Thursday, August 30, 2012

Beach Daze

Forever 21 shirt, Ksubi shorts, Mont Blanc belt, Balenciaga sandals

Staring out at the water and running to save my sandals from the waves was fun. I should come to the beach more often, more like every day, considering I live five minutes away. Every time I see the ocean I think of the monthlong Mediterranean trip I went on and it makes me want to go back so badly. The more of the world I see, the smaller it feels and it's a comforting thought to know where everything is. Maybe because staying in one place too long makes you feel like the globe's dimensions are boundless or so little that it's like everywhere outside of where you live doesn't even exist. Kind of like zoning in on the sea, wondering how far or close the next seashore is.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Float Without Wings

Forever 21 dress, Balenciaga jacket & clutch, Proenza Schouler shoes

Another addition to the expanding category of floaty white lace things in my closet. I just validated pieces like this should be carried over summer by throwing on a favorite motorcycle jacket. Gotta admit, I decided wearing leather is unjustified in this slightly suffocating weather and that's evident by how I took it off in less than five seconds upon putting it on. I have an arsenal of jackets begging for the cold right now. Ankle boots and tights are potential additions here but that's taking it way too far.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Quiet as the Forest

Theory top, Ksubi shorts, Chloé boots, Eugenia Kim hat, Mont Blanc belt, YSL ring

Hiking around apparently asking for a clump of sap to step in with assurance that it is viscous enough to cement Chloé boots to the ground. Not so fast, I wouldn't even consider leaving barefooted without them although doing so at this site sounds fun. It was pretty close to happening while I was balancing on that tree stump that had an irregular, partly sap-coated face. As for the hat, I somehow feel like a masked magical pirate nymph princess when I wear it like this. That's a fairly confusing reflection on something so basic but the rawness of the doubled rope detailing and the option to instantly slant the brim accordingly leaves much to the imagination. Especially mine.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Out the Window, Into the Woods

Bcbgmaxazria top, Theyskens' Theory pants, Proenza Schouler shoes, Balenciaga clutch, Céline sunglasses

Sneaking out of a party and into a nearby park at dusk, wearing double-waisted jeans in a dangerously white wash at risk of sopping up some muddying substance. Even the ever-handy orange Tide stick fails at times. Although some people have given up on wearing white altogether, it happens to be omnipresent in my closet and sartorial conscience. But this lucky pair came out unscathed after being worn through a two-hour car ride, having a cappuccino over it, and sprawling on questionable grass and sandbox sand. I know. That's intense. They are cropped exactly enough to not cover up these flamed woodblocks that have the weirdest heel curvature I have seen and cutouts in just the right places.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Lights Will Guide Us

Standing in front of a sunset looking like I just spent a month basking and bronzing in the jungle with the Boxcar Children or something.

Sandro leather dress, Isabel Marant zebra heels, Yves Saint Laurent ring

This Sandro shift might be familiar from my month-long adventure through Europe by sea. It instantly jumped out at me because of its simple cut and color that I think is nonexistent on the spectrum, somewhere between a toned down gold and nude that wavers in very specific light. It is unreal how thinly cut the leather is on this dress, a perfect canvas to justify accessorizing with like zebra inspired things and this bracelet I bought at a ceramic store in Kusadasi.

Monday, August 13, 2012


Alexander Wang shirt, Ksubi shorts, Balenciaga sandals & envelope, Hermès belt & bracelet, Céline sunglasses

Another summer day, thinking about Italy again. This clutch is from the Balenciaga store located somewhere amongst the meandering canals near San Marco Square in Venice. Ever since I have returned from Europe, carrying around fewer things feels more sensible so downsizing with cross-bodys and clutches is satiating. It's one of those pieces that can be dressed up or down and that in partnership with these sandals is meant to be.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Back Home

Forever 21 lace top, Alexander Wang leather shorts, Balenciaga shoes, Céline sunglasses, gold bracelet (something similar here)

The usual post-cruise refusal to working and assimilating reality is wearing off but at a slow pace. I must say, ever since I stepped onto LA grounds, walking surfaces seem just excessively flat and too perfectly leveled after a month of tramping and jumping over cobblestones while keeping an eye out for the the wobbly, more precarious pieces.  I purchased this gold chain bracelet at the Grand Baazar in Istanbul and I somehow configured it to be a ring simultaneously. I also bought these sunglasses from the Céline store on Via Condotti in Rome and couldn't be happier to be wearing them here right now. Summer delights.