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Thanks to daylight savings this past weekend, I was inspired to style my first spring look of the season. I love stripes because they’re the most versatile print out there that can spice up your look. You rarely see me in color but I thought this top was too cute to pass up!

I always try to opt for vertical stripes because it elongates the body and makes it look slimmer. Something that petite girls like me have to consider! I got this bustier top from N12H and I adore the ruffle and crochet detail—I think that the colors and details are perfect for spring! I wanted the top to really stand out in this look, so I paired it with a black hat and jeans. I'm wearing my newest straw tote that I found I Bali (I'm kinda obsessed), and my new favorite Gucci sunnies from the early 2000's that I stole from my dearest momma (yasss, I got my sense of style from her). I hope you liked this look - you can shop similar pieces below!

NYFW Highlights with Bumble and Bumble
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This past NYFW, I had the opportunity to work with Bumble and Bumble to give you backstage and front row looks on a few amazing shows! Keep scrolling down as I give you styling tricks from the experts, telling us how we can recreate some NYFW hairstyles this season.

TANYA TAYLOR

Tanya Taylor's Fall 2017 presentation was filled with rich autumn colors, ranging from bold prints and different textures. Inspired by the 70's waves, Bb.Global Artistic Director Laurent Philippon wanted to give the models effortless soft curls. This hairstyle definitely won me over!

Styling Methods: Spray De Mode hairspray for a strong yet flexible hold, and Does It All hairspray to give a soft, touchable finish while controlling flyaways.

CLUB MONACO

The hair for Club Monaco is very laid back, and we’re adapting the look to every girl’s hair texture in the lineup. It’s about finding the right recipe of product for each hair type to help embrace and accentuate their natural texture.
— Laurent Philippon, Bb.Global Artistic Director
The key is to make it look like they’ve done it themselves and that a hairdresser wasn’t there doing it.

Styling Methods: Spray damp hair with Prep, and then apply Surf Foam Spray to break up the texture. Blowdry with fingers, using the Dyson Supersonic. Mist Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Dry Oil Finishing Spray throughout to add a light veil of oil and added texture. For longer lengths, use a hair tie and create a loose ponytail at the base of the head, pulling it halfway through to create a messy, looped bun.

LACOSTE

The hair this season is about embracing your natural texture, with a gritty, messy look and feel
— Laurent Philippon, Bb.Global Artistic Director

"We are toughening up the look by tucking the hair behind the ears, which we've never done before at Lacoste. While it's a laid back look, it's not as easy as it looks because as a hairdresser, you need to be super light-handed and incredibly precise."

Styling Methods: Make a deep center part and spray Prep throughout. Apply Surf Foam Spray Blow Dry and blow dry. Tuck hair behind ears and apply a small amount of Surf Foam Spray Blow Dry to hairline, just above ears to keep in place and to help push back bangs or fringe. 

CREATURES OF THE WIND

It’s a little 70s, a little dirty. When they are walking, we want it to stay close to the head and still look natural at the bottom.
— Holli Smith

 “There’s already a lot of diversity in the casting so we left the girls’ haircuts. It’s something simple and easy-looking that they could achieve on their own and I think that easiness is really important – it’s intentional as a hairdresser,”

Styling Methods: On dry hair, liberally spray Thickening Hairspray throughout, with an emphasis on the part line and less on the ends, so hair stays close to the head. Use hands to slightly break up the hair. For curly textures, stretch out the curls with hands, heating them up with a blow dryer. When the curl is released, it will stay close to the body.

SELF PORTRAIT

The inspiration is a sexy London girl going out. The look is all about individuality, and accentuating each girl’s haircut with a ropey, natural texture.
— Jimmy Paul, Bb.Editorial Stylist

Styling Methods: On curls, start with damp hair and apply Curl Conditioning Mousse throughout. Diffuse or let air dry. On damp hair, make a side part and create a cocktail by spraying Prep and Thickening Hairspray throughout lengths. Blow dry or let air-dry. Tuck one side behind the ear and leave the other side loose.

I’m asking each model things like what side part she thinks looks best on her. The look is meant to feel a bit homemade, like they’re doing their own hair at the show.

GYPSY SPORT

This season, in this crazy world, they wanted to send a message of love and they understand that fashion can be a platform to send such a message.
— Laurent Philippon, Bb.Global Artistic Director

“We are working with such a diverse casting, without gender boundaries, so we are respecting this, working with this, and having fun. We have some very exaggerated styles including beehives – for those, we are doing a lot of backcombing and shaping them with the help of Strong Finish Hairspray."

I hope you enjoyed these looks as much as I did! Which one was your favorite? Comment down below! x

Photography by Virisa Yong; Images from Bumble and Bumble

Bare

The summer heat is here and I find myself wanting to wear nothing but my bodysuits and a good pair of jeans. What drew me to this bodysuit is the unusual cut on the chest area; it gives a tasteful reveal for the itty bitties. I also love the choker detail it has since I’m so obsessed with them right now. Felt so effortlessly badass with these raw-edged mom jeans, and added a great pair of minimal heels to finish off the look.

 Bare Anthology BodysuitJeans + Heels

Photography by Jennifer Wu

Summer Sixteen

This season, I got the chance to partner up with Missguided to bring you some summer outfit ideas! I’m loving their new swim collection because they offer a variety of styles—whether you’re partying by the pool or bumming it at the beach—you’ll be bringing the heat all summer long!

