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Nerd or Bohemian?

    Here is just a sneak peek into my shoot for Blue Bird! Both images shot by the amazing Carmen Chan! I'm diggin both looks very much. One screams NERD while the other is totally boho rocker chic. Equally hot, but I'm definitely leaning towards the nerd look on this one only because I love a good pair of rimmed glasses, a worn out pair of Chucks, and a satchel cool enough to stuff all the best books in. What about you? What style would you sport this coming Spring?

    UPDATE: two new pics to preview :) Hope you like!

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Clowning Around

    (Vintage blazer, Hallelu dress, Cole Haan boots, Free People sunglasses, Bally bag)

    This year has definitely been off to a great start. I got to work with a ton of great people, make new friends, and catch up with some old ones. This past week, I got to shoot the Olsenboye Spring campaign, directed by the amazing Steven Baillie, as well as work on a few other projects! The Olsenboye video series will be launching in March. I had the best time! I cannot wait to share with you all the details, along with some killer photos. I ended my crazy week with a relaxing, but totally fun evening out and about by the Santa Monica pier. I was browsing H&M on 3rd street when a woman with a camera and a business card came up to me. First thought was "uh oh" hehe because I usually always get awkward when recognized. But she happened to be the very sweet Alkisti hailing from Greece and creator/photographer of the street style website, Streetgeist! I am a total fan of her website and was shocked that she introduced herself and wanted to snap a few photos of me and my sister for her site! Her photography is amazing and I cannot wait to see our final shots! As the sun was setting, my sister and I ventured over to the Pier to meet an old friend. We got some sweet shots. There was clown passing by and I had to take at least one snapshot with him... i mean check out those sneakers!! So there you have it, my favorite photo from the day. I kept things simple with my favorite coral blazer, a sheer black mini, and my favorite flat boots. Perfect way to end an unforgettable week!

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GIVEAWAY: Leyendecker Blouse

    It is that time again!

    One lucky reader will win this gorgeous blouse by LEYENDECKER!

    How pretty right? I love the loose fit, crop cut, and beaded detail. Talk about a stunner! I think it'd look so beautiful with a simple pair of skinny jeans or miniskirt for Spring. This Los Angeles based brand is one of my favorites thanks to their simple, unique pieces!!

    To enter simply:

    1. Follow me on Blog Lovin' and VOTE for me in the BlogLovin' Awards as Newcomer of the Year! (I will love you so much for it!)
    2. Leave a comment below (with a valid email address)
    3. Follow me on TWITTER for updates and to see the winner!

    (Special promo code for my readers to receive 20% OFF all LEYENDECKER items is: 'leyendeckerluvsnat' and is valid within the next month!)

    I hope everyone's week has been great so far! I've been having the time of my life. So many exciting things happening, even more to blog about. Updates soon! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!! This giveaway will run for one week, until Wednesday night, February 2nd!

Shredded Threads

    (Storets sweater, Vintage shorts, Via Spiga boots)

    Just a few snapshots of me after a meeting. We found an awesome little sidewalk showered with autumn leaves and took some photos, even with the innocent bystanders lurking by the trees watching (always a little awkward, but after blogging for about a year you get over it. Always think: "i just want a picture damn it!") Anyways, I'm so happy that with the warmth, I can just slip into a pair of shorts! My legs have never been so happy...or so white. Thankfully the weather looks like it will be beautiful again this week.YES! It will definitely make getting up early for work a hell of a lot easier. This day, I kept things super casual with a shredded pullover and some vintage trouser shorts. I like the combo of something totally ratted out with something completely clean and tailored. Makes for an interesting look, eh? I wish I had the energy to write you a deep, thoughtful, blog post, but I am exhausted! Have a fantastic rest of your week! Updates to come!

    For now, take a look at MANGO's blog KEEP THE BEAT for a few outtakes from our shoot. Not long till the campaign launches! Click HERE!

