose of attitude this is one of the best sayings tees out there

 embroidered au revior retro tee / madewell / $42

not exactly a plain white T but while we're here soak this one in

Out From Under Alexa Ruched Long Sleeve Top / Urban Outfitters / $29

Can't live without // September wardrobe favorites

I thought it'd be fun to share my top wardrobe items I reach for daily to give you a little inspo for creating your own uniform. I've found it both freeing and time saving to stick to a few core items when picking my daily outfits. 

Here's what I'm nonstop wearing now: 

#1: My [BALI] Birkenstocks

Bought a pair of [fake] Birkenstocks in Bali since my shoes we're killing me and they are now my #1 outfit staple. They go with everything (the Arizona color esp) and give the perfect natural lady of the earth vibe. I will 100% be upgrading to the real ones after my Bali ones give out 

Arizona Sandal in Mocha/ Birkenstock / $95

#2: Frayed Jean Skirt

This gets me by in 50% of my outfits also considering I live in California, but would be great layering with knee high boots or tights come fall. Worn exactly like this is Tre chic and the fray is that extra touch you need right now and forever

BDG Notched Denim Mini Skirt / Urban Outfitters / $59

#3 and #4: My Burned Velvet *JADE* Kimono and Leather Stomping Boots

   

 

 

Bought vintage at the rose bowl flea market for $60 (with matching-ish skirt)in LA on a whim and this piece has been getting MILEAGE. Burned velvet is HOT HOT HOT but get it vintage first or a paired down design - too many tassels and colors is annoying !

Vintage / $60 / Similar here and here 

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This is my supreme ass kicking boot to walk the streets of LA or NYC -- the color and height of the heel make it my #1 👊 

ALDO Fearian Leather Heeled Ankle Boots / ASOS /  $100 - sold out but similar here and here

#5: Adidas Striped Leggings

I own 3 pairs of these leggings for working out and would gladly buy 10+. I love that they are thick but not restrictive and SUPER comfy. They hold up well vs other $25-$30 pairs and I prefer these by a mile to Lulus. Also you have instant street style and the stripes glow in the dark 👌

Adidas Originals 3 Stripe Legging / Urban Outfitters / $35

#6: Adidas Green Velvet Slides

ALMOST SOLD OUT EVERYWHERE - Found these in the men's section at Bloomies and impulse bought a pair for my brother and I - there's not an outfit these don't go with and they have instant swag, I'm still majorly into SLIDES !

Adidas Originals Velvet Slides / Shopbop / $65

let me know below if you're looking for any fall style items I'll hunt em down for ya xx

The Legit 2 Week Bali Itinerary: Activities, Shopping, Where to Eat

I took a trip to Bali (an island in Indonesia) last June/July with two of my closest friends and we had the most amazing, relaxing and fun vacation. You may have heard of Bali as a destination for yoga retreats, Instagram personalities, or the book & movie Eat, Pray, Love. The island was a complete creative paradise, a blend of natural beauty from the island, the warm and welcoming spirit of the people, and the care and creativity everyone put into their businesses.

I have to start out with: Bali exceeded my expectations.

To make sure we got the best of the best experience we did do our research. And we avoided as many cliche spots as we could (avoiding Kuta for example).

Many people asked me, why not go to Hawaii instead of an island halfway around the world? It was about adventure and experiencing a whole new world and mainly the spirit of the people. Bali was a taste of utopia for me - a place where people we're raised with a mindset valuing nature, happiness, gratitude, and a respect for the divine. The beauty and awe-ness of it all was because they put those values first.

I could go on a soapbox on this topic, but our culture does not. We value "hard work," getting deals, efficiency, busyness, and we haven't integrated spirituality with our culture. And it makes a difference. We don't make beauty and pleasure a priority first, and it's evident in the design of our new condos, fast casual restaurants, Starbucks etc. 

Being in a world that operates the opposite was a freeing effect. Yes I'm a bit of a hippie.

But anyway, you came here for recommendations:

We spent 12 days in Bali to really get comfortable in one place and understand their world. Some itineraries we looked at suggested to go to Thailand or other islands, but we stuck to two major cities so we really knew them instead of checking off our list saying we went somewhere instead of knowing somewhere. 

Day 1-4: Ubud

Ubud (pronounced OOOH-BOOD) is a town in central Bali northeast of the airport in Depensar, so we decided to start there and then make our way to the towns on the West Coast (Canggu, Seminyak & Uluwatu). 

