Stand Out

Some people settle for the typical thing / Living all their lives, waiting in the wings / It ain't a question of "if," just a matter of time / Before I move to the front of line / And once you're watching every move that I make /  You gotta believe I got what it takes / To stand out

Be yourself, know your worth and strive for more! I just came back from VidCon in Southern California, and this song was the theme of the trip. (Cool points if you can name the movie it's from). For those who don't know, VidCon is a YouTube convention held annually in Anaheim, California.

VidCon's opening ceremony was equal parts epic and inspirational. John and Hank Green of the VlogBrothers took the stage snapchatting and vlogging their opening speech. John Green was the man of the hour. His novel "Paper Towns" was made into a motion picture film and premiered on the same day as VidCon. Rhett & Link played a heartfelt song, written about the frantic race of being the first to comment "First." Tyler Oakley debuted the cover of his new book in an elaborate, cinematic intro that was so charismatic, you're sure to fall in love.  I left the convention full of joy and inspiration, and I plan to make more videos for you guys real soon!

Now let's get back to this outfit. I got this top from Rehab Clothing, a small company based in LA. Never have I seen an overall top. Naturally, I had to make it mine. I love pieces that are different and stand out in some way. 

I have to give major props to my photographer Dante Johnson for making modeling an easy task. 

Thanks so much for reading!

Top: Rehab Clothing

Photos by: Dante Johnson 

xo, victoria

Sway

Currently on heavy rotation in my everyday wardrobe is this crew neck pullover. I paired it with a whimsical skater skirt and nude heels for a street wear flair. Though just the other day, I styled it with high-waisted denim, kicks and french braid pigtails. I get pretty excited over a piece that I'm able to dress up or dress down. I love its dolman sleeves, and the relaxed crop cut is good for when I'm trying to hide from the sun without making me feel too covered up. A weekend at Coachella left me tan af, so I like to wear long sleeves when I'm "off-duty" in order for my skin to lighten up lol. But if you have a sun-kissed tan, I'm not mad at ya. To top off this polished look, my Givenchy handbag came out to play. I've had it for a couple years, but I still crack a little smile when admiring its 1970's color block detailing. 

Top: Silence + Noise from Urban Outfitters, Skirt: H&M, Shoes: Pelle Moda from Nordstrom, Bag: Givenchy "Antigona"

Photos by: David Soloman

xo, victoria

Wild West

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Howdy, partner. I wore this outfit to brunch with my grandparents and my grandma was quite pleased with my western, mountain woman look. She asked me to dress like this everyday lol, so this one is for you, grams.

The dress is a lovely lace which stands beautifully on it's own, but I added the hat for some edge. I still felt pretty girly so I added the bandana and boots. I tried something different and layered necklaces over my bandana and I think it's quite cutesy. Would you wear this look? Let me know in the comments section below!

Dress: Urban Outfitters, Hat: Scala, Boots: Superdry

Photos by Adot White

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xo, victoria

Laidback Luxe - Dear Mama

My mama bought me this DKNY crew neck sweatshirt back in the 90's when I was YUNG VIC, and I have to thank her for keeping ya girl fresh since day one. As a little girl, I loved to watch her get ready for work and "help" her put on her lipstick and jewelry. My mother's style has always been classy and feminine, whereas I'm a little rougher around the edges, but I attribute my love of fashion to her. She inspires me everyday and is once, twice, three times a lady. Mama, "mẹ," "momz," you are appreciated.

Now back to this outfit: I'm currently into skirts with slits or interesting hems such as this rounded, high-low hem you see here. It's hard to tell in the pictures, but the skirt is made of a mesh material for that sporty-chic appeal. Finishing the look with Adidas Superstars was a no-brainer since wearing sneakers with skirts is currently one of top favorite trends. For a touch of luxe, I threw on my extreme cat-eye sunglasses, which only cost me a not-so-luxe $9!

I want to be the one you tell all your friends about. If you like what you see, feel free to leave a comment, like or share this post :)

I hope you're all having a positive week. Thanks a bunch for dropping in!

Sweatshirt: DKNY, Skirt: Urban Outfitters, Shoes: Adidas, Necklace: Free People, Sunglasses: Earthbound Trading 

Photography by the candidly cool Brian Hildebrand

xo, victoria