HITCH HIKER

Obey jacket // Zara linen tee // RVCA jeans // Acne boots

One of my favorite combos is all black with one brown item (same for black and navy). It's an easy way to incorporate color for those of us who have 80% black wardrobes. And speaking of the brown (which is actually caramel), this jacket is real suede and under $200. Now I just need it in black.

TERREX

Zara coat // Equipment sweater // Alexander Wang trousers // Adidas x Raf Simons shoes

I'm really loving the gloomy weather this week. There was a time when I hated any degree higher than the one where I could just wear a tshirt and jeans and be perfectly comfortable (which is usually around 76). Now the minute it dips into the 60s I reach for full on winter coats, just cause...when else can I?

On the topic of mens shoes (see below post), I managed to reverse squeeze my feet into these Adidas x Raf Simons. That's what thick socks are for. The colors are ugly and obnoxious in the most perfect way - something about burgundy/navy combos that just gets me. Shout out to Solestruck Mens for stocking the small sizes!

BLUE SKIES

T by Alexander Wang tee // Zara overalls // vintage flannel // CÉLINE sandals // CÉLINE bracelet

The weather has been so nice this week. A tiny bit chilly, but with full California sunshine. I hate to be indoors when the weather starts enticing me like this. But at least I finally have a new shooting situation, so you might see a lot more of this backdrop in the future. Better than nothing?

BEARFOOT

Zara blouse // vintage scarf // J Brand jeans // Céline furry sandals

I know. I know. They're the ugliest, most confusing shoes ever. Precisely why I like them? Surprisingly not as suffocating as you'd think either. At least not any more than any of the boots I'd be wearing otherwise. There is much to be said about toe ventilation. 

And I leave you with a photo of Albert Einstein also sitting on steps also wearing furry slippers. Deep.

SUPER DUPER

Supermuse jacket // Zara linen tee // vintage Levi's // Adidas Superstars

I crawl out of bed at the last possible minute every weekday morning, usually ending up in head-to-toe black (cause when you're bleary eyed there's no time for color coordinating). So on the weekends I like to sometimes put on a zoot suit. JAY KAY. Not, I repeat, not. a. zoot. suit. Back to an important topic though - why am I so preoccupied with pinstripes these days? Someone please explain. 140 characters or less. Go.

BREVITY

Zara crepe tank // Mango leather sweatpants // Brook&Lyn necklace // Dries Van Noten boots // Loeffler Randall bag

The weather has been fickle in LA lately. All last week it was cold and overcast and then there would be a break in the clouds and intermittent sun. You have to stay on top of it though, or else you miss the warmth and the chance to go jacketless. I feel like the older I get the more bashful I am about showing skin. I'm turning into my mom? I guess I should enjoy tanks while I can.

GRATHIAS BARTHELONA

So...the secret reason I went to Barcelona recently was to shoot for Zara's Spring PEOPLE! campaign. It was a really intense short trip, but so exciting. Now that the campaign is up, I can finally share with you some of my own photos from Barcelona. Which I will now and forever call Barthelona.
1 // view outside my hotel window, Barcelona is such a beautiful city
2 // dinner the first night after a day of fittings; with Giulia, Pernille and Phil
3 // my exhaustion best represented by Anne's face
4 // shooting by the water
5 // "b" for Barthelona
6 // overcast but still such a nice day
7 // so many things to take in
8 // Phil and Giulia
9 // need to go back for some Hot & Crusty
10 // scheming how to sneak this look home
11 // wardrobe

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.

EASTER SUNDAY

CÉLINE blazer // Zara linen tee // Cheap Monday jeans // Sigerson Morrison boots

I'm not really much of a holiday dresser. If anything I tend to do the opposite of what's expected. If it's booty short occasion, I'll do leather pants. If it's a dress occasion, I'll do a suit. But today I felt like getting into the Easter groove. Maybe cause it's a family day? I don't actually own anything pastel, but I did have this jacket, which is a rare floral piece in my closet. Close enough right?

SXSW

DAY 1
vintage Sepultura tee // vintage Wrangler denim shirt // Ksubi jeans // Timberland boots // Issey Miyake Pleats Please bag

DAY 2
Balenciaga muscle tee // vintage flannel // Ksubi jeans // Sigerson Morrison boots

DAY 3
Zara top // vintage flannel // Ksubi jeans // Timberland boots // Céline bag
top, middle photo by Bobby // bottom photo by Koo

I've been here at SXSW in Austin, TX for work since Wednesday. Somehow I've managed to be in bed 11pm every night despite all heckling and cajoling from coworkers. The days have been hot and the nights have been dark, not the best conditions for picture-taking. But thank god I'm traveling with photographers or at least running into them on the street. Here's what I'm wearing in case you're wondering. I'm a super light packer, so you'll notice yes I'm wearing repeats (that's what Febreeze is for). And thanks to the people who've said hello, sorry for the awkwardness, I'm shy.

WEEKEND WEAR

Zara coat // J Crew cashmere sweater // Ksubi jeans // STOP IT RIGHT NOW + Brook&Lyn scarf // Sigerson Morrison boots // Loeffler Randall bag

When you take out your camera to finally catch up on an outfit post and realize you left the battery at work. Thank goodness for camera phones (and Photoshop).

And looking at these photos now, I guess this is a pretty accurate depiction of California winter wear. We're lucky, I know.

GOLD STANDARD


J Brand jeans // vintage parka // Zara linen tee // Chloe boots // UO beanie

It's pomegranate season at Pinkberry so my yogurt intake will be up exponentially in the coming month. And now that you are caught up on my food goings on, we need to discuss these jeans (thank you J Brand!). They make me feel so fancy. Regal almost - which is not an easy feat, considering my upper look is verging on street urchin. They're covered in this gold brocade flocking that is bringing me out of my minimal loving ways of recent. 

Flocking is one of those words I love, but so rarely get to use. Flock. Flocker. Flocking flock.

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.

THOUGHTLESS DRESSING


Zara jumpsuit // CÉLINE platforms

I'm a bit OCD about packing for trips (amongst a million other things). It's almost like I try to outdo myself each time by packing less and less. Black is obviously my go-to for travelwear since it requires the least amount of coordination and/or thought. But this time I took it another level - one piece dressing.

I had been on the lookout for a shapeless relaxed jumpsuit for some time and a last minute trip to Zara yielded this find (alternatives here, here, and here). I saw it hanging sack-like, without it's intended belt and immediately recognized the potential for minimal summer dressing. Took the original lace off as soon as I got home and replaced it with leather. It was the perfect thing to pack for NY with easy day to night transitioning. 

Laziness at it's finest.