Sunday, August 5, 2012
It's definitely been a long time since I've even made a post on this thing. Excuses? Chalk full of them. Ashamed? Very. I've always tried to be the girl who stuck to something once she committed to it but sometimes life gets in the way of our plans and ambitions. However, I do plan on writing about my fashion interests again just on another platform. I've recently accepted an internship as a college fashion blogger for the College Fashionista if you are interested in reading my articles please leave your email as a comment and I will gladly share my work with you :) It's the same HC just on a different platform!
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Be it spring, fall, or the seasons in between; each season offers every individual a new opportunity to fall head-over-heels-practically-dizzy in love with the latest designer innovations. During this time I am reminded why I love fashion to the extent that I do. Fashion allows you to script your own movie, write lyrics to the song of your life, express to others about your individuality. For the quickly approaching autumn I have fallen (pun definitely intended) for chunky knit cropped sweaters and ponchos, sheer maxi skirts, and desert boots. Although I have pledged my love for some of these items before, namely maxi skirts and chunky cardigans, there versatility and classic beauty makes them a staple for the cold weather season. I can't wait to pair the above items with floral accents, Native American inspired jewelry, and rainbow shades of denim.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
On unexpectedly gloomy rainstorm days like the one I experienced today, I usually feel immobile and uninspired. I instantly get the urge to find my warmest cardigan, snuggle up underneath my comforter, and watch hours of television (currently USA's new drama Suits on the cue) and eat clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl a la Boudins. However, today not the wind nor the cold rain could prevent the joy in my heart over my latest purchases from circulating heat. I had recently discussed about my quest to return to go back to the classics with my wardrobe, today I accomplished crossing off item number 3: the perfect white slouchy T. The purchase was absolutely guilt-free because it was something I knew I would be incorporating into various outfits. I also grabbed a couple of other necessities that will be sustained for a long time.
This lightweight acrylic top features a high slit that makes it perfect for a beach cover-up in the summer and a layering piece for the fall.
For this photo I incorporated my previous VS Pink laptop case purchase and an old PINK perfume gift set box that holds my bath and beauty products (seen HERE) with my recent purchases from Victoria's Secret: a planner and a sustainable water bottle and my other recent purchase a cut-off sweatshirt from Ross.
Beach day chic at it's finest with embellished cut-offs, bright bikini pieces, a straw sunhat, and a printed tube top.
With items like these nothing could rain on my parade. What are your favorite purchases for this season?
Thursday, June 23, 2011
I just wanted to let you know about a sweet giveaway Fashion Inspirations is having. You've seen celebrities such as Nicole Richie, Vanessa Hudgens (featured above), and Miley Cyrus rock a wristful of these beauties and they are the perfect way to update any outfit even if you are wittling away your closet in an attempt to go back to the classics. I know I am. Nows your chance to win a couple of Swarovski crystal accented jewels. All you have to do is head over to Fashion Inspiration's Giveaway before July 1st and enter in the giveaway. Don't miss out on this summers latest trend!
P.S. Thank you guys for all of your emails and questions on Formspring, although I have not replied to all of you just know that I read every single one of them and appreciate your patience. If you ever have a fashion-related problem you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll try my best to get back to you guys as soon as possible!
It's no secret that I have a deep unconditional love for California lifestyle brands and its plethora of drool worthy surfers with washboard abs and skillful skater boys who have perfected the look of disheveled cool. These brands remind to have the same sense of adventure and wonderment I had when I was a child; the freedom to believe that anything is possible with the right amount of determination. When I recently spotted Hurley's Fall Lookbook on Facebook, despite rising temperatures, I could not help but to jump the gun and post about there future cold-weather gear. Inspired by the "military, prep, and the Americana worker" this lookbook is a compilation of deconstructed T's, quintessential US prints (think plaid and stripes), cargo pants, and blue-collaresque shoes (my favorite is the modern take on the leather work-boot). I was pleasantly surprised with Hurley's modern approach to industrial pieces. Hurley reaffirmed what I love about surf/skate lifestyle brands, the ability to invoke the sensation of being young, wild, and free.
More looks from Hurley can be seen here.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Top: ZOA New York, Bandeau: Full Tilt by Tillys, Shorts: AE Metallic Denim Shortie, Purse: Amici Accessories from Nordstroms BP, Shoes: Carlos by Carlos Santana, Scarf (worn as a turban): Vintage
A wise woman once said, "Ladies never sweat, they glisten." Despite aftermaths of intense workout sessions at the gym, where not sweating was not even an option, I have always remembered this saying. Today as the temperatures rose to an unbearable 94 degrees, instead of breaking a sweat, I chose to let myself shine. Today I indulged in some shimmer as I paired my sequined pocket tunic with my silver glimmer shorts and accessorized with a brass studded leather bag and patent sandals. I was also inspired by Because Im Addicted to try one of her ways to tie a turban using my cool gray leopard print scarf. The combination of animal print and metallic pieces were just what I needed to keep my cool throughout the day.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
There comes a point in time in an individuals life when they begin to feel comfortable in their own skin. No longer intrigued with the bells and whistles of outlandish behavior, these individuals choose to act in a manner that closely reflects themselves. My life has been shaped by various experiences that make me who I am today and my style has always reflected that. I have previously discussed a couple of coming-of-age stories (see: ) where my style was a direct reflection of how I felt at the time. It is even visible in how I presented myself this previous school year-a myriad of backless tops, lacey bandeaus, and sheer panels for nights out-what image I was trying to portray. However, as the years progress I learn more about myself; my likes, dislikes, what works for my body, what doesn't, and so on and so forth and it's allowing me to find a style that expresses who I am without being excessively ornate. Lately I have been attracted to simpler items that are not only versatile but will also last me a lifetime. It's the dawning of a new era: the call for simple colors and clean-cut silhouettes. Every artist needs a blank canvas to build a masterpiece. I believe it's time for me to wipe my slate clean in an effort to let my personal style and personality to shine through.