Wednesday, November 23, 2011

fall fashion with danny fung

(Vintage Joseph Magnin blazer, button-up c/o VJ-Style, ring c/o Gypsy Warrior,
thrifted Level 99 wide-leg jeans, and Lower East Side sandal wedges.)

It's been a little while since I last posted, and for that I am sorry! Things have been very, very busy the past week or so; so unfortunately my attention has been...divided. I've been working a lot on photography stuff and fun new content for the blog now that we're in holiday season. Since I've gone Blonde though, I've been trying to update my portfolio for the agency and my friend Danny Fung was kind enough to shoot with me again last Sunday; so I thought I'd share some photos from one of the looks we shot while wandering around Downtown before dark...

I've written about Danny before and as you guys know I adore him. He's a very talented  photographer here in Sacramento and I always love seeing what he comes up with! You guys should be sure to visit his website and check out some of his new work on his official facebookI wanted to do something a bit sharp looking for the portfolio, so I decided to combine my vintage red Joseph Magnin blazer with my VJ-Style button up and these retro wide-leg jeans that I came across while thrifting with my sister a few weeks ago. I think this type of outfit is a great look for Fall and especially for occasions that may call for something a little more professional.

I really love the trousers. I've been obsessing over them since I bought them and, I confess, I'll find any reason to wear them and anything to pair them with! Lol! They are a thinner, breathable jean fabric, almost like a linen, and have a double button front that is reminiscent of that old school nautical/sailor look. The front comes up a bit higher, which I really like. I would have loved for an even higher waist for that great 1970s silhouette, which I'm glad is coming back, but alas... I'm still on the look out for the perfect high-waist, wide-leg jean! Hopefully the right pair will come along soon. *crosses fingers*

How have you all been, by the way? I've missed you! I hope everyone is having a lovely break so far. I don't know about you guys, but I'm so stoked for Thursday and all the amazing food it will bring. Hopefully these jeans will still fit afterward! Lol!

Happy Thanksgiving, my beautiful readers! <333

xoxo Coco

P.S. VJ-Style is having a cool sale from today until Friday! Everything in the store will be 10% off, so if you plan to do some shopping; be sure to check out the cute new arrivals they have :}

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

part gypsy, part warrior

Currently Listening to:
"Season of the Witch" by Donovan

(Angel-sleeve dress and silver ring c/o Gypsy Warrior,
DIY knee-high stockings, Forever 21 platforms)

I'm so very excited to announce that MTB has a new sponsor - Gypsy Warrior!

If you haven't visited or shopped Gypsy Warrior yet, I HIGHLY recommend you do so A-S-A-P. I absolutely love GW. The clothes are so fashion-forward and unique - if I could, I would buy everything up in the store for myself! Their combination of modern NYC mixed with vintage rock'n'roll is positively chic! Nicla, co-founder (alongside Michel) was kind enough to send me an amazing parcel with this beautiful angel-sleeve mini dress and badass silver and black stone ring. She also hand-wrote me a little note - how sweet is that? I'm so in love with how this dress feels when I wear it... I can definitely promise you guys that you'll be seeing more of it! Lol!

More exciting news: I went blonde! Like, really, really blonde. I had to go to the doctor on Monday (the last visit for this month, thank goodness) and afterward I treated myself to a trip to the salon. I walked in and asked the girl there for the Abbey Lee, who is my total style-crush right now (seriously, I can't get enough of that woman) and luckily I didn't have to whip out the photos I'd brought with me as examples - she already knew exactly what I wanted and I couldn't be happier with the results. A new me for the new season.

Anyhoo! I'm so into angel and bell-sleeves this fall. There's something undeniably bohemian about them, y'know? What are your guys' fashion obsessions for this Fall? Do Share! <3

xoxo Coco

Saturday, November 5, 2011

remember what the dormouse said.

Currently Listening to:
"White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane

(Top, rings c/o VJ-Style, leggings by Miss Juli, heels from Forever 21.)

This week has been a tough one. I took a trip to the doctor on Wednesday to, unfortunately, suffer through a very invasive procedure without any anesthesia. It was a horrible experience that I wouldn't even wish on my enemies. (Or should I say the cast of 'Jersey Shore'? Lol) But it was wonderful coming home to a package from my new friends over at VJ-Style. They were kind enough to send me this beautifully unique button up - which is so, so soft to the touch and so pretty with its irregular, fluttery hem - and these very cool rings. I've never been much of a jewelry kind of girl, but lately I find myself loving the look of layered rings and bracelets and necklaces. Very Johnny Depp, I guess you could say. Its definitely safe to say that VJ-Style is officially one of my new favorite places to shop!

So ladies, if you want unique AND affordable clothes, be sure to check out VJ-Style :}

xoxo Coco