playlist: linger

This playlist started when I played a random mid 90s song and then the song Vapour Trail by Ride hit me and I got chills. The feeling of growing up and aimlessly hanging out in a friend’s basement or driving through the hills came over me. Just that hopeful for what’s to come feeling. So I stopped and thought I need more than one song of this vibe and went on a roll.

I’m obsessed with this playlist so much right now I had to share, it just feeels right.

The first song is the one that started it all, a real driving and being in love kinda song. Then I found Alison by Slowdive that just blended into that, it reminds me of waking up after camping in a forest. Dreamy for days, a bit of innocent naiveté.

Then Breathe In by Frou Frou, the band before Imogen Heap took off on her solo career. I listened to this song 50x times when I was home in Michigan, it really just felt like a fall day cruising around town.

Yes, hello we're back, and we're taking calls
Now what was the question?

Then comes the sexiest song on the playlist Snot by Alex G, and man Alex G can get it. Whoever he is. Like the whole vibe of this is like a really good date. I can see it now: a playground in NYC on the swings, jumping off and landing together on the ground. Is it 13 going on 30? unclear. But man every time the song comes on ohhh baby I lose it a bit. And the album cover is everything, everything I didn’t know I needed. Alex G fucks.

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Then it gets super sentimental with You’re Not the Only One I Know by The Sundays which any song by them is so pure and beautiful. This song is so sweet.

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After that is Fingertips by The Brain Jonestown Massacre - one of my all time favorite bands. This song is just mystical, a long winding trip. I love how they have a chaotic dynamic as a live band but they have the capacity for creating these sweet nostalgic tunes. It’s almost too much. This lyric…

Slipping through my fingertips like sand…

I front loaded the playlist with my current favorites but there’s a mix of the Sundays, The Sugarcubes’ infamous Birthday which always brings with it a wild night, and whatever Spotify kept serving to me that seriously blew my mind this past Thursday.

xx

black friday deals

I haven’t stepped foot in a mall in a few years since I’m all about the online sales. Honestly this year I don’t want to look at anything given all the travesties and it feels a bit shallow to write this. But I’ve always felt fashion is an outlet of joy for me and sometimes you really need to a coat or a dress for that wedding you have coming up to offset everything. It gives me life, but within reason. Definitely spend your money on giving back and also take care of yourself. And if you haven’t set up poshmark do it! I rotate my wardrobe by selling there and helps avoid the “i’m sick of everything in here” crisis.

So I’ll go on… I’m all about the small brands this year as I was last year. One, they rarely go on sale and two, they usually have a sale on EVERYTHING so it’s all of the stuff, not just the random stuff. IT’S ALL ON THE TABLE BABY! So that means the piece you’ve been eyeing is up for grabs… and is probably going to sell out. I feel like it’s a bit of a battleground now and it’s Thursday night as I’m writing this so it will only get worse.

I went on Reformation’s site and bought the last size of this cute yellow dress and my other favorites were all long gone by then. So I’d usually say weigh your options, but in this case seriously just get the items ASAP and return em later! I actually do regret missing out from Reformation or other small brands because it can be impossible to find the pieces later.

Anyway, get. on. it.

very Shrimps without the insane price tag

Long Pink Fur Coat / Pixie Market / $189 (+15% off)

if you need one sweater this season I like how this mixes in a little renaissance detail

Brown Square Neckline Sweater / Pixie Market / $79 (+15% off)

very where I’m at right now

Brown Plaid Mini Skirt / Pixie Market / $78 (+15% off)

or do the whole lewk - selling out asap !

Brown Plaid Blazer / Pixie Market / $159 (+15% off)

this is soooo good for fall / winter

Ribbed Mock Neck Maxi Dress / Pixie Market / $89 (+20% off)

one of the most beautiful 70s prints in the iconic iris style

Iris Bells / Pixie Market / $145 (+20% off?)

a good dressed up number for werk

Giovanna Gold Button Dress / Pixie Market / $118 (+15% off)

labels we ♡: trois

One label that’s caught my eye recently is Trois. It’s a small LA brand designed after the supermodels and muses of the 90s (as told by one of their employees to me). I noticed it first when Bella Hadid wore the Ruby Top at Coachella one year. Loved the top, but was a lazy Coachella outfit choice IMO.

