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wishful wednesday: lust, try, love

May 13, 2015

Everything is clickable!

I wanted to put together a list of things I've tried/love and want/lust, but it's looking more like a collage of things I would simultaneously wear at once. I'm gonna blurb a little about each piece if you scroll down a little. So open a new browser window because you're gonna be clicking open a lot of tabs.

Stila Periwinkle Eyeliner Hoopies Johnny Loves Rosie silk scarf AG raw hem skirt Dolce dream shoes ASOS straw bag Best roll on perfume ever and so cheap! Stories bandeau bikini top ZanZan lucite sunnies Image Map Bianca Chandon sweater Coach x Gary Baseman Buster jacket Tired skateboard Parra Lush earls of grey, best lotion bar ever RMS highlighter Christian Tortu candle Luna sleeping oil Titty vase Chloe Sevigny book Image Map HD buttercup couch

Coach x Gary Baseman jacket: Let's talk about this jacket. It's easily the most favorite thing I own in the entire world... probably until the day I die.  If you're a collector, I suggest selling a kidney so you can invest then frame above your couch. Thankfully this was a gift (because I would never have the disposable income to buy this. Guys, stop moving to LA; you're hiking up the rent), but if I could, I would get another one. One to wear and one to frame. Because fashion.

Tired Skateboards: Yet another cool piece to collect, except you can more reasonably buy two and ride one to shit then hang the other. Not to mention Parra is a rad Dutch artist, and you want to own his work. I also find that skating on wider decks is so much easier to maneuver, so I am in the market for something comfortable. 

Lush lotion bar: Did you know these things existed? Because I sure as hell didn't. It's advertised as a massage bar but I prefer using it to get rid of ashy skin. Magic. Worth trying out if you're lazy like me when it comes to applying lotion.

R.M.S. highlighter: I've been watching this for a while and am itching to buy it. Highlighters are the 2nd favorite makeup product I enjoy putting on my face after eyebrows. $30 is a pretty steep for a little pot, but - it applies as silky as it looks on your skin. Has anyone tried this? How long does the pot last? 

Christian Tortu candle: I won't knock on Diptyque cause my home girls at the Larchmont store are the shit and always make me feel good about splurging on a candle supplemented with tons of free samples. But step up the Instagram game peeps! I'm tired of seeing them all over my feed. There are other cool candles you can spend $60 on and support smaller artisans. 

HD Buttercup couch: One question: why did I buy a white couch? I'm gonna open a new bank account called "Chanel or Couch fund" and start saving up. Let's see how I feel about this in a year.

Sunday Riley sleeping oil: Honestly, this made the list because I like the packaging, facial oils in general, and it's been getting rave reviews. Another on my list I wanna try. 

Girl pot: Last minute gift for anyone and everyone. Because everyone loves boobs. 

Chloƫ Sevigny's book: Okay, I don't want this to seem like I have a girl crush on her 'just cause'. I also don't want to classify myself as a fan. However, I think Chloe has an authentic vibe, and all the people that I madly respect gravitate towards her. I'm hoping the book shows a lot of behind-the-scene photos of the work she's collaborated on.

Periwinkle eyeliner: Flick! Aka all I want to wear this Spring/Summer.

Gold hoops: For the moments you're feelin' yourself.

Lover sweater: Bianca Chandon is my man Alex Olson's line, and he's killing it. The aesthetics and product are *a-okay hand emoji*. I want this sweater to wear from bed, to brunch, to date night, and back to bed.

Denim skirt: AG has the best denim in this business, hands-down. I saw this skirt and it took me 2 minutes to get one  en route to me.

Skipping through things I just want... like a perfect scarf to wear 10 different ways, a shoe I would eat only top ramen for a week for, and obvious beach accessories for my inner beach bunny...

Love roll-on perfume: So I am a strong believer that all things cool lie between really cheap and really expensive. While I re-buy my $300 perfume, I also am rebuying this $8 (at whole foods) perfume. 


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April 9, 2015

a bit of culture shock

March 31, 2015

Sorry for the absence. As you know I got the opportunity to visit my home country. While I'm sitting here organizing photos to share, you might have already seen a tease of what I've been posting on Instagram during my trip. It was nothing short of magical. I'm still trying to find the words to articulate how being there made me feel. How coming back home made me feel lifeless. How much I would enjoy dropping everything I have to live that simple life. How happy I was.

