Stocking Stuffers

With Christmas just a few weeks away, I thought it would be appropriate to share what is on my stocking wish list.

Voila:
Stocking StuffersFresh Sugar Cravings Lip Trio

Stocking Stuffers

Colour Crush Nail Polish

Stocking Stuffers

Delicate Necklace

Stocking Stuffers

Dreamer Flannel Pajama

Stocking Stuffers

Intense Hydration Treatment Mask

Stocking Stuffers

Dancing on Flair Socks

The Unconventional School Girl

Remember this?

School Girl Spears

Since it’s Halloween, I’m going to talk about how you can turn a costume into an everyday outfit!

School girl Outfit

Featuring my little sis, it’s easy to see how a few changes can really change EVERYTHING.

School girl Outfit

An outfit needs to have dignity, which means, show some self worth and cover up (a little). You can still show off your legs, just don’t show off everything. Maintaining curiosity is all part of the school girl demeanor. Wear flats, not heals. Keep the pig tails…and you’re ready for class.

School girl Outfit

For Halloween, it’s ok to go ALL out on make-up. In fact, check out this tutorial by The Western Wild. I LOVE costume make-up. However, switching to everyday mode calls for keeping things clean and simple. Urban Decay Naked 2 is the best natural shadow.

School girl Outfit

Outfit: H&M Tank

Similar Skirt by Brandy

Cathy Jean Flats

Urban Necklace

Three Years

Forever 21 statement necklace, Uniqlo satin button down, lucky boyfriend jeans, American Eagle polka dot sneakers, Nordstrom sunnies,The Sak bag

It’s my Three Year Anniversary! Last night we went out to our favorite sushi place, tonight we are seeing Fury, and tomorrow night we are going to Alcatraz!

Forever 21 statement necklace, Uniqlo satin button down, lucky boyfriend jeans, American Eagle polka dot sneakers, Nordstrom sunnies,The Sak bag

Whenever I go out, I usually do the typical heels, maybe a dress, or at least skinny jeans thing. For some reason, I felt like mixing it up last night. Why can’t we still dress up without feeling uncomfortable?

Forever 21 statement necklace, Uniqlo satin button down, lucky boyfriend jeans, American Eagle polka dot sneakers, Nordstrom sunnies,The Sak bag

I opted for the statement necklace and satin button down to keep my look classy. Sometimes that’s all you really need.

American Eagle polka dot sneakers

And my new shoes from American Eagle, of course! This season I am all about patterns; it adds personality and flavor to any look.

Forever 21 statement necklace, Uniqlo satin button down, lucky boyfriend jeans, American Eagle polka dot sneakers, Nordstrom sunnies,The Sak bag, Hollister coat

I’m not sure if I mentioned this, but I recently started working at Abercrombie & Fitch (this deserves an entire blog post, I know). Anyway, I get discounted clothes not only from Abercrombie and Abercrombie Kids, but also Hollister, which is where this coat is from!

Forever 21 statement necklace, Uniqlo satin button down, lucky boyfriend jeans, American Eagle polka dot sneakers, Nordstrom sunnies,The Sak bag, Hollister coat

Surprisingly, one of my best buys! It can be casual, fancy, and actually really useful in the city! More importantly, just what I needed to top off my date night look.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Baggu Backpack

Music festivals aren’t usually my thing…but the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival was free, and Golden Gate Park is on my way home– So I thought, What The Heck?! I put my Baggu backpack on and went exploring.

An insurance company states that 10% of all fire insurance claims are fraudulent (deceitful). Suppose the company is correct, and that it receives 8 claims.

It was around 80 degrees all weekend, so I brought back out my peach crop top for the rest of our Indian Summer.

Peach Crop Top, Levis Boyfriend High-Waisted Jeans, Steve Madden Mules

My latest purchase: These high-waisted boyfriend jeans by Levi’s.

high-waisted Levi's Jeans boyfriend style

They are so versatile, chic, and comfy…what could be better?!

Peach crop top, high-waisted boyfriend jeans, blue flats

Not only do these jeans pair perfectly with my Steve Madden Mules, but they also work well with my BDG Flats–something a little more Music Festival Friendly.

Peach Crop Top, High Waisted Boyfriend Jeans, Big Sunnies

POPSUGAR recently wrote, “It’s officially music festival season, which means it’s time to pack the perfect fairground essentials that look fantastic without looking like you’re trying too hard. And comfort is key — especially when dancing all day and night to killer bands.”

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

I couldn’t agree more! When it is hot out, and there are a million people around, being comfortable is the only way to guarantee you will have a good time. When you look good, you feel good….So, if you feel good, you will look good! T’was a successful weekend.

The Gospel According To Coco Chanel

Gray Sweater, Levis Jeans, Cathy Jean Boots

First thing’s first, my new haircut! Yes, it’s WAY shorter….but I am someone who LOVES to experiment with my hair. So I thought, new season–new hair…I mean, who doesn’t think that way?!

Green Apple Books, The Gospel According to Coco Chanel

My new haircut aside, this weekend I went to Green Apple Books and bought Gone Girl, something I need to read before seeing the movie, and The Gospel According To Coco Chanel!

Gray Oversized Sweater, Levis Jeans, Black Booties, Sunglasses, Long Bob

One of my favorite things to do on a sunny weekend in the city is read in the park, and Dolores Park is the perfect destination. Coco Chanel has amazing life lessons for ALL women and girls! Chapter three is titled, “On Fearlessness” and it begins with a quote from Chanel, “The most courageous act is to think for yourself. Aloud.”

