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Barca Barca Barca

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I went to Barcelona over the weekend and I don't think it actually hit me that I was in Spain till I was boarding my flight back home and vino sangria was infused in my bloodstream. SPAIN?!?! That's unreal to me. What the hell was I doing in Spain?! All these European countries feel so physically far in my brain that I can't even comprehend that I'm actually traveling to all these places. I had a boyfriend once (lol) that after we broke up, he moved to Barcelona. So naturally, I hit him up for reccomendations. (He is is the sweetest human and we are v cordial so this wasn't weird or anything). I'm going to write my favorite things to do here and pretend they're all my ideas, but really he emailed me some attached Word document with a potential itenerairy and meal plan. I think he sends this to anyone he knows that is visiting Barca, but I want to pretend that it was really personalized 4 me. 

Barcelona favorites include the Picasso Museum, Casa Batllo, Sagrada Famillia, and Park Guell. I did none of these. Lol. I was only in the city for two days and didn't realize that all these main tourist attractions you need to buy tickets in advance; SO if you're  going to Barcelona, you should probably click on all those links above and plan accordingly. What I did was really just enjoy the city. Our favorite place for Paella was El Rey de la Gamba 1. The portion size was as if it was meant for a growing teenage boy, but obviously that wasn't a problem for me. For sangria you have to go to Mescladis; it was the cutest vibrantly-colored outdoor patio that you could sit outdoors and relax. Seems like a local spot since we didn't hear anyone speaking English. My overall favorite for the trip was La Bouqueria Market; it's the perfect place to roam while snacking on a fresh fruit cup or croquettes. Lastly, I want to acknowledge that Barcelona's cute dog game is next level. Seriously the cutest pups everywhere, I was going nuts. 

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Alexander McQueen Comes Home

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The designer took the Chunnel back to London from Paris this season. I hope they enjoyed a few croissants while showing in Paris Fashion Week for the past 15 years. The dreamscape embroidery-drooling designer finally made it back home to London Fashion Week for the Fall 16 collection. And I'm so overjoyed that I honestly want to buy them  like a spiced vanilla candle as a house warming gift or something.

Ruffles, lace, bedazzling on amphetamines. I'll take it all. Everything about this collection is a dream. Not to mention the creative director, Sarah Burton, presented the collection and was backstage during the show being a bo$$ all while being two weeks away from being due with her third child. Can you say mom goals? Here's a few pictures of my favorites, but honestly it's worth checking out the entire collection xx

Teal Kitty Goes To NYFW!

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Attending New York Fashion Week has always been some fantasy dream of mine that has always been on the top of my list. Right up there with scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef with my dad or hiking the glaciers in Patagonia; somehow watching haute couture walking in motion down a runway is equivalent. So being here in New York during this season, is a feeling I can't even describe. I almost don't have words to tell you how magical it is to be in The Big Apple sharing a mutual excitement of energy with every other fashionista that feels the same way. 

I will write more about my experiences and favorite new collections, but for now I am in absolute awe and still taking it in. I can tell you, that Mr. Alexander Wang can have my first born child after SS16. 

Wearing the Neria playsuit from the fall collection of Ted Baker London. I have lived in this thing since I bought it, and I'm obsessed with how both fancy and casual it can be. Accompanied by pony hair Isabel Marant Shane black wedge pumps that have been with me for multiple seasons. And lastly, my bag is the first ever designer bag I've ever purchased when I was 16. And of course, it is teal. I love how the color pops my entire look; also I love how it still looks like it is in mint condition after all these years (thank you leather cleaner). Bag by Marc by Marc Jacobs, SS10 collection. Also sporting a temporary tattoo in celebration of the new Chanel 'Boyfriend' watch. I think I need a boyfriend in order to buy the real thing. Just kiiiiitten. 

Photos by my dearest friend/photographer Ryan Chua. Thank you, thank you, thank you. 

 

Breakfast at The Plaza Hotel

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Teal Kitty here reporting from NEW YORK FASHION WEEK. For the past many years of my life I have suffered from temporary depression during this season. Fashion week season. I have vivid memories of missing anthropology class to watch live streamings of Marc Jacobs in my car in the school parking lot. Last spring I shed actual tears watching Peter Copping's first show as creative director of Oscar de la Renta. Being here in New York during this time, is an actual dream come true. 

Started the day off this morning with breakfast at The Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel to celebrate my BFF Brooke's birthday. Unlike the Polo Bar, I forgot to make reservations far in advance and called the day before and got a table and didn't even have to pretend to start crying on the phone like how I had to do for Ralph Lauren. Plaza Hotel is definitely worth walking into the lobby just to see the twinkling chandeliers, and the afternoon tea made me feel like I was actually Blair Waldorf. 

