Thursday, July 20, 2017

Dressing Room Dreams

I've always thought it'd be interesting to do a closet tour on my blog. However, my closet is in no shape to photographed at the moment (it looks like it encountered a merciless tornado). Maybe one of these days I'll get around to doing that. For now, I thought I'd unleash all of my dream dressing room aspirations instead via vision board. 

1. Hand Jewelry Holder (source unknown) 2. Arhaus Pendant Light  3.Embroidered Chair 4.Klimt Room Divider

As much as I would appreciate the idea of having a sleek, minimal dressing room, I know that's not where my desire truly lies. There's a comfort in a moderate amount of clutter when it comes to dressing room. Mixing patterns and designs with furniture catches my eye while inspiring me to do the same with my outfits.  I love the idea of have multiple hand jewelry holders on the wall and hanging lights like the ones from Arhaus since a dressing room with high quality lighting is a must. My personal goal one day is to have a wall dedicated to these hand holders inspired like that scene in Labyrinth with the "helping hands." Not sure why I've always found the "hand wall" aesthetically pleasing but hey- all of those hands would display my jewelry collection nicely. Just like the jewels, all of my boots would need a nice home. A DIY shoe holder like the one below would do the trick. Plus, any kind of DIY project, especially made from recycled material, I' m all about. And if I'm short on space with my shoes (which I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case), I can always stick a few extra parts on the shelf of this wardrobe. Throw all of these pieces together and my dressing room dreams will come true.✨

5. Moroccan Mirror  6.Vouge Boho Room 7.DIY Shoe Display 8. Arhaus Russell Wardrobe 9.Turkish Rug (source unknown)

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Birthday Song

My first and last palindrome birthday occurred a few days ago on 7/13/17. What's even weirder is that I turned 22 (also a palindrome). I wonder if that's a strange sign of good luck..? Speaking of signs, I couldn't resit adding my Cancerian earrings to this flower child get-up. What makes it more fitting is that admittedly I can get a *tad* bit crabby on my birthday (I've never been a big bday person for some strange reason). Despite my natural preference to hideaway from the outside world every July 13th, I never want to take the gift of living another year for granted. There's a vibrancy that comes from stepping aside the constant chaos that fills your mind and submerging yourself in gratitude for your loved ones along with all of the other lovely parts of life. I'm honing in on that energy to the best of my abilities, taking a break from wearing mostly black all summer and introducing some color into my outfits again. Cheers to the year of the palindrome 

"Just because I am a certain age
Doesn't mean that I am any older
Than I was yesterday"


LoveTree Paisley Top- Resale (Ritzy Ragz)
Topshop Black Shorts- Flashbacks
Penny Loves Kenney Black Fringe Ankle Boots- Amazon
Cancerian Earrings- Flashbacks
Tassel Hamsa Necklace- Boutique 
All Other Jewelry- Vintage/ Fleamarket


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Observations

Forcing myself out of hibernation this time of year isn't the easiest task. The summer sun sucks the life out of me if I'm being honest. Luckily, there are two things that restore my energy: cute clothes and flowers (oh and coffee too, but sadly I had none to show here). My summer wardrobe has been straying away, but not completely abandoning, brighter patterns. In lieu of light colored floral and aztec prints, darker pieces with a pop of color like this Banggood t-shirt dress serve as a preferred summer staple. Whenever I see brush strokes on clothing I feel weirdly at ease for some reason. It's as if my mind completely separates itself from all of the superficial, commercial aspects surrounding fashion and I just appreciate the article of clothing for what it is: wearable art. 


Graffiti T-Shirt Dress- Banggood
Steve Madden Platform Sandals- Resale (Ritzy Ragz)
Wide Brim Hat- Resale
Angular Statement Necklace- Flea-market
Circle Sunnies- Resale
Turkish Lapis Ring- Flea-market
All Other Jewelry- Resale/ Boutique/ Flea-market



Thursday, June 15, 2017

Down the Line

Fresh off the plane from New York and already I'm longing for the city that never sleeps. Like all awesome vacations, this one felt entirely too short. Nonetheless, I'm thankful for every moment of it. There are so many aspects of NY, particularly Brooklyn, to appreciate: Breathtaking cityscapes that humble you, the diversity of its people, the liveliness of the music/ art scene, tap water that doesn't taste like tap water. Rather than feel a sense of loss from this experience coming to a close, I actively choose to immerse myself in all that I have gained from this trip and celebrate the memories created along the way. More than anything else, I feel rejuvenated and motivated to someday reside in a place that zaps the life back into me like Brooklyn does.

Special thanks to the raddest person I know, Josh, for shooting these pics. Check out more of his killer style here.

