May 22, 2015

Thanks for your service! Memorial Day Weekend.








Happy Memorial Day weekend! How will you celebrate? I know Im looking forward to it. I don't have plans to go out of town or anything, but I'm looking forward to working, since it will be busy for me. I'm also looking forward to having a little fun, too. I'm thinking about going to the beach on Memorial Day, later in the evening. 
     I know with this particular holiday, everyone gets caught up in the hype of a 3 day weekend and having fun, but don't forget to think about the woman and men out there who died and sacrificed so much, so that we can go on our vacations peacefully, and do everything we do on a normal basis. 
     We as a society take so much for granted and its important to think about that. If you see a veteran, it takes 2 seconds to just say "thank you for your service." I get onto myself about this too, since my grandfather, who died while parachuting, served. It played a huge impact on my family. My father was just 10 years old when my grandfather died and that inspired him to go into service. My sister also served. To everyone reading who has served or are currently serving, THANK YOU for your service. This post is dedicated to you and you don't go unnoticed! I hope everyone has a safe Memorial Day weekend and I'll see you on the next post!
-V


Shirt: H&M
Jacket: Versace for H&M
Jeans: American Apparel
Shoes: Steve Madden








May 15, 2015

Crazy for navy? Navy blue








     I don't know what it is with the color navy blue but coincidentally, it has been apart a lot of my looks by accident. Maybe I'm just attracted to the color and don't realize it. Blue is my favorite color but not necessarily navy blue. Maybe it is now lol. I think I have a right to change my favorite color since childhood, right? Lol. 
     I love thrifting. There's nothing like finding a diamond in the rough when you head to the Goodwill or a local thrift shop and feel extremely good about it because for one, its dirt cheap, and two, you won't find anything else like it, especially if it's a vintage piece. The pants are baseball trousers. I found these at a thrift store back home in Nashville and had to get them! I think they were only $8. It gives off a classic, casual vibe, while, at the same time, still being fashion forward, which I enjoy. 
     The top I found at a vintage store in West Hollywood. It was a bit pricey but was worth it because it was in great shape and I absolutely love the design of it. As you can see, both items are navy blue. I'll leave a link below to all my posts that have navy blue in them recently. Are there any colors you wear all the time and don't realize it until someone points it out? Thanks for tuning in and I'll see you on the next post.
-V

Top: L.A Vintage
Trousers: Thrift
Shoes: Phillip Lim


Vintage/Safari......................5/8
Hello, May...........................5/1
Touch of Inspiration...........4/24
Hues of Blue.......................3/21


May 12, 2015

TV/FILM Acting for BEGINNERS


T.V/FILM ACTING FOR BEGINNERS (PT. 1)




PT. 2



PT. 3

I decided to do a series of videos I've been wanting to do for quite some time now. I got inspired to do these videos by my older sister who wants to get back into acting for TV/Film/Stage. These tips are tips I picked up along the years of being in this crazy game of acting. If you or anyone else you know would like to get into acting, I strongly encourage you to look at these videos. Some of this stuff is GOLDEN and I wish I knew EARLY ON when I first started. If you have any questions, feel free to comment, I'm more than happy to help and I hope you enjoy. All the best,
-V

**DISCLAIMER: I don't claim to know everything and these are tips I picked up along this journey of acting. What I know, I want to help and share with you so that you know.

May 8, 2015

Vintage + Safari









Jacket: Forever 21
Jersey: Oct 18th
Shorts: Forever 21
Shoes: Toms

Todays look was inspired by the backdrop. This street in DTLA was pretty awesome when I scouted out locations for my looks. It has a cactus and cool looking elements to it. My favorite item from this look is the jacket. Jackets and blazers are my favorite clothing items. ;) Hope you all have a great weekend and I'll see you on the next post.
-V






May 4, 2015

Power Brunch L.A


POWER BRUNCH L.A-MAY 2015

Check out more info on the vendors that were present and the guest panelist by clicking here.

May 3, 2015

#SpottedByV at Power Brunch L.A





Spotted in items from the ILF boutique


Spotted in items from the ILF boutique




Spotted fashion blogger, singer/songwriter, Sasha Frank


STAY TUNED FOR MORE OF THE #POWERBRUNCHLA EVENT, WHICH WILL BE POSTED UP LATER.
-V


May 1, 2015

Hello May









Shirt: Zara
Shoes: Cole Haan

     April flew by and May is already here! 2015 is already flying by before our very eyes and I plan on using every ounce of it to build my brand. For anyone who is just tuning in on my blog, I also design clothes. (Vernon Mitchell Collection) I've come out with a couple of collections thus far and plan to come out with another soon here in L.A. This will be a fresh new start for me and with the clothing brand, being that I'm in a new city with loads more people and opportunity. The shorts I'm wearing I designed myself and is actually a little preview on whats to come with the next collection. ;) 
     It was extremely hot on this day and it isn't even summer yet. I don't even want to begin to imagine what the temperatures will be like here in SoCal this summer. Are there any looks your looking forward to wearing this summer? I know for me, for the most part, its always summer here in L.A lol. Any who, I hope you've had a great week and I'll see you on the next post!
-V




Apr 24, 2015

Touch of inspiration






Blazer: Macys
Paisley Shirt: H&M
Jeans: Forever 21
Shoes: Phillip Lim

     Todays look is something I've been wanting to put together for a long time. It's another one of those looks I've envisioned for the longest and finally got the chance to place it together. Its like wanting to finish a puzzle but in order to do that, you need every single piece. Well, I've finally found every single piece to complete the look. I was inspired a little bit by Ferragamo's SS13 collection. It has bursts of colors, reminds you of Easter.
     The blazer and belt tied around is something I picked up from the collection. You can view that collection here. Be sure to check out the style video for this look below. I hope everyone has had a great week and I'll see you on the next post!
-V





Apr 17, 2015

Adidas Evening








 Adidas has always been a favorite brand of mine. It gives a stylish, athletic wear vibe. Im nowhere near athletic but I enjoy rocking the brand as a "fashion statement" if you will lol. I enjoy the fact that a lot of items are versatile and you can wear them with anything. I also got a new lens for my Canon and thought this was the perfect opportunity to put it to use. Im still playing around with it and trying to figure out and use its functions to its full potential but its fun. Be sure to check out my style video below as well. Hope you all have had a great week and I'll see you on the next post.
-V






Apr 10, 2015

GREAT Scale





Jacket: Macys
Shirt: Forever 21
Trousers: Forever 21
Shoes: Steve Madden

You know that feeling you get when you finally put together the perfect look you've been envisioning for a long time? That's what happened here. My inspiration came from Tumblr by seeing a black marble printed shirt, much like the one you see here. It was a designer shirt and I couldn't find the darn thing anywhere. I even googled similar looks and couldn't really find anything. From there I locked it away in my memory bank and thought it would be perfect to pair it with all grey or black trousers. 
     Luckily, Forever 21 came to the rescue with this marble printed top I found some time later. What I love about Forever 21 is that you can spend a couple hundred dollars and not at all feel guilty about it because you get a lot for your buck. Now all they need is some matching shorts and I'd be all set for summer. Which actually reminds me: Maybe I should buy two more of these shirts and create my own shorts? I think Im on to something here. See you on the next post!
-V