Winter Break

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

LA winter outfit idea
casual winter outfit: oversized turtleneck + black denim + black ankle boots
winter accessory details: gold watch + brown leather bag
how to style a turtleneck
how to style black ankle boots

These photos pretty much sum up winter in LA. In what other city would I be wearing a light sweater and drinking a smoothie in the middle of December? But, despite it not being much of a season, I'm still trying to wear more cold-weather pieces like this oversized turtleneck that I picked up on sale over Black Friday. (It fits my pajama-in-public criteria, which is v.v. important to me right now). Also, I've also been liking this black denim + black boot combo lately. I've found you can throw any chunky sweater on top and run out the door looking fairly put together.

Anyway, I can't believe it's almost Christmas! I didn't expect it, but "winter break" is definitely still a thing in the working world. There's this unspoken countdown to the holidays around the office. Five more days, five more days...

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Mood Lighting

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

light painting via The Caffeinated Closet
orange light painting via The Caffeinated Closet
blue light painting via The Caffeinated Closet
In my last photography class, we practiced light painting—a technique I had heard of but never tried myself. Surprisingly, it was not as difficult as I thought it would be! I love the different moods that the colors in each of these photos evoke. Who knew that all it takes to create images like these is a colorful light and basic knowledge of shutter speed? 

Every photo felt like an intentional, happy accident.


Postgrad Holiday

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Anthropologie retro fall floral dress
Old Town Orange Circle
vintage-inspired floral dress
feminine fall outfit: floral dress + nude heels

These photos were taken at the Old Town Orange Circle while I was back home for Thanksgiving. My mom and I spent the day there for Small Business Saturday and had fun browsing all the thrift stores and little specialty shops. Since it was sunny all weekend, I decided to wear one of my favorite floral dresses. I found this dress at Crossroads Trading Co. this past spring and even though it's originally from Anthropologie, the retro silhouette gives it a vintage feel.

In other news, I'm finally starting to get really excited about the holidays. It's my first Christmas living on my own (aka not in college, which doesn't really count) and since I don't get a wonderful monthlong winter break, I'll be at my apartment up until right before Christmas. So, I'm planning on getting some festive decorations to make my place feel more like home home. (But, also keep in mind I'm semi-broke...so my place might look more Dollar General than Anthro-esque.) Is it weird that decorating my own apartment for the holidays somehow makes me feel way more adult than paying bills, working full-time, etc?

Go figure.

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