Bringing it Back

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Madewell Blouse / Cindy and Johnny Coat / Free People Boots / Topshop Jeans

As my return to Montreal quickly approaches (I go back next week!), I can’t help but reflect on simply how much my style has changed over the past year. Throughout the winter I made a strong, urban statement, with my docs, 90% black wardrobe, and a lot of leather. Returning to San Francisco for the summer (especially this summer, a small stylistic revival of the 70’s) completely shifted my wardrobe from dark to dreamy and ethereal, leaving me in a bit of fashion limbo as I prepare myself for the ’15 A/W season.

This outfit, though a little more retro than urban, is a small attempt to integrate these two looks I’ve possessed and loved. Pairing the mom jeans and the structured jacket with a peasant blouse and brown suede creates a nice fusion of boho and street, and I will continue to merge these starkly different strong stylistic feelings of mine for the rest of the season.

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Golden Hour

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Free People Sweater / Free People Jeans / Vintage Bolo Tie

Golden hour is my favorite time of day. Period.

Not only is it the best time of day to take pictures (see Exhibit A above), but it’s also the most hopeful time of day, anywhere in the world. Seeing everything drenched in a golden light gives me renewed inspiration every time I see it, and I’m sure that fact will stay true for as long as I live.

On an entirely different note, this vintage bolo tie that belongs to my father is my favorite piece of jewelry. Period.

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Photo Diary: Experimenting with Film

My mom’s old Minolta 35 mm film camera has been sitting on my shelf, virtually unused, for almost 5 years now. In April, upon arriving home with unlimited summer inspiration, I decided I would finally really break it out for some experimentation. Throughout the summer, I brought this trusty camera with me on all my adventures, only planning on taking a couple of photos on each excursion. Here are (some of) the results:

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Scan 16

Scan 6

Scan 18

Scan 30

Scan 12

Scan 20

Scan 27

Scan 4

 After 4 months of usage, it’s safe to say that I’ll be using this camera until it practically crumbles apart in my hands. I have grown to love using film on adventures, for many reasons. The primary reason? It truly allows you to enjoy the moment, taking in the experience rather than worrying about getting the perfect shot. If you’re not worrying about framing the perfect photograph, chances are the one picture you did take will capture the moment just perfectly.

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The Valley

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Free People Look

 Fall is quickly approaching – fall catalogs are filling our mailboxes, the Vogue September Issue cover was announced – and it’s really hard for me to think about anything else. I leave for school in two weeks, meaning I’m frantically trying to gather anything I may need for my fall look. Think suede, grays, and a hefty touch of 70’s flare.

I can’t wait to show you guys some of the looks I’ve been brainstorming – this Fall is going to be a good one!

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