A while back, I shot with one of my fav photographers EVER, Jordan Zobrist, and I never got to posting this outfit on my blog! I already did post on my Instagram, though, because priorities. But the photos are really too beautiful not to share.
Spring is a time of renewal. It is a time when you can reflect on your resolutions and goals from the beginning of the year and bring them back to life with a new sense of purpose. One of my goals in 2017 was to be more mindful in everyday life. I sometimes rush through my days since they are so jam-packed, but a huge part of this goal is to slow down and make the most of life and moments that matter, which can lead to greater happiness. One of the things I always seem to rush through is my makeup routine, using the same products every day to achieve the same exact look. How boring is that?! I never take the time to change up my routine and test new products. But with the start of spring, this seems like the ideal time to take a step closer to achieving this goal.
Spring is about 4 days away, but the weather in LA has got us feeling like it’s already here! I’m gearing up for long days filled with sunshine, flea markets, and beach time with a wardrobe and accessories to match. One of the most essential accessories for spring are sunglasses to protect your eyes from harsh sunlight. I’ve been looking for some really retro, big-framed statement sunglasses, and I found some great options at Zenni Optical. They have an amazing LA Collection of sunglasses complete with retro, old hollywood glam frames that I am drooling over. As you all well know by now, I love pairing different genres of style (50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 90’s) together to create a really modern look. I created three looks with Zenni’s LA Collection, below!
When I started my blog, I named it “Bohemian” by the Bay for the definition of the word: a person who has informal and unconventional social habits, especially an artist or writer. I still abide by it’s meaning and I want my blog to be a source of inspiration where people feel like they can be inspired by my looks, yes, but I also want people to be inspired to create their own looks that are just as unconventional, just as unique, and just as YOU. I want people to feel welcome here, and I want to encourage everyone to be their most authentic self. I want people to feel like they too can be anyone they wish or create anything they want to be. YOU ARE AUTHENTICALLY YOU.
Temperatures are starting to rise, days are getting longer thanks to Daylight Savings, and I can’t wait for my wardrobe to match these conditions! While it’s still been semi cold in Redondo Beach thanks to wind and fog from the ocean, there have been some beautiful days near the ocean. On this particular day shooting with my friend Jonilyn Brown in Manhattan Beach, it was almost 80 degrees!! The weather made me so excited for summer. I chose to wear these tapered pants from Karen Klein Fashion, an SF based fashion brand with chic, feminine and creative pieces. It’s essential to wear loose clothing on hot days! Paired with an oversized black tee from Honey Coast USA, this was the perfect combo.
While I’m not a big believer in signing up for anything that requires a monthly subscription since those expenses can add up really quickly… I am starting to warm up to subscription boxes that have recently become popular. I love Rocksbox, Birchbox, Bootay Bog, Splendies, and more- all of which I have tried out at some point. Oh and I can’t forget those FitFabFun boxes with full size items, which I haven’t tried out but they really do look like fun. One subscription box that I haven’t tried out yet is The Ms. Collection for clothing… Until now.
Embroidery is not just for floral patterns these days. One of the coolest trends I’m seeing is embroidered sayings on everything from T-shirts to jeans to denim jackets. I’m all about the details of whatever I wear, I think they make all the difference, so naturally I was on board with this trend. One of the cutest embroidered sayings that I’ve seen so far is on this T-shirt from Honey Coast USA. The embroidery says “Ok, but first cuddle.” I’m pretty sure this is a spinoff of the popular saying, “Ok, but first coffee,” coined by Alfred Coffee. Either way, it’s totally cute and I’m in love with the saying (and Alfred Coffee).