CATCHING UP

Veda Castor vest // H&M sweater // J Brand jeans // Balenciaga boots

Still waiting for the weather to make up its mind. Clearly this isn't from this weekend, when I was wearing 60% less clothing in the 100˚ oppressive heat. Nope, this is from the weekend before when it was dark and rainy. A little too extreme if you ask me. Waking up and checking the weather report has become too much of a thing.

WALK DOWN TO

Zara overalls and linen tee // Acne denim jacket // Balenciaga boots // Céline bag // Rayban sunglasses

Just got back from a whirlwind trip to Barcelona. Two days of travel and two days of work are kind of insane for going abroad; it's left me pretty much in sloth mode. I have little faith in my body to withstand such a second time. Nonetheless it was an exciting experience, made only doubly exciting by being in the motherland of Zara. I was able to finally pick up a decently affordable pair of real leather overalls (that I think I actually like better than all the rest). I don't think they're available in the US just yet, but I'd keep my eyes peeled. Too good a steal to pass up.

POM MOM


Reformation tank // Zara pants // Balenciaga boots // CÉLINE bracelet

I don't know if it's the perfectionist in me or the creative in me that strives for a certain aesthetic level in the things I put out - be it my real life work or these here blog posts. Isn't it natural to keep wanting to progress? Well I fell into this cycle of pushing myself to do better and better posts and so would only publish outfits or photography that seemed worthwhile. The truth is, I dress the same most days so that boring repetition seemed to serve progressively less and less a purpose here. But I had to remind myself that this is for me. I'm not trying to impress anyone. The more I approached it as a project to overcome, the more it felt like a job. It's always been an accurate representation of me, but lately the more polished parts. I'm just going to take it back to a more balanced peek into my life. Boring days and all.

90% all black days. 100% Pom days.

SOLVANG


3.1 Phillip lim jacket // H&M dress // Versace sunglasses // Balenciaga boots // Givenchy bag

The great thing about California is that there are all these little pockets of visual variances just a few hours drive away. I chalk it up to the weather being friendly and attracting all kinds of cultures who set up shop here. Solvang is one of my favorite random spots in this great state that never fails to make me feel like a kid again. It's kind of like a Danish Disneyland for adults. Grab a pretzel, look at some porcelain tchotchkes, and be back home in time for dinner. Perfect for a quick holiday trip.

Side note: that last photo was taken with an iPhone. Kinda nice if I do say so myself. As bad as I can get at blogging regularly, I kind of rule at updating my Instagram. Sad for my personal life, but good for you guys if you need a quick peak here and there. I'm @stopitrightnow, duh.

Also, HOLY SHIT I'M WEARING A DRESS. Take it in, I know.

SHEARLING

my brain can't wrap itself around fashion and/or all the fall 10 shows at the moment, but what does stand out for me are the shearling jackets. i love shearling lined anything - leather jackets, aviator jackets, denim jackets - even Snuggle, because he looks like shearling.
the left two are from the much talked about Burberry Prorsum show and the right is Helmut Lang, which looks the most wearable to me. I have an aversion towards really heavy jackets and things that come up on my neck. Part claustrophobia and part it-just-makes-me-tired-carrying-something-heavy-on-my-shoulders-all-damn-day.
The most ideal, perfect-in-every-way, wouldn't-change-a-thing, jacket. Balenciaga Fall 2004 RTW show.

this Balenciaga jacket recently caught my eye on Ebay...