Dont’ worry I’m not going goth. I realize that black isn’t exactly the most springiest of colors, but with a floral scarf and bright yellow punch of colored smoking shoes, it turned out less depressing than expected. Also the purple colored tree in my yard is one of my favorite things in California (commonly called the Jacaranda tree turns out).
New loafers from JustFAb.com.
Scarf from Urban Outfitters, also saw it on America’s Next Top Model. Best scarf purchase ever, I am in love with the thing.
Living in LaLa Land (Los Angeles) has been a whirlwind so far. Full of new opportunities and challenges. It takes a little bit of love and tears to stake your claim in Hollywood, even if you aren’t in the industry. One of the main portals (that I must recommend) has been craigslist for everything, that has given me a place to live, my ikea bookshelf, my free labor job and my real paid full time position. It seemed a bit overwhelming but surprisingly not as crazy just to jump coasts and move to the largest city in the US LaLa Land. My car and me have greatly bonded since moving here, lots of driving involved. And when I say driving I mean sitting in traffic listening to “Call Me Maybe”.
“I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They’re beautiful. Everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.”
I’m not going to lie, the first month WITHOUT a job, WITHOUT Internet, and WITH a separation anxiety puppy was a little disheartening. But like the universe usually does, it all came together. My first job interview came, which was located in an abandoned mall in what looked like the sketchiest place downtown (atleast for a Montana girl like me). While the position seemed perfect there didn’t seem that promising of a blooming business. Not quite a match made in heaven. Next opportunity was a stylist position, but thanks for the internet found out it was a scam to get money out of actresses. My desperation for employment did not fall that low yet. And next was an actually exciting “internship”. I did learn a lot during my brief time of free labor there. Clothing for some of the big Hollywood shows was picked out for shoots, and new shipments of the latest looks were brought in. It was definitely something a little out of my comfort zone, which means it’s good for you right? Luckily the call came in for a great paid position that fits my specifications exactly. Marketing, ecom, jewelry and retail all rolled into one.
On the living front my dog has adjusted to our hipster living situation in the Silverlake area. Where the dog park is almost never empty and the coffee is always organic. My combat boots and sock bun has made more appearances than they should here. I cannot wait until the California summer, maybe surfing is in my future? Think I could rock the board shorts pretty well. The California weather has made me a bit soft though I must admit. Going home for Christmas and a wedding I about froze my bum off. But I know I will be craving the warm weather when those hot days come.
Overall I give Los Angeles a Hollywood Boulevard gold star and can’t wait to see what lies ahead for me on this adventure called life.
As a side note this is also the start to a new feature of my blog focusing on a local vendor each time called “Living Local LaLa”. Check back soon for my first feature next week on Bones & Feathers, a local jewelry maker that’s collection features rattlesnake vertebrae and bullet casings. A little bit of pretty poison for your closet.
This Halloween I wanted to be a zombie/dead: something. This makeup on pinterest really caught my eye. It ended up being a little more zombie like to match my counter part. Still happy with the results. Not sure how impressed one of my idols would be with my costume, but I still thinks it turned out pretty awesome.
Attending the Independent Fashion Blogger conference was an eye opening opportunity. Everywhere you looked you were surrounded by gorgeously styled women (and a couple of dashing men as well).
Both from learning from the awesome line up of speakers and meeting all of the fabulous entrepreneurs that have taken there blog to the next level. Of course the highlight was hearing Iman speak, what an inspiring role model for any young woman.
My top three take aways from the event:
- Stay True to Yourself and Your Style
- Social media is 2.0 and mobile optimization is 3.0
- Be Diverse and Always Try Something New
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These beautiful photos by the bf, were taken in the in the Asian section of the Duke Gardens. I was on a mission to find the bamboo section and failed miserably, but found this awesome oreiental statue instead. A good portion of the clothing in this look is from Urban Outfitters. The favorite piece being my new mullet skirt (long in the back, short in the front). The skirt makes it easy to wear just about anywhere without the feeling it is too short.