urban girl: handcrafted top

This is a slightly more “urban” and colorful look than I’m usually sporting but I am OBSESSED with it. I basically lived in this hat from Urban all summer along with my favorite lil purse from Forever 21. I made this top a super long time ago and found it again when I cleaned my closet, so of course I had to feature it in a post! You can easily put a more boho flair on this shirt (maybe I’ll do a post on little tweaks to change up the style around the same article of clothing?? Anybody interested??). And I always love me a nice off the shoulder look and “holy” jean.

top – handmade

jeans – DIY

shoes – Converse

hat – Urban Outfitters

sunglasses – Forever 21

purse – Forever 21

cuff – either Forever 21 or H&M (I’m sorry I forgot!!!)

leotard time!

 I think leotards with high-wasited jeans or shorts looks SOOOO chic. For this look I styled my black shorts with a vintage leotard that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE (slightly inconvenient when you have to go to the bathroom but so cute that I can muster the strength to power through). I paired it with a pair of black cutout booties with bronze details (I didn’t get a photo but will try to insert one soon) and played up the black and bronze even further through all my jewelry! Prepare yourself for a heap of summer outfit ideas over the next couple weeks… they’re comin for ya!

Happy Summer to you all! Enjoy 🙂

leotard – my grandma’s closet

shorts – DIY

bracelets – Earthbound

black and bronze necklace – world market

sunny in san francisco

 

I’ve had a foreign exchange student from Germany for the past year, Felicia, and her family arrived last week to tour California before they all go back home 😦 But, on the upside, we all get to go on a bunch of road trips together! A few days ago, we hit the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and yesterday, we roamed around the beautiful streets of San Fransisco. We took them to do all the touristy things like walk on the Golden Gate Bridge, shop around Union Square, and see China Town and Little Italy! It was a tad windy near the water, but such an amazing and sunny day.

It’s usually a little too cold to get away with jean shorts when I visit SF, but with a sweater and my trusty jean jacket, I was just fine yesterday! I tend to want to dress a lil more urban in the city, but I still like remaining true to my style. I mixed my more laid-back boho pieces (the fringe sweater and DIYed shorts) and topped them with white, clean accessories (my favorite purse, snake patterned flats, and my SUPER COOL sunnies). To play on this combination of styles, I paired some modern silver rings with my vintage-looking ones. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE RINGS. I feel naked without them. I also wanted to exercise the jean on jean trend, and I think these washes go splendidly with one another.

sweater – stitch and feather

jacket – thrifted

shorts – DIY

purse – forever 21

sunglasses – forever 21

shoes – H&M

spring transitions

Today’s ensemble was a lil different than what I’m normally sporting. It’s still chilly here in California in the morning, but wayyyy too hot for a jacket by the afternoon.  I decided to finally put together an outfit with this awesome jacket that I bought over a year ago and had yet to wear (how I never wore it, I’m not sure) to deal with the transitioning seasons. I’ve also had these ultraaaaa baggy boyfriend jeans hanging around my room that I held up with a belt and tucked a self-made burgundy shirt into.

I am definitely not a belt person. To be honest, I actually rather despise them unless they are really beautiful and elaborate (typically making them unfunctional). Well, these bad boy baggy jeans definitely needed to be belted off – so I did it with this brand new black belt that I bought in SF last weekend. Both cute and functional…I finally found my match.

To top it off, I threw on an excessive amount of bronze rings, a little choker, and my reliable old chelsea boots. With my hair in a middle part, it completed this fun and laid-back winter-to-spring look! Hope you all enjoy my photos among these beautiful mustard flowers.

what I’m wearing:

top – self-made

jeans – DIY

belt – boutique

jacket – forever 21

boots – target 

that 70’s show

 

My momma always told me that trends from the past would come back…  I brought elements from the 70’s, and even a little bit from the 90’s/early 2000’s (refer to the turtle neck and mom jeans) into this ensemble.

Every girl needs a pair of great jeans to throw on that are an instant confidence-booster and make her feel like she can take on the world. And these are mine. They look so chic but laid-back all at once… plus, they have THE BEST FIT. Probably the most comfortable pair of jeans I own.

