Thursday, December 31, 2015

we're meant to be

hello funky babes <3  HAPPY NEW YEAR!! it's been a while since our last conversation, and it's been about a month since a dream of mine was manifested: going to nyc! I was there to tour my dreeeaaaammmm school NYU, and it was undoubtedly the most surreal weekend of my life. Even more surreal? I applied early decision, got accepted and will be spending the next four years of my life where my heart resides-- in the city :')  ah I hope all is well with you guys!!!!! I have no question everyone is still killing it and being creative, radiant beams of light. In a post dedicated to a few of my current favorites and a place I love with every atom, here's to catching up since the last time we met.

following my time on the east coast *cough, THE best coast*, I reconnected with Best Coast

washington square park aka the liveliest and loveliest

the Washington mews

Madison square park ft. an angel disguised as a fast food restaurant

in love with the cast iron buildings on greene st. in soho. this photo looks very 90s to me-- very early seasons of Sex and the City-esque

mom and dad

the view from our hotel in Union Square

the last supper

martin margiela on Color

sixteen!!!! minutes!!!!! of ethereal!!!! perfection!!!!!

Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal
been obsessing over this legendary man for the greater portion of my winter break :)

"fashion fades, style is eternal"

after a 10 year hiatus, I fell back in love w cole sprouse <3 and you're all invited to the wedding!

*taps and sighs into mic* Going forward, this blog will most likely be defunct. This post has been sitting in my drafts for three months, unsure of how to word what I'm about to say in order to fully capture how wonderful, inspiring, and pivotal this blog has been for me. I just knew that I had to get it out before 2015 receded into the past.

Maybe one day, I'll type this address back into the search bar and cringe, but it will be a cringe smoothed over with a smile so thankful for having a space to create, share, and experience a chapter of my life with some rockin ladies.

Life's been jam packed with school, work, family, and friends, and I've been soaking up every sweet moment.  I will possibly come back for random updates or when I'm feeling especially inspired. I will try to become an active reader, as I am a loyal fan of all of you and your boundless talents!!! Starting next fall, hit ya girl up if you're ever in nyc <3 

lots of love, hugs, and sunshine for every one of you special gems.


Monday, August 24, 2015

cute mini interview

The new Tag You're It! interview thing has been hittin up the blogging world lately, and I have been tagged! Shoutout to the bad ass chick running Bad Sass, Madison, for tagging me! Her blog is like stepping into a dream, so go on over to her blog and drool over her amazing photosets and enjoy every bit of her witty writing! Alright, while I'm counting down from 100, here goes the Q&A.

How did you get into blogging?
The idea for creating this blog is 100% indebted to Tavi. I was 14/15 when I first stumbled across The Style Rookie and later Rookie, and I was at a point in my life where I felt really stuck. I yearned for some type of clarity in my life, and what Tavi was doing over on her blog really gave me that spark! From her I became introduced to people like Petra Collins, Olivia Bee, countless female feminist role models, and I fell in love with the supportive, glowingly positive blogging community. I saw all of these girls TEARING. IT. UP.  with their intelligent writing, music, fashion, and art, so it was hard to resist getting a blog at that point for the sole purpose of being creative, being real, and support others doing the same! 

What advice would you give to a blogger just starting out?
If you're a blogger just starting out, I'm going to borrow from Amelia Cutler's (of Skinny Girl Diet) advice in the 35th issue of i-D: stalking is a crime, walk your own path. Regarding my professional goals, these are the words I now live by. Take as much inspiration as you can from others, but what you do and create is uniquely your's; embrace the hell out of whatever it may be and others will naturally follow suit.

