February 17, 2014

Sammy Dress 'n Street Fashion

I remember the first time I discovered Asian street fashion. Oddly enough, it wasn't in a magazine (you know, when magazines were actually a source of fashion inspiration) or on a website. Barnes and Noble had a Fruits book with incredible snapshots of kids on the iconic streets of Tokyo. Kids who were just hanging out, being badass, adorable or wacky. So, naturally, I was stoked to grab some cute threads from Sammy Dress last week. Scrolling through their website reminds me of the first time I found that fashion book. There's something about Asian street fashion that's completely fearless. I don't hesitate when throwing outfits together. Mixing colors, patterns and whimsical phrases- anything goes.

Thanks for amping up my creativity again, Sammy Dress. If you feel like you're in a fashion rut, just page through the site. Even the product and lifestyle shots are like a shot of sugar to your fashion blood. Fashion blood. Now there's a phrase.

And who could resist a hoodie stamped with the demand Stop Killing Whale on it?


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[traveller sweater and stop killing whale hoodie: Sammy Dress, skirt: UNIF]

February 14, 2014

The Anti-Valentine's Day Brigade

I don't hate Valentine's Day. There, I said it. My inner anti-conformist is so disappointed.

But I hate feeling obligated to make it special to strangers. It's a lot like New Year's Eve. I'd rather spend it with people I like rather than making a ridiculous ordeal out of a couple of hours. It's also super weird when strangers ask me, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR VALENTINE'S DAY? ARE YOU SINGLE? WHAT IS YOUR BLOOD TYPE? TELL ME ABOUT YOUR CHILDHOOD."

Okay, it doesn't really pan out like that, but sometimes, I wish people would ask me what I'm doing for Arbor Day or National Sandwich Day. Man, I love sandwiches.

The Butcher Boys tee was a lucky vintage find. It felt very appropriate for stupid Cupid day.

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[tee: vintage]

February 3, 2014

Solestruck Black Milk All I Want for Xmas

Right before Christmas, I entered the Solestruck x Black Milk All I want for Xmas contest. Who knew that my love for all things George Costanza would pay off? I found out I won when my phone kept flashing Instagram notifications with congrats from fellow shoe addicts.

Thank you so freaking much, Solestruck. You get me, you really get me! I will be a forever-shoe-addict with one hand obsessively pawing at the screen while the other hand types in my credit card number because yes, I already have it memorized to expedite checkout. DON'T JUDGE ME.

I really stand behind Solestruck. They're everything a successful company should be. Badass products and insanely amazing, personable customer service all topped with a wacky sense of humor. Obligatory fist pump partnered with a raise the roof dance. Both things I could never get away with doing in real life, but virtually, you got it.

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GUYS, I REALLY LOVE SHOES. YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW.
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[shoes: Solestruck x Black Milk collab, top: Black Milk, beanie: Petals & Peacocks, jacket, skirt and socks: UNIF]