“Over the years I have learned that what is important in the dress is the woman who is wearing it.” -Yves Saint Laurent
I believe that I have more than one style and many looks that I like and enjoy putting together. Kind of like.. I like the beach but I also like strolling around downtown.I like coffee but I can also sit down with my tea. I like going chic but also like going for that edgy look. I have many sides but they make…well…ME!I enjoy many things, one of them being shopping and when that occurs, which is pretty often. I shop for my look, but at times, I don’t always know what or which style I truly want to stick with. I realized then that I can be both because that is just me and I want to dress like nobody else but me ( and maybe sometimes like Anna Wintour…?) At the end of the day, I know myself and I know who I am and am dressing for me..nobody else.
What I’m trying to say is…that its okay to have more than one look and still feel like you know who you are. You don’t have to choose just one style. You can defiantly go boho one day and casual the next. Like I have said before, be you everywhere you go. Some stores just focus on one style (UO, J.Crew) , but others have a mix (H&M, Abercrombie). Also, don’t be afraid to change things up! Go into stores and boutiques you haven’t even step foot in. You may be surprised! I defiantly thought of myself as very chic and classic, but I started changing up my look some days into more of a retro look.I did it because I realized that I really did like the style and the patterns and designs that came with it. One of my good friends, Alyssa, has that edgy style and she was a real inspiration because she doesn’t hold back her charisma. I didn’t change my look or myself, I built my character.
This is reality! And in reality, everyone can dress as they wish. You can merge your two, three styles. You can alternate. Just..Don’t change! (if that makes any sense..)
Outfit of the Day:
I was left speechless but I still want to tell you my thoughts on this years New York Fashion Week! Yes, it has past but I am still obsessing over the coolest new trends and designs! What I would of done to be there!!!!Anyways, by watching all the fashion shows everyday for the past week, I’ve been inspired and obviously blown away by all designers. Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera, and Jeremy Scott were my favorites! This week was all about new and fresh designs for the world to see. Everybody that was part of NYFW are so fortunate and incredibly talented. They never disappoint! I loved the floral theme by Bradgley Mischka and the pop-up art Jeremy Scott collection. The colors and patterns were absolutely brilliant! I hope to one day go and experience going to as many shows as possible.
Here are some of my favorite looks and designers! You can find all the looks at nyfw.com!
Marc Jacobs – Jonathan Scott
Michael Kors – Carolina Herrera
“Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live what is happening.” -Coco Chanel
The summer humidity fades, the leaves fall, and sweater weather is back on. The satisfaction of a thick warm sweater and knee high socks is indescribable. A Houston local like me might have to wait up for that feeling for a while longer knowing that it will be hot and humid up to November… but that isn’t stopping me from searching for my fall wardrobe. Change is good especially when it comes to fashion; great if you change your style to fit your personality better or when you change your outfit to go to a dinner party, but change is stirring when it comes to seasons. May be hard to fold those shorts and tanks and placing them back in your drawer for another year. However, the sweaters come out and so does those cute boots you’ve been dying to wear!
First, don’t take all your summer wardrobe to the back of your closet! Some pieces can totally correspond with your fall attire. T-shirts, blouses, sweaters, and skirts that matched your summer theme can totally compliment those new fall colors. Layering is such a great way to keep to those pieces, but also leaves you ready for any type of weather that day. Say its sunny but cold wind is blowing, any skirt with tights or knee high socks with your boots is a great way to go! The skirt keeps you comfortable and flexible while the tights/socks keep your legs warm.
When it comes to fall, many people think of orange, dark greens and reds, yellow, and brown…but its not always necessarily got be just dark, faded colors. Don’t be afraid or even doubtful to add some color! Like I said, those summer colors don’t have to completely go away. Add some neon or even some metallic textures to your fall outfit. Its still your style no matter what; seasons change, but they shouldn’t change you. Keep your wardrobe, keep your flair, keep your favorite colors alive all year round no matter the circumstances.
Stay cool? while staying warm ?this fall season approaching!
Outfit of the Day (T.S. Concert Outfit) :
Skirt & Tank: Express
There are no words that could describe the pain when knowing you can’t afford something on a mannequin while window shopping.I get it…its hard to keep the money in the wallet, but its also totally fine to buy that one thing we really do want (as long as you can still buy yourself food that week..?). I am a typical girl with a normal clothing budget. It is totally normal to go to the Sale section first and not feel totally shameful. Affordable fashion may be hard to reserve, hard to find, but definitely not hard to flaunt. Pieces on sale from different stores or boutiques can make such an expensive looking outfit because not all cute outfits are the expensive designer ones. I promise.. you’ll feel so much better knowing you paid half the price. It’s no Chanel dress, but it’s still fabulous!
Your whole closet does not have to sustain so many clothes from designer brands for you to feel fashionable. The clothes you have from that sale section from forever 21 can make such a great look that satisfies your style and look for the day!
Don’t forget to check the internet and look up your favorite stores and resist the temptation clicking on the new arrivals button!!! Pick out something you like that is good quality, but at the lowest price. You might think there is no such thing but there is!(I recomend Nasty Gal, Modcloth, Nordstrom)
Affordable fashion isn’t finding the cheapest shirt but what you think is fair and how much you would like to spend. Next time you go shopping, when you see something you like don’t look at the price tag! Think to yourself what you would pay for that piece and if the price seems to be over what you thought…think again…and ask”Am I still willing to pay for this for this much?” It all comes down to this, dress for yourself also meaning pay what you think is reasonable because it’s all for you anyways.
Don’t forget to go out this weekend for the Labor Day sales!!!
Shoes: Nine West