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The Way She Wore — 007

A sunny summer afternoon in Paris.

Dress: Club Monaco
Belt: Club Monaco
Sunglasses: H&M
Shoes: Payless
Headband: Club Monaco
Bracelet:Bonnie from Club Monaco
Purse (on the wall): L.A.M.B.

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Lines I Love: Wildfox

I love t-shirts and sweaters and anything that’s cozy and comfy! My new favorite line of comfies is Wildfox Couture. I know the tees are a little bit expensive, but how can you resist a cute rib cage sweater tee like this?

Vampire Love Baggy Beach Jumper
Or a cute vampire smile with blood dripping down his face?

I love Metal Oversized Sweatshirt
Who doesn’t love metal?

Light Feather Raglan Tee
I don’t know what this feather thing is, but it’s pretty cool!

Wild Animal V-Neck
I don’t know about you but I like any animal who knows the importance of protecting his eyes from UV rays! What a cute little fox with his sunnies on!?

Posted in Trends I Like

Trends I like: Leopard Accents

Tolani Leopard Print Scarf

I have always loved animal print. Call me crazy but I totally think it’s a classic and it can be oh so seductive. With that said, it’s extremely easy to go overboard with it. So keep it simple stupid! Animal prints should only be used in moderation. I think the safest bet is to just leave the animal print to the accessories, like shoes, scarves, bags, etc.

Jeffrey Campbell – She Man Shoe

Posted in Coco Notes

IKEA: Some assembly required

I was just a little bit excited!

I finally took my first trip to Ikea. It was ALL that I could have imagined and more. I know, it’s rather shocking that I’ve never been there but no one has even taken me and I’ve never really need to go, so I’ve never been.

But my neighbor Megan asked me if I wanted to go on friday morning and I jumped at the opportunity. I was so excited and nervous all at the same time!! I mean I’ve heard so much about this promised land of milk and honey, how could I not be nervous? Even though I wasn’t planning on buying anything I was still excited to explore the maze like store.

Well obviously I ended leaving $108 lighter. However I got to take a butt load of AWESOME things home with me! This is what I walked away with:
* Two White Storage Boxes
* One weird accessories hanger thingy
* New bed spread + shams

* One new Japanese style Lamp shade
* One bath mat
* Three new cupcake hand towels

* Two yellow pillows for my roommates futon
* One Cat starter kit

SUCCESS! Then on the way home Megan and I stopped by Unique Vintage so she could find a black dress to wear to our friend’s wedding.

Megan bought this hot little number

And I joked that I was going to wear this classy piece.

Then on the way home we stopped by Mortigan’s Nursery, which is unfortunately going out of business. Megan needed some soil for her succulents. Well I found this funky purplish plant and I bought it!

So I’d say my friday was an overall success!

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Church Boutique

I heard about this really amazing store called Church Boutique from a few different people before I finally got off my ass and checked it out. It’s literally within walking distance from my house, so I really had no excuse. So one sunny afternoon my friend Hannah and I ventured down Santa Monica Blvd to find the store. We approached an ivy covered building and thought, this can’t be it. But sure enough, in the corner of the non-functional door there was a teeny tiny sign that read church. Yet, that door was bolted shut. So how do we get in? We almost walked around the entire building before we finally found the door on the side. Phew. Turns out, it was totally worth all the confusion.

Honestly, this place could have been a museum or art gallery. All of the pieces were displayed like art. It was incredible. We walked in and immediately to our right was a display of the most incredible, funky, edgy shoes you could imagine: chunky heels, studs, boots! YES! Then as I look past the shoes the store opens into a huge barn like building. The high ceiling reveals sky lights and exposed wooden beams with old pipes, ropes, rusted chains and wood hanging from it. I half expected to find a dead cow to be hanging from these but instead found expensive dresses and luxurious pieces. Juxtaposed by antique furniture and display cases. It sounds bizarre but it totally worked.

They had some really dark and edgy clothing from local lines I had never heard of, like skin graft and case study. They even had a really neat hat collection by Process & Content. The best part was, the staff was INCREDIBLY friendly. Most boutiques around here are filled with snobby sales people. However, the staff here was friendly and engaging without being to annoying. My friend Hannah even thinks she found her future wedding dress! 😉 So check it out next time you find yourself in the area!

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Introducing Admiral Finn Dexter

LIFE UPDATE:I got a KITTY! Well, I got one about three months ago. I know, crazy right? If we’ve had a close relationship within the past few years you’d understand just how random that was. I’ve never really been a cat person. I mean our house was always filled with animals when I was growing up. We had birds, dogs, turtles, snakes, rabbits, rats, fish, etc, even a cat when I was really young. But that didn’t work out to well. The only pet I personally owned was a senegal parrot, Lucca (who unfortunately died about a year ago). After that I just wasn’t ready for the commitment of another animal and I was always pretty vocal about that.

Big beak lucca

But one day I woke up and thought, “I want a black cat.” So a few hours later my sister and I drove to the Animal Shelter in Orange and I adopted an all black three month old polydactyl kitten.
Now allow me to introduce you to the love of my life: Admiral Finn Dexter.
For the first 2 weeks he could only sleep on my chest!

This is what polydactyl looks like

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