I'm wearing a vintage kimono that I bought from a vintage trade show that happens once a year in LA called Inspiration. I bought it from a vendor who collects ceremonial kimonos and claims that this one is from the 1940's. I absolutely adore kimonos. I always am looking for vintage ones since otherwise it's hard to find them made with pure silk. Wearing my favorite booties, the Chelsea from Rag and Bone. Accompanied by my first ever ever designer handbag that I have had since I bought it when I was 16. It's a rare find to see these old Marc by Marc Jacobs bags with the turn lock. 

Outside Lands Music Festival 2015

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All of my outfits for Outside Lands were a result of vintage shopping, thrift store digging or things borrowed from my pretty friend's closets. This outfit was one of my favorites since I have an unhealthy obsession with cheetah print. All things borrowed from my friend Talia except for my two layered shirts who are made by Morrison Grey. Here's a not-in-order assortment of internet appropriate photos from my time in dreamy San Francisco with the best of friends a girl could ever ask for.  Above photos by my bff Brooke Janzen

Wedding Attire For The Dateless Looking For A Date

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I lack photos of this magical wedding because I was busy having too much f u n. My very dear cousin Kelly got married this past weekend in the mountains of Vail, Colorado to her boyfriend of 10 years (!!?@$%), Marcus. I think I have a better chance of owning 10 dogs before I'm in a relationship for 10 years to be completely honest. Vail is one of the most beautiful places I've ever traveled. Mostly known for it's ski slopes in the winter, this place isn't given enough credit for it's summer beauty. 

This dress has been collecting dust in my closet just waiting to be worn. It was one of those impulse buys where I had no idea where I would wear it at the time but it was sooooo pretty that I felt like me buying it would initiate world peace or stop global warming.  The intricate beading is so pleasing to the eye that weeks before the wedding I just had it displayed in my room with it hanging from my curtain rod. 

The wedding cake toppers were free-hand drawn by my very talented cousin Megan. Absolutely unreal! Kelly and Marcus live in San Francisco, and she perfectly drew the Golden Gate Bridge! See more of her cookie designs here: June Bug and Moo

Dress by Parker New York, shoes from Topshop, ring by Spell and The Gypsy Collective and clutch is vintage that belonged to my grandma. xx

 

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

Overalls=Boy Repellent

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I've never met a guy who says that they like girls in overalls. Just like all guys hate high-waisted jeans. But it's perfectly fine since I've lost faith in most all of the male species (with exceptions to my father and my friend's dog Jackson). I found these denim vintage Calvin Kleins at Salvation Army, and I'm pretty sure my mom had the same ones in like 1997. 

 I met with founder and head designer of Morrison Grey, Marco, a few weeks ago. We instantly  clicked and bonded over our obsession with thrift shop treasures. He shared with me his inspirations for his line and how it has completely taken off since launching last fall. Morrison Grey is a LA made clothing line who is only on it's second season and already making the racks at Saks. The line contains the most intricately dyed fabrics on the softest textiles. To be completely honest, I wore this black long sleeve shirt three days in a row. I actually physically real-life could not take it off. It is my favorite thing. And it is perfect under any layers, paired with denim or under overalls. It is made of modal, one of my favorite natural fibers derived from beech trees. 

Overalls by Calvin Klein, shirt by Morrison Grey, Chelsea booties by Rag & Bone, purse from Marc by Marc Jacobs and sunglasses by Celine. Debuting my red hair (totally obsessed) here done by my dear friend/LA-based hair stylist Paul Desmarre. If you're looking for an amazing new hair stylist, mention me for a free cut! Pictures by Chris Canon

 

Fashion Tap Launch Party !!

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It's like I almost need a pair of tap dancing shoes for this one. Was so excited to be invited to join the launch party for Fashion Tap the app! The party took place in a hidden gem of a mansion tucked away in the suburbs of old Hollywood. The house was built in the 1920's (which is considered old in this always changing city), and has been used for numerous movie sets and commercials (Gone Girl being one of the latest). This house was absolutely CRAZY. From the vintage floral wallpaper to bookshelf doors, this house was one of the coolest places I've ever been to in Los Angeles. My friend Brooke and I got a little carried away with the excessive snapchatting in this castle, but yolo. 

