Witching Hour

     Brb. Currently making voodoo dolls and mixing love potions in this witching look I styled for Forever 21. Can you say "Coachella?" I love the leeway of a monochromatic look, like the ability to pile on different textures and accessories--while looking muted overall. Here, I'm complementing a dainty lace robe with raw denim cut-offs, an embellished rocker belt and moto-slash-Victorian style boots by Vera Wang. You know, blending a few different looks to result in a fun and flirty ensemble. This robe would definitely look sexy with some skivvies, except for me--I live with 3 dudes, so there goes that idea. 

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xo, victoria

Thrift Shopping at it's Finest

Sometimes, we have to let go of routines in order to open ourselves up to new experiences. In this case, I'm talking about thrift shopping! See past the clutter and time spent digging, and you'll find unique pieces or even basic staples at a fraction of the cost! Thrift shopping is like most things in life; you have to start with the right mentality--patient and open-minded! Otherwise, you won't find anything.

Now, can we talk about this incredible denim jacket?! I found it in a pile of denim jackets at an antique flea market in Oakland, CA. So here I am, wearing denim on denim--like it's nobody's business!

Lately, I've been into looks that evoke emotions of days gone by. In this case, it's the denim daze of the 80's and 90's. I swooped on this awesome jacket at an antique flea market in Oakland, CA. The back of the jacket is embellished with Cirque Du Soleil branding and a geometric sun.  And to think I only paid $10.00 for this lovely gem!

I used to be a name brand junkie, but that's such a complex which I am so glad has left me. The denim shorts I'm wearing are real denim, and we all know what it's like to get our hands on a pair of form-fitting, actual denim. Such a rarity!

The baseball tee was from Coachella 2012, the year with an eclectic, star-studded line-up. The year of the the Tupac hologram. And a great year for t-shirts, being that my shirts from other years don't look nearly as cool. 

Not every piece you find has to have a story, but it's just a little more special when it does. 

By the way, I want to add that I felt so tired and sleep-deprived before this shoot, not to mention I overate the night before, plus some dramatic back and forth scheduling conflicts. I pushed through the nonsense and brought myself to shoot anyway, and it ended up being my favorite shoot to date. Push yourself, only great things will come from it. 

Jacket: thrifted | Shirt: Concert tee | Shorts: thrifted and stolen from a dear friend.. | Shoes: Steve Madden "Stecy"

xo, victoria

Spotted at Coachella

Hi, my loves! For those who have been waiting for this post, my apologies that it took so long. I finally got around to editing these pics and here it is!

Coachella has become one of the biggest fashion showdowns of the year! Here are some swaggy individuals that caught my eye:

Spotted at Coachella - Barbara @missbmarques 

From her black mesh ensemble to her accessories. The purse, dainty necklaces and flash tattoos, this chick has got the details down to a tee!

Spotted at Coachella - LA blogger babe Naz - @thelanative

I first noticed her gypsy coin top - what a unique and gorgeous way to wear it! Since she's wearing all black, Naz plays it up with fun textures such as her lace shorts and embossed leather belt. Love the backpack, booties and bindi too. This look blew me away!

Spotted at Coachella - Model Bryana Holly @bhollyb

Love the details of her lace peasant top - off the shoulder tops are perfect for Coachella! Perfectly paired with layered necklaces and fun cat-eye sunnies. Babe alert!

Spotted at Coachella - Tiffany - @lilprincesstiff

Maxi skirts and mock neck tanks are one of my favorite combinations, a great way to stay cool in the desert! Extra points for the pretty lavender ombre!

Spotted at Coachella - Adriana - @adriiigaal

Sunnies should always be a statement piece. Love her rouge lips with matching bindi and earrings!

Spotted at Coachella - Brenda - @brendanguyen_xo

Her romper's color scheme is everything! Love a good tropical print. Not to mention the unicorn hair, and you gotta love a girl with a strong nail game.

Spotted at Coachella - Lily - @itslilychin and Adriana - @adrianasuyck

These tan beauties looking gorgeous in white and mirrored sunnies. Love Lily's shaggy vest and the placement of Ariana's flash tattoos.

Spotted at Coachella - Jenny - @jennyfletcher

Her top embodies a few of my favorite things: White, check. Sheer, check. Off the shoulder, check check check! I'm all about textures and her top is simply beautiful. Perfectly paired with awesome printed shorts.

Spotted at Coachella - Paola - @paola_red

Coming all the way from Italy, Paola's looking chic af. Loving the contrast between her lovely white lace dress and black set underneath. I wore a similar outfit lol, great minds think alike!

Spotted at Coachella - Trent - @trentrechan

Not too many guys can pull off a dashiki and this one is dope!

