SHOP THE LOOK:
1. Liza off the Shoulder Bandage Dress – Herve Leger
2. Modern Intersection Earrings – Marc by Marc Jacobs
3. Coquette Clutch – Deux Lux
4. Desire Sandal – Shoe Cult
Once again, I’ve been absent from my blog for far too long- and not for lack of cruelty-free fashion inspiration. On the contrary- I have so many ideas to share on this page, but unfortunately, not nearly enough time to make it happen. I think I’ve pushed myself to the limit when it comes to sleep deprivation because my body no longer allows me to stay up late. I had so many things I wanted to accomplish this weekend, and I checked quite a few things off of my list despite having a sick toddler on my hands, but gosh, those few things I didn’t get to are still really important.
This week will be better, right? I’ve finally finished the redo/toddler proofing of my apartment, the baby will get well, and soon I’ll be rested enough to start incorporating more of my new ideas for this page instead of passing out and accidentally typing a bunch of nonsense letters into my posts at night. Eventually, I’d like to be able to share all of the things that interest me, including clothes and accessories, not just.
So, yay monday, everyone. Let’s go get some stuff done.
SHOP THE LOOK:
1. Tres Bien Printed Linen Jersey T-Shirt – J.Crew
2. The Skinny Mid-Rise Cropped Skinny Jeans – Stella McCartney
3. Chrissie Catmaster Sunglasses – Topshop
4. Flamingo Stud Earrings – Gorjana
5. Candy Cross Satchel – Deux Lux
6. Boardwalk Lemonade Sandal – ModCloth
Wow, this week went by so quickly. I can’t believe it’s already time for another LA summer weekend… my favorite!
I hope you have a very good one. Me- I’m hoping to sneak in a little R&R between all of my errands and chores and getting my little guy ready to start “school” on Monday (which means that I get to start going to work an hour earlier every day… oh boy!) Maybe I’ll get to rest in August??
I did not forget about my blog.
I haven’t posted any new outfits in a while because I’ve been crazy busy with personal stuff. Apartment stuff, really. Looking for apartments, applying for apartments, remodeling the apartment I’ve got to make it toddler proof until I can get a bigger place…
I’m still desperately trying to get settled in my new life. I’ve been in this awkward transition phase for way too long, (as long as I’ve had this blog,) and as much as I try to be OK with it, I just can’t. I want my life back- even though it’s not remotely close to the life I thought I would have. And the thing about me is that when I want something, I don’t rest until I get it.
I love LOVE my new job. It’s super fast paced, I’m learning a ton, and I think once I figure out what the heck I’m doing I could actually be pretty good at it. The days go by SO FAST. I sit down at my desk in the mornings and work work work until I get hungry, then I get back to it, and at the end of the day when it’s time to go home, I’m like, “noooo… there’s still so much to do!” But the great thing is that I don’t take it home with me. I go home and make dinner and exercise and play with my son and work on whatever project I’ve got going on, (I made myself a walk-in closet!!!) then I go to sleep and get up in the morning and do it all over again. I miss acting like crazy, but I definitely don’t miss pursuing it as a career. I love my desk, I love my health insurance, and I love that I’m currently in the middle of a 5 day weekend. Paid time off you guys- it’s a good thing.
So I found the job, I think I found the perfect daycare for my son last week, (fingers crossed) and the only thing left to do is make my space livable for myself and a toddler who climbs on EVERYTHING. Then I can rest. And blog. I’m working on getting some more posts together for you soon, but in the mean time head over to Vilda Magazine for vegan beach outfit inspiration courtesy of yours truly.
Have a fabulous holiday weekend, everyone!
SHOP THE LOOK:
1. LA Patch Short Sleeve Tee – Topshop
2. Talbert Polarized Sunglasses – Elizabeth and James
3. Nataly Woven Cotton Bucket Bag – Sophie Anderson
4. Jelly Love D’Orsay Flat – Jeffrey Campbell
5. The Stiletto Distressed Denim Pencil Skirt – Current/Elliott
For some reason I forgot to record what day it was that I moved to Los Angeles. I think it was June 9th, but it could have been the 8th or the 10th, I don’t know why I can’t remember. Anyway, one of the days this week was my 3-year Los Angelesiversary. I moved here sight-unseen, with nothing more than a hunch that something really big was waiting for me, and boy was I right. I’m pretty sure I’ve done more living in the past three years than most people do in a decade. If anyone would have told me that I’d end up where I am right now I would have thought they were crazy. I also would have thought twice before packing up that UHaul, which would have been a real shame because I’d be missing out on so much good stuff.
So happy anniversary to me. I’m proud to be able to continue to call Los Angeles my home, and I’m excited to see where this crazy city leads me in the future. I especially can’t wait to watch my little boy grow up amongst the palm trees and beaches and mountains and all different walks of life and art and energy. I hope he likes it here as much as I do, although that may not be possible.
SHOP THE LOOK:
1. Point D’Esprit and Crepe Mini Dress – REDValentino
2. Monaco Earrings – Dannijo
3. Satin Seatbelt Clutch – Topshop
4. Rapture Heel – Shoe Cult
I can’t believe it’s been 10 days since my last post! I’ve been SO BUSY. Good busy. Happy. And guess what?! Tomorrow is my last Saturday to work in a store- ever! I’m starting a new career you guys! IN FASHION. Mondays through Fridays. With a desk and a computer and 401K matching and health insurance and dental insurance and vision insurance and paid time off and no more working on holidays AND ENOUGH MONEY TO LIVE IN LOS ANGELES WHILE PAYING ALL OF MY BILLS. And did I mention that I get to help make dresses?! So yeah, it doesn’t get much better than that. Anyway, I’ve got lots more to discuss, and lots more vegan fashion to share, so bear with me while I’m dealing with all of the changes!
By the way, my latest contribution to Vilda Magazine has been posted, so click here to check out what you should be wearing this weekend!!
Also, IT’S SUMMER!!! MY FAVORITE!!!!!
And my three-year Los Angelesiversary is coming up!!!!!
And did I mention that tomorrow is my last Saturday to work in retail?!!!!!
I am so excited to announce that I am now a contributor to Vilda Magazine! For my first post, I’ve styled some outfits for wedding season in a range of budget options. Please visit this link to view and enjoy!!
P.S. I’ve finally added a shopping widget to this page… check it out to shop from my fantasy vegan closet!
No outfit today…
Just a friendly reminder to follow me on Pinterest for even more cruelty-free fashion inspiration.
I’ve kind of been going a little nuts with the pinning lately…
Actually, I got the idea for this blog while I was on Pinterest.
I was doing some online window shopping, (my favorite way to zone out and relax) and pinning all of my favorite looks in lieu of adding them to my cart never to be purchased, when I had the thought that it would be so much easier to be vegan if someone would just put all of the vegan shoes, bags, and clothes in one place. Then I realized that that someone could be me.
So I’m on it, you guys.
All of the vegan things… I’m hunting them down and adding them to my boards.
Visit, enjoy, and share. Let’s make vegan fashion happen.