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NEONBLUSH no.4

a personal style diar y


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P H OTO G R A P H Y BY: S T E V E N S A N TO S


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This jacket, when it first appeared on Zara’s website, really just couldn’t get out of my head. Good price, great fit, the whole ordeal! I wanted to have one for myself, except, like every other Zara piece (cheap sandals and navajo print pants ring a bell?), I just knew it was one of those pieces that was destined to be blogged to death. Staved from making the commitment for as long as I could until just a few weeks ago I finally caved for the black leather-sleeved safari jacket. My favorite part of the jacket is actually the neck area--it allows for a turtle neck but it still looks awfully chic... which is perfect for the sudden gloomy weather we’re experiencing right now. Cheers to good buys!


Outerwear: Zara; Top: Forever 21; Skirt: Romwe; Shoes: Acne; Bag: Trend Essentials


MAY 3, 2 01 2

Top: Chicwish; Vest: vintage; Skirt: Forever 21; Bag: Melie Bianco; Sunglasses: Ray Ban; Accessories: Tony Duqette x Coach

After a long day of driving all over L.A. (and all that it entails: traffic traffic traffic, ahem), I came home and had a much-needed evening of winding down. I spent a good hour looking back at photos of friends, my dogs, food, and old ‘fits. So peculiar how I can remember exactly the things I laughed about or the things that happened just by looking back at a photo of a mere outfit. Photos can speak so much.


Sweater: Free People; Top: Forever 21; Shorts: Kasil Workshop; Jacket: Joe’s Jeans; Shoes: Steve Madden; Bag: Melie Bianco; Watch: Michael Kors

Sweater: Free People; Top: vintage; Skirt: Zara; Bag: Jason Wu for Target

...A FEW PIECES


in my

MAY 6 , 2 012

LOUDEST TONES I should be sleeping--seeing as I should be up early tomorrow to start on a project I’ve been marinating for a while--but the two cups of lychee oolong and jasmine green tea latte I drank earlier seem to be holding me up. This weekend went by SO much quicker than I had expected, but I suppose that’s a good thing. You know, like it means that I actually did something fun because when you’re enjoying your time, you never seem to know where it went. On another note, I got the chance to hear Coldplay perform LIVE at the Hollywood Bowl this week and it was a-ma-zing. Chris Martin is such a charmer

and they definitely put on a great light show. The bowl was packed and heated with energy and love-the boyfriend and I were much excited to be a part of it. I had honestly tried to condition myself to hold the tears for when they would play “Yellow,” “The Scientist,” “Fix You,” and “Warning Sign,” but realistically, I cried like a little girl because 1) their performance for each song was so simply beautiful and 2) hearing these songs brought me back to a state of when I felt so raw and in need of closure. Yeah, I know Coldplay has that affect on a lot of people, but... the live performance was just moving, so moving.

Top: Equipment; Blazer: Rodebjer; Skirt: Chicwish; Tights: Forever 21; Wedges: Steve Madden; Bag: Christopher Kon Co-Lab


MAY 8, 2 01 2

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SUMMER Summer feels like it’s around the corner... this white lace dress is a definite complement to the gorgeous weather. It’s barely midweek and I can hardly wait to sit back, relax, and bask in the weeklong sunshine with my mummy this Mother’s Day weekend.

Dress: Lovemarks; Cardigan: vintage; Necklace: Luv Aj; Bag: Proenza Schouler


MAY 10, 2 012

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A few sun-drenched photos I took for ASOS. This gorgeous weather is making me sick with intense wanderlust--I'm overwhelm with a craving to walk on new grounds and to delight in unexplored fine foods. The sun is great and all in LA, but I just want to see how the sun shines in another city, you know? Top: Zara; Shorts: ASOS; Shoes: Zara; Accessories: Forever 21


MAY 1 5 , 2 01 2

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Dress: Zara; Vest: vintage; Boots: Acne; Hat: Jessica Simpson; Bag: Proenza Schouler; Belt: 2020Ave


SOMETIMES to deal with the mundanity of living in one place my entire life, I sort of rediscover places I’ve been or re-adjust how I see things in one spot. Interestingly enough, that’s what I love about photography and I guess more so taking photos for this blog--it makes me do just that. Kind of makes me appreciate where I am. Perspective.


