Weekend Lounging

April 8, 2011
Flares – Sold Design Lab, Vest – ModCloth, Shirt – borrowed from my sister

Sometimes my legs need a little freedom from being in skinny jeans most of the time. There is something so nostalgic about wearing flares. Brings me back to the good old days when the existence of skinny jeans was totally unknown to me. Life was good back then. I love this sweater vest not only because I feel so 60’s and folksy in it, but because it reminds me of Lamb Chop, my talking puppet childhood friend of the past.

So happy for this weekend, which will be spent lounging between meet-ups with friends! I’ll be kicking off the weekend at the Mango store this evening from 5-8PM in Santa Monica. My sister Natalie is hosting a styling event there! She’ll be singing, plus . . . free drinks, food, good music, and there will be a drawing for a $500 shopping spree! Please come out and join us. It’s going to be an amazing time!!! But now I have to figure out what to wear!!!!

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“If you’re going to San Fransisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair”

April 7, 2011
Trench Coat – Storets, Shirt – Splendid, Jeans – Sold Design Lab, Boots – vintage

No I didn’t actually wear flowers in my hair when I visited San Fransisco with my dear friend Shamime when we visited recently, but I sure did have a great time (and I wore neon pink)! There’s just something about that city that’s so alive yet so chill at the same time. I wish I could have spent more time there, but we tried to fit in the best of the city in our flash 1.5 day trip. Our first day there, we did some shopping on Haight Street. There was so much good vintage stuff, but it was a little pricey, so sadly I left empty-handed. I did get a chic little crochet top from Thrift Town though earlier in the day (show ya later)! It was raining pretty hard that day, so no pictures, but Haight Street is wonderfully cool-looking. We met up with our old UCLA friend Michael that night and had dinner at a lovely little Italian restaurant at Belden Place called Cafe Tiramisu (the pesto pasta there is divine) and then he took us out for some drinks at some local bars. I was totally gone by my second drink. One thing for certain is that I am a very funny and even sometimes mean drunk. I will say anything and everything, and my boy radar turns on like it is nobody’s business. It was a fun night!

The next day we made sure to see Fisherman’s Wharf, the Crookedest Street at Lombard, and Union Square (which was so nice for me because it reminded me of a little NYC). I’ve been to all of these places before, but I was 16 the last time I was in San Fran, so it was all quite new to me again. One of my favorite parts was towards the end of trip, when we visited the breathtaking China Beach and watched the surfers trying to catch some waves. It was here that we ran into a local man from Russia in a very (and I mean very) small speedo who started up a conversation with us about body surfing as his drug of choice. But, of course, Shamime and I were very much distracted by said speedo and the way he was basically flaunting (and nearly thrusting) it like no other. When I am with Shamime, I can always be sure to run into characters everywhere we go! From here, we went on to take in the gorgeous view of the Golden Gate Bridge on a cliff near the water that we spotted. Photo opportunity we could not turn down! It was beautiful and invigorating. All I can say is . . . I love San Francisco!

And here is one of my favorite songs to remember my time there by!

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No More Manic Monday

April 4, 2011
It has been a very stressful past week and I am actually so happy that a new week is here. Looking forward to working on a Volcom photo shoot, attending my sister’s MANGO event in Santa Monica, and meeting up with friends. Thought I would share a little inspiration for your eyes to justify my genial mood.

Neon shorts would be an amazing addition to me closet / I’ve been collecting a bunch of crocheted items recently. They embody everything I look for in a spring piece / Little white dresses need to be added to my to-buy list pronto / Red pants are HOT / I never wear flowers in my hair, but I always dream of wearing flowers in my hair / Highlighter neon yellow is so rad to look at / Must get my hands on a layered maxi skirt / Wild hair / There is something so sexy and statement-making about a head-to-toe red dress

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Leather Love Affair

April 3, 2011
Leather Jacket – Zara, Blouse – courtesy of ModCloth, Jeans – Rock & Republic, Boots – vintage, Bag – Melie Bianco

These pictures are way old . . . way back from around Christmas time when I was in Las Vegas. I was cleaning out pictures from my laptop when I came across them and realized that I never posted them. So I was like what the heck . . . and here you are. This is me being as causal as can be, with a little bit of a rocker flair. I guess I can use this as an excuse to delve into my love affair with the classic leather jacket (as if you all didn’t already know). I loved it way back in winter and I am even more in love with it right now. And you can sometimes find me sporting one in the summer, but only if a chilly night allows for it. The leather jacket just goes with everything, and I mean everything, in my closet. Dresses, denim, maxi skirts, shorts . . . the list goes on and on. It’s such a staple for me that it is kind of ridiculous. The leather jacket . . . definitely a Dylana essential. The one I am wearing here has been handed down and replaced with a slightly different (and much better) one that many of you may have recognized on the blog recently. I know I’ll be keeping it forever. Long live the leather jacket.

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