Public Desire - Janine Over the Knee Boots

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Two parts class, equal parts sass. Not sure who loves thigh highs more, men or myself? Call it a natural attraction. Thigh high boots are like a PSA alerting the masses that you are not a force to be reckoned with! 

Lately, I've been exhibiting a transitional phase that resonates throughout my expression and style choices. (But if we are always growing, aren't we always transitioning? At least that's the goal). There was a time where I thought I'd live my whole life in a crop top, and now I'm the opposite of Drake's "wearing less and going out more." (Here's another way I styled them, also coincidentally my first shoot with Alex!)

I want to be noticed in different ways than I used to. I don't like the same things I used to. When I'm out with most people, I'd rather be at home writing, editing, scheming with some wine in between.

 "And you, you scare people because you are whole all by yourself". -Lauren Alex Hooper

Living in San Francisco makes it easy to find beauty everywhere. The rolling hills, the skyline, or how about the iconic Painted Ladies behind me. This photo shoot was cut short when I spotted a puppy French bulldog and was somehow lured into a nearby dog park. Nuff said. 

Photos by Alex Rios

san francisco painted ladies public desire over the knee boot janine forever 21 crush velvet beret vince printed shift dress victorialamode victoria ly
san francisco painted ladies public desire over the knee boot janine forever 21 crush velvet beret vince printed shift dress victorialamode victoria ly
san francisco painted ladies public desire over the knee boot janine forever 21 crush velvet beret vince printed shift dress victorialamode victoria ly
san francisco painted ladies public desire over the knee boot janine forever 21 crush velvet beret vince printed shift dress victorialamode victoria ly
san francisco painted ladies public desire over the knee boot janine forever 21 crush velvet beret vince printed shift dress victorialamode victoria ly
san francisco painted ladies public desire over the knee boot janine forever 21 crush velvet beret vince printed shift dress victorialamode victoria ly
san francisco painted ladies public desire over the knee boot janine forever 21 crush velvet beret vince printed shift dress victorialamode victoria ly

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xo, victoria

How to Make Your Dreams Come True

It's easy to wish for things we want, but are you truly prepared to receive them? We all know someone who wants to find a better job, but is disinclined to freshen up their résumé. Someone who yearns for a meaningful relationship, but is still friendly to the fuckboys. Do your part and make the necessary arrangements to ensure your lifestyle is aligned with the life you want it to be. We get one life, why not make it extraordinary? Have the courage to believe that you can have what you truly want!

Photos by: Shane Menez

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xo, victoria

Your Highness

High neck, high ponytail and thigh-high boots. Here's the second fall look I styled for Forever 21. A classic mod/1960's look, popularized by an angelic cutie named Ariana Grande. Also, curved hems on shirts or dresses are a major plus--and kudos to guys who rock curved hem t-shirts. 

Forever 21 gave me the opportunity to pick out my favorite fall looks, and I picked mostly night-on-the-town pieces. Say what you want about Forever, but it's astonishing how their selection is equally on-trend and affordable. This dress was $12.00! My lunch costs more than this dress! Amazing.

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Forever 21 'High Neck Bodycon Dress' || Public Desire 'Janine Boots' || Rebecca Minkoff 'Julian Backpack'

Photos by: Leon Tong 

xo, victoria

Understated Elegance

I have a tendency to tie my outfits to a memory. There was a purpose; a reason why I wore it, when I wore it. This time, it was for a first date.

I've heard that a girl shouldn't be too stylish on a first date (gasp!), as it can be intimidating. Though, it helps when the gentleman is stylish, himself (score).

We arrived at a premiere screening in this charming little film studio. I wanted to look classy, plus sexy. Classexy? Though we don't speak often these days, I am certain this outfit is tied in his memory. 

Dress: Vince | Boots: Public Desire "Janine" | Backpack: Rebecca Minkoff "Julian"

Photos by: Ryan Chua

xo, victoria