After that I forgot about them for a bit, they’re barely in any retailers except Revolve and they didn’t pop up in my head much. I caught them at a sale in LA and fell in love with their minimalist, sexy styles. Their price point can be a bit high but some pieces are so good they’re worth the splurge. Or just catch them on sale or in Posh / Ebay when you can.

About the brand:

Trois The Label

She's a world citizen. New York. London. Paris. The city is all she knows. She wakes up in her loft, her workspace, her creative outlet, her sanctuary. She appreciates the small pleasures in life, always taking the time to enjoy her morning cup of coffee whilst she checks her emails and reads the morning headlines. Then she’s gone, she’s got a business to run. She’s the girl on the go—the entrepreneur, a creative leader. She runs around the city, her city. Always effortlessly put together, undone yet organic and refined. Try catching her if you can. Although she loves mornings, she’s always ready for a evening rendezvous with her closest friends but she keeps an intimate circle. Because like everything else, her life and her friendships are curated. She orders a dry martini. Always just one. She’s the epitome of sophistication, never careless. One eye open always. She knows that attention to detail is everything.

Here are my top picks —

feelin like Kate Moss on date night

Hewitt Dress / Trois / $225

wear with boots !!!

Helena Mini Dress / Trois / $75

skimpy skimpy - for a european vacation moment (aix? positano?)

Ruby Top / Trois / $85

I bought an extra sweater in XS - available on my Poshmark or DM me !

Raina Sweater / Trois / $55

if you’re going to splurge on an earth tone jumpsuit hellooo

Douglas Jumpsuit / Trois / $225

the lola dress wants to go to Tulum this year

Lola Dress / Trois / $175

a little brown angel top

Lex Top / Trois / $195

a mary kate goddess dress

Lex Dress / Trois / $350

love a good tan skirt with lace up strings !

Talullah Skirt / Trois / $225

playlist: nostalgic sappy creature

I wanted to share some of my most nostalgia-inducing songs of the moment…

a mix of my memories in the late 90’s hanging out in my room

playing on the radio of the bus growing up

staring out the backseat car window on a family road trip

driving through the canyons in LA

the mix starts out with one of my favorite artists at the moment, Mazzy Star. lead singer Hope Sandoval was the perfect 90s grunge poster girl, with a haunting voice and a pure presence - fully in the moment.

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I mixed in my favorite song of the moment, Maud Gone, which is the perfect blend of sad / happy / nostalgic / mystic. Then the classic Sex & Candy to give that hazy 90s feel next to my favorite softie anthems from Sixpence None the Richer (my first CD) and Natalie Imbruglia (an emotional rollercoaster). Then the rest is some of my current favorites I play driving around LA.

It’s realll good for a long afternoon drive to nowhere in particular. Enjoy xx

L I M E - A - R I T A

I’m always an advocate for green (duh) but since lime green has taken the world by storm the past few seasons I want to address it and get you in on the hype.

I love lime green with neutrals, denim, and best of all - on it’s own. The color has a larger than life electric effect that stops people in their tracks. It’s been a little secret for a while in the fashion industry, an insider favorite, usually seen woven in as an accent color here and there. Now the cat’s all the way out of the bag.

My favorite way to pull it off is with a major sun-kissed tan going on. It’s killer.

I’m especially a fan of how the color alone makes the statement. A lime green shift dress says on its own what a daredevil you are, a wild one, or toned down with neutrals - avant garde.

