1.08.2014

what spring brings: wildfox lagoon 2014 lookbook

So its been a little bit since I posted. The holidays were so crazy and with the move to my new apartment with one of my bestest friends in the world; I found myself quite busy the past few months. But seeing as how its a brand new year, I figured what better way than to wipe the slate clean and ring in new adventures than with some of my favorite excerpts from new Spring "Lagoon" lookbook from Wildfox!

Lagoon, Wildfox, Wildfox Lagoon, Lookbook, Mermaid, Castaway,Summer, Spring, Summer Fashion, Spring Fashion, Tropical Island, Island in the sun, Tropical getaway, Mermaid Lagoon
Lagoon, Wildfox, Wildfox Lagoon, Lookbook, Mermaid, Castaway,Summer, Spring, Summer Fashion, Spring Fashion, Tropical Island, Island in the sun, Tropical getaway, Mermaid Lagoon
Lagoon, Wildfox, Wildfox Lagoon, Lookbook, Mermaid, Castaway,Summer, Spring, Summer Fashion, Spring Fashion, Tropical Island, Island in the sun, Tropical getaway, Mermaid Lagoon
Lagoon, Wildfox, Wildfox Lagoon, Lookbook, Mermaid, Castaway,Summer, Spring, Summer Fashion, Spring Fashion, Tropical Island, Island in the sun, Tropical getaway, Mermaid Lagoon
Lagoon, Wildfox, Wildfox Lagoon, Lookbook, Mermaid, Castaway,Summer, Spring, Summer Fashion, Spring Fashion, Tropical Island, Island in the sun, Tropical getaway, Mermaid Lagoon
Lagoon, Wildfox, Wildfox Lagoon, Lookbook, Mermaid, Castaway,Summer, Spring, Summer Fashion, Spring Fashion, Tropical Island, Island in the sun, Tropical getaway, Mermaid Lagoon
Lagoon, Wildfox, Wildfox Lagoon, Lookbook, Mermaid, Castaway,Summer, Spring, Summer Fashion, Spring Fashion, Tropical Island, Island in the sun, Tropical getaway, Mermaid Lagoon
Lagoon, Wildfox, Wildfox Lagoon, Lookbook, Mermaid, Castaway,Summer, Spring, Summer Fashion, Spring Fashion, Tropical Island, Island in the sun, Tropical getaway, Mermaid Lagoon
Lagoon, Wildfox, Wildfox Lagoon, Lookbook, Mermaid, Castaway,Summer, Spring, Summer Fashion, Spring Fashion, Tropical Island, Island in the sun, Tropical getaway, Mermaid Lagoon
Lagoon, Wildfox, Wildfox Lagoon, Lookbook, Mermaid, Castaway,Summer, Spring, Summer Fashion, Spring Fashion, Tropical Island, Island in the sun, Tropical getaway, Mermaid Lagoon
Lagoon, Wildfox, Wildfox Lagoon, Lookbook, Mermaid, Castaway,Summer, Spring, Summer Fashion, Spring Fashion, Tropical Island, Island in the sun, Tropical getaway, Mermaid Lagoon
Lagoon, Wildfox, Wildfox Lagoon, Lookbook, Mermaid, Castaway,Summer, Spring, Summer Fashion, Spring Fashion, Tropical Island, Island in the sun, Tropical getaway, Mermaid Lagoon

Now, after seeing all these beautiful shots by Mark Hunter, how can anybody say that they aren't just absolutely head-over-heels in love with this lookbook?! If you're a mermaid at heart like myself, you'll agree. My breath was literally taken from me the moment I laid eyes on this glorious collection of tropical getaway inspiration. I love the Blue Lagoon concept, and the Castaway references are so clever. My favorite thing about the lookbook though HAS to be Emma Stern Nielson's hair. It is literally everything. Brooke Shields would be so proud. After all, her saltwater tresses were to die for, second only to Daryl Hannah in Splash <3


