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Spring in Winter.

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One of my absolute favorite things I like to do is visit the flower market once (or even twice) a week to pick up fresh flowers. I like to go early in the morning, around 7-7:30 am, to beat the crowd around 10 but really to get the best flowers.

The L.A. flower district in downtown is the best place to get flowers at such an inexpensive price plus it’s such a treat being surrounded by so many pretty little flowers… it’s always an instagram moment for me! It might be a little overwhelming when you first visit because there’s dozens & dozens of vendors but if you go often, like I do, you’ll quickly learn who the best vendors are. Trust, you won’t be disappointed.

Tips (to visiting the flower district/market)

  • Arrive early (anywhere between 7:00-8:30am). You’ll avoid big crowds, not finding parking and best of all, you’ll get first dibs on picking the freshest flowers!
  • Have a checklist of the flowers you’re looking for. Otherwise, you’ll waste time going around in circles.
  • Have cash. Most of these vendors only take cash so come cash ready. Don’t fret, there’s usually an ATM machine outside but I wouldn’t rely on them as they often are out of service. So come prepared with cash.
  • Wear flat shoes. Try avoiding wearing heels as the floors tend to be slippery because it’s wet. You don’t want to slip and fall.
  • Lastly, bring a little cart with wheels (if you’re buying a lot of flowers) or a bag like the one I’m wearing in this post, a tote bag works too. This will come in handy to put the flowers in. Before I learned to bring a bag, I used to go without one and boy did I struggle. I would buy between 3-5 bundles of flowers and would have to carry them in my hand making it hard to check out anything else.
  • One last tip…. take photos! They make the prettiest photos!

Making flower arrangements is definitely one of my hobbies. It helps me feel inspired and keeps me calm if I’m feeling stressed out. I’m really considering opening a cute little flower shop in the future… I’m dreaming BIG!

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Jacket: J.Crew
Top: Babaton via Aritzia
Jeans: Free People
Booties: Isabel Marant (best investment booties ever!!)
Bag: Céline
Flower bag: Joie
Sunglasses: Raen
Lipstick: YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in 8

my style

Checkmate.

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Been a little too into the whole ‘wrap around jacket around your waist’ look lately… I’ve always been a fan, but seems like these last few months I’ve been drawn to reach out for my plaid shirt, denim or leather jacket to wrap around even more! Something about it adds a cool detail. It has such a ‘I don’t care’ kinda vibe which I appreciate.

Anyway, this knitted dress was the perfect bold piece to make a statement- it help me stay warm while it was easy to transition from day to night with just a pair of strappy heels! I was having a bad hair day where I didn’t feel like wearing it down, so I thought wearing it in a cool rope-like pony tail would be the perfect touch! It completed the 90′s look!

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Dress: 3.1 Phillip Lim via Neiman Marcus
Denim jacket: J Crew
Boots: Isabel Marant
Shades: Ray Ban

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Camo x Lace.

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One of my favorite things to do with my wardrobe is mixing different prints, textures and colors. Finding the right things to complement each other can be tricky so I try to work around one main thing I want to focus on. For this look, I wanted the camo pants to do all the talking so I knew I wanted everything else to be of a dark color palette so that the main focus was the pants.

Although black can be pretty boring at times, I figured the camo itself was already fun, bold and loud enough that a black blouse wouldn’t look too plain with the pants. Then, I thought a lace black blouse would be genius to go with it! It added some softness, texture and eclectic-ness to the overall look! The little details like the layered necklaces and fuchsia bag add the right amount of New York coolness!

For one of the shows I attended, I wore this outfit minus the boots! I wore this look with my studded valentino’s for more of a feminine look… I switched them out after I realized I had to walk for the remainder of the day! Oh the New York life- always have to carry an extra pair of flat shoes in my bag!

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Pants: J Crew
Blouse: Joie
Leather Jacket: Anine Bing
Necklace: Lionette + Asos
Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim
Boots: Balenciaga
Sunglasses: Sabre