afterglow

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I'm late and totally almost forgot, but this month marks the one year anniversary of The Seen! What better way to celebrate than with a shoot in my favorite part of LA?

This oversized tee is probably one of the best things in my closet. It is such a unique piece. The broad black and white stripes and asymmetrical hemming gives off a minimalist vibe. The wide bell-like sleeves adds a bit of character to the tee and makes it a lot more interesting.

Finding a good pair of jeans is hard. Finding a good pair of black distressed skinny jeans is even harder. Not only do I like the fit of these, but I'm obsessed with the rips which make for a casual edgy look. A pair of jeans like these are a closet staple. Another thing everyone needs in their wardrobe is a nice pair of black suede boots. I wear these all the time with a variety of different outfits, because they are extremely versatile. I was honestly a little bit surprised to see they were only previously featured on the blog once.

I have gushed about my love for these sunglasses already, so I'll save you the spiel. I originally planned to wear a different pair with this outfit, but I tried these on last minute and they worked so much better. They really bring the whole outfit together creating a cohesive look.

The standout piece in this look would definitely be this adorable velvet backpack. They say things are instantly more fun in miniature form, and the pins make it all the more playful. The bag really contrasts with the monochromatic seriousness of the rest of the outfit. Fun fact: One of the pins fell off, and I didn't even realize it until I was looking at the photos after the shoot.

I wanted to end this post thanking all of my readers for supporting me for a year. I have a lot more planned for the future, and I hope you guys stay on this ride with me!

BKBT Concept, tee (similar) here  jeans (similar) here

Saint Laurent, sunglasses (similar) here

Pull & Bear, (similar) backpack here

All Saints, shoes (similar) here

trickle trickle

Los Angeles is known for its year-round sunny weather, but it's rained a lot more than usual over the past few months. One of those rainy days occurred on the day my friend and I had this fairly short photoshoot, resulting in the less than dry photos that follow.

The raindrops make a nice addition to my  jacket, right? This is probably one of the older things in my closet. It's the perfect casual piece with a punch of vibrance, so I just can't seem to make myself give it up. Satin has a way of making things look more luxurious and refined, which it does here with this bomber. The loud royal blue makes things a lot more fun and laidback.

I'm always writing about how I am so obsessed with something, but damn, I honestly am obsessed with this bracelet. I have been wanting a twin skull cuff for so long, and I finally decided to take the leap and buy one. They have always seemed so casual-cool to me; cool enough to add a bit of an edgy vibe to a look, but still casual enough to wear with anything. I wear mine almost every day. It complements the attitude this Playboy tee is giving pefectly.

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So did the rain kinda ruin my photoshoot? Yes. 
Do I still like these pictures? That would be a yes too.

Alexander McQueen, bracelet here 

S&H Athletics, jacket (similar) here

Joyrich, tee (similar) here

Ray-Ban, sunglasses here

Zara, jeans (similar) here

Dr. Martens, boots here

nuclear seasons

Channeling my inner hipster with this laid-back 90s-inspired look.

Of course I could not begin to create a 90s look without wearing my favorite pair of sunglasses, these white Cobain-esque frames. Another favorite of mine would be this satin bomber jacket. The satin has subtle shine to it which elevates the jacket and sets it apart from simple black bombers. I wear it all the time, as it looks good with pretty much any outfit.

This graphic tee is very reminiscent of The Rolling Stones' logo, which is what came to mind the minute I laid eyes on it . The tee pairs well with the sunglasses and looks very cohesive.

These cropped light wash jeans ooze vintage vibes. They go perfectly with the 90s feel of the whole outfit. I have previously talked about my obsession with creepers and these gold beauties were the start of it. I bought these 2-3 years ago from SSENSE and have had my eyes on creepers ever since. Creepers always add a bit of grunge to an outfit, and the metallic effect of these in particular adds flare as well. They are the perfect end to this look.