For size comparison, Bali is 1/5 the size of Hawaii

For size comparison, Bali is 1/5 the size of Hawaii

We started there to start the trip on the right path by spiritually aligning, doing yoga, relaxing, and seeing some of the classic Bali attractions. 

Day 1:

Landed in Depensar airport and exchanged $500 for rupiah at the airport - used Money Changer closest to the driver pickup area where people are holding signs

Our Airbnb host's nephew Aka picked us up from the Ariport to our Aibnb

Checked into the Airbnb - HIGHLY recommend this place as there's two big beds and one little bed, your own private pool, a view of the rice patties from the "meditation deck," and breakfast every morning - the homemade banana pancakes and tomato egg sandwich were YUMMY. $88/night ($29/person between 3) was super affordable and we had our own villa

Walked around town down X street and bought a pair of fake Birkenstocks (Bali birks as I call em)

Campuhan Ridge Walk - beautiful path we walked past outside our Airbnb, if you don't stay there I recommend you walk around the "backroads" by Yellow Flower and Intuitive Yoga as you get the feel of living in a village 

Yellow Flower Cafe - a MUST as the vibe looking across the jungle from the restaurant was breathtaking, the food was organic and delicious, decor was macrame & artistically chic, and there's a cool bed table you can hang out at - get the euphoric flower water

Day 2

Intuitive Flow Yoga in the morning - intimate sized class and beautiful view of the jungle during class

Healer - We chose Cokorda Rai who's signature method of pinpointing your problems is to poke your toes with his stick and the trigger points indicate what needs healing in your life and does a healing prayer to aid in the process. We found a driver, Gede Sadarta, to drive us to his location with no promises he'd be able to help us as he takes clients on a "how he's feeling today" basis. Highly recommend this experience as it's very traditional for the Balinese. 

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary - a touristy activity where you enter a gorgeous forest filled with monkeys, and you can buy a bundle of bananas to feed them as they jump on you, beautiful but not a 100% must

Ubud Palace - beautiful palace open to the public, where you are given a sarong to wear while touring the palace - I'd opt for this one with the lily pads, we didn't have time to make it that far

Night Market - found amazing vintage jackets and shirts, ask Gede where the location of this one is - locals only :)

Day 3

Mount Batur Hike - My friends Lisa and Quinn went on this hike and loved waking up the the sunrise and cooking local food with the tour guide, I opted to sleep in and explore the town on foot and save extra $$$ since it was about $80USD.

Alchemy Cafe - possibly our #1 meal in Bali!!! We feasted on two raw pizzas (UNREAL - aloha and spinach & mushroom), Mexican burger, a dragonfruit smoothie bowl (CUSTOM MADE AT THE BOWL BAR), raw sushi, and Banoffee pie (menu here).  Also tons of beautiful people watching

River Rafting - X company - definitely a fun activity and took a gorgeous path through a jungle river - though not too scary, fun to meet other tourists and came with a meal

Bebek Tepi Sawah - our driver Gede recommended this place for local cuisine and the famous Bali duck (bebek) - the roasted duck and all the dishes did not disappoint! This place felt very authenic and overlooks a rice patty

Day 4

Yoga Barn - the most famous yoga studio in Bali, this place is basically a yoga compound filled with multiple studios, a cafe, and a performance area. We did the morning flow class (I'd recommend you try the Tibetan bowl meditation class or Vinyasa Flow L2) and got smoothies and energy balls at the cafe there. We also tried to sign up for the Cacao ceremony a few days out but it was full, if you've been let me know how it is !! - events calendar here

Ubud Art Market - packed with crochet tops, sarongs, the coveted woven circle bag, woven bowls and baskets, figurines, and all the souvenirs you could want for friends and family. Definitely a must to go to the main market and make sure to haggle with the locals to get the best price - start at 30% of the original price and apparently there's a morning price if you get there at the crack of dawn! Definitely plan half a day to shop here and the cute boutiques in the area - you'll feel like you're missing out if you don't give yourself time

Tegenungan Waterfall - the most popular waterfall in Bali, it's definitely worth going underneath the waterfall and feeling the earth though if you have the time I'd opt for the Aling Aling waterfall as it has a natural slide and is less touristy.

 Then we were off to Canggu - more coming in the next post !  

Style Crop: Gucci Flavor

Does any fashion brand matter more in the world than Gucci right now?  Their campaigns are from another planet, another dimension. A realm us earthling simpletons are hungering for right now. 

