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Shopping Guide: Everything I Want For Fall But I'm Broke AF

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The title of this post might seem semi-depressing. But don't worry, it's my birthday season and after I finish writing this I'll send this link to my non-existent boyfriend. But reallllly, I've been swooning over the new fall collections that are coming out; and I'm so head over heels in love that I get the same satisfaction out of Stuart Weitzman boots as I would be by being in a relationship. The highland boots are such a staple this year. If Kate Moss has them, I have to have them. right?

My birthday is next week (!!!!!) and I'm planning on celebrating (one of the many, many ways) by buying myself something from Androgyny Designs jewelry. All pieces are handmade here in LA by a pretty girl named Courtney and their instagram feed makes me drool. I have a couple of her pieces and I always get compliments every time I wear them. Above features the One-of-a-Kind Silver Ear Pin and the Bronze Fractured Earth Cuff. 

Another thing I have been obsessing with more than usual is stationary. I have turned into a stationary HOARDER. I just wait for any occasion to send a card in the mail. I honestly think I sent one of my friend a good luck card before she went on vacation for 2 weeks. The only thing better than sending cards, is receiving cards. And sadly, the return rate isn't doing so hot right now. But I have optimistic thoughts for my birthday. One of my favorite stationary brands right now is  Rifle Paper Co. ; anything floral is my fav. 

Discovered this new designer through their pop-up store on Abbot Kinney that is open for a few more weeks; and these bags had me at hello. Cuyana is a Bay Area brand that has been popping up around LA, previously before Venice they were at The Grove. I adore the elegant simple designs, all the bags are timeless and will never go out of style. My favorites are the Classic Leather Totes (that are made in the USA!) and the one featured above, the Cinch Shoulder Bag. 

What are your must-have pieces for Fall?! Links to shop my favorite pieces above, here!

 

 

 

Shopping Guide: What To Buy Because You're Stuck In LA During NYFW

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There's two times a year that I'm inevitably depressed and lay in bed wishing I was on the other side of the country. I have guiltily skipped classes in the past to watch live footage of the Marc Jacobs runway show sitting in the parking lot of my school. If you're stuck on the wrong coast like me, here's a few items that might make your week less dreadful. If you were in New York you wouldn't be able to enjoy floral maxi dresses or show off your pedicure, your fingers would probably feel like ice cubes, you would have chapped lips and your hair would probably not look that good tbh. Go lay in the sun and get an overdose of vitamin D and make everyone in the big apple jelly. 

Shopping Guide: Everything You Should Buy Yourself For Christmas Because You Don't Have A Boyfriend

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I got a lot of positive feedback on my last shopping guide, so I decided to create this. I also got some attention from men who coincidentally decided to text me after I posted that. And I'm just like ~srry br0~, If you really wanted a leather jacket you had to start pursuing me a loooong time ago. You're a little too late and I'm not interested. I'm doing perfectly fine in the dating scene and things are looking up for me since my last relationship, I mean I even joined Tinder.   So anyways, I decided to make this list for loner girls like myself that persuade themselves that they deserve to shop for themselves because you're just f*&%ing great.

1. Voluspa Candle 'Suede Blanc' $16 

So this candle smells like musky cologne without the overkill like you're walking past Abercrombie. Soooooo basically, this is a boyfriend replacement. Date night by yourself. The candle won't talk back, so you don't have to pretend like you care about politics or who won the game today. Just light it up and have a romantic dinner and you can drink an entire bottle of wine without sharing with anyone. 

2. Lili Claspe Jewelry $40-245

Okay let's face it: no one is buying you jewelry this year. Like maybe your mom but that doesn't really count. So treat yourself and don't be a basic bitch and buy something from Tiffanys. Get something trendy that will pop with every outfit. I'm overly obsessed with this jewelry line Lili Claspe. It is vintage inspired made with precious gemstones. I'm in love with everything but some of my favorites are: Moss Agate Ring ($150), Amelia Chain ($80), Deer Lovely ($40), Arpie Cuff ($245) and while you're at it just buy the Dueling Guns Jewelry Holder ($130). And if you're thinking that you shouldn't spend all this money on yourself then just think how much money you're saving not having to shop for a significant other this year...GOTCHA.

3. Bat Your Lashes Underwire Bralette, For Love and Lemons $121

Ummmm if we're looking at the same picture you know that this is a must-have. You don't need a cute boy to wear a cute bra. For Love and Lemons is one of my favorite clothing brands that are based out of Los Angeles. Everything they make makes me drool. I want it all; knits, lingerie, dresses etc. The lace is so perfect; I wore their Antigua Dress for my last birthday and got a bundle of compliments.

4.  Fresh, Sugar Dream Kit $52

I just bought this and it's possibly life changing. Your lips feel smoother than churned butter and afterwards you can apply a matte lipstick and it'll look/feel perfectly velvety. Even though you're not kissing any boys it's never a bad idea because you never know who you'll meet under the mistletoe (rhymed not on purpose). 

These are SO fun. I love photo booths and my roommate has this camera and my wall is covered in polaroid pictures. iPhone photos eventually get forgotten but these are so precious. Some of my best memories have been taken on this thing, like when I ended up at a zebra farm on my 21st (really good story) and Lana del Rey concert at Hollywood Forever with my little sister. Buy it from the link and that website doesn't charge tax or shipping.

6. West 57th Travel Pouch, Henri Bendel $98

My daily life aspiration is to be as much like Blair Waldorf as possible. I frequently ask myself: "what would Blair Waldorf do?" I think I have such high standards in guys because of Chuck Bass, even though I'm completely aware that he is a fictional character. This cute little wristlet is so upper east sider and chic. It comes in like 4 other colors but red is the best one since it really stands out.

7. Rebecca Minkoff Tech-Wearable Jewelry (coming soon)

I've wanted this since Rebecca Minkoff revealed it last season at New York Fashion Week. She's one of my favorite designers and I've always been a fan of her accessories. A cute bracelet that's also a phone charger?!? I don't know about you, but when my phone dies the party is over. When I see that little red bar when you hit under 20% it's time to call an Uber and GTFO. So....if I'm wearing a phone charger bracelet out, basically I don't think the party will ever stop. I'll just be like Miley and be like 'we can't stop, we won't stop.' Her line of 'functional fashion' is said to be debuting this spring and I'm counting down the days. So maybe this isn't exactly Christmas list worthy, but save your pennies so you can buy this in a couple months.

8. YSL Mascara $30

THE BEST $30 YOU'LL EVER SPEND. I love this so much that I bought one for all my best friends last Christmas. My favorite ones are 'Shocking' and 'Babydoll.' I use Babydoll on my bottom lashes because it's more whispy and then I kinda look like....a baby doll.

9. Forever Alone Pillow

So I'm not exactly sure if this is a real thing, but it totally should be.Don't have to be sad about not having a cuddle buddy to watch a movie with on a Friday night. Just keep this thing in your closet and bring it out to treat yo' self on the weekends.

Veuve Clicquot $50

Veuve is always a good idea. Buy this and drink it with all your girlfriends and sit in a circle and talk about the worst date you've ever been on. I somehow have more worst date stories than most people. I guess I'm just really lucky. Only buy the bottle that comes in the box, otherwise it doesn't make as good of an insta pic (all that matters).