It was too cold, but I did it anyway.

It was too cold, but I did it anyway.

I cannot even explain to you how cold it was when we took these pictures!  It was somewhere around 17 degrees and all I wanted to do was go back inside and curl up in a ball and cry.  It’s like in the winter in LA you just talk about how you are TRYING to wear a light jacket or sweater because you REALLY want it to be cool enough for one, but then you go to NY and all you can do is talk about how you had to take off your down parka to get a decent picture of your outfit.  Then you realize why you live in a place that doesn’t have winter… At least my outfit is still cute, right?  A bright red vintage wool sweater and my over-the-knee Valas Los Angeles boots (that may or may not have never left my feet while I was in NY because of their comfort. YES, I said comfort when talking about over-the-knee boots. GET YOURSELF SOME.), and DING!  I’m done! Okay, maybe I also put a skirt on.  And also I added a few killer accessories like a Boera necklace and Hare & Hart bag.  AND maybe a bright neon pink scarf… Okay, so I was far from done with the sweater and boots.  I guess just thinking about the bitter cold tundra that was New York Fashion Week has my brain a little fried.  Or maybe my brain is a little fried because it is actually a little hot sitting here in my LA apartment as I write this…  The world may never know.  Sweater: Vintage, similar here, here...
This one time at fashion camp…

This one time at fashion camp…

I actually brought this band jacket home with me from Utah in December, but with LA being so LA, and the jacket being so very wool-y, I couldn’t break it out until the freezing temps of NY.  My mom was out vintage hunting one day and sent me a picture of it with a big (???).  I was like (!!!).  And here we are, months later with patches/pins a blazin’.   I felt like these over-the-knee boots from Valas Los Angeles were a shoo-in with the jacket, something about the military inspired look of the band jacket and the laces of the boots just screamed “PUT ME TOGETHER!”  So I did, and it works!   The shorts on the other hand, were more of a mistake than anything else.  I was like, I need shorts with these boots! So I went to find shorts in the mess of an apartment that was my life post-move/pre-New York, and these were all that I could dig up.  In order to find out if shorts were going to work with the outfit, I tried them on before searching longer and harder for more shorts.  Et voilá!  Not only would shorts be G-R-E-A-T, this very pair was just right!   Kind of silly in the cold, I know, but don’t worry!  I had thermals on under all of my clothing, and big snuggy socks under my boots!  I was still freezing, I’m not going to lie to you, it was COLD.  Oh the things we do in the name of fashion… Band Jacket: Vintage // Shorts: Vintage // Boots: Valas Los Angeles Stevie...
Doing my hair in NYC.

Doing my hair in NYC.

Sorry, not sorry for the overload of hair whipping pictures, but FINALLY!  We’re to the hair!  It feels like I have been waiting to share this forever!  If you follow me on Instagram, or even better, on Snapchat, you have seen bits and pieces of this already.  While in New York I had the pleasure of getting my hair done by THE hair color master, Carlina Ortega at Rita Hazan Salon.  Although I was only in New York for a short week, she was able to squeeze me in and give me the rainbow-unicorn-princess hair of my dreams!  And yes, it’s totally worthy of the title I just gave it because LOOK AT IT!   Carlina used a mint green, bubblegum pink, royal blue, and a bright yellow to add some fun into my soccer-mom-haircut, plain brown hair.  She also did an allover brown to give my hair a little boost of shine.  Et voilá!  Rainbow-unicorn-princess hair!  I literally can’t help but move and shake my head whenever I look in the mirror, or when I walk by a window… or when I look into my phone camera just to see my pretty hair… Don’t tell anyone about that last one.  You would do it too, I promise you.   If you live in New York or just happen to be visiting, I very highly suggest going to see her.  That is, I highly suggest you go see her if you want to be stuck looking in a mirror because you love your hair so much.   Seriously though…  P.S. Did you happen to notice that I am wearing...
Doin’ So Much Fringe in NYC.

Doin’ So Much Fringe in NYC.

This REBEL wall!  And how perfect with this outfit?  I loved the blue wall as well, which was near the REBEL wall, for the detail shots.  I love when a wall just compliments the outfit so perfectly, it ends up making the entire shoot so much more fun.  It kind of set the mood for the whole thing, you know?  I was obviously on one because look at all of the faces!  I’m just so silly, I know.   The clothes though, let’s talk about those!  I was on a tassel-y/fringe-y thing while in New York.  Who am I kidding? I’m always on a tassel-y/fringe-y thing.  I was so in love with the idea of fringe on my pants and a little extra tassel (in a lot of a extra color), on my neck!  One bright blue & gold Poppy Lissiman choker comin’ right up!  I decided to keep the shirt black & white, to accentuate the choker, and gave extra pops with the red sunglasses and sneaky-sneaks.   These sneakers were such a go-to while running around the city.  So comfortable!  Plus, fringe is made for movin’ and shakin’, so you have to have comfy shoes to do just that.  Again, who am I kidding?  You have to have comfy shoes to do anything in my eyes.  Ain’t no body got time for heels!  Except for sometimes.  Alright, I’m talking myself into one massive hole here because we all know that if you hand me a cute heel, I’mma make it work.   Especially if they have tassels.    Top: The Fifth Label via BNKR // Shorts: Rachel Comey //...
Doing Ninja Pants in NYC.

Doing Ninja Pants in NYC.

 I love the random parks scattered throughout the city in New York.  The little patches of green grass are always begging you to go in and take a breath!  Although my infatuation with them may have a little to do with the fact that there is absolutely ZERO green grass in Los Angeles right now because of the drought…  Either way, take a breath I did, right in the middle of all of the bustle of Chelsea Piers.   So, what better outfit to roll around in the grass with than a tee and ninja pants?  My Lena Dunham Birthday Suit Tee nonetheless!  This tee from Clashist may have been worn one too many times while in New York.  It was perfect for slipping on under or over things when needed, all the while adding quite a bit of interest to anything I was wearing.  Have you guys seen all of the awesome tee’s from Clashist?  And not just shirts, they have some leggings, dresses, swimsuits, and a necklace that I think everyone should have, right here.   And the pants?  Oh the pants!  Also seen in LA Ninja Warrior Ep. 1, I love that I feel like I could take over the world in these pants!  Which frankly was why I decided to bring them along to NY.  You NEED to feel like you can do anything in New York because anything can come up!  The little bit of wind coming off of the water made them even more fun, either blowing them up so I had balloons for legs, or pulling them tight and whipping them around.  All...