Shop Excess Baggage Spring Lookbook-Model Behavior

Being a part of the Shop Excess Baggage Spring 2013 look book is quite an honor as the site carries a fabulous selection of trend driven tops, bottoms, dresses and outwear mainly priced at under $100. Don't you love it when you don't have to break the bank to achieve fashion zen? I had a blast working with the SEB team and felt completely relaxed and at ease at the photo shoot. But I didn't always feel that way standing in front of the camera. 

I got my first taste of "modelling" when I was nineteen. At the time, I was signed with an agency and needed zed cards to go on auditions. I'm not trying to toot my own horn because honestly if you live in LA long enough you will encounter agency solicitation at some point. The photo shoot was a complete disaster as I was trying too hard to be a "model" and lost myself in the process. I wanted lusty Angelina Jolie lips so I smeared five coats of lip gloss. My lips were so shiny they looked like saliva had overtaken them. I tried to channel Kate Moss fierceness but something got lost in translation because I looked like I was out for murder in every picture. I wanted to copy a Naomi Campbell sitting on the legs pose but ended up doing the fob squat. Not a model look. 

That day, I learned an important lesson. I'm not Kate or Naomi. I'm not a model so what's the point of forcing a nonexistence? Nowadays, I don't care about looking cool or Gisele-like in my pictures as I simply try to convey a sense of self and inject some personality. And honestly, most of the time I'm zoning out and thinking about what I should eat for dinner. The Costco chicken bake comes up a lot. 

Shop Excess Baggage leather peplum top | leather shorts | woven jacket

Mel and Naty, my fellow SEB bloggers/models

{live fabulously}



  1. Lovely look :))

    would you like to follow each other?

  2. Pretty! Love the peplum<3


  3. Love this peplum top.


  4. I love that beige jacket! It looks great with the floral dress!


  5. Great outfits!!!
    I especially love the peplum look....those capped heels are perfection!
    Your newest follower,
    Adrienne. xo

  6. Loving that military jacket with the leather sleeves!

  7. am going to go check out the site! thanks for sharing :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

  8. magic pics; DD

    i invite to me too


  9. Beautiful :)


    Coline ♡

  10. love it all, great looks...


  11. gorgeous pictures and stunning girls, you all look fabulous!

    Feel free to check-out my blog and if you like, follow me, I'll return the favor :)

  12. Your Floral Lulu Dress by For Love & Lemons by Excess Baggage is gorgeous! Your long dark hair and makeup look beautiful. I'm glad you're not trying to look like the soon-to-be-passe model look that was clung to by much of the fashion industry for too long. The healthy look is coming more into vogue and being embraced by more and more designers, albeit not fast enough from my own point of view. Yo and your SEB bloggers/models look great! I love that lace dress in the last photo too.

  13. Thank's for stopping and commenting on my blog, my dear! Funny and authentic post :-) ... I think you don't have to imitate famous models - you're such a beautiful woman and you don't need to be someone else! Looking forward to your next posts and would appreciate having you back again on my blog! Kisses from Vienna, Katja

  14. You're all looking great!!I love how you combine peplum with shorts


  15. Very nice. Have a great day.

  16. It seems, you’ve gone thru the hard days. You live your own way and that’s better for everything, by the way last two model look so good.

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