The selection is too good this season so get ready for some serious green envy:

so luxe, a sophisticated look for a cocktail party paired with vintage heels

Bow Satin Skirt / Mango / $59

this was my favorite look at the Revolve staycation in LA, absolutely worth the splurge

Blaine Sweater Dress / Revolve / $178

this is me incarnated as a sweater so i bought it immedtiately.

Chunky-knit sweater / Mango / $79

such a badass shade and silhouette… and selling out !!

Palazzo Pants/ Zara / $49

my favorite wedding dress pick for the season because green. velvet.

Gaia Dress in Pear / Reformation / $278

all about the one shoulder tops this season & this is sold out in regular sizes!

Petite Lime Asymmetric Crop Top / Pretty Little Thing / $15

really love blazer dresses and though the fit is ? it’s so worth a try

Lime Tortoise Button Blazer Dress / Pretty Little Thing / $42

the perfect light green & nude combo

Puma Thunder Desert Green Trainers / ASOS / $110

this just dropped and I am LIVING for this top !!

Fanny Lyckman Neon Green Mesh Crop Top / Missguided/ $22

combined with these pants going out seriously STOP

Lime Toggle Shell Suit Pants / Missguided/ $37

hair clips are about to rock your world through next year

For The Women Hair Clip in Green / Verge Girl / $10

I just f***ing fainted. brand new Ref for wedding szn.

Melany Dress in Emerald / Reformation / $278

not my vibe but a great halloween / vegas / music festival look with boots

Lime Slinky Unitard / ASOS / $25

lime toggle shell suit pants


Z A R A S U M M E R S A L E

summa summa happened so fast ... it's July already and I'm making the most of it.

if you haven't made a few fashion statements this summer you need to get all over this zara sale. it's BIG. i'd been eyeing a bubblegum pink blazer for a couple of months and finally pulled the trigger on it so I'm over the moon about it.

i always wait for the sale around early July and stock up. it's perfect because you get to try all the fun summer items and grab a few fall staples. i feel like it just started a week and a half ago but it's almost all picked over online. 

so you need to get on that shit. like add to cart and buy immediately.

seriously, one item almost sold out from my cart as i wrote this.

my top picks below -- 

i have these pants in tan and they are the comfiest, chicest pant i own. naturally i neeed

Colored Cropped Pants in Mauve / Zara / $16 (u serious??)

i bought them in black because i saw a similar pair a year ago for $300 V CHIC

Strappy Sandals with Metallic Details in White / Zara / $26

buying this because it's the perfect nod to Gwen Stefani

Check Skirt with Chain / Zara / $19

amazing going out layering piece with 5-10 chain necklaces

Semi-Sheer Bodysuit / Zara / $12

WHAT. IS. THIS. only medium left so i have to tryyy it

Tweed Overalls / Zara / $19

might need for my sexy Rajneeshee Halloween costume

Textured Weave T-Shirt / Zara / $12

love love this wash and the pearls down the side - - one size left!

Z1975 Jeans With Pearl-Bead Trimmed Sides / Zara / $22

if i was on my corporate grind i would be all over this. v transitional for summer-fall

Check Pencil Skirt / Zara / $29

obsessed with a pop of yellow this summer and this pulls together a lewk

Straight Cut Frock Coat  / Zara / $29

for the middle ground between serious biz and punk rock

Check Mini Skirt / Zara / $19

the perfect once a year magical party shoe

Shimmery High Heel Ankle Boots / Zara / $49

been searching for the perfect light wash flare and praying this works out

Super Flare Bleached Jeans / Zara / $45

not 100% sure if this is my vibe but it's here if you need to be a boss bish

Check Blazer / Zara / $30

buying NOWWW these sold out a month ago and just restocked. clear AND classy

Vinyl Strapped Sandals / Zara / $59 (apparently not on sale?)

idk why i have a serious love for bucket hats

Rustic Crochet Hat / Zara / $12

Spring Earring Upgrades

This spring is bringing a wave of artistically inspired earrings to the forefront of fashion and I’m here for it. The girly vintage styles have given me a new found appreciation for what my mom and grandma wore.

