Melrose

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photography by Brooke Helstrom

Jacket: Thrifted (similar) | Sunglasses: Thrifted (similar) | Jeans: American Eagle (similar) | Top: Project Social T via Poshmark | Shoes: Steve Madden (on sale!) | Bracelet, Necklace, Earrings: c/o RocksBox

One of the first things I added to my LA bucket list was to blog at the pink wall. I didn’t know where it was, what it was, or really anything about it, but I knew that as a blogger in LA it was a must. My roommate and I spent last Sunday in Melrose for one last hurrah on our last weekend at school before summer break and we made sure to hit up all the fun spots. We spent lots of time and money at Melrose Trading Post — if you’re in need of new jorts, a flannel, or a Hawaiian shirt, go here first. Brooke and I both walked away with lots of cool ~sustainable~ thrifted/vintage stuff. I walked out with two new pairs of high-waisted jorts, these sunglasses, this railroad stripe denim jacket, and a flannel. Since deciding to only shop sustainably, I have found that I shop a lot less than I used to. So it was really exciting to go to a place with relatively inexpensive clothes that were either thrifted, handmade or vintage. And yes, I went a bit crazy, but everything I bought I will wear again and again.

Speaking of wearing again and again, I’ve never been a huge jewelry girl — I like to stick to my St. Christopher’s medal necklace, inhale/exhale rings and bracelets from camp that never seem to leave my wrist. I wear these jewelry pieces every day and rarely ever take them off. But going to Melrose, and knowing that I was going to be in the presence of some cool/famous walls, seemed like an occasion to branch out a bit with my accessories. RocksBox is basically a subscription service for jewelry. You get three pieces sent to you, which you are free to keep and wear for as long as you’d like. Once you’re done you can either send them back and receive another set of three or buy any of the pieces at a discounted price to keep as your own. My first RocksBox came a few weeks ago with three pieces: a choker necklace, marble stud earrings and gold bracelet, and I was so excited to try them out. While the gold bracelet was really the only piece I could see myself wearing again, it was really fun to try things totally out of my normal style. It’s also a better way to change out your jewelry — instead of buying cheap accessories form Forever 21 or H&M, you can just switch it out with RocksBox. ~so sustainable and fun!!~. With the code tunesandtunicsxoxo you can get your first month of RocksBox fo’ free!!

Caroline” by Jon Foreman is another one of those “play on repeat for days on end and through the night and through studying and study breaks and everything” type of songs. It got me through finals, the plane home from LA, and the past two nights spent awake with jet lag.

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