Amongst The Palms

Fun fact: there’s only one native species of palm tree in Arizona, and it’s called the California fan palm. I have no idea why it’s not called the Arizona fan palm, but I guess that’s why I’m not in charge of important things. When you’re surrounded by dirt, rocks, and cacti all the time, seeing some palm trees is a little oasis in the desert.

I’ve been pairing a lot of graphic tees with my midi slip dress to be able to enjoy the ease of the dress while still keeping it casual. Hallow Collective was amazing enough to send me this All I Want tee all the way from the UK. They have some seriously killer graphic designs. Check them out.

Anyways, I paired this tee with a slip dress from AllSaints and some leopard print calf hair boots from Vince Camuto. I’m also wearing my new favorite hexagon frame sunglasses from Ray Ban. I couldn’t decide between round or square frames, so I opted for a shape that was kind of in between them.

Photos by Maria Mena.

Lazy Mornings

Most of my furniture is pretty dark. I love distressed black wood, dark leathers, and iron. However, I also don’t want my home to look like an actual cave. I’ve been balancing out my dark furniture with lighter textiles. It makes the room feel nice and cozy without being too dark.

Of course I have black jersey sheets to satisfy my inner goth, but I also found this really cool reversible comforter set that’s white on one side and striped on the other. It’s perfect if you’re like me and get bored of bedding easily. I also found this lightweight cream knit blanket that’s perfect for adding some texture.

Camo In The Desert

Camo has been a really big trend recently, and honestly, I’m here for it. Now, I’m not talking about camo Crocs that your 15 year old cousin in Michigan wears with his cargo shorts (Crocs are a fashion abomination). I’m talking about camo done in a non-tacky way.

I tucked my camo tee from Free People into a pair of cool studded skinny jeans from Levi’s. I paired it with some western-style booties from Jeffrey Campbell, a western belt from B-Low The Belt, and a snake print bag from AllSaints. That’s right. I’m mixing prints over here. Watch out.

For accessories, I opted for my trusty 70’s-style glasses that I actually need to see because I’m blind without them. I also went for my favorite dagger necklace from The Great Frog and some chunky rings. My dagger necklace is engraved, but they have a plain option as well if that’s not really your thing.

Photos by Maria Mena