Get it? Because I am wearing a checkered print blazer haha :p Anyways I’ve had a super swamped week this week and this weekend is going to be a pretty hectic one as well! I am currently packing to head to Washington for a fun Back To School themed event at the Capital Mall in Olympia, Washington which I am so excited for! I love to travel, especially when I get to create amazing content like the images in this post from my recent NYC trip.
When I put this look together and brought it to NYC i instantly thought Gossip Girl! I feel like Blair Waldorf would totally rock this on the Upper East Side, shopping on Madison Avenue hehe :p I’ve always been a girly girl, always obsessed with pastel hues + chic blazers and of course pointed toe pumps, so this outfit combined my love of all these trends into this perfect look that you’ll definitely want to add to your wardrobe.
This was the first trip I had to visit NYC in such a long time since I moved and it was such a breath of fresh air to shoot gorgeous city content in my forever home with a renewed outlook + perspective. When you live somewhere and shoot in the same areas all the time, creativity can be drained but heading back to NYC sparked my excitement and it was so great to do something different other than my traditional colored walls for a change.
That is why I am excited about the trip to Washington this weekend! Exploring a new city I’ve never been to, shooting new content + making new memories with my boo…what could be better?!
Anytime I travel, I always bring a neutral bag to style for work or play like this Chanel bag AND I always bring neutral pumps to instantly bring any look from day to night.
I also tend to pack a blazer or too so I am ready for anything that comes up during my trip!
Perfectly Imperfect…that’s me! I have been stressed beyond belief the past couple of weeks between transitioning to a new apartment and town, to deciding to expand my career goals to find my ‘perfect’ fit, to exploring all LA has to offer by playing tour guide to my friend visiting from NY, my schedule has been insane and I am happy to finally have a second to relax and just breathe. Sometimes it’s hard when you are constantly moving to just take a moment to collect your thoughts and focus…I was in desperate need of a moment to myself and am so thrilled to finally have it haha After having a ‘mini breakdown’ with my friend on the way to see James Cordon (which we were later turned away from because they were ‘at capacity’ ugh so annoying) she stressed an important point to me…everyone gets overwhelmed, everyone needs to freak out, cry, break down + breathe for a second…I try so hard to keep everything together and looking pristine from the outside because who wants to seem weak and vulnerable right? My fear of looking like a failure in turn is driving my nuts…yup after a heart to heart with my LI sister from another mister (shout out to my little Santa — yup her name is Santa like Santa Claus…she’s just as jolly too haha :p) it hit me that it’s ok to ask for help, it’s ok to freak out and everyone needs a good cry ♥ Now that I let it all out, it’s back to get myself back on track…sometimes venting and letting out what’s bugging you helps…or at least it’s been a huge help to me. I need to start a new cooking + fitness routine (I was totally neglecting that the past couple of months since I was beyond swamped at work). I actually am slowly but surely learning how to be domestic in my new apartment and am beyond thrilled to have my peaceful, humble abode that is all mine♥ Living alone is a dream (although my friend has been staying with me the past 2 weeks haha helping me settle in). I love having my own space + the ability to have peace and quiet to focus on my career goals and my blog which I have been slacking on lately, not gunna even try to lie :p
My outfit is perfectly imperfect…much like me at the moment. It’s simple, casual + is a mix of trends. I LOVE plaid year round, but especially for summer even though it occasionally comes off looking like a picnic table cloth haha! I paired it with simple white shorts…my go-to pick for summer (pretty much an essential for every gal TBH).
Since I am always on the go, I tend to love larger bags and this Vera Bradley cross body satchel is great for that! It can be worn as a shoulder bag or as a satchel and has room for my Macbook Air, makeup, snacks (even a back up pair of shoes)!
My booties are from Go Jane and while this style is no longer available, I found a similar style from them (here) that hits the summer booties trend right on the head!