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I’ve been dying to find a way to style this crazy yarn jacket. It’s clearly a jacket you would see a rave or festival gal wear, which is definitely not me, but I do love a good statement coat. I am obsessed with this look because it really highlights the 70’s vibes I’ve been going for, while also highlighting my two new designer pieces I picked up last weekend.  Recently, all I’ve been picking up when I go to Nordstrom/ Nordstrom Rack is Rebecca Minkoff, she has been pulling all my love strings, so of course I bought the purse and shoes pictured, they’re a perfect pairing. I will link what I can for this outfit. Garments that I buy, do sell out quickly and/or find second hand.

Jacket: Nasty Gal ( I couldn’t find my exact coat, but I did find a coat similar with the shag texture.)

Tee: Free People

Pants: Everlane

Shoes: Rebecca Minkoff

Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Living my best life,

Arizona

How I turned a pair of old jeans and craft store flowers into a show stopper

My work holiday party was coming up and I knew that I had to have one of the best looks, since I work in fashion. I was brainstorming what I wanted, and I stumbled upon the thought of 3D floral pieces. I looked all over ASOS trying to find 3D floral embellishments and there was nothing I liked. NOTHING. Not to mention they wanted $200+ for their cute occasion wear.

It’s no surprise to the people who know me, that I’m obsessed with Red Hot Chili Peppers and there are these pants that flea used to wear when they played shows that I’ve always admired.

Talk about some cool pants. I decided that I was going to make these pants but with flowers. I hit up dollar tree and Joann’s and purchased so many flowers, they probably thought I was planning a wedding. I don’t know how to use a sewing machine.. I only know how to use a needle and thread and this definitely made my work 10x longer, but 9 hours and an anxiety attack later, I had exactly what I had envisioned.

The perfect floral pants!! Now, these may look pretty on the outside, but it’s a thread MESS on the inside. I’m not a fashion designer and I didn’t go to school for fashion, I’m just a gal with crazy ideas. They were made with love and I was so excited to wear them and show my staff!

Here are a few pictures from the holiday party and the official debut of the pants.

Unfortunately my pants slowly lost a total of 6 flowers throughout the night.

Outfit details:

Shoes: Target

Bodysuit: Buffalo Exchange

Pants: Good American with my floral touch

Living my best life,

Arizona

Balenciaga in black

While in Fortworth, there was a Balenciaga archive at the Kimbell. Forgive me for some of the photos I took, the museum kept the room very dark so everything looks brown? I decided to make the photos in black and white. I also took these on my iPhone so it’s safe to say this isn’t A+ work. I’m super into fashion so this was very exciting for me and I hope you guys are just as hyped on it as I was. The looks are all from the 60’s and were out on display.

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The museum showed rough sketches, and a little bit of background on Balenciaga. It was really cool seeing his work before his death, instead of all these sock tennis shoes every famous person ever wears.

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Hope you guys enjoy!

Living my best life,

Arizona

Magnolia: Fixer Upper

I did way too many fun things while I was in Texas so today you’ll get a double post!

I don’t know anyone who isn’t a huge Chip and Jo Gaines fan. They are very popular in my household, so it’s a no brainer when an opportunity arises  to go to their flagship store, Magnolia. Luckily, my Aunt lives not too far from Waco, so it’s a double win, see some family and then live the fixer upper life. I visited Magnolia about two years ago and Chip and Jo weren’t as big as they are now. There were some things that were the same but a lot of new added parts. If you’re obsessed with Fixer Upper, you came to the right place.

I was super lucky to go on a sunny day and the high was 73. If you’ve ever been to Texas you know that place is hot as hell. Magnolia was WAAAAAY busier than the last time I was there, but it makes sense because the Gaines family rose in popularity. If you’ve watched the show, you know Jo has a great eye for design and the store definitely reflects that.

She staged everything to where I wanted to buy every single item in the store. Let me tell you, the prices there are OUTRAGEOUS. You’re better off buying their Target line. With all the great scenery you know it was time for a photoshoot. I took pictures everywhere to show off my outfit and outfit details. I will list the brands and items below.

Outfit details:

Jacket: Urban Outfitters

Top: Vintage

Jeans: American Eagle

Shoes: Coach

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Living my best life,

Arizona

A day at the pumpkin patch

Besides eating pumpkins, I do enjoy a good pumpkin patch. When living back in California, my family and I would always go to the corn maze and get lost, but then reward ourselves with Del Taco. So when my friend recommended we go to a pumpkin patch I was 100% down. It was fun hanging out with friends and going on a day where all the kids were in school. We basically had the entire farm to ourselves. The farm we were at had an Alice in Wonderland themed maze which was pretty darn cute! The maze lasted about 20- 30 mins, which was the perfect amount of time. There is nothing worse then wondering when the heck you’ll get out of there.

Another thing we couldn’t turn down was heading into the pumpkin patch and looking at all the pumpkins small and large grow on the vines. It’s definitely strange being the only people on the farm but, man did we take advantage of that.

 

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 All photos were taken on my iPhone and edited by me in Snohomish County

Outfit details include:

Top: Dazey LA

Pants: Madewell

Shoes: Converse

Ascot: Lucky Brand

Backpack: Cleobella

Living my best life,

Arizona

El Futuro es Femeninx

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All photographs taken and edited by Karya Schanilec in Wallingford, Seattle.

This post is a quick outfit post highlighting a few of my fav pieces. Outfit details posted here:

Shirt: Otherwild

 

Skirt: Free people

Shoes: Chloe

Handbag: Vintage handmade

Unfortunately, the skirt and shoes are a few seasons ago so I can’t link them. This outfit was inspired by the vibrant hispanic roots and culture I grew up around. If you guys are in the Seattle area you must check out Nordstrom’s pop-in: Viva Mexico! , which I’ll link here. I would buy everything if I could. Enjoy!

Living my best life,

Arizona

 

Heart and Seoul

I left North America for the first time in my life in March. My homegirl Victoria and I crossed the Pacific to Seoul, South Korea. My childhood friend was studying abroad and I thought it was the perfect excuse to push myself out of my comfort zone and travel out of North America. I left not knowing the language at all but knew the people I’d be with knew some so I’d be alright. Now, this isn’t a blog post about all my experiences and things that I did in Seoul because that would be an entire novel. I want this post to reflect my trip via film. The people I met are unforgettable and I am forever grateful for the new friends that I have gained. Some of which I am still in contact with. I want this post to show the raw moments that we had.

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All photos are developed film taken by Sophie and Ellie in Seoul, South Korea

So I leave you with this, the one Korean word I learned the entire time I was there,

Gamsahamnida! 감사합니다

Arizona