IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN LA

Hey!  What’s up?  I’m back…  Yeah.  Sorry I’ve been MIA…again.  [Sounding like a guy who you dated for 3 months then suddenly ghosted on you].  I’ve got no excuses.  Well, I have a few excuses:

  1. I’m working multiple part time jobs, and they’re just taking up more of my time.
  2. I’ve got a boyfriend that I like to spend every free moment with when I’m not busy with my multiple part time jobs.
  3. I ran out of stuff that I wanted to or felt relevant enough to talk about.
  4. Editing and selecting photos to post is a bitch.
  5. I’ve lost motivation and
  6. I’ve gotten lazy.

So there.  But with that said, it’s not so much the fall as it is the rise back up, right?  The question to ask here is not why I disappeared, but why I decided to come back.  What has actually motivated me enough to type up this blog post?

Well, I don’t want to give you one of those “top 5 ways to stay motivated about your blog” kind of BS post.  The real reason I felt motivated to blog again is that I’m working with a new photographer, Anthony Newen, which shot these beautiful images that I felt necessary to post and show everyone. I also felt guilty about dropping the ball on my blog.  It’s only been just a little over 2 years, and I’m already losing my mojo.

As an actress in LA, I don’t have much control over my life.  I don’t get to make the judgement calls on whether to cast me in a show, film or commercial.  However, in blogging, I have full creative control in my content, in my verbiage, my theme, my style, my everything.  So why would I want to give up on the only thing I can control in beautiful, sunny LA?  I don’t, and thus I’m back.  I guess I just took the roundabout way of saying I took for granted what I had, and it took me a whole month to realize that.

I want to apologize to you, my readers, for leaving y’all for so long.  To make up for it, I want to let y’all know there is a Reformation Sample Sale this weekend in Culver City!!  (See SALES for more deets).  You see, it’s always sunny in LA.


PS, I’m sure you’re aware that I’ve chopped off my hair even more!  What do you think of it?  Do you like the new haircut?  Be honest and let me know!

Bodysuit: Hot-As-Hell (similar look) / Denim: Urban Outfitters BDG / Hat: Hat Attack / Boots: Aerosoles

Photographed by Anthony Newen

BASICS

kangthropologie_basics_IMG_7552I recently did a spring cleaning of my closet.  I basically created three piles: a KEEP, a STORE, and a SELL.  The KEEP pile is everything I’m currently wearing throughout this spring season and need it readily available.  I also put in a new clause this year for my KEEP pile.  I read somewhere that everything you own you should be able to hug it and love it, so I did just that.  If I hugged it (shirt, jeans, shorts, etc), and I still loved it, I kept it.  However, if it no longer served me purpose after hugging it, I put it in the SELL pile.  (FYI, I plan on having a $1 sale soon on all my SELL pile items.  More info and details to come!)  The STORE pile was for all my thick winter coats, knits and accessories that I no longer needed since it’s 89 degrees today.

While all this cleaning was happening, I noticed that the things that I kept the most in my KEEP pile were my basics: white tees, cotton button-ups, denim.  When it comes down to it, the classics and basics are what you wear most often, and you go back to it over and over again.  That’s why you love it, and that’s why you keep it.
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kangthropologie_basics_IMG_8680 kangthropologie_basics_IMG_8681I am wearing a James Perse Collarless Shirt in White that I got a few years ago from their sample sale, (they normally have one at their headquarters in Marina Del Rey around May and December every year).  It was a STEAL!  This shirt is one of my favorite shirts to wear, EVER.  The quality of the cotton fabric is to die for, and I can wear it either loosely tucked-in or tied-up around my waist.  Here are some VERY similar looks:

James Perse Oversize Collarless Chiffon Shirt (on sale)

James Perse Slim Collarless Button Up (on sale)

James Perse Oversized Chiffon Stretch Button Up (on sale)

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These awesome ZARA Relax Fit Ripped Jeans are some of the best denim I’ve ever purchased under $50.  The fact that they are so comfy and soft and yet ridiculously affordable baffles me everyday.  I don’t know how ZARA does it, but hats off to them and I hope they continue to do more good in the fashion world.  Here’s a similar look.

Fedora (my own) / Ray-Ban Aviator Classic Sunglasses / Vintage Alexandra Neel Turquoise Heels

Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!  Enjoy your long President’s Day weekend!

Photographed by Larry Wong