A California Girl’s New York Style Guide

Hello ladies! As you probably know I travel often from California to New York. On my first trip to NYC I was so lost, but ECSTATIC to play with different styles. How I dress on the west coast versus east coast absolutely varies, because for one, New York has seasons. I’ve also noticed I’m much more chic on the east coast, and street style in California. So here’s a little peek inside my head of what goes on when I’m packing my ritual trip to the fashion capital.

For Spring

My favorite time to be in the city! The ice from Winter is melting, but the air is still chilly. Winter is fun if you’re inside but it’s really hard to be stylish when it’s below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The idea of hell for California girl (me). Spring is perfect for light coats, and layered clothing. A colorful coat can really add a pop of style to your outfit. Sneakers are always a good idea because NYC is all about walking. It’s also a great time to be playful and layer skirts with jackets.

Here are a few outfits I’ve worn during spring:

For Summer

I thought I knew heat, until I experienced summer in New York. The city is filled with tourists, and fumes from transportation, that it can be quite difficult to enjoy a day out. No jackets are necessary because even the nights are hot. It’s the perfect time to bring out dresses, and shorts!

Here are some outfits I’ve worn during Summer:

For Fall

One of the best times of the year is Fall in New York City. It’s when the locals can enjoy a day off in Central Park, and a warm breeze. I also pack long sleeves, and comfortable outfits for exploring the city. Only because Fall time is the best time to be out and about in the big apple!

Here are some outfits I’ve worn in Fall:

For Winter:

I never experienced a Winter until I went to New York. While all the locals knew what to do, and wear, I was lost. My first time I had on a coat that was more cute than warm. It was a big mistake. I quickly learned that layers were going to be my best friend. This time of year is perfect for wearing sweats, and styling them up with a faux fur coat.

Here are some outfits I’ve worn in Winter:

2019 Goals: Self Growth

Hello babes!

It feels so good to be back. The Holidays were a crazy time, and I fell off the groove of blogging. Life can get so crazy sometimes that we forget to do what we love. Which brings me to my #1 resolution this year:

  1. Make time for the things I love –  I go to school full time, work part time, and try to maintain a social life with whatever I have left. I’ve maintained pretty active on my instagram @lionlizz but posting a picture vs. actually writing a blog is the easy way out. I created my blog to break down the details of my styling, which I love expressing. It’s also a great portfolio to showcase my art, and I want to stop neglecting it. So starting now, my blog is a top priority.
  2. Work on my fitness– Okay, I know this is like everybody’s goal, but it really is mine too! It’s kind of ridiculous that my tuition fees for my university include a state of the art gym, and I’ve only ever been once…lol. I eat pretty healthy and remain active throughout the day, I just don’t go to the gym. So starting now, I’ll work on attending more often.
  3. Do two internships– My graduation date is approaching and I want to be prepared when the time comes. It’s already required that I do at least one internship, but I would love to make more connections. I’m majoring in communications so I’m actually really excited to get some more hands on experience (maybe even dip my toes into the fashion world)!
  4. Grow in my Faith– Life gets h a r d sometimes. I often receive messages on how my “happiness” is so inspiring, but it isn’t always like that. There’s times when everything seems to be going wrong. No one ever talks about the depression twenty something year olds can fall into when transforming into their young adult lives. I’ve found peace when I trust in God and let him take control. Growing my relationship with my faith is a priority this year, and not just something I fall back on when I’m feeling weak.
  5. Stay consistent– I want my actions to speak for me this year. I could write all day about what I want to do, but what I a c t u a l l y do could be a different story. I’m going to periodically read this blog post to maintain the passion I have to grow spiritually, physically, and mentally. This year is all about self growth and becoming the best version of myself.

At the end of the year I’ll reflect on my goals and write about what I did, or did not fulfill. I wish you all the best on your endeavors this year whatever they might be. ♥️ Just know that you are strong, and you are capable.

All my love,

Liz

Hola queridos!

Por fin he regresado! Los ultimo meses del ano se pusieron un poco frenticos. La vida se puede poner tan ocupada que nos olividamos a dedicar el tiempo a nuestros aficiones. Bueno eso me trae a mi meta #1 de 2019:

  1. Dedicar tiempo a lo que amo– Soy un estudiante, trabajo y trato de mantener un vida social. Estoy muy activa en mi instagram @lionlizz, pero subiendo una photo y escribiendo un blog entero son totalmente diferentes cosas. Inicie mi blog para exprimir mi amor por la moda, y escribir en detalle como los construe. Tambien es una gran forma de mostrar mi arte, y ya no lo voy a mal tratar. De ahora en adelante mi blog es una prioridad.
  2. Ir al Gym– Si, ya se que es basicamente la meta de todos, pero tambien es la mia! Es ridiculo que en la matriculas de mi universidad esta incluyendo el gym… y solo ha ido una vez. Como saludable y soy activa durante el dia, solo que no voy al gym. Entonces de ahora en adelante voy a intentar a ir mas frecuente.
  3. Hacer dos Internados– Ya casi llega el tiempo para que me graduao, y quiero lo mas experiencia possible. Mi major es en comunicaciones estoy muy emocionado para tener mas conexiones. Tal vez hasta algo en el mundo de la moda!
  4. Crecer en mi Fe– La vida se pone dificil. Recibe mensajes que dicen que mi felicida les da mucha inspiracion…pero no siempre es asi. Ninguna persona habla sobre la depression que les puede pegar a adolescentes cuando estan transformando en sus vidas adultas. Yo he encontrado paz cuando tengo confianza en Dios. Creciendo en la relacion de mi Fe es una prioridad para mi este ano, y no solo algo que uso cuando me siento debil.
  5. Ser consistente- Quiero que mis acciones hablen para mi este ano. Puedo escribir lo que quiera, pero lo que hago puede ser una historia completamente diferente. Voy ha leer este blog durante el ano para mantener la pasion para crecer espiritualmente, fiscamente, y mentalmente.

Al final del ano voy a reflejar en mis metas y lo escribir sobre lo que he cumplido. Les deseo todo lo mejor este ano. ♥️ Solo sepan que son fuertes, y capaz.

Todo mi amor,

Liz

Patterned Pants

Pants & Top from Fashion Nova// Boots From Nordstrom’s

If it’s not already obvious, Bratz dolls are and forever will be my fashion inspo. The fact that they do NOOOT care what’s trending and mix it up with different patterns and colors is something I’ve always admired. Also, their chunky shoes were always ADORABLE! I have pretty big sized feet for my height so they showed me big hair and big feet could be used as a fashion statement. That’s why I fell in love with these rubbery platform shoes my mom gifted me. ❤

Pattern pants are a favorite staple piece right now. Whether I dress them up or down they’ll add detail to any look. Why dress bland when there’s so much color in the world?! The pants were extremely high waisted (which I loved! Anything that highlights the waist is a must for me) so I paired it with a silky, knotted top.

Si no es obvio Bratz dolls siempre han sido mis inspiraciones. A ellas nunca les importa lo que está en la moda sino se ponen lo que les de las ganas. Emparejan diferentes patrones con colores y es muy admirable. También los zapatos que usan siempre me han inspirado a estar con confianza con mi talle te de zapato (qué es grande por mi altura). Y por eso me enamoré con estas zapatos gruesos que me dio mi mamá ❤

Pantalones con patrones son mis favoritos orita porque los puedes emparejar con outfits de día o noche. Porque vestirte en colores simples cuando hay tanto color?! Los pantalones eran de cintura alta (mi favorito estilo de pantalones!) y los puse con una blusa de seda.

Cheetah Girl

Jumpsuit from Fashion Nova// Beret and Jacket from Forever 21

Cheetah girl cheetah siissssstuuuuuuuh. If you sang that then I love you and we’re now best friends. Animal print has been so trendy this fall and I am here for it. Colors can get old but patterns make outfits fun. When my friends saw this one piece they were like “omg you could be a cheetah for Halloween!” lol no. I’m going to wear this in a regular outfit because it deserves that. Why would I want to feel fierce one night of the year? I swear I felt cheetahlicious confident in this all day.

I toned it down with a light, denim jacket (if you don’t have one, you should! It’s a timeless staple piece) and my hair down. Simple details like that can really make a difference. For instance, if I would’ve had my hair up I would have felt too exposed. I also threw on this beret to add some chic vibes.

The old myspace caption “Rawr :D” would really be appropriate. Comment that on the picture I just posted on my instagram @lionlizz so I know where my blogger fam at ❤

El imprimir de animales especialmente de las chetahs, ha estado muy en la moda. Colores simples se pueden poner un poco aburridos but diferentes diseños son divertidos para implantar en diferentes vestuarios. Cuando mis amigas vieron traje me dijeron “oh perfecto, los puercos usar para Halloween!” Jaja no. Me encanta usar piezas únicas. Especialmente si son así de feroz 😉

Calme el look con una chaqueta de mezclilla, les recomiendo si no tienen una que inviertan en conseguir una porque es muy versátil! Puse mi cabello pa bajo para que no me sientera tan expuesta. Y añadí este beret para darle un look de chic.