Exhibit A: Gucci Store in Century City, Los Angeles

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Exhibit B: Their Fall 2017 Ready to Wear Collection

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Gucci's 2016 Campaign - the mood continues

Gucci's 2016 Campaign - the mood continues

Silk.

Asian Patterns.

Disco tights.

Larger than life embroidery.

Decadent parasols. 

Pearl accents.

A clap back against the overdone trends of the 2010's - we hear you loud and clear, Gucci.

Cop the vibe below:

A mauve dream, one of my favorite pieces. Shiny Jacquard Trousers / $50 / Zara

A mauve dream, one of my favorite pieces.

Shiny Jacquard Trousers / $50 / Zara

just in case you need the kimono too Shimmery Jacquard Kimono / $80 / Zara

just in case you need the kimono too

Shimmery Jacquard Kimono / $80 / Zara

DFWM boots, pure icing Sateen High Heel / $99 / Zara

DFWM boots, pure icing

Sateen High Heel / $99 / Zara

a bodysuit under the asian influence Printed Sateen Bodysuit / $50 / Zara

a bodysuit under the asian influence

Printed Sateen Bodysuit / $50 / Zara

A low key pattern dress to mix with fur or other prints Strappy Dress / $20 / Zara

A low key pattern dress to mix with fur or other prints

Strappy Dress / $20 / Zara

decadent fabric and color, paired with the mauve pants Long Silk Velvet Kimono / $169 / Zara

decadent fabric and color, paired with the mauve pants

Long Silk Velvet Kimono / $169 / Zara

always a sucker for a femme top esp in jade Bow knot blouse / $50 / Mango

always a sucker for a femme top esp in jade

Bow knot blouse / $50 / Mango

I'm feeling like floating on in this jacket Embroidered flowy jacket / $99 / Mango

I'm feeling like floating on in this jacket

Embroidered flowy jacket / $99 / Mango

the purrrfect shade, pair with a fitted striped sweater or tee Velvet Pleated Trousers / $99 / Mango

the purrrfect shade, pair with a fitted striped sweater or tee

Velvet Pleated Trousers / $99 / Mango

the crane can now be your spirit animal flared printed trousers / $69 / Zara 

the crane can now be your spirit animal

flared printed trousers / $69 / Zara 

a more simple pattern to layer with other patterns Fitted Textured Dress / $29 / Mango

a more simple pattern to layer with other patterns

Fitted Textured Dress / $29 / Mango

the sexiest wallet bag I've seen and it just goes with it allll Split Suede Crossbody Wallet / $35 / Zara

the sexiest wallet bag I've seen and it just goes with it allll

Split Suede Crossbody Wallet / $35 / Zara

crazy crazy good, a solid outfit for a meet cute ASOS Boilersuit in Camo Floral Print / $76 / ASOS

crazy crazy good, a solid outfit for a meet cute

ASOS Boilersuit in Camo Floral Print / $76 / ASOS

not Gucci but has that quirky fun spirit Cha Cha Sweatshirt / $69 / Madewell

not Gucci but has that quirky fun spirit

Cha Cha Sweatshirt / $69 / Madewell

been looking for the right gold bronze boot to work into the wardrobe  The margot boot in soft metallic / $198 / Madewell

been looking for the right gold bronze boot to work into the wardrobe 

The margot boot in soft metallic / $198 / Madewell

throw with a pearl accessories and velvet pants Peplum Blouse / $65 / & Other Stories

throw with a pearl accessories and velvet pants

Peplum Blouse / $65 / & Other Stories

Style Crop: Best of Reformation Sale

When I think of the brand Reformation I think of vintage meets modern swag, the kind of attitude that's no nonsense yet frisky at the same time.

I dig their clothes and their aesthetic big time. Their pieces are special, well-made to elevate your wardrobe and classic enough to wear no matter the season. 

Their prices are higher than I'd like in order for me to deck out my whole wardrobe in their dresses, but it's because they put their money where their mouth is on sustainability.

They design and manufacture in downtown Los Angeles and all garments are produced by using sustainable methods and materials. On the website for each piece they show the breakdown of water, carbon dioxide, and waste savings per piece. It's thorough and smart. 

It's honestly worth it to opt out of a few frivolous purchases in lower end stores (or sell a few items you're not jazzed about on Poshmark) and stock up on a few beautiful pieces you'll treasure for years.

