If you’ve ever driven from LA to Las Vegas, you know it is pretty much and endless road of beautiful nothingness. This type of scenery has the tendency to make 300 miles feel more like 600 (which may also have something to do with my Sin City excitement setting in). But, on the upside, you can pull off the highway at practically any exit and wind up in a place like this. Completely deserted. Just you and the sand, a random tire or two, a weird looking beetle, and few tumbleweeds…surrounded by rolling hills. I love this shit.
*head to toe: Madewell beanie, Topshop sunglasses, Blank NYC jumpsuit, Steve Madden booties]]>
Last week, my girl Erica and I flew to California for a super fun styling project. Beautiful weather, talented music artists and tons of creative energy. We got to hit up some of LA’s coolest landmarks and road trip to Vegas while on the job! Not too shabby…
I grew up in Orange County but have somehow never been to this viewing point across from the famous “Hollywood” sign. I always get a kind of crazy feeling being high up, looking down at a massive metropolitan area – whether it be Twin Peaks in San Francisco, a skyscraper in Manhattan, or this very spot. For whatever reason, views like these tend to get my mind spinning — like a little adrenaline rush and some sense of empowerment. A simple reminder that anything is possible, and you never know what tomorrow might bring.
I must say, I am feeling really happy about the career changes I decided to make at the end of last year. It has been by no means easy to walk away from the comfort of a full-time office role and enter the unpredictable world of freelance styling and digital media consulting. But, if there is one thing I have learned since moving to New York (which I can only describe as the wildest roller coaster ride ever), it’s that taking risks is crucial to learning who you are, who you want to be, and ultimately living an exciting and fulfilling life.
*head to toe: Topshop hat, American Apparel cropped sweater, cutoff shorts from Urban Outfitters, Reformation socks, Zara booties]]>
Post-brunch strolling around the Lower East Side with my best pal, Grant Legan. I love the way he is able to capture the city surroundings so naturally. Always a pleasure getting to shoot with him when he’s in town!
Tomorrow I am off to LA for a fun styling project. I think I am one of the few people who has been enjoying this super snowy and freezing New York City winter. That said, I am still pretty stoked to be fleeing the cold for a few days to take in a little bit of California sunshine. This chick is seriously lacking vitamin D these days!
*head to toe: Zara hat, Coach shearling jacket, UGG infinity scarf, Coach cashmere sweater, Topshop dress, Lost Property of London handbag, HUE tights, Stuart Weitzman boots (similar style)]]>
Stomping around on the rooftop after a fresh snowfall! As gritty as it can get up there with cigarette butts and leftover beer bottles from weekend gatherings, it kind of feels like an untouched sanctuary of sorts on days like these.
While Fashion Week has forced me to step up my game a little, it’s outfits like this that have become my go-to for day to day winter wear. Love a good sweatshirt…this one from Robert Rodriguez is a definite favorite. And, while I do feel that leggings typically belong only in the gym / yoga studio, add a little leather to the mix and I am so game.
*head to toe: Topshop wool coat, Robert Rodriguez graphic sweatshirt, Paige leather leggings, Hunter boots
Photos by Grant Legan]]>
It has been exactly one month since I returned to Manhattan after my extended stay in sunny Southern California. While it hasn’t exactly been easy adjusting to the cold, there is something so magical about this time of year out here. The second there is a fresh snowfall, New York turns into this magical winter wonderland, which I cannot help but get excited about. Having spent almost all of my life on the West Coast, I’ve come to really appreciate the changing seasons here. One thing’s for sure…this city is anything but consistent. But, hey, that’s what keeps life interesting.
(photos via OTR Instagram)]]>