hard summer diary

Day 1

sunflowers image(3)[sunflower print top and shorts: american apparel, sunglasses: zara, purse: h&m, sneakers: cotton on]20130809-232148.jpg


Day 2


[kimono: tobi, body suit: bemywanderlust, necklace: os-accessories, shorts: topshop, boots]








this room wasn’t made for you, just go find someone new




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[necklace, bangle, handchain: all from fish out of water, top: topshop, rings: vanessa mooney, heels: shoemint, purse: rebecca minkoff]


I am so obsessed with my necklace and hand chain from Fresh Out of Water LA! You will definitely see more of these accessories on future blog posts. If you love feminine, vintage inspired jewelry check out their site. They have a great collection of well curated hand and body jewelry.

I love printed pants, if you’ve been reading my blog you know I’m a lazy dresser and I like pieces that instantly spice up an outfit. I’m all for statement pieces that don’t need a lot of thinking to pair with. You could wear this with flip flops, a basic tank top with huge earrings and you will still look very put together. What do you guys think?


fringe benefits

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Vanessa from Crafturday sent me this fun armlet, perfect for the music festivals I have lined up for the summer! Check out her shop for different colors and styles, some even come with ombre details, embellishments and studs.

I forgot to bring my memory card this day but surprisingly the pictures my friend Jason took with his iPhone came out okay.


ava adore

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[top: chattel clothing, purse: vintage dior, earrings: santee alley, heels: zara]

photos: Jason Hermosa

It’s easy to get all dressed up and look nice, and try to say the right words and try to do the right things. It’s finding someone you can actually talk to and be silly with, who won’t mind if you eat like a man that takes a lot of work.

The Beatles did have it right, it all comes down to one simple line – “I want to hold your hand”.




 [sunglasses: asos, blazer: forever 21, ripped boyfriend jeans, bag: rebecca minkoff, heels: zara]

I used to hate wearing pants because 1) they make me look shorter than I already am and 2) they remind me of high school in Ilocos. We weren’t allowed to wear shorts, or short skirts that were considered “vulgar” so everyone just opted for jeans. So it was jeans-sneakers-baby tee all day every day for most girls. This was during Britney Spears’ heyday and those awful bell bottoms she used in all her guest appearances with a teeny tiny top. So growing up, I only thought there was one kind of denim jeans, the ugly Britney Bell Bottoms.


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Do you guys prefer bootcut, flared or skinny jeans?

You can also hype this look on lookbook.nu by clicking this link 🙂