Monday, September 19, 2011

Missoni for Target

Everyone is gaga over Missoni for Target...I too am gaga for Missoni for Target. As soon as the look book came out I already had little check marks next to the items I wanted. While I didn't most of the things I wanted I did walk away with some choice pieces.
 
Of all the pieces the Missoni for Target cardigans are the biggest statement pieces in the collection. These cardigans against a solid dress or even just a plan white vneck and jeans is absolutely perfect. Personally I would love to see this cardigan with the American Apparel asymmetrical dress (sadly couldn't find a photo of just the dress). Visually I pictured this ensemble as a autumn/winter outfit so the black missoni for target printed tights and the socks are perfect for colder weather plus I love insulating boots with fun printed socks. For a day look its best to keep the look very light and minimal. Peach for cheeks to give color for the colder days and a fabulous lavender pink hue for lips. No look would be complete with out accessories!! I love bib necklaces and the jewels in this necklace make your neckline pop without being too flashy. Plus the bracelets give the wrists a fun jingle of color. I'm obsessed with Madewell Archive boots, you can dress them up or down and they never go out of style. Every woman should own a balenciaga bag. They're just so essential to life.
 
 
 
 

Jane Birkin

Jane Birkin. Muse, Musician, Activist, style icon. A lot can be said about the era of Jane Birkin but mostly its her effortless style that constantly mimicked and envied. How simple articles of clothing influenced a whole generation as well as become simple staples in our wardrobe now a day. Now while generations cling to every passing fade it will always return to the effortlessly cool style of Miss Jane Birkin. 




Tuesday, September 13, 2011

We all aspire..

You know that old saying "find what makes you happy"? Well for the past couple months I've been trying to live by that saying. Whether it be for selfish reasoning's or emotional I've been trying to live by that motto and find every aspect of my life a pure happiness.

It's not easy. Every moment I can change from happy to sad, becoming emotional for obvious reasons or just plain exhausted by existence. Sometimes it's just hard to find in one's self the true meaning of happiness. Honestly how many of us are actually happy doing what we love to do? How many of us have settled into reality because it was the right path? I've never really lived the righteous life and as my parents before me we've all struggled to get to where we are today. Even if this isn't the life that I have planned for me I know deep down inside there is something greater. Things do make me happy, people do have a way of surprising you.

I recently watched "How do you know" which wasn't necessarily a significant film. Wasn't some indie hit or blockbuster film but somehow inside the context of dialogue I find my own scenario in it. You live your whole life thinking that somethings got to give, that you're working toward one goal and when everything falls apart in front of you it's over. You cry, you become emotional, you blame the world. It's not the universes fault for your misfortune; things just have a way of changing for the better. Whether you want to think that rock bottom isn't better; a good 6 months from that moment things do change. You do become stronger. I never realized how much I could truly love people until this very moment. How so many influences changed my perspective of things.

I changed. I am on the road to recovery. Things will never be what they used to be. I will never harbor the same feelings as I did when I was younger but it was those feelings that brought me to where I am today. Who knows what the world brings, or what the future holds but it's what we have in the present that make everything so lovely.

People, places, things inspire me to be greater. Life challenges push me to my limit. I know exactly where I am going and what I am doing. Whether I sink or swim that is for the universe to decide but I am content with how I feel inside. I truly am happy.

Honestly I just cannot wait until everything falls in it's right place. Everything in it's right place.

Logan Lerman

I recently saw Logan Lerman in "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" it wasn't so much that the movie was fascinating but you defiantly couldn't keep your eyes off of Logan. He has this genuineness to his craft that make his work believable. He has recently been cast in "Perks of Being a Wallflower" after finally getting around to reading the book I do have to say that if the film and script live up to it's expectation I do feel that he makes a very good Charlie. He defiantly has a Robby Benson look to him, very other worldly.












Monday, September 12, 2011

emerald city

Every once in a while I do enjoy a great emerald green. I believe everyone should own an article of clothing in this color. Recently just purchased a blouse of this style. I absolutely adore the flowness of it. Breathable fabric and just pure comfort. I hate too put together outfits so any sort of grunge or smudge makes the outfit perfect for me. Any type of holes or shredding in a jean I absolutely love. I love how understated the hole in the jeans look. My new favorite flats happen to be the penny loafer flats. SWOOOON worthy. More masculine then a basic ballet flat plus gives an ultra feminine look into a more edge and even a hint of elegance.
 
Personal favorite color with emerald is gold. Any sort of gold accessory is great with emerald. I love chunky bracelets layered on one wrist. With with lower neckline of this blouse  the aztec gold necklace give a great flash of color. Honestly you can't go wrong with these accessories. Of course it may look silly but its actually well put together once you put them on.
 
