Urban Textures

stripes + leopard
leather mini
Karen Walker Anytime sunglasses
Saint James shirt (similar here), ASOS skirt, Converse, Madewell clutch (similar here), Karen Walker sunglasses, Hirotaka earring
Photos by David Ou

Pairing some old favorites with my ultimate sale find of the season: this faux leather skirt. A surprising amount of my purchases this season have been impulse buys (compared to my signature overly calculated purchases)— and equally surprisingly, all of them have been classic pieces that I can count on season after season. Have you guys been making the sale rounds? 



Helmut Lang asymmetrical bra
Brandy Melville tee, vintage shirt (similar here), Zara shorts (similar here) & boots (similar here), Helmut Lang bralette, Karen Walker sunglasses
Photos by David Ou

This asymmetrical bralette is everything. My love for bralettes has long been documented here on the blog, and the straps on this are the exact balance between understated and attention grabbing— just enough to make you do a double take. Perfect for casual weekend outfits that need that extra oomph.

In other news, a huge thank you to Rachel and the Brit + Co team for including me in their roundup of the most fashionable Instagram accounts! Such an honor to be featured among blogger heavyweights, including some of my absolute favorites. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram here!


Shades of Summer

oversized button up
Karen Walker Anytime
Photos by David Ou

From cornflower blue nail polish (my current obsession is Essie's Bikini So Teeny) to shades of chambray and placid blue, I'm majorly drawn to anything pale-blue-toned this season. For someone who consistently shies away from color, there's just something so fresh about a clean blue shade for summer. It pairs surprisingly well with a black, white + denim wardrobe (just see my Wanelo story), and this oversized button-up definitely won't be my last foray into this color. 


White Hot

cutout bralette
Karen Walker Anytime
white boyfriend jeans
H&M tee, Zara jeans (on sale; similar here), C-Label heels, ASOS bralette (similar here), Forever21 necklace, Karen Walker sunglasses
Photos by David Ou

White playing a prominent role in my #ootd once again, courtesy of these destroyed boyfriend jeans— my sale find of the season. I've had my other pair of white jeans (seen in my last post) for years and years after scoring them during after-holiday sale season for a mere five bucks. They sat untouched for a good year until I decided to pull them out again this spring, and now I wear them more often than my regular jeans. They'll be getting a much needed reprieve with this pair now on high rotation!

Hope everyone has a safe and fun fourth! Dreaming of skipping town and taking a road trip down the coast like I did last year...