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:

Jacket Forever 21 Romper Forever 21 Shoes Jeffrey Campbell Necklace J.Crew Belt Urban Outfitters Sunglasses Ray-Bans Purse H&M

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Feeling Retro

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Being a Gemini, I find my alter ego(s) making an appearance quite often. For the most part, my style is very edgy. I have never felt comfortable in “cutesy” dresses. I am not a huge fan of pink and I don’t care for anything that has too many frills and bows. I do not like to call myself a tomboy, because I am not, but I am not girly in the sense where I spend hours on my hair; I rarely brush it. I have yet to master the art of blowing my hair out. I manage to tangle my hair in the round brush while the blow dryer  blows my whole head of hair and everything on my bathroom sink in the opposite direction; it is really pathetic. Yesterday I accidentally blew dry my hair tie and lip gloss into the bathroom trash. In addition to my sucky vanity skills, I suck at makeup and feel like a drag queen if I am wearing too much (if I am wearing eye shadow, I feel I am wearing too much makeup). I cant wear heels past 4″ and I think my brother could paint my nails better than me. I have all these amazing nail polish colors knowing damn well I cant paint my nails for shit. They look really great as decoration in my bathroom though :). My friend (pictured with me in this post) pointed out to me that I need a manicure, ha. It is a full time job being a girl, sometimes I feel like I cant keep up, but then again I don’t really care 😉

So I just went on that long rant about being a girl just to tell you that in the last couple of days I have been feeling very girly. I even curled my hair! I found myself gravitating toward pastels, skirts, dresses, sparkle, and even pink. Don’t know how long it will last, but it’s been fun. I felt very retro in this polka dot dress, nude lips, and Prada sunnies.  With this look, I did feel the need to give it a little edge by adding studded booties. I originally had flats on, but I felt a little too distant from myself. 

Dress American Eagle Cardigan Zara Booties Deena and Ozzy Sunglasses Prada Bag Stella McCartney