Minor obsession with a more natural look pale lips, hint of color on the cheeks and a hint of eye liner. Absolutely love love love Essie products this color is too die for. Including with all the array of colors going on in this outfit this a versatile color that would be perfect for everyday wear. Plus it will make your hands look beautiful.
 
These doctor bag, 60's office briefcase bags have been a hit on the runway from Marc Jacobs to Topshop. Of course I'm going to have a minor obsession with them. Trust this defiantly puts together the whole outfit.
 
 
 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Topshop

Without a doubt we all know how much I truly adore Topshop. So it's no surprise that I did a set based on Topshop products I'm swooning over.

I choose the pintuck dress because it's just visually beautiful. If you have curves like me this dress would look best with a black bowed belt, not to mention the black bowed belt will give a sense of color to a pale palette. For accessories I choose these tribal looking bangles, as well as the leopard ring. Gold, leopard I'm guessing you're realizing the color pattern I have here. These leopard heeled booties just had to happen. They're stunning and they give you great height, plus they are flawless against this dress. The burgundy clutch is just another ounce of color. I choose the Essie nail color as a very delicate fall color to wear on your nails. Not really a punch of color but when your tan starts fading it's going to be nice to remember an ounce of tan color. I'm recently obsessed with this Topshop lipgloss stick. It gives just the perfect color of dark pink you need. So while the whole set is based on neutral colors the lipgloss stick gives you the color you crave.
Topshop

Topshop by ellelopez featuring a bow belt

All dressed in black...

Seasons have a way of creeping up and changing at a moments notice. One minute the sun is constantly shining and then the next it's completely humid and overcast. Thunder, lighting and just a slight scene of rain. Fall will be upon us soon, another chance of change.

One of my favorite seasons happens to be fall. I'm not sure if it's just the need to layer on clothes to seal away the skin that we kept so bare all summer but also giving our chance to truly showcase ourselves with fashion. Every season is a chance to show the world how we embrace the weather changes as well as our own personal style. For the past couple of years I've felt a sense of mourning. The black clothing I wore like a badge of honor; something to remind myself about how numb I felt to the world at that current state. As much as I found the color soothing it changed a sense of my mood. I felt all the darkness around me and any chance to wear black I did. My security blanket, my way of showing the world that I didn't need to pretend I was fine when I showed the world differently. It became my constant calling card. Here I am all dressed in black. Yet now, just as the leaves change color and as snakes change skin; the black is slowly coming off and making way for new skin. It's no surprise that I love all aspects of fashion. Clothes, colors, cuts, workmanship. It's more than just the superficial it's seeing how an idea is made into pure beauty that's imprinted into minds of millions and changes a course of a season. It's more than just leaves changing, it's life changing. Every article of clothing has a way of telling a story. Whether it be a whole collection or just a simple color. With just a simple article of clothing it has a way to change our thoughts and break our hearts.

We all sort of peek into our own wardrobes and find what type of fairytale we have hidden in there. Dresses for the countless parties we can't wait to attend. Tops from the countless times we've spent with loved ones. Even that one special accessory that reminds you of someone you thought you had forgotten. What ever it is these articles of clothing are memories. Memories sometimes we forget we've had until the moment we put these items on. I couldn't tell you how many times I've walked into my closet and just felt a rush of excitement seeing these stories. A visual scrapbook caved with emotions. Even if at the moment the only color that's constant is black I know that in the future my wardrobe will make way for a more array of colors as my mood changes. Yet for now I am happy with the darkness I have in memories as well as in life.

As fashion week commences and a new wave of styles form I can't help what wonder what will brighten my mood this season. Will it be color block brights from Jason Wu, or be blown away by the beauty that is Oscar De La Renta? Or just continue to embrace my funk with Marc by Marc Jacobs. What ever I choose these are my stories I choose to tell the world. How I am feeling, how I love and how much I love to wear the clothes as opposed to the clothes that wear me.

Just as the season changes, so does my mood. Embrace the change as the colors of leaves change from green to orange to brown. Autumn is just another chance to turn it all around.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

hot child in the city

 
Well any chance to play on polyvore I just can't stop. ahha. So browsing on the meetmark.com site I had a little go on mini editor.
 
I'm obsessed with this necklace. It's a great statement piece it should be included in every one's wardrobe. Against a tshirt, or a party dress it's fabulous. These shorts were just adorable. Paired with a long sleeved chiffon blouse with black tights or even just a plain tshirt they seem absolutely flattering. I love the fedora it's rare for me to find any fedora with color plus the burgundy color is just flattering for every hair color paired with the shorts and the necklace you're a woman on the go. I choose a pink tinted cheek stain and lip color with such statement pieces as the necklace and the hat I didn't want to take too much away from the outfit. It's should always be about what you're wearing and showcasing not what you're caking on your face. Anything flawless, light and fancy free is lovely to me.
 

