Saturday Editorial

Trending: A Shearling Situation

I realize that it’s already March and the hot summer months are close ahead, but I couldn’t let the cold period end without shouting out the iconic piece that is: a denim shearling jacket. This past Christmas I asked for the Levis shearling jacket and got it and fell immediately in love with it. I love how bulky and boxy it is, while still looking fitted and clean cut. When I asked for it, I didn’t even have any of the people who’ve worn it in mind, I just really liked it. So I was very ecstatic to find out that it had become a huge trend in the fashion world. It’s comfortable and versatile which are two big factors for me when choosing outerwear. I love the extra dimension it adds to my outfits, and it doesn’t hurt that it’s insanely warm and cozy for chilly winter months. If it’s attracted people like Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Zendaya, or Elsa Hosk, then I’m definitely on board! Take a look at some of my favorite looks with a denim shearling jacket and have a great weekend! Stay fab!

{This is the only actual pic I have of me in the jacket, but it’ll do!} 

Jacket: Levi’s 

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Why Everyone Should Hop on the Thrifting train

For the past year I’ve been absolutely infatuated with all things thrifted. What started out as me just browsing while I happened to be in a thrift store, turned into an all out love affair. I find that thrifting clothes can be almost therapeutic at times because you’re browsing through clothes that have a story and a past. You’re not just buying a piece of clothing, you’re adding to its story. 

To those who’ve never thrifted or are too afraid to try it, I urge you to either suck it up or get off your damn high horse because there’s nothing mediocre about thrifting. Sometimes I’ll come across a piece and envision myself or my best friend wearing it and it completely changes whatever mood I’m in. Another tip for those starting out, bring a friend! Sometimes thrift stores can be a little run down and sketchy but that only makes the experience better. But if you insist, bringing a friend is always a good idea because I know from experience that when my best friend and I are thrifting together, there’s an endless amount of surprises in store. One last tip would be to be open minded as hell! You can’t be picky with thrifted clothes, after all they are secondhand clothes, but just be patient and give the piece a try before you toss it. Do not ever second guess a piece on a stain or a rip because you may just be missing out on the piece of a lifetime. I hope these tips will encourage someone to take on the amazing activity that is thrifting! Enjoy some of my favorite thrifted pieces and finds below and stay fab! 

I thrifted these metallic docs in Durango a few months back and I’m so so happy that I did because they’re the perfect statement shoe.

These Levis 560’s were actually purchased at a yard sale, but they’re still one of my most prized finds.

Quite possibly my favorite find ever is my perfect condition Levis 501’s in one size higher than mine, but I mean come on, they’re 501’s.

Both the crewneck and my jeans were life changing finds. The jeans fit me absolutely perfectly and the crewneck is soft, chic, and it’s Champion so how could I have said no?

This crewneck is my lifeline currently. I cropped it to give it a modern edge and to obviously stir up some conversation between the conservatives in my town. 

This zip up sweater (which was $1) has been such a lifesaver on days when I’m wearing something I deem to simple. I’ll grab it and it’ll completely transform my entire look. 

This vintage Yves Saint Laurent button up was actually my first thrifted find and holds a special place in my heart because of that. It’s one of the softest things I’ve ever put on my body and it was $2 YSL, only a fool would pass that up.

This graphic tee has completely changed my outlook on fashion. I bought it because it was $1 and because it reminded me of something my fashion icon Bella Hadid would wear, so I had to! 

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A Guide to Thanksgiving Dressing.

It’s already here people, the day that we are allowed to absolutely purge and splurge on as much fried, baked, mashed, and gravy covered food we want. Somehow it feels like it was the 4th of July just yesterday, but who’s counting? 

Anyways, if you’ve ever assisted in cooking or cooked an entire thanksgiving meal, you know that you’re not given much time to tend to your appearance. And if you don’t cook, you know finding an outfit appropriate for both stuffing your face and napping, can be rather challenging. While reading through an article on Vogue about thanksgiving dressing, I didn’t seem to see any comfortable options. The editors spoke on being either bold and extremely fashion forward or keeping to a simple and chic ensemble. But personally, I could go for a tee and jeans any day. But for thanksgiving, I always attempt to incorporate something bold and/or loud. 

