I recently took a road trip from Los Angeles (my home) to Portland, Oregon with my sister and had an amazing time. I can’t say I ever got super dressed up (except for tea at the Rotunda, pictured above). My wardrobe mostly consisted of leggings, t-shirts, sweatshirts and the occasional pair of jeans but comfort is KEY when you’re driving through the middle of nowhere for hours on end.
Last year I found myself buying striped pants over and over again. I got these and another pair from Topshop. I had no idea how useful they would be but I found myself wearing them more often than not, so I figured that this year when it came to “investment pieces”, I’d definitely be buying a new pair, preferably made out of a quality fabric.
Anyone else feel like they’re always throwing on the same jean jacket over their outfit? Or wearing the same pair of jeans to everything?? Every time I wear something “safe” aka incredibly basic, I always regret it later and wish I’d taken more risks. This is especially true on weekends, when I’m tempted to wear the same jean jacket, pair of jeans, or denim shorts over and over again. Weekend plans are supposed to be FUN, which means your outfit needs to be, too.
I don’t discuss this too much, but I learned so much in fashion school about how clothing is sourced. This really means that I’ve seen way too many documentaries about unfair labor practices in overseas factories. I always take note of whether a brand cares about their factory workers before I agree to work with them. This means I have passed on collaborations with lots of brands with accessible price points- not because I don’t think their clothes are cute but because I wouldn’t want to promote a company with a shady past in terms of labor practices/quality control (it’s kind of like setting your friend up with an attractive guy you know has a sketchy reputation).
While I have loved having pink hair for the past month, there are definitely some things I wish I’d known beforehand, which is why I’m writing this post. So many of you DM’d me on Instagram and asked about upkeep, products, and whether I did this myself (spoiler alert: don’t trust myself enough for that).
As many of you already know (presumably from instagram), I dyed my hair pink about two weeks ago for my 25th birthday. It was temporary and washed out quickly, but I liked it so much that I decided to try a longer-lasting version the following week. This was something I had wanted to do for a while but had never been bold enough to try.