I am generally the person behind the desk, hidden behind stacks of paper and magazines – away from public view. Until recently, I’ve been thrown into some great ideas that I thought would be a fun attribute to Zooey Magazine’s website. To offer readers an insight to our daily lives, the team decided to truly utilize this “P.S. We Love This” feature to show readers what we love, and to also (finally) show you what we look like. If you don’t find me pleasant to look at, flip to the next page because the people we feature in the magazine are total eye-candy.
But if you don’t mind me, I surely want to connect more with all the Zooey readers and share our (mine included) personal styles. You can go ahead and call this our new staff fashion blog – it’s about to evolve to one.
This is an irresistible polka-dotted dress designed by Dear Creatures available at Emerging Thoughts for only $70. This dress is so comfortable and the Peter Pan collar is just an additional plus. I love a good collar! I feel like I’m about to buy out the whole Emerging Thoughts shop…they have everything I am in awe of!
I have to talk about the boots in this look. I am a Seychelles girl, everyone knows that. Those “dearest” boots are the best pair of boots I’ve ever worn. They’re so comfortable, which I need because I travel all over Los Angeles each day. You can dress them up and you can dress them down…I don’t think I could ever part from these!
I saw these “hello” pull-overs circulating Instagram a few weeks ago and I knew I had to grab one for myself. Hello Merch designs these pull-overs with eco-friendly fabric. When I heard that, I was thrilled to try mine on. It’s cozy and warm, and perfect for every day wear. The red one is my favorite!
If you didn’t notice the agenda, look twice. I’m a planner…a writer. So I must have a good agenda that can endure my travels and long hours. Erin Condren, ladies and gentlemen, is the place to order one. From the moment I got my own customized planner, I haven’t stopped writing in it. It is my planner and note-taker. On the front, I have my name printed and a quote from one of my favorite songs by the Beatles, “Blackbird.” The line says: “you were only waiting for this moment to arise.” I’m so thrilled with this and have to give you my geek-moment. It’s that amazing.
For a while now, my closet was missing a knitted sweater. I found this at Element Eden where they also carry other things I adore. I wore this with a dress and my Seychelles boots, but the other day, I paired it with denim and a colorful blouse and that was my ‘office’ outfit.
And here at Zooey, we shoot on all types of film with many different types of cameras. The Lomography cameras are a fun way to shoot – it’s all straight from film. No battery needed…which makes life just a tad bit easier! I have this Domino design one that receives a whole lot of ‘oohs’ and ‘awes’ from friends.
I have cardigans in almost every color and design. I found this navy cardigan on Ruche that features repeating Swans with little beaded eyes. While it is simplistic, I think it compliments other patterns very well like my birdie chiffon blouse. This cardigan is surely one of my favorite pieces from my wardrobe!
I know, I know…what is my face doing on Zooey’s website? Well, give me a couple more articles and maybe you’ll find me appealing after all. I’m excited about this new feature and I hope we’ll share the same delight.
Until next time…
– Lucia Tran, Editor-in-Chief of Zooey Magazine