Oversized grey sweater, Cuffed Skinny Jeans, Black Booties, Sunglasses

I am constantly working towards finding my own voice, and more importantly, having confidence in my own voice. For me, that means not being afraid to share what I think with the world. Spoiler: It’s way harder than it seems. And what do I do when things are hard?! Read another chapter from The Gospel. In chapter eleven, “On Living Life On Your Own Terms”, I found the solution to my problem.

“The answer isn’t to climb down but to rise higher.” -Coco Chanel

On Me: Hollister Sweater

Levi’s Jeans

Cathy Jean Booties

Nordstrom Sunnies

Urban Outfitters Necklace

Back To Black

Black and White striped crop top, Black high wasted long skirt, Black Strappy Heels, Big Sunglasses, Wavy Hair

So…as we all know…It’s New York Fashion Week…

Black and White striped crop top, Black high wasted long skirt, Black Strappy Heels, Big Sunglasses, Wavy Hair

And as a mere college student living in San Francisco, I thought it quite suitable to play dress up!

Black and White striped crop top, Black high wasted long skirt, Black Strappy Heels, Big Sunglasses, Wavy Hair

Then again, I find it quite suitable to play dress up almost any day of the week!

Black and White striped crop top, Black high wasted long skirt, Black Strappy Heels, Big Sunglasses, Wavy Hair

I hope to one day be able to experience NYFW for myself, but until then, I’ll just have to find ways to add to the fashion spirit from this side of the country!

Black and White striped crop top, Black high wasted long skirt, Black Strappy Heels, Big Sunglasses, Wavy Hair

Is it just me, or is it easier to wear your hair natural when your outfit is a tad on the fancy side? Some might call it backwards, but for some reason, I feel more confident knowing my outfit can stand alone…

Black and White striped crop top, Black high wasted long skirt, Black Strappy Heels, Big Sunglasses, Wavy Hair

And when my outfit speaks for itself, so do I!

“I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.” -Yves Saint Laurent

Black and White striped crop top, Black high wasted long skirt, Black Strappy Heels, Big Sunglasses, Wavy Hair

On Me: Urban Outfitters Top

American Apparel Skirt

Zara Heels

Nordstrom Sunnies

Sundance Pearls

Windy Woes

Forever 21 fancy dress, red heels, sundance watch & pearls

Finding flattering evening wear can be difficult…

Forever 21 fancy dress, red heels, sundance watch & pearls

It’s easy to say, “Oh, I LOVE that dress!” when we see that dress on a model .

Forever 21 fancy dress, red heels, sundance watch & pearls

After many years of losing confidence over an outfit that wasn’t suitable to my particular body shape, I have come to terms with the obvious & not-so-obvious fact that things will look different on me than they do on the model.

Forever 21 fancy dress, red heels, sundance watch & pearls

Some things will look better on the model, but some things will look better on me.

Forever 21 fancy dress, red heels, sundance watch & pearls

This is the beauty of being born as our own unique and wonderful beings!

Forever 21 fancy dress, red heels, sundance watch & pearls

For instance, in the wrong color, I can look like a ghost. I may like a bright, yellow dress that I see on a tan model in a magazine, but on me it would look hideous! Girl With Curves, an admirable blogger, discusses how to dress for her body type. Her tips are universal, and essential for living a positive lifestyle.

Forever 21 fancy dress, red heels, sundance watch & pearls

On Me: Dress by Forever 21

Shoes similar here

Earrings and Watch by Sundance

The Messy Bun

How to style a messy bun

The Messy Bun is a simple, yet versatile look– something every fashionista should know how to create.

A Messy Bun

To begin, pull your hair into a ponytail. It works best if your hair is a little dirty and hasn’t been brushed yet.

How to style a messy bun

If you have an old scrunchy, like this one here, it will come in handy. Put your ponytail through the scrunchy, then start wrapping the ponytail around the scrunchy until you have a donut shape.

A messy bun

All that’s left is adding a little hairspray.

The messy bun

Messy Buns are perfect for a special occasion or an active day.

Levis jeans, red heels, sunglasses, pink peplum top

On Me: Peplum Top by H&M

Levis Jeans

Nordstrom Sunnies

Sundance Pearls

Cardigan by Urban Outfitters

Au Naturale

How to wear your hair natural, white lace collared dress, tan mule heels, sunglasses, hoop shell earrings

Some months of the year make wearing your hair natural so easy! And then there’s summertime…

How to wear your hair natural, white lace collared dress, tan mule heels, sunglasses, hoop shell earrings

Don’t give up yet! There’s a solution for the days you don’t feel like blowing out those waves, because you’re just going to go for a midnight swim after dinner anyway.

How to wear your hair natural, white lace collared dress, tan mule heels, sunglasses, hoop shell earrings

You only need two products to achieve the “I didn’t touch my hair after the shower” look. The first, SEAPLASMA All Purpose Skin And Hair Moisturizer, I spray all over my hair after towel drying it.

How to wear your hair natural, white lace collared dress, tan mule heels, sunglasses, hoop shell earrings

The second, TRENDstarter Leave-In Styling Conditioner with Keratin, I spray into my hands before munching up on and twisting through my wet curls. All that’s left is the wait for your hair to dry, and in the summertime that’s pretty easy.

How to wear your hair natural, white lace collared dress, tan mule heels, sunglasses, hoop shell earrings

On Me: Dress by Urban Outfitters

Shoes by Very Volatile Los Angeles

Sunnies by Nordstrom

Earrings similar at Sundance