Settling in…

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So I wore this lil outfit to the cover release party for Annex Magazine, featuring Karrueche Tran and Don Benjamin. I have ALWAYS wanted to work for a magazine; it is my dream job – second to being a rock star. One of my girlfriends (who works for the magazine) invited me to the party and I was able to see what she does first hand. By the end of the night, I had worked some networking in, did a lil dancing, and probably drank a tad too much, but nonetheless, I had a blast! The next day I decided to apply to work at the magazine and am now the newest member! I finally feel like I am settling into Los Angeles. I can get around without using my navigation system, I have developed a close group of friends and networks, and I am genuinely comfortable here. I recently moved from downtown L.A. to Hollywood and love it! Now that I have this amazing internship, on top of starting my second year at an amazing school, and I am settled into my new home,  I feel like I can take a deep breath and take time to be proud of myself. I am sincerely happy. My life feels like it is gaining momentum and moving in a very positive direction! Cheers to chasing your dreams!

 

My outfit is another great deal from Forever 21:

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Spring has sprung and I am finally on spring break. I am really proud of the outfit posted because it’s super affordable and I somewhat broke through my distaste for fast fashion. I really needed to update my wardrobe, but didn’t have the cash-money to blow at my typical shopping spots. I hit up the Grove and reluctantly entered a Forever 21 with my girlfriend. I don’t like fast fashion, I don’t like mainstream and I don’t like feeling like I am buying something that every other girl has in her closet as well. Thing is, with fast fashion, the trends change so much that you actually won’t be walking around wearing the same thing as everyone else.  

 We stopped into Forever 21 and did a quick walk through, I silently decided there was NOTHING in the store for me. Luckily, the friend I was with didn’t give up so easily. She pointed out a few cute items and I decided to do one more walk through of Forever 21, but this time I was going to treat it like vintage clothes shopping. One of my favorite things about vintage shopping, is piecing outfits together that you wouldn’t think would go together – a special and unique piece paired with an equally special and unique piece. Or you can take a somewhat dull piece and pair it with a flashy piece and suddenly the entire outfit needs its own photoshoot. I always feel really proud of myself when I am able to look past what may seem like an “OK” article of clothing and pair it with something else to make the ideal ensemble. That’s what I did with Forever 21. 

Before I knew it, I was heading to the dressing room with 12 pieces of clothing. I loved everything I tried on! The next night I had a magazine cover release party to attend for Annex Magazine and ended up wearing a whole outfit by Forever 21. The next night I had a date and wore the outfit pictured above and received a flurry of compliments. So, in conclusion, I have changed my stance on Forever 21….or I understand it rather. It is an awesome way to keep up with the trends of the time and still keep your bank account unharmed. I actually am looking forward to the next time I can “vintage shop” at Forever 21 😉 

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