The Home Stretch

I saw this tweet the other day that said 2016 was wild because it drastically changed everyone who lived through it— that when we all look back to who we were a year ago, it seems like we can barely recognize ourselves. I read it and I was like, dang I think this random person on the Internet is right! At the very least I can see and/or sense that people around me have undergone dramatic transformations in their lives this year.

Y’all already know I did— I have been VERY CLEAR about my 2016. I say all the time that I feel like I grew five years in this last one. When I look back on who/where I was last year, the things I thought, even how I chose to spend my New Year’s Eve, that girl feels so far away. She feels really young and blissfully ignorant. Not to insinuate that I’m like, totally awake and alert to everything happening inside/outside of me now— that’s an ongoing process. But struggling through a broken heart, learning you have trauma, and starting the process of healing through EMDR will wake you the FUCK up to some shit, let me tell you.

While I have very…VERY few nice things to say about 2016…

I feel like I must say that it’s kind of cool that everyone in the world has felt marked by it. 2016 knocked us all off our asses— maybe in a shitty way by stripping us of pieces of ourselves that we thought formed core parts of our identity, or by devastating us through one the excessive iconic deaths that happened this year (RIP Bowie, Fisher, Michael, Rickman, Ali, Thicke, Prince, Lee, Reynolds, Wilder, etc.) Or maybe you’re one of the six people globally whom 2016 affected in a good way, by making space in your life for a dream career, new life partner, or the prospect of welcoming a new baby. In either case, 2016 made her fucking POINT. And now hopefully we get to send her off into the Abyss with dear friends, merriment, and a SHIT TON of champagne.

Here’s to 2017 y’all! And the incredibly low bar 2016’s set for its greatness! Cheers!

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Oh and below I’ll show you more of my Christmas presents* because I promised I’d tell you what I got. Thanks to my beautiful friend Delara for snapping the pics!

*Note: “Christmas presents” denote any fun item bought for me either by myself or someone else between November 15 and December 25, 2016. I didn’t actually get any of this shit on Christmas.

First ‘fit 
Skirt: Topshop | Necklace: Forever 21 | Lipstick: “Too Faced”, Sephora

Second ‘fit:
Jacket: All Saints | Shoes: Steve Madden | Earrings: China, like the actual country

 

 

Birthdayyyyyy!

So Monday was my 27th birthday (#OldAF) and I got drunk all weekend and hung out with my friends. Here are some of my favorites, featuring a new high leg cut one-piece that says DOPE on the front that I’m obsessed with. Also those Madewell jean shorts I bought instead of food last week. ENJOYYYYY! Oh and check out my Instagram for more pics from the weekend 🙂

Just Dickin’ Around NP

Okay so this post was going to be about my thoughts on the OJ trial as re-experienced through the FX series American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson (incredible show, btw!) but it turns out I need more time to gather my thoughts. Whilst you wait with baited breath, here are some pictures from my photoshoot around North Park with my talented friend Hannah Barker! There will be more (read: better) pics posted to my Instagram in the coming days so check that out too if you feel so inclined 🙂

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All of the Lights

You guys, only 3 days left until NEW YEARSSSS!!! Arguably one of my top three favorite holidays despite also being arguably one of the most stressful. Making plans at all, let alone plans that don’t empty your bank account, proves to be the true Christmas miracle year after year. This is one of the first years that I actually have a plan set more than a week before the actual event! It did in fact empty my bank account, but you can’t win ‘em all, right?

Even though getting shit together can be a dubious endeavor, I at least always know what I’m wearing by November (October). This year I decided to go with a patterned glitter, floor length, long sleeve black dress from Nasty Gal. Don’t worry, it’s completely sheer because I still wanted to look a little slutty ;). ALSO remember that badass fur coat I posted pictures of a few months ago? Defffffinitely busting that out—can’t wait to look like a high-class, 70’s Madame.

Check out pics of my proposed outfit below, have a happy New Year, and let’s all make it to 2016 in one piece, yeah? Sweet deal.

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Shoes: Charles David | Earrings: Pangea/H&M Hybrid (Long Story) |
Statement Ring: Pangea

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Coat: Flashbacks

StyleWeek OC Fashion Show!

Some of you guys know I had the opportunity to go to a show during the OC’s fashion week earlier in September called “StyleWeek OC”. It was super fun, and my first time having a seat saved for me because I was “media”. Super fance. But anyway here are some of the photos from it! Gonna be honest, most of the ones I took were horribly blurry, and some of these are kind of blurry too, but like bear with me. We’re all learning here, right? 🙂 Enjoy!

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