Can You Dig It?

         “Sweet Spring is your time is my time is our time for springtime is love time and via sweet love.” Let the blooming begin.  Spring time fashion is among us, which means light, floral, flowy influences on our outfits, and not to mention on the runway during fashion week 2015.  Aside from the assuming spring attire of florals, 70s far out fashion is making its way back into the fashion world.  Did somebody say “Throwback?”  The fashion flashback reigned over 2015 Spring Summer collections.  So look out for the high-waisted, suede and need I say? FLARES.  Stay groovy babies!

 

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My ode to 70s influence, all white, crop top with high- waisted flares.

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Everyday jewels. Watch: Nixon. Bracelets: Vintage

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Living in Southern California, you have the opportunity to visit all the little beach towns along the coast. Each town having it’s own charm and beauty. Santa Barbara, you were definitely a stunner!
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On track following my dreams and continuing on with my blog. Until next time! xo Ape

 Crop Top: Urban Outfitters. Pants: Reformation Clothing. Shoes: Top Shop. Bag: Louis Vuitton. Sunglass: Boutique. Location: Hotel Milo Santa Barbara.

Photos by: Sofian Ketfi

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Something New in 2015

     Every new year we all have that extra boost of enthusiam of wanting to be and do bigger and better. A sort of, fresh start to a new goal with eyes wide open and adventurous spirit, the infamous New Year’s resolution.  Definitely nothing wrong with that ambitious attitude, the only thing with that, is to keep it all year long and for most people, even myself, it’s a hard to maintain.  So this year, to keep me from disappointment and failure, three things needed to change. (1.) I decided to skip the New Year’s Resolution and have daily goals.  Small daily goals that are attainable and slowly build up to the big picture goal of where I want to be.  (2.) Have a different goal. Every year my reoccurring goal is to eat cleaner, get leaner and save money.  Though, I’m embarrassed to say, I half ass my efforts towards these goals and really need to look into the steps I need to take in achieving it.  (3.) Be more detail oriented this year.  Like any good planner, you have to formulate the steps towards the goal and organize.  Eureka! Well, no so fast…Then, I realize, these goals of eating healthier, looking better and managing my money better, should be standard of daily living.  So I thought to myself, what part of my life do I want to see achievement and progress?  The answer, Revolving Ape.

     Revolving Ape was an image that’s been brewing in my mind for probably the last 7-8 years.  A fashion blog encapsulated in my head full of ideas and creativity that only I  had access to, a sort of, private social media profile, if you will.  I attempted to start it years before but never really tried.  I prided myself on being a go get-er and do-er rather than just a dreamer.  With other parts of my life, yes, I was all those things, except what I was passionate about, fashion.  A big reason of holding back was the fear of failing, the fear of disappointment and the fear of negative criticism.  I hate to sound cliche, but  my fear was the only thing getting in the way of getting what I wanted, and I knew I wanted to be more than just a dreamer of fashion.  Now that I’ve started RevolvingApe.com,  I realized that was the easy part.  The work towards this blogging life is on a whole different level, socializing, constant updating and  networking.

     I’ll be honest, I’m not one to glorify bloggers, but I do admire the work they put behind their network.  Who knew diligent, shame-less self promoting selfies can take you places.  Kidding.  With all jokes aside,  bloggers  are making a living out of basically being who they are, such as The Blond Salad Chiara Ferragni, Sincerely Jules Julie Sarinana,  and so many more successful bloggers out there, you can’t do anything but congratulate.  They not only changed up the blogging game but they’re making their statement in the fashion industry as It Girls, reaping the benefits of the job, traveling around the world, gratis from designers and entrepreneur opportunities.  Attempting at this blogging life, I now understand.  The constant updates of what your readers want to read and see.  The amount of visual and literal creativity behind it.  The magnitude of internet a blogger has to do is grand.   And not to mention all the socializing and networking. And when it comes to this part of blogging,  I’m terrified, my little friend named Fear is tagging along side when it calls for mingling with other people via internet and events,  it’s the hardest part for me.  I’m an introvert, so reaching out is definitely stepping outside my norm.  I want to meet new people and develop new relationships, especially with those who have common interests, it’s one of the many benefits of blogging.  So, I’ve come to the conclusion of putting myself out there more, stepping outside my comfort zone and reaching out to fellow media personnels that have similar goals as me.  Which means I have to kick my tag-along friend, Fear, to the curb starting in 2015 and for the rest of the years to come!  Cheers to the new challenges and all the personal growth to come forth.

