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Mesh Crop Top-Varley | Printed Jersey Bra-The Upside | Leopard Dri-FIT Bra-Nike | Cutout Leggings-Varley | Agave Lip Mask-Bite Beauty | Media Player Armband-Adidas by Stella McCartney | Divine Lines Water Bottle-Zazzle | Oil Slick Headphones-Frends | Quilted Patent Tote-MZ Wallace | Free 5.0 Mesh Sneakers-Nike | Quilted Microfiber Yoga Mat-No Ka’oi

Ever notice that when you look good you feel good? Conversely, The same is true. When you feel good, you look good. It’s a healthy cycle that feels amazing when you’re in a good rhythm, but that’s easier said than done.  I’m always more motivated to get in the gym/run outside/do yoga (and such public exercises) when I’ve got gear that fits well, and looks cool. Naturally, I choose mostly black, because when investing in more expensive workout clothes, I like to think that the more basic, the more versatile they will be. Black leggings will go with everything, and are obviously more flattering. A neutral bra with a cute print is the same. I’m averse to the neon/reflective and totally nauseating workout clothes making a comeback, because the last thing I want to do is stick out like a traffic sign in the middle of the gym. If you’ve ever made the long walk from the cardio room through the weights to the locker room, you know your tight-ass pants can leave you feeling like, for lack of a better term, a piece of meat. I’m not trying to call attention to myself at the gym in LA, where that walk feels more like the last judgement…I’m keeping things on the DL. My last tip is that it’s important to purchase pieces that that translate from gym to everyday outings, and ones that can be used for other activities besides sports. In So-Cal, its completely appropriate to wear a cute pair of cut out leggings (shown above), with a nicer comfy tee and cute bralette, outside of the gym. Add an oversized tote that doubles as a grocery bag and you’re set. It’s comfy-chic, and looks effortless…because it was. 

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New Year… New Room

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Black Two Pelt Sheepskin Rug | Gold Dino Planter | Basic Black Bath Towels | Peyote Poem Candle | Cat Grass | Quartz Cluster Box | Bertoia Reproduction Chair | Good Vibes Throw Pillow | Dreaux Metal Stacking Chair | Faux Mongolian Sheepskin Throw | Dennis Hopper Drugstore Camera Hardback

I’m all for a good deep house clean, and in our house this usually comes around twice a year.  Our big spring cleaning was in May when we moved, so it was about time to bite the bullet and start a winter purge. Most times during the deep cleaning process, things seem to get way worse before they get any better. I pull out all furniture, and pull up all rugs, dust, sweep, mop, and finally, rearrange. Rearranging is key, adds a fresh energy to our space, and lets us figure out more efficient ways of storage. This time it was; wire baskets that slide in and out under our entrance way bench that store small accessories perfectly, and a  hook to hang our large wicker laundry basket near the ceiling because its bulky and awkwardly shaped. I purchased a couple of fur throws (one for the bed, one for the metal chair) for a more cozy, and less harsh feel thats ideal for the winter months. Throw pillows are probably the easiest way to instantly spruce up any room. Written mantras like this “Good Vibes” pillow from Urban, perpetuate the words they display.  I love the feel of a minimalistic design, although my tendency is to collect odd and ends, knick knacks, trinkets, coins, shells, flowers (you name it) that end up in the form of multiple “altars” around the house. I have to force myself to throw things out, re-purpose them, or give them away. I’ve vowed to keep one small side table in the house where I can display those items, and keep them contained in one area. I’ve also adopted a “one in one out” policy for clothes. This has worked out rather well for my wardrobe, pairing down my closet and compelling me to buy only staple items that are classic and durable. In the vein of minimalism, my color story (or lack thereof) usually consists of white, black, and pops of metallics, along with hanging plants, or table top succulents. Any earthen items such as crystals as well as hanging plants or tabletop succulents brighten the space and naturally clean the air, while providing an organic and inviting vibe.

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Indigo Dreams

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Lace Romper | Sacred Stacked Necklace | Jennie Tee | Levis C&T Jean

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It was such a blast shooting with Free People for the Indigo Shop a few weeks back. A dreamy Malibu at sunset was a picturesque backdrop for the tonal blue/denim/neutral pieces. The amazing Amanda Julca captured the scenes beautifully, utilizing the sea spray and naturally occurring orbs of light that helped grasp the feeling of that moment, and freeze them in a photograph. I felt honored to have been included in a shoot showcasing the natural beauty of my new home here in Southern California, not to mention with a company whom I’ve loved for years. After the shoot was done, I paused a moment  to take in the sunset and be quiet for a bit. I got little emotional while I internalized that I was in a place I’ve always wanted to be, and a part of something truly creative (not to mention fully powered by a team of incredible Women). It was a day that allowed me to acknowledge and appreciate that I’m on the right path, and that there are a few angels up there steering me in the right direction.

