Trend Alert : The Tennis Skirt

The sporty look has been getting major traction recently. It has shown up all over Instagram and the coolest piece for completing this trend has been the tennis skirt. I remember a few years ago wearing a tennis skirt was like flipping a coin, you either loved it or hated it. While that may still be the case, more girls are loving this cool look. The white fabric tends to be easier to style and can be paired with an oversized top or a crop making it more versatile. Even WhoWhatWear wrote an article on this popular trend.

As for me, I honestly LOVE this trend but I do not want to buy a tennis skirt and then the trend fizzle out and I’m left with a sporty garment when I clearly do not play sports. So if you don’t have one and are like me, try a pleated mini skirt, a white mini skirt, or a printed mini skirt instead.

Best Places to Shop Summer Looks

So just today I saw an ad for Missguided pop up on FB and I always go through the ads just to see what’s new and I just thought I had to share some of the newest looks that I am seeing for summer! Usually, spring is for more pastels and summer brings brighter colors but I think its a free for all this year since we are all kind of going off-script. I rounded up a few cute places to buy your essentials to wear on your next Instagram Live or cocktail night via zoom of course.

What looks are you going for this summer?

Missguided :

Forever 21 :

BNKR :

BNKR has a store in DTLA where you can shop the Australian brands that they look after. Definitely musts for looks year round!

I got this hot pink skirt, neck tie, pink dress and pouch all from BNKR

Princess Polly :

 

Choose your Evil : The Fur Industry

Either harmful to animals or the environment.. choose your evil.

So we all know that real fur coats are bad right? I’m definitely against buying a real fur coat that being said, I do have a real fur coat that was handed down and is more of an investment piece that I did not and would not have bought. I would not wear it mostly because of what it represents. Wearing and encouraging the sale of real fur promotes the acceptance that 85% of the fur industries come from animals that were held captive. In China, animals can be skinned alive for their fur and mislabeled and sold around the world. Your rabbit coat? Probably not even rabbit, babe.

I’m not for harming an animal unless you need to. Hunting is never my go-to but I wouldn’t be against it if the whole animal was needed and used. In a perfect world, animals would be used only out of the pure need for food and clothing and there would be no waste.

Let’s talk about the latter option, faux fur. Faux Fur is a huge pawn of the fast fashion industry. The microfibers contain plastic that sheds and can accumulate in landfills and oceans. The fibers are also not biodegradable, while real fur does tend to be as it is from a living thing.

So do you really need a new fur coat? Can you borrow one instead or pass it on for generations to come so that we slow down the mass production.

YOUR RIGHTS END WHERE ANOTHER’S BEGIN

Resources:

What’s The Problem With Faux Fur?

9 Shocking Fur Facts

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/faux-fur-environmental-impact

Get Hailey Bieber’s Style

First off, I have to give credit to the QUEEN Maeve Reilly, who is Hailey’s stylist, and puts together her killer looks. If I had to pick a style icon of the moment off the top of my head it would probably be between Hailey and Celine Dion. (I know I’m going to add more to the list and regret only saying those two names later but oh well.)

I have absolutely loved Hailey’s look and I have followed Maeve for a while since I love her personal style as well as her client’s looks. I have added a few of my favorite looks of Hailey’s below and even recreated one that I think everyone should wear.

Who is your style icon of the moment?

This look was actually a possible Coachella look before it was canceled. I instantly fell in love with those Mugler jeans.

Sustainability in Fashion

Fashion’s Newest Pivot – Fashion as an industry as seemed to be becoming more increasingly sustainable in recent years. I think that is partly due to the COVID crisis, more fashion houses and brands, in general, are taking more steps to pivot and develop new ways of doing things. They are considering what is new and now in fashion and I think that sustainability is one of them.

 

It is something that we hear over and over, a new brand is eco-friendly, and while it is not exactly a breaking news story, what is a bit more newsworthy is that the fashion world as a whole is making moves in the right direction. At last year’s SXSW, I attended a panel with representatives from Levis on how they make efforts to being ecofriendly and how it is a huge part of their mission.

Higher-end brands such as Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, and Nanushka all have their feet dipped in the sustainability pool and have several notches under their belt when it comes to eco-friendly.

The Fashion industry is the second-largest consumer of water and is responsible for 8-10% of the world’s carbon emissions.

“Sustainability is not just about wearing an organic t-shirt, it has to be a way of life.” – Bandana Tewari

While I am all for this I still find it a bit tough to be completely sustainable but I think as long as you are being conscious and making a real effort that is what counts.

Links to resources :

https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/opinion/could-coronavirus-spark-a-sustainable-fashion-awakening

https://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wireStory/correction-eu-fashion-sustainability-issues-story-68119669

Top 13 Sustainable Fashion Designers Making a Change in 2020

 

*IMPORTANT* While I always want to provide outfit details, I was alerted by a reader that Nastygal does not release sufficient information on how they are sustainable. I have looked into this and discovered they are in fact correct. While it goes against the post above, I opted to keep up my outfit details from Nastygal ONLY because I personally buy clothes that have longevity and will be used multiple times. I also plan to pass down my clothing collection to my children one day. This does not mean that I will not be shopping at Nastygal, but it does mean I will be more careful in choosing what I buy and how often I buy. I also think that if others did the same and prompted the site to move toward more sustainable standards that we could accomplish something even greater.

