The Soph-isticate


The Artistic Blazer

This is the kind of blazer that attracts all the eyes in the room. It's like someone just took a paintbrush and, with a few strokes, changed how we think about fashion entirely. Inspiring. I also love the turtleneck styled underneath - it adds another layer to the creative, asymmetrical design.
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3.1 Phillip Lim Patchwork Grunge Blazer


WDYGT: Puzzle Piece Choker

I'm always looking for unique, quirky pieces. Not necessarily showy statement pieces, but a necklace or t-shirt or bag or whatever that just makes you go, "That's so rad, where did you get that?" And this puzzle piece choker from J.W. Anderson's Spring 2015 collection is SO. FUCKING. RAD.

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You can literally wear a paper bag with this, and you would still look cool. I love the way J.W. Anderson changed the simplest things to fit his vision of individual style, like oversized and mismatched buttons on coats or huge floppy black hats that shield your face. The magic is in the details. Now I need to figure out a way I can DIY this $500 detail..

Photos via Digital Fashion Platform


October Laundry List

Getting in the Halloween spirit with scary movies and hot (spiked) cider, even though it feels like the peak of summer in L.A. I'm sure this movie is ridiculous (have you seen the trailer?), but I've always had a fascination with Ouija boards, so it's on my list.  photo OctoberLaundry.jpg Watch: Ouija 
Read: Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Listen: NPR's "Serial" podcast


Street Style Done Right

Sitting in this heavily air conditioned office on a Monday afternoon, and this woman captures everything that I want right now. A sleeping bag coat, bright lipstick and an exaggerated accessory. In the words of Diana Vreeland, why don't you... wear a funny eye patch?

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Paris Fashion Week Spring 2015 street style by Tommy Ton


The Coolness That is Kirsten Dunst & Tavi Gevinson

I have a serious crush on two new videos. The best kind of videos, in my opinion, make you want to conquer the world. Or, at the very least, inspire you to do more of what you love. Tavi Gevinson is one of my favorite people because she's honest, smart, humble, and she keeps a journal, so naturally I get excited about anything involving her. Like how I bought Nylon today after spying her face on the cover, and I haven't read Nylon since I subscribed to it in high school. How rad is her self-help wall? Kirsten Dunst is another one of my favorites. From The Virgin Suicides to Elizabethtown (and, of course, Bring it On), she's the quirky, confident role model you always wanted. Plus, she totally embraces her imperfect teeth.

Looking for even more inspiration? Watch this TED talk on body language for that you can do anything feeling (thanks for the tip, Grace).


September Laundry List

The girly things I'm up to this month..
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Watch: Magic in the Moonlight
Read: Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
Drink: Grapefruit Cocktail
Create: Embroidered T-Shirt
Listen: Banks, Goddess


Baby Got Back(pack)

I can't believe it's already mid-September (okay, almost October) aand fashion month. This summer has been a whirlwind, and I'm excited to get back into the swing of things. Even though, for me, fall no longer means back-to-school, it still signifies a fresh start. This is especially relevant right now, as I write this in my brand new apartment. On to new beginnings, new projects, new ideas..

Even though I'm no longer in school (confession: the nerd in me really misses long lectures on Moby Dick and reading James Baldwin for the first time), it doesn't mean I'm not thinking about back-to-school shopping. Which brings me to this mint satin backpack, by Phillip Lim, of course. It can be yours for a cool $750.. who needs new clothes when there's this beautiful thing? Hm?

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