I decided to play up the hippy look by throwing on a bunch of layered necklaces and this stunning suede motorcycle jacket. And can’t forget these heeled booties to make my legs look a million miles longer than they really are! Hope you all enjoy this lil outfit of the day:)

top – forever 21

jacket – charlotte russe

jeans – lucky brand

boots – target

fall outfit ideas: hats n sunglasses

Fall fashion is definitely one of my favorites. You can wear layers and layers – rock big jackets, beanies, and tights. But something that most forget about is the fact that sunglasses aren’t just for the summer, and can enhance any look! Accessorizing is the way to transform a simple, boring outfit into a more creative and stylish ensemble. I teamed up with Salt City Optics  and created looks around my two favorite winter hats and some cool shades for their Fall Fashion Challenge! Hope you can pull some inspiration from these looks, and try out some hat and sunglasses combos for yourself! Check out http://www.saltcityoptics.com/all/prescription-sunglasses.html for some SUPER CUTE sunnies 🙂

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A felt hat is a staple piece for the fall and winter season, and can be found basically anywhere in almost any color! Paired with a simple pair of black sunnies makes for a super chic look (cat eyed ones would be perfect, I ordered a pair that are on their way in the mail as I type). I wanted to work with the trend of suede skirts, so I paired this one with a super cute striped top, tights (so I don’t freeze), and my Chelsea boots. I wear these sooooo often, they’re easily one of my favorite pairs of shoes.

top – forever 21

skirt – thrifted and reconstructed by me

tights – target

boots – target

hat – forever 21

sunglasses – rayban

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I love beanies during the colder months, but this one is a lil different… it’s more of a turban than your typical beanie and it’s a plus that it’s in my favorite shade of pink 🙂 I absolutely love when I find pieces that no one else really wears, it adds a slight uniqueness to an outfit . I paired the turban with another set of black sunglasses and decided to create more of a grunge look. I threw on an oversized band tee, some burgundy pants, all-white converse, and A BEAUTIFUL HUGE THRIFTED JEAN JACKET. I found this beauty for only about $3… my jaw literally dropped when I pulled it out of the racks.

tee – lucky brand

jacket – thrifted

turban – local boutique

sunglasses – forever 21

pants – h&m

shoes – converse

hip in huntington

Another day down south, and another blog post as promised 🙂 We got a pretty late start, so we had to scrap our plans for the day and save them for another time 😦 As we were driving around Anaheim, we decided to be spontaneous and head west to Huntington Beach. Good thing that I packed a swimsuit and was (sorta) dressed for the beach! This post is filled with photos from today, I couldn’t help but take A TON of pictures with this stunning beach as my background.

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hat – forever 21

jeans – diy

top – american eagle

swimsuit top – walmart

sandals – forever 21

bracelet – forever 21 

pretty in pastels

I love getting out of town and experiencing another city for a little while. You get to escape from reality and the same old routines, and explore some place else. Switch things up and do something completely different from your daily life. Through out this week, I’m staying in Los Angeles and I’ll be uploading little posts and outfits each day for you all to see!

We went down to San Diego for the day to look at universities and it was DEATHLY hot and humid. So I put together this cute ensemble using the least clothes possible to dress for the weather. I ALSO decided to switch it up a little and actually wear color… something that I usually only ever do through olive greens and burgundys. You guys proud of me??? I think these pastel colors look insanely chic. It was something that I threw together not thinking I would like at first, but I ended up falling in love with the look! Hope you all can get some inspiration and enjoy the abundance of posts to come this week 🙂

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top – brandy melville

skirt – brandy melville

bralette – victoria’s secret

shoes – converse

sunglasses – forever 21

OOTW: fall’s in the air

I have some photos of outfits of the week to share with you all today! I had so much fun shooting these and hope you all enjoy them as well 🙂 The weather has been crazy here!!! It hit 108 last week and when I took these pictures, it began raining! Slowly but surely, it’s transitioning to fall- and my outfits must do the same. Lately, I’ve been living in neutral colors like the light pink below, olive green, burgundy, white, creme, and black, browns, and burnt oranges… not to mention my beloved jean pieces. I’ve also been super into necklaces. I wear them with almost every one of my outfits- as you can probably tell from the following…

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This outfit is super comfy and laid-back (like this armchair), yet you still look extremely put together (unlike this armchair). The color of the top is so feminine- and so much more sophisticated than a shocking pink color. I weighed down the loose, unstructured shirt with two bronze necklaces and tucked it into these DIY boyfriend jeans.

