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How Winter Can Be Winning

January 17, 2018

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Jocelyn coat
Mackage scarf
Vintage sweater
Mulberry England pants and purse
By Far boots
Quay Australia sunglasses
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Of course I find myself writing my first real proper blog post about layering in the winter when I am in Los Angeles (where winter does not really exist). I didn’t even bring a proper coat with me on this trip, for there was no need for one. But since many of you all are still in temperatures below 35 degrees Fahrenheit, I thought it was still worth it to share a look overly abundant in winter layers and heavy textures. The more the merrier. Wool pants. A fur coat. A wool sweater. Two layers of Uniqlo heat tech tops, and a pair of heat tech leggings. Toasty socks inside these boots. A knit scarf that can basically serve as a blanket on its days off. Winter in NYC. The dreadful months we see quickly approaching once fall hits. When thinking about the weather and dressing appropriately is a task within a task. One that requires many hacks to perform well. 

Despite the gruesomeness of winter on the east coast. there is in fact ways that you can still dress fashionably and with tasteful personality. There is no need to get lost under the bulkiness of everyday winter garb. What lies beneath is always the hidden secret. The statement lies in the coat. The texture with all the other things that go with it. I didn’t really plan it with this look, but the clashing patterns happened to complement more so instead in the end. That is the beauty of neutrals. They find a way to dance along with each other with the effortlessness of two ballerinas on stage. Think of it this way the next time you are stumped on a winter look. Make adding on the layers less of a task and more of a performance. And you will see just how much creativity can come out of winter’s dark bear caves. There are cities to explore. Cold cities, but cities nonetheless. Winter’s bite should never hold one back. I’ve been trying to remind myself this on weekends when the only motivation I have is to run to the deli down the street and read a book in red. Finding this balance in the season of cold is a challenge, but there are ways to make the best out of the things you can’t control. Winter most definitely can be winning, even as I write this on a 75 degree day in Los Angeles. Still it’s the truth. 

This winter hasn’t been the easiest for me. My boyfriend is back in Brazil because of his visa, and we will have the winter months apart. The city feels less cozy for me without him (not even my warmest coat can make up for that!), but I always find ways to feel full inside of me until the next time I see him. Long distance is a hard task. Maybe even harder than surviving winter. Right now, I am accomplishing both. With my man, a winter away from him is worth all the sunny days we have gotten to have together so far. See you soon my love! 


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24 Hours in LA

January 16, 2018

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& Other Stories Dress
Marskinryyppy shoes
Topshop socks
DVF purse
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24 hours in Los Angeles. And then I will be on my way to Asia. I will be up in the air for quite some time in the next few days, fitting in as much sleep where I can so I can easily fight the jet lag that will soon consume me in Asia. I have lots of family time and exploring that I want to fit into my next two weeks. I’m happy to get a little piece of home before embarking on my travels. It feels like a while since my last international flight, so it’s about time I get moving again! Here is a snippet from my last trip home in Los Angeles, where we stayed a few nights at the Four Seasons Los Angeles. The garden area is beautiful there. Even on a gloomy day, the palm trees still shine. I wear dresses so much more out west than I do in New York. It’s not even only because of the weather. More the sensibility and the space and the easiness that LA brings upon me. I lay low my tough side. I soften a bit. The weights and burdens of NYC feel lifted but it’s a feeling that goes unnoticed. It just is what it is and I slip right into it. No subway noise. No busy sidewalks. No numerous bags to lug blocks down the street. Everything is just a little more simplified out on that side. Maybe the west really does bring out my feminine side that much more. It feels natural. Even for just 24 hours. I’ll take it. 

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At Home In Stripes

January 14, 2018

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Ronny Kobo bodysuit
LIE Collection pants
Pedro Garcia paltforms
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I wore this outfit three days in a row. No joke. I twas about time I took at least one legit photo of it before I succumbed to my weekend uniform of Calvin Klein sweats. This is my current favorite corner of my apartment. A nook that came together so organically. And that is why it is so special. At night, just the lamp and a candle is all I need to feel cradled on my couch. I feel a bit behind on getting the res to my place fully together. My future workspace/desk area is a storage unit for the clothing that cannot fit in my walk in closet. My bedroom has furniture, but for some reason is still lacking the sort of character that I want to present with it. Or maybe I just need more plants. I’m trying not to stress out too much about it, because I know that the fact that it may always a be a work in progress is okay. As human beings, we seem to change as seconds go by. We are always works in progresses ourselves. Our homes can get a break. So as I write this, I am ingraining into my mind that my home space is allowed to come together at its own pace. Whatever that pace maybe. Hey, it took me 30 years to become a more full person. Not even completely full yet. But as full as I should be right now. That’s a long time. But at the same time, this sort of thing is something that can never be measured. The same goes for the place you rest your head at night. Happy Sunday, my favorite day of the week! And this Ronny Kobo bodysuit makes me happy because its colors make me think of the 70’s, and it’s oh so flattering with a pair of loose fit trousers. There is a reason I’ve worn this outfit three days in a row. Hehe. 

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Denim And Tweed

January 12, 2018

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Veronica Beard jacket
Volcom t-shirt
A Gold E jeans
By Far boots
Vintage belt
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These jeans were all I lived in when I was in Los Angeles last month. Relaxed fit. Straight leg yet still a little bit tapered to the right amount of sexiness. High-waisted. Raw denim. A Gold E really killed it with this pair, I have to see. Man, this pair of denim felt really good getting slightly baked in that Los Angeles sunshine. Right off Melrose to be exact. NYC has been full of snow, rainy and that icky in-between weather that makes one feel emotionally all over the place. Why can’t it just stay put for once? What’s going on outside makes me feel little bit lazy, but still there are so many things to do. My mind is full of lists. I’m waiting for my new camera lens to experiment with. A new year. A new lens. A new perspective. Little changes like this are big lights for me. Keeping my focus on these things, so I won’t let myself get too distracted by sunnier places. They’ll be there for me when I eventually get back to them. Like Asia next week! Until then . . . work, work, work!!

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