11.30.2016

CHAMELEON



Hiiii. Seriously, so sorry it's been so long. (To whom am I saying sorry? Myself, probably.) So much has been going on. The tragic "victory" of our current president elect *barff*; my day job, Nasty Gal, filing for bankruptcy, the holidays in general, planning a huge birthday trip, attempts to maintain a normal social life, and everything that comes with. That being said, I'm on my way back to posting regularly on the b00btube again (!!!), with my last video being a Halloween tutorial that actually contains one of my favorite makeup looks ever, and it can totally be worn any time of the year. Check it out above & subscribe to my channel for more.

xoxo

10.31.2016

RESTORATION ROOFTOP

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Joe's Jeans The Olivia c/o Zappos, Steve Madden Webster c/o Zappos, repurposed mesh tank, vintage Coach backpack and cardigan

The downside of rainy days: frizzy hair, when your dog gets wet, no farmers market. The upside: Perfectly diffused light for photos, neck-and-neck with dare I say, the 5 o'clock golden hour. I took advantage of the pause in precipitation to snap my favorite duo as of late: my Olivia cropped jeans and Webster boots. The fit of these jeans is a first for me: mid-rise, cropped flare, and delicate distressing at the knee. The height of the shaft of my boots hits in just the right spot, while still allowing my characteristically sparkly and/or pastel socks to peek out (in this case, gold lurex). Both are from Zappos, whom I can always trust to have unmatchable customer service, a 1-year return policy, and huge range of style selections to choose from.

xoxo

10.25.2016

SHARPEST TULLE IN THE SHED

Hudson flared jeans, sheer lace tulle top
Hudson flared jeans, sheer lace tulle top
Hudson flared jeans, sheer lace tulle top
Hudson flared jeans, sheer lace tulle top
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Hudson Jodi High Waist Flare Jeans c/o Zappos, Vagabond boots, vintage Coach backpack

Temps are finally dropping in SoCal (kind of), so I paired this super extra-but-amazing sheer tulle top with sleek flared denim by Hudson. Because of the intricate lace neckline and my standout red boots, I had somewhat of rodeo clown in the desert vibe but I'm 100^% OK with the result. Love that I was able to experiment with a different jean silhouette--flared leg (I'm usually a skinny high waist or full-blown mom jean)--with the reassurance of Zappos' 1-year return policy and superb customer service. Thanks, dudes!

xoxo

10.21.2016

I WILL SURVIVE

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DAY 2

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FYF Saves the Day
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Judy Elle, Joellen Lu, Andria Kay, Jenn Im

Finally rounded up my photos from FYF this year--it took a bit because I held off on posting until my film shots from my new bb Yashica were developed. Favorite performances included Kendrick, Explosions in the Sky, and Grace Jones. For nostalgia's sake, Saves the Day's Stay What You Are live was at the top of my list, but I'm not a fan of the new voice change; I wish he performed it as it was on the original album.

And because for some of us, festival "season" is actually a year-round escapade (I just got back from Desert Daze in Joshua Tree last weekend and heading to Beach Goth in Costa Mesa tomorrow), here's my:

FESTIVAL SURVIVAL GUIDE

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Fjallraven Kanken Mini, Yashica T4, Coach wallet

A sturdy backpack and reliable film camera are at the root of every strong festival kit.

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Acne sunglasses, pepper spray, lighter, hand sani, Balm dotcom c/o Glossier, Too Faced pressed powder

Protect yourself: your eyes from the sun, your safety with pepper spray from any fuckbois, your hands from impromptu potty stops, your lips from the dry winds, and your T-zone from light-reflecting shine

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frizz tamer c/o label.msunscreen oil c/o Supergoop, bandaids, fav. perfume sample (right now it's Replica Jazz Club), Polaroid cube+ action cam // tampons c/o LOLA

Some personal items that I always keep on my person include sunscreen (I love this easy-to-apply oil from Supergoop) and these LOLA tampons are amaze: they're part of a subscription service that you can customize with each delivery, the brand is cruelty-free, the tampons are organic, and it's owned by WOMEN.

