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A lot of change has occurred this summer. I’ve been in Vancouver, I started a new job at Anthropologie, and my style has really developed (as it usually does when you start a new retail job right before back-to-school shopping). With change, usually comes new favorite things! I’ve been experimenting with lots of different products, styles, and inspirations – here are a couple of things I’ve been loving in particular:

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  1. Aritzia Bertillon Blouse – I even surprised myself when I picked up a purple top off the rack, but I’ve been getting a ton of wear out of this incredible transitional piece! The dusty purple color can bring a bit of depth to a look while its unexpected neutrality allows it to be worn with almost any other color.
  2. Free People August Catalog – You have to check out the video that accompanies this month’s catalog – it screams autumn and makes me so incredibly excited to begin preparing for those crisper days.
  3. Anthropologie Catalog – With my new job, I’ve come to appreciate Anthropologie in a totally new way, and this catalog only strengthens that admiration. Beautifully shot and styled, it’s definitely worth checking out for some prime fall inspiration.
  4. Rifle Paper Co. Notebook – I love collecting notebooks so much that I simply can’t write fast enough to fill all the ones I have. I’ve been digging this blue one in particular as my love for wearing color only grows stronger.
  5. Tocca Liliana Perfume – I’m currently loving this fragrance as the perfect scent for this summer-to-fall transition phase that we’re about to go through.
  6. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in “Hollywood” – I’ve found the perfect glam daytime color! Nude with a gold sheen across the top, this liquid lipstick has been worn many times since I got it just last week.
  7. Free People Skinny Scarf – I’ve had this for a while, I know. But I feel as if I’m always finding new ways to wear it and new looks to pair it with.

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Made Well

So here it is, the last post from California (for a while, anyways) as promised!

This was actually the first shoot I did in these jeans a while back. My initial styling of them of course carried a weighty 70’s vibe, as shown here.

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Madewell Jeans, Vans Tee, Free People Boots

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Obviously a flare jean is a nod to the past, but I find that a super wide leg looks almost costume-y in this day and age. That’s why I love this subtle interpretation of the trend – the mini-boot on these jeans lets you experiment a little, but on a jean you can keep for a long time.

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A Basic Summer to Fall Transition

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Dress, Urban Outfitters / Boots, Free People / Leather Jacket, AllSaints / Hat, Free People / Sunnies, YSL

An outfit for those days when you’re not sure if it’s summer or fall (but you’re kind of hoping it’s on the fall side). It’s an incredibly basic thing to recommend that you “throw a leather jacket over a light dress” to achieve that perfect balance, and that’s exactly what I’m telling you to do. Because who ever looked bad in a leather jacket? Here, because I just can’t wait for fall, I styled a more summery, 70’s style dress with warm fall colors and textures.

Also – I can’t not acknowledge the fact that fashion week is coming up – keep an eye out for some commentary by me!

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Photo Diary: Experimenting with Film

My mom’s old Minolta 35 mm film camera has been sitting on my shelf, virtually unused, for almost 5 years now. In April, upon arriving home with unlimited summer inspiration, I decided I would finally really break it out for some experimentation. Throughout the summer, I brought this trusty camera with me on all my adventures, only planning on taking a couple of photos on each excursion. Here are (some of) the results:

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 After 4 months of usage, it’s safe to say that I’ll be using this camera until it practically crumbles apart in my hands. I have grown to love using film on adventures, for many reasons. The primary reason? It truly allows you to enjoy the moment, taking in the experience rather than worrying about getting the perfect shot. If you’re not worrying about framing the perfect photograph, chances are the one picture you did take will capture the moment just perfectly.

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