Sunday, August 23, 2015


Tshirt/sweats/Backpack: Zara | Sandals: Sanuk 

SUNDAY. This is probably the best representation of my backpacking drabs, most especially while exploring Istanbul where -- even though I could have worn sleeveless, legless garments -- I opted to cover up. And like all thin linens that go through intense wash and wear cycles, these articles are falling to pieces. I've about 5 weeks left of my travels, so we shall see how long these last. In the meantime, Turkish tea and market shopping for the win.

Friday, August 14, 2015


FRIDAY. Been doing a spot of festival hopping, hence again with the sporadic computer access and outfit posts. But wanted to quickly show off a small leather crossbody -- and occasional makeshift fanny pack -- that I picked up for practical purposes at Ozora in Hungary last week. Sometimes I find myself petting the front flap because... just look at it...

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Blouse: So Sweet / Shorts: vintage Levi's / Pouch: Hakei / Boots: Super Mode

TUESDAY. Tromping through Prague in classics. Loose viscose button-down I picked up in Madrid and a pair of vintage faded Levi's that were once full-length pants of some Parisian in the 90s probably... And knowing me and light-colored clothing, both are already properly stained, of course. I knew I was right to bring my Tide pen. Also, this taupe leather pouch is my new favorite thing. So so supple.

Friday, July 17, 2015


I strongly dislike when this happens, but guiltily dressed from the knees up in Zara... silk cami, suede shorts, leather backpack. A refreshing combination for these hottest of days, nonetheless.

It's been so hot, actually, that every once in a while it becomes necessary for one to walk through crowded zones with one's armpits freely displayed, with arms angled parallel to the road much like the giant crate carriers at Costco. Watch peddlers NOT harass you.

Equally relevant: tall, elaborate doorways and hedges both seem to function as convenient backdrops, somehow....

Photo: Melissa Vega

Monday, July 6, 2015


MONDAY. She was pretty worn, with a hole in the right shoulder seam. Super supple and beaten to a faded navy leather in some parts. Found my new favorite piece a couple weeks back when in Paris in a 1 bin. ONE EURO. This is one of those pieces that, while it's monetary value is sufficiently nonexistent, will be a wardrobe treasure for as long as it lasts. Can't wait to pair it with more refined clothing pieces like my growing number of silk slips and crisp buttondowns. Let's be real, though... this isn't coming out of the backpack any time soon. 100F says no.


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