All in all, I am home and still adjusting. Pictures and guides will be filling your RSS feed soon enough, but until then I keep going back to my favorite moment encapsulated into these two photos. Like I said, magical. Thank you Soludos for the travel opportunity.

Wearing AG Nancy jacket. Vintage Levis. Lack of Color hat. 


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en route to vietnam

March 4, 2015

By the time you read this, I would have just landed in Vietnam - the land my parents grew up in but never spoke much about. The country I’ve longed to visit but was deterred by my parent’s disposition of their last memory fleeing the country during the war. Finally, I will be in my potential home away from home.

I’ve put a mood board of what I’ve always envisioned my home country to be and feel: tropical, colorful, bright, fresh, raw, and somber. I am seething with excitement and will definitely be blogging / vlogging / instagramming along the way. Thank you so much Soludos for the opportunity I really have been waiting a lifetime for.  


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weekly favorites: swagger edition

March 1, 2015

I haven't done a full weekly round up in a long time - but that's only because I break it up now which leads to less pressure to post it every week. Did we all catch that? If you're a new reader, let me familiarize you with each themed0day through the perfect carry-all bag.

Currently on repeat: Glass Animal - Zaba. It's one catchy album that has some really amazing hits full of animalistic vibes. Other notable background-ambiance bands on vinyl: The Supremes and Crosby Stills Nash & Young.

Breakfast has been my favorite meal to cook, mainly because it's paired with coffee. The easiest, healthiest pancake recipe that I make almost every morning is made of just two ingredients, egg + banana. Thank me later. One day I'll do a video on how I make it myself, but that link is a good start. Another easy favorite: toast with coconut oil, fried on a pan, then smeared chunky almond butter on top + chopped medjool dates. Ded.

Hump day is for coveting. Something that's been on my radar is a luxe bag customized with sloppy brush strokes. I also rediscovered my love for watercoloring and have been channeling my unwinding energy towards that. So I spent a morning with coffee doing this little paint-job. I'm actually really stoked on how it turned out. Also didn't realize that this is very "Carrie Diaries" until people started commenting that on my Instagram.

While I mostly post interior photos on Thursdays, it's really meant to be anything thought-provoking or inspiring. Currently I am so, so excited to be traveling to Vietnam for 2 weeks. I feel like I desperately need an escape and change of scenery - seriously, I am overflowing with inspiration about that. Things with me at all times while I travel: my passport, Canon 120s, external hard-drive to document, a notebook, and my current favorite magazines Purple Fashion + Garage.

A few of my purse real-estate regulars: Dita sunglasses, a ribbon to tie my hair, cherry-red lipstick, lip balm, berry flavored mints, random envelop to house receipts, and signature perfume.

Carry-all by Coach Swagger 37. This is my weekly swagger - what's yours?


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it's not easy being green

February 26, 2015

I knew that the transition from blonde to black was going to be short and sweet. I also knew that the little rebel inside of me had an itch to do something stupid - while I still can. Colored hair and be quirky and cute, but I didn't want to be either. Green felt daring and is the most unnatural - cause if it's just two weeks, might as well go all out. There was a lot of mixed reactions from my loved ones, but I can say that I loved it. It was the perfect pop to an outfit. For once, I truly felt edgy, and those two weeks were filled with glorious pattern mixing and primary colors.

Under certain lighting, it sometimes appeared black. Which made me realize that I missed having dark hair against my skin. It made me feel a little more at home... and I was close. But now my hair is black. Like really black. It's been 3 days and I'm still processing how I feel about it.

Stay tuned into the weekend. Got a few more things to share and talk about before I head out for vacation on Monday! Where you ask? Ugh, you're clearly not following me on Snapchat (raychizzlle) or my YouTube channel.


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I don't miss the blonde

February 13, 2015

I can't believe how much content I have saved up that I never posted. Maybe you guys read earlier in the week or you're just tuning in, but I'm purging all the content of my blonde hair. It's just weird to post photos of myself looking a certain way when I know I will never be this color again.

At first I was really bummed - like super emotional in the car ride because I've grown really attached to the excitement of being blonde. It's true; you have more fun as a blonde. People interact with you differently with blonde hair. There was this amazing read - and I'm sort of in a rush to post this (otherwise I would put a little more thought and a little less vomit into my post right now), but Emily Weiss articulates the transition perfectly and candidly. She said it all. It's a must read.

I couldn't bare to go back to my normal hair color right away. More on that later. But now, with darker hair, I feel at home again.

Photographed by Sisilia Piring


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