Me siento como que el caption “Rawr :D” de los días de MySpace es perfecta para estas photos. Vayan y comentan eso en la photo que acabe de poner en my instagram @lionlizz para que sepa cuales son mis subscriptores de mi blog ❤

POLKA DOTS

Dress and wedges from Forever 21

My style changes with the days, the seasons and of course my mood. Lately I’ve been feeling really chic and colorful! Patterns have been catching my eye and polka dots are super trendy this Summer. I actually have this dress in blue, shown in my birthday post, here, the fit was flattering + comfy. So when I saw it in orange polka dots I HAD to get it! Oh did I mention it was only $15? YES GIRL, make your way on over to your local Forever 21. 

This dress was supper cheap and I was out in the streets of NYC with all the confidence haha. It really doesn’t matter about the brand or the price, as long as you feel good, that’s all that matters. 🙂 The wedges are also from Forever 21, don’t they just scream SUMMER?! I felt like my feet were presents! The peachy dress and soft blue really worked well together because they are both pastels, and with the same chic vibes. They were totally complementary of one another. 

Follow me on instagram, @lionlizz to see all my Summer adventures ❤ 

Mi estilo cambia con los días, temporadas y claro que con mi estado. Recientemente me ha gustado mucho ropa con patrones. Y polka dots estar muy en la moda este verano. También tengo este vestido en azul que use en mi cumpleaños, aquí, me encanto el fit y que era gusto. Así qué cuando lo vi en este color anaranjado odio que lo compre! Oh y solo era $15! 

El vestido era super barato y estuve estrenadolo en las calles de NYC con toda la confianza haha. Verdaderamente no importa la marca ni el precio, si te sientes bien eso es todo lo que importa 🙂 Los zapatos también son de Forever 21, me encantan para looks del Verano! Me sentí como que mis pies eran regalos jaja. El vestido anaranjado y azul se vieron bien juntos porque los dos eran el la familia pastel, se complementaron. 

Follow me en instagram @lionlizz, para ver todas mis aventuras del Verano ❤

FASHION NOVA x LIZ

Shorts thrifted// Top from H&M// Shaul from Fashion Nova// Purse from Steve Madden

Summer in New York is perfect, but it’s far different from Cali. Fashion Nova recently sent me a few pieces from their swim collection and I was actually sad I wouldn’t be wearing them on California beaches this Summer. BUT then I remembered I’m in the Fashion Capital of the world, so I could definitely be creative and make use of my new goodies 🙂

The shaul is actually a Bikini cover up but it worked well with simple pieces. The shaul has lots of fine detail, with an angelic feel so I wanted everything under to be light + fresh. Be sure to check out the rest of their collection on Fashionnova.com! ❤

El Verano en Nueva York es perfecto, pero es demasiado diferente de California. Recientemente Fashion Nova me mando algunas piezas de su collection swim y estaba un poco triste que no iba estar estrenándolos en las playas de Cali. PERO entonces me recordé que estoy en el capital de la moda, así que necesitaba que ser creativa!

La blusa blanca es un cover up para bikinis pero me encanto como se vio con algo simple. Es muy angélico así que quería el resto del look que fuera fresco y neutral. Vayan a ver el resto de la collection en Fashionnova.com! 🙂

SUMMER IN NEW YORK

Pants from H&M//  Top from Forever 21// Shoes from Puma

Hey all! Blogging away from NEW YORK CITYYY. This Summer I decided to take on an internship in NYC through my university, It was a bittersweet decision since I’ve never lived outside of my dear California. BUT I want to take advantage every opportunity that comes my way. I want to look back at my life when I’m 30 and know fear from myself, or negativity from others never held me back 🙂 

My first trip to the fashion capital was when I was 20, and I’ve made it my goal to visit as often as I can. So hell yes, I am proud of myself for making this moment, and this Summer happen! YAY! 

I have lots of plans for Summer ’18 and I can’t wait to share them with you all! But don’t worry Cali, I’ll be back in the Fall. ❤ 

Hola queridos! Les cuento que estoy escribiendo esto desde NUEVA YORKKKK. Este verano decide tomar un internship. Era una decisión un poco difícil porque nunca he vivido fuera de mi California. PERO quiero tomar ventaja de cada oportunidad que venga en mi camino. Quiero reflejar en mi vida cuando tenga 30 anos y saber que nunca deje lo negativo afectar mi vida. 

Mi primer viajar al capital de la moda era cuando tenía 20 anos y desde allí lo ha hecho mi meta de visitar cada vez que pueda. Así que CLARO que estoy orgullosa de yo misma de hacer este verano, en esta ciudad posible! YAY!

