winner winner!

vegan red patent newbury street portfolio handbag by jill milan

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I WON SOMETHING AGAIN!

Do you know Vilda Magazine?

If you don’t, you should check it out immediately.

Anyway, they had a giveaway for this amazing Jill Milan clutch, and guess who won… ME!

I can’t believe my luck! I even bought a lottery ticket today, just in case.

I’ve been drooling over this bag for ages, and soon it will be mine. I’m already dreaming up different ways to wear it!

Hopefully someday soon I’ll be able to get it together and pay it forward by hosting a giveaway on this blog.

Wish me luck with that!

vegan outfit featuring a Zara dress and jacket, Stella McCartney shoes and handbag, and a necklace by Heather Hawkins

Mixed

I could make 64,000 amazing outfits out of these 5 pieces.

If you’re wondering what to get me for my birthday- all of this, please.

I turn 31 years old in exactly one hour, and I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited to turn a year older. I have so much to say about it that I’ll probably make a separate birthday post, so stay tuned for that if you’re at all curious about the lady behind the outfits. I’m still trying to decide how much of my personal life I want to share on this page because I want to keep the focus on fashion, but fashion is personal so I’m kind of leaning towards sharing everything, but oh my goodness where will I find the time?!

GET THE LOOK: 

1. Short Sleeve Dress – Zara

2. Meridian Dagger Necklace – Heather Hawkins

3. Double Breasted Faux Leather Jacket – Zara

4. Snake Effect Faux Leather Sandals – Stella McCartney

5. Falabella Cross Body Bag – Stella McCartney

Vegan outfit featuring H&M dress, Topshop shoes and sunglasses, ModcCoth accessories, and a vegan handbag by Deux Lux

Festive

I’m pretty sure I’m the only person in the world Los Angeles who is not going to Coachella. Never been, and will probably never  go because now I’m probably too old to enjoy it anyway. Sad times.

If I were going, I would wear something like this. Note the lack of fringe, feathers, crochet, cutouts,  distressed denim, faux vintage band t-shirt, belly button, etc.

Get the look:

1. Preppy Metal Arm Sunglasses – Topshop

2. Through the Wire Headband – ModCloth

3. Terry Dress – H&M

4. Cinch You’ve Been Gone Belt – ModCloth

5. Sullivan Small Messenger – deux lux

6. Heavenly Two Part Wedges – Topshop

 

Obsess

pink faux leather jacket by Zara

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I NEED THIS.

That is all.

(p.s. I’m finally getting close to settling into a routine where I can blog more regularly and actually stay awake long enough to write coherent sentences to go along with the pictures that I post, so don’t give up on me yet, and stay tuned if you’re interested in hearing more about what I have to say about fashion, life, love, animals, food, and etcetera… it’s coming soon, I promise!)

Substitute

Hi again-

So, I’ve got so much to blog about I don’t even know where to start. Until I can get some of my ideas organized I’ll just leave you with this little gem I noticed the other day from Zara:

Vegan Sandal from Zara

Combined Wedge – TRF – $79.90

So similar to these Stella McCartney flatforms, right?

Vegan Stella McCartney Wedges

 

Lindsey Wedges – Stella McCartney – $525

Only they’re $445.10 less expensive…

I mean, if you can spring for the Stella McCartney’s, then by all means do, but if you could really use that $445.10 to pay your bills, Zara’s got you covered- just FYI!

vegan outfit featuring a dress by Chinti and Parker, Soludos lace ups, and a Zara handbag

Navy

I haven’t forgotten about my blog…

I just wanted to stop in and quickly say hello! I’m almost to the middle of a 10 day workweek as I transition into a new full-time job (yay- can’t wait to tell you more) while working the last two weeks at my old part-time job, and I’m still trying to figure out how I’m going to do it all. I can barely keep my eyes open right now, so I hope all of my links work and I haven’t made too many typos!

Can you tell that I’m looking forward to Summer? I’m just not feeling jackets and sweaters, which is unfortunate because the weather in Los Angeles this week is definitely calling for some layers. Also, in my mind Summer represents a point in the near future where my life will be more settled than it is currently (at least that’s what I’m hoping!) I like to think that in a few months I’ll be in a good groove at my new job and getting the hang of the whole single parent thing while finding the time to make this blog as good as I think it could be. Maybe I’ll even get it so together that I can just throw on an outfit this cute and head to the beach or the farmer’s market on my day off.

Get the look: 

Striped Organic Cotton Jersey Mini Dress – Chinti and Parker

Lexi Round Sunglasses – Topshop

Orchard Gem 35MM Watch – RumbaTime

Small Messenger Bag – Zara

Floral Navy Lace Up Sand Shoes – Soludos

 

Vegan outfit featuring a Topshop blouse, H&M jeans, Modcloth shoes, and a vegan handbag by Deux Lux

Hello Spring

Can you believe it’s already March 21st? I hate how fast time is flying, but I am looking forward to the warmer weather seasons. There’s just something about throwing on a tank top and sandals and not having to worry about lugging around a sweater or a jacket…

I believe it’s called freedom… sweet, bare-limbed, not-having-to-cover-up-your-cute-top freedom.

Get the look: 

Kiwi Stripe Frill Shell Blouse – Topshop

Skinny High Jeans – H&M

Karma Backpack – Deux Lux 

Riviera Tour Heel – ModCloth

Talbert Polarized Sunglasses – Elizabeth and James

Bright Beaded Ear Cuff – Topshop

Vegan Shoes at Target

So, I apologize for the repetitive nature of my posts lately, but I still majorly have shoes on the brain.

