November 5, 2014

OVERSIZED ARMY

AND MY MIDDAY COFFEE
Top shop button-up jacket, F21 skirt and rings, Dogeared necklaces
This particular oversized button-up has traveled all across Europe and the states with me serving its purpose as my go-to lightweight travel jacket. If clothes could speak (but thank goodness they don't), this particular piece would have stories of its own. With Fall settling in I've attracted my closet with pieces great for layering: camis, long sleeved shirts, button-ups, sweaters and etc. Likewise, there's also been a gravitational shift towards fall colors such as army green and burgundy especially since they compliment neutrals quite well. Because it's finally starting to feel like Fall in California, I'm expecting more layering and fall colors in my life starting with this oversized army shirt. 

October 30, 2014

BOYFRIEND COMFORT

IN MY BOYFRIEND JEANS
Brandy Melville cami, Levi's Made & Crafted boyfriend jeans, Zara heels, Van Cleef and Arpels necklace
Aside from skinnies, if there's one pair of jeans you must own in your closet this year its definitely boyfriend jeans. I purchased these with the intention of wearing them during my lazy days but I've surprised myself with the amount of wear I've gotten from them during my non-lazy days. What I appreciate most about them is how effortlessly flawless they looked paired with heels. The loose jean + heel combo gives off a cool vibe thats evident that you care about fashion but in a very casual way. Heels also help break up the "boyfriend" look with a feminine touch. While not all boyfriends may be keepers, these boyfriend jeans definitely are. Slouchy all around, yet cuffed perfectly at the ankles, boyfriend jeans seem to flatter your curves in the most unconventional way. 

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.