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Inspiration Station #3: Sunny State Vibez

California HERE I COME!! In just two days I will be taking my senior trip to California and I couldn’t be more giddy! It’s been almost 4 years since I was last there!! Not only is it my family’s home state, but it’s where all of my moms side of the family still resides and I’m ECSTATIC that I get to see them all again. 

I actually just finished getting all of my outfits together (which I will be sharing regularly so keep your eyes open) and let me just say, it’s gonna be a denim extravaganza! I packed so many pairs of Levis shorts, that I honestly don’t know how my suitcase closed. I’ve been on the prowl hardcore for the past couple weeks for some killer denim shorts and I finally accumulated the collection I envisioned! In case you give a shit, I packed 6 pairs of Levis shorts and 4 white tees (not sorry). Not only did I round up shorts, but I rounded up an assortment of pics ( see below) that I’m getting a lot of inspiration from currently. My mind is filled with pics I’ll take, places I’ll visit,  and the food I’ll eat etc. so if you know me don’t expect me to stop talking about any of that until I return. So I will be going to Disneyland, Knottsberry Farm, Los Angeles (super pumped about that) and ending in our hometown of San Diego. If anyone has any insanely dope recommendations for any of the places I’m going (whether it be food, clothes, beaches, rides) please let me know in the comments! Have a great week and stay fab! 


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Lemonade. 

“the crowd erupts in applause, but we can’t hear them”


Lemonade. Or the piece of art that changed my life immensely. I will never ever forget the day of its release, I was anxious, impatient, and riveted. The amount of excitement I had was too much to handle and I didn’t know how to verbalize any of it. From the second I saw her in the field wearing a hoodie/gown hybrid, I knew I was in for a life changing experience. At the time of its release I was about to finish my junior year in high school and I was stressed and timid, and somehow it made everything seem ok. The music pulled me in and shook up my understanding of love, forgiveness, racism, empowerment, and heartbreak. To see a woman so powerful and successful, take an uncomfortable and relevant subject like cheating and channel it into art was so astounding. Getting to see, hear and every feel a deeper level of Beyonce’s life was so humbling and I’m forever grateful to her for letting me experience it. While the ultimate break up songs like “Sorry” and “Don’t hurt yourself” we’re an amazing addition to the cheating theme, but if you look too closely into Jay’s possible infidelity, you’ll lose the true meaning of the album. The album was about forgiving someone for ruining you and to stand up for your rights and to be proud of who you are and where you’re from. I will be forever grateful to Beyonce and for her vision and execution of the greatest album of all time. 

Now that you know how much Lemonade means to me, I’ll give you the fashion and fun part of this post. Last night I celebrated….wait for it……….MY GRADUATION!!!!!! Yes that’s right, you’re reading a high school graduate’s blog right now! I’m so excited that I’m done with high school forever and can’t wait to start my life! So about that party, it was such an amazing time and I wish I could do it everyday! All my closest friends and family were present and I was surrounded by so much love and I’m so grateful for the people that showed up and slayed! Being me, I asked all my guests to “serve a look” because I’m very into people throwing caution to the wind and pulling out all the stops for an outfit! I ordered this jumpsuit from ASOS after having fallen in love with it weeks before! It’s one of the most comfortable things I’ve ever worn and I don’t regret wearing it for a second! Obviously the party was Lemonade themed (argo the prologue) and I’m so happy with how everything turned out! Thank you to everyone for coming and serving and for being so loving and supportive!!!! Catch the looks below 😉 and have a great week! 



ASOS jumpsuit // Vans sneakers 

Spring Denims 

This spring I’m jumping head first into a season of denim. It’s currently the biggest part of my wardrobe & the way I put together looks. The key to any killer look is to begin with a base, and for me my base is always denim. Basically I select one pair from my collection and decide the rest of my outfit based on those jeans. It helps me to organize my thoughts and speed up the process a bit. Don’t get me wrong, I’m fully aware that eventually my jeans will have no place being worn due to the excessive heat and dryness where I live. But, nothing, and I mean nothing stops me from slipping into a good pair of jeans. Also I’m dying over the oval shades trend, you guys know I’m not much of a sunglasses person, but I couldn’t resist these bad boys! Have a great week and stay fab! 

