The banana gallery

September 13, 2017

The Banana Gallery

When I was little, I used to refer to myself to my mom in third person as “the peanut gallery.” Like, “the peanut gallery has a suggestion” when I wanted to make a suggestion or “the peanut gallery wants this,” etc. The term kind of stuck and I still refer to myself as “the peanut gallery.” I was having a *very serious* conversation with my mom that since I can’t eat peanuts (dietary intolerance) and will probably never eat peanuts for the rest of my life, I shouldn’t keep referring to myself as “the peanut gallery.” Right now I’m on a primarily fruitarian diet that consists of a lot of bananas. Hence, “the banana gallery.”

The Banana Gallery

The Banana Gallery

The Banana Gallery

The Banana Gallery

You remember when I wore Sarah Liller in an outfit post here? Today I’m wearing her jumpsuit and you bet I wore this baby on the plane when I went to Portland the week before last. My mom got herself one, too, in the color Wine. The best part about this jumpsuit is it’s not dry clean only! So many independent designers with their fancy ethically-sourced organic fabrics are dry clean only—which is all fine and well—but Sarah just makes it more convenient. 😉

The Banana Gallery

The Banana Gallery

The Banana Gallery

The Banana Gallery

The Banana Gallery

The Banana Gallery

Easy Jersey Jumpsuit in Cobalt: c/o Sarah Liller
Oxfords: American Apparel
Banana Peels pouch: c/o Realm ** use code DRIFTER15 for 15% off one item good through 9/20
Spiral Earrings: c/o Young Frankk

People watching on the beach

August 23, 2017

People watching on the beach

I got the film photos back from my trip to Santa Cruz and wanted to share them with you guys. Although I’ve only been to Santa Cruz once and it took me 10 years of living in Northern California to make it there, it is easily one of my favorite places in the world. The relaxed, casual vibe of the beach town totally jived with my soul (totally hippie-ish way of describing it, but you know what I mean). I am so Type A and high-strung on my own, I don’t need to surround myself with a stressful environment, too.

People watching on the beach

People watching on the beach

People watching on the beach

People watching on the beach

People watching on the beach

Only the fourth picture was taken in Santa Cruz during an overcast morning, the rest were taken at Capitola Beach. There is a hotel called Capitola Venetian Hotel that has all those colorful apartments. I definitely want to go back in the wintertime to get pictures when the beach isn’t so crowded. If you live close to the beach, these pictures may look boring and typical to you. I’ve never lived super close to a beach before, so I don’t get to see scenes like these very often in real life. People watching on the beach is 100 million times better than normal people-watching because there are so many people—all different ages—doing all sorts of things: swimming, surfing, playing volleyball, building sandcastles, running, lying, cuddling, reading, drawing, and the list goes on. I could sit there all day and not talk to a single soul—just observe the movements and habits of those around me.

Geometric

August 16, 2017

Geometric

This past week, my grandma visited from Florida. I always get stressed out right before relatives visit because I need to do a thorough cleaning and make sure everything looks neat and tidy (my bathroom ahhhh), but then once they come, it’s super chill and fun.

One thing that’s nice about relatives visiting is it’s an excuse to have a staycation of your own. We took a few day trips, but the one I loved the most was Santa Cruz. Can you believe I’ve lived in Northern California for 10 years and have never once been to Santa Cruz? There were so many people with their bright and colorful umbrellas and blankets spread out at the beach in Capitola (a neighboring city), it was one of the prettiest sites I’ve ever seen. I know you Southern California dwellers see sights like this all the time, but San Francisco beaches aren’t really for sunbathing and swimming (they’re really cold and rocky and just not comfortable for lying around on), so it was really special to me. I took a bunch of film photos and will share them once I get the film back!

Geometric

Geometric

Geometric

Geometric

I am super obsessed with the jewelry of Christine Young who owns Young Frankk. There is something about her minimal yet off-beat and perfectly quirky pieces that speak to me—the perfect marriage between my love of whimsy and negative space.

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Geometric

Geometric

Geometric

Aura Dress: c/o Vreela
Shoes: Vintage via Crossroads
Hand Earrings: c/o Young Frankk
Open Orb Cuff: c/o Young Frankk

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