Retro Shift Dress |Art Deco Poncho

A few months ago I was a part of a photography workshop. It was held in this incredible Victorian home, tucked away innocently in a less than savory neighborhood. I walk in the door and there’s this rack of unbelievable wardrobe lovingly curated by LA based Recycle 2 Riches. It’s got some mod, some modern, and a smattering of killer pieces from all the eras in between. Alright, I’m feeling this.

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Hey, what’s up? | Fall Boho with Livin’ Freely and RICA Boutique

Well. It’s been like a year since I’ve paid attention to this. I really regret that.
So much has happened over the past several months. A handful of films, some great trips, and the little baby plunge into my fledgling, part-time modeling career. I’ve been so fortunate to have been a part of oodles of really great shoots with super talented creatives and some very cool brands. I don’t often share more than one or two shots from any given shoot on social media, and that’s a shame. A damn shame, I tell you! So, in efforts to bring myself up to speed, I’ll be sharing a lot of my past images along with more recent ones. This is the first set from a lookbook shot a week or two ago for Livin’ Freely | Rica Boutique, and is part of a larger Glamping inspired lookbook by the cool kids over at B.Rose. I truly loved shooting this.

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So without further ado, here are some words about it all.
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platform party

And I’m home.
It took a minute, but I’m finally settling back in. I can’t even begin to describe how amazing it is to be back in some mother lovin’ heat. All I want to do is wear tiny, little flowy things and lie in the sun. And it’s that exact notion that inspired this most recent number.
While gone, I had a hole in my heart the size of these thrifted boots, so as soon as I was back I could barely wait to slip my feet into these little guys. A floral maxi and a deconstructed vintage tee play on the rad, retro party that these beautiful platforms are, while a wide brim fedora makes me feel super cool and mysterious.

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school girl meets rocker | how to wear blacks

I think it’s probably an undisputed fact that black is the chicest, easiest, greatest color of all time. No lie. Classics like the little black dress just wouldn’t be the same if they were purple, broody teenagers would look way less angsty in brown, and Jay-Z absolutely would have lost like 15 cool points had he insisted in all gray everything. Though admittedly, black is a little tricky for owners of little white fur babies such as myself, from a stylistic view it’s adaptable and, let’s face it, downright effortless.
As if I didn’t live in beanies as it were, I recently received this killer spiked number from my friend Mandy who works for Steve Madden (and who will soon hopefully be contributing in some style posts of her very own!), and have hardly been able to take it off because I just love it so much. So much in fact that this entire look was styled around this wondrous little piece of badassery.
I like the juxtaposition of pairing such a rough piece with something as innocent as this a-line dress from Express. I hid the sweetheart neckline, accentuated my waist, and added interest by knotting up a basic stripe top over the dress. A structured faux leather moto jacket mimics the angles of my dress-turned-skirt, while knee socks keep it playful and ready for fall. Classic faux leather plimsolls and a studded backpack play up the look and create a grown-up school yard vibe that I’m definitely feelin’.

To achieve optimum outfit awesomeness when styling all or mostly black looks, keep the following few things rattling around in your pretty little head

  • Match your blacks. Please, dear God, match your blacks
  • If it’s ill fitting, don’t rock it. Try structure and clean lines
  • Stave off blandness by mixing textures and fabrics
  • Maximize black’s magical slimming properties and experiment with tighter silhouettes (insert catcall whistle here)
  • Use your all black base to showcase a pop of color or bit of bling
  • Transition your look from day to evening by swapping a nude lip for a bolder one

beanie – Steve Madden (here)
strapless a-line dress – Express (similar here)
stripe top – Sheinside (here)
moto jacket – Forever 21 (similar here)
knee socks – Forever 21 (here)
plimsolls – Forever 21 (here)
backpack – thrifted (similar here)


writing to – Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s – Broadripple is Burning