MAY 17, 2 012

pola rized Excuse the slouchiness, I was growing delirious and impatient waiting around with the bf to grab a table at one of our favorite places to eat at. I’ve been digging the cool combo of blues and whites lately, especially ones with softer tones and off-whites. This periwinkle Zara dress is so ideal for the weather, with its lightweight fabric and thigh-high slits--I love it with sandals, flatforms, sneakers, anything really. Layered with a cropped sweater or a cropped jacket like this one, it becomes such an easygoing layering piece. I wasn’t aware HOW good J Brand’s denim jackets were, and I’m such a denim jacket fanatic, too, gosh. Cropped, perfectly off-white, and also lightweight... quickly making its way in becoming my summer staple.

Jacket: J Brand; Dress: Zara; Bag: Proenza Schouler; Shoes: Zara


HERE I AM EVIDENTLY TRYING TO KEEP COOL in the hot, hot heat - found adequate shade and shelter under a huge tree. My days are now marked by a spike in water/fruit consumption and finding all the other ways I can avoid overheating, like wearing white or silk, and wearing a kempt bun atop the head. I’ve been updating the blog shop

with new items for sale, check it out. Also, I was way behind but check this section out for the latest March lookbook. I still have April and May coming but there’s another project I’m also working on and I can’t wait to share that one. Soon!


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SUBSTANCE Top: Romwe; Cardigan: vintage; Jeans: !iTEM; Sandals: DV by Dolce Vita; Sunglasses: Ray Ban; Ring: Vanessa Mooney


MAY 2 3 , 2 012

no trouble Trying to find the most plausible ways to be creative when dressing for hot summer nights has forced me to use flimsy printed tops to create a discreet high-low look. My long awaited three-day weekend is (almost) here and I couldn’t be more excited! ...Except my right eye is exceptionally irritated at the moment and I’ll be forced to don the spectacles and refrain from doing much activity this weekend. Gah. I had wanted to do some light traveling in California but that option was also struck down from becoming reality--such, a, bummer! I guess it’s a weekend called for NBA playoffs and online window shopping. Anyone doing something fun this coming weekend?

Top: T by Alexander Wang; Jacket: J Brand; Blouse: Romwe; Skirt: Romwe; Boots: Acne; Bag: Proenza Schouler


MAY 26, 2 01 2

A|X SPOTTED Had some fun out in the OC wearing these cute pieces from A|X! I decided to pair the two separate pieces together to develop a discreet play on prints and I guess turn it into a deceiving one-piece. It was so much fun snapping photos for the blog via Instagram, (really refreshing actually), the day went by so smoothly not having to lug a heavy DSLR around and all. Hassle free from the get-go, the night ended swimmingly with some Japanese BBQ and beer with the ladies Raneth and Raych. Check out other pictures here on Refinery29 where I shared bits and bobs of my day!

Top and skirt: A|X; Coat: Rodebjer; Shoes: Zara; Bag: Proenza Schouler; Rings: Vanessa Mooney


M AY 2 9, 2 012

The start of the three-day weekend came unexpectedly with a lot of wind (note the peekaboo floral cardigan layered with a jacket and the scarf!) but the sunshine pulled through for the latter half and it was glorious. As a creature of habit, naturally I gravitated towards pigging out with iced jasmine teas, macarons, and french fries (my kryptonite), and a bit of shopping. Total relaxation, which was much, much needed after a hectic week. Not to mention, the threeday window opened up opportunities to catch up with friends sprinkled throughout the LA/OC area. Hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend, and here’s to soldiers who gave up everything for us- much love, good night. Top: DV by Dolce Vita; Jacket: Zara; Trousers: Kasil Workshop; Shoes: Zara; Bag: Melie Bianco

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HOPELESS

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MAY 30, 2 01 2


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LIGHT

Keeping cool in my summerfavorite J Brand denim jacket (also worn here and here), this lightweight high/ low Rag & Bone ‘Adeline’ sleeveless top I fell in l-ov-e with, and short J Brand ‘Nina’ shorts also absolutely necessary for the heat. A bit scanty but revealing gams is never a bad thing when you feel like you’re baking under the sun. Iced coconut oolong tea and vanilla bean ice cream atop a blueberry almond tea cake followed shortly after snapping these photos--dunzo! Happy Wednesday, loves. So glad we’re already half way through the week!

Top: Rag & Bone; Jacket: J Brand; Shorts: J Brand; Boots: Theyskens’ Theory; Accessories: Forever 21 & Vanessa Mooney


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