top: Montazami Brand [here] // shorts: Levi’s // bomber: Josefine Ekström for NA-KD // belt: Lovers + Friends // boots by Tony Bianco // bag by Meli Mel0 // body chain by NA-KD // cheap sunnies
When Thursdays feel like Fridays. I think it’s because the sun was out and the weather was so nice (it was about 75 degrees F today). But tomorrow’s going to be even nicer, so I’m planning on planting my ass at the pool after I answer emails and workout in the morning!
I discovered a new organic Mexican restaurant in Venice about a month or two ago, and I’ve probably been more than 10 times since! It’s called Tocaya Organica and the food is delicious, atmosphere is cute, and it’s all natural and organic ingredients. Even the wine they serve is organic. Just sayin’. I went there today and took some photos outside after I was done eating. Then this cute little red car pulled up, and you can just imagine the thought process going on in my head… “oh this will look great in my photos” haha. Mind of a blogger! But seriously the last few times I’ve been in Venice I’ve been blessed with a photo-friendly car to use as my backdrop (like this time) so thank you to those random dudes.
I always feel like a tourist in my own city when I hangout at places like Rodeo Drive… something about it is just cool to see and it doesn’t really get old if you go as rarely as I do! I was in the Beverly Hills area because I got a facial at the Obagi skin care office (omg you guys this facial!!! … more on that later) and I had some free time before I got back to working at home. I browsed some shops but didn’t buy anything, and I ordered an iced latte at a cafe and they give me a tea latte?! Isn’t it standard to receive a coffee latte when you ask for an iced latte with almond milk?! The tea latte was not so enjoyable….
jeans: Citizens of Humanity // top: Daniel Patrick [here] // jacket: Ei8ht Dreams [here] // bag: Florian London // shoes: Din Sko // earrings: CU Jewelry [here] // ear cuffs: Lili Claspe // blue necklace and stone ring: Caroline Svedbom
This is what I looked like today! Canadian tuxedo game strong. I am in love with the faux fur collar on this jean jacket… it’s removable but I don’t think I’ll ever take it off? Haha. My other latest obsession are these two ear cuffs that Sara got me for Christmas. They actually stay on my ear… and I even slept with them one time! I’ve had trouble with some other ear cuffs staying on my ear, but these are a perfect fit.
Sara and I met our friend Daniella for lunch at Sweetgreen, which is my new favorite lunch spot in LA. After that I just worked from home and ran some errands! Now it’s time for dinner…. I want to eat at home but I don’t have any groceries sadly. I’ve been so terrible with going to the market and stocking up on groceries because I’ve been back and forth so much between OC and LA!
My little sister is not so little anymore! Yesterday Emma turned 20, and she looked so so beautiful. We celebrated at home with family and friends and ate her favorite meal: my dad’s filet with my mom’s famous mashed potatoes, string beans, and homemade Caesar salad. After dinner we played a bunch of games (Jenga, Catch Phrase, the list goes on…) and laughed so hard all night. Emma looked gorgeous in her birthday outfit and perfectly curled hair! 20 looks good on you Emma 😉
Today my mom, Sara, and I went to the LA textile show to browse some material for Montazami Brand. We didn’t really find anything that we liked so we’re going to keep looking! Like I mentioned before, we recently bought tons of t-shirt material so we’re in the middle of designing some killer tees
sweater: 27 Miles // top: Donna Mizani // necklaces: MONTAZAMI BRAND! (we are currently testing out some necklaces and making sure the quality is there for you guys… we want only the good stuff! Do you guys like? Okay this is now a very long parenthesis haha) // cheap sunnies from NYC // phone case from iDeal of Sweden [here] // this post is in collaboration with iDeal of Sweden
I don’t know about you guys, but I almost feel like a new person when I get a new shiny phone case. I switched to this marble phone case from iDeal of Sweden while I was in Stockholm. Lovin’ the ocean marble color scheme. I can definitely say the good looks are backed up by it’s high quality. I’ve dropped it a few times (you know, just testing it out for you guys 😉 lol) and it’s protected my phone from getting damaged (I always NEED my case to be protective because I’m a notorious phone dropper). They have a ton of cute cases on their site, and they even have a fashion collection, so you can start matching your cases to your outfits! They also work with the wallet cases if you like to have all the important stuff in one place
….Before I went down to the pool only to realize it was 4 degrees outside and the sun was not coming out anytime soon. So I brought a glass of rosé to the jacuzzi and called it a day. Now that’s what I call the weekend, folks! Tomorrow I’m heading down to OC to celebrate Emma’s 20th birthday!!! My lil sissy is growing up Talk tomorrow!
top: Mate the Label // shorts: One Teaspoon // shoes: Nilson Shoes (adidas) // bag: Mansur Gavriel // sunnies: Garrett Leight
FEELS LIKE SUMMER. Except it’s a taaaad windy and we’re not quite out of winter just yet. But you wouldn’t be from California if you didn’t put on those jean shorts once you saw the sun shining outside, now would you?!
