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Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Friday, September 2, 2016
As I write this, I am sitting at a local coffee shop by my University. A coffee shop I really like, actually. It has gorgeous art on the wall and the coffee is exceptionally well made, and I love some exceptionally well made coffee.
A couple of days ago I made the incredibly difficult decision to withdraw from my Uni for the year. Going to college was always something I couldn’t wait for as a kid, but as the move-in day started coming closer, I got less and less excited. It was your typical college move-in day—hot, stressful, sad. I mean, I cried for the rest of the night after my mom left, haha. I met my roommate for the first time in person, and we had things in common: both vegan, both studious, both Harry Potter fanatics. The “welcome week” back to college went really well; I made friends with people around campus and the other people in my dorm. I was really excited for my classes to start up.
Then, classes actually started, and I have never felt more stressed. I didn’t want to be at college, I didn’t want to study, I decided I needed a break from the world of academia. After being in school for about 15 years in a row, a person needs a break.
I talked to my parents about it (my mom understands, my dad not so much). Ultimately, I made my decision. I was going to withdraw my enrollment for the time being. I had no idea what I wanted to study, or do with my life, and that was something that terrified me.
As for now my future is unclear, but I have a general idea of the things I want to do. Firstly, I’m going to have to work in order to have money for the things I want to do. I want to travel (either to California, New York, or London), and volunteer abroad (South Africa, Laos, or Thailand). I want to follow my heart for once, and do something that I genuinely am excited about.
Diane von Furstenberg once said, “I didn’t always know what I wanted to do, but I knew the kind of woman I wanted to be.” At this moment in my life, this is a quote I agree with 100 percent.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Saturday, August 13, 2016
“Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you can see can inspire you.” Grace Coddington
Fashion exists everywhere, and we don’t always have to look far to find inspiration. Of course, there are the obvious places to look for inspiration: street style, fashion blogs, magazines, films, other cultures, and television. However, if you look a little harder, you can find fashion inspiration in other places: books, nature, music, art, and history. I look for inspiration in a variety of places; when you expand your horizons you can find inspiration in almost anything.
I think street style is a great place to find fashion inspiration. Most of the time, street style incorporates elements of high fashion into daily wear, and I have a bunch of different folders and documents that consist of street style that I like. There are so many street style blogs out there, some of my favorites are: stylebythemodels, noiretblancmaisrouge, vogue-always, viederue, walkonvogue, streetstyl-ish, and what-id-wear.
Alexa Chung, Kate Moss, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Larissa Hofmann, Fei Fei Sun, Liu Wen, Cara Delevingne, Brigitte Bardot, Stevie Nicks, Florence Welch, Ali MacGraw, and Miranda Kerr all have such fab style, in my opinion.
In addition to looking to people for inspiration, different cities have an incredible sense of style. My personal favorites are Berlin and London. The fashion found in Paris, Milan, New York, Sweden, Tokyo, Copenhagen, and Seoul is also wonderful.
London street style
Milan street style
Photoshoots from magazines are another source of inspiration. Vogue, Porter, Nylon, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, W...the list goes on. Now, I’m not saying you have to match your outfit exactly to the ones found in the magazine, but you can incorporate certain elements into your own looks.
Teen Vogue photoshoot
Films and television shows are two obvious places to look for style inspiration. Most of the time it is very easy to replicate an outfit that you have seen on television, since the pieces can be easy to find. I have found inspiration from movies such as, The Big Lebowski (I know, I know, but it’s my favorite movie and I absolutely love the Dude’s outfits.), Love Story, Pretty in Pink, Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Annie Hall.
Pretty in Pink
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Fashion inspiration can be found in a variety of places, all you have to do is look.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Last weekend I did a little shopping and bought some pretty rad articles of clothing. I also bought a book titled These Things Hidden , which I am sooooo excited to read. I recommend you check it out! Anyway, on to the clothes...
The gorgeous midi skirt. Oh. My. Word. I saw this at the thrift store I was at (Playto's Closet), and I fell head-over-heels in love. Since I'm petite (5'3") I cannot really wear maxi skirts without looking like I'm being swallowed whole by them--so midi skirts are my lifesaver. This particular one is from a brand called "Blue Rain."
The shorts. Now, when I bought these I wasn't 100% sure on if they were a swimsuit type of shorts or a "wear-whenever-you-feel-like" type of shorts. I'm going to wear them as the latter. I've been looking for a pair of shorts that have a sort of fringe on the bottom and I found them! They are from a brand called "Steezyer."
The trousers. I actually bought these awhile back, but I haven't had the chance to wear them yet. I really like the simple daisy-esque design, and they are very comfortable. I can't wait to style these once it gets warmer here! They are from Target.
THE KIMONO. *Insert Shannon Stewart voice* OH MY WORD. I saw this on the website for Romwe and just about flung myself through my laptop screen I loved it so much. I honestly don't even know what to say about it; it is perfection. I know the picture doesn't really do it justice, but if you are looking for a really cheap and wonderful kimono, BUY THIS ONE!