Fashion Tap is a new social media app created by Amy from Fashion Nerd! The name Fashion Nerd fits her so well; her quirkiness reminded me of Jess from New Girl but she had style as if she could be sitting front row at Balenciaga. The fashion blogger herself created a platform where you can tag your article of clothing by brand, and if someone purchases it you make commission. Basically just gives you a reason to feel less guilty about your shopaholicism. I got to meet so many new fashion enthusiasts and bloggers. The gifting suite included brands such as Love and Leather, Members Only, Tobi, Wildfox Couture (I got their Twiggy sunglasses and I haven't taken them off since), and so many more!  

I was wearing a dark teal Helmut Lang dress and all my pretty jewels were from Marrin Costello. Her pieces are so easy to layer to make them look so elegant and chic. My favorite is the druzy stone choker with the gold chain links. See her whole collection here!

Pictured with my bombshell blonde BFF/future publicist Brooke, blogger/model gal pal Makaila from A Royal Riot and my very dear photographer friend Ryan from Ryan by Ryan Chua.

Coachella Desert Gyspy

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It's festivallllllllllll season. More is more. If you're not wearing 10+ bracelets, you're doing it wrong. And if you're planning on wearing a flower crown,check your calendar because it's not 2013. These are a few favorites I've come up with to wear while playing under the sun out in the desert. I've been to many music festivals and I've learned a few tips from experience on what not to wear to avoid wardrobe malfunctions. 

1. Don't wear a dress. Or a skirt. You will end up on some shirtless guys shoulders at some point, and that will be no bueno. Rompers are so perfect for this! Lately I've been obsessing over this Australian line: Spell and The Gypsy Collective. If you haven't heard of them, you HAVE to check them out!! They sell at Revolve too, so you don't have to worry about international shipping (my worst enemy). 

2. DON'T bring your favorite sunglasses. If you bring then lose your Tom Fords, I will shed a tear for you. I love love love the newest styles that Toms just came out with. They're a good price point and won't fall apart. The reflective lenses are so festival-esque. 

3. Guaranteed compliments if you accessorize yourself with anything from Waffles and Honey. These pieces are timeless and dazzling. And they're handmade in San Francisco! AND if you use the promo code 'tealkitty20' you get 20% off !!!!!! #dreamz

4. I swear on Nars matte lip liners. I have one in all of my purses. They're game changers, life changers, new best friends. Color stays on all day. My favorite color is Walkyrie

5. Don't wear sandals. They will break, you will get blisters and your feet will be so dirty by the end of the day. Wear cute booties or sneakers, you'll be on your feet all day!

Pinot On The Go

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Fi takes wine country! Made a day trip to Chalk Hill while I was up north. I can never say no to wine tasting, and the weather was unreal gorgeous. I always say that I need a vacation from my vacation-like lifestyle. This was the perfect little getaway. I can always use a glass of wine (or seven).  Thank you Roth Winery for having me!

Wearing this adorable dress by Free People, I'm obsessed with anything with flared hippie-like sleeves.And  my everyday Rag and Bone booties and Celine sunglasses. 

Les Merchantes + Ziesche Blogger Brunch

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I've been spoiled with my multiple trips to San Francisco; I think I made it up a total of 8 trips within a year. The bay has turned into my home away from home. I was SO excited to take a quick weekend trip up north; I've been deprived of Union Square shopping and the guacamole at Tacolicious (a must-try)  since before I left for Europe. 

On Sunday I attended a blogger brunch at Beauty Company on Polk Street. Cutest one-stop shop to get all your beauty needs, a manicure and hair all done up.  The party was put on by Ziesche, a local apothecary company that is made locally in the pretty city made with the most dreamy scents. I got to try the lemongrass, vetiver and sage body lotion and let me tell ya: G A M E C H A N G E R. I don't even know what vetiver is to be completely honest but with my dyslexic brain the word looks equivalent to velvet, which is what what hands felt like after trying this little miracle in a bottle.

Also hosting the party was designer Les Merchantes. I'm kinda like a 5-year old child when it comes to  familiarizing myself with a new brand or collection. I have to touch everything. I'm that girl in a fancy department store that the sales person just follows behind me to put everything back into order. It takes me all of three seconds to flip up the right side of a garment to check the care labels to see what it's made out of. I blame my textile professor and my dad for brainwashing me as a child that polyester was this evil substance every time my mom tried dolling my sister and I up in matching outfits.   Besides the point, with one touch of the Les Merchantes garments my heart skipped a beat. Ooooooh yeah 100% silk. Gets me every time. Might just need everything. 

