Greyer Gardens

If there’s a secret to having a happy life, it’s definitely to surround yourself with friends just as strange and unusual as you are. Mornings spent draped in vintage lingerie with stacks of costume rings, stickers on your face, best friends, and iced coffee may be far and few between, but they’re some of my favorites. Finding people like Ivory is a blessing- finding a souls who are always down to take photos and put on green glitter eyeshadow are the kind of people you hold onto. Ivory and I saw these rings and knew that we had to go all out- white fur, crazy jewel tone makeup and loads of sweet vintage.The twin, Alexandra, took the photos, which were so much fun to shoot. We didn’t realize we were unintentionally channeling Grey Gardens until Alex pointed it out- we weren’t mad about it. 121203 10 8 6 511161514132223 Happy Sunday.
XXXX,
Gabriela

Coven of One

Oh Sunday’s. The perfect day for sleeping in until brunch and an even better excuse for getting a drink at noon. Classes start on Thursday, which would be tragic if it wasn’t my last “first day” of school. If everything goes according to plan I’ll be walking this May, getting my diploma and saying SEE YA to college and the sweet old South. On this particular Sunday, I decided to celebrate and do a few of my favorite things. I went to Rosewood Market with my twin sister Alexandra and one of my best friends Ivory and her boyfriend Travis. We ate a delicious meal and then Ivory, Alex and I went to the mall on the search for lipstick and gold nose rings. Alex and I later went to our favorite coffee shop to meet a friend (and which meant getting a mimosa for me) before we took photos in front of an abandoned gas station.

2I knew that I wanted to wear these sandals today (from Urban Outfitters) because they seem very brunch appropriate, and I decided they would pair well with this vintage skirt, which I got from Ivory from her store Forgotten Feather. Lovely. I paired it with my favorite vintage hat, some mirrored sunglasses from Hip Wa Zee and a patch I made that says “not yours”. Today’s aesthetic followed ‘I head a coven of misguided youth with abstract haircuts” and you know I’m cool with that. I know that it probably seems like I’m still riding on the “witchy” trend, and that’s chill because I’ve been on the witchy wagon for literally ten years. I use fashion as a way to physically express what my soul would look like, and for now, this is it! So cheers.

All photos were taken by my wonderful sister Alexandra Herstik.  1 5 4 367101112mineHere’s to one last year and lots of mimosas

8/16/2015

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Steinbeck Sunday’s, Twins and Lamps

Even though I shot this on Friday, what’s more appropriate than writing a post on Sunday dedicated to Steinbeck?! Nothing, that’s what. I just finished To a God Unknown, Steinbeck’s second novel, and I have just started The Moon Is Down, a Steinbeck piece I hadn’t heard of that my friend Jenn found for me at a used bookstore! The old copy is absolutely breathtaking, and the fact that it’s called “The Moon is Down” doesn’t hurt it’s case either! Moon’s and Steinbeck?! I can deal with that. I wanted to showcase some of my favorite books and what not so I had my sister, Alexandra, snap some photos!

Skirt: Thrifted/ Tank: Forever 21/ Shoes and Shawl: Urban Outfitters/ Necklace: Zara

I started “Black Lipstick Friday’s” so if you want to join me, wear your black lipstick on Friday’s and make sure to #blacklipstickfriday so I can see!

Namaste,

Gabriela

Photos by @alexyael

Sunday Style: A Sweet Sample

I posted a preview of my most recent collaboration last week, and I couldn’t resist posting a couple more! I had the immense pleasure of shooting with Mary DeCrescenzio  for this set, an amazing photographer who I met while working at Hip Wa Zee. We shot three looks and are currently in the process of another collaboration which should be really great.

I’ve been keeping the theme of this collaboration secret, and I can’t hold it in any longer! These three looks were all based off of tarot cards. I’ve been reading cards since I was about 13, when I got the classic Raider Waite deck in a kit, and the cards have been part of my life ever since.. I am going to be incorporating spirituality and fashion more and more since both are my passions, and I thought this was a good way to start. Anyway, I don’t want to give too much away, so enjoy the preview, and more details (and explanation of the tarot) to come!

I can’t wait to release the entire collaboration and explain what each cards means to me. I hope everyone is having a fabulous Sunday!

Go check out Mary’s work HERE and check back for more photos!

Namaste,

Gabriela

Style Sunday; Friends and Smiles

It’s finally Sunday and that means three things; friends, brunch and yoga. Per usual, I started my morning off with brunch with my twin and one of my best friends at our favorite brunch spot. We ate some delicious french toast, drank some coffee and talked about life and the future. Life has been so wonderful lately, and I have been so happy to be alive and healthy and well. I am so blessed to wake up each morning excited for the day, and for life in general. I don’t label myself as an optimist or realist because I believe you confine yourself as soon as you put a label on yourself. I thiink it’s important to feel whatever it is you’re feeling but I truly believe that seeing the positive in the universe is one of the best gifts you can give yourself.

Anyway, I had a wonderful time snapping some photos with Rachael. My incredible sister, Alexandra Herstik, was the photographer.

Shirt, Skirt and Faux Fur Coat: H&M/ Boots and Purse: Urban Outfitters/ Head Wrap: BCBG/ Hoodie: Zara

How did you spend your Sunday?!

