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OOTD: Travel Chic (Day 1 in Madrid)

I was late getting out of my house to get to the airport. A few minutes down the road I realized I left my sunglasses. After going back to get them and heading back out, I realized I left my charger. Luckily, I made it to the airport in time. Just in time to find out that my flight to NY was delayed. It was so delayed that I almost missed my connecting flight to Spain. I literally hyperventilated, almost cried and then had to get ushered through the long ass security line and escorted to my terminal. To those of you that know me, this will come as no surprise…and almost expected.

Note: If you ever have the chance to fly Iberia, do it. I got the warmest greeting in Spanish as I walked onto the plane and I was immediately put at ease with the lounge music playing in the background. The seats were comfortable, the amenities were great and everyone looked happy…my kinda vibe.

I arrived in Madrid, Spain the next morning and met up with my girlfriend who is currently living there. I had some time to decompress at her house before changing clothes and heading out to explore the city. I threw on a pair of harem pants (designed by my beautiful friend, Tania in Los Angeles), a grey tank, leather jacket, leather hat and my chucks. Super comfy yet chic. Or maybe I should say super comfy to a point. By the end of the day, my feet were pretty cut up. Blister Nation. I actually spent the whole 2 weeks of my vacation with at least 4 band-aids on at all times. Word of advice: Chucks aren’t made for walking (not for my feet anyways). If you’re going to be spending long days walking and wandering around somewhere, then I would absolutely suggest packing or buying a pair of actual walking shoes. You probably already know this tho. I’ve never walked so much in my entire life…so, lesson learned. P.S. I’m obsessed with doors now.

ootd travel chic

ootd travel chic

snakeskin leather cross body bag ootd_harem pantsOutfit Details:
Harem pants – VFGxTaniaSarin

Leather Jacket- Zara (older style)
Tank – Victorias Secret
Sneakers – Converse All Stars
Sunglasses – Chanel
Leather Hat – RR Traders (amazing local boutique in Newburyport, MA)
Snakeskin Leather Crossbody Bag – Nordstrom

More posts about my trip to Spain coming soon!


What To Wear To A Concert

I woke up today and looked out the window. It seemed as though it was going to be a lovely Fall day, reminiscent of sometime in late September back in 1991…Nevermind…it was actually Spring, in the year 2014. Whatever, in my mind it’s Fall and it’s 1991. The blooming flowers outside are now leaves changing from green to yellow, red and orange and I just remembered that I have tickets to a concert tonight…

Well now, the question is: What should I wear to this concert? The answer is easy. Something cool, comfortable and can transition from day to night. Pair a vintage band t-shirt with some rocker chic black leggings. Tie a grungy plaid shirt around your waist (borrow/steal one from your dad or boyfriend…don’t buy that shit brand new), it’ll come in handy when the sun goes down and it gets chilly. If you want a slightly polished look then trade in your chucks for some comfortable, low-heeled ankle boots and Chanel cat-eye sunnies. Pile on the gunmetal jewelry and don’t even think about washing your hair…or curling it…or brushing it…or making it look pretty. What would Kurt Cobain do? Do that. Dunzo.

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Tea Party Anyone?

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Secret Garden Dress – shoptimelessla.com

Stripes with Denim

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Striped Dress – BCBG (older style)
Denim Vest & Beanie – Timeless Boutique (older styles)
Gold Body Chain – DIY
Ankle Boots – Aldo


Spots In The Sunlight

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These leopard printed, high-waisted shorts are one of my favorites! I thought adding a yellow top would brighten them up a bit. I cut this tank into a crop top specifically for this outfit …Actually, I was shaking from drinking too much coffee so I asked my boyfriend to cut it for me…he did such a great job! I accessorized with a gold filigree cuff, gold rings and broken arrow necklace.

Leopard shorts & crop top – Older styles
Gold cuff & triple chain ring – BCBG
Cross cutout ring & broken arrow necklace – Timeless Boutique

Black ankle boots – Madison Harding
Black Handbag – Marc by Marc Jacobs