Pairing them with a pastel sweater or a playful dress makes it feel very modern yet still Bardot. Or Sedgwick on a manic day.

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 Vintage Door Knocker earrings paired with my dear Pixie Market fuzzy sweater

It’s funny because I’ve never been a big earring person. I always stick with studs or hoops because some styles make me not recognize myself or look too old. Not anymore — I’m completely fine looking like a Grandma as long as I’m cute doing it.

This season I’m getting a rush from digging through vintage stores for the perfect pair of earrings, a section I rarely gave a second look. I love the big pearl clip ons and art deco enamel drops. I recommend hitting up at least 3 vintage stores to figure out what you jive with.

As far as new styles go, I love the bold mod styles with big circles and loud colors. I find some of the abstract styles a la faces and erratic shapes a bit trying to hard, so I stick with pieces that still have that playful vintage air.

Onto the picks 💗

art deco in all its glory

Vintage 1960s Art Deco Trifari Earrings / Etsy / $24

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tortoise shell with a sexy attitude

Thick Hoop Earrings / Kenneth Jay Lane / $40

Montezuma magic hoops

Sun Fan Earrings / & Other Stories / $19

the perfect statement piece !!

Faux Pearl Gold Tone Mesh Starburst Earrings / Etsy / $32

an iconic mix of pink and green

Two-Tone Hoop Style Earrings / Zara / $20

a modern ear cuff set for an everyday look

Marquise Ear Cuff Set / Luv AJ / $35

f'kn groovy

Vintage Brown Tones Enamel Earrings / Etsy / $10

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another sold out best seller from Mooney

Chinese Good Luck Tassel Earrings / Vanessa Mooney / $40

a playful marbled shade

ZHUU Marble Circle Stud Earrings / Urban Outfitters / $33

the jackpot piece

Vintage Richelieu 1960's Faux Pearl Gold Earrings / Etsy / $28

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for more rough around the edges looks

Silver Daydreamer Hoops / Minc Collections / $27

very Edie Sedgwick and my new obsession

Elise Earrings / Rachel Comey / $215

a mod tortoise shell look

Tortoise Shell Teardrop Earrings / Vanessa Mooney / $40

the iconic IG look ( & George Michael)

Isidore Cross Gold Hoops / Luv AJ / $45

for the inspo of finding a similar vintage pair

Rose & Heart Clip On Earrings / Dolce & Gabbana / $595

style crop: killer spring jeans

I'd wear dresses and skirts all day everyday if I could but I've finally come around to denim. 

Denim styles right now are killller. The kick flares have changed me. 

Flares have always been my favorite and the updated styles and colors are doing it for me.  And my tomboy soul is loving the wider leg skater fits.

I'm beyond obsessed with the styles coming out for spring and can’t wait to switch up my looks.

My top picks:

 

selling out fasttt. if they do I'm buying a similar vintage pair

BDG Kick Flare High-Rise Cropped Jean / Urban Outfitters / $69

love this wash and the fit doesn't look frumpy for a mom jean

FARLEIGH High Waist Slim Mom Jeans / ASOS / $32

true menocore chic

ASOS Tapered Jeans with Curved Seams/ ASOS / $60

I am beyond obsessed with these but they fit weird on me - order 1-2 sizes up!!

BDG Cropped Denim Culotte / Urban Outfitters / $69

a low key look

Weekday Skater Loose Jean  / ASOS / $64

 

this look got me going

Weekday Skater Loose Jean / ASOS / $56

 

not jeans but I need me some nutmeg pants

Jessie Pants / Reformation / $148

xx Anne

hard earned thrift shopping tips

Thrift shopping has been a constant in my life lately and though I've grown up making trips to the thrift store I've learned LOADS in the past year how to get the treasures.

 impromptu thrifting trip with my family In Royal Oak. My dad in the bottom right suffering in silence

impromptu thrifting trip with my family In Royal Oak. My dad in the bottom right suffering in silence

The hardest part is pushing through mountains of junk to get to the gems. It's a ton of chaos but don't think about that. I've gotten some existential angst about how much clothing and waste there is in the world, heavy issues. Keep it light though and think of how there are items waiting for you to discover. Also bonus points - you're recycling.

 what you aspire to find

what you aspire to find

I always find the less I am looking and more just taking a peek is when the major finds come through. I've found my coolest jackets thrift store shopping. One all-star find was a $8 faux Zara fur jacket I always get compliments on from a day I went looking for second-hand home goods.