XXX
Gabriela

Sunday Style: Soft Stripes

Happy Sunday one and all! It’s been a great week and a nice relaxing long weekend and I have  been blessed with some great conversation and company this past week. I can’t even deny that I love being back at school, it’s been truly wonderful to be with my friends and be productive once more. I’ve gotten my four weekly yoga classes in, I’ve drank lots of coffee and I’ve done a bit of shopping, what more could I ask for?

I got this jacket for $30 from $130 and these Deena and Ozzy boots for $30 as well. I really don’t think I see myself taking either of these pieces off ever..

Anyway, I have two weeks (as of today) left of being a teenager. I think I’m going to try to do something new everyday until my birthday to really make these teenage years important.

Coat, Shirt, Boots: Urban Outfitters/  Leggings: Zara/ Beanie: Pac Sun/ Purse: Grandma

 

What are you doing on this long weekend?!

XXX
Gabriela

Sunday Style: Scalloped Edges

It’s that time of year again. I have packed up all my belongings, mustered all the goodbyes I can, and driven the treacherous drive back to Columbia to start a new semester. After a month at home, my brain isn’t quite ready to be in full on school mode again, so Alex and I came back an extra day early to settle into our abode. My Sunday was spent at brunch with a couple good friends, at Whole Foods buying some yummy food to cook, and at yoga, getting my vinyasa on. I’ve unpacked everything and my beautiful walk in closet is looking alive and well once more.

Today I decided to wear the beautiful mid calf lace cardigan I picked up a couple weeks ago from American Thread. I paired it with my cheetah print velvet leggings from Zara, my lace trimmed top from Urban Outfitters, and my incredible necklace from Zara. My trustee oxfords and spiked purse, both from Zara added to the ensemble. To top it off, quite literally, I wore my new favorite hat fromm H&M.

All photos taken by the beautiful Alexandra Herstik

What are YOU wearing this Sunday?

XXX
Gabriela

Sunday Style on Monday: Dali

I got home yesterday from Florida and I am so happy to be back in my beautiful city, but I can’t deny that I had a nice vacation with my family. From breakfast, to yoga on the beach, to shopping, and the Dali museum, I would like to think it was a successful vacation . I’ve been to the Dali museum in St.Petersburg before it was renovated, but I hadn’t been to the new location. If you’re in Tampa or St.Pete or surrounding areas, you must go. Dali was such an incredible artist, there’s nothing quite like him or his work. He was such an incredible mind and soul and it’s worth it to get the little headphones and listen to his mustache narrate and explain his art. Perfect for getting absorbed and lost in his art on a rainy day.

Shirt: Urban Outfitters/ Jacket and Necklace: Forever 21/ Leggings: Topshop/ Pursse: Zara/ Boots: Dolce Vita/ Hat:H&M

This is a pretty accurate description of my twin and I, if I do say so myself.

Ladies and gents, don’t I have a beautiful family?! My grandma(in the middle) just turned 80 over summer, and my mother (right) just turned 59. My father, the lovely gentleman who looks like Ben Kingsley just turned 64. Also this means that in 2014 my sister and I turn 20, my mom turns 60 and my dad turns 65..wow.

I post regular photos of my adventures and outfits on instagram, @gabyherstik

Hope you all have a great New Years Eve Eve!

XXX
Gabriela

A Week in Review

So it’s obvious I’ve been slacking on that fashion blog lifestyle. You know, life happens and I have no excuses. The only thing I can do is promise you some amazing new posts, collaborations and outfits in the future, and that’s exactly what I’m gonna do!

As for today, right now, October 13th, I have some fun/ridiculous/awesome pictures I haven’t posted! Last Sunday my sister and I took Marissa, my best friend who was visiting us, around Main Street. We got some iced goodies (I got lavender honey Italian ice, Marissa got pumpkin pie custard and my sister got salted caramel custard), we went to the “before I die” wall and we went to Mast General Store. It was a lovely day, followed by some delicious food at Takosushi ( a Japanese Mexican hybrid restaurant) and some good old Netflix when we got home.

Before I die I want to be a professional fashion journalist and yoga teacher, I want to travel the world practicing yoga and I want to use what I love to help others and make a difference.

Trying on bonnets seemed like a good idea

Very rare inages from the Breathing Fashion Archives of 1871

 

This weekend was a bit more relaxing than last weekend. I spent a lot of time relaxing, getting work done and I had some lovely twin time with my sister.

Free People bandeau, Urban Outfitters shawl, Dolce Vita boots, American Thread purse, Forever 21 necklace, Barney’s outlet necklace.

I also got the chance to go grocery shopping Friday! I love Whole Foods, especially at this time of year.

H&M dress and socks, American Thread bag, Zara shoes, Loehmans tights,

What have YOU been wearing?

XXX
Gabriela

 

 

 

 

Style Sunday: A Look Back

Today was the Fall equinox; the day where night and day are equal lengths. The equinox marks the first day of fall, a time when change is thick in the air. Fall is easily my favorite season, I feel like change is so prominent and the opportunities for creating your perfect life are infinite. I spent today working at my yoga studio, going to brunch, doing some schoolwork at a coffee shop, yoga class and celebrating the equinox.

I kept it simple in a cropped black tee shirt and some electric blue shorts.

My lovely photographer was unable to shoot today, so I am going old school and posting some instgrammed outfits!

 

What have YOU been wearing??

Namaste,

Gabriela

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