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I just spent the weekend in LA, and thought it was another short trip, it feels like I never left my sweet city of angels. I love being able to come home for work, and of course, I usually always extend my stay to savor the hot sun by the pool. I’m currently on the flight I know so well, straight from LAX to JFK, just in time for my favorite\ NYFW show of the season, Zimmermann. I can’t wait to show you my look and jump straight back into NYFW craziness. My look for the show happens to be a fun play on this off-shoulder puffed blouse, just a classic midi dress version. This is timeless Zimmermann crop top and trouser that will never go out of style. I wear it so much. I took it out for a simple night on the Santa Monica Pier. This was my playground as a child. Chasing the seagulls, watching the street performers, and eating cotton candy on the dock. California is a dream and though I’m across across the country and found NYC my other home, there’s a part of me that needs the the slowness and ease of California. It’s in my blood.

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The sun sure was beaming on the glamorous roof of the Waldorf Astoria this quiet Wednesday afternoon. Everything from the lounge chairs to the floors were white, making this clean landscape one of the most coveted spots in all of Los Angeles. The views were insane. I was just so excited to be back in my hometown, in 80 degree weather, with a whole afternoon by the pool. More excited to finally expose some leg! I’ll tell you more about my recent press trip back in LA, but let’s start with this outfit. It’s something I fall in love with the more I wear it. My best friend is a co-founder at ANTHOM (find their store at 25 Mercer Street). Every time I step into their bright gorgeous floor plan, I’m inspired to start fresh with a more curated, minimal wardrobe. They’ve always had a focus on quality versus quantity. I scooped up this incredible jacket and skirt combination from Yune Ho‘s Resort 2018 collection. He is one of my favorite designers at ANTHOM…always so classic with a close attention to detail. A slightly oversized shoulder and cropped hem makes this piece anything but your ordinary tweed jacket. I think I’ll be filling my closet more with these soft, powdery, pastel colors. It’s the most perfect, clean palette to start off the new year with.

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There’s nothing more classic than a white turtleneck, denim overalls, and a shearling coat. It’s exactly what I’ve seen my mom wear in Santa Monica back in the 70’s. I’m here in LA this week for a shoot today and every time I’m home for work, I’m back to sporting this easy, vintage-inspired style. My mom had a coat just like this one when she was my age. It’s a bit of a West Side girl thing. We like anything comfortable. Things big and oversize enough to cuddle up in when the cool sea breeze rolls on in. This one in particular was passed down from my boyfriend’s grandma. It’s so good isn’t it? I’ve been taking it on my morning walks overlooking the cliffs of the Pacific Palisades. The sun shining in my face. Won’t everyday feel this good?


//  7 For All Mankind overalls, Wolford bodysuit, Vintage Hugo Boss coat, Sabrina SL earrings //



“Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness.”

I’ll tell you a little secret. I started reading my horoscope daily because I got a bit into tuning in with what the stars are trying to tell me. More so now than ever has life’s just pure crazy. Non-stop. Nuts! My calendar never stops growing, but I really love tackling project after project. My mind thrives off of creativity. People always stop me and go “how are you still on? how are you still awake?” My energy levels have been at  an all time high. But it’s a New Moon…a time to kind of stop and think and reflect a bit. I think I read my horoscope not as guidance or telling the future or how I should go about my day. It’s pretty entertaining, but I find it as a fun way to sort of pause and rethink the decisions I make daily more carefully, and finding balance in all aspects of my life. It’s like Chinese feng shui. I grew up with feng shui thanks to my heritage, and yes, I still freak out if my bed isn’t in the right place, or if there’s a cluttered corner. New Moon for me brings a fresh start.

These images were shot by Dylana this past month back home in LA and it’s the exact spot we would shoot back in 2009. She always captures me in my most natural state and I’m lucky we get to work together every single day. Can you believe it’s been 7 whole years? 7 years since Dylana picked up our dad’s old Canon SLR in the backyard and starting shooting my outfits after a day of model castings and post them to the Interweb, only to find that thousands of people were watching. We’d sneak into the back of the local church just to catch magic hour through the basketball fences. We were just teenagers, finding fuel in documenting our coming-of-age. Growing up in our work, our visions, running our own businesses, and in our wardrobes. Making our own lookbooks, our own story boards, our own songs, our own voice. Yep, I still would wear those old combat boots and denim mini skirts to this day! My style hasn’t changed much and neither has the little kid inside of us. We were learning to finally love ourselves, our bodies, and embracing what made us unique. Embracing our heritage and where we came from. Embracing why we didn’t look, think, or act like all the kids down the block. Embracing our weirdness. If I wasn’t so bored of normalcy and inspired to do things differently, none of this would of happened. I’m pretty excited to share my journey this coming weekend at Westfield Garden State Plaza with WhoWhatWear (see the #BOSSNOTES invite on Saturday, May 14th 12-2pm here). I just advise to go with your gut, do what you love, plan, organize, work hard, and love yourself and love those around you. But boy did I not know that NATALIE OFF DUTY’s cult following would bring my modeling work to NYC, let alone that writing, photography, and digital branding would be a full-time career. Everyday brings something new. And you know you love doing something when you can’t see yourself NOT doing it. All of this…you and me is therapeutic.

By the way, is it too soon to think of getting another house in California? I’ve already started looking. Which brings me back to this beautiful grassy hill. An empty lot with views of the mountains. A brand new dress with nowhere to where it. Turkeys and peacocks roaming around the trees. My heart finally full.


// The Jet Set Diaries dress, Samantha Wills cuff and ring //