It’s Cool

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Wearing: Opening Ceremony Moon Sunglasses | Zara Ripped Denim Dungarees | American Apparel 2×1 Rib Button Crop Top | Converse Chuck Taylor® Low Sneaker | 3.1 Phillip Lim Silver Leather Pashli Satchel

Traveling has been my escape from everything this year. SXSW has probably been my favorite of my trips. I’m not even gonna front this was my absolute favorite day of SXSW. The vibe was just right, I didn’t get too bogged down by social anxiety and my look was on point. I definitely just threw caution to the wind and just had fun and smiled a lot. Harder than I have in a while. Two months later and I’m still smiling. 😊


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photos by Emily Malan

The Tourist

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Wearing: Levi’s Mens Jean Jacket (similar, similar) | T by Alexander Wang Ponte bra top | Urban Outfitters Urban Renewal Ribbed Snap Tank Top | Zara Leather Skirt | Isabel Marant Bekett Calfskin Velvet Leather Sneakers | 3.1 Phillip Lim Silver Leather Pashli Satchel

Sometimes I get overcharged
That’s when you see sparks
They ask me where the hell I’m going
At a 1000 feet per second

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I’m writing this post in between, running errands, packing, cleaning, going to an event and leaving for the airport tonight. I’m going to New York for the weekend. Back in December is kind of where all this continuous travel started. Emily came to visit and I decided to tag along with her on her trip to LA…it seems I haven’t slowed down since.

My iMessage is often filled with “when the hell are you coming home” type messages. 😂 I’m sure there will be a slow down soon, for the most part I can blog from anywhere but I do have a few projects and partnerships I’ve been delaying because I need to be home to do them.

This is my second time in Texas, and my first time doing more than staying in the hotel the whole time. It was warm so I tried to wear light pieces. I know you”re probably thinking, but you’re wearing leather. This Zara skirt is actually super lightweight. I love it.

It was a very random purchase while I was staying on the beach with some friends who were in town. Needed something to wear that night and I got sidetracked and ended up picking this up as well. Some of the best things seem to happen randomly these days.

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photos by Emily Malan

Everything I Need

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Wearing: Levi’s Mens Jean Jacket (similar, similar) / AEO Printed Boho Mini Dress via American Eagle / Joe’s Jeans Immense Booties

First day of my first SXSW experience went something like this. We got off the plane, got coffee, left our stuff at Jane’s and headed to Spotify House. Spotify House essential became our home base for the rest of SXSW. Especially once we befriended some Spotify employees. Shoutout to B, for being so great to us. 👫

It had everything we needed pretty much. I saw Ryan Hemsworth finally, who is just so freckin cute it’s hard to look directly at him. Saw favorites like SZA, Wale, ODESZA and an actor or two roaming around. There was an on stage rumble, Wyclef popped up and performed which I only caught the tail end of. 😭

So this is my off the plane right into the thick of things look. I hadn’t slept because I’d spent the entire weekend partying with friends in town from New York. Queen of bad decisions right here! I think I spent the rest of SXSW in flats or Isabel Marant sneaker wedges. You do so much walking, heels cannot go beyond a first day look even comfy ones. Would I do SXSW again…yeah probably. It’s been my favorite festival experience so far.

P.S. – I’m on snapchat and addicted to it, add me, send me snaps blah blah: ria-michelle

photos by Emily Malan