Frame Game

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One of the things I love about blogging is taking a risk with the unexpected.  I am your guinea pig, but I am happy to do it!  For the past couple years, optics have been transformed into a fashion statement.  Frames have become bolder and reflect the wearers personality and character.  Thick black wayfarers seem hipster, while sleek cat eyes a little more retro.  There is so much personality with this one little functional accessory.  Working on your frame game has become a thing.

I don’t have bad vision by any means, but after spending long amounts of time reading and staring at a screen, my eyes become tired.  This was the perfect excuse to get some glasses for reading {and wearing out and about on occasion} I originally chose tortoise, rectangular frames that were great and could go with everything — they are timeless, but not exactly trendy or fashionable. However, a couple weeks ago I stumbled upon these beauties {the color is what got me} When thick frames started to become a trend, they were mainly in darker colors, but with spring and summer coming along, dark can be a little too heavy and harsh. Opt for a lighter or even clear frame, like mine.  They are fun and bring so much brightness to your face!

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Vest: Truth and Pride  /  Jeans: 7 for All Mankind  /  Blouse: Equipment  /  Frames: c/o Firmoo Optics  {first time buyers can get 50% off frames — they are fast, my prescription is spot on, and have great products! They are the place for trendy glasses 2015}

Leopard + Leather

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For a day of thrift and antique shopping, being comfy is key.  I paired a soft leopard print sweater with a matching camel colored hat, comfy loafers, and threw on my leather vest for added complexity.  Unfortunately, the weather got the best of me so I had to change out of my ripped boyfriend jean shorts for my sister’s Citizens of Humanity jeans.  However, the upside of my outfit change resulted in finding a new favorite denim designer.  I’ve never had a pair of Citizens of Humanity jeans before or tried them on for that matter, but I slid them on and they fit like a glove.  If you are on the search for a new pair of jeans, I recommend giving CoH a try!

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Blue Leather

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It feels like yesterday that it was December, we were secretly awaiting the proposal of my sister and her now fiance, and all the merry festivities of the season.   But somehow January is almost behind us and we are becoming naturals when it comes to wedding dress shopping.  This weekend was so wonderful — from experiencing our first dress store in Santa Barbara and a weekend escape at Mr. C hotel, to really great food and company. It is such a foreign thought to me — being constrained to one outfit, one dress, that everyone is going to remember on your wedding day.  How do you pick one perfect dress out of thousands? Luckily for me that day is in the far future, but for my sister it seems like trying on a bunch of dresses is the way to go.  She found that she loved unexpected ones, while not liking the ones she thought she would love — it is a silly and at times annoying game we all have to play.  However for me this weekend, shopping came in the form of a blue leather vest, sweater, and a funky cheetah print sweatshirt!

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Snow Style

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Take me back to these mountains, with my friends, laughter, and adventure.  I’ve been back to school for a week now and I still am thinking about last week’s trip to Vail, Colorado.   It’s so hard to get back to reality after so much fun and excitement.  It was my best friends 21st birthday last week and little did she know, I was going to accompany her on that very special day!  I had so much fun celebrating, attempting skiing for the first time, and experiencing a new environment.  Even though we missed the snow fall by a day, I am so thankful for everything.  Vail is one of my new favorite places — it is so beautiful and the fur coats are out of this world.  Traveling is about making memories and that is just what we did!

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Sweater Weather

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Los Angelians have no room to complain about the cold or anything related to extreme winter weather.  This past week I was in Vail, Colorado where the word cold was taken to a new degree — 20 degrees Fahrenheit to be exact.  It is just so funny to think about meanings and how much they can differ depending on location, culture, or age.  On Tuesday I was in sunny California wearing shorts and a t-shirt and the next day, I was in the Colorado mountains which required a minimum of three layers to keep frost bite from setting in.  I never realized how slight differences in your environment can cause such huge changes on your perspective of life and make you appreciate things you may never have thought of in the past.  I had such a wonderful and memorable time in Colorado and can’t wait to share pictures on the blog soon.   However, it is sweater weather today in LA — I balanced out an oversized sweater with skinny jeans and colorful accessories.

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Rethinking My Winter Coat

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Happy New Year

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Eat Yo’ Greens Smoothie Bowl: 

In a blender combine half a frozen banana / half an orange / about a half cup frozen pineapple / a big handful of kale / unsweetened almond milk / natural sweetener if desired / healthy add ins ( vanilla protein powder, chia, flax, and unsweetened coconut flakes).  Blend away!

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