Monday, September 15, 2014

Fitness Apparel: Carbon38

Since moving to LA, I've started going to the Venice Beach Gold's Gym. This is THE original Gold's Gym, the one that was featuring in the movie "Pumping Iron" and Arnold Schwarzenegger went to! Next to Muscle Beach, the men and women there are just crazy - perfectly tan and toned. The women especially can be intimidating, with a mix of female body builders and makeup wearing wanna be actresses.


I know I'm not out of shape and have been called a gym rat more than once in my life... but it's still a little disheartening to hit the gym lately! The cure? New workout clothes of course!

I'm not sure how I came across this athletic wear store, Carbon38, Facebook ad maybe? But I am totally in love with their super cute printed leggings and cool girl tops and I must have it all! Prices could be a bit better though... sigh.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Lace Up Over the Knee Boots

I haven't blogged in MONTHS so you know it takes something very special to get me to post! These lace up over the knee boots totally fit the bill. Not only are they perfect for fall, they're a totally reasonable $89 at Pixie Market! You know they will sell out so allow yourself this impulse buy today.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

My Style Challenge: LA Style

I know, I'm being lazy and just occasionally posting an outfit. But mayhaps we'll be seeing my style slowly change as I get all West Coastie!

So how does west coast style differ from east? Well, it's certainly brighter and more flowy. Even the grungers rock loose flannels or shredded, oversized tees. It's pretty much constantly Coachella here in LA.
While I don't really consider myself festival style, I can rock a glam watercolor dress and call it close enough! Dress and belt from Anthropologie, Hollywould for Target clutch, I can't remember where my shoes are from, and a ring bracelet from Scoop NYC.
Ring bracelets are definitely my "thing." Kinda like Regina George and hoop earrings.

PS Yes my arm muscles are almost cartoon-like...

Thursday, June 05, 2014

My Style Challenge: New Kicks

I've remained steadfast again wearing Birekenstocks as fashion (though I actually have no issue with the shoes themselves). However, I have recently cracked and bought myself some ridiculously expensive sneakers that aren't for the gym!! I have to look LA now that I'm all SoCal!

I'm a fan of wearing sneakers with casual skirts. I actually had to buy this outfit when someone spilled pasta on my dress at work - not bad for running across the street to a little Venice boardwalk shop!

I'm wearing: LA Made tank, Vans skirt, Yes Style cardigan, Prada sneakers, Tom Ford sunnies and H&M belt. Jewelry includes a necklace from a tiny boutique in Wilmington and a McQ by Alexander McQueen bracelet from the Net-A-Porter sale.
To go along with my new LA life is a micro tattoo I got on a whim!! It's a heart emoticon as a cheeky nod to my digital life. Also you get a better look at my fun razor bracelet.
I usually don't wear sneakers much, but these have been a huge exception! 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Cohabitation

So I've been MIA since I moved to Los Angeles. It's been pretty crazy, but things are finally settling down and I'd like to pick blogging back up because I miss you all!

LA has been pretty amazing, I've been working hard, making new friends, exploring the city, and living with my amazing Comic-Con Guy. I know it's a little crazy for us to go from living across the country to living in a house together, but we had been dating for 8 months!

And now we're coming up on a year and things could no possibly be better. Sure I pout when he works weekends (if you forgot, he's a sous chef), and I'm sure he's exhausted by how I've taken over the closet... guest room closet... all the closets!!! But I have never been in such a happy, well-rounded relationship before. I must say it's really amazing, though there's isn't much to blog about!!

But in case you were worried about me, my life is overall fabulous! Hopefully I'll be back in a more consistent basis though.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Sock Free Saviors

So I come back to my blog after weeks... to write about shoe liners? That's right!! I got these babies at ShopBop because I have gross sweaty feet and it feels gross in my Toms. Well now I'm going to have to get five more pairs as these are currently living in my new leather sneakers! They're washable, anti-microbial, and just $19!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Heading to Los Angeles!

It's official! I am moving full time to the City of Angels next month! So much excitement, no more snow!! I'm completely broke from all the moving expenses coming up... but I can at least dream about a perfect LA wardrobe, yes?

LA Here I Come




Monday, March 17, 2014

My Style Challenge: Loving Life

I know I've been MIA lately, but I'm back! Things have been so crazy, but in a pretty fabulous way... I can't wait to share my news with all of you! Until then, here's a fun look I threw together for winter to spring transitioning!

DC weather has been pretty crazy with near 70 degrees one day and then snow the next! Time for chic sweatshirts with cute printed skirts and tights, don't you think?? I love this top I recently bought, it says "She loved life and it loved her right back."

I'm wearing: Project Social T sweatshirt and printed skater skirt both from Nordstrom (Juniors department!!), Nine West heels, Jill Stuart purse, Madewell hat, Dauphines of New York headband worn as necklace from ShopBop.
I'm loving life and it's loving me right back!!