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Perfect Raw Denim by Frame

December 19, 2016

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By Far leather boots
Vintage stole
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Proenza Schouler bag // SHOP SIMILAR
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It’s not that easy to find a pair of baby blue jeans that feel vintage but fit modern. It’s SO HARD!! That is, until I came across Frame’s new Rigid Re-Release Collection of raw denim. It’s a limited collection of 11 archival pieces brought back to life in a new denim fabric inspired by the aesthetic of the past. 100% made in Los Angeles, and in collaboration with the oldest fabric mill in the U.S., Cone in North Carolina. Now that’s All American. But with a London touch. This sun-kissed light blue is a favorite tone of mine for my raw denim styles. It allows me to bring that feel of spring and summer with me far into the cold winter months. And I love the way that raw denim molds to my body throughout the day. It just gets better with age. Every crinkle softens to each unique curve. This is an aspect of denim that is very important to me. It may be cold out here, but at least I feel sexy in my jeans.

These first few days of winter have been flying by so fast. It’s exciting and scary at the same time. I’ll be on my way back home to California on Tuesday, warmed by the ideas of my mother’s cooking, my father’s hilarious jokes, that west coast sunshine, and all the other comforts that stem from where we are from. So many new people have entered my life this past year and it has been the most beautiful thing. I feel like so much has come together in a way that I never imagined this year. Missing puzzle pieces at last found and placed in position. Pieces that don’t fit at all thrown to the side lines. But nothing beats family and the places that we are rooted from. These people and places are the foundation of our modern being. They linger in the stream of our consciousness kind of like a protector. When we feel our weakest, they are there to give more strength to our backbones. Every few months I’m homesick. Every day I miss my boyfriend while he is away. Many nights I feel the need to unload thoughts and feeling off of my chest, but afraid to do so and so I keep them sheltered. Some days I question my pursuits and paths. But every morning when I wake up, refreshed and unwound, I remember what the bigger pictures is of what I am working for, and I feel better about everything. Or at least I try to. And I remember that nothing can ever be perfect. Nor should it ever be. And my day goes on. In my blue jeans. And I keep on going until I rest my head again. The next day repeat.

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Cuddle Monster

November 28, 2016

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Jocelyn fur coat
Citizens of Humanity overalls
2 Bandits earrings
Marie Turnor metallic leather purse
UGG scarf
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What a long and beautiful weekend to come back from. My Wednesday to Sunday was fantastically spent partially in the Connecticut suburbs with my lovely friend Christina and her family, and partially home in NYC where my Brooklyn abode felt like the ultimate haven. I woke up at 10AM every morning. Each day a steady swing of this and that, but nothing rushed, my usual routine strung out long and wide. And each night was ended with a cup of sleepy tea, and my bed and my body became one. It was the perfect few days to reset before getting thrown into the December craziness (holidays and work included!). There’s so much content I want to get up on here for you guys, so stay tuned. So now . . . onto other important things in the life of a fashion blogger . . . the weather.

NYC’s fickle mindset has finally shifted for good, and everyone has gone into full on winter mode. And with every switch in the season, there seems to be an update in statement item. For me this season, that item is my Jocelyn chevron fur coat. It’s probably the warmest piece of outerwear that I own. So reliable cozy, capturing every bit of heat from my body and keeping it close, close by to me for what seems like forever. The act of plucking it off my rack each morning before heading out of my apartment has suddenly become second nature, and for good reason. NYC winter’s are harsh, as if you guys didn’t already know. They make walking down the block to the corner store an excruciating activity. Almost as bad, or maybe worse, than going to the dentist. And all the money I spend on cold weather accessories just get thrown out the window as I lose beanies, mittens and scarves in random places throughout he city. An aggravating truth us city dwellers cannot escape. My skin is dry to the point that it sometimes hurts. Not to mention, my nose and ears start to feel like absolutely nothing that there is no point in hearing or smelling. I complain to my superintendent at least once a week about why the heater isn’t staying on throughout the night. Instead, I light a million candles by my bed to keep my and the three sweaters I’ve layered on company. And let me tell you, that’s a fire hazard waiting to happen. Winter, you come and you go and you never make it easier on us. But at least now, in the form of a chevron painted cuddle monster, I don’t feel you quite as much. Hardly at all actually, so that walking down the street is actually quite the delight. And you don’t find many people saying that round here too often. Good luck staying warm peeps.

Shop more of my favorite Jocelyn coats here:

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When Minutes Seem to Dissappear

November 15, 2016

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Elizabeth and James sweater // SHOP SIMILAR
All Saints leather jacket
VEDA dress
La Canadienne shoes
Vintage wool beret
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Lately, the days have been slipping away sooner and sooner. Minutes seem to disappear within the time it takes to blink an eye just once. 4pm starts to feel more like 8pm, and so we feel rushed to get through the day where sunlight still exists. Nighttime greets us sooner, and laziness ensues, and bed time stories under the covers are all we have on our mind. Fall is a season of fresh beginnings, but it is also one of a sometimes aggravating search for balance as we want to both give into winter’s endless naps and take advantage of as much time as we can. There never seems enough time for both. Where is the middle ground? That’s the question and that’s always the struggle during this time of the year. The need to feel dormant, but also the need to paint a fresh piece of paper with anything and everything we didn’t get around to painting last season.

At the moment, I’m trying not to get too worried about the all too fast passing of time and the nights that seem to start as soon as our days begin. Maybe we all needed that extra reason to get up out of bed earlier in the morning and work on the parts of us that need more time to improve. And maybe we all need a reason to stop what we are doing in the late afternoon to catch a glimpse of the sunset and have that breather that we deny ourselves on most days. But maybe, just maybe, time isn’t everything like we thought it is. If it stops, or if it goes too fast, maybe all we got to do is, well, let it be. Because time is now. I’ve never been more at ease with myself than when NOW was the only thing on my mind. Do it more often babes.

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Sunday Favorite | AP Cafe

November 13, 2016

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I’m take pride in my neighborhood. And yes, I think that the best places to eat are in Brooklyn. Many in Bushwick, such as the lovely, well-lit and very Instagram-worthy AP Cafe. I can walk to this spot on a late Saturday morning from my apartment and never have to worry about waiting for a seat. The burger here is diviiiineeeee. I’ve been bopping around all of New York City since 2013 taste testing what should be the best burger in town, but none have yet beat the one from AP Cafe. The caramelized onions add the most phenomenal touch. Complete with a side of the thinnest, crispiest fries that came straight from heaven I promise you. For those looking for a healthier, and less indulgent option that is still well-rounded, the kale pesto quinoa bowl (I like to add chicken to this), is a great choice. I could take pesto on just about everything. AP Cafe just gets it right every time, all the way down to the succulents that add a simple delicacy that makes this one of the best places to get work done if you are just in a mood for a good coffee. If you ever have the chance to explore Bushwick, make sure to come by this spot for a coffee, a burger, a donut, or any of the other delicious plates they have on their menu. You’ll be back for sure.

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