My problem is, if I don't go to work literally everyday (today I promised I would do some work from home even though it's Saturday) I spend way too much money. Tailored silk patterned shorts for $5, why not? Cat eye shades, hell ring em up! But when I do go to work, part of my job is to trend spot, which means I basically just build a list of a ton of stuff that I want that is way out of my budget.
For example: gorgeous military trenches are my thing right now. Why you ask? Trench coats are pretty timeless and Cady Heron wore camo pants so we all wore camo pants (reference to the camo jacket trend, so grunge right now). BUT military trenches are different, they are structured and add the touch of high fashion that I have been digging lately. Perhaps my move to SF has changed me or maybe NYFW inspired me. So now I'm turning to the creme dela creme (top shelf ya know) to find items that are different but in the best way possible. Okay but enough with my references to mean girls and TI.
The point is these coats are on my mind and I f*ckin love em.
Let me begin by apologizing for my absence to my massive amount of readers* I have been living in the flurry of a new city. The biggest one I've lived in yet! On August 4th I departed on the biggest risk of my lifetime, a journey to San Francisco in a car that only had my dearest possessions, my clothes. I had no idea where I was going or what this new future would hold. But I did know I had a place to live in for free for three weeks while I dog sat two terriers. I found this opportunity on craigslist and after a skype interview I found out a week before my departure that they chose me to watch their dogs and live in their penthouse apartment for nearly a month. My thought was; "If things don't work out I'll use my savings to buy a flight back to Florida." My mom's thoughts were, "You're young enough to crash and burn so go see what happens."
After a four day long road trip from Colorado to SF, I braced myself for what some would call the real world. I spent my two days in Santa Barbara drinking wine from local wineries and eating home grown peaches. I was happy and ready for what the city had to offer. What I found out was; you can find a job in the blink of an eye but good luck finding somewhere to live.
Within my first two weeks of living in San Francisco I had an interview nearly every day for various restaurants. But I wasn't sold, I wanted my new life to mean something else. Without a college degree I was massively discouraged, soon to be homeless, and running out of time. I started looking on Angel List and applying to every internship I could find. I found one at a fashion start up called LE TOTE and I've been happily busy ever since. I even found a place to live in!
So now that things have settled down, I can get back to what I'm good at. Buying, styling, and wearing clothes. And being the bossy creative girl I am. Trust me the spit and vinegar is still in full force.
Here are a few photos from my man forthefreedom of my birthday look. I'll be posting more of my photography from the road trip soon!
*Disclaimer: This is pure and utter sarcasm because I know I don't have any readers.