2017 was raw. For me, it was a collision of trying new things, hardships, big life decisions, heartbreaks, anger, pure joy, and, most importantly, growth. This year, I went to Disneyland (twice!), Portland, LA, Detroit, New York, Tucson. I saw countless bands live and I worked two internships. I graduated college. I turned 21. I announced my move to NYC. Aaron and I celebrated our fourth Christmas together. But some rough shit happened too. I wasn't sure how I was going to finish college because I couldn't get another loan. I had zero time to blog for months because I was so busy. I had four teeth pulled, one toenail surgically removed, my endometriosis got worse, and I got hit by a car. However, I grew from all of this. I have never felt so strong and fulfilled in my entire life. 2016 was a time of self-discovery and self-establishment, and 2017 was a
I feel bad that I've been a bit behind on posting, so here is the next Monday Bookmarks post, chock full of the past two weeks of visual inspirations. I've felt under an immense amount of stress the past couple weeks in preparation for my last semester of college -- there is so much to be done every single day now, and I am a little afraid. Luckily I have this blog as my escape from the frivolous stresses of day-to-day challenges, so thank you for being here. :)Alright, press play, light a candle, and unwind! You survived Monday, you deserve it.This week was full of cozy and hygge-esque vibes. I've been slightly annoyed with how people are Americanizing hygge all over pinterest and robbing it of its Nordic influences, so it has been a nice little experiment to incorporate it in its authenticity into my own home this week.
[show_shopthepost_widget id="2764240"] I've had When Doves Cry stuck in my head for at least a week. I remember when I was younger my parents saw Prince on his Musicology tour and I wanted to go so badly. My parents brought back a CD for me to listen to and I used to imagine what that concert would have been like. He has always been a huge part of my musical life. I love to put on his music and think back to singing Raspberry Beret with my mom and feel the nostalgia. I have a similar feeling when wearing the dress in this look. I bought it when I was in high school, and it is a vintage sixties dress that I bought with my very first paycheck from my first job working in a Subway. I used to wear it all the time to school with red lipstick and my bangs
My kitchen is a hallway. Honestly, calling it a hallway is generous. My kitchen can fit two people. When I first moved into this apartment in 2015, it didn't feel like a huge deal: I was eating almost exclusively chicken, rice, and broccoli, so I figured having a tiny kitchen wouldn't be too crippling. Then (of course) I had to adopt an obsession with learning new culinary skills, and it all snowballed from there: my best friend and I cooked an entire thanksgiving dinner for twelve people in this kitchen. I learned how to make tikka masala, gnocchi, vegan chickpea burritos, banana bread from scratch, and countless other recipes in this kitchen. However, it never felt pretty until I started channeling effort into it last year. It still has a long way to go, but I wanted to share what it looks like at the moment as per your suggestions
I think I am the only person in the world who hates going to Sephora. It's sensory overload: a million different brands, associates selling you stuff left and right, catching a glimpse of myself in harsh lighting surrounded by 15-year-olds who know way more about makeup than I do. Lucky for me, I've nearly given up makeup completely. Some people who have followed me for a while may remember my eyeliner, brow pomade, and lipstick days, and I can say with absolute certainty that I was hiding underneath all of it -- it's funny how an identity crisis can shine through in the strangest ways. I am confident in saying that I am 100% happy with my face. It's weird to admit, but sometimes I look at my face in the mirror in excitement because I am just so content with everything about my face -- my eyes, brows, lashes, skin,
You all know I have been inching towards being an all-around lifestyle blog. You also know that I have been working on finishing every last detail of my house to make it perfect for a home tour (finally). Well, we are one step closer to that home tour! Here is a little curation of all of my favorite home and lifestyle goods for this fall! I love this leather messenger bag from EQUAL UPRISE, which is my new favorite online home goods store. Everything they sell is ethically handmade by artisans, and 10 percent of each sale is set aside to reinvest in the businesses of artisans from foreign countries. Everything is so cute, perfect, and HIGH QUALITY. Seriously. Every piece from Equal Uprise is an investment, and this bag is going to be my school bag for this upcoming semester (my last full year of school!!!). The striped alpaca blanket is
For this post, I am pinpointing the unique traits of my top four favorite deisgners. VALENTINO // DETAILING If there is one thing that has remained consistent in Valentino’s collections, it is the extreme level of detail in each piece. Lace, beads, sheer, embroidery… it goes on. While everyone this Monday morning was having a stroke over Derek and Hansel on the Valentino runway to announce Zoolander 2 at Paris Fashion Week (okay, I was having a moment too, let’s be real), I was dying of excitement of all the models who did the final walk afterwards… the details were extravagant and so classic and beautiful. There were beading details galore, and even Chiara Ferragni was wearing Valentino with beaded details in the front row. It was a surreal experience seeing it all in its digital glory from my home thousands of miles away. If you’re not saying “holy shit,” you’re doing
It’s pretty much summertime in the city where I live, which means it’s officially time for me to challenge myself to wear what I like, despite the fact that it is hot outside. My favorite things are typically black and relatively covering, which we all know does not add up for hot summer weather. I took a shirt-dress that I bought at a local boutique downtown and knotted it for a summery, but still neutral and minimal look. This also looks great worn with some chunky shoes and a sunhat. Don’t be afraid to play around with your pieces, followers. The only person standing in the way of you making your closet multidimensional is yourself. That dress can be a shirt. That sweater can be a dress. That summer piece can be incorporated in a winter outfit. Style on and fear not. P.S. The silver ring on my pointer finger is
2ND FEBRUARY 2015 // DEEP SIX I’ve been training myself to take photographs when I am out and about so I can blog about outfits that are a more accurate representation of what I wear every day. In this one, I have layered a peter pan collared shirt underneath a Utility Skate sweater, paired with my favorite men’s oxfords for an androgynous, comfortable ensemble. There is the slightest hint of femininity in my detailed rings, piercing, and makeup. SEE MORE ESCAPADES ON INSTAGRAM / FACEBOOK / LOOKBOOK
A close friend of mine recently told me that fashion bloggers are a dime a dozen. At first, this comment was a slap in the face to me, as I have been running Closet // Vomit for a year now and he is aware how much I love creating content for my dedicated followers. The sting after the slap? He is absolutely right. It seems that just about everyone and their grandmother has a fashion blog these days, some are overwhelmingly innovative and original, and some… not so much. Some have years of archives, some lasted a week and the person gave up too soon. Fashion blogs come in a lot of different dimensions, especially since it has grown to become such an industry in the past handful of years. We begin to see a lot of patterns in what fashion bloggers enjoy posting: tips, trends, Instagram posts of coffee.