And when they say they're having a sale, I drop everything and dive in:

[I looked through every item on their sale page twice, also new arrivals @ the end] xx

 

that everyday white dress I've been looking to throw on when running late Dozer Dress / Reformation / $41

that everyday white dress I've been looking to throw on when running late

Dozer Dress / Reformation / $41

here comes the cabana girl  Nova Two Piece / Reformation / $139

here comes the cabana girl 

Nova Two Piece / Reformation / $139

sheer longsleeves are about to blow up this fall just fyi Harris Top / Reformation / $64

sheer longsleeves are about to blow up this fall just fyi

Harris Top / Reformation / $64

balsy and flattering, the smarter version of a clubbing dress Sheena Dress / Reformation / $69

balsy and flattering, the smarter version of a clubbing dress

Sheena Dress / Reformation / $69

can't go wrong with this on a daily basis ... need Maia Dress / Reformation / $131

can't go wrong with this on a daily basis ... need

Maia Dress / Reformation / $131

I love tie up straps on dresses and this lovely buttercup color? swooning. Sylvie Dress / Reformation / $174

I love tie up straps on dresses and this lovely buttercup color? swooning.

Sylvie Dress / Reformation / $174

breaks my heart this top is sold out, the faint yellow 70s top ayee Beachcomber Top / Reformation / $78

breaks my heart this top is sold out, the faint yellow 70s top ayee

Beachcomber Top / Reformation / $78

the ultimate shade of jade color brings back flashbacks of MKA with long wavy hair Winslow Dress / Reformation / $214

the ultimate shade of jade color brings back flashbacks of MKA with long wavy hair

Winslow Dress / Reformation / $214

where to wear this to? prob the grocery store for some kicks (bc it's LA) Rina Dress / Reformation / $139

where to wear this to? prob the grocery store for some kicks (bc it's LA)

Rina Dress / Reformation / $139

those thin straps on a maxi will get a rise out of people Lilly Dress / Reformation / $90

those thin straps on a maxi will get a rise out of people

Lilly Dress / Reformation / $90

that special blue picnic dress Lorena Dress / Reformation / $139

that special blue picnic dress

Lorena Dress / Reformation / $139

if you need that perfect tee that's a tad sheer, I got you Fitted Crew Tee / Reformation / $28

if you need that perfect tee that's a tad sheer, I got you

Fitted Crew Tee / Reformation / $28

not on sale but noted for next time ... Annie leather pants thank youu Annie Leather Pant / Reformation / $198

not on sale but noted for next time ... Annie leather pants thank youu

Annie Leather Pant / Reformation / $198

will wait for this baby to go on sale Shell Top / Reformation / $128

will wait for this baby to go on sale

Shell Top / Reformation / $128

just the right color and stripe size to shake things up Sofia Tank / Reformation / $58

just the right color and stripe size to shake things up

Sofia Tank / Reformation / $58

never seen a butterfly and bird pattern like this Afternoon Dress / Reformation / $198

never seen a butterfly and bird pattern like this

Afternoon Dress / Reformation / $198

that perfect chill vacay coverup dress Barbados Dress / Reformation / $98

that perfect chill vacay coverup dress

Barbados Dress / Reformation / $98

now HERE'S an everyday dress Annette Dress / Reformation / $78

now HERE'S an everyday dress

Annette Dress / Reformation / $78

allll about this and the buttons Kauia Dress / Reformation / $178

allll about this and the buttons

Kauia Dress / Reformation / $178

17 Celestial Pieces Inspired by the Full Moon

This week's Style Crop post is based on items inspired by August's Sturgeon Moon, the latest moon from Monday night which was a partial lunar eclipse. It was gorgeous and felt very symbolic after my friend shared with me an article about its meaning. 

Via @foxiedox on Instagram

Via @foxiedox on Instagram

The moon earned its name because the sturgeon fish was easiest to catch within the Great Lakes and Lake Superior during that time of the year. I've paid more attention to astrology lately (not daily horoscopes) as I believe there are general energy ebbs and flows that can be described through the astrological timing just like the tides, plus it's fun and helpful to reflect.

The words shared with me are found on this post from Mystic Mama and the lines that really stood out to me are:

“A lunar eclipse reminds us just how vital it is to attend to our inner world, our emotional life, to listen to the storm within, not push it down in the hope it will eventually go away. 

