Mar 26, 2012

Ombre and pastels






(Sugarlips Apparel Petit Trianon dress, Dolce Vita Jamison boots, mint purse from local boutique)
I was sent this lovely dress from the sweet Jacqueline of Sugarlips! I fell in love with it after seeing it on the website, but I really didn't expect it to be this well-made. The quality is excellent - and I actually don't say this that often for chiffon items (because it is pretty rare) - but I can trust that I will be able to have this in my closet for years to come! I adore the ombre and there are little seagulls near waist of the dress. It's a very loose and flowy dress, and it looks great without a body chain (or belt) as well! It's actually on sale right now for almost half price online! I love the onset of pastels that I have been seeing on the runways and in streetstyle photos, hence the pastel nails and this look is pretty much inspired by a lot of those ice cream colors!

I'm going to Italy tomorrow, but we're going through Dubai first! Long flights...I'm so stoked though! I really want to check out some of the antiques in Milan, the beautiful museums and churches all over, and some of my other friends who are also interested in art all want to do some sketching/painting in Voltera. We were pretty inspired by a visiting artist who did a workshop with us! We'll be there for ten days, and I promise I'll take lots of photos, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to blog/lookbook when I'm there. I also can't wait to stuff myself. I already started packing yesterday, which for me is very early! I have this problem where I tend to overpack...

How was your weekend, lovelies? Do tell me - I love hearing from you all! Have a great day.
PS Also, a big thank you to Rachel Schwartzmann of The Style Line! She did a lovely interview with me, which you can find here. I also have updated it on my new features tab - so check that out as well!

Mar 20, 2012

Procrastination

I didn't know it was possible to procrastinate in blogging - but I have three outfits from this week and last week that I haven't shown you all! So, yes, this is a very heavy photo post. I've just been busy with school lately and I have a trip to Italy in exactly ONE WEEK. I am beyond excited. It's really bittersweet - I want time to pass so I can finally relax, but with the end of high-school at my back, it's just becoming more and more obvious that we all have to move on with our lives.











Mar 15, 2012

Billow





 (Love of Eos Jorge High-low skirt, Dolce Vita Jamison boot, Urban Outfitters sweater, Urban Outfitters Deux Leux bucket bag)
You know that feeling when you have something that is so soft and you just want to live in it/stroke it all day long? Yep. That's basically what you have with this skirt - and the fact that it has a gorgeous asymmetrical hem makes it perfect! I love asymmetrical hems and I've wanted a black one since last summer, but I was hesitant because I was afraid of looking witchy. The one that sets this one apart is that it isn't chiffon - this skirt is made up of a really soft jersey (with another layer of lining) and it is sheer in the sun, as you can see! I can't wait till I can wear it on the beach! Anyway, so if you want to steal this gem, which is on sale, just head on over to Love of Eos

Again - it was perfectly sunny day, but that can't be said for the rest of the week (it's raining right now). Anyway, I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend - I can't wait to catch up on some TV and do some shopping with my friends! 

Mar 14, 2012

Hardware








(Warehouse Peterpan collar dress, Mom's boots, Museum of Modern Art ring)
Apparently, last month we only had 5 hours of sunshine, total! And these past three days have been heaven - everyday has been sunshine-y perfection! I've been on cloud 9 for the first-half of the week! Hopefully the rest of the week will be as wonderful, but the forecast does say that it will be raining... :(

Mar 3, 2012

Inspiring interviews: Alyssa Lau

           I know that there are some of my classmates who are constantly on World of Warcraft, and there are others who are incessantly refreshing their Facebook page for new notifications—but when it comes down to it all, it’s true that we are all attached to some internet phenomenon like we were attached to our ragged baby blankets a decade ago.  Personally (and I know it's true for you lovelies as well), I find myself glued to the screen of fashion blogs (and when I’m not looking at them, I’m thinking about them)—especially 20-year-old Alyssa Lau’s blog, The Ordinary Peoples, which she shares with her cousin Kurtis.  If you aren't following her blog yet/inlovewithher, then you probably will be soon enough!   Alyssa is surprisingly a chemistry major who hails from Edmonton, Canada.



