3.26.2015

DOWNTOWN

All Saints Balfern Jacket, PacSun shorts, Zara studded boots, Karen Walker Anytime Sunglasses in tortoise
All Saints Balfern Jacket, PacSun shorts, Zara studded boots, Karen Walker Anytime Sunglasses in tortoise
All Saints Balfern Jacket, PacSun shorts, Zara studded boots, Karen Walker Anytime Sunglasses in tortoise
All Saints Balfern Jacket, PacSun shorts, Zara studded boots, Karen Walker Anytime Sunglasses in tortoise

All Saints Moto Jacket, shorts c/o PacSun, Karen Walker Anytime Sunglasses in Tortoise, Zara Studded Boots

Quick snaps I took for something I'm working on with PacSun! For those of you with attention to detail, you've noticed that my outfit photos on the blog have had slight (okay, major) differences... my DSLR is in the shop for repairs and I've had to resort to iPhone photos T_T Although I miss it (her?) terribly, my camera will soon be shipped back, which will mark the comeback of my usual #OOTD programming.

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3.24.2015

BEDROOM TOUR



Above is my bedroom tour! Not unexpectedly, the only time I got it as clean as I'd like is right before moving out. And it's still not immaculate, but it's a pretty good representation of my room :) Besides living in Long Beach in college, I've spent the majority of my life in this always-comforting-and-welcoming room. Also not unexpectedly, an apartment tour of my new place will follow.

I also want to mention this company that's super grown on me. Vain Pursuits is a skincare line that is catered to your needs, expectations, and likings to a friggin' T, using all-natural ingredients. I answered a detailed questionnaire about my skin, its habits & mine, and even what my favorite scents were. I ended up with a triple powerhouse of natural skincare products just for me. With the bottles came personalized explanations of the whats/hows/whys of each tonic. And importantly, they're 100% cruelty-free. You can try out your own Vain Collection for only $25 with the code JOELLENVAIN1MTH, or get 1 month free out of your 3-month plan when you use JOELLENVAIN.

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3.19.2015

RED BEAN

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Bean Embroidery Twin Set c/o The WhitePepper, Nasty Gal Fur Scarf, Coat c/o Missguided, Zara Boots

Finally, the last installment to my NYFW posts. Today is #TBT, so makes sense, right? I wore a matching set by The WhitePepper which consisted of a long sleeve top and midi skirt, perfect for the snowy atmosphere. I must also mention it features embroidered red beans floating about. After crying all morning because I missed my visit to the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem (a two hour train ride + an additional hour by taxi) to visit the wolf I adopted, Nakai, we headed to One World Trade Center to have a grand tour of the Teen Vogue headquarters on Condé Nast's floor. My instagram post features pretty much the best view of the city. We finished the night at the Nanette Lepore after party, and finished that at the designer's beautiful home. Also pictured, her evil puppy I couldn't stop snapchatting.

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3.12.2015

TO-DO LYST

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Helmut Lang Asymmetric Bra c/o Lyst 

So stoked on getting my hands on the Asymmetric bra by Helmut Lang. This one easily made it to the top of my favorites list--it's super comfy, multi-functional, and I don't have to wear a completely sheer shirt in public to let it peek out. I used Lyst.com for easy shopping; they had all my favorite designers and e-tailers, so I was able to use the same search criteria across multiple brands without having a million tabs open, you know, when they get so small there are no longer letters on them. Looking forward to my Spring shopping on Lyst this season!

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3.07.2015

1 2 CHECK

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Square Print Jumpsuit c/o The WhitePepper, Oversized Classic Trench Coat c/o The WhitePepper, vintage Coach backpack, YRU Clueless boots c/o Zooshoo

Photos by Alyssa

Day three of NYFW, I was much more prepared. I triple-layered up and topped it off with some amazingly comfortable pieces from The WhitePepper. I've had a serious brand crush on them since they first contacted me over a year ago. Their aesthetic is very cute, clean, quirky, and witty. Anyways, this day I recall trying ramen for the first time! My friends all found is astonishing that I haven't tried it, but I have to admit that when you don't eat meat, veggie soup isn't the first thing you crave. 

