Thursday, March 12, 2015

Self Discovery

As I sit here, past my bed time....I feel the sudden urgency to write down my thoughts, my intentions for life. I will admit, I am on my 4th cup of wine, but it is not hindering my thoughts. When this new year started, I did a candle ritual cleansing. Ridding everything negative from last year and bringing in a white candle for the new year. I have seen progress, in negative people fading away out of my life and now I am starting to see things more clearly, a look at a future life with a purpose. I have the power to change my life, to better it, to bring significance to it. I went through a hard year last year and it put things into perspective. I knew the evolution of my betterment wouldn't come quickly, it would be a gradual thing and I am starting to notice significant advancement. 

My best friend and I made a promise to each other that we would take a trip every month, big or small. We started the new year by venturing to Mono Lake. A magical experience where we explored Mono Lake, The Sierras, Travertine Hot Springs, Bodie Ghost Town and Mammoth. All in one weekend. To be in an empty open land, with a human being you love like a sister is the best experience. The month after we took a  closer adventure to a Hindu Temple Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Chino, CA. A life changing experience. A feeling I cannot describe, an unreal sense of peace. Every trip I have made in the past 3 years has been life changing, the heart needs, yearns for adventure, for new things. That is what I intend to do. Discover a world with endless possibilities. 

To be honest, I don't know what I intended this post to finish as, what point or what mood I was trying to get across. But maybe that's a good thing. I am in a state of progress, not yet finished, still discovering, still finding out. I guess just live your life. Bring meaning to it, live it with excitement. That's all for right now. I intend to post more consecutively. But mostly adventure based and less "fashion" focused. Fashion is still a big part of my life, but it isn't the focal point. For more updated and constant updates on my adventures and craziness, follow me on instagram @fromabolivian

Much Love
Vanessa

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

VALENTINE'S DAY GIVEAWAY!


Valentine's Day Giveaway! I've teamed up with some incredible Instagramers/bloggers and we've put together an awesome V-Day Giveaway! We will have TWO winners who will each win a $170 PayPal voucher, so you can buy your significant other, your bestie, or yourself something awesome! 

Here's how to enter:
1.) Follow me @FROMABOLIVIAN and LIKE this post.
2.) Tap once to see who to FOLLOW NEXT and LIKE Their post
3.) REPEAT Step 2 until you've made it back here!

4.) TAG one of your friends (so they can enter & have a chance to win too!) and tell me what you hope to give/receive this Valentine's!


Once you have made your way back to @FROMABOLIVIAN , you have completed the loop! You must follow/like all the bloggers to qualify and your account must be set to PUBLIC. The winner will be announced on Friday, February 13th, 2015. Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Happy Danksgiving

Hope you all had an awesome Thanksgiving! I ate turkey for the first time in 6 years! And it was glorious. I went in for seconds and got a stomach ache for getting too excited about eating meat again on Thanksgiving. And me being me, I always dress accordingly to said theme.

A couple of years ago, I purchased a rarity of a fabric. A velvet burnout chiffon with warm velvet leaves all over. Perfect for anything fall season in California. Last year I made a bell dress and dressed them up with my velvet pilgrim JC's for Thanksgiving. This year was way too hot for anything long sleeved. So I through on my high waisted bells and mesh top. I felt great in the sunny hot weather with my highwaisted black undies and bra. It's all about transparent mesh everything because it's the closest thing to being naked. I can't go out naked when it's crazy hot, but I will go out in a thin layer of fabric.

These are probably my favorite pants I've made, and my black American Apparel mesh top is one of my major staples in my closet. I've had it for years and it's still in pretty good condition.

 
 

PEACE, NESSA



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Adventure Time


All year round, I crave to travel. I was born with the travel bug. But it mostly hits hard during the beginning of Fall. Fall is my favorite season of the year, but California lacks in having a true authentic fall season. So I always tend to travel during the Fall/Winter season to different and new places so I can fully experience nature and feel at home. 

When I lived in Portland, I woke up to rainy days and foggy cold mornings. Dream weather for me. I got excited when it was raining, I would make myself some hot chocolate, turn on Dario Marianelli and Jean-Yves Thibaudet while I coated myself with rib knits and leather boots, and layers of prints to go out into that wet city. I was in my element, and the dark tones and warm hues of the city just blended so well with my aesthetic. It was bittersweet when I moved back to California, but that is why I travel to Portland once a year, cause I can't stay away. 