TIP!!!! Try tucking in a section of your shirt into your bottoms, it can completely enhance your outfit and give it a (surprisingly) completely different look

top – forever 21

 jeans – DIY

shoes – H&M

necklaces – world market & forever 21

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Here I go with the earthy tones… Instead of typical jean shorts, I opted for burgundy ones. Don’t be afraid to put different colors or even patterns, you may surprise yourself and love how it looks! I threw this creme cardigan over it and added bronze and black necklaces (which matched my shoes) and really added a special little touch to the outfit.

top – forever 21

shorts – urban outfitters

cardigan – american eagle

sandals – forever 21

necklaces – world market & thrifted

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The jean skirt. It’s making a comeback. We all remember those Abercrombie and Fitch ones that we look back and completely regret ever wearing… But you can hit this trend right on the head by finding one with a different silhouette. This one, in particular, screams hippie; and I kept with that style by pairing it with a neutral, cropped, billowy-sleeved top. (and bare feet hehe)

top – made by myself

skirt – pacsun

necklace – from an Alaskan artisan 

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This outfit is much more suited for fall weather than the others. But I thought that it would be good to incorporate into this post because of my town’s confused weather and the fact that for a lot of you, it is already a lot colder. Layers are the most important thing when dressing for the fall – and part of the reason why I’m looking forward to it. I scored this awesome jean jacket at a thrift store (YES IT WAS ONLY $5??!!!!!) and layered it over a lace kimono and simple black tank top. I threw on a pair of high-waisted olive green pants and paired em with these awesome cut-out booties. WA-LA!!! The perfect “going into fall” ensemble

tank – brandy melville

lace kimono – tj maxx

jacket – thrifted

jeans – pacsun

booties – forever 21

necklace – forever 21

school in style

To me, dressing for school is the only thing that keeps me from going insane over the course of the year. It’s all about being cute, comfortable, and covered up as much as you can even though it may be a scorching 100 degrees outside when you first go back. I hate wearing lazy clothes to school because the better I look, the better I feel- running shorts and a big t-shirt make me just want to curl up and fall asleep… something I probably shouldn’t be doing in the middle of class, despite how much I may want to. Every week, I’ll be posting a few outfits from that week, so keep your eye out for more constant posts 🙂 PLUS!!! I’m going to be starting an Etsy to sell clothes and jewelry that I make and repurpose! I will upload that link as soon as it happens, thanks you all for your constant support!

xoxo

chan

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The biggest problem I come across when I’m dressing for school is finding something to wear over my summer tank tops that won’t make me have a heat stroke… This suede cardigan/jacket/shall type garment was a gift sent from heaven. AND ONLY $10!!! It adds so much more character to an outfit. I always feel so lucky when I find cool pieces like this amongst cluttered clearance racks in Forever 21. I added some necklaces, sandals, and high-waisted shorts to add to the boho feel of this outfit!

tank – PINK

jacket – forever 21

neckalces – world market and forever 21

shorts – DIY

sandals – local boutique

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This outfit is pulled together through the details in each of the pieces. The texture and pattern of the shirt, the leather trim on the flowy shorts, and the bright all-white Converse makes this black and white ensemble a super easy yet chic look. (add some fun, bright lipstick to add some fun to the look)

shirt – brandy melville

shorts – H&M

shoes – converse

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All-white outfits are my thaanggggg. Monochromatic white looks can easily go wrong but with a lil peak of skin, playing with textures and patterns, and colored accessories you’ll show everybody how it’s done right!

shirt – forever 21

shorts – american eagle

boots – pacsun

necklaces – brandy melville, forever 21, handmade