Life’s a Beach

They say life’s a beach. Yea, sometimes it is, but they also say life’s a royal bitch too. I’ve been having a particularly rough week, let alone month. February was shockingly slow. I’m talking like, flat line dead..and that’s with awards season. And maybe it’s also because people only reach out when they need something from you, more than likely it’s for free. I don’t want to sound bitter here, but I do think I’m running on empty. I love what I do when I get to do it but stylists rarely get any love. It’s a relatively lonely journey whether you’re repped or not in a terribly unforgiving industry. Why am I telling you this? Because this blog is the best thing I’ve created for myself. The major lull has allowed me to delve 200% into it. And it’s fun to flip the camera since I’ve been working “behind the scenes” for so many years.

This all came about in Manhattan Beach yesterday, where I came to decompress. It’s my favorite beach community down here and if you’ve ever been then you know why. I came back with a full head of clarity and some salty hair.

I hope everyone is having a great week. And if you’re not, I totally get it. It’ll get better, you just gotta hustle some more..bonus if you look good doing it ;)

Head down, nose to the grindstone (so to speak)
Head down, nose to the grindstone (so to speak)
Neutrals again. This Urban Day sweater kept me warm with the windy sea breeze.
Neutrals again. This Urban Day sweater kept me warm with the windy sea breeze.
2 Guns chai latte. Check them out next time you're down here, really cute spot and great brews.
Two Guns chai latte. Check them out next time you’re down here, really cute spot and great brews.
Comfy boyfriend denims by JBrand.
Comfy boyfriend denims by JBrand.
Boho vibes. This clutch is by Michael Kors.
Boho vibes. This clutch is by Michael Kors.
Recognize this necklace? It's from Stylewich :) You can check her blog out at www.stylewich.com
Recognize this necklace? It’s from Stylewich :) You can check her blog out at http://www.stylewich.com
Under the pier. No filter
Under the pier. No filter

Sweater: Urban Day (Bloomingdales)

Jeans: J Brand

Clutch: Michael Kors

Necklace: J Crew (From Liz at Stylewich.com)

Coffee: Two Guns Espresso

23 thoughts on “Life’s a Beach

  1. The title to your entry is hilarious. Boyfriend jeans I think are the best thing that happened to trending fashion. They are beyond comfortable. You are rocking them!! On a serious note I hope your week is going by better. Always keep a positive state of mind and if that doesnt help yoga is the cure to everything. :)

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  2. aw :( i totally feel your sentiments, especially the part about people expecting you to work for free and not respecting you for your efforts either (I’m an illustrator and designer and people get offended that I can’t just do it for free haha). But on a happier note, I really love the light color palette you have with your outfit :) It feels very spring and still has the comfiness of autumn.

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    1. Thank you Alice, I feel ya, I truly do :) Thanks for taking the time to read, I love writing honestly and if it resonates with anyone like yourself then I’m grateful to have been able to connect. I look forward to reading more from you too! – Lauren

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