Other talented local designers came out for the event: Waffles and Honey Jewelry (handmade in The Mission, sending my future boyfriend to her to buy me everything), Marrin Costello (Stoned Collection might be my favorite thing, like ever)  and also Project Juice came and served they're new juice Beta-Bomb with bubbly. It was like a mimosa with a twist; you get your daily vitamins while drinking champagne. I'm not sure if life really exceeds past that point of happiness. Also I got to meet some new blogger gal pals !!! Always love meeting new bloggers in the bay area, check them out: Yurk Style, Champagne For Everyday, Pink Lace Pearls and Cuppa Jyo! Thank you so much for having me! I had so much fun at this event. 

Photo with Katey from Yurk Style and Jyo from Cuppa Jyo, wearing romper from Free People. 

 

 

What To-Do On Valentine's Day Because You Don't Have A Valentine

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If someone hasn't asked you to hangout Saturday night at this point, I'm sorry to be the one to tell you that you probably won't have a date. And that's totally fine, boys kinda suck anyways. I mean if you enjoy his company I would say yes to the date, but don't go out of your way desperately looking for some #romance.  As much as I joke about my romance-less life, sometimes I do miss having someone to do everything with. Instead when I need a last-minute plus one to an event I go down a list asking all the same guy friends that I call when I need to put together Ikea furniture. When I ask a guy friend "what are you doing tonight?" he doesn't know if I'm calling about an open bar magazine issue release party with my babe model friends to introduce them to or if I need help building a credenza. Anyways, I've put together this hot list of activities you can indulge yourself into on Saturday because if you're single (or cynical) on this inconsequential holiday, calories don't count. 

1. Wine Tasting On Your Couch- Pretty self-explanatory, but underrated. I'm really into pinot noir lately...~swoon

2. Watch Gossip Girl- DON'T watch the romantic episodes. Instead watch the episodes when Chuck trades Blair for the Empire (still upset over this). Or the episodes where Blair is dating Dan Humphrey (still makes me cringe to this day that Blair would date someone from Brooklyn.)

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3. Make an obnoxious dessert and eat it all- IT'S 2015 AND CHEESECAKE FILLED STRAWBERRIES ARE A REAL THING. Get the recipe here

4. Shooting Range- If seeing some girl that you haven't talked to since junior year of high school post a photo of  flowers she got delivered to her office accompanied by a box of chocolates she probably won't even eat because she's afraid they have gluten in them makes you want to put a bullet in something, then shooting range might be a good idea. I'm not a violent type of gal, but if you're feeling distraught over how your last beau broke your heart this might be a good way to get some of your words left unsaid out. If you're in LA visit the LAX Firing Range, here

5. Mondrian Hotel Sky Bar- Because what's a better way to celebrate anything than being poolside with a refreshing cocktail. The lychee one is my favorite. AND on Valentine's Day they're having a little day party with DJ Best Ghost (I'm a fan girl for him). Event info below.

6. Buy yourself flowers- Go ahead, you don't need someone to buy them for you. You can post them on Instagram and hashtag #secretadmirer and pretend that someone left them on your porch. I won't tell anyone. 

7. Drive!- Have no destination and see what you stumble upon. Go up the coast and stop at hidden coffee shops. Drive up PCH to Malibu and go to one of my favorite spots on the pier, Malibu Farm. The Swedish Mini Pancakes are like one of my favorite things ever. The view is perfect. Go to a place you've always wanted to go to before. Drive to Salvation Mountain. Discover an ivy covered garden cafe. Make cheesy Valentine's Day cards and give them out to cute baristas. 

 

Teal Kitty goes to 21st Annual SAG Awards

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So yeah, I totally attended the SAG Awards. I can't believe I got to go to such an event and still the entire thing feels so unreal to me. It's so different watching an award show when it's not through a TV screen, and it was soooo LA. Most importantly, the red carpet fashion deserves a double high-five like the emoji. Some of my favorites were: Julianna Marguiles in the most stunning deep cobalt blue gown made by Giambattista Valli,  Rosamund Pike in the most gorgeous black floral dress by Dior Haute Couture, and I LOVED Julie Bowen's dress so much that I personally told her that she looked like a princess. She wore an intricate beaded dress that had the prettiest detailing, I think you need to see it up close to really appreciate it. She told me it was made by Georges Hobeika.

After the award ceremony, there was an after party put on by People Magazine. The award show took place at The Shrine downtown and the after party was under a decadent tent out back; and it looked completely different then the last time I went there (for a Steve Aoki concert many moons ago lol). I would estimate that I ate a total of 12 macarons throughout the night, don't worry I switched up the flavor every time. I had a pleasure of meeting some *~STaRS~* throughout the magical evening. I feel like such a fan girl having all these pictures but yolo idk.   I mean I seriously really am SAG-elligable so I guess that maybe counts for something, right? 

