Thursday, October 1, 2015

Don't Think Twice, It's Fall

"Well it's no use to sit and wonder why, babe, Even you don't know by now. And it aint no use to sit and wonder why, babe, It'll never do somehow."- Bob Dylan, Don't think Twice, It's Alright 
Romper by Cosette Clothing // Boots from Sole Society

BCBGeneration Coat // True Religion Runway Moto

Sole Society Boots

Rumba Time Watch // Cosette Clothing Romper

Now that LA's hottest month is over, it is beginning to feel mildly appropriate to introduce my Fall wardrobe! I am keeping it extremely simple this season, not that I wear color (if my life depended on it)
I am a firm believer in having staple items in your closet (such as a little black dress or camel trench) however, this concept works especially well when applied during the Fall/Winter season. Even the most bold and daring with their style tend to scale it into neutrals starting in October. I firmly believe Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte has something to do with this, but nonetheless.
Here are my first looks for Fall that are perfect for transitioning out of the heat in LA and into our lows of 50 degrees (which is now considered freezing here on the West Coast)
The first look is a lightweight knitted sweater in stark white by Page paired with Runway Moto jeans by True Religion and simple cream ankle boot by Sole Society. The boots are extremely comfortable and I plan on wearing them often, so get used to seeing them!
The second look, a bit Parisian inspired, is from Cosette Clothing. I ordered it oversized so that I can pair it with a belt and dress it up or down. I find if you are not conservative in sizing with rompers, especially for anyone over the height of 5'8", the look tends to be a bit more dressy and has the potential risk of not having a decent inseam.
Stay tuned for more Fall basics that I will be laying out for you as Must-Have's for the Holiday season and transitional weather appropriate!

Friday, September 25, 2015

In the Spirit of Adventure

Abysse Wetsuit

As many of you know by now about me, I am a restless soul. I am constantly seeking adventure and if it doesn't find me,  I find it! 
Recently, I have been grappling with scheduling priorities and balancing work life with my creative side, although the two are rather synonymous. It can be a challenge given there are only 24 hours within a day. (thinking back to the 'Empire Records' quote from Liv Tyler on productivity, albeit her character was on speed) The process of balancing both your productive and creative side requires planning and preparation which kind of take the fun out of the whole process, only if you allow it.
I recently decided to nurture the "musician" in me by taking up piano lessons. I played for 10 years way back when and for the most part, lost all talent in that respect. So as a challenge and outlet for myself to express and flex my visionary side, I got a teacher and invested in a weighted keyboard. (not quite at the level of affording a baby grand piano but working on it)
My teacher, Val Goldes, is a prodigy (as I call him) as well as a visionary artist and business owner himself( Most likely the reason for us getting along so well!). When he is not yelling at me for not practicing and telling me his four year old student can work her way through Mozart 10x's better than me, he is recording singles, managing a record label and obtaining grants at the local music institute.  
In addition to piano, I am pushing myself physically out of a comfort zone recently established by adulthood, if you will, and pursuing activities such as surfing and paddle boarding. Recently I had the pleasure of meeting up with international model and surf legend, Hanalei Reponty (designer of Abysse Swimwear), to learn the art of paddle boarding and really just getting onto a surf board in general. I have to say the experience has left me wanting to pursue it more. (granted I could not quite sit down with ease the next day due to muscle soreness)

The next feat I am going after is traveling solo. I am always impressed with my abilities to adapt to my surroundings and gather my bearings in new territories. So I intend to flex that particular muscle to the best of my abilities in making solo travel a high priority. The reasoning for this is to ensure my creativity and motivation remains in tact at its highest level possible. I believe in feeding the brain and the soul, so short weekend trips alone are just what this self-appointed doctor ordered.
All in all, I highly recommend making your endeavors a priority(even if its as simple as cooking or as ambitious as sky diving) . Stay tuned as I share more on my new journey!

Check out my talented piano teacher's latest single below as well!

Small Room is finally here
Macrocosm Records will be sending free mp3's of the song to those who will post comments on the YouTube link provided below.
Simply write a comment and send us a message to with your name and copy paste your comment in the message body. Within 48 hours you will receive your free mp3 file.

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