COACHELLA!

I wanted to put together as many clips as I could of the weekend! (Wow I took a lot of video). Hope this will suffice for now..the editing (sorry :( )is not the best but I wanted to get this done ASAP. I tried to make this shorter but there’s just so much content…I got it down to 7 minutes lol.

I will upload the raw files sometime soon so you can actually hear Kid Cudi, Chvrches, Ellie Goulding, Pharrell, MS MR, etc!!!

old OOTD

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Hellewww!!

Wanted to post an old OOTD that I never got up. This was back in the fall, which explains the scarf. Although the weather lately has been random enough and windy that it’s totally acceptable.

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As usual, I wore almost all black so I decided to pair a blue/white striped button up over unbuttoned to add some interest and texture. Then I added a red scarf for more color (and it was coldish that day).

TOP – Brandy Melville
Button Up – Hong Kong
Skinnys – ZARA
Scarf – Forever21
Hat – Forever21Shoes – Kelsi Dagger

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During the fall/winter months I was obsessed with this faux leopard “pony hair”. I got this bag in my business trip to China. It was so cheap!

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I kept my jewelry minimal, kind of wanted to just throw on something quickly -

Watch – Urban Outfitters
Necklace – (crap I forgot)

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Happy Friday!

Festival Lookbook (Coachella)

I did it!!!! I finally did it. I did something completely foreign to me. I made a VIDEO! A LOOKBOOK!!!

If you didn’t know already, I’ve spent the past few years watching other vlogs and reading other blogs wishing that I could do it. Then a year passed with all this wishing and I never did anything about it. I always thought to myself that I wouldn’t be able to… that I could never do what those girls do. Fortunately I came to my senses and realized that I was being super silly in completing shunning it without even giving myself a chance!! Why would I predict the end without even having a beginning?

This took a lot of courage from me and I’m so happy that I did it. Of course I want to produce content that others do want to watch & will take interest in. Of course it’s going to take a lot of work. But at this moment I’m just so unbelievably surprised at how far I got. I’m just happy I actually made a video. I’ve met my goal! I made my own wish come true! If it doesn’t work out, at least I can tell myself that I tried & that I enjoyed every second of it :). (Ok maybe not the seconds that gave me ridiculous final cut pro errors…) BUT NEVERTHELESS, IT IS OUT AND I AM PUTTING MYSELF OUT THERE!

It would mean the world to me if you took a few minutes out of your day to watch this video. EVEN if you know you don’t like it by 3 seconds I’ll just be terribly elated that you took the time to press play! If you happen to like it, I wouldn’t mind a little thumbs up like or if you subscribed :)

Thank you for all those who encouraged me to get this far!! Thank you for all your kind wonderful words of faith even when all I had was just an idea in my head. Thank you!!!!

EZ-PEEZY SURF-Y BEACHY WAVES

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Alrighty so what have we here? The lazy girl’s guide to effortless messy wavy hair.

From what I know there are currently 3 ways to achieve that sexy BAY WATCH hair.

1) Curling Iron w/ heat protectant
2) tie/pin/loop/twistytwist your hair when it’s wet & sleep with it. “no heat tutorials”
3) Using an amazing product “Oribe surfcomber mousse”

ImageI tried the 3rd option and I think it’s AMAZING! And here’s why

1) No heat required (unless you want to speed it up in which case you can use a diffuser/blow dryer)
2) Can do it when your hair is wet you don’t have to towel dry if you don’t want to
3) Very few steps

And here were my results!

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1) Wash your hair or get it wet
2) Shake & Spray Oribe Surfcomber Mousse into a golf size and from the bottom up, SCRUNCH it in.
 (palms up from the bottom of your hair, scrunch hair upwards & repeat in multiple sections to get the mousse all up in there)
3) Repeat on the other side
4) Let it air dry & try not to touch it
5) If you want to speed it up you can use your hair dryer or diffuser and dry it while you scrunch your hair with your hand

I was skeptical at first and this product is on the pricier side but I’ve gotta say I’m super happy with the results! Also if you’re wondering about the photos…I put sunglasses on because it was morning and I hadn’t put make up on yet. I also thought the mirrored lens with my bathroom mirror would be kinda cool. Then I gave up and just made creepy faces. by myself. in my bathroom. with a camera.

I’m just really cool.

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You can get it from Amazon, or BlueMercury. (FYI Amazon price does not include the shipping so they both come out to be the same price…I got mine from bluemercury)

youtube channel coming…sorta soon?

ImageI’ll be honest…I’ve been slacking. But for good reason!!

Once I get slightly more accustomed to my new schedule & responsibilities, I can really get crackin on this. My goal is to have my first video up by the end of March!! This is a reminder to myself. But we’ll see…time is really just flying by and slapping me in the face. Much like I slapped my dog in the eye with a dog toy accidentally this weekend. She’s ok now! I took her to the vet! Anyways I digress…

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Meanwhile, I want to promote my good friend Stephanie Song! I am so proud of her she has really made some beautiful videos! Stong you’ll go such a long way! I’m excited to see what’s more to come!! *BLACK COFFEE TALKS*

Here’s her channel!!!!     http://www.youtube.com/user/blackcoffeetalks

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Everyday Black Booties

For you Angie ;)

Everyone needs a pair of everyday black booties. They are definitely a staple. Right now is actually a great time to look because we are transitioning into more spring/summer appropriate shoes! But if you’re like me you’ll probably still wear booties all year ’round…or if you’re in east coast.

So I did some digging and tried to find some good styles that still had enough sizes left. I tried to stay away from cut-outs, studs, or any other bootie trends so that these could last you forever. Take a look!

1) Nordstrom.com – Dolce Vita

My coworker has these and they are soo cute. They are slimming, can be worn with anything, and are pretty true to size. I believe it’s available in most Nordstroms. The best part of nordstroms.com is the free shipping & free returns so it won’t hurt to try it! I guarantee you’ll fall in love.

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Buy here $66.29 *ON SALE*

2) Nordstrom B.P. “Trolley” Leather Ankle Boot
Simple. Basic. Cute.

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buy here $99.95

3) US.Riverisland.com – Black Zip Trim Booties

Booties with an edge. I don’t think zippers will ever go out of style so if you want something spicay…I think these are for you!

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buy here - $90

4) BCBGeneration (zappos.com) Aries Boot

I probably can’t speak for all bcbgeneration shoes but the 3 shoes I own from them are the most comfortable of all my shoes. And the buckle to this
is such a classic detail you can’t go wrong!

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buy here $73.00 * ON SALE*

5) H&M – low black booties

These are now $30. No, for real. They’ve got a cool gold hardware on the back guaranteed to turn heads. My H&M shoes have been surprisingly comfortable and durable!

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buy here – $30 *ON SALE*

Much to my surprise I didn’t find too many recently that I  really LOVED. Maybe all the good ones have been sold out since we are transitioning into Spring. If I find anymore I’ll be sure to continue. Here’s 5 for now! :D

TANGBANG OUT.