Friday, August 31, 2012

long beach.

top: H&M, shorts: american apparel. shoes: keds. scarf: j.crew. hat: new era. bag: claire vivier (similar). sunglasses: ray-ban.

another beautiful day in L.A. ... i set off the shorts with a slouchy, off the shoulder light-weight sweater ... i threw on my yankees hat and sunglasses - perfect for checking out some shops on a sunny day ... especially after a night out with a friend i haven't seen in over a year ... plus, i have to represent NYC on the west coast! :) and of course my keds.

it's been a busy couple days ... hitting some stores in soho today followed by drinks with a friend to chat about an exciting thing happening soon (stay tuned!) ... then i'll be ready for some beach time this weekend! happy friday and hopefully long weekend!

photos: arnel andrada

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

rodeo drive.

romper: american apparel. denim shirt (holding): gap (similar). shoes: keds. bag: vintage. sunglasses: ray-ban.

i'm back in NYC after an awesome trip to L.A.! i'm a bit obsessed with the weather there ... sunshine, clear blue skies, no humidity ... i could definitely get used to that. we stayed with a friend in a cool, beachy town called Belmont Shore in Long Beach and i loved it ... fun bars, restaurants and shops with the beach a couple blocks away (where we did stand-up paddle boarding and saw some beautiful homes on the canal). i did some vintage shopping and scored two leather handbags (one is the bag in this post which is Salvatore Ferragamo and it was only $32! bargainza!) and a men's tuxedo shirt.

in this post, i'm wearing my american apparel romper with a denim button-up over it (not buttoned ... a good alternative to a cardigan) which i had taken off because i was hot and my keds (comfortable for walking around the different hoods in L.A.). 

i'm helping on a photo-shoot tomorrow and thursday, friday i'm hitting the stores in soho to start preparing for upcoming client appointments and going to the tailor with my sister to help her get things hemmed/taken in, then off to the jersey shore on saturday morning for the long weekend!

happy wednesday!

photos: arnel andrada

Friday, August 24, 2012

american apparel.

top: american apparel. skirt: american apparel. shoes: keds. bag: claire vivier

a closer look at the outfit i wore on my last night of vacation (see here) ... i switched the shoes though ... to what else? keds :) 

i'm loving L.A. so far ... we hit rodeo drive and venice beach yesterday and now we're in a cute beach town in Long Beach visiting a friend ... happy friday!

photos: arnel andrada

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

L.A.


some of the items i brought to L.A. ... 

i styled a really fun photo-shoot yesterday then left for the west coast ... i'm a bit exhausted but super excited to be here!

happy thursday

Monday, August 20, 2012

bike day.

top: urban outfitters. shorts: american eagle. shoes: converse. bag: l.l.bean. hat: new era. sunglasses: ray-ban

had a great saturday on governor's island ... we took the ferry with our bikes, rode around the island, had organic ice cream while checking out the view of the statue of liberty, checked out a "vintage" baseball game and a 1920's jazz age party (with a band and dancing) and relaxed a bit with magazines. i definitely recommend visiting the place. i don't wear these high-top chucks much but when i do bust them out, they're so fun. 

did some shopping yesterday in soho, had lunch at one of my favorite spots, 12 chairs, and looked at some laptops ... didn't buy one yet but i think we narrowed it down. 

happy monday! i have a busy few days then we're off to LA for a long weekend of fun! 

photos: arnel andrada

Friday, August 17, 2012

denim and lace.

romper: the limited sample sale. denim vest: j.crew (similar). shoes: converse. necklace: c/o stella & dot

i love this lace romper, i'm so glad i snagged it - such a bargain! i made it casual by throwing my denim vest over it and wearing my white chucks. i added some edge with the chain necklace. to dress up the romper, take off the vest and add heels - voila! 

on tap for the weekend: taking our bikes to governor's island tomorrow for a day of riding and exploring and then maybe checking out the gowanus grove in our hood (a sunday outdoor dance party of some sort) ... happy friday! have an awesome weekend. 

photos: arnel andrada

Thursday, August 16, 2012

family.


our last night on vacation, we went to dinner as a family (my parents, three sisters and two brother-in-laws) ... a great way to end an awesome week. i wore my striped american apparel skirt and cropped t-shirt (i'll feature this outfit again shortly for a better look at it).

... and that wraps up my vacation posts! let's recap (to see everything i packed, click here) ...

clothing: i only didn't wear four items - black cotton dress, black romper, white t-shirt and one of the cropped t's. not bad! (the pieces that weren't featured on my blog were worn casually to the beach and just didn't get photographed). do bathing suits count as clothing? if so, i wore all of them.

accessories: i wore one of the baseball hats every day to the beach (a good way to protect your face from the sun and hide knotty hair after swimming in the ocean). i wore all three pairs of the shoes. i didn't wear any belts ... i guess while on a casual beach vacation, belts aren't a necessity for me, i like to keep it simple. i used both pouches. i varied my bracelets a bit but mostly wore the same necklaces all week.

overall, i did a pretty good job at wearing what i packed. sometimes it's good to have a few extra pieces because you never know what mood you'll be in and sometimes an outfit you packed just doesn't feel right when you put it on, so you'll need some back-up. you just have to make sure the pieces you pack are versatile.

i hope you enjoyed my vacation posts! if so, i'll do more trip posts in the future.

p.s. i was going to post this yesterday but i'm having some technical difficulties ... and by that i mean i accidentally spilled water on my laptop ... and killed it. boooo. i'm at my sister's apartment using her computer today and hoping to borrow an old desktop from my her until i get a new one ... so please bear with me!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

beach.


hanging on the beach ... wish i was there right now! *sigh* ... wearing one of the several tanks i brought, my black yankee hat and my favorite striped bathing suit. and as usual, i had a stack of magazines in my bag ... always trying to keep up!

happy tuesday!

Monday, August 13, 2012

charleston.


we went to charleston for a day last week ... i wore black shorts, a striped tank and leather flip flops ... did a little bit of shopping, had a great lunch and grabbed a rooftop drink with a friend ... it was a good day!

happy monday! back at it ...

Sunday, August 12, 2012

rainy day.



a rainy day called for my favorite levi's denim shorts, j.crew black tank, american apparel hoodie and haviana flip flops.

back to reality after an amazing weekend with my family at the beach ... *sigh ... happy sunday!