While it is extremely tempting to grab a pair of sweats and an old tee, I feel it’s best to look somewhat presentable in from of my extended family, but that’s just me. One of the editors in the Vogue article said something I absolutely loved: “Thanksgiving looks like a Ralph Lauren campaign.” That’s honestly exactly how I picture the idea thanksgiving outfit. Creams, knits, boots, wool trousers, selvedge  denim, and even browns are ideas one can’t go wrong with. Try to stick to classic pieces like a turtleneck or even wide leg trousers, but add pieces that will stand out. Keep it chic, stick to what you like, elevate with statement pieces, and wear something extra stretchy. Have a great Thanksgiving and stay fab! 

For Whomever It May Concern. 

Today I’m going to get a little bit more serious than I usually am. 

Throughout my life I’ve grown up surrounded by amazing people who have helped me become me. From my parents to my sisters to my cousins to my best friends, I’ve been extremely fortunate enough to have them all. But this post is for those who feel like there is nobody on their side. For those who feel like they’re not heard, like they’re nothing, and like they are anything less than extraordinary. Growing up in a small Mormon dominated city, it’s been anything but easy growing up as myself. I’ve strived my entire life to impress people and make myself look like I have it all together. But most recently, I’ve come to some serious terms with myself. I am not who others want me to be, I am not what society says I should be, and I am nothing and no one besides me. The idea behind this post is to uplift and encourage those who aren’t as heard and supported. And I want to thank my family and friends for constantly pushing me and loving me. Mostly to my parents for being so giving and gracious to my sisters and I and for giving me so much love and care. I’m sorry to have let you down and I hope I can continue my life by making you proud and content.

 Anyways, most recently I’ve began to accept myself and the things that make me, me. Also most recently, I’ve developed some bad habits. I won’t say any specifics but I’ve made some choices that aren’t the smartest. Why is that? It might have something to do with the fact that I’ve felt different my entire life. I’ve felt so abnormal and unusual next to the other boys. And for one split second, I felt like I was just another guy. Like I was just a teenager around other teenagers, no matter what activity were doing. I’ve finally discovered that the reason I’ve made so many bad decisions, is because I need to feel like I belong for even just 20 minutes. I strive to feel even minimally normal. But I’m just now realizing that I don’t need that stuff to feel/be normal or extraordinary. I don’t need to prove anything to anyone, I don’t need to impress anyone. Not only me, but you do not need negative outlets to belong somewhere. You need to be around people who accept you and who love you. So to anyone who feels different, outcast, abnormal, ordinary, or like they need things like drugs, harsh words, or partying etc to feel like you belong, you don’t and it always always gets better. Have a great week and stay fab! 

Saturday Editorial: Levi’s Addict Anonymous 

If it’s not already clear to everybody, I’m actually infatuated with Levis. 

Somewhere along the way, I grew a serious attachment to Levis denim. What started out as a simple admiration of the jeans on people I love like Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Chiara Ferragni, or the Olsens, turned into an all out to die for love affair. Something about the fit, the washes, the cuts, and the variety makes me so obsessed. Personally, I like to get mine thrifted or vintage, but there are so many endless options these days. People like Urban Outfitters, RE/DONE, Vetements, or OFF-WHITE are all doing their own takes on Levis, and I’m loving all of it! Take a look at some of my personal faves! Have a great weekend and stay fab! 

{All photos wearing: Levis}

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The Reform of 13th St.

If you couldn’t already tell, consistency hasn’t been my forté lately. I’ve been so insanely busy with everything and anything lately. Every time I tell myself, “I’m going to post three times this week” I get distracted and completely blow it off. But I promise you, sincerely and truly that I’m going to post three times this week and they’re going to be amazing posts. So for now enjoy some pics I shot the other day when the weather was perfect for leather and a knit! Have a great week and stay fab! 

ASOS leather pants 

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Fav Show of NYFW 

Yet another hectic and fabulous NYFW is behind us, and in tradition, I’m rounding up my favorite show of the week. Obviously because I don’t attend yet, I’m forced to live vicariously through all the bloggers, editors, models, and designers throughout fashion month. 

This NYFW was jam packed with sleek designs, expert street style, and the most glamorous parties of the year. One show that truly got my eye though, was the Ralph Lauren show. Ralph Lauren never fails to present an eclectic and chic collection every season. His designs are ever so versatile and original time and time again. This particular collection was littered with western accessories and an all American spirit overall. He stuck to his signature classic and tailored style, while using new and evolved designs. His allstar cast of models like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid created the ultimate chic experience. Not to mention that he created a glass dome around his flagship store in New York and used the entire street as the runway. This is truly a runway show at its finest. Bravo Ralph! Have a great week and stay fab! (Ps TOMORROW IS MY 18TH BIRTHDAY OMG)

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