I’m in LOVE with ROXY! I don’t think I’ve ever loved a “thing” as much as I do my new favorite crossbody handbag. I just think she’s the most adorable handbag in the world. If I can’t have fun with fashion, then I don’t want to be a style blogger!! Honestly, she was a bit of a splurge, but I just couldn’t help myself (use code SPICEITUP for an additional 25% off). Some people have pets, I have Roxy 🙂
Asides, proclaiming my love for Roxy, I love being on spring break. I know it’s Thursday and it’s my first post of the week, but I’ve been “relaxing” or at least trying to. Although, I would have preferred to be on vacation, I’ve been laying low at home. Most days I’ve been catching up on more reading and I saw season one of Stranger Things – so creepy. I know I’m behind on popular culture, but that’s what break is all about, right?!
Back to spring fashion! I’ve also done a lot of spring cleaning and listed a bunch of items in my closet. A good closet clean is great because I’m trying to wear my clothes as much as possible without buying new items. While doing so, I found my pins and spruced up my denim jacket. How cute is this cassette pin my sister got me from Paris last year! I’m obsessed. And this blue nail polish is from Paris too. The lizard is from Greece and the flower pin is from an old Nanette Lepore jacket that I’ve had for years. I don’t think Roxy minds sharing this outfit post with those friends. Now, if only spring break would last forever…
Kate Spade: Whimsies T-Rex Crossbody Handbag // Marc Jacobs: Round Sunglasses // BarIII: Dress (option) // GAP: Collarless Denim Jacket (option) // Converse: Chuck Taylor // Cassette Pin: (option) // Lizard Pin: (option) // Flower Pin: (option)
Photography: Samantha Kramer
Hello there HAMR readers! Sorry I’ve been MIA for a while, but I’m writing this post from Melbourne, Australia (hence the wild stripes inspired dress)!!! School ended last week and I was getting ready for the trip. When it was time to finally depart Chicago, we had so many delays taking off and even when landing in L.A. My parents and I ended up missing our connection flight to Melbourne, but the airline had already set us up at a hotel room for the night. Although we were sad we weren’t leaving, we decided to make the best out of the situation. We ended up ordering room service at 2 A.M. and then blissfully falling asleep.
The next day, we had breakfast and then I found the pool. I knew that in Melbourne it was going to be fall/winter, but as I’ve learned from traveling all these years and so many lost luggage situations, I always put a swimsuit in my carry-on bag. So when I was packing, everybody thought I was crazy when I said I was packing one, but boy did it come in handy in L.A. A couple of hours in the sun and meeting some guests at the hotel turned into a great day. One of my goals while traveling and life goal now is to calm down in situations where I might get upset and to just breathe. So when the original flying plans changed, we took those lemons, drank some lemonade and made the best out of the situation.
Right now, I’m typing in my little sister’s kitchen while my niece plays with her toys. As you can see, I finally made it safely. It’s been a year and a half since I last saw my sister and I finally met my seven month old niece. It’s much better in real life then just seeing her on FaceTime. Holding my niece and giving her kisses is my favorite! I’m really happy I’m here and everybody is together.
I’m not sure how my blogging schedule will look like while I’m here for a month, but I will do my best to live blog or if worst comes to worst, you’ll just read a ton of posts in July! These were the last outfit photos I took before I left – thanks Samantha Kramer!
Fresh Haircut: Solo Salon // Dress: Bar III (option) // Shoes: Dolce Vita (option) // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban