1.27.2016

WAVY, BREH

All Saints Balfern moto jacket, Reformation shorts, Maryam Nassir Zadeh Sophie Slides, The Broad Museum

All Saints moto jacket, vintage top & Coach backpack, Reformation shorts, Maryam Nassir Zadeh slides

A trip to the good 'ol (new) Broad Museum. 

The Broad Yayoi Kusama infinity room


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1.22.2016

ESSENCE OF OIL

Morrocanoil Argan Oil on frizzy wavy green hair
Morrocanoil Argan Oil on frizzy wavy green hair
Morrocanoil Argan Oil on frizzy wavy green hair
Morrocanoil Argan Oil on frizzy wavy green hair

My hair gets extremely frizzy out of the shower, but low-maintenance is practically in my DNA; blow dryers are just a thing I can get with. This is why I load up on products to air dry, and why their quality is so important. Paraben-ridden products are also not my thing. To add to the mix, my hair is bleached & green, so color-safety is also a priority. Moroccanoil is my savior. Their pure Argan oil-infused products permeate the hair with rich antioxidants, vitamin E, and other nutrients to not only manage the symptoms of my coarse hair but also nourish it. I've partnered with them to show you my routine!

Before I hop in the shower, I apply a few drop of the Dry Scalp Treatment because dry winters can strip moisture from both skin and also your head! After washing and rinsing, I apply the Intense Curl Cream, which happily replaced a drugstore brand that contained parabens. It controls the wave and frizzies without a nasty crunch. Lastly, I swipe the air-dried ends with Moroccanoil Treatment, which I reapply the next day on dry hair to tame fly-aways and wind/friction-sourced frizz. And as to not neglect my skin of this luxurious treatment, I slather on a small dallop of the Shimmering Body Oil.

Thanks to Moroccanoil for making my tresses silky, and for making this post possible!

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ACE IN THE ROOF

Ace Hotel DTLA Rooftop, leopard coat



Ace Hotel DTLA Rooftop, leopard coat

Malibu Stripe Flutter Dress c/o Spoildy, Bondie Stone sunnies c/o Sonix, gemstone tights, cowboy-inspired heel

Perfect hungover Sunday activities? The triple A's: stroll down Broadway and stop by Aesop for bath goods, window shop at Acne Studios, and finish off at the Ace Hotel rooftop. If you sneak your pup in your leopard coat, effectiveness increases exponentially. 

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1.19.2016

LUNAR

Moonglow Ring Jewelry Phases of the moon


Astrological Moon Phase Ring c/o Moonglow

Excited to share my divination essentials, with this Moon Phase Ring being the cornerstone. Moonglow allows you to select any date, and they'll customize your ring to the exact moon phase on that day; alternately, you can skip the day and pick which phase suits you best. Without hesitation, I chose my birthday, Dec. 11, which happened to be a full moon. This explains a lot! I use the above not so much for seeking knowledge, but more for aura-cleansing at my desk at work. (Unfortunately, lit candles are prohibited,  so it's kept on the DL.) I totally underestimated the effect it would have!
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1.16.2016

TWIGS

FKA Twigs Halloween Costume

FKA Twigs Halloween Costume
FKA Twigs Halloween Costume

American Apparel long sleeve mesh dress, United Nude thigh-high boots, bralette, necklace, vintage shorts

Although it's late, I had to share with you what is now one of my favorite costumes to date: FKA Twigs. I gathered statement pieces in shades of black, chunky hardware, and all the eyelash glue in my home for this one. Now if only I had the amount of rhythm she has in one of her pinkies.

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1.14.2016

THE 6IX

The 6ix in Toronto with Kastor & Pollux

The 6ix in Toronto with Kastor & Pollux

TOP// Coastal Bloom Slip Dress c/o MinkPink, customized Boom Boom Jacket c/o Vans Girls, vintage Versace scarf, The Row sunglasses
BOTTOM// Velvet Face Shirtdress c/o The Whitepepper, vintage hat, The Row sunglasses

Visited The good ol' 6ix for Dani's birthday and to be reunited to Alyssa and Bianca (finally). I feel like our bi-annual international stays together during fashion week aren't enough (and neither do they, apparently), so we made an event out of it. If you're a So-Cal weather-sensitive baby like me, but still want to experience actual seasons, November is a great month to visit! The air was crisp and delicately biting, but didn't deter me from leaving the house *ahem, NYFW in Feb.*

By the way, I have Alyssa to thank for my beautiful new blog navigation! I literally imagined my ideal nav. bag and made a mockup in photoshop and she MADE IT EXACTLY. Coding wizardry.

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1.07.2016

ALL HANDS

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Painted Paw Shirt c/o The WhitePepper, American Apparel Tennis Skirt, Opaque Tights c/o Wolford, Kara Small Backpack - Lavender

I've really grown to love my home--when you first move somewhere new, it's like getting to know a person, especially if it's a significant change from former habitations. There's a specific hour (no, not the Golden Hour) when light bounces off the walls, just perfectly diffused, and capturing it was an exciting challenge.

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1.03.2016

END OF THE YEAR FAVES

2015 end of the year Favorites


Happy 2016! Rounded up my favorites from the latter half of 2015.


ACCESSORIES
The Row Round Aviators // Acne sunnies // Kara backpack
SMK Foldover Clutch // Building Block bucket bag

HOUSEWARES
Seletti plate // Seletti mirror // Spirit Lamp candle
Copper tumbler // Group Partners Boobie planter

BEAUTY
Aunt Patty's Extra Virgin Coconut oil // Moonshine Hair Glitter
Rodin Hair Oil // Colourpop Cosmetics Minis

TV SERIES
Mr. Robot (USA Network)
American Horror Story (FX)
The X-Files (Netflix)

And if audio + visual is more your cup of tea...



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