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


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



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.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Summer 2014

Summer is probably over for most of you. But for all adults, it never really started, or ends until the seasons officially change here in California. Which they never do. I kept going on with my usual full time job schedule and occasionally, more frequently than less frequently WENT OUT! Partied, danced, went to free shows, danced some more, drank cold drinks, took road trips etc. My summer really felt like summer this year. I've lost track of how many shows I've gone to but that was the focal point of the summer. I saw The Zombies, The Black Kids, Gardens & Villa, Jagwar Ma, Wood(new band you should check out), Young The Giant and of course the major finale of FYF fest. For those who are new to hearing about FYF, its been around for years, and its LA's major music festival. Except when I first went, tickets were like $30 bucks and its was at LA Historic Park and it was so much better that way. I still saw bands I wanted to see and it was chill. This year was a major shit storm, but my group of friends made the best of it. Got to see Future Islands, which was my major band to see. That was my personal highlight. Got to see The Thundercats, Built To Spill, Grimes, Caribou, Blood Orange, Haim, Interpol, Mac Demarco, and The Strokes. There were more I wanted to see but for those who were there, you understand how difficult it was to see everyone at that location. 

It was a good summer and I managed to make my festival outfits at the last minute. Any special occasion calls for a new outfit for me to make. First day I wore and African two piece combo outfit, with GOJANE strappy flats and ebay shades. Second day I sported a two layered pink tie dye mesh dress with a DIY harness and U.O. booties. 

Photos below of the craziness that ensued from Day 1 through Day 2 with no sleep. Maybe 2 hours of sleep tops. I also like made this like video about like FYF and how crazy it was bruh. So check it out above. And don't forget to follow me on instagram for more of my daily shit @fromabolivian


Friday, July 4, 2014


Happy 4th of July you crazy kids!! Happy birthday Merica!
Milk that summer sun cause it ain't gonna last for long. I know I am. Tbh, It's a horrible thing being an adult sometimes, cause I can't remember the last time I had a real child-like summer. Cause you know, I'm like an adult and work all year long. But when a 4 day weekend comes my way, or in any adult's life, WE GO HARD! WE RAGE! WE APPRECIATE EVERY SECOND OF IT.

Last night, I celebrated a friend's birthday on a thursday night and partied like it was a friday night and now it feels like saturday and now I feel like an old lady. I slept the early part of today trying to recuperate. And I had my lil pup keeping me company. Then finally managed to wake up and muster up the energy to get myself a cherry Icee. Only way to fuel oneself on a hot summer day. Shortly after, I went to celebrate my sweet lil niece's birthday, then headed over to a friends party, then got some bombass chili cheese fries w/ my buddy, called it a night and now I'm back to laying with my baby boo. My lady. My pup. My errythang. So it was a good day. Now I'm ready to get my rest and celebrate the remainder of this long weekend like a champ!

Wearing: vintage star button up, U.O polka dot hat, vintage glasses, fo21 pants