I have been in need of rain boots for what feels like a majority of my life. I’m extremely picky; I don’t like big patterns, I don’t want super bright colors, the boots can’t be too tall, and they have to fit my incredibly high arches. After soaking through two pairs of sneakers in one of those endlessly rainy January days in LA, I became so desperate I almost Amazon Prime-d some rain boots. As I was perusing the shoe section of Marshalls over Spring break I came across these little rain boots. They slip right on, are not a ridiculous color and are normal enough that I would actually wear them in the rain. Even better? Emblazoned on the side of the box was “sustainable footwear”.… View Post

Even before I arrived in Los Angeles for college almost two years ago, I’ve been so excited to explore this city. Now I’ve been here for three and a half semesters, I have finally crossed visiting LACMA off my bucket list. God knows how long it would have taken me to go to LACMA had my sister not specifically request to visit.… View Post

Corduroy is making a huge comeback and I’m loving it. Not only is it perfect for this in-between weather we’re currently having in LA, but it brings me back to my elementary school days where I would sport bright green corduroy pants on the regular (but don’t get me wrong – I’m happy that the trend has manifested in something other than pants). Corduroy skirts and jackets are all the rage, and for the first time in a long time I feel ~trendy~. Normally I feel like shopping sustainably has prevented me from participating in some of the newest trends, like bell sleeves or embroidered everything, because (a) those kind of pieces aren’t always available second-hand and (b) slow fashion stores are called slow for a reason – getting a quick turnaround for a trendy piece isn’t as important to these stores as fast fashion chains, and for good reason. I guess I’ve just lucked out with finding this vintage corduroy skirt at Melrose Trading Post and swiping up an American Apparel corduroy jacket before it sold out online.… View Post

I’ve been back at school for a week now but it didn’t take long to make it back to my favorite place in LA — Melrose. Starting at our favorite tea place in the world (Alfred Tea Room), carbonated iced “keg tea” in hand, my friend Mary and I happened upon a local farmers market, walked around Melrose Trading Post, and ended our day with some shopping at American Apparel.… View Post

Snow? I’m over it. Sure, it’s absolutely beautiful when it’s happening and makes for great blog pics, but it also cancels flights and makes you cold and gets grey and slushy on the sidewalks. I head back to 72˚ sunshine in LA tomorrow, and as much as I’ll miss mooching cozy sweaters from my sister’s closet, and as much as I wish I didn’t start class at 8am on Monday morning, warm weather is the be-all and end-all to my happiness (along with açaí bowls and One Direction and 9 solid hours of sleep and window seats and iced green tea, and lots of other things). TL;DR warm weather is better than snow.… View Post