Friday, November 27, 2015

California Dreaming


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I for one did, and definitely made sure to eat to my heart's content. I'm currently back home in Santa Cruz and have been having a lovely time so far. Its been months since I was last home so it's nice to be back for a bit.

This shoot was actually taken a few days ago back when I was still down in LA. (it's currently 52 degrees right now and I can't even imagine wearing this same outfit here!)  For this look, my love for both my home state and '70s fashion have merged together to create a casual yet chic daytime ensemble. Denim, oversized sunglasses, and tan button front skirts have been some of my favorite recent trends, so it only made sense that I bring them together to create this vintage 70's/ boho hybrid. Speaking of which, it's about time I finally got my hands on a button up, faux-suede skirt - I have been seeing these everywhere and have desperately wanted one for ages.

Since it was a bit on the warmer side that day, I threw on my favorite pair of chunky brown heeled sandals. For those chillier days, however, I would recommend a cozy pair of tan OTK boots (click here for some inspo). Pairing denim and tan pieces together is great for when you want to rock a '70s-inspired look. For me, balancing the denim shirt with the rich tan heels, skirt and bag did the trick.

And on a random, final note: I'm so freaking ready for the Christmas season. This is honestly my favorite time of the year and I'm stoked. Let the countdown begin.

xo,
Sydney








Outfit Details

Denim top: Vintage Levi's (Similar)
Skirt: PacSun (Similar)
Sunglasses: ChloƩ
Shoes: Lulu's 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Home For The Holidays


Anybody else as excited for the holidays as I am? There are few things better than celebrating the season in comfort, and I for one can't wait to bundle up in my coziest layers while sipping hot chocolate watching my favorite holiday films at home. Aerie has helped me achieve just that, and I'm so excited to have taken part in College Fashionista's partnership with them! Featured is their hi-neck bralette, which I'm absolutely in love with. It's super cozy to lounge around in, but it can also be styled up to wear out and about. Pair it with your softest knit cardigan for ultimate comfort. 



Sunday, November 15, 2015

Cozy Luxe


I've been really into cozy outfits lately, and this time I wanted to assemble something that was a bit more on the glitzy side. A maxi cardigan with a touch of shimmer, nude ankle strap heels and some lovely gold accessories were able to do just that. The great thing about the cardigan especially is that while it's got that luxe sparkle, it's also incredibly comfortable and warm. Definitely perfect for the holidays. My fuzzy American Apparel crop top is also super soft as well - I love both this top and the sweater version of it! 

xo,
Sydney












Outfit Details

Top: American Apparel

Cardigan & Shoes: Target
Bracelet: The Limited
Jeans: PacSun
Bag: Coach

Friday, November 6, 2015

Cozy in California


Finally - some fall fashion on here! Only a few months late haha, but better late than never. As mentioned in my previous post, LA has finally started bringing in some consistent cooler weather and my wardrobe is slowly beginning to transition along with it. I absolutely love this sweater dress from Target - it fits like a charm and is also embellished with sequins for a pop of that lovely holiday shimmer. It paired perfectly with my over-the-knee Laurel boots from Public Desire - a chic pair of thigh highs that not only look fabulous with just about anything, but actually do a great job at keeping me warm! There really is nothing better than shoes that are just as comfortable as they are chic. I love paring OTK boots with big, cozy sweaters so expect this combination to make its way on here more often. 

Gold accessories are another favorite of mine, and it only seemed fitting that I throw some into this ensemble. A rose gold watch from Michael Kors, a bangle from the Limited and a super chic ring from Sophie Harper were the perfect picks, as they instantly add luxe touches to this otherwise cozy outfit. I actually got the ring from my Rocksbox set, and am amazed at how the stylist that put together my box was able to understand my style so well! If you're interested in getting it for yourself, go ahead and use my code "tokyoglitterxoxo" for your first month subscription free!

Lastly, on a completely unrelated note, Grimes released a new album today called Art Angels and it is absolutely amazing. As I'm typing this, I am literally on my third consecutive run of playing the album on repeat. Yes, guys, it's that good. I love Grimes and was already expecting an amazing album from her, but the actual product just blew my expectations out of the water. If you haven't heard it yet, I highly recommend you do.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

xo,
Sydney














Outfit Details

Sweater: Target (Similar)
Bag: Express

Thursday, November 5, 2015

When the Light Hits


Golden hour is my favorite time to do photoshoots. So when my boyfriend and I were able to capture it at its absolute prime for these pictures, we were quite pleased. I love this breezy, lace-up blouse from Cotton Candy LA as well as these denim shorts from H&M that I can pretty much pair with anything. I would say this look is pretty boho casual with a hint of edge.

 The weather has started cooling down a lot lately so this will probably be the last time you guys see me in shorts for at least a few shoots. I'm definitely not complaining though - I LOVE the colder weather we have been getting, and hope it continues for a while. It's really starting to feel like fall for once and I'm ecstatic. Bundling up, thick blankets, warm drinks - the list just goes on. 

xo,
Sydney




Outfit Details

Top: Cotton Candy LA
Shorts H&M
Shoes: Lulu's
Bag: Target