At the age of 5, my mother agreed that I needed to make my own fashion statement. From leather boots in red, pink and black and polka dot shirts in monochrome or rainbow, I always wanted to stand out from the stereotypical 90's ballerina in my suburbia class. I wasn't really allowed to listen to any radio music because my parents thought it would flood my brain with unnecessary judgment. Instead they let me listen to rock in Espanol which is "Spanish Rock". So over the years I would try to showcase my rock'n personality through art in my clothes. In the suburbia I grew up in, we had multiple fairs with local companies selling 90's merchandise, which of those included patches. So I'm totally going back into my #SantaCruz patch collectibles, grabbing one of my skinnies and ironing away! I can't wait.
DKNY seriously rocks.
Top to bottom: Cara De Lavingne, Runway DKNY, Song of Style.
Gap Vest Summer 2014 | Pixie Market Dress Spring 2013 | Target Sandals Summer 2014
Summer sophisticated, rather than an apsiring glamour girl. I'm loving this hat from Goorin Bros. I only bought it because Robi Draco Rosa likes to buy his hats from them. The only thing Im afraid of is the old mexican myth, will my hair really fall off from all of this hat wearing business?
Either they've told us that what we write is bogus or who we are as a person is not "cool". There are so many reasons why we can't find the effort in pulling out who we are or what we want to tell the world. The key is to literally understand that there is a generation out there waiting for what's next and that could as easily be you. Those who surround you will continue to take you down. It's you who has to prove them wrong.
Easy breezy shirts have always been part of my wardrobe and tucking them into my pants will never stop. My mother taught me to always wear my pants at my waist and tuck in my shirts half way for a relaxed feel. Happy Birthday momma.
I’ve been anxiously awaiting searching for a shop
that has a mix of vintage and casual modern cool. You’d be hard-pressed
to find a shop around Santa Cruz that’s got that “it” factor without
ripping our wallets apart — one that has everything from vintage cowboy
boots, Mexican blankets, embroidered dresses, unique locally made
jewelry, and effortless T-shirts to make your model-off-duty dreams come
true. If you’d asked me yesterday what I planned to wear once
the sun set, with summer moving in this weekend, I’d have had no idea. After a few visits at my new-found love, I’ve pretty
much got my summer wardrobe sorted.
owners Debbie Graves and Summer Suppen have been
inspired by anything and everything, with our very own hip and homie
Santa Cruz as well as Big Sur, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Sedona, Austin
and Sayulita, Mexico. “We love textiles and beautiful spaces and
bringing it all together to come alive." A cool-looking shop makes all
the difference. Their
shop’s design inspiration comes from recycled materials, re-purposed
utility spools, plumber’s pipe, barn wood, metal farm implements, and
old glass. “We didn’t want any part of it to feel cold, shiny new, or
plastic …. lots of warmth and feeling.
We're always inspired by our own time, travels, talented artists, treasure hunters and
collectors and the vast extended community that we are tied into
via the web. Crazy summer fits like Bandit Brand,
Tia Loca, Frye, Justin, Tony Lama, Durango, Copper Moon Apothecary
(vintage) that’ll make for a hot-weather look that’s country, vintage,
rock ’n roll and completely unexpected all at once.
your way to The Rio for a movie or the Crepe Place for
a quick bite? Stop by Tomboy for your next “second skin.” Needless to
say, as a vintage revival stomps ahead for the next few months, you can
through a handful of pieces for your wardrobe. No matter when you happen
to pop into this shop, it’s sure to have you feeling like you’re
ready to shoot a sartorial bible. In my next post Ill show you my
favorite piece that I found last week! xx
Several times we find ourselves lacking a sense of understanding towards sensitive situations. You can see it two ways. Either you give up unrealistic facts or find a common ground. When did people start getting so worked up towards other people. When did a simple smile begin to fade? There's one thing I know, if I smile, at least I'm holding onto hope that you'll smile back. Or at least smile at my shoes.
This is the outfit I wore on my birthday. I can't live without these sandals. Serious inspiration from Carrie on Sex in the City, cue to having nothing to do with the skirt (hint: "I couldn't understand a word she was
saying, but I felt I had in my possession all the Italian I'd ever need
to know: Dolce, Dolce, Dolce.") This week I also helped my beautiful cousin get ready for prom. That's why I opted out of my typical leather on leather or just full on black. I felt like a princess, hope you do too.
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