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

INDECENT EXPOSURE

Last month when I attended my brother’s wedding in Shanghai, my mother repeatedly, (and I use this adjective with the strongest sense), requested that I start dressing more conservatively.  I’m not sure if it’s a cultural difference or a styling discrepancy, but my mother HATES it when I don’t wear a bra.  I’m not exposing myself in public per se, but I would be lying if I said you wouldn’t see a nip or two when it gets cold.  So yes, ladies and gentlemen, this is our topic of discussion today.  Not so much a bra versus no bra mentality, but whether the SoCal show-more-skin sense of fashion works outside of…well, SoCal.

I have no qualms with women, (or men), that like to show of their bodies.  I Iive in Los Angeles.  This is the mecca of hot bods.  I’m not one to judge because I like wearing low cut back tops/bodysuits with no bra.  I like wearing cute high-waist underwear underneath a see-thru dress, (as exhibited in my photos).  But if I were to take this fashion to Dallas, Atlanta, or Chicago, would I be stoned by the public?

Perhaps not to that extreme, but I would definitely get a some glancing and glaring looks.  So how does one wear SoCal fashion in other parts of the US where it may be more conservative without losing your sense of style?

Personally, I think sexy trends can be taken in dosages, and it doesn’t have to be one extreme or the other.  It all depends on your surroundings: the people you’re hanging out with and the location setting you’re at.  You can always layer your bodysuit with a jacket or save that see-thru dress for a pool party.  However, at the end of the day, it’s all about confidence.  Regardless of your where you’re at in the world, if you wear something sexy or shows off skin, people WILL look.  It’s up to you to decide whether or not you like that kind of attention.  If you want it, flaunt it.

I know for a fact that I dress and style differently when I go home to Dallas.  I start thinking J. Crew and colorful sweaters.  With all this said, I would really like to hear from those of you that live, (not from), in middle America.  How do you style your For Love and Lemons or Blue Life pieces?  Do you wear low back tops with or without a bra?  Let me know because I’m actually really curious!  Thanks for reading and I hope everyone has a safe and fun 4th of July!  Happy Birthday America!   

Dress: Hot-As-Hell / Flip Flops: Havaianas / Sunglasses: RAEN (featured in The Zoe Report Summer 2017 Box of Style) / Necklace: Adore Jewelry / Necklace: The Brave Collection (featured in The Zoe Report Summer 2017 Box of Style)

Photographed by Laci Havens