Black 2 Piece Dress- Flashbacks
Betsey Johnson Fishnets- Marshalls
Penny Loves Kenney Black Fringe Ankle Boots- Amazon
Circle Sunnies- Resale
Spike Dangle Earrings- Flashbacks
All Other Jewelry- Boutique/ Flea-market/ Resale


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Petals

Why is it that "nothing" always seems like the most appealing option when it's the last thing I should be doing? Between finishing up this semester and preparing for a New York trip (which I'll be embarking on in a couple of days!), the past few weeks have flown by. I'm still getting use to this "having a life" thing so keeping my priorities in check is a habit I'm actively trying to develop. From time to time though, I slip and get distracted by random last minute projects. More specifically, I end up trying to update my wardrobe by cutting/ tailoring old pieces to give them a new life. Even a couple newer additions in my closet like these Free People bell bottoms render some last minute changes. Since the pant legs on these beautiful bells were too long for my short legs, I snip-snipped them a bit right before leaving the house in this outfit. I went to run errands/ grab coffee with my sis in this ensemble which was equal parts lovely and productive. While it was as an afternoon well spent, the idea of doing nothing but chillin' in a field of flowers sounded quite tempting. 

"All I wanna do

Let the petals fall away"🌻


As promised in my previous post, here is the 5th look featuring frames from Warby Parker. If you didn't catch the review I did of their HomeTry-On program, feel free to check it out here.


Minkpink Laser Cut Tank- Resale
Free People Printed Bell Bottoms- Flashbacks
 Ankle Boots- Matisse 
Tucker Sunnies- Warby Parker 
Faux Leather Fringe Bag- Resale (Ritzy Ragz)
All Jewelry- Boutique/ Flea Market/ Resale




Saturday, May 27, 2017

5 Fly Frames: A Warby Parker Review

Not many people know that I'm actually blind as a bat. Alright, my eyesight isn't *that* terrible but I still need glasses to drive/ read afar due to my nearsightedness. I honestly would be better off if I wore prescription glasses on a daily basis. I can't tell you how many times my vision failed me in recognizing someone I knew in public and how badly I felt for not saying hi to them as a result (And if you were that person, I'm sorry!). But anyways, I am long overdue for a new pair of glasses since my current 7 year old ones look like they've been dropped too many times (spoiler: they have). On my quest to find the perfect frames I decided to try out Warby Parker's Home Try-On program. Rather than wasting precious time and money on buying and returning disliked glasses on other sites, Warby Parker's service allows you to try out 5 frames for 5 days with no charge whatsoever. After the 5 days are over, all you gotta do is send the box back with the prepaid return label- super simple! In less than a week my frames were waiting for me to give them a go. I was surprised by how simultaneously lightweight and durable they were which is not an easy balance to strike. Choosing 5 to test out was difficult for an indecisive person like me since they carry such a wide variety of gorgeous eyeglasses and sunglasses. Here are the ones that caught my eye the most:





"Where is the last look?" you may be questioning. Look number 5 starring these "Tucker" frames will be featured in my next blogpost so keep your eyes peeled!

I'm curious to hear which frames you guys liked the best so feel free to comment your favorite ones below. 🕶️

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Vinyl Vibes

Comin' at y'all with a post that departs a bit from my usual format. Since today is Record Store Day, a day dedicated to celebrating independent record stores, I thought it'd be fun n' festive to share a few record-influenced looks in honor of the event. For these outfits, I took inspiration from both the record's sound and album artwork. Without further ado, here are my spins on some of my favorite, well, spins.
(For the record, I didn't pick these LPs up on actual Record Store Day, but if I find some good vinyl at my local record store today, I might do a part 2.)

Look 1: Stereolab's, Chemical Chords

With 13 albums in their discography, I've been trying to catch up with Stereolab's huge body of work the past few months. This record was graciously sent to me and has been on repeat ever since. Vibrant, endearing, and even assertive at times, Chemical Chords is total avant-pop ear candy with a 60's lounge pop influence. In addition to matching my lips/ top/ earrings with the album art's color scheme, I wanted to play off the retro, European sound of the record so I attempted to flip my hair out like Jean Shrimpton (whether or not I achieved this is debatable).



Look 2: Broadcast's, Tender Buttons

We all have that one album that we revisit whenever a certain season rolls around. Every fall/winter since I was 17, I'd get lost in Tender Buttons with overcast, rainy skies in the background. It's thought-provoking lyrics and icy, electronic instrumentation make this a perfect soundtrack to introspection, especially with tracks like "Corporeal." Also, Trish Kennan (RIP) had one of the most beautiful voices I've ever heard. A minimal look of all black seemed like the most accurate way to stylistically encapsulate the brilliant record that is Tender Buttons.




Look 3: Melody Echo Chamber's, Melody Echo Chamber's

What a gem of a record Melody Echo Chamber's self-titled debut is. If you were to google "psychedelic bliss" this album should definitely be the top search result. When listening to the LP from start to finish, expect to be swept into a dream that'll feel like the fastest 44 minutes of your life. Seriously, there's never a moment of temptation to skip a track, which is pretty rare for me. The warm, sunny tones in the album cover guided my makeup/ nail polish choices here, in addition to the editing of my wall (and now I totally want splotch pink, orange, and yellow paint all over it.)



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