Boy London

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I’m feelin’ very Scary Spice in this look. I find these pants extremely difficult to style, so I went for a shabby chic look and wore ’em to my 8 am class this morning. I’m obsessed with the Boy London print and harem pants are back this fall.
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Look numéro dos. I changed in between classes because it’s about 86 degrees in LA today. Get with the whole fall thing, Los Angeles! (And when it’s cold I’ll complain then too…)
This look is much more girly and definitely school friendly. 
Oh and yes, I purchased TOMS…ugh. They’re horrible for your feet and not cute at all but so easy to deal with. Sue me! 
Which look do you like better?

top-UO
pants-Boy London via Kitson
boots-Dr. Martens

shorts-LF
necklace-TOPSHOP

Workin’ Gal

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Today was my first day working at Nordstrom and I truly loved it. Getting a job was basically my excuse to not have to go back home for the summer. Basically, my job entails selling jewelry, styling displays and brainstorming (can’t give too much away)…

I decided to wear these awesome lace up heels but they were definitely not a good choice for a seven hour work day…

My mane is getting too hard to deal with someone stop me before I get a bob. 

top-American Apparel
skirt-Urban Outfitters
shoes-American Apparel
necklace-House of Harlow
rings-Verameat, Mr. Kate, Alexis Bittar 

I’m 18!

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If you follow me on Twitter you probably know that I’m back in California, two weeks early. FIT was not what I expected at all. It was like a day camp. I felt my IQ dropping in those classrooms, it was ridiculous. And in the whole three weeks, I wouldve only made one skirt…I can make a skirt in about two hours. And my other class consisted of collaging and the highlight of it was “visiting the Prada store”. Uh..I can visit the Prada store whenever I want. All of this occurred on my birthday (July 9th) which was kind of a downer but I had a great time at Fig & Olive in the Meatpacking District and then saw Magic Mike. I did get a 75% refund from FIT and I wouldnt recommend anyone enroll in their precollege courses. I wouldve taken a college class but for some reason they wouldnt let me so I had gotten stuck with these remedial courses.

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I wanted an authentic birthday cake with sprinkles and everything. Honestly, Carlo’s Bakery’s cake wasnt all that great. The place was cool to visit though.

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Fig & Olive is definitely my favorite restaurant! If you ever get to go to any of the locations, you have to get the pot de creme, it’s the best dessert ever.

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The Book of Mormon was hilarious!
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dress-BCBG 
heels-Jeffrey Campbell

bodycon-Motel 
skirt-UO 
necklace-H&M 
shoes-Marc Jacobs 
bag-PS1 
cuff-asos

Im honestly so glad to be home. I got back Saturday and havent left my house since. The subway sucks and it was so humid and tiring. The New York City life style is so high stress and everyone I encountered was so rude. California gurl foreva<3


But the city was definitely fun to experience after so many years. Ive been a few times but I was young and with my parents. This time it was just my sister and I and it was fun being able to spend my birthday there.

New York City

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I landed in NYC on Thursday and it’s been a hectic few days. The weather is absolutely awful in July. Humid, hot, disgusting, and then it randomly rains on you. Due to this, blog pictures weren’t at the top of my priority list. But today the weather was a tad calmer. We went to some small shops in Hoboken and got off at this cool train station, so I decided to have my sister take some photos of my outfit. I’ve noticed that a lot of girls in NYC/NJ revolve their outfits around labels. Mostly everyone has a designer bag and a chiffon top on. Chiffon tops, tailored shorts, and strappy sandals are like the uniform of this region. Where’s the creativity in that? 
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I’m sporting the California look with the tied up top and cut off, tie dyed skirt. Skirts and shorts are the only option in this weather. 
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Carlo’s Bake Shop from Cake Boss!

I start classes at FIT tomorrow, FINALLY! I’m also headed to SoHo this week, stay tuned.
Oh and, eeeeeep it’s my birthday tomorrow! Finally 18.

top-Black Label Boutique
skirt-Urban Outfitters
necklace-Chic Wish
shoes-Top Shop
watch-Michael Kors
handbag-PS1