I can’t help myself. It just kind of really sucks when you love your clothes but you don’t have the right accessories…

The other day I stopped off at Target for a few essentials after work, and since I didn’t have my little guy sitting in the cart attempting to pull everything off of the shelves I was able to take a nice long stroll through the shoe section, where I discovered that most of the cute shoes that caught my eye are made from 100% man-made materials… good to know, right?!

These are my favorites right now:

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Women's Mossimo Supply Co. Shauna Huarache Sandal - Target

Women's Mossimo Supply Co. Lakitia Sandals - Target

Women's Sam & Libby Heidi Two-Piece Flats - Target

Women's Xhilaration Karsyn Crochet Oxford - Target

Women's Mossimo Supply Co. Lata Perforated Wingtip Oxfords - Target

Women's Mossimo Veronica Ankle Strap Two Piece Flat - Target

Women's Merona Natasha Mid Heel Pump - Target

Women's Sam & Libby Dara Perforated Oxfords - Target

Women's Mossimo Marie Perforated Peep Toe Heel - Target

Women's Sam & Libby Justine Perforated Oxfords - Target

Women's Sam & LIbby Pointed Toe Pump - Target

Women's Mossimo Lainey Perforated Two-Piece Flat - Target

So, can I borrow 20 bucks… anyone?

vegan outfit featuring a House of Holland top, an H&M skirt, vegan shoes by Bhava studio, a vegan handbag by deux lux, and Kate Spade NY earrings

Girly

I vote that we start viewing pink as a perfectly acceptable color for grown women to wear on a daily basis…

Says the lady whose 31st birthday is one month away.

Who’s with me?!

Get the look: 

Lace Appliqued Cotton Jersey Top – House of Holland

Scuba Skirt – H&M

Small Square Stud Earrings – Kate Spade New York

Gramercy Duffle – Deux Lux (P.S. IT’S ON SALE!!!)

Adie Tweed Cut-Out Oxford in Grey – Bhava NY

What I want vs. What I can buy – Summer Sandals

I am in desperate need of new shoes. I know that sounds like an exaggeration, but let me tell you, it sure doesn’t feel like one. I did a little Spring closet-cleaning over the past couple of days after bringing home my Ann Taylor winnings (YAY by the way) – moved my sweaters to the back, pulled my shorts out of their hiding place, tried on all of my jeans to see how they’re fitting these days (still all too big – I need new jeans too, ugh) – and do you know what I discovered? I don’t have a single decent pair of casual sandals. The couple of pairs that I had pretty much been living in for the past few years, (okay, 5… 5 years…) have all officially died. Unwearable. Un-donateable. RIP, cute shoes… you lived a good long life.

So, I took a giant bag of clothes that I knew I would never actually wear again but had been hanging onto in case of an acting emergency to Buffalo Exchange, and I came out with a whopping $21.50.

Then, I walked across the street to the Urban Outfitters Surplus store and bought a pair of synthetic Kimchi & Blue blush/iridescent colored t-strap flats for $19.99. They’re super cute and they do fill a void in my closet, (neutral colored flats that I can wear to work) but my sandal problem remains unresolved.

Here’s what I wish I could buy:

Vegan sandals designed by Arden Wohl x Cri de Coeur

Vienna Sandal – Arden Wohl x CDC

I really think that they might be the perfect shoe for this season. I love the mid-heel height, the ankle strap, the combination of black and tan (goes with everything, amiright?) Plus, I’m a sucker for anything lucite (including furniture) because it’s so retro-trying-to-be-futuristic, which I just find to be really endearing. Not to mention the fact that they are 100% vegan and ethically produced. However, all of this coolness comes at a price… $320 to be exact. Which, if you’re used to buying designer shoes is actually a steal, but for a gal who hasn’t been able to buy new shoes for about 5 years, they are beyond unattainable. Sad times.

The good news is that I’m finding a lot of inexpensive vegan alternatives:

Vegan Georgia Getaway Heels by ModCloth

Georgia Getaway Heels – $37.99 – ModCloth

Vegan Design Thesis Heel by ModCloth

Design Thesis Heel – $34.99 – ModCloth

Vegan Industrial I Need Heel by ModCloth

Industrial I Need Heel – $49.99 – ModCloth

Vegan Sculpture Garden Party Heel - ModCloth

Sculpture Garden Party Heel – $34.99 – ModCloth

Vegan Poise Sandal by ModCloth

Poise Sandal – $59.99 – ModCloth

Vegan White Block Heel Sandal by Zara

Block Heel Sandal – $59.90 – Zara

Vegan black sandal with metal ankle strap by ZaraSandal with Metal Ankle Strap – $59.90 – Zara

Vegan high heel sandal with buckles by Zara High Heel Sandal with Buckles – $89.90 – Zara

Vegan Heartbreaker 2Part Heel Sandals by TopshopHEARTBREAKER 2Part Heel Sandals – $45 – Topshop

Vegan must-have buckled sandals by forever 21

Must-Have Buckled Sandals – $32.80 – Forever 21

None of them are quite the total package like the pair by Arden Wohl x CDC, and I hate to think of how many years they will not last me, but considering how ridiculously broke I am right now, I think I’ve got some pretty darn good options. What do you think? Are you jumping on the mid-heel-ankle-strap-sandal wagon this Spring? Have you found any inexpensive vegan options that I might have missed? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Happy (cruelty-free) shopping!

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