Is there anyone who doesn’t love the occasional all-black ensemble? It is one of the few times that I love to pile on the gold jewelry. It is such a classic combination that looks chic but is easy to put together. I found this vintage Pendleton blazer while thrifting a few months ago ($3 holla!) and its been on repeat in my rotation ever since. I like to call it my “party blazer” becuase I wear it out a lot haha.
Our new couch is being delivered today! I think it is going to be bigger than I imagined, and I’m hoping it doesn’t look too oversized compared to our other furniture. Ready for it to get here though, I want to lounge for the rest of the day!
I just love this picture of boyf low-key making fun of me. It is so funny!
Cinco de Mayo, also known as Cinco de Drinko in my younger college years (and also still now), actually holds a special place in my heart because it is the day I met my boyfriend! Well, my then-boyfriend, now-photographer. Little did I know that 5 years later, I’d be house hunting with the guy that kept sneaking kisses on my cheek.
I embroidered these vintage Levi’s last weekend and am just loving how this technicolored cactus came out! I started embroidering about a year ago, but this was my first attempt on actual clothing. I just started on a Gucci-inspired snake on a spare denim jacket we had laying around. It is proving to be a bit trickier, becase the welt seams won’t fit into my embroidery hoop, making it impossible to stretch. I’m hoping I can make it work!
Also, a note about making your own high waisted denim cutoffs. Buy Mens jeans!! They have a longer zipper and a looser fit, so they work perfectly. The ones pictured here are either a very tiny mens jean or a very large boys jean. Not sure, but either way, just find one that fit you around the waist and chop!
Wearing: Jolt shirt, Madewell jeans, Alice Blue moto jacket, Soludos espadrilles, Michael Stars hat, Vintage bag, Madewell rings
Last summer I was all about the off-the-shoulder top. I must have collected about 4 or 5 of them, and they were all I wanted to wear. I’d get ready for the day, shoulders bared, and be on my way.
But you know what you can’t do in an off-the-shoulder top? Literally anything.
All throughout the day, I would be fidgeting, making sure the off-the-shoulder sleeves weren’t making their way up my arm back to my shoulders, gently tugging them back down where they belonged. Going out to dinner in your new top? Nope, they’ll slide up while you eat. Wearing them grocery shopping? Maybe if you’re not picking up anything. Want to wear a light jacket with it? Don’t even think about it.
Though they still find their way out of my closet from time to time, I have happily accepted the off-the-shoulder’s low maintenance cousin into my life, the one-shoulder top. Gone are the days of not being able to raise my arms lest my shirt fly off my shoulders!
I got this one during a recent Nordstrom’s Rack haul. I was just going to get these Soludos espadrilles to replace the ones that Daphne ate (She chased it with a tub of coconut oil) but when you’re only $40 from free shipping, you say what the hell and toss a few things into your cart. I know we’ve all been there.
Anyway, I am looking forward to a quiet, relaxing weekend! Boyf will be away recording an album in Austin, and I am going to cook and embroider and maybe get a workout or two in. What do you have planned?
Every girl has that one outfit. The safety net, the security blanket, the ol’ reliable. The one you wear when nothing. else. is. working. Like a lot of girls, my go-to look is made up of a lot of black. Black ripped skinnies, black moto jacket, and either black or tan mules or booties.
These black jeans from Madewell are no joke. In fact, the first pair I bought, I wore for years until they ripped beyond repair, in a place that no jeans need distressing. After having fixed them twice, I sadly retired them. To my delight, this season Madewell brought them back! I almost bought two *just in case* but they reassured me that the seams had been reinforced this time around. Get them. You won’t regret it.
On another note, I love that pins are making a comeback! During a recent trip to Hawaii, I was able to get one at nearly every place boyf and I visited. They were the perfect souvenir. Cheap, small enough to bring back, and stylish! I have a few vintage ones I have thrifted over the years too. I just love how the Saturn one (which is actually a bowling ball) has a Vivienne Westwood feel to it.
What is your go-to easy and reliable look? Let me know in the comments!