Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas 1 Merry Christmas 2 Merry Christmas 3 Merry Christmas 4 Merry Christmas 5 Merry Christmas 6 Merry Christmas 7 Merry Christmas 8< Merry Christmas 9 Wearing:
Guess sweater
A&F t shirt
Burberry scarf
AG Jeans
Nine West booties
vintage quilted purse
Estee Lauder "Stay Scarlet" lipstick

Merry Christmas!

xo  Azu

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Cropped Leopard Print Jacket

Cropped 1 Cropped 2 Cropped 3 Cropped 4 Cropped 5 Cropped 6 Cropped 7 Cropped 8

Wearing:
ASOS Fedora
Bebe leopard print cropped fur jacket
Black contrast top
Topshop jeans
Vintage quilted purse
Nine West "MainStay" booties
YSL "Ultimate Beige" lipstick

It got a little warmer this week, so I wore this cropped jacket instead of one of my long coats.

I've been feeling guilty lately about owning animal products, like this jacket.  I feel horrible knowing that contributed to animal abuse.

Even though I own a lot of leather in my closet, most of it is old.  I've been making a conscious effort to purchase faux leather and faux fur lately.  It really does make a difference.  
Last year I saw the movie Earthlings.  You can watch it for free here on youtube.  I have to warn you, it's graphic.  But I feel it's something we all need to see.  Since watching the movie, I've completely changed the way I eat.  I've slowly made changes to my lifestyle as well.

I wanted to share this movie with you guys before, but I wasn't sure if I would reach anyone.  Especially considering the fact that I still wear leather and fur (most of it is old or vintage)...I didn't want to sound like a hypocrite.  But I'm doing the best that I can.  And I hope you give that movie a shot.  :)  Especially if you love animals!

xo  Azu

Monday, December 14, 2015

For a Rainy Day

For a Rainy Day 1 For a Rainy Day 2 For a Rainy Day 3 For a Rainy Day 4 For a Rainy Day 5 For a Rainy Day 6 For a Rainy Day 7 For a Rainy Day 8 Wearing:
ASOS leather cap (wishing it were faux)
Vera Wang coat
SheIn sweater c/o
Paige jeans
Nine West booties
Vintage quilted leather purse
MAC "Rebel" lipstick

I woke up yesterday morning to the sound of heavy rain and wind.   I couldn't wait to get out of the house and face the wet, chilly air.  Winter storms make me happy.
By the time I finished getting ready, it had stopped raining and a migraine had developed.  It was by far the worst migraine I'd had in years.  So while I didn't get to enjoy the rain, it was still cold enough (and drizzling enough) to wear a rainy day outfit when I went out.

Although I'm feeling better, my mind is still reeling from that migraine from hell.  I feel almost like I'm hung over from it.

Anyway, I hope this outfit inspires you on what to wear for a rainy day.  Even though my coat isn't waterproof, it can still stop me from getting soaked.  Plus, I've got a hat on to keep my face and head dry.

xo  Azu

Monday, December 7, 2015

Put a Bow On It

Put a Bow On It 1 Put a Bow On It 2 Put a Bow On It 3 Put a Bow On It 4 Put a Bow On It 5 Put a Bow On It 6 Wearing:
Dior sunglasses
Tulle pink coat (via Nordstrom)
ASOS bow
Vintage velvet purse
Joe's Jeans
Topshop shoes
Mac "Chatterbox" lipstick

This coat is so much fun to style!  Once I wear it a few more times, I'm going to do a post on all the different ways you can wear a pink coat.  There are countless ways to wear a brightly hued coat.  I've had people tell me that they can't pull off such a bright color on outerwear.  But they're so wrong!  We shouldn't be afraid of color...and if you are, stick to a two color palette like I did here.  Pink and black always look chic together.  When in doubt, just keep it simple.  A white shirt and jeans would look perfect with a brightly colored coat or jacket.

Xo Azu



Thursday, December 3, 2015

Camel and White

Camel and White 1
Camel and White 2 Camel and White 3 Camel and White 4 Camel and White 5 Camel and White 6 Camel and White 7 Camel and White 8 Camel and White 9 Wearing:
Forever 21 knitted poncho / cape (last worn here)
Seven jeans
Vintage boots
Royal Scout boot cuffs c/o (in the color "Golden Bear" available here)
Forever 21 velvet mini purse
On my eyes: Urban Decay Naked 3 palette
Mac "Captive" lipstick

No, these aren't new boots.  I'm wearing these faux fur boot cuffs from Royal Scout and Co!  These are super easy to wear and come in three different colors (Golden Bear, Black Bear, or Grey Wolf).  Put them on and you can instantly add some glam to your outfit.

What I love most about this company is that all of their items are cruelty free.  No animals were harmed in the making of their gorgeous cuffs, scarves, pillows and throws.  They're also based in the Bay Area (like me!).

Royal Scout and Co is offering my readers 15% off with code: "royalravenlocks."  You have one week from today to use this discount code.  Just in time for the holidays!  These would make a great gift, don't you think?  :)

xo Azu



Monday, November 30, 2015

Thanksgiving Day Outfit

Thanksgiving Outfit 1 Thanksgiving Outfit 2 Thanksgiving Outfit 3 Thanksgiving Outfit 4 Wearing:
Urban Outfitters / Lucca Couture cropped sweater
Vintage leather pencil skirt
Nine West "MainStay" booties
Saks Fifth Ave sequin beret
YSL lipstick in "Ultimate Beige"
Dior sunglasses

On Thanksgiving, I planned to wear something entirely different than what you see in the pictures.  But I decided to wear this sweater and skirt at the last minute.

As I mentioned in my last post, Thanksgiving Day is my favorite holiday.  While the very first Thanksgiving was overshadowed by the tragic events that followed, I think what we celebrate now is a truly happy and joyous one.  It's a day that we honor our loved ones and give thanks to the blessings in our lives.  I celebrated T Day by spending an entire day with my family and loved ones (pets included).  

xo  Azu

Friday, November 27, 2015

Happiness Boutique

Happiness Boutique 1 Happiness Boutique 2 Happiness Boutique 3 Happiness Boutique 4 Happiness Boutique 5 Happiness Boutique 6 Happiness Boutique 7 Happiness Boutique 8 Happiness Boutique 9 Happiness Boutique 10 Happiness Boutique 11 Wearing:
Happiness Boutique necklace c/o (buy it here)
Vintage sweater
Topshop jeans
Nine West ivory pumps
YSL "Ultimate Beige" lipstick
Vintage silver purse

Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day here in the US.  For those who celebrated, I hope you had a wonderful day with your loved ones.  It is my absolute favorite holiday.  I love being surrounded by people I love and great food (stuffing, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes are my favorite).

My necklace is from Happiness Boutique.  It's well crafted, sturdy, and yet a comfortable wear.  I loved this design best because I knew I'd be able to match it a lot with denim.  If any of you don't know what to get the ladies in your life, hop on over to Happiness Boutique.  They have tons of statement necklaces to choose from.  They also have rings, earrings, and bracelets.  So there's lots to choose from :)

xo  Azu