Teal Kitty

downtown la

It's June, Margie June

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I don’t particularly look like my parents.  Like I’m sure never anyone has questioned if I was adopted or anything (except one time someone asked my dad if I was his mail-ordered bride, but that’s a completely different story) but I don’t look like a younger doppelgänger of either one of them. Yeah I have my dad’s teeth, my mom’s nose. My dad is responsible for my dyslexia and I chew off a manicure when I have anxiety the same way my mom does. But for the most part, many people have told me I look like my Grandma.  And it is SUCH a compliment. She was homecoming queen, mother of 10 kids (10!!!) and had the biggest heart you could ever imagine. I lost my Grandma last summer. When flying back to attend the service I asked my Grandpa if I could have something of hers to remember her by. I didn’t have interest in her jewelry (I mean I did, but she had five daughters so it’s not like I’m going to win any in that category) or the family bible (which is actually already missing). I had my eye on obtaining a multicolored beaded jacket. Shoulder pads and itchy polyester tag, I wanted it all. This is one of my most prized possessions. I find myself putting it on just for fun when wanting to feel fancy while cleaning my house or wearing it out on a Friday night. I think I’ve had more use out of it than my Grandma ever did.

 

I styled this piece of hers for this look. I love adding one of her vintage pieces to an everyday look. When wearing a loud piece I like pairing it with a LBD to balance it out or dressing it down to look more casual with skinnies. The trick to pulling off obnoxious outdated-decade pieces: confidence. If you don’t think you can pull it off, don’t do it. Being comfortable wearing a conversation starter is key. I find myself always getting compliments when wearing out her clothing. I feel her with me all the time.

These photos were taken downtown Los Angeles outside the Bradbury Building, one of the most historical buildings in this city. I know if this place from the movie 500 Days of Summer; the interior staircases are well worth stopping in for a look. My hair color in these pictures is the same color I remember my grandma's hair, I did this subconsciously though ;) Photos by Chris Canon

Artists and Fleas Market in Downtown LA

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I’ve always been such a sucker for flea markets. Maybe this is a sign of the beginning stages of hoarding, since I don’t think I’ve ever attended a flea market with intentions to buy something that I really needed. I found out about the Artist and Fleas Market via Instagram from one of my favorite jewelry companies in LA, Androgyny Designs. The market is located on 6th street and Mateo downtown in the Art District; it’s open every third weekend of the month!  Here you can find the best trinkets and treasures all from local artists, designers etc. You can find an array of handmade jewelry, trendy succulent air plants, unique leather pieces and so much more. If you have a significant other, don’t be basic and put Tiffanys on your wishlist this Christmas. Come here and find a gem.  I scored a crystal geo rock ring from Androgyny and I am so mesmerized by it that it will be my go-to distraction this Monday morning. The only picture I’ve taken with it is this snapchat *~SeLFie~*, enjoy.  Photography of me taken by Jose Gallina.

Dress: Free People

Booties: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Hat: Forever 21

Sweater: Free People

Necklace: Urban Outfitters