Thursday, May 31, 2012

Dinner With Ali Strange

I had a fun and tasty early dinner with my dear friend Ali Strange tonight. We noshed on hotdogs, vegan and beef, respectively, and chatted about life. Oh and my little VW is running again! 

Blouse - Gold Seam
High waisted jeans - UO
Purse - Romwe
Glasses - borrowed from Ms. Strange!

Fortuitously I met this incredible lady at Coachella a couple years ago. She was vibrant, sassy, creative, crazy stylish and I wanted to know everything about her instantly. Unfortunately she lived in LA at the time and our magical weekend together ended abruptly and we were forced to connect via Facebook. Lucky for me the all mighty Ali Strange moved to Reno last year! 
Ali just launched her own swimsuit line - Ali Strange Bikinis. She is a freaking wizard in the swim world. You can follow her here on Facebook. Her official website will be up and running next week. You can order from her Facebook now or wait until the full site is up and running. I'll post the link to her new website as soon as it's available. I encourage you all to order a custom, one-of-a-kind Ali Strange bikini!  She is a featured "RAW artist" for the Reno area and will be putting on a fashion show. I'm honored she asked me to help out backstage dotting i's and crossing t's. It's going to be a bitchin' time. Don't wait to buy tickets, as the price will increase starting Monday. Learn more and buy tickets here

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Gold Seam Vintage

I had the pleasure of meeting a charming new small business owner yesterday afternoon. Her name is Megan "Megs" Matthers and she is the face behind Gold Seam Vintage located inside the NeverEnder in the midtown area of Reno. Gold Seam is a vintage lovers paradise. There is truly something for everyone - incredible vintage dresses, skirts, shorts, blouses, shoes, boots, sunglasses and scarves. In addition to the one-of-a-kind vintage clothing, she has an assortment of odds and ends such as typewriters, suitcases, gloves, teapots, cameras, nicknacks and darling potted plants.
I scored an incredible high collared, sleeveless, pleated top and the perfect red dress which i'm wearing as I type this. My adorable friend Michelle walked out in an entirely different outfit then she arrived in.
Megs carefully scoured the Reno area for years collecting and gathering all of these unique treasures. With only 24 years of life under her belt, she is truly an inspiration. I cannot wait to see the success of this shop and where she goes from here.    
She has a ton of stock that will go fast so come in early and often to see what's new. Her shop is absolutely adorable. These iPhone photos don't do the clothing racks justice due to space/lighting/camera issues so I encourage you to go in and see for yourself. 
Gold Seam Vintage
119 Thoma Street
Reno, NV 89501

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Life 2.0

Life feels like a dream right now. I graduated college! I'm still tipsy from my incredible weekend. 
Today my roommates and I went on a little bike ride along the west shore of Lake Tahoe. They kicked my ass. At one point I opted to hang out on a beach while they hill-climbed their little hearts out. I think it's safe to say my cycling legs are no longer present. 

Ahhh my Wildfox x Jeffrey Campbell collabs arrived today!
Trust No Bitch Tee - Nikki Lipstick
Cross of St. Peter Leggings - Black Milk Clothing
Wildfox x Jeffrey Campbell Ballets Platforms - Solestruck
Beanie - UO

Oh and here's cute Josh the ass kicking cyclist. He was kind enough to snap these photos for me so I turned the camera on him.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Two Volumes, One Book

Hip hip! My best friend is getting married! We found the most beautiful venue in Graeagle, California yesterday. I'm in charge of the bachelorette party, naturally. This place is seriously magical. 

V neck - Victoria's Secret
Cathedral leggings - Black Milk Clothing
Wooden platforms - Kenny Loves Penny

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Has anyone else seen the new TJ Maxx commercials? They go on and on about being a "Maxxinista." First of all, you're annoying. Second, half the time the darling clothes the models are wearing in the commercial aren't even available at TJ Maxx. I'm getting off track here. My mom and I were sprinting though said store last weekend and I pulled this spotted high-low blouse off the rack without thinking twice. Pretty great, eh? So does that make a Maxxinista? 

High-low blouse - TJ Maxx
High waisted jeans - UO

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Fair Weather Friend

Mom and I went on a mini road trip to Stockton, CA to adopt some handsome bunny brothers. We were so giddy the whole way. I don't think I can accurately express how much we love baby bunnies. The people we bought them from were not the best and the whole place seemed a little off. We had to get those babies out of there though. We had an excellent car ride home loving and snuggling our new friends. Our smallest bunny got sick suddenly. My mom and I raced to the animal emergency center but it was too late. Our handsome boy was too weak. We cried and cried. We still have brother bunny but are so deeply saddened over the loss of the baby brother. At least we gave him a really great last day. So here are some shots we took along the way. Our angel bunny is the spotted one and our alive and well bunny is the grey/brown fellow. We've officially named him ducky. 

Blouse - Tea n Tulips

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Of Mice And Men

Mom and I are on a mission to get a new pet bunny. We found a big ol' cage on Craigslist for practically nothing. Turns out the hardest part is finding a miniature lop breeder. On our hunt we found some darlin' fluffy friends. I feel like Lenny in Of Mice and Men when I handle tiny creatures like these. I'm so scared I'm going to love and squeeze them to death! Ah! 
Polka dot dress - Tea n Tulips
Tired eyes - finals