One of my 'style' resolutions for 2018? MORE COLOR. Lately, I have been drawing inspiration from bold hues + unexpected color mixes. Some of my favorite street style + blogger babes have been doing this for years- and in 2018 I want to test it out. Of course, I am keeping my staple pieces (white tee, blue jeans, black boots). But where can I add a punch color to refresh my tried + true outfit choices? This chartreuse sweater + 'limon' Marais sandals gives me a dose of pigment that feels ultra cool + unpredictable for winter. Wearing white in winter breaks "all the rules" but that's where I want my style to tread. 
So what colors are on my radar? I am DIGGING the Pantone color of the year- Ultra violet. It was seen all over runways for Spring 2018. I never have worn purple, but excited to add this color to my wardrobe. I am thinking a chunky knit, bold earrings (I am getting my ears re-pierced next week!), or block heel. I am relieved that millennial pink is getting a break. YES, I adore the shade but a more saturated palette embodies what I want to be in the new year. Other colors? Fire engine red, electric navy blue, and fuschia. Here is a link to my winter pinterest board if you'd like to see more of my inspiration. 
My newest obsession as well is this patent leather Tory Burch satchel bag. I am obsessed with the structure shape, shiny texture, and gold hardware. It feels vintage, and adds that classic touch to any look. It is big enough to pack my day in it (My camera, notebook, sunglasses.) If you're looking for a bag as a 'working woman', I would definitely invest in this piece. 
Old Navy wide leg jeans (sold out but similar to here), BP crewneck sweater, Tory Burch Juliette satchel bag, Marais suede sandals.
Photos by Los Angeles based photographer Britt Crowe Photo
@brittcrowephoto 
Sponsored by Tory Burch
I think every generation must think, they are changing the world. That being said, I don't hesitate to say, that Millennials have rattled many norms established by past generations. I find it humorous that we are criticized for being lazy, and selfish. We are a scrappy group, who has had to hustle the 'gig economy'. Our careers don't neatly fit into a title or box. (Because we all have MANY skills sets, and can type a mile a minute.) We are judged by way we spend our money, the way we use technology, and the way we interact with our world politically. I am proud to be a young women during this time and generation. We have helped pushed crucial conversations to center stage (gender roles, pay disparity, health care, sexual harassment + assault, violence against POC + LGBTQ). 
I think my style reflects the woman I pursue to be in this world. My sense of style has been all about ease. My Nike Cortez are my current every day shoe (if you look through the history of East West Edge, you'll see I have 'moments' for EVERY type of sneaker). I love the throwback vibe, and the total comfort. These high waisted houndstooth pants have been a must for me, as I streamline my closet. I love pairing with a basic white tee for day, and then a black turtleneck and heels for night. I love feeling like I 'don't have to try hard' to feel professional and confident. Confidence is inside work, the clothes just help bring it out. 
 FACT: "Millennial women not only are more educated than previous generations or women were, but also outpacing men in education attainment."- Forbes. 
H&M Houndstooth Pant, Michael Stars White Tee, Nike Cortez Sneakers, Mejuri Constellation Necklace, Zac by Zac Posen Sunglasses.
Photos by Julia Boyd


Cheers to 2018! I have always loved the beginning of the new year (it's the virgo in me, people). At the end 2017, I took a little hiatus from East West Edge. I got off my laptop, and focused on my acting career. And yes! I saw major changes and payoffs. But it also helped me refine how I pursue my creative and constantly unstable lifestyle (jobs, finances, "success", lack of validation). As I move into the new year, I want East West Edge to be a platform not just for sharing my style musings (which I promise there won't be a lack of). But also a space for young creatives to feel supported- by sharing my trials, and tribulations and absolute 'fall on your face' failures. A space to feel unabashedly myself, and you to feel the same. So thanks for always reading along, because through your laptop or iPhone screen, I will always be rooting for you too! x KTZ 
 MANIFESTATION. Babes, this is the game changer. What you focus on most, will become your reality GUARANTEED. So why not dare to expect what other's believe to be impossible outta life? Wake up every morning, and instead of checking your phone, journal. Meditate. Take time each day to honor what your deepest self wants. I am a big fan of vision boards. A little faith and some badass thoughts life doesn't have to feel so daunting. 
 FIND STRUCTURE. If you're hustling the freelance, actress, blogger, writer, creative etc. lifestyle every day won't look the same for you. Some people find freedom in the random pockets of open time. I am a scheduler, and this is my biggest struggle. Not letting a cancellation or a sudden shift in appointments to throw off my day. This year, I am creating more structure by blocking out exact times for things I CAN CONTROL each day. My workout schedule will be consistent each week. I will try to wake up and go to bed around the same times. Creating these boundaries give me a safety net, so when the rest of my day goes wildly different I am not frazzled/ not feel like I didn't accomplish anything. 
GATHER YOUR PACK. This might sound a little harsh, but the end of 2017 was about editing the people I surround myself with. Find people who champion you. Who share your passions, and cheer you on. It's funny- the second you ditch negative individuals and put your feelers out there for badass compassionate people, they'll show up. Making friends in LA has been like dating for me. Know your value, and the right friendships will arrive. Instagram, acting classes, and mutual collaborators have turned into solid relationships. I have taken more artist risks, and grown in my acting career because of the people in my life. When I am feeling stuck now, I collaborate. Working with others will remind you that any low is just temporary.
SELF LOVE ISN'T BULLSHIT + ALOT OF WORK. I feel like there are so many articles out there about 'self love' + 'self care'. What I have learned? The 'inside' work is a full-time job. It comes in waves, feeling confident and talented and beautiful. But with time, and experience the low days don't fall into extremes. There is genuine value in my point of view. That the more I push authenticity and truth in my life (whether it be in my writing, style, and attitude), happiness arrives and self doubt steps out of the way. I don't have to abandon my beliefs or kiss someone's ass to get ahead in life. People are drawn to individuals who live their life to pleasure themselves (and not in a overly selfish or egocentric way). So wash your face, eat colorful foods, speak your mind, move your body, and wear clothes that make you feel like a total badass. 
Comment below with one of your creative goals for 2018! I love hearing what my readers are working on. Keep crushing it and as my idol Katharine Hepburn said- "Do not allow anyone to dictate how you feel about life, about work about people." Meaning its your life, so you write your own story. So might as well make it as wild and messy and adventurous as possible x 
 Vintage 70's blouse from Wisconsin antique store, Reformation Fawcett Jeans, Anine Bing Bralette, The Daily Edited bucket bag, Zara Boots, Mejuri Necklaces, Ray Ban Sunglasses.
Photos by Los Angeles Based Photographer Claire Huntsberger 
@ClaireHuntsberger
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