Urban Outfitters sunglasses // Thrifted denim shirt & jeans // H&M sneakers

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My Mom. 

my mother is a woman, and women like her cannot be contained” 

Yes, this is something a little bit different for 13th St. Today is my mom, Elaine Contreras’ birthday and I wanted to give her an extra special blog post specially written for her. 

Before I start you’ll need some background on her, she’s originally from California, her parents divorced when she was young, and she got with my dad when she was about 16 and married him years later. They now have 5 kids, 3 (about to be 4) grandkids, she has 5 dogs that she absolutely adores, and she’s currently in school for her Masters degree in social work. My mother has overcome more than any person I’ve ever known. She’s been through trial after trial and has never given up. She fights harder than any woman I’ve met and she has more conviction and bravery in one finger than an entire crowd of women. She has made such an incredible life for my sisters & I and i will never stop saying how grateful I am for that. I’ve had so many opportunities and experiences because of her. She never fails to amaze me with her sense of positivity while still staying somewhat sane. My mom has been thrown many curve balls but has not let a single thing stock her. Even with all the wild crap I’ve done and made her out up with, she’s never once judged me or treated me like the wild child I am. And it doesn’t hurt that the woman can get down in a kitchen. She’s always made me feel comfortable and safe around her and I will forever be immensely grateful. So thank you mother for always being kind, gracious, patient, brave, powerful, inspiring, goofy, loud, a little crazy, fun, adventurous, and stubborn as hell. I love and cherish you more than any words will ever be able to say. Have a great week and stay fab! 

❤️

A Suede Story.

When I’m in a crazy bind outfit-wise, the first thing to always pop in my head is a cover up of sorts. Whether it be a jacket, button-up, or even a sweater. It’s not at all for modesty or to literally cover up, but to add a different element to my outfit. In this case, it was my suede button-up which is one of my most proud thrifting finds. I find that pairing didferent textures like suede and leather creates a more dramatic and memorable look 9/10 of the time. And what look of mine would be complete without a white tee?? Hope you have an amazing weekend! Everyone stay fab!!             

           


Thrifted suede button-up // American Apparel tee // Vans old skool sneakers 

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PFW Kickoff with Saint Laurent

It’s that time of the year again!!! PARIS FASHION WEEK! Since I was in 8th grade and Instagram was having its coming up, I discovered this phenomenal time of the year which is known as Paris Fashion Week. In all my life I’d never seen anything more glamorous, chic, eclectic, and unpredictable as fashion month. It’s the time of the year where the fashion community gathers to see the best collections that fashion has to offer. To start off my personal favorite city to look upon, Anthomy Vaccarello showcased his second collection for Yves Saint Laurent. Since last season when he took over and brought back the full name and logo, the fashion world has been highly anticipating his next collection. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint! The collection was über chic and brought out some new 80’s glamour vibes. The collection brought to life so many new trends like shoulder shearling, patent leather, vinyl, dramatic shoulders, and even different shades of leather. With a finale of party ready dresses with fabrics like velvet, glittery chain mail, and the most insane boots I’ve ever seen, the collection was ingenious from start to finish. Have a great week and stay fab! (Check out my favorite looks below!)

CAN WE TALK ABOUT THESE VINYL PANTS I ABSOLUTELY NEEED! 



THE BOOTS THE SWEATER THE DENIM THIS LOOK IS A 100


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2017 Kickoff

Let me begin by saying an official happy 2017! I know I’m a little late, but better late than never right? Let me also express my undying gratitude and love for those who have stuck with me no matter how many times I posted or didn’t post. Thank you for being understanding and patient with me as I continue on my blogging journey! I realize I haven’t been the most avid poster, but my biggest goal for myself in 2017 is to bring my blog to new heights. I’m talking a full re-vamp of the site and my content! I have some exciting stuff I’m ready to share with you guys, but until then just know that some crazy cool stuff is heading your way. I’m working hard on cultivating new ideas and possibly even getting some new graphic design done for the site! But for now, enjoy a look from a while back when I got dolled the hell up for the most extra Friendsgiving dinner possible! Have a great week and stay fab! 

ASOS leather pants & tuxedo blazer // Topman tee // H&M leather sneakers 

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