9.29.2013

muy x bonitas

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So it's been just a minute since I posted last. I've been so busy with work and life in general, that I just hadn't found the time to do much posting. However, there is so much going on right now that I'm so excited about; I couldn't just keep it to myself: I sold my truck, which had been a root of some issues as of late, but is now no longer a (maddening) factor. I applied for and got accepted for a new apartment with one of my best friends in the world; that we move into tomorrow! (Yay!) I also interviewed at my favorite store, Free People, for a stylist position, so keep your fingers crossed for me! (I also finally got my hands on the beautiful 'Bonitas Sunshine' dress - as pictured above - and I'm flipping OBSESSED with it. I want to wear it EVERYWHERE.) I am working on a new business venture as well, so I've been all around just excited about life lately.

I'm currently doing some late night packing to the sounds of Grouplove (a glass of sweet tea is all that is keeping me going, mind you) while reminiscing about every item I put away in a cardboard box. The Mister's stuff is a bit more hard-hitting; I miss him terribly. I keep glancing at his handsome, unshaven mug in an old copy of Glamour Magazine... Anyhoo. As I'm packing, I also have to make note of what I'll be needing for my upcoming trip to Italy in December; it'll be Fall/Winter weather for them so I have to pack accordingly: jackets, jeans, long sleeves. The only problem is that I have virtually none of those garments since we really never get to wear thicker, heavier stuff in Houston. The weather is so warm; our Fall and Winter lasts about a week, then its back to humid. I am looking forward to the less exhausting climate in Italy though. Gives me a reason to do some shopping!

9.08.2013

feathers x spots

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Storms in Houston aren't a novel concept, however as we're (very slowly) transitioning into Fall, they are becoming more frequent. They're actually pretty scary in my opinion, because it doesn't just rain OR pour, its downright floods, and I hate it. As a California girl, the most I'm used to are earthquakes, so when I'm driving down the freeway and see signs that say things like 'hurricane season is here' I have a mini panic attack inside. Luckily the rain didn't last long today and when it was over, we were blessed with a very beautiful sunset that made for gorgeous back-light. Hence why I felt the need to make my incredibly helpful co-worker, Gin, take a picture of my outfit for me. Haven't posted one in some time (I've been dealing with some personal issues that have otherwise occupied my time), so I figured today was a great chance to snap a quick pic. I found this robe while thrift-shopping recently at my favorite local haunt along with the my new favorite pair of lazy boots; the vintage pilazzo jumpsuit, however, made its way into the store on this past warehouse day and I absolutely had to have it!

Also! Katy Perry's father dropped by the store today. We're one of his favorite spots in Montrose/Houston. Makes me feel so proud, I love my job! <3

8.19.2013

{ in my own little corner }

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After playing house for a good two weeks with the Mister and getting used to stepping around suitcases and boxes, I've my little studio to myself again (although I don't particularly enjoy how big and empty it feels now) and got around to cleaning and re-decorating. I was so proud, I decided to take some photos and share it here on the blog... My neighbor was actually in the midst of throwing out his coffee table, so I offered to take it off his hands, broken leg and all. I fixed it, and now I luckily have another place to lay out my magazines and primp in the morning. The Mister also gifted me with some interesting decorum before he left: a giant Lone Star beer lamp (not pictured above), the snap polaroids poster, and the Ozzy and Robert Downey Jr. mug shots lovingly displayed on my wall. So I guess, even though he's gone, a part of him is still here with me in a most humorous way.

In other news... I'm loving my new fedora, kimono, and the two pairs of badass boots I got from work. They're some of my go-to pieces at the moment, hence why they're readily available and not tucked away in my closet. Also, I've become deeply enveloped by a book I found at Value Village recently entitled 'Sex Signs' by Judith Bennett. Its sort of a manual to navigating through love, sex, independence, spirituality, anger, and personal power; and I'm hooked. It isn't your generic guide to astrology or horoscopes, it doesn't "predict" the future. Rather, it breaks down the most common characteristics and traits of each sign and gives you insight on how you can best put them to use, to take charge of your own life and write your own destiny... It really is a fascinating read. I carry it with me every day, and rest it on the side table every night <3