I owe my love for vintage to one of my biggest style inspirations, my late grandmother. She had some of the funniest pieces like Chanel glasses with a pearl hanging down on it that were in the family and weren’t being used! When my family showed them to me and asked if I’d like to keep them, my mouth literally dropped. I was just a young girl in high school. Once I found fun ways to style these vintage pieces, I got interested in shopping vintage to differentiate my style from the monotony that sometimes exists in the fashion space. There’s something to be said about putting your best self out there with older pieces that not everyone is obsessed over. It gives you a sense of renewed individuality, and sometimes even greater confidence.
Having grown up in California practically my whole life, I’ve learned a thing or two about some great shopping spots to visit during the summers. With social distancing rules and so many retail stores in malls shutting down now, however, it may seem that shopping online is slowly becoming the only option, but I have hope for the future of retail. After all, there is a huge population out there that wants to see and feel items before spending hard earned money on it. Too, if you step out and practice caution—wear a mask and distance yourself from others--it isn’t a sin to go shopping. Sound like something you’d like to do? Well, whether you’re just visiting California or else are a resident looking for new things to do, I think it’s really important to know which so called “hot spots” are actually worth the hype. Here are a few shopping locations I suggest for those spending their summers in California, along with some outfit-inspo to go with each!
The temperature is starting to rise across the globe and that can only mean one thing: it’s time for new beauty solutions to the issues this new season brings about.
Wake up, dress up, feel good; that’s the relationship I’ve always had with fashion. Simple enough, right?
Throwing on your favorite blazer has a few boons to it: you’re covered up, which means you don’t have to worry about sunburn, and too, most blazers are airy enough to keep sticky sweat off of you in the outdoors, while giving you a little warmth indoors when the air conditioning is on blast.
Dressing up every day has a lot to do with how we feel, right? Some days we’re inspired to try a new trend, and other days we couldn’t care for something form flattering so we opt for something comfy, allowing us to spend time watching Netflix and eating ice cream by the pint (I hope I’m not alone here). Upon reflection, here are a few outfits I’ve worn that sum up pretty much every quarantine/stay-at-home mood: