September 18, 2015



As I write this from my new NYC apartment, this post is a farewell to California. While spending the past few years tottering between life in New York City and Carmel, California, I decided I had to pick a side. And New York won.

And while life on this coast is certainly more challenging in many ways (no one ever claims New York as being an easy city to live in), the easy way out never seemed like the better option for me.

So in the forests that acted as our after school playground, and on the beaches that raised me, this is my last shoot in California. I’m wearing a black velvet ATM dress, Saint Laurent lace up boots, vintage Oliver Peoples shades, a vintage Gucci backpack, Caydence Arellano jewelry, and my quartz crystal pendant for good luck.

click to shop the look: dress, boots, backpack (similar), necklace, sunglasses (similar), rings and bracelet





  • Reply signe September 22, 2015 at 12:22 PM

    Great photos! I know what you mean about NYC not being an easy place to live. I lasted 4 months in Manhattan before I had to return to Chicago (and then to Germany).
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  • Reply Nora September 21, 2015 at 1:29 AM

    That dress is stunning and wishing you all the best with your new chapter in NYC! Can’t wait to see photos.


  • Reply Seerlee September 21, 2015 at 12:24 AM

    Loving the vibe of this post. Best of luck in NYC. xx

  • Reply Sah September 20, 2015 at 11:50 PM

    looking forward to what putting roots down in NYC does for you

    Sah xx

  • Reply Feyi A September 20, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    Amazing post!
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  • Reply M&MFASHIONBITES September 20, 2015 at 3:00 PM

    Nice photos :)
    Maria V.

  • Reply sanssouci September 19, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Great background variety! Beautiful outfit too, nice length!

  • Reply Style Tomes September 19, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    That dress is superb! Love the velvet! Also, the location is bomb. I love Cali.

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  • Reply Alanda September 19, 2015 at 10:44 AM

    I hope New York is treating you well babe though I bet is it with all that shopping ah. Can’t wait to see more posts. Also loving the all black outfit

    Much love

  • Reply Raysa Garcia September 19, 2015 at 1:56 AM

    What a beautiful shots!! I used to live in NYC , I really liked it. I want to move back there in the future. ^_^
    Love your cute black dress Is simply , yet beautiful!
    Wish you the best in NYC!
    Xox, Raysa

  • Reply Iman Rivera September 18, 2015 at 1:22 PM

    Photos on your blog – INCREDIBLE ! !

  • Reply Zauni September 18, 2015 at 12:06 PM

    I love this “the easy way out never seemed like the better option for me.” Boss. I agree with that. Congratulations on your move, I’m sure NY will be great to you.


  • Reply Liz September 18, 2015 at 12:02 PM

    gorgeous pics

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