Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fantasy- Alina Baraz and Galimatias

For some...

Glistening and glimmering
Look of the day, a space age hip hop alien of sorts

School Daze

Do Good Deeds
Happy Birthday Greg (whoever you are).
Inner city foliage finds

Blue dreamy scenes from an afternoon stroll through downtown. Walked with Bianca after class just getting more of a feel for the area we reside in and snapping some photographs. I might be in a love (or lust) affair with the somewhat imperfect and grittier than advertised version of LA, with its filled to the brim mom and pop shops lining Broadway, and little bits of art you find in the most unexpected of places. Oh this is a place much more than just Botox and beaches.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hunnid Stax

Shirt: Stussy, Shorts: PHLO, Jersey: The Royal Seal

Keeping it one hunnid. 
Spent the day with the bossy in a good way Trina (who I talked to about Genuine Gem) yesterday, and went to Santa Monica to do some browsing at The Hundreds (after eating lunch downtown obviously, because real girls like to eat ASAP). I had a great time just hanging out with the Seattle home girl and relaxing post weekend homework overload. Also might have spotted a jacket at The Hundreds that I'm considering saving up some extra cash for.
This "Death Row Records" wind breaker is something I could see myself throwing on to head out on a regular basis, and it's even cooler due to the fact that Death Row Records was a record label representing a variety of artists to the caliber of Tupac Shakur, Dr.Dre, Nate Dogg, and Snoop Dogg; overall very very Los Angeles.

So if you're in the Santa Monica area definitely pay a visit to the shop:

The Hundreds

For the rest of our Monday we met up with the lovely Pretty Bhamidi and hung around the pier eating ice cream, hopping on the roller-coaster, and snapping some pictures. I  just have to say I love how many new people I've met this year who all inspire me in different ways to stay motivated towards my goals. Those who really focus on their aspirations are certainly ones to keep in touch with. It's easy to get lost in a big city like Los Angeles, but if you believe in yourself you'll be just fine.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday A.K.A Mini Buns + Caffeine

When the Starbucks employee complements your hairstyle you know you're on to something. 

Coincidentally my top today was also very similar to the color of my (grande non fat iced) latte, which some could have mistaken for being purposely matchy matchy, but was really just accidental. Though seriously, sometimes dressing in neutrals and keeping it clean just feels sleek and classic, and a far cry from the crazy bucket hats and psychedelic prints which tend to inhabit my closet. Perhaps I'm starting to take some inspiration from the ever so pop culturally relevant Kimye:

I mean lets be real we all talked about Kim this week.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Running Home

When the evenings get darker and the weeks begin to melt together its hard to not become a little nostalgic for the days of the past. Adventure feels great and new, but there's something about being back home with all your favorite people that seems just a little cozier. Even if Thanksgiving doesn't mean a plane ticket (or car ride) back for you, there's still time to make sure to tell the people you care about how you really feel.

I've been saving this post for a while as I didn't really know how to word it, but a few weeks ago I received an email in the middle of the night that I sort of fell in love with. Its not even really the content of the email but more the idea of it. I wouldn't consider myself a hopeless romantic or even a crazy dreamer but there's something about the thought of meeting a person and just feeling like its right that's undeniably sweet sounding.

So go ahead, put on your headphones, light your fall candles, get a cup of piping hot tea, and write a letter. You don't have to proclaim your love for a stranger but just let your pencil express what's in your thoughts. Its really only words on paper but its so much realer than mindlessly pressing keys on a glass screen. If being real is a little crazy then shouldn't that be what we all strive for?

And in case you need musical suggestions:

Running Home- Brothers from Another

 Degas Park- Kevin Abstract

A Place Like This- Majid Jordan

Female Energy- Willow Smith

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

FIDM x Street Style

As the middle of the week makes its return, we all need a little bit more coffee and a lot more inspiration. I snapped these pictures on campus today and I have to say people really brought their game today! From leather pants to lots of layering, the fall weather brought out a bit of a darker look than earlier occasions. And if this is just the beginning of seasonal dressing I can't wait to see the rest.
Everything about this look is perfection. 

Cloudy weather means the return of fur, and I'm not mad!
Might we have spotted a trend...

This oversized, silver jacket caught my eye; unexpected and cool.

Loved this unique way of accessorizing...

Simple and chic.

Bucket hats and leather, what else does a girl need?

Fall hair vibes.

Does everyone magically coordinate with their friends here?!

PS. If you are in any of these pictures be sure to comment with your name and social media handles 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Teenage Wasteland

There are those moments where you simply feel content and don't have your thoughts secretly hammering away at you in the back of your mind. Driving yesterday through the sunny early afternoon streets of California was one of those. I sat in the back of my friends Jeep while we played Chance the Rapper and sang along un-fraid of judgment to the likes of Cocoa Butter Kisses. The happy go lucky feel of the day continued later as Bianca and I met up with some of our other friends to adventure in Melrose.

A little bit of flannel as an homage to the grunge boys (and girls) of the hometown 

Life is too short to be sassy all the time, smiling is quite alright too.
Shake it like a Polaroid picture.
Marching to the flea market.

As someone who plasters pictures and photos on her bedroom wall (including a banner that states "Good Vibes") I love bright and unexpected art. Just like music, art is very personal and makes the everyday seem just a little more exciting.

But in addition to admiring the graffiti in the area we also headed to the Flea Market located at Fairfax High School. Since it was my first time attending the market I didn't know what to expect but was very pleasantly surprised by both the size and quality of the weekly event. Although there is a 3 dollar entree fee I do think it was worth it considering how many vendors there were. I was drooling over all the amazing vintage fur coats and found a really cool two piece hoodie and shorts ensemble to bring home which I will definitely be wearing to school this week. Overall a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon (albeit I was a little bit zoned out due to going to sleep at 6AM).
Well dressed couples make me happy. 

My one true love....
Seattle girls.

While at the market I also came across some very cool brands that I might just be featuring or talking to in the future so be on the lookout for those, and check my TOOVIA page to see if I post anything else about the occasion at some point!