Silver Lining | Personal Style

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Photos by Eric Tra

Ever since turning 24 in February I’ve been rewriting my life mantras. I’ve been learning a lot about myself and establishing what matters most to me in this world then separating those from what I think might be toxic. For example:

Things that are toxic: Neglecting to purchase something that you’re personally drawn to because you think other people won’t respond to them the same way you do. I struggled with this for a long time. I was constantly asking myself “What if people think I look weird?” and then hesitantly putting that pair of metallic harem pants back on the rack.

Things that are not toxic: Allowing yourself to buy whatever the hell you want because you’re an independent person who doesn’t just follow trends, but instead sets them. Trends like METALLIC SILVER PLATFORMED SHOES.

I don’t think I’ve ever experienced love at first sight in the way that I did when I sleepily stumbled across these babies on Shopbop one night around my birthday.

I’d been feeling very blasé about many of the styles I’d been scrolling through, but these oxfords by Opening Ceremony could not have made me feel any more alive. I was in love. I constantly admired and talked about them for two weeks before my friends got tired of hearing me obsess over them and urged me to buy them…so I did.

They’re grungy. They’re minimal. They’re shiny. They’re PERFECT. One small step for my closet, one giant step for me serving Xenon: Girl of the 21st Century realness.


New Life Mantra #2: Do you. Wear whatever you want because YOU like it. Be fearless. Feel flawless.

Buying these shoes wasn’t just a sporadic chasse into my spring wardrobe, but a step deeper into my identity. Every time I wear them I feel fiercely confident and undeniably myself. Who cares if people like them or not? They aren’t wearing the shoes – I am.

Speak to you soon!

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Coachella Fashion Picks

coachella COACHELLAITEMSLeopard Birkenstock • Platform MuleNude Open Toe Bootie • Utility Pant • Lace Inset Caftan • Polka Dot Maxi Dress • Olive Zip-front Overall • Asymmetrical Hem T-shirt Dress • Striped Romper • Graphic Mesh Tee • Bracelet • Sunglasses • Yellow Wedge • Green Cutout Boot • Black Lace-up Espadrille • Patch Boyfriend Jeans • Black Bralet • Striped Trouser • Finger Chain • Black Crochet Back Dress • White Buckle Heel • Image via Stockholm Streetstyle • Embroidered Tank • Denim Dress • White Jumpsuit • Floral Crop topHalter Bathing Suit (sold out) • Perforated Blue Shopper Bag • Black Gladiator Sandal • Stacked Bracelets • Strappy Bra

Coachella is a festival I’ve had on my radar for a while. While I’ve been to Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, I know the feel of a west coast festival would be much different and it’s definitely something I plan to experience (hopefully sooner rather than later).

Coachella is a celebration of Art, Music and sunny California.  It’s also widely recognized for the style that is exhibited by it’s goers; I might even venture to say that it sets the standard for what people will be wearing for the duration of festival season.

My fashion picks are a mashup of hard and soft pieces that I could definitely see myself rocking during the weekend long celebration, as well as for the rest of the summer. My favorites are probably the jewelry from Catbird, the NSF Patchwork Jeans I spotted on Shopbop, and the Steve Madden leopard Birkenstock style sandal.

To make the envisioning process a little easier, here’s a Spotify playlist of most of the artists playing at Coachella! Hopefully you’ll discover some new music along with loving some already favorites.

(Nows the part where you grab some takeout, throw on a sunhat, roll into your hammack and turn up the tuneage)

For more information about Coachella click here

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