Book Club : Fashion Reads

I’ve gotten a lot more time on my hands because of quarantine of course and besides taking a few simple online courses, I have grown my love for the fashion industry by reading a few promising titles. I recently started a book club, and while we are not reading these titles, I thought it would be interesting to read these in my free time out of pure interest. I never really liked self-help books, but I love both fiction and non-fiction.

What is your go-to genre?

This is not a Fashion Story by Danielle Bernstein : If you know about WeWoreWhat (who doesn’t) then you’re family with Danielle Bernstein. I love her platform and I just had to read. I am almost done with this one and let me tell you it has re-inspired me to hustle with my blog and my own digital platforms. It is all about her journey to becoming a macro-influencer and some juicy life details along the way.

The Chiffon Trenches by Andre Leon Talley : I was prompted to read this one by one of the many articles that mention the many fashion secrets spilled in this read. I just had to be in on the gossip when it came to these huge name drops!

Clothes.. and other things that matter by Alexandra Shulman: I love reading memoirs, especially one that touches on Vouge. I love to hear advice and different paths to success so this one is on my must-read list.

The Woman I wanted to be by Diane Von Furstenberg : I read an excerpt from her book that was published a few years ago and I thought it was very interesting. All I had really known about her before was from her show on E!

Older, but better, but Older by Caroline de Maigret : This title was actually recommended by my former employer. After her recommendation I listened to a podcast with Caroline de Maigret on the book and I also wanted to add How to be a Parisian Wherever You Are which is her first book.

Loungewear Round-Up

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have never bought so much loungewear in my life as I have recently! I usually just wear a big shirt to sleep but I have changed up my content to reflect the time. Click on the product images for a direct link to where to buy.

I recently did a review on SKIMS which you can see HERE but, this is one of my top places for a sleek look that is super put together. The only issue is that it is usually always sold out.

 

 

Another go-to for cute loungewear has always been Forever 21. If you want a cute pj set with eggs and bacon or come smiling avocados, F21 is your place. But what I have really been wanting for the absolute longest time is terrycloth shorts. These are the typical shorts you have for so long you forgot where you even bought them. I love the color and they even have pockets.

 

 

Lastly, I did a DIY on this set as you can probably tell! I took a plain pair of black joggers from Walmart and bleached them, then cut them up to create shorts and a top that I saw Brittany Xavier create on Tik Tok. It’s a fun and easy DIY.

Skims : Worth the Buy?

Let me start off by staying I have been buying more loungewear than I ever have in my entire life during this quarantine time period. (I’ll be doing a round-up of that ASAP) I wanted to do a quick review of the two pieces that I ordered from SKIMS. First off, can I just say how good that name is?! I definitely am a huge Kardashian fan even though that is a very loaded statement as there are lots of things that I do not particularly agree with. But when it comes to fashion and style and showing face, their stylists, decorators and publicity team got it down.

Back to Skims… I did not have high or low expectations but I knew I would get use out of this set because my first impression is they are cute and easy to just throw on after a post-workout shower because when I put on a matching set, I automatically feel more put together.

I purchased both of these items for a total of $82.27. The bralette was $36 and the boxers were $35 and you have to add in taxes and shipping. I do think that the final cost is a bit pricey, but this collection always sells out FAST! They do restock, so sign up for emails because that is how I got my set.

My opinion is only on this set of course, but based on the quality I really love what I received! The package came in a thick brown envelope and the garments come in a biodegradable package that clearly states that it is NOT plastic. Now thinking back, I am a bit happier to pay for the extra taxes and shipping if the company is making more sustainability efforts. (I’m so glad fashion as a whole is slowly taking an eco-friendly stance.)

I love the quality and I highly recommend. I love how the material is quality and thick, but not too thick to where you feel constrained in any way. It is so comfortable and such a soft material, it truly is the perfect loungewear.

