adam: 21 weeks

one of the best things about mornings is that adam always wakes up with a big smile on his face. he coos and smiles and laughs, and we chill out in bed while i sing him the good morning song. eventually, i put on some music and pull out his little baby activity gym so he can play for a bit before we start our day.

adam is wearing an american apparel baseball tee and leggings.

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dear creatures summer love sample sale

one of the nice things about living in los angeles is that there seems to be an abundance of samples sales out here. one such event that i’m pretty excited about is the summer love sample sale featuring goods from dear creatures, zooey magazine, the loved one, and seychelles & bc footwear at up to 80% off. be there or be square!

saturday, june 28th, 11am – 6pm at 3650 eagle rock blvd., los angeles, ca 90065.

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front row shop

i know i’m probably the last person on earth to have heard of them, but ever since i discovered online retailer frontrowshop, i’ve been having a bit of a love affair. i keep browsing through the new arrivals and scrolling through the archives, tempting myself with all of their cool clothes. my internal monologue turns into the voice of doge as i find myself thinking, “wow. so fashion.” and then add everything to my favorites list.

these are few of my current favorite items (i have the denim dress below and this pair of white wide leg jeans; and that dusty pink trench below is in two parts so you can wear it as a cropped jacket!!!), but my picks aren’t really representative of the entire scope of their selection. they have a lot more statement pieces and on-trend styles, i’m just a sucker for minimalist looks these days.





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karen walker resort 2015

i rarely see a karen walker collection that i don’t like. so it’s no surprise that i want to wear her entire un-fussy resort 2015 collection, filled with chambrays and cottons and linens in various shades of blue and white. exactly what has been making up my summer wardrobe these days. i love me a nice smock or shift dress, especially when the proportions are done just right, something karen walker has mastered. and even though i thought i had overloaded on cat prints over the past several years, her latest interpretation is actually really cute! and i’m definitely going to be taking styling cues from that perfect shade of coral lipstick to match those awesome shades.

photos courtesy of karen walker.















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denim days

things are a bit busy over here lately. i haven’t talked too much about what’s going on behind-the-scenes, but we decided to move out of our adorable little apartment in los feliz in favor of a little upgrade. now that we have adam, we’re beginning to see how nice it would be to have a house with a yard and just a little bit more space. unfortunately, nailing down the right place has been a bit more hectic than we had expected with everything else going on in life. so things might be a little quiet for a couple of weeks, but i’m sure once we get settled, things will be better than ever. 2014 is a year of change, that’s for sure.

so when it comes to my clothes, you’d better bet i’ve been adopting a pretty simple uniform between caring for the baby and running all around to view houses. i’ve been wearing a lot of denim. not jeans necessarily, but denim pinafores, chambray tees… i recently found a cool pair of white wide leg denim pants. it’s the summer denim!

wearing:
everlane box cut tee
denim sleeveless dress courtesy of front row shop
clare vivier messenger tote
swedish hasbeens braided sky high


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artists and fleas los angeles!

Artists & Fleas LA

i remember years back when i first started my blog, i went on a trip to new york during fashion week with weardrobe (extra points if you remember that site!). part of our excursion involved touring around town, and on one such outing, we all stopped in at artists & fleas in williamsburg. i still remember it clear as day because i passed on a really cute bracelet and still regret that i didn’t buy it!

fast forward several years and the iconic handmade market is making it’s way to the west coast every third weekend in downtown la. i love markets like this because it gives me a chance to discover new local vendors and support the community of makers and sellers where i live. i’m particularly excited because my new pal toni of fairseason will be there selling rad vintage jumpsuits and overalls and other cool things. and a little birdie told me that kira kids will be having a sample sale there as well!

see the full list of vendors here. june 21 & 22, 11am – 6pm at 647 mateo street in downtown la.

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need supply co. go explore

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the other day, i was browsing around the web and decided to check out the new arrivals at need supply co. i tell you, it seems like i want every new batch of stock more than the last. a few favorite new arrivals:


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and some fun travel items from their latest go explore collection:


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clyde spring 2014

i’ve always kind of considered myself a hat person. this is a bit ironic considering i don’t actually wear hats all that much lately. but i appreciate a good hat, and i always seem to be fawning over some new style. if you find just the right shape, and tilt it just so, it can elevate a look to levels of cool i only dream of being able to achieve. it takes a certain level of confidence and a very strong conviction in your own sense of style to wear one right. and that’s basically what i’m always striving for. so of course, when i came across clyde, i got all giddy flipping through the lookbook and dreaming of a new hat to help define my summer style.

photos courtesy of clyde.






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adam: 20 weeks

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if you don’t pay attention, some weeks truly fly by. i almost didn’t even get a photo of adam this past week, but thankfully i pulled out my camera and got a couple of shots over the weekend while we were barbecuing at my grandparent’s house. we spend way more time there than we ever expected to. a lot of our weekends are spent at their house, just hanging out all day with family. we’ve always been really close-knit, but now that i have a baby of my own, i’m really beginning to understand how important it is to have a community of people around to raise a child.

that long-haired gentleman is my brother. it’s so fun to watch adam build relationships, he has a special affinity for my brother and he always stares and smiles at him when he enters the room. my brother has this very calm presence, and somehow he has this incredible ability to put adam to sleep when no one else can.

adam is wearing: boden breton stripe onesie, american apparel leggings, paddington bear x gap bucket hat

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calivintage + a wild poppy

when it comes to how much vintage i’m wearing, i’d definitely say there is an ebb and flow. sometimes i can’t seem to scratch the itch, i find myself popping into thrift stores almost compulsively, feverishly digging through the racks with the hopes of scoring something amazing. other times, i get frustrated when i go to countless vintage shops and come out empty handed. everything i want seems to be one inch too small, or else i’m bummed that i have to say goodbye to a well-loved vintage piece that’s finally too threadbare to continue wearing. lately, i’ve been on a major vintage kick, so it was perfect timing when taylor of a wild poppy asked me if i’d like to style a few pieces from her latest vintage collection. the moment they arrived in the mail, i got all giddy with excitement. the sheer eyelet dress is what dreams are made of, and i love the intricate embroidered pattern on this simple white skirt.

she sent pieces to several different bloggers to style, which will culminate in one big spring/summer lookbook, which you will be able to shop on her site. so consider this a little sneak peek, because both of these pieces will soon be up for grabs at a wild poppy!

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