I hung out with Chris most of the day and went to see Skin Graft's show (spotted Whoopie Goldberg and Miss Jay, lol), then went to a happy hour with Mode Media, my amazing youtube partners. Lastly, we went to see A Place to Bury Strangers at the Williamsburg Music Hall as an early celebration for Chris' bday.

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3.03.2015

NYFW AW15 DAY 1

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Nasty Gal Forte Dress, Zara long coat, Rag & Bone Mini Pilot Bag c/o Shopbop, Topshop Fur Hat, Wolford tights, vintage boots

I survived another winter in New York! After braving the cold for the first time last year, I prepared better mentally and apparel-ly. I wasn't too ambitious and hit the bigger shows for day 1, Tommy Hilfiger and Vivienne Tam. And because it's me, my check-in bag was inevitably delayed, leaving me with bare legs and and sock-less tennis shoes the first half of the day. Luckily with the help of my fashion week roomies Alyssa and Eugenie, I wasn't without a jacket and gloves. The above photos are after my bags arrived, and do take note of the photos without my jacket in freezing temperatures--the struggle to show you the structure of my dress was real.

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Acne Studios in Soho

With the help of Chris, I'm finally able to present some nightlife photos. I'm not always home at 1am writing blog posts, I promise. Enjoy pics of my awkward dancing and cute friends being cute. Not pictured: my naked ass on the porcelain god (that photo actually exists.. don't wear rompers in the snow), and me falling on the ice, hard. I still have the bruises on my hip and elbows.
Andria, Amy, Dani & Bianca, Coco

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3.01.2015

THREE SIX OOHH

HP x360
(Laptop mode)

I'm not entirely sure about you guys, but Netflix and streaming videos have successfully weaved their way into my life to the extent that I couldn't imagine not being able to just relax at home with some good ole binge-watching. So when HP reached out to me to share their new x360 laptop in its unique 4 modes, I knew I had to dish on some video favorites. In teaming up for my HP collab, I was asked to choose 4 favorites of anything--so, I present to you my personal Netflix picks for 4 different but very common situations. (Pssst... this post also serves as a quick glimpse into the new loft!)
First up, study time or working from home (shown above). In keeping with the scholarly theme, I chose the documentary The Punk Singer, available on Netflix. If you're into Le Tigre or anything grrrrl-related, you'll really dig this one. And if you happen to be writing a thesis on gender inequality, this will really get those fingers typing.

HP x360
(Tent mode)

Me time. This is the ultimate relaxation time, perfect for some easy viewing. If you've seen the Friends series so many times you can play each episode in your head, it may be time for a sit-com rotation. Don't Trust the B---- in Room 23 is my go-to for silly laughs, "wtf"s, and googly eyes at Kristen Ritter. That woman has charm pouring out of her, even when her character's nickname is Tall Slut No Panties.

HP x360
(Stand mode) 

Getting ready. Nothing better than having a cult classic playing on your bed while getting ready, and a cult flick jammed with fashion inspo, no less. Pull up Ghost World for this sitch and welcome in your new outfit pairing creativity.

HP x360 
(Tablet mode)

Last but not least, date night. Homebodies unite with a movie night in. But that doesn't mean he or she can skip on the flowers! Nothing's more romantic that Baz Luhmann's rendition of Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet. Don't know what the hell they're saying? Me neither, 8th grade lit. was a while ago, but luckily staring into Leo's eyes doesn't require speaking in iambic pentameter.
Before I part, also wanted to give a heads up that HP is following along Meghan Trainor's That Bass Tour and covering the madness in captivating episodes, followed by user-generated content for a completely raw perspective. Sweet!

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