Obstacle 1

rachel lynch - rebel circus - i hate blonde - foxie - fur - bloggerobstacle 1 - interpol - rachel lynch - i hate blonde - fur - bloggerobstacle 1 - interpol - rachel lynch - i hate blonde - fur - bloggerobstacle 1 - interpol - rachel lynch - i hate blonde - fur - bloggerobstacle 1 - interpol - rachel lynch - i hate blonde - fur - bloggerdavid_aronson_blondecircus-6obstacle 1 - interpol - rachel lynch - i hate blonde - fur - bloggerobstacle 1 - interpol - rachel lynch - i hate blonde - fur - blogger“I wish I could eat the salt off of your last faded lips. We can cap the old times, make playing only logical harm. We can top the old lines, clay-making that nothing else will change. And I’ll never see this face again. And you go stabbing yourself in the neck.

But she can read, she’s bad. It’s in the way that she poses, it’s in the things that she puts in my head. Her stories are boring and stuff. She’s always calling my bluff. She puts the weights into my little heart, and she gets in my room and she takes it apart.”

I don’t know about you guys, but I grew up listening to Interpol. (You can even see some of their influence in my earliest blog posts.) They have hands down been my favorite band since I was fifteen. When I shot these photos for Foxiedox with my boyfriend, I immediately thought of the girl in the hallway in the Obstacle 1 music video. The way she just shakes it like a mental case in that big furry sweater against the wall, such inspiration!

But let’s talk fashion! I am seriously in love with this black fur vest. I’ve been wearing it as a layering piece ever since the temperature started dropping here in New York. I wear it to yoga with my leggings and tee under my black leather jacket. Even if you’re in LA, you can totally use this as a cool fur pop layer under any jacket.

And okay some of you may hate me for this, but I’ve also been using it under my other faux fur jackets.. yes… a double fur! Some people make fun of me for it, but I also get a ton of compliments like, “where did you get that two-toned fur jacket?” Little do they know it’s a fur vest + a fur on top of it. It’s one of my favorite stay chic, but stay warm tricks!

Also you all know I’ve been a vegan for 5 years so the fact that this brand is 100% faux + animal friendly just makes my heart sing!! There is no need to use animals in our clothing, and I’m glad this brand is representing that standard.

x x

black faux fur vest by Foxiedox

bodysuit by For Love + Lemons

thigh-high boots by Jeffrey Campbell

photos by David Aronson

Motel Rocks Takes Chicago: Part Two

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These photos were shot in a famous chocolate shop in Chicago called Leonidas. The hot coco and macrons were so fancy, I love the way they bring your entire order out on one tray with sprinkled chocolate.

Then we headed back to the Dana Hotel┬áto shoot a little more in the lobby. I love everything about the Dana. If you have been following my blog for a long time, you’d recognize the decor. I threw my 21st birthday here, as well as a handful of other parties and photoshoots. It’s really cool that now, I’m at the point in my career where they’re sponsoring my stay. It speaks a lot to how far I feel like I’ve come in two short years.

I am enterally thankful to everyone that made this awesome week of shooting and blogging possible! Stay tuned for Motel Rocks Takes Chicago part three tomorrow!!

x x

clothing by Motel Rocks

photos by Kohl Murdock

makeup + hair by Katy Ramirez