September 30, 2014

FRINGE BABY FRINGE

VINTAGE FINDS
Vintage fringe boots, Brandy Melville sweater (similar here), Zara hat, Paige shorts, Proenza Schouler PS11 handbag

























One thing I love about traveling is shopping for vintage and handmade goods, especially from cities with eclectic personalities such as Austin. After spending a day in Dallas me and Debra took off for Austin and headed straight to South Congress. Although a condensed street, the wide array of shops, restaurants and thrift stores made this street very time spendable. It reminded me a bit of Haight Street in San Francisco, except of course with a Texas flare. We wandered into Feathers Boutique and both our eyes immediately drew to these black fringe boots staring at us from the window. I often consider myself unlucky for having strangely small feel except for those instances where I'm shopping and all that's left is a size 5.5-6 which happens to be my size. These one of a kind size 6 boots were the perfect compliment for my petite feet and I immediately threw them on after purchasing so they could explore Austin, TrendEnvy style. 

September 28, 2014

DOWNTOWN DALLAS

IN SILK AND SCHOULER
F21 blouse, H&M shorts, Proenza Schouler PS11, Prada sunglasses, Michael Kors watch, Henri Bendel bangle
Last weekend was spent in Dallas visiting one of my dear friends Debra, whom I've known for 16+ years and that I consider my fashionista twin. It was my first time traveling to Texas and as a great host, she took me to several amazing places to eat and of course the flagship Neiman Marcus located in the heart of Downtown Dallas (where these photos were taken). During my short stay in Dallas, I literally had the best milkshake (caramel & sea salt milkshake from Hopdoddy), corn (from a cart) and creamsicle (from steel city pop) of my life. Talk about calorie heaven. Although I despise humidity, the pounding Texas heat combined with all the walking we did made all the calorie consumption forgivable. Workout to pig out should be everyones motto when in Texas. 

September 14, 2014

DAPPER MEN

& DAPPER WOMEN
Diggin' the cuffed up pants and slim fit everything on these boys at New York Fashion Week 2014.
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September 3, 2014

LABOR DAY WEAR

AT THE ROW
Zara Dress and heels, Louis Vuitton Neverfull, Dogeared earrings
























































This past weekend was probably one of the best weekends I've had in a while. In celebration of Labor Day I tucked away my laptop and refused to do anything "work related" this entire weekend. The 3-day mental break really helped amp up energy levels and also allowed me to fully appreciate my time spent with friends. My once mental exhaustion turned into mental relaxation, so I found myself with all this extra energy causing me to consistently be out and about. Some highlights from this past weekend consisted of enjoying fresh oysters at Tomales Bay, karaoke'ing to Britney Spears and Beyonce, meeting the tallest guy ever (6'9" to be exact), doing HIIT (high intensity interval training) and getting my shopping fix on Santana Row (where these photos were taken). 

For someone like me that's always on the go and pretty iPhone reliant, a portable charger is a must. Thus, I recently partnered up with Lumsing, a product line of chargers and fell in love with their sleek Harmonica model. It features two outlets, is extremely sturdy and quickly charges. I've even found myself using it around the house when I'm not near a wall plug. Lucky for you, Lumsing is offering $5 off the Harmonica Model with code: ILUMSING at checkout. This charger has become my purse companion and I highly recommend it for anyone that travels or is tech reliant. Shop their store here

August 21, 2014

OUT AND ABOUT

IN BASICS & SILVER
Zara leather biker jacket (similar Free People jacket) and heels, H&M croptop (similar one here), River Island maxi skirt,
necklaces from Etsy (initialbar), Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere (buy one preowned from Fashionphile)
It's ironic how even after I've graduated, I'm still just as busy and possibly even more so busy. I've been balancing a median of work, my start-up business Plume and my social life while throwing in tidbits of vacations, athleticism and blogging into my life. I always joke about how I wish I could live two lives to do all the things I love without constantly feeling overwhelmed, but I'm starting to realize that I just have that type-a personality where I also thrive under pressure. Battle of my own ambitions as I would say. That being said, my style these days have turned into versatile basics that I can just throw on while having 1 key element that still says fashion-forward me. Can you guess what that piece is in here (hint: it's silver). While I miss blogging as often as I used to, blogging has definitely been and is one of my escapes for it's a hobby that I love doing as long as time permits. 

August 3, 2014

SUMMER IN BARCELONA

AT PARK GUELL
Zara dress, 3.1 Phillip Lim mini pashli, Prada sunglasses, Dogeared earrings (similar here), Leifsdotter sandals























































We only had 3.5 days in Barcelona, so we literally jampacked everything we could within these 3 days. Of everything we did though visiting all of Antoni Gaudi's marvelous works were beyond my favorite and most appreciated. Park Guell in particular was one of my favorites due to it's refreshing take on incorporating all elements of architecture (landscape, structural, interior and exterior) into one monumental space. Being California natives, my girlfriends and I kept joking about about how we started missing nature throughout our Europe trip, so it was refreshing to visit a historic landmark that had a good balance of it all.