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

Superdry AW15 London Collections: Men

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     Wintertime is in full swing, but bundling up doesn’t mean you have to compromise style for warmth. If you’ve been keeping up with my blog, you’d know I’m all about looking effortlessly cool and Superdry does it right. Designed in Britain with the spirit of Japan, Superdry kicked off the launch of their new London Collections: Men, an event hosted by the British Fashion Council--and I’ve got the inside scoop!

      Superdry’s international showroom was transformed into a cozy Alpine lodge, resembling the college cabin party of your dreams. Among the attendees were British Fashion Council members Caroline Rush and Dylan Jones, presenter Pips Taylor and Chris Robshaw, the strangely attractive Captain of the England Rugby team (do I smell a rugby collection in the making?). Guests sipped on Asahi beer and Japanese-inspired cocktails, channeling the brand’s design influences. Hot Rueben sandwiches, Carpaccio of longhorn beef and Lincolnshire poached rarebit were served to the audience as they were treated to an exclusive sneak peek of the AW15 Collection. In a picturesque lodge scene decorated with moose heads, intertwined antlers and fancy fur rugs, Superdry’s presentation and attention to detail was nothing short of magical.

     During the set, new additions from Superdry Snow were revealed, taking the brand’s mountain-sports selection to the next level. The AW2015 Collection embodies Arctic winter themes with eye-catching pops of prints and colors inspired by Japanese fashion. This is the kind of design innovation that puts other outerwear brands to shame. Superdry proves that outerwear doesn’t have to be drab and succeeds in finding the perfect blend between fashion and function. Suddenly, I’m compelled to plan a trip out to the snow.

     How do you guys feel about this new collection? Tell me your thoughts in the comments section below!

England Rugby Captain Chris Robshaw and Presenter Pips Taylor

England Rugby Captain Chris Robshaw and Presenter Pips Taylor

Chris Robshaw and Julian Dunkerton

Chris Robshaw and Julian Dunkerton

From left: Superdry CEO Euan Sutherland, co-founder James Holder, Chris Robshaw, and co-founder Julian Dunkerton.

From left: Superdry CEO Euan Sutherland, co-founder James Holder, Chris Robshaw, and co-founder Julian Dunkerton.

Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council

Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council

Dylan Jones, British Fashion Council Member and Editor of British GQ.

Dylan Jones, British Fashion Council Member and Editor of British GQ.

Superdry co-founders James Holder and Julian Dunkerton

Superdry co-founders James Holder and Julian Dunkerton

xo, victoria

On a Tuesday

Skirt: Finders Keepers (from Boutique Dandelion), Boots: Superdry // Photos by: Dijon 

Hi, my loves! A few of you guys requested that I post some casual looks. For most people, "casual" consists of jeans and a t-shirt--you know, the basics. All I have to say is that it's possible to be casual and still be stylish! 

I started this look with my Chicago Bulls Jersey which I thrifted (yay for cheap finds!) My immediate reaction was to throw on a pair of jeans, but I'm trying to stray from the typical "casual" look. Instead, I put on this Finders Keepers skirt I got from Boutique Dandelion. What I love about this look is how a boyish jersey is balanced by a girly skirt. For those who don't know me, don't be fooled by my ombre hair and manicured nails. I'm a total tomboy on the inside. I love to mix masculine and feminine elements because I like to look girly, but cool enough to be one of the boys!

It wouldn't be right to wear sandals or flats with a jersey, but sneakers or combats definitely fit the bill. Combat boots add a rugged aspect to your look. They go well with the jersey alone while adding some edge to a feminine skirt. This is my advice on how to dress down without compromising style!

Would you rock this look? Leave a comment and let me know what you think! 

I hope everyone is having a lovely day and as always, thanks for swinging by!

xo, victoria

Advanced Warfare

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Jacket: Scarlett Fever, Scarf: Free People, Boots: Superdry, Stockings: Urban Outfitters Purse: Rebecca Minkoff // Photos taken by: Dijon Bowden

This Indian summer is coming to a close in northern California. I can't believe we're finally experiencing darker, cooler nights. A stylish way to stay warm this season is the high thigh trend--we're talking OTK (over-the-knee) stockings and OTK boots. Stuart Weitzman makes the most amazing OTK boots, but until I can justify buying a pair, I'll make do with my black stockings and clunky combat boots from Superdry. 

I threw on some denim shorts and a basic white tunic to downplay the sultry OTK look. I picked a mid-length jacket to complement the length of my tunic. This camo jacket is still one of my favorite pieces in the closet. I love it's length, shape and the edgy studded shoulders custom designed by Scarlett Fever, a sweetheart whose online boutique I found via Instagram. She has amazing taste if you want to take a look at her store here. I finished the look with this awesome fringed infinity scarf from Free People. I love how well red and green go together, but remember to consider mixing prints so that you don't look like a bright Christmas tree! My Rebecca Minkoff purse has been collecting dust in my closet for years now. Carrying her around again feels warm and familiar like rekindling an old flame. It's funny how great pieces evoke emotions similar to romantic love--that can't be just me, right?

Writer and photographer Dijon Bowden met for the first time when we walked and talked as we scouted locations to shoot. We strolled along the streets of San Francisco and I love how he captured me in these photos as we discussed a colorful range of topics including photography, the human body and what inspires our creativity. All of these photos are unedited, and I couldn't be happier with how they turned out! Happiness can be your best accessory. #nofilter 

I hope this post inspires you to try something new, or spark a conversation with a stranger--you never know what's out there until you explore. Thanks for reading, friends! Have a wonderful week! 

xo, victoria