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Rustic Ruffles

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I definitely need to start checking the weather. The sweltering heat in LA is gone, unbeknown to me, I rocked this flirty little cut out romper from Tobi. I paired it with some off white booties and space buns for a more playful look. I love juxtaposition. Shooting this fun and flirty ruffled romper, against this wood paneled seating area made for some cool shots. I knew I had to give the photos a bit of a rustic vibe when editing them in Lightroom.

Tobi - Dotted Line Ivory Ruffled Romper - $80 USD

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Travel in Style & Comfort

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My number one rule when I travel is COMFORT. This is one of those IDGAF about what I look like times and always will pick comfort over style. Lucky enough on my way to Hong Kong we had a two-hour layover in Beijing before getting on our second flight to Hong Kong. I decided to pack my makeup and comfy but stylish clothing options to change into during our layover, so I'd be ready to hit the ground running the second we touched down in HK.

This off the should top from Tobi was the perfect piece to keep me comfy and stylish. The fabric was soft and thick enough to keep me warm on the two-hour plane ride from Beijing to Hong Kong and was loose fitting so I was comfortable.

Tobi - Jennifer Striped Off the Shoulder Crop Top - $60 USD

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Fall Florals for SoCal's Never Ending Summer

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It's almost November, yet Los Angeles is still seeing 100 degree plus weather. I want fall colors, chunky sweaters and dare I say.... Ugg boots. But with the sweltering heat that's impossible. Instead I've been adding summer pieces that transition into Fall ever so perfectly. This rust colored romper is the piece that does just that. WIth its beautiful color, long bell sleeves and minimal floral print it's Fall packed in a summer piece. The fabric on the romper is so lightweight that even with the long sleeves, you're kept breezy in this crazy heat wave.

Tobi - Ryleigh Rust Floral Print Romper - $62

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Pink, White and Blue

I'm not one of those people that goes all out for Holiday themes. I kinda think it's tacky when I see every girl on 4th of July in their red, white blue stars and striped bikinis. Like c'mon, you could do better. haha. For my 4th of July outfit this year, I decided to put a fun little spin on it and swap out the red for pink. I paired a fun and sexy dusty rose monokini from Tobi with a denim chambray and my white converse chucks for a fun and not so over saturated Holiday look. 

sunnies: zerouv "modern rimless mirrored flat aviators" style A253-01 in gold brown
swim: tobi "better off lace up monokini" in rose
shirt: nordstrom (no longer available), similar here and here
shoes: converse "chuck taylor" in white

Fashionably Forward

LA is always busy and bustling with fashionable millennials going here, there and god knows where. I mean, I have to admit... I'm probably one of them. My life has been so busy as of late. I don't remember the last time I've been able to just Netflix and chill. It's been non-stop go go go. I prefer it that way. I love that I have my life back on track—keeping busy with my 9-5 and relishing in all the amazing opportunities coming my way thanks to my blog and Whim Things.  

My friends have been encouraging me to "get back out there." Let me be clear... the last fucking thing I want is a relationship or a boyfriend. Like I said, I finally have my life back. It's mine... everything is beyond phenomenal right now. I can't have the possibility of another CS coming into my life and blowing it to kingdom come happen again. I am going out on dates and "getting my groove back" as Stella would say. But honestly it's not at all my focus. It's on the bottom of the totem pole for me. 

My focus is to keep my life on this fast paced track and excel at my new job and continue to build both my brands. I want to enjoy every moment of this new found bliss I have. I refuse to let anyone, especially a boy fuck that up. 

Because were being honest here and sharing with the class... a couple days ago I was feeling really sorry and bad for myself. Looking back on 2017, it has been an amazing year for my friends. Victoria and Moray got married earlier this month. Michelle and Ryan rang in the new year as a newly engaged couple. Amanda and Scott got engaged over their most recent European adventure. Jordan and Bryan got engaged this past weekend. A majority of my friends are hitting these beautiful life milestones and I couldn't even get someone to break up with me in person. I honestly felt like shit for a couple days until I started brainstorming this blog post.

While 2017 hasn't been an amazing year for me "relationship wise" it has been amazing for me professionally. I made a huge move to LA. Got an amazing job that I am absolutely loving. Amanda and I got Whim Things to one year and in August it'll be the two year mark for my blog. While I may have "fell short" in the relationship milestones, I excelled in the professional and career ones. I have to remind myself that there is no guidebook to life and achieving the milestones that come with living it. When my milestones are meant to happen they'll happen. For now I'm happy being one of those fashionable millennials moving forward in the fast lane. 


jacket: blanknyc "as you wish" leather jacket in black
bodysuit: tobi "cia ribbed bodysuit" in grey
skirt: bloomingdales (no longer available), similar here
booties: sam edelman (no longer available), similar here
sunnies: zerouv "retro flat lens aviators - style c402-01" in black smoke mirror
handbag: chloe "marcie medium satchel" in hollyberry
photography: Photo By Vincent

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