I'm wearing a short dress because the only long dresses I own are prom dresses (ask me how many times I attended prom, that's a good lol) and I can't re-wear those for picture reasons. So I settled with wearing the LBD by Herve Leger, shoes by Isabel Marant, purse by Topshop  and earrings are Kate Spade. Photographed with Naomi Watts, Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. 

10 Things To-Do In Dublin

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1. 37th Dawson Street- Of course my number one thing to-do in Dublin would be a bar. Irish people really enjoy their whiskey and I'm learning to keep up (or at least fake it, don't worry dad). I absolutely loved this bar, it's trendy with the neon signs while having moose head taxidermy on the wall making you feel like you're in a cozy pub. 

2. Stroll The Neighborhoods- Something that I was totally unaware of before getting here is that all the houses have like the cutest doors ever. It's actually like a 'thing.' It's a decorative and historical thing to have a colorful painted door, read the full story by clicking the link. 

3. Collect Sea Glass On The Coast Of Dun Laoghaire- Find ocean treasures scattered across the beaches and put it all in a little jar and make yourself a souvenir! About a 20 minute DART ride out of the city. 

4. Grafton Street- Ireland's world famous shopping and culture street! It is gorgeous during the holiday; it's covered in sparkling lights and has multiple decorated Christmas trees. They have some of the same shops as the do in LA such as Topshop, Ted Baker, Zara etc. I fell in love with the store Brown Thomas; It's a high-end luxury department store that I would compare to Saks. I started salivating over the Celine Phantoms (per usual).

5. National Museum Of Ireland- So I'm not much of a history nerd like my sister, but she dragged me here. I appreciate history and all, but there's only so much I can take before it all looks the same to me. They have an exhibit here on the 'bog people.' Which are these super old dead bodies they find in the bogs that are preserved because of the environmental conditions (gross). So basically, I walked in kinda scared but I survived and it wasn't too terrible. I even found it fascinating. I made my sister walk into the rooms first, and then I would walk in subconsciously doing a wink face with one eye open. 

6. Irish Breakfast at Gerry's- If you're in Ireland, obvi you have to get an Irish breakfast. It's all the rage here and they take it very seriously. Personally I'm not much of a breakfast type of gal, but you gotta get it if you're here. If you don't want to eat the black pudding no hard feelings, I have a hard time eating it too once I found out what it's made of. 

7. Brazen Head- The oldest pub in Ireland! OPEN SINCE 1198. How crazy is that?! It's like as if you just stepped into a time machine. This bar is super cozy, great atmosphere and funky decor. You have to visit while in Dublin!

8.Gunniess Storehouse- The number one visited place by tourists in Ireland.  This place is absolutely massive, and if you didn't like beer before you will now. It's a 7-story self tour through the factory. After finishing the tour, the top level is the Gravity Bar where you can see a panoramic view of Dublin through all glass windows while drinking a pint. 

9. Bewley's- The cutest cafe on Grafton Street! You can come here for a casual coffee or sit down for lunch or dinner in the back room or upstairs. Shimmering chandilers hang from the ceiling and the walls are covered in vintage floral print wallpaper.  They have the best scones I've ever had in my entire life. Also I highly recommend the Irish coffee. 

10. Trinity College- The most beautiful campus. My sister is attending graduate school here, and I swear it looks like Hogwarts or something. This is where you can find The Book of Kells (a 9th century gospel manuscript) in the Old Library if you're into historical things. 

 

Wearing faux fur coat from Topshop, black dress by James Perse, tights from H&M and booties by Rag&Bone

 

When In Rome....

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Totally fell in love with Italy. A world where gluten-free doesn't exist and it is totally necessary to try a new flavor of gelato everyday. One of my favorite areas in Rome is Via del Boschetto. This is a trendy neighborhood in an ancient city. It is packed with pop-up floral stores, handmade jewelry, and my all-time favorite: vintage stores. The vintage shopping here is unreal. You will find designer vintage treasures in every other store. I would of shopped a lot more than I did if I wasn't backpacking across the country, but I just HAD to have this coat the moment I saw it. It's vintage Yves Saint Laurent. YSL forever is my favorite designer, and my first love. This coat is a alpaca, mohair and wool blend. Since the brand makeover of YSL turned into Saint Laurent Paris in 2012 due to the new creative director, I actually melt every time I see a vintage YSL label. 

I found this coat at a small funky boutique, Pulp. And I still have nightmares about the Moschino floral sweater that I didn't end up buying. It'll probably haunt me for a couple more months to be completely honest. 

Coat worn with all black everythaaang underneath, and Nikes since I seriously just walked all over the city all day. I would never wear workout shoes with this coat, but it kinda looks street style hip in some weird way. Right?

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).