9.30.2014

SPAIN TRAVEL GUIDE

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In the whirl of excitement brewing for my trip to Spain in a little over a week, I put together a quick travel guide for daytime adventures. Some highlights? I've gone through my fair share of portable chargers, and the only one that has come close to my InfoTainment is this Lumsing power bank. Its minimal design takes the cake in comparison to my previously giant candy-apple bulkiness. Better Than Sex mascara by Too Faced is my favorite and has actually replaced my wearing falsies... I'm so glad I put that chapter in my life back on the shelf. The Instax Mini 90 is ze best as I mentioned in my What's In My Bag video, and as you probably know, Rag & Bone hats can do no wrong. And this trip would not be possible without my lipstick-shaped pepper spray. Scope the rest of the goodies: 

Rag & Bone fedora // Too Faced Mascara // Evian Mineral Spray // The Row Sunglasses // Marc by Marc Jacobs iPhone 5 Case // CHANEL nail lacquer // Meli Mello backpack // Lumsing power bank // Instax Mini 90 // Luv Aj rings // Theory shirtdress // MSGM loafers // lipstick pepper spray

And if any of you are in Spain, feel free to email or comment to work together, have a meetup, or have any suggestions of what I MUST see!
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9.26.2014

LUV U 2 PIZZAS

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Luv U 2 Pizzas tee c/o Young Romantics, One Teaspoon Shorts & Wildfox Le Femme Sunglasses at Shopbop, Can U Not Midnight Soul Platforms

Pizzas + Puns = Perfect tee (and one heaping portion of alliteration)

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9.25.2014

Must-Do or Taboo? Juice Cleanse


My third challenge for the “Must-Do or Taboo?” series was a challenge indeed! Juice cleansing--a detox period where one remains on a strict regimen of assigned juices and avoids solid foods completely--has had a recent spike in popularity, mostly due to rumors of rapid weight loss combined with appealing packaging and strategic Internet marketing. Because of this, many have deemed juice cleanses to be taboo, tossing them into the fad diets pile.

I LOVE food (solid food!), and who doesn’t, but I’m also interested in health awareness and what we put into our bodies, so I did some research of my own. While reading up on ingredients and the goals and outcomes of juice cleanses, I detected a rather clear distinction between these cleanses and fad diets (which I would never suggest). Ultimately, I came to the conclusion that I would test the waters of this taboo and dip my toe into the cleanse world with a one-day juice cleanse!

For this challenge, I decided a cleanse that contained mostly greens was the way to go. Based on the background information the company provided for each level of cleanse, I went with the intermediate one. Although I’ve never tried juicing, I fit the profile, as I’ve been a vegetarian/pescatarian since seventh grade and avoid heavy dairy foods. I did three days of prep, which wasn’t too hard for me considering I was a little under the weather and hadn’t been eating much anyway. Fruits and veggies were key.

On the day of the cleanse, I was ready! Each juice was delicious, and I was able to drink my favorite herbal teas in-between. By the evening, I wasn’t hungry, but did miss the sensation of chewing. The final juice made me forget all about it — it was a delicious cashew vanilla juice that tasted as good as a milkshake! Before I make my final ruling, however, I must make a disclaimer that juice cleanses are not for the faint of heart! There are preparations both before and after the cleanse that are necessary for it to be effective. With that being said, juice cleanses are great to try if you're committed and in the condition to do so. I’m so glad I tried it, and officially rule it a personal must-do! I would absolutely try the three-day cleanse, but would not go further than that by attempting the five-day or seven-day cleanses.

In the larger scheme of things, it may not be for everyone, but there are juice brands that supply outside the scheduled cleanses that are excellent replacements for, say, coffee, milk or processed juices.

Cleansing was definitely an eye-opening experience. Besides making me appreciate food so much more, I felt a sense of clarity that is most likely similar to the clarity achieved while fasting. I felt completely in control of what was entering my body, rather than scarfing down nonsensical preservatives and additives. It was actually quite empowering, not only as a consumer but also as a woman, to use natural remedies to cleanse my system and aura. I got to choose my own route and be informed about each organic and earth-derived ingredient. The confidence I gained was something I’ll be holding on to.

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9.23.2014

#FALLFIVE: MY PICKS

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Outfit 1: Nordstom BP cardigan, white button-up, faux leather shorts, vtg backpack, Hanes sheer tights,  PANDORA rings - Autumn Rings Collection
Outfit 2: Muscle crop tee, Hudson jeans, SOREL Medina II Boot

For this post, I styled my Fall Five (favorite fall picks) into two looks that are Autumn-ready--one for cooler days, and one for the rouge warm days we get here in SoCal. And BONUS! You can get a chance to score and win these pieces by SOREL, Hudson Jeans, Pandora Jewelry, Nordstrom BP, & Hanes Hosiery by checking out my instagram post. More details here: http://teenvogue.com/fallfivesweeps

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9.22.2014

NYFW: THE FINAL DAYS

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Outfit 1: Rag & Bone Daytona Top at Shopbop, vintage Camilla Tartan Midi Skirt, Vinyl moto jacket c/o Missguided, Midnight Soul Platforms

My last two days in New York were bittersweet: connected with new friends and bloggers as the week came to a close, visited with old friends (Hi, Dahni!), scoped impeccable menswear collections at Milk Studios; but after five days I was really missing my puppy. Cross your fingers for my 10-day vacation to Spain next month!

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Outfit 2: vintage Davey Jones Blouse, cut-off shorts, Chanel purse & loafers
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Amy & Madeline // The usuals + Dahni

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Back to best coast 

DSLR photos by Bri Elledge, Ryan Chua

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9.18.2014

NYFW DAY DUECE

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Karen Walker Anytime SunglassesHearts & Bows Anna Stripe Top c/o Ark clothing; vintage skirt, shoes, and belt; Chanel quilted chain purse, Marc by Marc Jacobs Amy Watch in rose gold

Fashion week day 2 can be characterized as getting pseudo-cornrows (but loved them!) at the Nylon Mag lounge in meatpacking, covering backstage at Misha Nonoo, a LOT of walking, and eating tamago on the train to see Lil Kim.

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