Autumn Tribal

If I had my way, I’d be a desert dweller. A full-blown desert weirdo, complete with feathers and dream catchers, maybe funky art on the boulders outside my dream yurt – the whole shebang. I’ve held a fascination with arid climates and a deep love for things southwestern or Native American for as long as I can remember. So let’s suffice it to say that I’m absolutely thrilled to own such a badass tribal coat. BB Dakota has always created really great outerwear, a legacy that I believe to have lived on in this little number. I mean look at it! Pleasantly oversized, a killer print, and quality craftsmanship? All I want to do is cozy up in it, perhaps surrounded by succulents and cacti, and peacefully drift off to coat heaven.
While I didn’t rock this piece en route to a desert oasis, I did incorporate my vintage GAP shorts and GoJane combat boots to help create an air of vagabond-y-ness (Not a word. Totally should be). I accessorized with pointelle knee socks, and styled everything up with a metallic knit sweater for the slightest touch of glam.


coat – BB Dakota (here)
metallic gold knit sweater – H & M (similar here and here)
black denim high waist shorts – GAP/Vintage (similar here)
combat boots – gojane.com (here)
socks – Gypsy Warrior (similar here)


writing to – Asaf Avidan – One Day/ Reckoning Song (wankelmut remix)

Red Velvet


I finally got my maroon-y wine platforms from H&M shipped out from back home and couldn’t wait to get them on my feetsies.
Truly, I have such a fond appreciation for platform shoes in all their forms. When I was younger my mom would let me wear this one pair of KILLER strappy sandals she had. Green velvet with a funky sort of glittery pattern and the most serious platform you’ve ever seen. She wore those shoes to her first Bowie concert. They don’t mess around. So when I encountered these wine sneakers, I was thrilled to be able to incorporate not only platforms but velvet into my casual daily outfits.
I thought it would be fitting to pair these sweet velvet babies with a well worn Velvet Underground tee for a look I wore to run errands and work at home. Even though I rocked those with some high rise vintage GAP shorts, I tossed one of the beau’s VANS button-ups on top to help fight any breezes.
All in all, this outfit was just enough grunge (I tossed on a gray beanie when I went out), and the right amount of vintage. Most of the day I tied the button-up around my waist and channeled my inner 90’s kid. It was comfy without compromising my look or leaving me having to carry anything – always a plus.


plaid button up – VANS (similar here)
velvet underground tee – J Tomson (similar here)
black denim high waist shorts – GAP/Vintage (similar here)
velvet platform sneakers – H & M (similar here)
sunnies – vintage (similar here)

summer to fall transitional series | four

With relocating, working, and traveling, I feel like I missed out on a lot of summer. And as I write this (in the rain) from our Pennsylvania apartment, I find myself missing my pool back home and really craving all the wonderful, (mostly) dry heat that southern California has been getting. It’s sad, but I know it’s just a matter of time before it gets super cold over here and I have to start breaking out the tights, so I’ll be damned if I don’t show leg for as long as I can.
This tiny t-shirt dress from Urban Outfitters, a crucial component to many of my summer looks, now helps out my lightweight knit sweaters for days with a little more bite. Kept it simple with slouchy vintage cowboy boots, because they look like summer but feel like fall….Or look like fall but feel like summer? I don’t know. They’re a little bit of both, and that’s all that matters, because they can top off transitional outfits like no other.
As it gets colder, I might swap out this sweater for a chunky cable knit, add tights, and opt for a riding boot. We shall see!


oatmeal split-hem sweater- ASOS (similar here)
shirt dress – Silence + Noise (similar here)
boots – vintage (suggested here)

summer to fall transitional series | three

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Most of my days are spent working at home or running around town tackling errands, so when it comes to everyday looks, I keep it laid back and as comfy as possible. However, if you’re like me and wear a lot of looks built on neutral basics, it’s important to add a little bit of interest. A textured necklace keeps the grunginess of my beanie and burnout muscle tank in check, while bling-y embellished flats style up lightly distresed, mid-rise jeggings. When I was out and about I added a studded black leather backpack I scored on my most recent thrift binge. It didn’t make it into any shots during the shoot, but keep an eye out, it’ll be debuting pretty soon.
I have some really exciting opportunities in the next few days and will be all kinds of busy, so it might be a hot minute before I get to posting again. Stay tuned!


burnout tank – H&M (similar here)
beanie – Swell (here and similar here)
ankle leggings – Express (here)
flats – Steve Madden (similar here)
necklace – Guess by Marciano (similar here and here)