It won’t. For that storm is you and me and everybody: feelings and emotions passed down through the ages like a baton in a relay, denied and ignored, repressed and avoided, simply wanting and waiting to be heard.

Things previously confused and confusing are now made clear. But they must be further obscured before clarity is born.

In the darkness of this lunar eclipse we may encounter a sense of dread or despair, as if the light threatens never to return. But these moments will be brief and simply set the scene for the coming illumination of truths previously hidden in the shadows.

This is not arcane knowledge accessible only to the ‘chosen few’ but instead an everyday revelation that makes sense of things we feared we’d never understand."

My revelations are still rolling in over this time, but in general I find it helpful to keep pushing past comfort zones and when you become aware of something new about yourself to explore it and not resist it.

And onto the fashion - - - 

 

pure magic from Prada Cahier Small Stars Moon Trunk Crossbody Bag / Prada / $220

pure magic from Prada

Cahier Small Stars Moon Trunk Crossbody Bag / Prada / $220

The raddest MNKR Lone Saguaro Tee / Urban Outfitters / $32

The raddest

MNKR Lone Saguaro Tee / Urban Outfitters / $32

This is EVERYTHING, sold out on ASOS but I found directly on Motel's site Sunny Kiss Oversized Tee in Black Cosmos / Motel / £30

This is EVERYTHING, sold out on ASOS but I found directly on Motel's site

Sunny Kiss Oversized Tee in Black Cosmos / Motel / £30

Wearable anddd celestial  Silence + Noise Extreme Kick Flare Pant / Urban Outfitters / $49

Wearable anddd celestial 

Silence + Noise Extreme Kick Flare Pant / Urban Outfitters / $49

A solid go to boot you can wear out for years Dr. Martens Magdalena Ankle Boot / Urban Outfitters / $160

A solid go to boot you can wear out for years

Dr. Martens Magdalena Ankle Boot / Urban Outfitters / $160

Ahhh yes the pajama pants with mules  Silence + Noise Holly Printed Pajama Pant / Urban Outfitters / $59

Ahhh yes the pajama pants with mules 

Silence + Noise Holly Printed Pajama Pant / Urban Outfitters / $59

Equally obsessed, great for festivals & shows Folly Crop Top in Solar System Black / Motel / $29

Equally obsessed, great for festivals & shows

Folly Crop Top in Solar System Black / Motel / $29

Shine bright darlings :* Frasier Sterling After Party Chain Link Crossbody Bag / Urban Outfitters. / $97

Shine bright darlings :*

Frasier Sterling After Party Chain Link Crossbody Bag / Urban Outfitters. / $97

And Starman of course Bowie Punk T-shirt / Etsy / $14

And Starman of course

Bowie Punk T-shirt / Etsy / $14

HOLD ITTTT Zara Swimsuit in Flaming Eclipse / Motel / £42

HOLD ITTTT

Zara Swimsuit in Flaming Eclipse / Motel / £42

Grunge up a look with these stunners Kennedy Lace-Up Heeled Ankle Boot / Urban Outfitters / $89

Grunge up a look with these stunners

Kennedy Lace-Up Heeled Ankle Boot / Urban Outfitters / $89

Not super celestial but I love this jumpsuit Urban Renewal Remade Ribbed Culotte Jumpsuit / Urban Outfitters / $59

Not super celestial but I love this jumpsuit

Urban Renewal Remade Ribbed Culotte Jumpsuit / Urban Outfitters / $59

Love the Louis the XIV vibe going on here Shellys London Kat Satin Mule / Zappos / $76  

Love the Louis the XIV vibe going on here

Shellys London Kat Satin Mule / Zappos / $76  

Sailor Moon without being too middle school backpack Sailor Moon Backpack / Mercari / $33

Sailor Moon without being too middle school backpack

Sailor Moon Backpack / Mercari / $33

The design of this is divine, big fan of circles Luna Mirrored Moon Jewelry Storage / Urban Outfitters / $24

The design of this is divine, big fan of circles

Luna Mirrored Moon Jewelry Storage / Urban Outfitters / $24

I love this for an entry way, so beautiful Crescent Moon Catch-All Dish / Urban Outfitters / $14

I love this for an entry way, so beautiful

Crescent Moon Catch-All Dish / Urban Outfitters / $14

Upgrade your succulent storage with this bad thing Half Moon Planter / Urban Outfitters / $14

Upgrade your succulent storage with this bad thing

Half Moon Planter / Urban Outfitters / $14