Spotted at Coachella - Child of Wild founder Eileen - @child_of_wild

Had a fan girl moment meeting this bold beauty! Check out her jewelry line and custom designed cow skulls here. Oh and Hot Couple Award goes to them!

 

Spotted at Coachella - Veronica - @veronica_tracy

Cali babe looking smokin' hot in this chain top from @littersf. Check out their stuff here.

You know I had to include my outfits, too! Here's my look from Day One:

Top: Tobi, get it here: http://tobi.to/e0aq, Skirt: Urban Outfitters

Sunnies: Free People

Day Two: 
Dress: Free People, Sandals: Michael Kors

Day Three:

Dress: Urban Outfitters, Boots: Superdry

I actually took more pictures of you swaggy Coachella goers but unfortunately those pictures were accidentally deleted :( In any case, it was such a pleasure seeing all the awesome outfits and meeting all you stylish people!  Have a great weekend, everyone, and thanks a bunch for stopping by!

xo, victoria

My Festival Favorites

Greetings, world! Here's my friend Grace and I being silly splashing around in Indio. We danced our way through Coachella weekend 1 and it was nothing short of spectacular! Then I hopped in the car and went on an impromptu trip to LA, which seemed like a perpetual SoCal vacation for me..but now I'm back! I thought it'd be cool to share some of my favorite looks at Coachella. Hope you guys enjoy!

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Chiefs of Chella:

It's always fun seeing a matching group! Props to guys who wear short shorts loud and proud!

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Aurora Lights

This look is so on point, even her camera strap looks chic! Love the brilliant colors on this flowy dress worn with Balenciaga-inspired boots and ruffle ankle socks. Hot pink lips to match her purse, this girl's got the details down to the T!

Native Language

This printed cardigan is everything! Long cardigans project bohemian vibes and cover just enough of that itty bitty outfit underneath. Gladiator sandals are the perfect piece to complete this boho look.

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Bohemian Nights

On Left: Tie-dye doesn't have to be rainbow bright! Loving the colors on this summery romper paired with nude booties. Her fringe messenger bag and studded strap is simply gorgeous and adds a boho twist! 

On Right: Maxi dresses are are a chic way to stay cool under the blazing sun! I'm drawn to the color and print of her dress paired with rose gold jewelry. A long necklace perfectly complements a long dress.

Golden Hour

It's good to know what works for your skin/body type and this girl has got it down! White and coral are the perfect colors that complement her gorgeous tan. Now how about these lacy pants! I love how they're both delicate and sassy. She ties the look together with a simple flower crown, leaving all the attention to these "fancy pants."

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Sheer Delight

Denim shorts are a music festival staple, but sheer and flowy dresses will get you noticed. Loving this gypsy look; from the dangling coin necklace to the arm bands and floppy hat..yes, yes and yes!! To me, these looks are reminiscent of Alessandra Ambrosio's Coachella fashions. 

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Minty Fresh

Here's a refreshing take on men's festival fashions. Loving this beachy look out in the desert. His clothes are simple but it's the bold sunglasses and hair that make this look stand out. 

Fringe Benefits

Mesh, embroidery, crochet, and fringes; different textures = black and white done right! Love how these cuties have a theme going on. 

Desert Oasis

On Left: I love me some royal blue. The halter top is back! Props to girls who aren't shy to carry around a purple umbrella--get your Gwen Stefani on, doll!

On Right: There's so much going on and the best part is that she makes it work. Some say headdresses are a music festival no-no, but I have to admit this one is particularly pretty. Dangling coin necklaces (for lack of a better term) are so hot right now and same goes for mirrored sunglasses. Airy hippie pants are a chic and casual way to stay cool in the desert. 

Hot Springs

Cutie with a booty! How hot is this look? I saw this babe from a distance and literally ran after her LOL because this outfit is just that awesome. Hot pink chiffon paired with a scoop back tank top is simply perfection.

Fresh as a Daisy

Bikini bottoms at a music festival are for the bold! Love her daisy top and its playful fringes.

Desert Rose

"Baby put on heart-shaped sunglasses, 'cause we're gonna take a ride." --Lana Del Rey fans rejoice! These pretties do it best in their gorgeous maxi skirts.

On Left: I'm obsessed with her tribal print skirt coupled with side slits and a black bikini on top, because life is all about balance. 

On Right: Can we talk about this amazing gypsy belt? Such a chic accessory to her simple skirt, because whites are always nice. 

Purple Haze

Last but not least: Here's Grace, Angel and I in our fun and flirty outfits designed by Angel! I loved our luscious flower crowns and wore mine all weekend! She can top off any custom order from accessories to all kinds of dresses. Visit her site for more: http://www.lipglossclubwear.net/

Thanks so much for reading, guys! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far!

xo, victoria