The Five

To kick off Monday, here are five things that hold somewhat of a relevance in my life right now. 

1. Outdoor Voices

I drank the kool-aid that is Outdoor Voices. Officially quitting the Lululemon way of life, and switching to OV 100%. To start my personal collection of Outdoor Voices, the firsts are these leggings and their signature "Doing Things" baseball cap. I'm never not doing things, so it is a match made in (atheleisure) heaven. 

 2. The Super Serums

Once again, Glossier created bottled magic. My skin has been drinking up both Super Glow and Super Pure like no tomorrow. I'm firm on believing that the Supers are nothing but goodness in a vile. 

3. Eddie Vedder

Great study music. Pop in some earbuds and listen to his Into the Wild soundtrack. Shoutout those Pearl Jam fans as well!

4. Crosswords

What I like to call brain food. Jump at it, nerds. 

5. Gran Hotel

SUCH A GOOD SHOW (!!). It's the Spanish version of Dowton Abbey, but set up a hotel (ca. 1910s)  and with simply gorgeous actors

 

Meet The Red Mini

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Meet the red miniskirt, it's the denim skirt's flirtatious cousin.  A little bit foxy, but also hella classic. The rusty color screams Autumn weekends frolicking away or brunching on a busy sidewalk street... whatever is your preferred cup of tea. The OG denim skirt isn't disappearing for good, but the sassy and superstar cousin is taking center stage for the time being.

Wearing: Urban Outfitters skirt, Boast sweater, Castaner shoes, Chanel bag, Ray-Ban sunglasses

 

Photos by Felicia Lasala 

 

September Moodboard & Mixtape

Praise! REJOICE! The hot and steamy is coming to an end and I'm in a fall state of mind despite what weather.com informs me.

Ignorance is bliss. 

Soon enough though, the weather will balance out my lust for leaves and sweater weather.... wow, I have problems. On the sartorial side of my wild brain, I have been dreaming of a high neck meets fisherman knit, perhaps in a deep blue or a mustard? I've been scouring the interwebs, but I have come to think that the vintage route is the best way. Come October, I'm imagining these "sweaters" (aka a fixture of my dreams) paired with Outdoor Voices leggings for the dreamiest errands outfit known to mankind.

For the general vibe, I tend to veer into the classic prep lane when Autumn rolls around. It feels right to stick to more traditional clothing with droplets of rock and roll mixed in. 60s prep meets 70s hippie is forever my aesthetic. Quite a strong one, mid I inject. 

In the ears and on the speakers is tons of old school rock and roll; Rolling Stones, Ramones, Beatles, Eagles. Their music is made to sound best live, so be sure to click those when searching on your musical channel of choice. For me, it's Spotify. And you can listen to it all, here, in my Autumn 16 playlist. 

My other current crushes are the following: Outdoor Voices everything, Glossier's new super serums, my new leopard coat, cauliflower rice, hot coffee, and the holy grail of Whole Food's oatmeal: gingerbread. 

What a time to be alive. 

 

 

The Forecast

Week one of school is done & dusted. Four days in the bag and it felt like four years. Time is a sneaky little brown-noser, isn't it?

Instead of pondering life's biggest questions on time, how about we jump back to Newport? Where I was happy as a clam, and the dog days of summer were still in full swing.  As promised in my Autumn essentials post, here is one of the items on my list: black denim. Specifically, high waisted and a pair that ooze serious mom vibes. Re-write that to a cool mom. No doubt. 

In order to "New England-ize" the dark denim, I paired them with my go-to oversized fisherman knit. I will praise the fisherman sweater until hell freezes over because it is honestly my most sacred and love item in my closet. Ok, ok, that was a little bit of a hyperbole. Still, you get my point. It would be a stormy weather in my sartorial forecast sans the sweater. 

The upcoming forecast for this Autumn? These two golden pieces and sunshine. Lots of both. 

Wearing: Vintage sweater, The Vintage Twin denim, Castañer wedges, Chanel bag

 

 

 

Block Island Photo Diary

I was up in Rhode Island last week for a quick getaway before school starts (today, to be exact). After many, many years of being avid frequenters of Rhode Island, I finally checked Block Island of the map. I find it quite funny that I've seen Block Island from the water more than I set foot on the island itself.

My mom and I just went out for the day via the ferry from Point Judith. Before renting our jeep, we picked up fresh coffees and a smoothie bowl for yours truly via Persephone's Kitchen- 10/10 would recommend this quirky and quaint coffee shop. It's barely a five minute walk from the ferry and they have plenty of vegan options for my fellow plant babies out there. 

We only had a half-day to see the island (it's very easy to do, btw), so a car was the most efficient way to explore. I would honestly go back and rent mopeds, but the parental vetoed the decision. With the roof down, we started at the Southern lighthouse, and then worked our way North side of the island. We finished our quick adventure with lunch at Beachead.

I'll see you soon Rhode Island- you can't get rid of me that quick. (-;