Fifty Shades of White

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See what I did there with the title? Heheh. As a contrast to the crazy things I usually wear, I wanted to tone it down today. Both the top and the bottom are from Pins and Needles at Urban. I bought them both for $9.99 each but I found out later that the cami is $4.99 online. Urban has had some great pieces lately. Anywho, there were a ton of sales yesterday (Verameat, The Pokey Hat, Solestruck, and Motel Rocks) because apparently it was “national splurge day” which is something I’ve never even heard of…but hey, I’m not complaining! 
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I always feel the need to pair leopard with red so I went for this deep red lip. I used a lip stain by Smashbox in the color “sangria”. The stain itself is super drying and I was hoping it was more of a light tint but with the tinted lip balm, it’s actually a really nice lip color. Oh and my hair’s tucked into my blazer ’cause I’m super trendy and runway aware like that. 
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I picked up a few make up things while in Roseville the other day. I have Lime Crime’s “Cosmopop” but I’m not a fan of how it looks on my skin tone so I got this deeper tangerine shade by MAC called “Morange”. I also picked up another Hourglass liquid liner. I’ve tried so many liquid liners and this is definitely my favorite. It’s hard to use at first because it has such a fine tip but with practice it’s definitely worth it. The Bobbi Brown didn’t last me very long along with the Urban Decay and Kat Von D liquid liners. I like how this one has more of a matte finish and doesn’t flake. Lastly, I got MAC’s lip conditioner. I usually use Vaseline lip therapy but with lipsticks and stains, this Shea butter product is definitely a better choice. 


top, skirt, urban outfitters; blazer, lf store; shoes, zara/diy; watch, michael kors




P.S. I’m incredibly excited to get my hair done at the Butterfly Studio in NYC next month, I’m thinking about going a tad shorter.

Denim on Denim

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I never thought I’d do the whole denim on denim thing or wear a bindi with “Western” clothing. But hey, don’t knock it till ya try it, right? I liked this little experiment but I did feel grungier than usual. I wore this to the mall in Roseville today (which is amazing, by the way!) and got a few compliments and a few glares from old ladies. I guess the bindi is a little too out there for some. 
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New glitter jelly shoes from Top Shop! The sizing is really weird. I usually get a 9 so I decided to size up and get the 9.5 but I probably should’ve gone with the 8.5. These shoes are really cute but definitely not good for walking because your feet get all sweaty and blistery and yeah, I won’t go into further detail…
tops, urban outfitters; skirt, american apparel; necklace, h&m; shoes, top shop
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I styled my sister today! It was my way of proving to her that I can be “classy” and “refined”. I obviously know how to dress that way, B.P./Nordstrom/H&M-esque, but I choose not to. It’s slightly boring to me. Why wear what you know when you can take risks?
The thinnest part of a woman’s body is the upper midriff. I decided to accentuate that with the tight crop top and high waisted skirt. The red lip to keep things interesting and gold jewelry to match the gold hardware on her purse. 
FYI: taupe and beige are my favorite colors for bags as of late. 
top, american apparel; skirt, f21; necklace, h&m; purse, chanel

Trend Watch: Butterfly/Food/Pink

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I just bought this body con from Singer22.com. It’s also available at MotelRocks.com with a lovely shipping price that exceeds $30. I’m obsessed with butterfly print. I first saw it on a pair of tights on Tumblr but I could never find it anywhere on ShopStyle.com. So now that it’s been a few months, it’s available everywhere. But this dress happens to be the cheapest and cutest form of butterfly print I could find.
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Food prints. Either you were perplexed or mesmerized by Dolce and Gabbana’s spring 2012 collection. Personally, I loved the vegetable prints. Juxtaposed with the modest hemlines, it was like the attire of the women in Mad Men but with a little modernity. I found two similar skirts with this banana print but unfortunately the vegetable print hasn’t caught on with regular stores. The top is the cheaper option from StyleNanda.com for about $32 and the bottom, from WeLoveFairground.com, is a tad longer but also more expensive at around $62.
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Probably my favorite trend lately would be the pink blazer. I’ve mentioned it a few posts ago when I saw stars donning it on the sets of shows such as 90210 and Gossip Girl. Paired with pink capri pants and a silver headband, this would be the ideal cute-sy work outfit. Since I’m just a teenager, I’d wear it to class just for fun since I like playing dress up. This blazer that’s on sale from Calvin Klein does have matching pants but there are cheaper options available. What I’m looking for in a blazer is structure. The flimsy cheap ones from Urban Outfitters or Forever 21 just won’t convey the same look.

Other: I feel myself drifting towards “beach print” and cheesy 90s tops like this one. I haven’t found anything worth buying yet, but I’ll keep ya posted.

P.S. why the heck would anyone in their right mind create this “shirt”? Does it even qualify as a shirt?