Saint Laurent, sunglasses (similar) here

H&M, jacket (similar) here

RVCA, jeans (similar) here

Underground, shoes here

Obey, tee (similar) here

not in love

I have been meaning to publish this post for a little while now. Luckily, I had a bit of free time in between studying for finals and writing essays to actually do it. Over Thanksgiving Break, I spent a few days with my sister in Las Vegas. She has been pretty obsessed with photography lately and decided to take a few completely impromptu shots of me at a street corner on the Strip.  I ended up actually liking  a few of them, thus the inception of this blog post.

Since the weather has begun dipping into lower temperatures I can finally make use of my sweaters. This one in particular is a favorite of mine. I find the pattern very euphoric, with its depiction of a warm sunset with roaring waves and palm trees blowing in the wind. It makes for a very California inspired look in the heart of Sin City.

I scored these boots from Opening Ceremony in August for over 70% off. One could say that it was my greatest accomplishment over the summer. They have a bit of a western flare to them, and the rust color is adaptable to any outfit. They and the sweater are accompanied by two wardrobe staples of mine, these black skinny jeans and my reptile embossed backpack.

Contrary to the title of this article I am in love. These sunglasses are probably my favorite thing in the world right now. The 90s Cobain style exudes California and creates a cohesive vibe when paired with the sweater. They are incredibly versatile as well. Not only do they work for a casual laid back outfit such as this, but they would pair well with an edgy eclectic look or one that is more sophisticated and refined . You will definitely being seeing a lot more of these on the blog.

Saint Laurent, sunglasses (similar) here

Alexander Wang, boots (similar) here

All Saints, sweater (similar) here

Zara, backpack here  jeans here

 

 

intention

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I continue my recent trend of pale pinks with my latest look. This outfit is a bit of a combination between sophisticated and casual, a theme I find in a lot of my outfits.

The top is easily my favorite part of this look. Mock neck tops seem to be everywhere this season, and it's definitely a trend I can get with. I have five and recently ordered another, but who's really counting? As I mentioned in the previous post, pink has been another obsession of mine lately, so obviously this top was a must for me. I also really love these matte sunglasses. Paired with the top, it creates a nice solid palette that gives off a luxe and sophisticated vibe. 

I probably need an intervention seeing as I have these skinny jeans in every wash they come in. They are just so cheap and fit so well that I couldn't help myself. I really wanted to include these in this outfit, because  in comparison to the mock neck top and matte sunglasses, they make for a much more laid-back look. 

Along with the jeans, these black slip on sneakers really loosen up the outfit and creates a casual vibe. Part of me feels like I am totally clashing with the reptile embossed leather look of the backpack and the sneakers, but the other part of me loves it. The contrast of the two makes the outfit all the more interesting, and it goes along with the theme of the outfit being a contrast of two different styles.

Zara, top here backpack here jeans here

ASOS, shoes (similar) here

Prism,  sunglasses here

 

uncool

Cheers to my first blog post back in the City of Angels. School recently started, and it is already proving to be a tough semester. To unwind, a friend and I went to the flower district last weekend and roamed around downtown afterwards, where we had a bit of a photoshoot.

One of the more peculiar additions to my wardrobe would be this tee shirt with nipple piercings. The piercings add just the right amount of detail and intrigue to the tee.

This biker jacket is my new prized possession. I was obsessed at first sight. I was looking for new jackets for the winter and  trying to incorporate pinks into my wardrobe when I laid eyes on it. This was the answer to my consumer prayers. For menswear, it is a fresh and unique take on the traditional closet staple. Along with the tee, I paired it with my favorite skinny jeans and these new suede boots.

After searching for the perfect backpack to come into the new school year with for months, I finally came across this one. I wanted something very versatile, sleek, and modern, and this embossed leather look really fit the bill. 

These hydrangeas make the perfect accessory for my outfit, right?

PS by Paul Smith, jacket (similar) here

Zara, backpack here jeans here

All Saints, shoes (similar) here

LPD NY, tee here