If you've been paying attention you may have noticed that with moving into my new apartment I've become quite smitten with my plants. I'm trying to be responsible with my time and money, but I seriously just want to go and buy all the plants. I definitely underestimated how content and excited I would be to watch all my little green-friends unfurl new leaves. They're so happy and I'm so proud! So, you can imagine my delight in stumbling upon these rad Australian-made pots. Every good plant needs a good home to grow from, right? With a selection of tribal, modern and minimalist have something for everyone. Let's just hope world-wide shipping is something coming soon!
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Spring is almost here, March 20th people!
This year might be a bit different with the temperature changes but that just means we need to consider layerable pieces, comfy sweaters and maybe some socks for our sandals. Make it easy on yourself and stick to the basics. Choose pieces you can double up if you wanna work from home, hunker down in a coffee shop or need to run around town!
With that, here. Have a little loose tee, boyfriend jean, stocks, socks and comfy sweater inspo for your ramp up to spring!
Okay. So I've been called a lot of things: Hippie, Hipster, Nomad, Free Spirit.. but at the end of the day, when it comes to the clothes I choose to wear, I would say my preference is earthy.
I grew up playing in the forest, riding horses, hanging out with band-boys and sleeping under the stars with friends. So, naturally my inclination toward clothing that can span all of the things I do has carried into today. I want clothing that is going to work for wanders through the woods, epic train rides, a long day on set, an afternoon hunkered down in a cafe or a day working from home.
With that I've realized there are some basics I frequent. I value things like comfort, connection, sustainability and longevity and I like to think my wardrobe reflects that; muted and warm tones, leather goods, minimal pattern and design, denim, free flowing/loose fitting pieces/tee's, stones, gems and what I would consider a modest style. Don't get me wrong, I can dig an 80's neon just so much as the next person, but on a grand scale the majority of my clothing is nonchalant.
Heres a spattering of style inspiration for the above mentioned basics:
New York, I'll admit I was 100 + 10% unprepared when I oh so responsibly checked in with my handy weather app and found your chilly factor to be somewhat staggering (at least compared to the constant of Los Angeles). I had to laugh though. I've spent the last 5 months in a continuous state of sweaty, questioning why I thought LA would be a great choice for my love of overcast-sweater-weather, and now I'm actually on the brink of entering the chill and I'm a bit like, shit, because I'm not sure I have the clothing for this.
I'm a minimalist to the core -- and when I say core, I mean core. Everything I own aside from my bed and my 60$ ikea book-nook-square-thing fit in my little Nissan Altima. Blame it on (or better yet thank) the traveling, or the fact that I'm a Virgo, or.. whatever, the point is. I own very little clothing. But I'm determined. I will survive. My NYC blast off is close and I'm now basically prepared. and I say basically because there are a few things I would still love to have but, you know, #artist #thestruggleisreal -- #greatitudeforwhatIhave.. okay I'm #done.
In light of the glorious cold (again, relative to LA) and my current non-existent clothing budget I figured settling on a happy "5 things I need to not die in NYC" was a happy medium -- especially considering I already owned three of them. High five for being resourceful, right? So here is my list because we all knew I'd make one.
5 things I need to not die in NYC
a legit jacket
a heavenly scarf
Alright, a little breakdown, now. SOLID BOOTS are an absolute must if you are anything like me, and get cold ridiculously easy. I landed my pair of Cole Haan's (which If I'm honest I had to google, because Im pretty clueless when it comes to fashion names) for $40 at the ever bountiful Crossroads Trading Co. -- but boots are nothing without a pair of GOOD SOCKS. My two favorite pairs are both from American Eagle. They're relatively cheap ($13) and last forever! I bought my first pair over four years ago and I still wear them! TIGHTS/LEGGINGS are crucial in the cold because they are easy to layer, flexible (because we all want to curl up with a hot drink and a good book in the cold, right?) and keep all that glorious heat in! You can pretty much find them everywhere but I tend to lean toward leggings with less cotton content and more nylon/spandex. Cotton just stretches out and get's weird, especially in the cold (and especially if you have booty!). And then comes my favorite part of the ensemble, the LEGIT JACKET. I scored hard on that S LINE brand, paying a whopping $12 bucks at Crossroads (which if you haven't figured out is my favorite recycled fashion go-to thrift). Last but not least comes a HEAVENLY SCARF, which... It's kind of a safe bet, running tradition, that every Christmas I will receive at least two scarves from those wonderfully, good-hearted but I-dont-see-you-all-that-often-so-I-don't-know-what-to-get-you family members -- and I'M NOT MAD. Because look at me now! Rockin' the scarves.
That pretty much wraps up my "must haves" but.. if I'm allowed just one more addition I'd say get yourself a good sweater or two if you're headed into the cold. Brandy Melville is one of my ultimate favorites for sweaters because they are super soft and oversized. Hallelu!
Stay Warm Y'all -- and NYC here I come!
When summer rolls around I am no stranger to the, "What the hell are those" when I roll up in my worn down, teal tevas. I kind of wear them with anything, so I guess I can understand the strange looks thing. But I also too often get yelled at or kicked out of places, or worse, the kindly grocery store attendant who "just wants to let me know that if something happens they are not liable", and to warn me there might be glass, when I'm barefoot-- I guess you just can't please everyone.
All that to say I will likely never stop trying to bring these suckers into some sort of fashionable light-- but lucky for me (or you I guess, if we're out in public together) I found some sweet ways to style these bad boys! Even better news? Apparently I can wear them with socks! can't. wait.
bonus round: yup. dudes. too.