” Just a small town girl, living’ in a lonely world”…
You know this one. Now it’s stuck in your head. You’re welcome. Actually, you can thank vintage Journey for that one.
This vintage look book sits especially near to my heart. My talented and sweet photographer buddy Kelsey reached out to work together on a shoot for the local jewelry company Blissfully Liss Jewelry. I have worked with and met Melissa ( the brand designer and boss-lady ) before and was absolutely excited to work with her line again. Kelsey lives in my hometown, Huntington Beach and wanted to shoot in a few locations around the little beach town. I have recently become a bit nostalgic about where I grew up- I’ll go into that later- and though I live about 15 miles away, I rarely spend time there. There are so many places that look so far away. We had the greatest time shooting around the neighborhood and beach, hanging out and drinkin’ beers. Also, how cute of a human is Kendall?!
There is certainly a little crochet theme to this look book. I really wanted to capture the free spirit of California and crochet just defines California cool. The way this Cleobella kimono layered so organically over the crochet just makes me so happy. The boss lady at Cleobella is also an HB native. It’s the little things.
dress: Goldstruck Goods HERE // kimono: Cleobella- this one is a couple of seasons old, but shop a similar style HERE // earrings: Goldstruck Goods HERE // bracelet: Blissfully Liss Jewelry// ring and shoes: coming soon to Goldstruck Goods
Soooo…. This is where I used to ditch school to hang. Fun Fact. Fiesta Grill has bomb ass burritos!
hat: Wyeth // jacket: Goldstruck Goods HERE // skirt + top: someday it’ll be available. just not quite yet. I purchased it from a friend and am just too in love with it to accept that I am too out of shape for a crop top and let it go quite yet. shoes, ring: vintage. coming soon 🙂 // middle finger ring: The2Bandits// clutch: older Marc Jacobs- I’ll be adding it to my Depop site soon.
The crochet looks continue for this outfit below. The vintage skirt is a super versatile travel piece that can be worn as a skirt or a dress. I am completely obsessed with this dainty little necklace and how perfect it looks against the crochet crop. I picked it up from one of my favorite new discoveries, Birdie Boutique and am so glad I did. I’m not a huge, bold turquoise girl. I like the dainty splash of color this necklace adds without being overwhelming.
One more fun fact: This bar is where I got my fake ID taken away when I was 17. I used to be cool.
It was a funky gloomy beach day, yet I always get warm running around at shoots. I recently picked up this insanely comfy jumpsuit from Birdie Boutique for a road trip to Palm Springs and wanted to test it out. It is my new fave. I’ve worn it 3 times in 2 weeks. The open back and shear material panel on top are nice and airy, I don’t have to wear a bra (SCORE! I mean, let’s face it… I’m a 32A. I’m not wearing too many bras- the positive trade off for not having a fabulous rack.) and it has pockets!
As much as I am a sucker for bold psychedelic prints and colors, you can rarely go wrong with an all black ensemble. I like to wear black while I’m working since I’m not very graceful and get makeup or whatever all over myself. This jumpsuit can easily be dressed up or down and can also have a little extra sex appeal by tying up the top and rocking it as a crop top. The back of the top is attached to the pants, but the top swigs free so you have plenty of versatile options. It is like a blank canvas to allow jewelry, accessories and shoes shine.
shoes: TUK // jumpsuit: Birdie Boutique // hat: picked it up from a buddy at Gyspy Treasures – you can find Greek fisherman’s hats like these all over. Everyone is making them now, like Brixton //choker: Jay Nicole Jewelry // snake necklace: Cleobella
Speaking of shoes…I recently scored these black studded sandals from TUK and I cannot stop wearing them! They add the perfect amount of tough, yet cute to just about everything. I love them with anything from babydoll dresses to torn up jeans. TUK has been a favorite shoe brand since I was I 6th grade and convinced my mom that I NEEDED the gunmetal silver creepers and that they were basically a necessity. I still have the black suede creepers I got shortly after the gunmetal pair. These ones might just be with me for decades as well. There’s something strangely classic and timeless about these tough yet sweet little mary janes.
This last look is my favorite. It is such a great nod to the punk rock- skater- stoner culture that shaped me. For a beach town, Huntington has always had a touch of edge. It’s still not quite as polished as Newport and I like that.
The baseball tee was hand-printed by my talented husband from a vintage belt buckle design my dad had. I’ve had the belt buckle in my own personal collection for years and it was so rad to watch my husband turn the design into a tee for my brand. The design was carefully printed onto different vintage tees, including this comfy ringer.
photographer: Kelsey Christine
Styled by me 🙂 @goldstruck