Oh my gosh, I just realized I could actually pull very gently on the laces on my minnetonka mocs and they would tighten the whole shoe…I spent like 2 months wondering if it was possible the suede stretched out that much, even though I got it in a 6.5 when I’m a 7.5! I had no idea those laces did anything but look cute. 

I no longer feel like my shoes are going to fall off my feet! Now I can wear my favorite, lazy day shoes without feeling like I’ve given up on life!

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everlane:

Looking for the Ryan? Find it today on mobile. Tomorrow on the site. 

So glad they created a washable version so I can finally try the Ryan shirt!

Get yours at Everlane

It’s this kind of day. Also, loving the white t-shirt, blue shorts combo. Summer uniform, guys? 

Perfume might be my favorite jpop artist after Utada.

Resolution update and Fashion musings.

I’ve been keeping up with my new year’s resolution! 

Although I’m tempted every day, and fighting an online shopping addiction, I have only purchased one pair of shoes so far (accessories is ok, although not encouraged). I’m almost considering going back to Polyvore or Pinterest just to satiate my shopping needs.

The fight continues!

I can’t believe this spring/summer the 70’s are back in full force. Printed ethnic inspired tunics? Breezy long sleeved shirts? It’s totally my summer aesthetic, and I can’t even participate.

Thankfully, before I made my resolution I purchased some nice 70’s dresses that will work great for Sundays. I’ll make do with what I have, all the while compiling the list of basics (new and vintage sourced) that I want for my 2014 wardrobe.

Trying to stick to a signature, edited style has been difficult, but I think a year of not buying clothes (which means more wear and tear to my old, unfashionable favorites) will help me reevaluate what I want to be wearing, where I’ll be buying them, and save money for more expensive items that have longer lifespans.

Frye really has the best shoes. I can’t wait for summer so I can wear this pair with everything! This pair is so classic, and the heel is at most 2”, so it’s chic and manageable! I’ve been wearing my Melissa Button boots a lot too.
Between Fry and United Nude shoes, I must seem like such a paradox. Classic, Modern, and then throw in my work casual frump…

Frye really has the best shoes. I can’t wait for summer so I can wear this pair with everything! This pair is so classic, and the heel is at most 2”, so it’s chic and manageable! I’ve been wearing my Melissa Button boots a lot too.

Between Fry and United Nude shoes, I must seem like such a paradox. Classic, Modern, and then throw in my work casual frump…

Another one from The Sartorialist, I love Rei Shito’s style!

Another one from The Sartorialist, I love Rei Shito’s style!

from The Sartorialist.

I think this is my new year inspiration. Spring will be lots of vintage, classic looks. And I’m trying a bold lip more this year.

from The Sartorialist.

I think this is my new year inspiration. Spring will be lots of vintage, classic looks. And I’m trying a bold lip more this year.

I just bought a pair of coated jeans, and now I want to make my cheap, fading $10 pair of H&M skinnies into a diy project. I’m thinking of doing the back pockets and the knees. Hm. Have to see if it’s worth it to buy the material.

Anyway, I know which jeans I’m wearing all winter! Coated jeans are pretty waterproof too! 

The jeans I bought are from Madewell, I got them on sale. They fit perfectly, since I’m 5’4”, the ankle fit doesn’t even show my ankles. They’re exactly the right length I hem my jeans to normally.

For a slob like me, having some versatile but slightly edgy clothes really help me look less frumpy. I’ve been suffering from extra frump lately. Hopefully fall season means less frump.

stylelistsays:

Vittoria Puccini in Versace

WOW this is really pretty

stylelistsays:

Vittoria Puccini in Versace

WOW this is really pretty

(Source: huffpoststyle)

Want. Kind of “pretty” grunge, no? I think the black version would look great over neon colored tights, and this blush color is very on-trend without being too fancy. Regardless, I’d wear it less boho like this picture and a little more edgy grunge.
Free People, $98. Pricey…I might wait for a sale.

Want. Kind of “pretty” grunge, no? I think the black version would look great over neon colored tights, and this blush color is very on-trend without being too fancy. Regardless, I’d wear it less boho like this picture and a little more edgy grunge.

Free People, $98. Pricey…I might wait for a sale.

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I just stumbled on the concept of raw/selvege denim. This is more of a guy’s trend, but I am getting slightly obsessed with trying to mold a pair of denim jeans into beautiful jeans I’ll never want to take off. They will be way better than “pajama jeans”.

So…when I was back in LA I was intrigued by a the dark, stiff skinny jeans at H&M. I thought, wow! what a great dark color! Then I thought, gosh, these look a little cheap and plain. 

My highly trained fashion eye (whatever, just go with it), was a lot smarter than my fashion sense, because guess what! H&M sells raw denim. Online forum posts say H&M raw jeans are the best things for raw denim noobs. Those jeans I thought looked a little cheap for $40 were actually raw jeans.

 THERE IS NO FREAKING H&M IN MIAMI.

Once again, my fashion sense hijacks my fashion eye. I will have to wait until the summer before I can start breaking in a pair of raw denim jeans, and I probably won’t even want to do that because it’ll be so freaking hot.

I don’t want to put down $200 for a pair of raw jeans. And I can’t get to Uniqlo to get a pair of Japanese raw jeans. 

Basically, you’re supposed to wear jeans so much that they make natural whiskers and distressing perfectly tailored to your body. This is supposed to make you look like the coolest kid on the block and also a few pounds lighter. Some people even shower in them and let them shrink dry onto their bodies.

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You guys, wasn’t ScarJo’s dress fabulous? And wasn’t Jlo’s dress like the dorky unfortunate younger sister version?

That was basically all I really liked about the Golden Globes. Oh, and of course Ricky Gervais. Also, Robert Downey Jr.’s little remarks were pretty funny.

Anyway, I’m dreaming of a blush colored vintage dress with butterfly sleeves tonight.

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I really wish I had extra cash to buy this little beauty: Laura Mercier “Bare Lips” sheer lipstick. I tried it in Sephora, and Nini said it gave me pillow-y kissable looking lips. The color is really my lips but better!

I really wish I had extra cash to buy this little beauty: Laura Mercier “Bare Lips” sheer lipstick. I tried it in Sephora, and Nini said it gave me pillow-y kissable looking lips. The color is really my lips but better!

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I’m terrible at Polyvore, but this is kind of what I’ve been feeling lately, and wishing I had enough money to properly tailor all my pants.

I’m terrible at Polyvore, but this is kind of what I’ve been feeling lately, and wishing I had enough money to properly tailor all my pants.

Clinique Chubby Stick: LOVE! I’ve been searching for a new lipcolor for a long time, and I’m tired of looking at $20+ lipsticks (lipglosses do nothing for me whereas Nini has dozens) that just match my lips or are too pink, too purple, etc. Also Clinique’s Bamboo Pink, which has long been my staple, definitely is a different color than what it used to be.

The pigmentation as well as the sheerness of these Chubby Sticks are AWESOME! Also, they are part gloss, part lipstick, part lipbalm. And they look like crayons!

** I’m not wearing any other makeup in these photos so forgive the just woke up look lol

I bought one in Chunky Cherry and Very Strawberry. One will be Nini’s but I might just splurge and buy another. I’m wearing Very Strawberry in these photos.