White Turtleneck Suit : NastyGal // Waist Belt Harness : NastyGal

 

Gucci Beauty Pop- Up

The thing I love about LA is there is always a pop-up or something fun around the corner. I work nearby a building where there are frequent pop-ups. I have seen Lulu’s, gym shark and now Gucci take vacancy in the space.

Gucci’s pop-up I actually would have had no idea about! But we stumbled upon it and my co-worker found out it is open to the public. It was a photo op experience, which I had no idea about until I got inside. I remember the door man telling us the tags for all of the pictures we take and I said, oh I won’t be taking pictures because I don’t look great, I just came from work. He probably thought, “well she’s in the wrong place”.

Luckily they had beauty touch ups with their new lipsticks and mascara so the photos did not come out absolutely terrible.. however if I had known it was a photo op I definitely would have prepared a bit more!

I love the color of the lipstick the I tried, it was a rusty colored red and let me tell you, the mascara is EVERYTHING! Not going to lie, I didn’t think that mascara’s were too different other than the brushes that were used. BUT, the best mascara’s I have ever used on their own have been Chanel and now Gucci. I definitely would recommend as they are super splurge worthy.

All in all, I am so happy I went and I would say wherever you are based to check out the places that are always right under your nose.

My Designer Wishlist

I recently wrote a similar post like this one and I thought it would be a good idea to follow up! I brought together a few of my items from my designer wishlist and thought I would share.

I remember wanting to buy myself a designer handbag with my very first big girl check. That obviously did not happen because I live in LA and instead I have to use it towards rent. I am currently saving up for Coachella so I am not seeing any of these items in my near future. However, one day (sooner than later) I will buy myself a new luxury item and it will be so much better because I had to wait.

 

Stewart Weitzman McKenzee Boots

Cult Gaia – Eos Acrulic Box Bag $358

Cult Gaia – Metal Bauble Heel Vinyl Mules $428

Prada – Cahier Studded Leather Crossbody Bag $2290

Moncler – Parana Lacquered Puffer Jacket $1675

 

What’s on your designer wishlist?

 

Your Own Timeline

I’ve been seeing a lot of New Year posts and posts about the previous decade. It got me thinking about what I have done in the past year/decade. I am working on comparing myself to others and that is basically what this post is about. Everyone has their own timeline. While I am busy comparing myself to those that have done more, there are people wishing that they were in my spot. That is so important to remember.

I remember thinking that you’re supposed to go to school, graduate college, get married, buy a house and then have kids. While I mean that could still happen for me in that order, I know a lot of people that are already married, already have kids and do not own a house. So who is to say what is right and what is wrong? Who is to say you’re not supposed to end up with someone or that’s not how it’s supposed to happen? There is no instruction manual and while that works for most people that does not mean that is how it has to go.

Your timeline is about whatever you want it to be. And even then sometimes you cannot control that. You meet who you should when you should. You move when you want to. You adopt a dog when your lonely, or a baby when you’re ready. At the end of the day, it’s about a mix of fate and faith.

Coat : Showpo // Belt : Princess Polly // Shoes : Public Desire

Link Lovin

I started reading three articles a day over the holiday break. Most days I read only 1 or 2 but I always shot to read at least three. I never really use my twitter but I decided to start using it for finding articles to check out regarding fashion, celebrities, beauty, and trends.

Social media is always a tricky one as there are so many things it can be used for; showing off, investigating, news, etc. I choose to use each platform differently, and until now, I never really had a purpose for going on twitter every day. I use the discover page to learn about news in general as well as find out more about big breaking stories in the media. I always scroll all the way down to fashion and beauty and the bigger publications have their most recent stories posted.

  1. Influencers over the age of 60
  2. Fashion Trends Analytics of 2019 
  3. Florence Pugh on her age gap relationship 
  4. Latinx-owned beauty brands as mentioned by Nylon 
  5. Have you heard of Kevyn Aucoin’s new Glass Glow Face product? You should! 
  6. Greta Thunberg on Climate change as told by British Vogue 

Got a favorite publication? What is it?

Rainy Day in LA

All I could think when taking these pictures was props to bloggers and influencers who live somewhere that is always rainy or cold, like maybe Seattle? I was wanting that golden hour glow and instead, I got gloom!

So I went for a casual, simple neutral look. While it was just a bit chilly, opting for a coat option just seemed best since it goes well with the weather. I thought of some rainy weather staples as well as a few things that I like to do for those few days a year when it like to really come down here in LA!

Click on the link to see a few of my favorite rainy day pieces:

Rain Boots

Clear Umbrella

Teddy Coat

Rain Coat

 

I also just feel like rainy days are those days when you finally finish that book you’ve been wanting to read, you eat that tin of ice cream and you watch that Disney movie with your puppy! Here are a few more ideas:

  • Go to the movies and get a jumbo popcorn
  • Walk around the mall
  • Stay home and clean out your closet
  • Make it a girls night in
  • Read your favorite magazine
  • Do something creative
  • Call someone you haven’t talked to in a while

Coat : Forever 21 // Jeans : Levis