Quarantine Haul

LINKS:

Madewell

Gold Hoops : https://www.madewell.com/chunky-medium-hoop-earrings-AM831.html?color=ED0747#q=gold%2Bearrings&lang=default&start=35

Bandana : https://www.madewell.com/bandana-F2308.html?dwvar_F2308_color=EB1888&dwvar_F2308_size=ONE%20S&cgid=accessories-scarves#start=2

LuluLemon

Sports Bra : https://shop.lululemon.com/p/w-all-bras/Up-For-It-Bra-MD/_/prod9280334?color=0001

Shorts : https://shop.lululemon.com/p/women-shorts/Fast-And-Free-Short-6-Inches-NR-MD/_/prod9370412?color=43608

Reversible Mat : https://shop.lululemon.com/p/mens-and-womens-accessories/The-Reversible-Big-Mat/_/prod6750169?color=44633&sz=ONESIZE

Aila Blue

Dress : https://www.ailablue.com/collections/dresses/products/oasis-dress-silver-1

Bikini Top : https://www.ailablue.com/collections/swim/products/constance-top-peach

Bikini Bottom : https://www.ailablue.com/collections/swim/products/diego-bottoms-peach

Princess Polly

Long Sleeve : https://us.princesspolly.com/collections/long-sleeve-tops/products/unwritten-love-top-white

Mini Skirt : https://us.princesspolly.com/collections/mini-skirts/products/the-lola-mini-skirt-oatmeal

Zara

Jeans : https://www.zara.com/us/en/z1975-wide-leg-jeans-p06147072.html?v1=40162968&v2=1446471

Top : https://www.zara.com/us/en/pleated-top-p02348703.html?v1=39953828&v2=1445723

 

 

Styling Baggy Pants

I have a hard time styling longer denim since I am so short so I tucked these baggy pants into some sock booties and this is what came out!


LINKS

Pants: https://www.zara.com/us/en/zw-premium…

Sock Booties: https://www.asos.com/us/asos-design/a…

Black High Neck Tank: https://www.express.com/clothing/wome…

Hoop Earrings: https://www.madewell.com/chunky-mediu…

Cow Print Jacket: https://www.revolve.com/superdown-rox…

White Button Up: https://www.prettylittlething.us/whit…

Gold Necklace: https://mejuri.com/shop/products/bold…

 

One Shirt Three Ways

This is one of those closet staple button-ups that you have to have. Mine is from Princess Polly and was under $30!

I did a quick 5-minute styling video, so be sure to subscribe to my Youtube Channel

Song: Cool Girl by Tove Lo (not my own)

Shirt: https://us.princesspolly.com/collecti…

Jeans: https://www.levi.com/US/en_US/apparel…

Steve Madden Heels: https://www.stevemadden.com/collectio…

Princess Polly Black Belt: https://us.princesspolly.com/collecti…

H&M Cow Print Jacket (similar): https://www.prettylittlething.us/cow-…

Combat Boots (similar): https://www.stevemadden.com/products/…

PLT Double Buckle Belt: https://www.prettylittlething.us/kich…

Tory Burch Bag (similar): https://www.target.com/p/ring-work-to… 

I’ll Never Not Say Y’all

I have gotten into the habit of writing down a lot of significant things in my life that have happened while I have been in California. I hope to one day create a book that is comical, risky and fashion-forward. One of the tidbits that I wanted to include, and I thought I would share on the blog is about how I am clearly not from California.

I for one am so glad I am not from here. While the people here can be great, many of them are just kind of..blah. I love Texas and I will be going back eventually! I love that I am so loud and outspoken and I’d rather pop a joke that may not be appropriate at the time than not. I am the kind of person that is very transparent, you know exactly how I feel about you.

I get told that I should cover up a bit more sometimes, but I am only this young (and probably this size) once in my life, so I don’t mind. I am going to do the things that I think are fun and take a risk and make that wrong decision because I know that even though it may not be right, it’s not going to change my life as I know it.

I found this cute little bar place in North Hollywood that my coworker invited me to and let me tell you it was a piece of Texas in California. There was country music on and endless chips and guac. Also, if you like margaritas they had some as big as your head! (Well my head probably because I have a small head.) It made me miss home and being with my friends and I struggle sometimes being away, and I never know what is next but I just keep going and see what gets thrown my way.

I have gotten so many comments from people who come into work noticing that I say “y’all” and honestly I never even notice because its so normal for me! When you are around people that share a commonality, you tend to adopt their way of doing things. One thing that I will not be doing though, is removing the word y’all from my vocabulary.

Shoes : Shoe Dazzle