What would be your dream campaign?
THERE ARE SO MANY *starts sweating*
Okay to answer this question I'm kinda going to go around it so I can avoid picking one lmao I'd first have to @god for him to have me be born in the 70s-80s so that I could have worked with Thierry Mugler for his ss 1997 haute coutoure collection. Of course I would've also liked to been able to keep a few of the masterpieces.
typical, casual daily wear

Do you have a plan for your blog?
I don't have any concrete plans for this blog! I think starting out I thought it'd be cool to have this blog get like really big and basically follow in the footsteps of Tavi. But a lot has changed since then and I've grown a lot. I still love Rookie but a part of me feels like I've phased out of it a little bit? I don't see blogging being "my thing" in the future if that makes sense, but my plan for the present is to continue loving it for the people it's connected me with and for it being this space where I can talk about any topic and not feel censored or structured.

What do you think about rankings?
Ya know, I'm not quite sure what this question even means lol If it means rankings like how high or low a blog is ranked based on numbers, I say ew fuck ratings. Ya girl has stalked a bunch of blogs, and I've yet to come across one that wasn't extremely cool and lovable, regardless of the following it had. I think everyone in the blogging community is truly doing some incredibly great stuff and delivering super thoughtful, yet natural content and I love it all <3

98..99...100! Ready or not, here I come! I'm tagging:
Autumn / baby auts
Victory / vogue escapade
Vivian / 5th echelon
and anyone else who wants to do it!


Tuesday, August 4, 2015


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The trip there:
I woke up at 4:30am and drove with my parents for 8 hours. We'd be in an alternate universe if I told you that it wasn't all worth it.

All of the trees in Georgia are perfectly aligned in rows and columns. I was constantly overtaken with the desire to jump out the car and sprint through the aisles towards infinity.

The view from my floor at Turner House

About a week before my trip, my mom and I found an old, unused disposable camera that expired in 2007. I knew it would be really neat to see how the pictures would come out, and I wasn't disappointed by the mid 80s/Seinfeld vibes they turned out to have.

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My baddies, on our first full day in the courtyard where we were welcomed the evening before with "Latch" reverberating off the palm trees and frozen hot chocolate.

By far the most special part of my trip was meeting so many people from all over the country and other countries as well.  Everyone was so open and chill, the perfect combination to complement the widespread SCAD stoner culture! Right next to our dorm was "The Stoner's Pizza Joint", and I had the best conversation about ghosts in my writing class with a grad student who also shared stories about his experiences on acid. 

When you venture towards Broughton street, among other retail nirvanas like UO, Free People, Goodwill, etc. etc., Marc Jacobs is one of the first stores you see on the second corner. We were so hesitant to enter out of the idea that we would ruin everything in the store, but one of the guys who worked there was outside and encouraged us to come in! We settled upon this cute teddy bear that we thought was weird to be in a Marc Jacobs store; upon closer inspection, the price tag was $20 lmao we left and got coconut water


I was trying so hard to capture a shot of the full Trustees Theater sign, but everyone was moving so fast to get inside. Alas, I instead caught this accidental picture of my wifey Claire

Turner House

The Thunderbird Inn

Closing exhibition, where we looked at stunning art work and felt like adults

I was DYING when we walked by this McDonalds because its the first legitimate WALK THROUGH drive-thru I've ever seen in person?!?! So convenient for the one who wants to eat whatever the hell they want and feel good about it, too.

90s rave *cue "Poison" by Bel biv devoe and the Kid n' Play dance*

This week was the first time I ever worked in a dark room which was a little intimidating at first, but the process was much easier than I expected. 

Makin a B line 

Bringing back up the aforementioned stoner, I knew Savannah had a ghostly subculture, but it wasn't anything I really paid attention to until I came home and did (well, my mom did) laundry. I pulled these shorts that I wore in Savannah out of the dryer and found this etched into the pocket. "Carol" was never there before; I even googled this short to see if this was purposefully part of the design, but I came up with nothing.*cries bc scared cries bc lowkey honored a ghost would follow ya girl*

Mac perfectly dropped this new track during my stay in Savannah. Perfectly, because it captures every sense of my unforgettable 7 days <3 Hope you guys are enjoying the last few days of what I hope to be a lovely summer x