October 26, 2014

THE ONLY FLOWERS

ARE ON MY APPAREL
Zara romper, vintage cowboy boots
These photos were all taken at Coyote Hills Regional Park. The park where I first learned to ride a bicycle, experienced my first hike and where the inception of many trendenvy photos begun. When I re-visited this park I was alarmed to see the severity of the California drought exemplified in the dried up pond. (click below for more photos). A landscape that I've never encountered during my 20+ years of visiting Coyote Hills. Although water is a natural resource, the scarcity of water and depletion of resources through human consumption is one we need to spread awareness on. Being mindful of habits that effect the environment at large is the first step in helping preserve mother nature. For a fun way to find out your behavioral impacts on water and tips on how to help conserve water, take this fun water footprint calculator test

October 7, 2014

DENIM ON DENIM

IN AUSTIN HEAT
American Apparel denim shirt, Zara shorts, vintage cowboy boots, Louis Vuitton Neverfull, Ray-Ban aviators
It's hard to tell in photos but it was blistering, humid hot in Austin this day. So hot, that my sunglasses kept slipping off my nose and so humid that taking photos was the least of our worries because it just became uncomfortable movement. Needless to say, as a lover of shorts and everything cropped I'd choose heat over cold weather any day. Every time I travel I always return home with a more refined appreciation for California, this time being for California's weather. It's funny how people take for granted the things in life that they become the most accustomed to. Whether it's the weather, their relationships or even clean water. While my trip was short and sweet, I got to experience everything that makes Texas, Texas including the hot humid summer. 

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 abnormally small feet 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). 

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