Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Love / T shirt and Jeans

Love 1 Love 2 Love 3 Love 4 Love 5 Love 6 Love 7 Love 8 Love 9 Love 10 Wearing:
Saks Fifth sequin beret
Vintage Saint Laurent cardigan
Sincerely Jules "I say yes to love" t shirt
Citizens jeans
Topshop Jenna pumps
Mac Girl About Town lipstick

"There's nothing like a song about lost love to remind you how everything precious can slip from the hinges where you've hung it so careful."

I've been all about inspirational quotes lately.  Especially ones about love.

Last week, I found out that a friend of mine passed away.  It completely crushed me.  I still can't believe he's gone.  The week prior to that, my Mustang was wrecked, and two weeks before that I left a relationship that was killing me. These events have reminded me how important it is to love myself again, how important it is to love others, and I'm learning who is really there for me during these tough times.

It feels like everything went by so fast.   My body has physically gone through the motions but my mind is still trying to process everything that has happened.  I've felt a roller coaster of emotions.  But emotions, I've learned are a good thing.  I've been here before.  Felt these low times.  The good thing is that I'm stronger and older (and hopefully wiser).

As the days get longer, so does my lust for sunshine.  Every day I make sure to let the warm sun hit my skin.  Even if it's just on my morning run.  It's these little things that are keeping me happy and feeling safe.  It's what's helping me stay positive while I adjust to this new phase of my life.

xo  Azu

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Pink Coat

Pink Coat 1 Pink Coat 2 Pink Coat 3 Pink Coat 4 Pink Coat 5 Pink Coat 6 Pink Coat 7 Wearing:
Tulle pink coat (via Nordstrom)
ASOS lace middi dress
Steve Madden boots
Vintage Dooney & Bourke purse
YSL Ultimate Beige lipstick
Location: Sonoma

Photos by Amber

Even though it's Spring, on most afternoons it's not warm enough to go out without a warm coat.  I wore this outfit when I hung out with Amber last.

You might have noticed I got a haircut.  I actually got it done in March.  It's grown out already about an inch or two.  And I'm still not used to it.  Lately I've just been wearing my hair up so the length doesn't really bother me.  But I do miss my long, messy hair.  I can't wait for it to grow out.

xo  Azu

Monday, April 4, 2016

Black and Ivory

Black and white 1 Black and White 2 Black and White 3 Black and White 4 Black and White 5 Black and White 6

Wearing:
Vintage coat
Joe's Jeans
Ralph Lauren top
Faux pearl headband
Dior sunglasses
Mac Fresh Moroccan lipstick

I've worn this outfit dozens of times because it's such an easy look.  It's just a black top, black pant, boots, and a big coat.

The first four photos are recent.  The last two are actually from a year and a half ago.  I just never posted them.

xo  Azu

Friday, March 25, 2016

Bell Sleeves / Spring Dress

Spring Dress 1 Spring Dress 2 Spring Dress 3 Spring Dress 4 Spring Dress 5 Spring Dress 6 Spring Dress 7 Wearing:
SheIn Bell Sleeved dress c/o
Faux fur coat
Vintage boots
Forever 21 quilted velvet purse
Dolce and Gabbana almond flower sunglasses
Lipstick: Mac Captive
Location: Sonoma

Just a quick outfit post today :)  Hope you guys have a great weekend...and happy Easter!

xo  Azu

Monday, March 21, 2016

Berry

Berry 1 Berry 2 Berry 3 Berry 4 Berry 5 Berry 6 Berry 7 Berry 8 Berry 9 Berry  10 Wearing:
Vintage top
Topshop jeans
Topshop strawberry purse
Topshop sandals
Prada sunglasses
Estee Lauder Stay Scarlet lipstick
Location: South Lake Tahoe, Ca

When I first saw this bag last year, I fell in love with it.  I have a thing for wicker bags and sweet summer fruit.  So this bag was a must have for me.  The shape of it allows me to stuff it with all my essentials for the day.

Anyway, I wear at least one vintage piece of clothing almost every day.  I don't mean to do it.  I just happen to have a lot of vintage pieces (which I love!  Vintage is the best).   This blouse is another gem that my mom gave to me that she used to wear when she was younger.

Have a great week :)

xo  Azu

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Flares and Lace (vintage 70s jeans with a modern take)

Flares and Lace 1 Flares and Lace 2 Flares and Lace 3 Flares and Lace 4 Flares and Lace 5 Flares and Lace 6 Flares and Lace 7 Flares and Lace 8 Flares and Lace 9 Flares and Lace 10 Flares and Lace 11 Flares and Lace 12 Flares and Lace 13 Wearing:
Forever 21 lace bell sleeve top
Vintage bell bottoms
Rebecca Minkoff sandals
Dolce and Gabbana almond flower sunglasses
Mac Up the Amp lipstick
D&G wallet

Just before the leaves started to fall and not long before the snow fell, I took a trip to Lake Tahoe.  This was of course, months before this last trip to Tahoe (from the previous posts).  It was kind of a kiss goodbye to a long and beautiful summer.

It was late September and unusually warm throughout this visit.  Knowing I would be doing a lot of walking, I prepared my outfit.  I wore my lace crop top from Forever 21 and  comfortable flats.  I also wore these amazing flared jeans that belonged to my mother.  She bought them in the 70s.  They're so unique!  I'm really glad she decided to keep them for so long.  And I was overjoyed when she handed them down to me.

When I was walking down a busy street, some guy yelled out "Hey, the 70s called...they want their jeans back!"  I couldn't help but laugh with him.  I was also a little impressed that he knew the era my jeans were from.

Do any of you own any vintage pieces?  Any from the 70s?

xo  Azu