It has been quite frosty here in Los Angeles over the last week. All I want when I get home from work, is soul warming food to combat the chill I feel in my bones. Since Winter holidays go hand-in-hand with indulgent eating, it’s easy for me to fall into a pattern of making unhealthy choices. To balance out the rich food I enjoy during the season, I made roasted Winter vegetables to warm things up at home while staying nutritious. These vegetables have a great combination of textures, with savory and sweet flavors, that marry well with the fresh herbs.
The grunge era of the nineties is firmly planted as part of my early teenage years. The music and fashion symbolize such distinct memories for me. Back then, when it came to grunge fashion, I only dipped my toe in the water. Something about it didn’t totally fit me. This time around, I love the sophisticated slant that current punk grunge collections have taken on. I wore a combination of a pencil skirt with plaid and studded pieces, as an office to evening ensemble.
With the New Year quickly approaching, I have started to think about what I want to accomplish in 2014. A New Year means a fresh calendar of opportunities, to bring my past positive experiences with me and re-imagine the possibilities of the things that I want that haven’t gone as I would have hoped. Some may call these resolutions, for now, I will call them commitments. That feels like it has more meaning, right? If I make a commitment to myself, rather than a resolution, it feels…heavier. This weekend, I am committing to myself and to you, that I will figure out what types of experiences I want this blog to bring about for you and I will share those commitments with you.
|I have been coveting this sleek and simple 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 hour bag
for a while and finally committed to purchasing it.|
|An exciting new store opening near my house, Sugarfina. A luxurious candy experience.|
|In the slow process of transforming my bedroom. The first project I tackled was painting my Pax wardrobe closets from birch to white, which completely brightens up my room.|
My friends who traveled to chilly climates for Thanksgiving, all returned to Los Angeles talking about how nice it was to experience the true feeling of the season. Some even boasted about being able to play in the snow. All that talk has me excited about the trips I have planned to cooler parts of the country. My excitement for travel is equally matched by my enthusiasm for what ensembles I will wear. Here are the luxe winter wardrobe pieces that are currently inspiring me, which work with my consistently evolving style and fashion moods.