monday mix.

rachel by rachel roy blouse; h&m skirt; l.a.m.b. clutch; js patent pumps

There are two things that I’m a complete sucker for: bright colors and prints. Sometimes, I wish I had more basic items in my wardrobe, because it would be so much easier getting dressed.  Then again, where’s the fun in that?

Recently, I’ve decided to embrace the prints and patterns in my closet.  After playing around with different combinations, I discovered that mixing prints without looking ridiculous is not as difficult as it seems.  Here, I picked the color black to link the two pieces, made sure neither pattern looked overly obnoxious against one another, and chose simple accessories to compliment the entire look.

I don’t like Mondays very much, but mixing prints makes it slightly more tolerable.

P.S. After I published this post, I discovered that my first stab at mixing prints (seen here) was featured on FabSugar’s Look of the Day.  This definitely just transformed my Monday from barely tolerable to absolutely amazing!

comfort cuisine.

After my overwhelming experience with vintage shopping in LA, the boyfriend and I hunted down a nearby food truck (with the help of Find LA Food Trucks). The Comfort Truck was parked up on a curb, commanding Melrose Avenue in all its fire engine red colored, intoxicating fried food smelling glory.

James and I shared a fried chicken wrap, stuffed with corn relish, and a heaping to-go box full of thick, creamy mac n’ cheese. I. Love. Mac. And. Cheese. And surely enough, the Comfort Truck truly lived up to its name. The food was delish, sentimental, and perfectly indulgent.

gap utility jacket; f21 scarf + top; hco shorts; rayban aviators; madewell bag; nicole sandals

As the weather in California was absolutely perfect, I attempted to make the most of my Gap utility jacket. It’s casual and comfortable, without trying to be too literal. I lucked out when I got it last spring at a unbelievably generous sale price. It’s been one of my favorite things to wear ever since. Unfortunately, with the temp rapidly rising, I think it’s time for this layering staple to go into hibernation soon.

As for me, I’ll be out on the prowl for more food trucks the next time I’m in LA. I plan to have my Twitter feed full of food truck recon. Let me know what your fave meal on wheels is so I can scope it out during the next visit!

hello world!

If you’re reading this inaugural post, then you probably already know me and were loving/curious/bored enough to click on my Facebook link.  Thanks for your kindness!

And if we haven’t met, well get ready!  My name is Jen and I’m a second-year law student from Arizona.  When I’m not reading court cases or writing memos (but am probably supposed to), I’m following my biggest interest in life: fashion.

It didn’t take me a long time to discover my passion, but it did take me a while to admit it to myself and to you.  So here it is: I love fashion.  I love culture.  And I love that style is a form of personal expression limited for the world to see.

So as my interest in style and culture grew so much that I could no longer keep it to myself (and the boyfriend can only listen to so much of it without exploding), I decided to start this blog.  It’ll be part personal style, part fashion, part culture, part inspiration board, part scrapbook, and a whole lotta miscellaneous.

f21 top + skirt; tory burch straw bag; cynthia vincent for target wedges

There are a few people in my life who are currently following their dreams against all odds and I envy them.  Some of them moved across the country, some of them turned their passions into objectives, and some of them were just brave enough to get out of a career that knew they never wanted.  This blog is dedicated to them.  Because of you, this is what I tell people when they ask me about my post-grad plans: I don’t know what I want to do, but I know where I want to be.

I’m not sure what exactly will become of this blog, but I do hope you follow along on my journey.  Enjoy!