I've already got two trips planned with Fall/Winter. Portland in December, and another Big Bear trip is in the works. My friends and I traveled there over the summer, and now we are traveling back to experience the snow and are searching for the perfect cabin in the woods to rent out. Traveling and exploring places is what I am meant to do, in tribute to my nephew Gaige. He was an adventurous soul. Come next year, my friends and I are renting an RV and roadtripping to New Mexico to the White Sands Monument, I am beyond ecstatic! And shortly after that I am traveling back to South America with family AND friends. 

So in spirit of the awesome gift from nature this morning, who decided to give us a foggy morning, I give you some travel inspiration. Via Pinterest / Via Free People cause they are on the same wave length as me! If you want to see more, follow me on pinterest.com/vacosta


PEACE OUT
NESSA

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pinnings: Bohemian Fall



It's hard to imagine weather other than this hot hot heat in California right now. I've been dying in my new home in Los Feliz. It's an old home, so air conditioning is non existent and I'm too cheap to get a fan, because I keep telling myself it will cool down soon. But I am just preparing myself to be let down. I have to lower my expectations when it comes to expecting seasons in Los Angeles. But I can still fantasize! I can hope for the cool days, hope for fallen leaves and beanie weather. Hope for a better, cooler tomorrow. Rainy days, fur coats, just give me what I want California! I'm begging you. BEGGING YOU!

Ignore my dramatic relationship with California. A dramatization between a girl and her city. Well when fall comes, I will be ready. I'm already preparing for my favorite season. Every year I always plan out inspirations for the fall season. I set a ridiculous theme for myself, and obsess over that. One year, I only dressed like an androgynous oliver twist-esque fashion gal. Then another year, I only focused on tweed and polka dots. Another year, it was all about Penny Lane, Last year was Goth Gypsy. This year has yet to be decided. Call me unnecessary, but I call it inspired. But in the meantime, I am just seeking inspiration where I always do. The 70s.

Ever since I was a wee lil girl, I always looked to 60s and 70s for inspiration. I remember the first design I sketched in middle school was an all patched up two piece suit with flared pants and nothing but brown hues and oranges. Talk about puking up the 70s and bringing it back to the 90s when I was this newly fallen in love tween ready to take on the fashion world. With endless designs to grace the world with. So now, years later, I still see the 60s and 70s as my core, with my ethnic tendencies. I've been collecting vintage for over a decade now and that's what I'm all about. The past. So while I ponder on what my next fashion phase will be, I will be being myself over hurr, just sporting my overly ethnic bohemian attire that I so very much love. Check out my latest pinnings on pinterest and latest insta outfits that I've been sporting around town. Follow me on Instagram for more personal shots and posts @fromabolivian


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PEACE 
NESSA


Monday, September 15, 2014

Sk8tr g!rL


I got a skateboard a couple years back and decided to finally check that off my bucket list. My nephew, niece and brother in law are all skaters. My nephew was the best. He was a lil Z boy in the making. Summer and hot weather always get my blood boiling to skate. And watching Lords of Dogtown on Netflix accentuated this craving and live up to the west coast kid that I am. I get why skateboarding was a bigger thing on the west coast. Long hair, chill vibes, sunny days, surfers etc. It's all part of the great equation. 

I traveled down to visit my family and my niece gave me some tips and tricks to practice on. She's a lil nutter. She wanted me to record videos of her and she wanted to take photos of me so we did both. I had to dress super casual, which isn't me at all but when skateboarding its necessary. Now all I want to do is just transport myself in my skateboard and cruise around town. Be that rebel kid I never was when I had the chance. And I've got the long hair now so why not! 

The Z boys are my biggest inspiration right now. The originals. The legends. 70s long hair, sunkissed skin, saturated colors with tones of green and yellows. It's all I'm about at the moment. Wearing my vintage DICK TRACY tee, U.O. pants, U.O. sunnies, Converse and using this killer zombie skateboard from my brother in law.


PEACE 
NESSA