Went to Lemonade for lunch and got some curried cauliflower, pineapple coconut chicken, and shaved brussel sprout salad with dates. Notice how each of those have some type of sweetness in it haha. I’m all about the sweet mixed with savory… I like to add apples, raisins, almonds, etc. to all of my salads because if I don’t, I’ll barely get through a quarter of my salad -_-
Speaking of Lemonade, so Beyonce confirmed that she will not be performing this year at Coachella due to her pregnancy. I’m dying to know who the replacement artist/s will be?! I’m speculating Frank Ocean or Lady Gaga perhaps. What do you guys think?
top: Donna Mizani // jeans: Shop Redone // shoes: Nilson Shoes (adidas) // belt: Lovers + Friends // cheap glasses from NYC // earrings and bangles from Sophie by Sophie // long necklace by Caroline Svedbom // short necklace by Emma Israelsson
Hahahaha make this a lesson to go NO WHERE NEAR barbed wire…. The last photo right here was the first photo we took…. and now you know why there are no more photos of me sitting on that ledge haha.
But today was very productive in terms of work. We bought TONS of new t-shirt and sweat pant material for Montazami Brand that I think you guys will love. We have a lot of great ideas in terms of design, colors, graphics, etc. It’s going to be epic! This time I’ll be creating all of the graphic designs myself (for our last graphic tee collection we used an outside graphic artist) and we’re going bigger and badder. We’re adding a little flair to MB 😉
Have you guys seen the movie Get Out yet?? I just saw it tonight and OMG I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. It was more of a thriller than scary but I thought it was really good! Good acting and it was an interesting story line. Now I’m off to bed, goodnight loves!
long necklace is from Caroline Svedbom // short necklace is from Emma Israelsson // t-shirt from James Perse
Doesn’t today just look like a vacation?! Haha it sure felt like one. It was so sunny and beautiful here in LA. After our workout Austin and I got lunch at a place called Blue Plate Oysterette on Ocean Ave in Santa Monica. They had some of the best oysters I’ve ever had, and then I ordered the lobster roll (without the bun, lettuce wrap instead) but I wish it was a little bigger because I was still a little hungry afterwards ;P
Then we ventured off to Abbot Kinney and strolled around there for a bit before we ran into my DREAM DOG named Moose. Could he get cuter?! I was taking a bunch of photos of him and then his owner comes out of the restaurant at that exact moment ofc haha. But she didn’t care! I hate when dog owners are weird about other people taking photos of their dogs. Or am I the weird one for taking photos of other people’s dogs? HA.
I feel like right when I hit 22 I started to REALLY take care of my skin. Before that it was kinda just like “yeah, take off my makeup, cleanser in the morning, and a little bit of moisturizer.” Simple, but not really enough to keep my skin at its optimal health. It’s been over a year since I began with my skincare regimen, and I can’t rave enough (is that a saying? haha) about how good my skin looks and feels. A couple years ago my skin looked congested and worn out from the sun. Now it looks vibrant, glowy, and plump!
Here’s a few of the products I have recently (2 months) added to my skincare routine. I’m only sharing because I believe in these products!
So here’s the breakdown:
Nip + Fab’s Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Shot: I add this to my routine about every other day, usually at night as my serum.
What it does: prevents environmental damage to the skin, promotes skill regeneration, maintains plumpness, reduces fine lines
Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum: I use this every day right after cleansing.
What it does: helps defend against pollution and damaging free radicals while replenishing lipids and reducing the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles. It smells like a smoky orange…. amazing.
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum: I use this 3 nights a week as my night serum (switching off with Nip + Fab’s dragon’s blood).
What it does: promotes an even-toned skin complexion (this is a big one for me!) and lifts away dead, congested skin
Drunk Elephant B Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel: Welcome to hydration station! I apply this morning and night. I ran out of this one already so I need to get more.
What it does: attracts and holds moisture and significantly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Not pictured: Drunk Elephant Marula Oil: MY FAVORITE. I put this oil on after everything else and before my sunscreen. I also put it on as the last step in my night routine.
What it does: anti-microbial oil suitable for all skin types that protects against environmental stressors and free radicals and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Drunk Elephant Juju Bar (the grey bar): I use this as my morning cleanser. This one is responsible for that GLOW.
What it does: gives major glow, brightens skin clarity, removes dead skin cells, refines skin texture, and minimizes the look of pores
Drunk Elephant Pekee Bar (the white bar): I use this when I wash my face at night after a day of not wearing makeup. (When I have to remove my makeup I use Dermalogica’s gentle skin cleanser)
What it does: rinses away pore-clogging surface debris and impurities. This one makes your skin feeling so smooth!
Keihl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream: I use this on days when I don’t wear makeup since it is a thicker day cream.
What it does: strengthens and smoothes skin for a youthful look and accelerates cell renewal
Any questions? Leave a comment below and I will be happy to answer!