Festival survival kit
rag & bone flask, iPhone charger c/o Happy Plugs, marble portable charger c/o UO, cord taco c/o This Is Ground

Lastly are the lifesavers. Because drinks are too damn expensive, and you can't afford to have a dead phone while a special guest runs onto the stage.

xoxo

10.13.2016

PATCHED UP

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Look 1: Reformation dress, Dolce Vita Jesse c/o Zappos, vintage Guess bag


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Look 2: Top c/o Never Fully Dressed, American Apparel Easy Jean, Dolce Vita Saylor c/o Zappos, vintage Guess bag

One of my favorite festivities that will never grow old (err.. I’ll never grow too old for) is the pumpkin patch. Whether I walk out with a pumpk of my own or empty handed, I just love the event; it’s somewhat of a nostalgic initiation of the changing seasons for me. (However, I of course do not condone the use of petting zoos!) This year I teamed up one of my favorite trends, the PJ blouse, with skinnies and these super comfy Dolce Vita Saylor boots from Zappos. And to demo the versatility of their boots, I wore another of my favorite pairs, the Dolce Vita Jesse, with a less casual outfit—a star print and heavily cut out dress by Reformation. Zappos has hands-down been one of my favorite go-to spots for so many things, both for myself and for gifts! They have a whopping 1-year return policy, free shipping & returns, and their customer service is top-notch, which you know by now is v rare in our current ecommerce-saturated world.

xoxo

10.04.2016

BLUEBERRY

Blue velvet boots, Citizens of Humanity Liya jeans, Building Block nude disc, Stone Cold Fox top
Citizens of Humanity Liya, Stone Cold Fox top, Tara boot c/o EGO, Building Block Disc

Somes blues, mustards, nudes, and browns.

xoxo

9.10.2016

TRANSITIONAL BEAUTY ROUTINE



It's that weird summer-to-fall transition. Here's what I put on my face!

SPF, FACE, and BROWS

Makeup routine tutorial
Makeup routine tutorial

I use Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery on my face before makeup, it's a broad spectrum sunscreen, moisturizer, and has anti-aging properties. I switch off between Coola's Makeup Setting Spray and Goldfaden MD Sun Visor; these are great for putting over makeup whenever that every-two-hours reapplication time comes up.

Makeup routine tutorial

For most days, it's Glossier's Perfecting Skin Tint because it's light and sheer. For slightly more coverage, I'll use Tarte's bb Tinted Moisturizer (and bonus, more SPF!) To spot treat and conceal, RMS's Un-cover Up is perfect, and it has slightly more yellow undertones for my Azn skin. // On my brows is Glossier's Boy Brow pomade in black, or I play around with Chosungah 22 Dong Gonn Minn Brow Maker if I want to lighten to brown.


EYES AND CHEEKS

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Makeup routine tutorial

I use Chosungah 22's Ink Jet Black Tatt Eyeliner because of the fat marker with pointed tip that gets the job done. Next, I line my water line with Colourpop's eyeliner in nude to make my eyes pop. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is my holy grail item, it has consistently performed better than all else. // I apply a swipe of Marc Jacobs Air Blush Soft Glow Duo followed by their Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator on the high parts of my cheeks, brow bones, inner eye corners, and cupid's bow. I then apply a small amount of Pixi Flawless Finishing Power in translucent only in the areas needed: around my nose, between brows, and under my eyes to set the concealer.


LIPS
Makeup routine tutorial
Makeup routine tutorial

Lastly is lips! For this time of the year I'm quite liking the use of dark and dramatic glosses. I love Grande Lips Hydrating Lip Plumper gloss--it not only has a tingly effect for immediate plumping, but also has ingredients to increase lip volume in the long term over time with regular use. I'm using this in their deep burgundy color Midnight Purple below, and alternate with Lust Red, their true red, and Colourpop's Ultra Glossy Lip in Wolfie, a rosy red with a gold metallic finish.

Makeup routine tutorial

Here's the final look! Now put stuff on your face, too.

xoxo