smelling summer

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Zara top, Joe's Jeans slouchy shorts, American Eagle belt, House of Harlow 1960 sunglasses

"Busy" took on a whole other meaning these past few months, and I'm not even in school. Between interning for Who What Wear and working, I've been focusing on and narrowing down with what I wanted to do with my life (as early 20-something-year-olds do). But since day one, something has always been on my mind and it's the only time throughout the year where I stop thinking (and I'm good at that): summer. It's so close, I can smell it.


gut feeling

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AllSaints jacket, For Love and Lemons tank, Levi's boyfriend skinny jeans, Free People x Jeffrey Campbell sandals

I've constructed so many outfits with this jacket. That's how I know a purchase is worth every penny- when you can use it x amount of times without getting sick of it. Plus, when your eye meets an item, you'll just have the innate feeling of immediate ownership. Natural instincts, people.


the city that dreams

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Reformation perry dress, House of Harlow 1960 chelsea sunglasses, Free People espadrilles

Out of the three winters I've spent in Los Angeles since I moved out here, this one is my favorite. 80 degree weather. It allows me to wear stuff like this and makes me realize that bras are irrelevant. And as my city living continues, I'm finding myself losing focus on things that get me by and concentrating more on things that I love. My 21st birthday was spent with a whole bunch of bad influencers- in other words, my family, best friend, and boyfriend. A quote said while I was not in the proper state of mind went something like:

"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted."

Apparently, my 21st birthday was very philosophical and fortune cookie like. Clearly, I'm wiser.


kate moss and some pizza slices

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Reformation jacket, Zara top, Friend of Mine doomsday skirt, Urban Outfitters flats

I've been going mad over designers from Australia (someone take me there, please!), so I was a ridiculous happy little camper when this skirt came to my doorstep. I'm so glad I waited to wear this skirt from Friend of Mine until I could find it's soulmate. I'm hardly attracted to clothes with words on them, but this denim jacket summed up how I would spend a perfect afternoon. I like clothes that get me.


white collar

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Zara jacket, Reformation jumper, Free People espadrilles, House of Harlow 1960 chelsea sunglasses

The end of the semester opened up the start of new beginnings with a new internship at Who What Wear, a passing grade in stats, family + the boyfriend for the holidays, turning legal (21) in about a week, and the discovery of Nick's skills with a DSLR. The first time I had him take my photos are seen above. Not shabby at all. I was beyond thrilled to wear this jumper from the Reformation. I've been lusting over their brand consisting of sustainable draped garments and effortless, head-turning pieces. Everything is so perfect. Can't hardly wait to post other items for you very soon!

Also, sorry for being M.I.A. for a bit. I promise it was for good reasons. You can check out what has been going on lately on my instagram: @ariadimalanta. Hope you guys had a happy new year!