While I never asked her the meaning behind her blog name, I do think it is fitting—she is genuine and relatable—which has often been hard to come across in the blogosphere these days.  As somebody who finds inspiration from street style and blogs rather than designers and runways, Alyssa truly epitomizes what fashion blogging should be about.  In her recent post, she declares that “fashion blogging should make people feel better about themselves,” urging readers to take a step back from the recent invasion of negative feelings attached to the constant “sitting, waiting, wishing that you were somebody else.”  Although blogs used to be about sharing personal style that could inspire others, many blogs nowadays have been evolving into conventional consumerism.  Despite it all, Alyssa stays true to herself (pardon my use of clich├ęs), and seems to dress accordingly with her mood—from her laid-back ensembles of boyfriend jeans and baggy Aztec sweaters to grunge-inspired accessories like spiked loafers and body-chains.  She may insist that “everybody else seems to be” cooler than her, but she really is far from ordinary, contrary to what her blog name suggests. 


             I just want to point out that she not only has impeccable style, but she also has a great taste in music, plays Skyrim, and loves animal videos.  Naturally, she has always been the blog I keep flocking back to for inspiration, a laugh, and a way to use time productively (even when I should be doing homework).

SH: You have said previously in other interviews that you cannot describe your own style - but can you describe how your style has evolved?
AL: My style story is a pretty boring one, I'll tell you that. In high school, my fashion taste had barely evolved. I did not appreciate fashion the way I do now, and you could definitely tell by the way I dressed. Throughout University, I guess you could say that I embraced fashion for what it is. I cannot tell you how many hours I've looked at fashion blogs for. I was so inspired by the way real people dress, and I guess this is when my style 'evolved'. I'm what I like to call a late-bloomer. 



SH: I know you're a chemistry major, but I really feel like I can see you becoming something bigger in the fashion industry - do you see yourself switching career paths? 
AL: If given the opportunity, I would absolutely love to do something regarding fashion in the future. There's no doubt about it. However, my lack of experience in that general field I guess makes it a little implausible. But who knows what the future holds!

SH: Why are you inspired by street-style rather than designers?
AL: I really enjoy looking at how everyday people dress. Not only is the clothing cheaper, more affordable, and accessible, it also looks just as good as any designer piece when assembled appropriately (not that there is a 'right' way to wear anything)! 

SH: And finally, what are your tips for aspiring bloggers? 
AL: This may be a bit overemphasized, but perseverance is key. If you keep posting, you never know where it might lead you and what opportunities may open up for you. I can personally that blogging has been one of the best decisions I've made (albeit the fact that I didn't tell family and friends until after a month due to pure embarrassment). Don't take for granted the future possibilities that await you! Also, this one is a pretty boring one, but be yourself. If people want to read your blog, it'll be for you and not for someone else. 

Mar 1, 2012

Emerald






(Living Doll Channeling Shirt - Love of Eos, Coach vintage satchel, Urban Outfitters heart tights, Steve Madden oxfords)
Happy Friday, everybody! I literally squealed after seeing a package addressed to me in the mail from Australia courtesy of the lovely Sophie from Love of Eos. She is such a sweetheart and Love of Eos has so many unique pieces. This top has the perfect amount of swing to it - I just want to spin around and around! Just like all the other wonderful Australian online boutiques out there, Love of Eos has so many covetable pieces with the special details that make you fall in love with them. Just like my last post, I'm still obsessed with velvet! And contrary to my usual self, I've been piling on the jewelry recently. I looooove layering necklaces and rings. 

Some of my favorite pieces from Love of Eos are the summery dresses with these gorgeous cut-outs! 
Also stay tuned for my next post - which will be featuring blogger Alyssa Lau from The Ordinary Peoples
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