Monday, July 27, 2015

Dress It Down

Dress It Down 1 Dress It Down  2 Dress It Down 3 Dress It Down 4 Dress It Down 5 Dress It Down 6 Dress It Down 7 Dress It Down 8 Wearing:
Vintage dress from the 70s
Steve Madden "Graanie" boots
Vintage quilted purse
Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in crush
Location: Sonoma
Photos by Amber

I love wearing boots with dresses.  It's an easy way to dress down a look.

This outfit is kind of Fall-ish.  I've worn it countless times off the blog.  This last time I wore it, I met up with Amber.  We shot these photos at one of my favorite parks here in the valley.   The oak trees and hills make for a beautiful backdrop.

xo  Azu

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Summer Staple

Summer Staple 1 Summer Staple 2 Summer Staple 3 Summer Staple 4 Summer Staple 5 Wearing:
ASOS crop top
ASOS mid denim button through midi skirt
Topshop 2 part geek sandals
Barney's wicker bag
Dolce and Gabbana almond flower sunglasses
Estee Lauder "Stay Scarlet" lipstick

I've been wearing this denim skirt a lot this summer, much like I did last summer.  I purchased it in a set with a matching crop top.  Its become a staple in my closet, much like this eyelet top, these sandals, and my wicker bag.

I feel like my style becomes far more casual in the summertime.  It's all about comfort when the weather starts getting warmer :)

xo  Azu

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

4th of July Outfit

4th of July Outfit 1 4th of July Outfit 2 4th of July Outfit 3 4th of July Outfit 4 4th of July Outfit 5 4th of July Outfit 6 Wearing:
ASOS 90s crop top
Topshop American Flag shorts
Dollhouse bow pumps
ASOS leather baseball cap
MAC "Rebel" lipstick

For those of you living in this beautiful country, happy (belated) fourth of July!  So sorry for how late this post is.  But it's better late than never, right?

Although I've worn this outfit a number of times, I didn't actually wear this on the fourth. I wore it long before that. I didn't get around to getting my picture taken of my outfit that day. Which is more than okay because I was enjoying one of my favorite holidays.  Picture taking can be kind of a hassle sometimes.  I always try my hardest to make it happen.

I've always wanted to ask you guys something.  What do you think of wearing the American flag print?  The past 4 years I've seen flag print become trendy.   Do you think it's a cute trend or do you find it insulting?  I personally think there's nothing wrong with wearing it.  As long as it's not a full on flag that you cut apart to make into a piece of clothing, it's fine.  Do you agree or disagree?

xo  Azu

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Take Me Back

Take Me Back 1 Take Me Back 2 Take Me Back 3 Take Me Back 4 Take Me Back 5 Take Me Back 6 Take Me Back 7 Take Me Back 8 Take Me Back 9 Take Me Back 10 Take Me Back 11 Take Me Back 12 Wearing:
Maxstudio blouse
BCBG bermuda shorts
Steve Madden sandals
MAC "Impassioned" lipstick
Essie nail polish in "Peach Daiquiri" and "Ballet Slippers" on my toes

Do you ever look back at old blog posts (or for my non-blogger friends, do you look back at old pictures) and wish you were there?  Earlier this year, I did that.  I began to look at my old self and compare where I am now to where I was back then.  At first I was a little sad to see how much tanner I was in photos.  And I loved how I had less scars on my body (especially on my knees).  I'm ashamed to admit this, but I even went so far as to criticize my own body through photos.

It got to a point where I was looking at pictures of myself pre-blog, then at pictures of myself when I was little.  Everything was so much more simple when I was younger.  I seemed happier.  I seemed to be free of any worldly troubles.

While digging through some 20 year old photos, I had to stop myself.  I immediately remembered a quote my friend told me about when I was in college.  "Look back, don't stare" was her favorite quote. To her it meant that it's perfectly fine to look at your past...but don't dwell on it and move on.  I thought that was perfect.

It is way too easy to get stuck in the past, isn't it?  "Look back, don't stare" is a great reminder that I need to keep moving on with my life and let the past go.

xo  Azu

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Palm Print

Palm Print 1 Palm Print 2 Palm Print 3 Palm Print 4 Palm Print 5 Palm Print 6 Palm Print 7 Palm Print 8 Palm Print 9
Forever 21 palm print crop top
BDG shorts from Urban Outfitters
Topshop "Nelly" sandals (The sole is made of wood, but are SO comfy!)
Topshop hat
XOXO fringe bag (circa 2003)
MAC lipstick in "Watch Me Simmer"

About two weeks ago, Amber and I met up at the Farmer's Market in Sonoma.  What a beautiful day it turned out to be.  Cloudy the entire day, but warm and breezy.  It was the perfect opportunity to shoot some pictures of our outfits.

Although I planned to wear a different outfit, I ended up wearing this boho inspired look instead.  You've already seen this adorable floppy hat from Topshop.  I can't stop wearing it :)  I also wore this leather fringe bag that I bought when I was in High School.  The intricate flower embroidery is what prevented me from tossing this bag ages ago.

xo  Azu

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Orange Casual

Orange Casual 1 Orange Casual 2 Orange Casual  3 Orange Casual 4 Orange Casual 5 Orange Casual 6 Orange Casual 7 Orange Casual 8 Orange Casual 9 Orange Casual 10 Wearing:
Dolce and Gabbana almond flower sunglasses
ASOS top
AG Jeans "The Stilt"
Barney's wicker bag
Topshop sandals
MAC lipstick in "Captive"

It was such a bright beautiful day when we took these pictures.  So bright, that shooting in an alley gave me the perfect lighting.  I had to avoid all direct sunlight.  I didn't want the true color of this top to be washed out with too much light.  That way you guys get to see this orange hue better.

The color of this blouse is described by ASOS as burnt orange.  I love the long exaggerated collar and the cascading ruffles.  Even though it's boxy, it's sheer.  And that gives this top so much more depth and wearability.

I'm also wearing my second pair of almond flower sunglasses from Dolce and Gabbana.  These are the tortoise shell ones.  I'm kind of crazy about them.  I love both the original black ones (last seen here) and these that I'm wearing.

Have a wonderful weekend :)

xo  Azu