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Festival Fashion

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Cutwork Strappy Tank | Strappy Back Bra | Lacey Denim Cutoffs | Metal Belt Arm Band Duo | Joe Boot | Bleeker Bucket Bag

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Has it really been a year??? When Coachella rolls around I’m always astonished at how fast time goes by. We’ve been in LA for a year now. Crazy. Apparently there have been a few upgrades this year like actual bathrooms, and a new app that includes a “friend finder” as well as a way to organize set times. Coachella is obviously a music festival, but its equally about the fashion. I always seem to opt for the biker-chic look, which includes boots, that for me, are a crucial part of survival. Pair with a comfy pair of cut-offs, and add the fancy/girly on top with a cutout crop that has sexy tie details. Every girl wants to look good, but don’t let your appearance take over the whole weekend, if you plan ahead, you wont have to focus on that. Remember, it’s all about the dancing, frolicking, ferris wheel rides, and only a little about taking pictures. Check out last years style post here, and a Festival Vest DIY here, and stay tuned for an upcoming Festival Survival Guide on Thursday…

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This playlist is all over the map…it features some of my faves from the upcoming South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin. Beginning with some bluesy rock from Austin based Black Joe Lewis, all his tracks will get you movin’, it’s hard to choose just one. Dent May as recommended by my singer/songwriter cuz Kat, of Kat Myers and the Buzzards, will get you steppin. A sexy song from Nikki Lane, what else? The kind you want to listen to in a smoky dive bar whilst playing pool. I think my favorite line from that track “People say and people do, and there’s a difference between the two” Ain’t that the truth. Preach, girl. Then moving on to a track from up and coming artists Hey Rocco, hailing from South Carolina, and describing their genre as “Disney Grunge.” Their track “Santa Fe” is catchy and Melodic, and who doesn’t love a double clap? Got to hang with the boys in the band the other day, nice guys. A pretty cool cover of White Stripes “Seven Nation Army” by Zella Day. Ending in some funky dub-step by Griz.

Come to My Party-Black Joe Lewis
Born Too Late-Dent May
All or Nothin-Nikki Lane
Ego-Tove Stryke
Danger in the Club-Palma Violets
Absence Heard, Presence Felt-Quantic
The Love You’re Given-Jack Garratt
Santa Fe-Hey Rocco
Modern Jesus-Portugal the Man
Seven Nation Army-Zella Day
Kaleidoscope-Badbadnotgood
In the Summer-Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Funk Party-Griz

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Urban Cowgirl

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Bravestarr Harness | Old West Denim Short | Morning Light Top | Indio Boot | Buffalo Nickel Leather Hat

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You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl.

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Collar Necklace-Alexis Bittar  |  Jacquard Crop Top-Mara Hoffman  |  The Skinny Distressed Jeans-Rag & Bone  |  Python Hair Ties-Emi-Jay  |  Fine Body Chain-Miss Selfridge  |  Amarapura Nail Polish-Nars  |  Mesa Stack Rings-House of Harlow 1960  |  Fringe Bootie-Seychelles  |  Horchata Lipspread-Sin Min  |  Magnetic Eyeliner-Nudestix  |  Mini Fix +-Mac  |  Hasting Fringe Bag-Cleobella

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After the slew of shows we’ve been to lately (Blood Orange, Sbtrkt, Banks, Ivory Deville) I’ve realized there really is an art to concert going attire. Im not claiming to be an expert, but have been to enough to hold my own, and aim to share a few tips to make your experience easier. The main goal is comfort, body temperature control, easy access, and of course, style. The number one tip that I’ve found helpful is a small purse…messenger style. It sucks to be dancing around with a huge bag on your hip, and it’s not very considerate of your fellow show goers (I’m probably annoying enough being THAT GIRL who is dancing uncontrollably, hands over head for the entire night). This fringed Cleobella number does the trick, and the black leather totally overlaps into everday wear. While were on the subject of fringe, these suede Seychelles booties are comfortable enough to dance all night in, and at $150, they don’t break the bank. I’m loving a crop top layered over a body chain…thanks for that idea Bey. Add a 90’s inspired collar for an eclectic accessorized look. Pile on the rings, especially this set from House of Harlow, and to keep the pops of silver going finish with Nars metallic nail polish. Crimp-free hairties are a must for a ponytail option, plus they and add to wrist stacks when not in use. These python print ties that I found at Nordstrom are rad. As far as touchup essentials, go with what fits in your purse. A few key items like face refresher spray (try the mini size from MAC…they now have mini sized everything!!!), eyeliner, and the obligatory Sin-Min horchata lipspread (has a natural plumper which makes your lips full and soft) are minimal but keep you looking fresh.  When in doubt choose most anything with fringe or distressed detailing and you’ll be good to go.

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O’Neill X Go for the Gusto

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Donna Dress c/o O’Neill
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My perfect day? The pictures pretty much sum it up. Making the most of a California summer, cruising down to Malibu. Walking the pier, watching surfers catch waves, delicious lunch at Malibu Farm Cafe, ending at the beach. Of course doing this all with someone I love. Sun, sand, and good tunes, are my ultimate relaxation and idea of perfection. On that note, I’m happy to partner with O’Neill on their Today Is Perfect campaign. If you were wondering where to get the dress pictured, head on over to O’Neill Women’s site. This flowy bohemian dress is so comfortable and totally perfect for a day at the beach. The best part? YOU can enter to win your perfect day courtesy of O’Neill! Here’s how:

Snap a picture of you and/ or whatever consists of your perfect day and then…

-Follow O’Neill on Instagram, post your picture with the hashtag #TodayIsPerfect, and tag O’Neill Women

-Like them on Facebook and upload your picture there under the “Today is Perfect” section

-Follow them on Twitter, and tweeet your photo with the #TodayIsPerfect hashtag

-Upload your picture to their website The winner will receive $5,000 courtesy of O’Neill to fulfill their dream day!

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Case of the Mondays

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Everything here explains what I would like today. Coffee, minimalism, comfy shoes, blogging, candles, sushi. Alas, I am a working girl now, and its Monday…so thats a no-go. The good news? Vacation is on the horizon…I leave for a week in Colorado this Saturday. Summer Red Rocks shows are calling my name. Flume, Cut Copy Chromeo=dancing all night. I just have to get through this week. Stay tuned for updates…

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