Simplified Intentions

It’s no surprise that apart from my general black and white go-to attire, I’m stocked up on the basic essentials. Vintage tee, moto jacket, worn in- denim and the perfect black boots, anyone? As we sift through our closets on the daily while repeatedly saying to ourselves “I have nothing to wear,” we forget that we can make a killer outfit even with pieces on repeat. And as part of my new year resolution: to simplify and destress whenever possible, this keeps to that promise and makes life a whole lot easier.

Leather Jacket (similar) // vintage tee (similar) // denim // black boot (similar)

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What Sunday’s Are Made Of

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The perfect Sunday consisted of a decadent brunch and all things vintage shopping. To fuel up for the day with the ladies, we took quick detour to Sqirl, located in Silverlake, CA. This place is fan-tas-tic! No wonder there’s always a line out the door for this vegan-friendly restaurant. They cook up a mean Pesto Rice Bowl (pictured) as well as rich pastries, lattes and a variety of toasts, avocado toast included. The bowl was devoured before I had a moment to breathe and needless to say, I’ll be back (too) soon.

 

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WILD THRILL

With all of the craziness that’s going on in my life with my last semester at school, my internship at Nasty Gal, my job at Zara and continuing to pursue music with shows and whatnot, my life often seems like one HUGE blur. Regardless of how much I spread myself, and although very exhausting, it’s been rewarding and quite a thrill! The colors of the vintage top reflect the craziness of my life and the need to find a little piece of serenity in a place like this.
Photos taken by Crystal Chacon.

Vintage top/ Forever21 Pleather pants/ Shoes via Nasty Gal/ Bolos Hat via Nasty Gal

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VINTAGE EXTRAVAGANZA

A Current Affair Pop-up vintage marketplace was an extraordinary event, to say the least. Not only did we awe at the deliciously curated collections but we snatched up whatever we could at the early showing.

Alan hit “gold” when he found a vintage moto jacket, truly made to fit, found at @Trustfund21.Trustfund21 was mine and Alan’s favorite store by far as we not only picked up his moto jacket, I picked up some fabulous baubles as well! I’ll be sure to pick up some more vintage pieces on their Etsy site. (photos 2-7)

Next stop was The Goods <3 NY. Their beautiful collection of vintage Chanel was spectacular and their jewelry was meant to be bought by the stack! (photos 8-10)

Not too far later, we were drawn to Ordunadesign and her meticulously hand crafted metal and leather masterpieces. Not only were we interested in her craft, we were amazed by her history in the business. Beth Orduna, designer and creator, had been in the game for 2 decades and pioneered such innovations such as pearls on leather, tattered silk-wrapped gems, and reticulated metals with a Mexican influence. (photos 11-15)

Jessica Seaton‘s jewelry was to die for! I picked up 3 of her golden hand sculpted rings all to create one perfect stack of art. Her jewelry was beautifully displayed and I’m looking forward to more of her amazing pieces in the future. (photos 16-20)

When it comes to sunglasses, The Guise Archives  had it all! From classic frames to vintage Persol, Alan had a blast trying them all on. We definitely know where to find our next one-of-a kind frames. (photos 21-24)

Our last few stops included the free spirited Adored Vintage (photos 25-27), Salvage Life (photos 31-33) where I picked up a vintage sequence top, and finally Marie Monsod (photos 28-30) where I found the most amazing golden bag. I must say that our experience at our first ever A Current Affair was one to remember; A place where we enjoyed the company of the humble and artful owners, friendly bartenders, and fellow vintage lovers.

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AT A STAND STILL

The mornings in SD are much more calm and relaxing than the fast paced life in the LA area. It’s a place where people say “Hello, how are you?” and sincerely mean it, unlike the inevitable repertoire of responses we have to such greetings here in LA. Sometimes its a breath of fresh air to to wake up in a different city, to catch a glimpse of the beautiful scenery and just breathe, or shall i say, remain at ‘a stand still’. We tried to capture that subdued essence in our photos over the weekend.

As a Real Estate Agent, Alan often has to work on weekends showing houses. This weekend I had the opportunity to tag along with him at a breathtaking $2.75million dollar listing in Rancho Santa Fe, SD. We couldn’t resist taking a few snapshots in the gorgeous house! Soon after his work was done, we went over to Hillcrest to do some major vintage shopping damage.

Alexa: Zara Jumpsuit/ Zara basic sling back

Alan: Zara Cotton shirt/ Maroon 511 Levi’s/ Ben Sherman Clifton Zip ankle boots

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