Another was a red jacket I picked up in a pile of clothes at a Bali market for $7. I'll dig to the bottom to get that shit, usually riding a bender from an XL iced coffee.

 Jetrag in LA - this one's a little grundgy but everything's $1 and it's a fun scene

Jetrag in LA - this one's a little grundgy but everything's $1 and it's a fun scene

I also have an addiction selling items on Poshmark that I find on my hauls and have learned how to reduce buying items that sit in my closet for months. It's a process, sometimes you get hyped up on items you think are cool only to find others don't care orr understand.

To get you started and save you the headache, here's my first 5 tips for getting the good stuff:

1. Don't discriminate - try every style of sale

I'll search far and wide for a good deal, I'll do it for 10 minutes after a workout or I'll carve out 2 hours to do a full hunt. Questionable looking garage sales, Goodwill (almost once a week), $1 pile of junk sales, and flea markets.

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I find when you see a sale at the side of the road that looks intriguing and you think ahh I don't have time... why not stop in for 5 minutes? You can take a quick lap and more often than not, I find something and I'm high on it the rest of the day. Boom: natural endorphins.

Even messy looking garage sales are great because they're put together by people who want to get rid of stuff now. I've gotten dollar items and there's usually not too much to sift through making them great morning activities.

2. Have no expectations, keep an open mind.

Don't hunt, don't feel like you NEED anything. Mindset is key. Having fun and taking your time letting the gem come to you is my motto. Get playful and you'll discover you may one day be into the same style of tie dye you were into in grade school. 

 Vintage Shopping in Chicago in 2013 during the Mackelmore era

Vintage Shopping in Chicago in 2013 during the Mackelmore era

Or if you're looking for an outfit to wear for a party, why not stop into a few sales before for items no one else will have? You can jump out of your comfort zone with a few experimental $5 pieces.

3. Focus on a specific color scheme

If you focus only on a couple colors at once it helps you become less overwhelmed and it's easy to cruise through different sections quickly. I skip reds, blues, and often black in order to focus on greens and whites. But it depends on the day and mood. Go with what your intuition tells you! 

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Not looking at certain colors or groups of items saves you mental energy and at least 50% of your time. I used to feel info overload after an hour in a thrift store but now I cruise out of them in about 30min.

4. Dig! 

You find the good stuff if you're willing to work for it. It sounds simple but so many gems get lost in the dressing rooms or racks abandoned across the store.

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It's also about stamina, truly. I live and die by an iced venti coffee and rock n roll music. I'm in my own world when I'm thrifting and I jam out.

You can lose momentum quick if you look at too much. Best to focus on a couple of areas and give them your full attention like t-shirts and jeans one day, dresses and jackets another. But still if you want to go crazy and bounce around like me follow your instinct. Play into what gives you energy.

5. Only pick items you love

Sometimes you find a bunch of cool pieces and you're high on the rush from the process you buy 10 items and later find a few of them fit weird or don't go with anything you own.

 an clear almost - would have been a funny sweater for Halloween time. Did not purchase.

an clear almost - would have been a funny sweater for Halloween time. Did not purchase.

Always let go of a few almosts at the end of your haul - at least 3, and often half if you really want to feel great. I find this especially helpful if you resell items online because I've found it's hard to sell my least favorite pieces. Focus on getting a few HELL YEAH pieces and let the other ones be.

enjoy and let me know what you think xx