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(vintage coat, RVCA dress, Forever 21 stirrup leggings, Sam Edelman boots, Givenchy bag)

I found this coat at my parent's house in their library where I have a totally uninvited rack of random clothes..I think I got it this past summer and forgot about it. Talk about merry reunion. I was almost as happy to discover it as I was three stacks of about 50 magazines on the desk in my old room..and here I was thinking all my subscriptions had run out.

gray haze

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(Forever 21 military jacket, Blue Notch scarf and jeans, Colin's Hanes wife beater, Elizabeth and James ring, Sam Edelman boots, Alexander Wang backpack)

Random conversational snippet..after Colin faux-threatened to desert me:

"I'm not wearing the best shoes to be dropped off on the side of the freeway."

Spent a gloriously gloomy day in Sonoma screwing around at a few wineries and finding Colin what is apparently the best beef jerky ever at Angelo's. Norcal = so pretty.

I get a lot of questions about the Elizabeth and James ring I wear all the time..I got it from Intermix's website back in October-ish. I don't see it on the site now, but it might still be available elsewhere.

the sun shines through

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Edited to add details, sorry! American Apparel mesh bodysuit and beanie, vintage belt, Hot Topic jeans, Givenchy bag, Marc by Marc boots that you can't see, vintage necklace.

Happy holidays, Merry Christmas, and thank you for a crazy, amazing year ;)

beach to the street

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(RVCA waffle knit sweater, Blue Notch pocket scarf, American Apparel cutoff shirt, Topshop shorts, secondhand leather stud belt, Bakers Boots, Jenny Yuen 'Gia' bag)

Can't let my silver shorts go to waste in the winter..

picks of the week

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(leather blazer, hooded leather zip-up jacket, striped tunic dress, silver lattice knit vest)

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(chunky graphic sweater, sequin collar slit blazer, tadashi corset blazer)

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(suspender dress, oversized buffalo check sweater, gold metallic cardigan dress)

leo

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(secondhand shirt, Hot Topic jeans, vintage collar and cuff, Sam Edelman boots..with the harness..I kind of love it)

The store's going to be empty till Monday but I'm working on a really great update..think leather blazer, Tadashi corset jacket, the perfect slouchy gold dress, and a chunky sweater to rival the one I wore a couple weeks ago in Julien..basically, a bunch of stuff I don't want to let go.

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I've been mindlessly staring at these wedges on Yoox for the past five minutes..how long do they make Han's legs look? Nude patent is a magical thing.

mesh webs

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(vintage dress, H&M tights, Sam Edelman boots)

It is pouring rain right now and I love it, as much as all of Socal can't drive when it's wet out. Here's what I wore yesterday, craziest vintage sweater dress ever. I couldn't even believe this sequined/mesh spiderweb collar when I saw it.

I get a lot of questions and emails about if/how I wear this stuff out. It would be a pretty exhausting waste of time and effort if I didn't actually wear my clothes, wouldn't it? And as I always say, other people aren't dressing to please me and in turn I see no need to take them into account when dressing myself. I've actually never had a stranger negatively comment on anything I wear though, mainly people just remark on my shoes. I think you guys think people are a lot meaner than they really are? The internet, however..a whole different world.

Off to eat lobster mac and cheese with truffle oil at a restaurant Colin found, ohh am I excited. It's going to be really weird or really, really good.

wind chill

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(Alexander Wang thermal, vintage jacket, Forever 21 necklace, Sam Edelman boots)

Well winter blogging offically sucks, as soon as the days start getting longer again in a week things should pick back up. But ohhh man I love this thermal thing, which I couldn't get out of my head after seeing it in the resort collection months ago. So slouchy comfortable and sloppily me.

What I've been up to the past few days:

  • Went to see Third Eye Blind on Thursday, a band I will always love. I am obsessed with so many of their songs, but somehow hardly any of them are the main singles that come to mind. I was so, so happy to hear Motorcycle Drive-by and Slow Motion live. AND they played a few off their new album (after a million year hiatus??) coming out next spring and they were good..really good. Only then will the 90s officially be back. Ursa Major will be mine. Thank you for the tickets Matt ;)
  • I fiiinally got my roots taken care of on Friday, oh how I hate sitting in salons. I guess my hair looked horrifically light to some of you in the last post (which was actually pre-color), but hey as long as my mom doesn't disown me I think I'm good. Dyeing my hair does not mean I'm denying my Asian side..and if it does then about half of Tokyo is in trouble from what I've seen.
  • It was actually COLDish this weekend, Colin and I spent a good portion of it gathering potential firewood in alleys and treed areas and smugly sitting by a blazing hot fire. Good thing he's better at tearing up palettes than I am.
  • Getting excited about going up to SF soon to see the parents and brother. Plus I think I miss the place.

christmas wishes

Well honestly my family and friends hate buying me stuff (me? picky??) so I mostly end up getting cash from the family, which suits me just fine. Here's my really delusional wishlist.

