University of Southern California

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The one thing I do regret in my life is not enrolling at USC when the time was right (sorry UCLA, I do love you, too). Visiting the campus in the heart of downtown LA (at night AND pretty illegally I must confess) I was drawn to all that opportunity and that “SKULLS” vibe that is evident everywhere. I sneaked in the stadium, I chased a drunken opossum and learned the tale of how the alumni celebrate their graduation by climbing all (and there are many) the fountains located in the campus.

And since I’ve had my fair share of academic studying (and biology was not easy) I can only listen in ecstasy all those USC stories my friends kept telling over outdoor fires, eating marshmallows from sticks and just being a proud imposter by wearing my fave USC tee.

Go Trojans!

Yellow hat, fringed leather jacket, ripped denim, leather boots, USC tee

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In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer

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And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.

Magical moments in Santa Monica, that California sun shining upon us, with flower garlands just bought from the flea market on our ombre haired heads, making plans for trips in the dessert and experiencing utter freedom.

Cali Callin’. 

Photos by Alkistis Tsitouri Streetgeist

Clad in ripped denim high waisted shorts, tube top, flower headband (all from the flea market on Melrose), Nike Dunk Sky Hi sneakers, Celine sunglasses

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Winter Mood

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There aren’t many things that can fix my mood like a vibrant pink leather jacket.

Maybe a pair of neon yellow sneakers and a pair of sunglasses straight from the “Lolita” movie could come close. Combine all that with a 4 hour discount shopping spree at my favourite shopping mall (aka Factory Outlet), complete with a “pin up doll” make over (I don’t know when I will finally master that cat eye technique myself) and you have a very happy Filio, staring infinitely at the Ugg rainbow on the shelf trying to figure out which ones to get.

Or more accurately which ones to leave behind.

It’s not gonna be long till next time after all.  :D

Photographer: Alexandra Argyris/Make Up: BeautyCom Diego Dalla Palma/Location: Factory Outlet

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Wearing leather jacket Juicy Couture (958 -> 383 euros), denim shorts BSB 49.90 -> 24.95 euros), boots UGG (220 -> 119 euros), leopard laptop sleeve Juicy Couture (138 -> 40.90 euros), sweater Nymph from Attica Outlet (109 -> 54.90 euros), sneakers Reebok (69.95  -> 48.50 euros), hat Accessorize (43 -> 12.90 euros), over the knee boots Tsakiris Mallas (89 -> 49 euros), sunglasses Moschino Anastasiadis (195 ->119 euros)

 

#NEW YORK

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Winter dressing. 

In my book that means beanies, turtlenecks, the occasional oversized fur and BOOTS. Make them thigh high and I’m willing to withstand below 30 Celsius for another 3 months (I’m talking maximums here). All black and a hint of pink to break the ice (literally), I’m contemplating skiing, hot cocoa with marshmallows and endless procrastinating over a million glossy glossies.

I’m officially cold. 

Wearing a pair of Sante Shoes thigh high peep toe boots, beanie Jumbo (a SAINT version here), suede leather shorts, black cotton turtleneck

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Daring Purple & Orange

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I mean, why not?

Colorblocking my way into winter is the funnest shortcut I could think of to try and forget all those palm trees and eternal sunshine of La La Land. Mixing up colours makes up my mood in no time but basically I did need a good excuse to wear that statement coat. I know, I know it could have probably been better with black cigarette pants and a crisp white shirt (new outfit post coming up perhaps?) but running around in those Freestyle vintage Reeboks and my vibrant attire was equally satisfying. And attention grabbing. Thank god the wasps and bugs were in hibernation.

But playing dress up never hurts, right?

Wearing orange coat Asos, purple sweater H&M (a nice alternative with cat elbow patch here), ripped jeans, Freestyle Hi Reebok sneakers

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Cookie-ing

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My cookies bring all the boys to the yard and they’re like they’re better than yours, damn right they’re better than yours, I can teach you but I have to charge.

Or not.

Check (AND TRY FOR YOURSELF) the recipe here

(or swoon over more food porn on The Eaters site).

You’ll thank me for the chocorgasm after. 

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These boots

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Can a pair of boots make you happy?

YES.

Wearing these thigh high beauties makes my endorphin levels skyrocket and I feel no shame saying this. They were after all much cheaper than the psychiatrist (to quote a famous saying). Not cheaper than a walk in the park or smelling flowers or making someone else happy but who says you can’t actually do all the aforementioned AND still be wearing them?

Double the effect. Chasing happiness in flats. ;)

Thigh high lace up boots bought on Melrose (a heeled alternative here), denim shorts, cropped white blouse COS (similar here), cow print faux fur jacket vintage (sweater edition)

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Denim Days

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Denim Days

Listening to MOTHXR’s Stranger on repeat, my mind being totally absent (from all the things I’ve lost I miss my mind the most), participating in a shopping detox (I haven’t yet unpacked everything, imagine that), catching up on my favourite shows and what nots and sweating my A** off on the treadmill. After all I did buy 5 new pairs of sneakers in LA. I might as well put them into good use. So I’m taking some ME time and I urge you to do the same from time to time.

It feels good.

(Plus I have a couple of surprises in store :)) 

Wearing Denim Dress H&M, Suede Lace Up Boots Michael Kors (similar here and a flat alternative here), Faux Fur Snood (and here), Lulu Frost Eye Necklace (I also love this one here)IMG_7038IMG_7102 IMG_7085 IMG_7060 IMG_7091 IMG_7053 IMG_7047 IMG_7093

The Cocoon Coat

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Sandals with coats (cocoon shape is so in!), ripped denim with sweaters, Arizona iced tea on a cold (but super sunny) day.

More fashion oxymorons? Well, welcome to Greece. You can swim in the sea until -almost- November and you can wear -almost- whatever. And enjoy every minute of it. It’s nice to be a little crazy at times, with fashion but mostly in life.

Good to be home. 

Wearing grey sweater H&M, ripped jeans, Sante Shoes lace up sandals, wool cocoon coat Stefanel (an awesome light blue version here), vintage sunglasses, Lulu Frost eye necklace

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Winter-ish

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I won’t accept defeat. I will continue wearing ripped denim shorts, even it means pairing them with fur coats. As for accessories I will step out my way to compliment my looks with oversized scarfs, beanies, patterned cardigans and of course boots of any high (especially thigh), cause layering is fun and it requires extra shopping. I’m always down for that.

And hot chocolate. With marshmallows. Or anything else. Yes.

Thigh high boots (a lace up alternative here), wool dress H&M (a Moschino dream here), oversized denim jacketKate Spade clutchwool felt hat, rhinestone earcuff

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