     
 

Coat:Zara. Shirt:Reformation. Jeans:Brandy Melville. Shoes:Liberty Black Boots

Photos by: Sofian Ketfi

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Devotissimo suo, Italia.

     With beautiful Mediterranean views, a breath taking horizon and freshly made to order Italian dishes,  a true trifecta of astonishing beauty, better known as, Almalfi Coast.   Waking up to its skyline was nothing short of amazing.  It gave me the opportunity to take a few deep breaths and be in the moment.  In our busy, fast track lives, we often never “live in the moment” and just be in the actual present.  Our minds our consumed with a list of obligations and thoughts regarding the pass or the future, but never really living in the present.  It’s actually a practice that’s difficult to do.  Not only does travel give me the opportunity to gain new experiences, I realize how small me and my problems really are.  I come back home with a greater appreciation and gratitude towards my world and everything/everyone in it.  With that said,  I’m really excited to be able to share with you my travels throughout the Almalfi Coast and Rome.  Travel tip: rent a car!  You’ll be able to cruise all along Almalfi Coast, but be wary of the narrow, windy roads and lets just say, not so careful drivers!  You’ll be able to visit all the little gems such as, Ravello, Positano, Sorrento and many more!  Italy, I must say you’re one photogenic SOB!  Jaw-dropping views that can easily feel like you’re in a fantasy full of lush forests, characteristic architecture and simplistic living.  Enjoy!

 

Literally purple during sunrise.  Our balcony view was amazing!
Literally purple during sunrise. Our balcony view was amazing!

Can't skip out on shopping!
Can’t skip out on shopping!
Top: Urban Outfitters. Shorts: Zara. Shoes: Aldo Shoes. Sunglasses: Free People.

Simple, fresh ingredients make the best dishes. Pizza all day.
Simple, fresh ingredients make the best dishes. Pizza all day.
Beautiful Almalfi Cathedral
Beautiful Almalfi Cathedral

Tutte le strade conducono a Roma (All roads lead to Rome)

Top: Brandy Melville. Pants: Zara. Shoes: Aldo Shoes.

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Beautiful colors developed over time on Roman buildings.
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Travel and eat well.
Sistine Chapel. Vatican City.
Standing on the battle grounds of gladiators and wild animals. The Colosseum.
Jumpsuit: Flynn Skye. Cardigan: Angl (Shopangl.com)

Jewelry: All vintage. All bought at antique stores and flea markets.

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I can stay perched here forever. Thank you Italy!

Devotissino suo, Italia.

(Yours truly, Italy.)

Photos by: Sofian Ketfi

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Palm Springs Delight

    Being able to get away from the busy lives we live can be a safe haven for our mental and spiritual state of mind.  Living in Los Angeles, can make you feel at times overwhelmed.  Playing catch up with work, friends, appointments. Trying to get your life in order, the struggle is real y’all.  So being able to escape to Palm Springs, where the sun is always shining and the weather is sweet. Relax poolside, eat good food (lots of it) and free your mind.  Desert love, you gotta it.

Top: Stone Cold Fox. Shorts: Zara. Shoes: Topshop. Bag: Alexander Wang. Swim:TylerRose. Hat: J. Crew

Photos by: Sofian Ketfi

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REDrum

     I’m usually an “all black ‘fit” type of girl, but seeing all the red throughout fashion week SS 15 collections, got me feeling adventurous.   A pop of color has its way of bringing out the sassiness that lies within all us ladies, exuding confidence and boldness.  (Make sure to check out “Street Style: Freak It” page for my street style inspo).

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Playsuit: ASOS. Sunglasses: Freepeople. Shoes. JustFab. 

Photos by: Sofian Ketfi

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