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Eres by Repossi jewelry - God I love these pieces..I have an earring similar in concept but this one looks more secure and is so so good on.

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Frye Motorcycle Boot - I've been idiotically putting off buying these for years now and really need to just get it over with. My collection of flat anything is pitifully small. The fact that Colin has these and I see them lying around our place all the time just reminds me of this constantly.

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Bebe cage heel - Yet another pair of skanky heels. Honestly I was out this week and saw this extremely tanned cornrowed lady wearing these and fell in love. I asked her where she got them and...BEBE. Of course. Apparently I need to schedule routine stops there.

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Topshop leather shorts - I've posted these before but I love them that much. I tried a leather shorts search on eBay and the results scared me more than anything else so I'm going to be patient for this one.

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Alexander Wang SS09 - The perfect dress, the perfect sweater.

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Alexander Wang backpack - Because backpacks are the bluetooth of the bag world..my Chanel version has actually kind of changed my life.

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Past season Emma Cook - I don't really know what I would do with these but I kind of love them. Waterworld done right.

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Urban Outfitters Corset Bra - Actually I already have this but had to post it because I love it so much.

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American Apparel long sleeve u-neck - GENIUS.

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Silver chair - Because Colin and I are one random chair and some obnoxious lighting away from our dream living room.

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Capri Blue Volcano candle - Best overpriced candle ever.

(sources: elle, style, frenchieinteriors, zappos, shopbop)

booting up

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First off, I want to thank everyone who spent the time to make me a header, I had no idea that so many of you were so good at this stuff! So thank you for the emails, the links, and even taking the time to ask me for HQs hahah! Sad thing is I feel really horrible since it's nigh impossible to use them all :(

I (along with a few others) really like this one left anonymously, but another reader that prefers to remain anonymous as well emailed me a couple I really liked too..I promise to decide shortly, and thank you SO much again for all of your help!! I seriously suck at that stuff.

And at last I am united with my 06 Balenciaga knockoffs in my size...you know that feeling when you buy something that makes everything in your wardrobe ten times better? Yeah...and I was a little scared after reading reviews that they're vertiginous to an unbearable degree but I find them pretty walkable in reality. Maybe my existing collection has provided me with sufficient training for the holy grail of ankle boots?

But due to a little sizing confusion, I got a pair in a half size too large first, so I'll be putting them in the store tomorrow most likely..if you're a 7.5/8 you're in luck. These suckers run big.

(ETA: the listing for the boots is up..I think there was a little confusion - don't worry, the ones I'm wearing/keeping are a 7 and fit great..if you're a true 7.5 or a smallish 8 these should work perfectly for you..also up are the Topshop studded heel boots that are UGH too big for me why did they send me a 38 when I ordered a 7??)

And, of course, what I wore to test drive them..I'm leaving the quilted chain harness off of them for now, I'm still deciding which way I think they rule more.

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(Kain shirt, vintage faux fur jacket, Forever 21 macrame gloves, H&M necklace, Topshop patent leather skinnies, Sam Edelman boots)

beater

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(RVCA tank dress, Urbn cardigan and back seam tights, DIY studded Zara boots, Givenchy bag)

  • beach pigeons are seasoned warriors so brave they didn't even attempt to scatter when I stomped over - luckily I'm only a little terrified of birds
  • I've been living in this tank dress this weekend..the fact that it's pretty much just a slinkier version of a wife beater is very ideal for me (the top version)
  • the cardigan I ordered last week that's just the cozy piece I was looking for
  • if anyone wants to make me a rad new header I will love you forever
  • yesterday it was a magnificent 80 degrees so the look was a little more..bare


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(RVCA dress, Chloe boots)

denim update

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Hot Topic is henceforth my favorite place to buy jeans. Such a perfect fit, and $40 a pop? Mmmmmmk. And I think I'm entranced by that mutant silver zipper.

The only problem being that after I placed my order online, I had to call and verify my identity before they would ship it. Apparently they have a lot of kids going to town with their parent's credit cards? So funny. But seriously, no one should have to go without Twilight merchandise and fluffy black petticoats, right?

I am exhausted after a crazy day with Kristin and Colin working on something that we're all SO EXCITED about. Sleep has never sounded better.

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