LA/Madrid Summer 2012 OOTD recap

So its no surprise that last summer I went to Spain to visit Paula... its basically all I ever talk about because it was literally the best time of my entire life.  First Pau came to visit me in LA for about two weeks then we flew back to Madrid for about three weeks... I cannot stress how amazing of a time I had... Anyhow, I just wanted to recap some of my favorite OOTDs that we did almost everyday from our summer!

Above is from the day we had a super tribal print day.  I'm not 100% sure what came over us, but I'm pretty sure it was inspired by my newly purchased fanny-pack!  They were the perfect outfits for exploring Segovia and the palace grounds! My look: Tank- Bershka, Shorts- Levi's, Shoes- Vans c/o Pau, Cardigan- Free People, Sunnies- Zara, Fanny Pack- Hippies de Goya street market

Me and Pau took a little weekend (plus a few days) excursion to Barcelona to visit my friend Gemma and her family.  Of course, like any American girl raised in the 2000s, I was obsessed with the Cheetah Girls so we walked all of Las Ramblas!  My look: Dress- Free People, Tank- Brandy Melville, Bag- Coach, Shoes- ???

This is from when Paula was visiting my family in LA.  Obviously we went to Disneyland!  We definitely embraced some sportiness in spite of the ridiculous heat in OC!  (I totally stole that hat from my friend Arno who was there with us... Still wish I kept it!) My look: Tank- Brandy Melville, Shorts- Lucky Brand, Shoes- Urban Outfitters, Sunnies- Clothing Warehouse, Bag- DKNY, Hat- Arno's!

These outfits are from the first day I saw Pau in LA.... I had just come back from working at a camp and we were at a goodbye picnic for my family's foreign exchange students!  This was like the funnest day ever!  My look: Hat- traditional Austrian hat c/o Arno from Austria, Dress- Free People, Bag- handmade by my G-Grandma, Shoes- ???

My first night out on the town in Madrid!!! We illegally drank in the streets and went to my first night club!  Seriously such a great experience!  Viva Sangria! My look: Dress- ???, Necklace- BP Nordstrom, Shoes- Forever 21 


hump day // stoked

And kid, you’ve got to love yourself. You’ve got wake up at four in the morning, brew black coffee, and stare at the birds drowning in the darkness of the dawn. You’ve got to sit next to the man at the train station who’s reading your favorite book and start a conversation. You’ve got to come home after a bad day and burn your skin from a shower. Then you’ve got to wash all your sheets until they smell of lemon detergent you bought for four dollars at the local grocery store. You’ve got to stop taking everything so goddam personally. You are not the moon kissing the black sky. You’ve got to compliment someones crooked brows at an art fair and tell them that their eyes remind you of green swimming pools in mid July. You’ve got to stop letting yourself get upset about things that won’t matter in two years. Sleep in on Saturday mornings and wake yourself up early on Sunday. You’ve got to stop worrying about what you’re going to tell her when she finds out. You’ve got to stop over thinking why he stopped caring about you over six months ago. You’ve got to stop asking everyone for their opinions. Fuck it. Love yourself, kiddo. You’ve got to love yourself.



fashion goddess

If you haven't been totally dying over Vanessa Hudgen's style lately then we have to talk because she has literally been perfection!  Her all white bohemian but still super chic and modern style has me drooling!  If I was to raid anyone's closet right now it would definitely be hers!  I mean, look at that last look.... its perfect!  

Who is your style icon right now?  I'd love to know so I can be inspired!

xx, C


summer // fall inspiration

With Fall just around the corner, I've been thinking a lot about the always-awkward transition from one season to another... Especially when it comes to style and all that jazz.  I've selected some photos from my tumblr-- aka my online mood board-- that kind of sum up what I want my style to be like when Fall comes around and the transitional period into it!  

Right now I am really, really obsessing over the color white.  The color itself is so pure and simple, and that is something I want to radiate.  From a white dress to a touch of white in my accessories, this is definitely a Summer trend I will be transitioning into Fall.

Again, with color palate, pastel earth-tones are my favorite right now.  Faint pinks and other colors from flowers... beiges and creams... Basically anything light and airy that could be found in nature!  Also, knitwear.... I think that this fall, I will definitely be including a lot more statement knitwear into my style... I just need to find the right pieces!  (Any suggestions?)

Finally, for the coming school year I want to give off a childlike essence of easiness with my style.  I want it to be playful but very simple.  I love the idea of flowy and oversized dresses that are fun to spin in.  There is so much whimsy in it.

Check out my tumblr >>here<< !


outfit ideas for spain

Travel Outfit #5

Travel Outfit #4

Travel Outfit #3

Travel Day #2

Travel Outfit #1

Travel Outfit #1 by legitfashion featuring gold rings

In these looks, I utilized five basic yet fun pieces to create five looks for my trip to spain.  Of course, these are all just inspiration since I don't own all of these pieces, but they are definitely looks I will be replicating during my trip.  As you can tell I am loving the color white as well as neons... and who doesn't love a cute pineapple print!  Pieces on my shopping list for both my trip and the school year include the pineapple skirt from J. Crew (here),  the white sandals from Zara (here) and the white silk cami from H&M (here).

Also, I am obsessed with Forever 21 sunnies because they're basically disposable so it doesn't matter if they break and they're a really great way to add from trend pieces in my looks since I'm keeping my other pieces pretty basic.

Lots of love, happy traveling everyone!
xx, Car