Monday, March 5, 2018


Frolicking in a frock behind Old Town buildings post-work as I shoot these pics. With this outfit, I strive to pay tribute to Anna Sui's Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection, one of my most beloved out of NYFW. Rich in different prints, colors and textures intermingling with one another, the collection is sensational eye candy that leaves me in an internal fashion frenzy. Not only does Anna Sui play with contrasting patterns with her designs; She also experiments with seemingly contradictory tones in her garment choices. Take this look modeled by Janice Alida for example. The matching coat and dress have a sophisticated retro feel, like what a secretary from the 70's might have worn. But then the outfit takes an unexpected but refreshing turn with the fishnet tights, which during the late 70's/early 80's were almost exclusively a staple of goth fashion. Even today fishnets are typically styled in a "rocker" way underneath distressed denim shorts or jeans. The juxtaposition of tamed (the dress) and wild (the tights) captures my attention more than any other. It's like the upper half of the ensemble says, "I'm cool n' classy boss lady" and the lower half is like, "but I've got a wild side and I ain't afraid to flaunt it ;)". Plus the vintage-esque broach, earrings and bow scarf surrounding the sleek shades further add to the "refined but edgy" feel I find so endearing. While I was wearing this I kept thinking to myself, "What if I actually wore this whole outfit to a secretary job in 1977?" On the grounds of "unprofessionalism" due to the "risqué" tights, I might have been fired but at least I would have looked fire making my final exit. ✨

Angel Sleeve Dress- Buffalo Exchange
Fishnet Tights- Marshalls
Chinese Laundry Indigo Girl Boots- Second Hand
Black Scarf- Vintage
All Jewelry- Resale/Flea Market/Gift

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Plastic Flowers

Living up to my blog's title as I wear this flowy n' floral blouse. One of the many reasons why I'm so drawn to flowers is that they are basically a universal symbol of beauty. Now, I'm going to pull an unsubstantiated statistic out of thin air (that's probably totally true anyway): 99% of the world's population finds flowers pretty. It's no wonder why giving a flower bouqet is a popular romantic gesture, especially for Valentine's day (because who can complain about having a piece of nature's prettiest offerings in their own home?) With the holiday of looove coming up I started questioning with all the different opinions amongst cultures and individuals, why does the adoration of fleurs remain constant? A quick google search reveals a theory that evolutionarily speaking, flowers compel us because they are little, dainty indicators of where fruit will grow. Speculation or reality I'm just grateful that if anything is going be overly commercialized for Valentine's day it's a vase of roses and not animal sacrifices, which were originally part of the holiday's tradition back in ancient Rome. As my tank accurately points out, plants don't have feelings, unlike animals, so I can collect all the fleurs and let them eventually wilt away in vases guilt free (and we can all put an end to the cringy "you won't eat meat but you'll kill and eat innocent plants!!1!" jokes please and thank you.)

"Plants Don't Have Feelings" Tank- BeetxBeet
Floral Long Sleeve Blouse- Goodwill
Zara Distressed Jeans- Resale (Ritzy Ragz)
Missguided Mesh Ankle Boots- Flashbacks
Hat- Resale
Boho Statement Necklace- Resale (Ritzy Ragz)
Moon Necklace-Coast Hwy Traders
All Other Jewelry- Resale/ Flea Market/ Gift

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Sacred Sands

Platinum by Dorothy Schoelen Shrug- Vintage
Splendid Button Up- Thrifted
Penny Loves Kenney Black Fringe Ankle Boots- Amazon
Velvet Bell Bottoms- Flashbacks
Black Wide Brim Hat- Resale
Beaded Hoop Earrings- Resale (Ritzy Ragz)
All Other Jewelry- Boutique/ Flea Market

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