Tengo muchos planes para Verano 2018 y no puedo esperar para compartirlos con todos ustedes! Pero no te precupes California, regreso en el otoño. ❤

YEAR 22

Dress from Forever 21// Coat from Primark// Shoes by Fila

I am now writing this post as a 22 year old. AHHHH, what is time!? This past year was very transformative, and quite possibly one of the best years of my life. In school, love, work and “adult responsibilities” haha, it has all been dramatically progressive. 21 was AMAZING, so I can only imagine what 22 has in store for me! Even though I’ll always be 21 at heart 😉

My birthday outfit haaad to be most representative of me, so I wore a baby blue dress (sponsored by my baby ❤ )and pink foe fur coat. My birthday fell on a Monday, so I wanted to be chic yet causal. The perfect way to casual down any outfit is to pair it with sneakers. I wore my new chrome Fila’s (a gift from the best brothaaa) which gave it the perfect edge. 

Thanks for all the sweet, wishes on my 22nd year of life friends! Here’s to another year of love, light and of course cute outfits!

Estoy escribiendo este post como una chica de 22 anos! Ahhhhh donde se fue el tiempo!? Este ano pasado fue muy transformativo, y posiblemente el mejor ano de mi vida. En mis estudios, el amor, trabajo y responsabilidades de adulto jaja, todo ha tenido bastante progreso. 21 fue maravilloso, así que me puedo imaginar este proximo ano. Aunque siempre voy hacer 21 de corazón 😉

Mi vestuario tenia que ser representativo de yo misma, así que me puse un vestido con un chalequo rosita. Mi cumpleaños fue un lunes so queria algo elegante pero casual. La manera perfecta de hacer cualquier look casual es emparejar lo con unos tennis. 

Muchísimas gracias por todos los lindos mensajes queridos!<3 Que este ano sea lleno de amor, luz y claro que muchos cute outfits.

SCHOOL FASHION

Skirt is Thrifted// Top from Forever 21// Shoes by Vans// Jewelry from Pandora

I always feel like I am more productive when I like my outfit. I know it may sound crazy, but fashion does have power to change your mood & actions, at least for me it does 🙂 it all falls in line with the concept that when you look good, you feel good! 

This is an outfit I would typically wear on a school day, because it’s light, fresh and comfortable. This adorbs polka dot skirt was thrifted and I wore it with a soft pink top to accent it. I really enjoy incorporating patterns into my outfits, because it really does add detail. Variety in patterns and textures can truly boost your wardrobe friends! 

Siempre me siento mas productiva cuando me gusta mi vestuario. Aunque se suene un poco raro, tu moda tiene el poder de cambiar tu animo y acciones, bueno así es para mi 🙂   Va con el concepto que cuando te vez bien, te sientes bien!

Este es un look típico que usaria para escuela porque es fresco y agosto. La falda con lunares era de la segunda y la empareje con una blusa rosa. Ese color ligero ayudo lucir la falda. Me encanta incorporar diferentes patrones en mis outfits, porque verdaderamente ayuda anadir detalle. Variedad en patrones y texturas puede aumentar tus vestuarios queridos!

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

Thrifted top// Skirt from Forever 21// Shoes from Vans

Goodbye dark colors! THE SUN IS FINALLY OUT IN SOCAL! AHHHHHHHHHH. You can all imagine my happiness. It’s been about 90 degrees where I live so yes, of course I have been taking advantage by whipping out my breezy wardrobe. This Summer I’m really excited to wear brights, patterns and of course bikinis! I have been ready for my skin to glow since November…so long paleness 🙂

This orange top is thrifted and was perfect for my summer wardrobe cravings. It was the ruffled triming that really caught my eye and how could I have passed up this fun, fresh color? The answer is I could not have friends. I wore it on a denim skirted with subtle stripes. Wearing it with a color just as bright could have really given my outfit a clownish look. My goal is always to have fun in my outfits and play with unique colors, without looking like a mess. I just love playing dress up and experimenting with pieces that are out of the norm. 🙂

POR FIN EL SOL SALIO! AHHHHHH. Pueden imaginar mi alegría. Como ya casi esta de 90 grados donde vivo a estado tomando ventaja estrenando todaaaaa mi ropa fresca. Este Verano estoy muy emocionada estrenar colores vibrantes, patrones y claro que bikinis! Ha estado lista para que me piel brille desde Noviembre…así que ciao piel pálido 🙂

Esta blusa anaranjada es de la segunda y fue perfecta con el estilo que quiero usar este Verano. Eran los detalles de los volantes que capturaron mi atención. Y como pude ignorar este color tan divertido y fresco? La respuesta es que no seria posible. La combine con una falda de mezclilla con una poco de rayos. Mi meta siempre es tener diversion con mis looks, sin ver me rara. Amo experimentar y crear vestuarios que son únicos 🙂