OOTD | Sitting Up In My Room

Living in Los Angeles is starting to grow on me (just a little). I think it's mainly because of my apartment in Downtown LA. I love the hustle and bustle of the city life, the urban streets, graffiti and art, immense array of shopping, restaurants, nightlife and best of all everything is walking distance! Living in downtown is like a whole different world compared to the mountains and palm tress that you would mostly see here.

This outfit for me is perfect for a casual day in Downtown LA, especially if you are walking and exploring the area because it provides you with comfort for walking while looking uber stylish.



Sweater: H&M  | Boyfriend Jeans: Old Navy  | Booties: Charlotte Russe

I decided to make the red sweater is the focus of this outfit by muting my bottom pieces (the black booties and the jeans) and adding a highlight accentuate the top (i.e. the gold jewelry) and I think it came out great as I got a lot of compliments from people walking the street. I still wanted to add a bit of edge to this look (going for a downtown urban feel), so I thought these ripped boyfriend jeans would do that.

I call this look.... downtown living.

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Video Credits: 

Videographer: Joseph Reeves   | MUA: Johanna


CAPE Me Away: Fashion Collab x TOBI

Fall is here and I am SO EXCITED to pull out my stylish boots, coats and hats while coasting the LA  streets with my Starbucks in hand. This is my favorite season because I can really showcase my style and layering expertise, so when fashion powerhouse TOBI reached out to me to do a review I was uber excited!

TOBI is an online design label based in Los Angeles where LA is the source of their inspiration. What makes TOBI a unique online only retailer is that they design and develop all of their products and collections out of their downtown LA headquarters. With their quick garment productions from sketch done in only a few weeks, they are able to deliver the best of what’s now in LA.

What sealed the deal for me to work with this brand was their commitment to community service and scholarship with their TOBI Cares programs where they provide scholarships to deserving undergraduates, donate 1% of your purchase to a charity of your choice and sponsor and volunteer with many community organizations. A company that has affordable and amazing fashion pieces that supports the community is one that I can support wholeheartedly.

                                                         :: OUTFIT DETAILS::                     Cape Blazer :  TOBI.com  |  Sheer Blouse : Zara |  Boyfriend Jeans : Old Navy                                                        Nude Pumps : Michael Kors

                                                         :: OUTFIT DETAILS::

                  Cape Blazer: TOBI.com | Sheer Blouse: Zara | Boyfriend Jeans: Old Navy

                                                     Nude Pumps: Michael Kors

TOBI sent me their Garrison Cape Blazer which was a perfect addition to my Fall wardrobe collection. I have been wanting a cape blazer for the longest time because I love how they add an extra flair to a simple day causal look (as seen in the pics) or add drama to a night on the town look. 


I wanted the focus to be all about the cape blazer because the red is such a statement piece, so I paired it with a sheer brown button up, boyfriend ripped jeans and my nude heels. I added the gold necklaces for added flair.


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Photographer: Donald Franklin dfportrait.com

Makeup: Claire Gonella clairegonella.com


Graffiti Chic: COCoA-ine Jane


Bandage Dress: Miss Guided | Blazer: Old Navy | Heels: Traffic Shoe

 Necklace: Etsy | Aviators: Ray-Ban

So my OBSESSION with graffiti street art continues! Don't you just love it though? Seeing the finished product and how everything comes together makes this shit so dope to me. I have a niche for finding beauty in the most random places (thinking outside the box is my trade.)

Okay so when I bought this dress, I didn't know that it was going to be this short (LOL) like literally- this could be a shirt. When we were taking the photos, I kept pulling it down to make it shorter, so needless to say, I will be donating this dress (*sigh*). However, I LOVE this look and although Easter isn't here yet, I decided to wear white and I think I looked damn good in it (forget the stereotypes boo- just do you!) What drew me to this dress is the detail-I love the gold buttons on the side and the impromptu split. I decided to add the gold blazer to make the look pop and stand out, but then decided on the black accessories (shoes & clutch) to bring everything together.

When deciding on your look for the day, it is okay to go all out with your clothes and have your accessories tone down your look so everything blends together or vice versa. It's all about knowing what looks good on you and how to pair your details so your overall look is somewhat polish and not just all over the place.