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Too Much Fun Getting Dressed

    (Modcloth Sweater, 80's Purple tee, Vintage skirt and bag, Salvatore Ferragamo flats)

    I've been playing around with everything in my closet lately trying to keep things fresh. Instead of staying simple like I normally do during the week, I decided to throw a few different prints and textures together. And here you have it, what I came up with. My mom ran into me as I was heading out the door and she was like "wait, you're going out like that?" and I said "psh YESH" under my breath in an annoyed-out daughter kinda way. It's such a comfortable look and I can't wait to wear it again even if it is slightly bagladyoffthestreetwhoforgottolookinthemirrorbeforeleavingthehouse.

    As for what I've been up to, all I can say is things are crazy busy. I'm working nearly every single day next week. Not complaining by any means, I'm actually pretty excited. I've got some modeling and of course some fun blogging relating things going on that I can't wait to share with you! I have a day off next Saturday, where I'm hoping to spend the day meeting up with all my favorite LA bloggers! It's always so much fun when we get together because unlike most of my other friends, they LOVE taking pictures and don't get scared when I whip out the camera. Even though I'll be out and away from the computer most of the time, I'm going to try my very best to update the blog at night! Adios amigos. For instant updates, just follow me on Twitter! HAPPY WEEKEND!

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Thrown Together

    More images that have caught my eye recently. Effortlessly threw them together today for inspiration. What matters though, is the perfect mess in these photos. The tangled, straggly hair along with the whole "i'm pissed off and bored but beautiful" look. The artwork and one of the images was found off Sharon Gong's website (she amazes me every time) and the rest were collected throughout the week while roaming the blog streets with my eyes half closed.

    Image sources: Sharon Gong photography, The Fashion Spot, Studded Hearts, Our Youth

Under the Boardwalk

    (Hallelu blouse, H&M skirt and sunglasses, Bally bag, Cole Haan boots)

    After a fitting, I spent the rest of my evening on the westside, walking Main street in Santa Monica and the boardwalk of Venice Beach. It was so funny, I got recognized by a girl in a shop on Main street and she asked "why I look so familiar" haha. We ended up sharing stories about all the kooky characters out there in fashion. Hilarious! I love my readers. Overall, it was such a beautiful day to go out, laze around, and grab iced coffee! The weather has been in the 70s, 80s and it's still the middle of the winter! Super freaky weather, but it feels incredible! Threw on my favorite blouse from my new blog sponsor, Hallelu! All of there pieces are so wearable and fun. I nearly flipped when I saw this top in the mail, only because I have this wild obsession with all things related to horses. Paired this fun printed top with a bandage fitting skirt. Simple and comfortable for an evening out and about!

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que me pongo MANGO!

    Here are behind the scenes images of my video shoot for my favorite Spanish brand, MANGO! The video won't be out till March, but for now I am giving you just a little sneak peek! Everything from the fitting to the actual shoot was a total blast! The MANGO and Hunter & Gatti production team were so amazing and so much fun! They flew in all the way from Barcelona, Spain to shoot both Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules (who has become such a great friend of mine) and I in beautiful looks from their Spring 2011 collection. The collection is gorgeous and so fresh. There were a lot of beige, stripes, and pops of color! For the shoot, I picked out a flowing floor length dress in my favorite shade, cream. It's bohemian yet classic, and just so me! I'm so happy that my sister, Dylana Suarez, had a day off work and was able to attend the shooting at the Nick Metropolis. Thanks to her, I have some amazing behind the scenes shots to remember my day with the incredible MANGO team! It was also awesome to get together again with the cute blogger babe that kept us company throughout the day, Jade Munson (who I previously worked with on a shoot). Gahhh, I cannot wait till the video launches. I even got to sing and play my guitar for MANGO. Such a dream and wonderful opportunity. Stay tuned for more behind the scenes images from our shoot on the MANGO blog, KEEP THE BEAT!! (Muchos besos to Cristian, Cristina, Carolina and everyone else for putting this together!)

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