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Look #4: Beach-day Ready in all-black everythin (Shop the look below)

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Look #5: Metallic Music in a rose gold max (Shop the look below)

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Don't forget to watch my Summer Lookbook below :)

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Greyscale

I’ve got a new appreciation for a good pair of jeans, it really does go along way. Can you believe I used to hate wearing them?

Gloomy days like today, I don’t feel like dressing up. I try to vibe with the weather so I look for something monochromatic and effortless! Manière De Voir brings these elements to their pieces and they have been my go-to on days that I don’t feel like trying (but still want to look like I did).

Top + Jeans + Clutch by Manière De Voir / Body Chain by Haati Chai / Shoes by Ego

Photography by Stephanie Vu

Nasty Gal x Coachella
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Watch out—a new sheriff is in town!

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It feels great to be back at Coachella, and I’m back with a bang in this killer outfit. I took these photos at their beautiful Rose Garden, isn't it pretty? Staying true to my style, I kept it edgy with cool metal details in both denim and suede. I wanted to break the bohemian trend we usually see at the grounds and went for a badass look! And when you’re wearing fringe, it just makes everything more fun. You bet I danced and twirled all day with this one.

Nasty Gal Top / Nasty Gal Shorts / Jeffrey Campbell Shoes / Lack of Color Hat / Stinnys Choker

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Manière De Voir

I introduce to you, Manière De Voir.

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Based in the UK, Manière De Voir has been making its way internationally through its fashion-forward designs and innovative pieces. A master of mixed materials: leather, faux fur, mesh and metals to only name a few. 

Manière De Voir showcases neutral, versatile pieces to match your monochromatic aesthetic and effortlessly chic style. Simple, but a statement in colors like black, white, nude and khaki. The best part is, they’re a brand that provides premium quality pieces for both men and women (no gender discrimination here!).

If you know me (or have been following my style posts) I’m big on cuts and symmentry, and Manière De Voir does just that. Their pieces are a staple to my wardrobe and will most definitely be on heavy rotation. Expect to see them more in my future posts!

Manière De Voir Top + Skirt / Agaci Shoes

Photography by Stephanie Vu

Denim Daze
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I'm back in sunny LA!

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I’m really feeling this SoCal weather right now. Coming back from the freezing temperatures in Chicago, it almost feels like Spring back home. Hence, I bust out my denim overalls from Dolly Girl Fashion pretending that it’s springtime. This cute little number looks like it came straight from the 80’s! I do love vintage-style pieces, and I really like how this one flatters my petite figure. You can catch me repeating this outfit at a festival!

Photography by Stephanie V

The Heartbreaker
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Ready to break hearts with this Valentine's Day look.

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to dress up and do something fun. Whether you’re going on a romantic date or a girls’ night out, a LBD is always appropriate. This year I’m going for rebel chic: my trusty cropped moto, cut-out bodycon dress and pointy-toe heels to create the look.

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Talking about Valentine's Day, my ideal date would be to get out of town—to go to a city I’ve never been to. I live for exploring new places and trying new things! Then later, ending the night with a nice dinner—food is definitely the way to my heart. ;)

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This year, I celebrated Valentine’s Day a little early for the reason that I’ll be out of town, attending NYFW. I went to Chicago this past weekend with my boyfriend celebrating our anniversary and it was nothing sort of amazing. I will save the deets for the next blog post so stay tuned!

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2020ave Dress / Elly Clay Heels / Nasty Gal Jacket / Daniel Wellington Watch / Burberry Clutch

Photography by Cameron Boyle

California Winters
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It feels as if the winter season gets colder and colder in California every year. Nowadays, I can’t leave the house without a coat when in the past, all I needed was a light jacket. I’m not complaining though! I love being able to wear coats this season and layer my favorite pieces. 

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I’ve been on the search for a camel coat and I’m glad I found this one from Lioness. My wardrobe is very monochromatic at the moment so it’s nice to add some color for once! It’s the perfect color and the right structure for my petite body. I couldn’t let it go.

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Even though it’s been colder lately, the weather is still unpredictable. Cold, hot, then cold again… That’s why I opted for cutoff shorts, so that when It gets hot, I can simply take off my jacket and put it back on when it gets cold again. Some summer pieces are still useful this time of year when you mix it with your winter staples!

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In the moment
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Moments with rooftops.

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I was having a Marilyn moment with this maxi and felt glamorous while staying casual. I dressed it up with over-the-knee suede boots and a gold braided choker. You can also dress it down with your favorite sandals or booties!

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I love contrasting pieces—my black boots complemented the white dress really well.

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It was nearing golden hour, and that explains the amazing glow in these shots.

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Yeezy
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Oversized tees that turn into dresses.

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Oversized chic is the look I’m going for. The loose fit never fails to show an effortless look.

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Make it simple but significant; add accessories to the look. 

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I added different textures to the look to make it fun and interesting, so I chose my leather envelope clutch and patent leather booties!

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Black Sunday
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My hair needed a temporary makeover.

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Last Saturday, I attended the Organic Shimmer Event held at Brighton Salon in Beverly Hills and took advantage of the hair services that was offered. I got some corn rows on my hair thanks to Misty (@misty_extensions). My hair turned out to be so effortlessly badass; I loved it so much that I shot a few looks with it—so stay tuned!

Playsuit by NA-KD / Cuff by Lena Bernard / Clutch by Like DreamsBoots by Simmi / Sunnies by Chilli Beans

Photography by Mark Nguyen