In another life when we're both cats..

Do you ever feel like you don’t belong somewhere? Just a different time period, different style of people. I just feel surrounded by the same people, the same mind frame. Everyone’s just need to settle instead of move forward. Fear captivates them to keep their feet firmly on the ground instead of venture off into the unknown abyss. Maybe I am from a different time period. This need for adventure, this need to just fully surround myself with different aspects of life instead of staying in one place for so long. It just makes me wonder how content people can be for just an ounce of change instead of morphing full circle. 

What happened to glamour? The allure of something beautiful for no reason at all. There’s no sense of glamour anymore it left with the decades of beautiful people. Now we’re just a lazy society of fast food culture. I just wish there was parties were everybody dressed to the 9’s. Where men dressed as men as opposed to little boys in baggy jeans and baseball caps. Where women dressed as women instead of young girls trying to get into a really bad techno club. Everything is either too relaxed or too tight and informal.

I want to go to a party where people are completely decked out. Dressed as adults. As beautiful people. Go to parties were drinks are not served in bright colored plastic cups. Where there isn't a hint of any sort of drinking game (beer pong, kings cup). Where everyone cares about what they are wearing and actually try with their clothes. Where they play old school doo wop groups on a record player instead of some same tired party song off an ipod. Where you're not embarrassed by what you do. Where you're not self consumed by your cell phone but rather in friendly interactions with people you meet.

Does that even exist?

Maybe in a different time period, in another life.

True Romance

Absolutely adore this movie. These characters as crazy as they are their love is undeniable.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sparkle, Sparkle

I had a heart attack moment on last Friday night. *Gasp* I didn't have a thing to wear. SHOCKING. Apparently my wardrobe is only acceptable for everyday wear as opposed to everything and everyday wear.

So basically these are quintessential items that are a definite need in a wardrobe.

A plain versatile white t. Good not only for everyday but provides a great blank canvas for any outfit.
A sparkly skirt. You can dress up and dress down. Don't be afraid of sparkles because they will liven up anything that you wear.
A basic black heel. A defiant going out shoe but also good for everyday wear.
Good staple Chanel bag. If you're going to spare no expense on a handbag I hope it's saving your pennies for a Chanel bag. They are a MUST in any wardrobe. They can dress up a plain outfit into a million dollar wardrobe and any going out outfit into a punch.
no wardrobe would be complete with out accessories. I have a huge obsession with bib necklaces, HUGE statement necklaces. Anything that brings attention into your neckline is a must. They're beautiful and a great PUNCH to any outfit. Plus this ring is just fabulous. better than any basic band ring it has serious edge to it.
Make up should be fun. A light blush, a great eye liner, mascara and a deep dark lip. Nails should be purple. It's sort of my thing now. PURPLE NAILS.
Trust me when I say I wish I had all these in my everyday life. Not just for going out.
NEED!!!

Action, Action

We all want forgiveness. This undying need to forgive but a majority of us don't have the plans to follow through. To many people just saying a simple "I'm Sorry" saves you from anything. From heartbreak to mistakes, from even the common the cold but the truth of the matter is what happens after the "I'm sorry"?

I spent close to 4 years wanting an apology from certain people in my life. For feelings, for treatment and most of all just wanting to be able to forgive so that I may move on. How does one go about that? How can you truly forgive if you never have a full apology. I have heard countless times "I'm sorry" or my personal favorite "I never meant to hurt you" after all is said and done....nothing. Absolutely nothing. Am I the fool reading too much into this?

We're a lazy society. Meals in minutes, to drive thru nation even simple "I'm sorry" are prone to just a simple click away but truth of the matter is; sorry's are not something you can just whip up in 30 minutes. Feelings are always put into question and no matter how much you think an apology saves everything it really doesn't. We spend our lives wanting forgiveness and when we do its the follow through we thrive on. When nothing happens after forgiveness should we still be angry? It's hard for me to wrap my head around such notions but after hearing countless times "I'm sorry" at this point in my life those two words become just that, words.

I need actions. I need follow through. I need people that actually want to be there instead of just be there when it's convenient for themselves. They say how they'll never do it again but then all we see are reruns and repeat offenders. How can I truly move on when the same actions manage to happen again? It's hard to just open up to someone in general; then when you're hurt that's all you think about. The pain they have caused you and no matter how many times a person tells you they are "sorry" they continue to do the same thing until you've become numb to the notion of the word. I want to believe people are sorry but I also want to believe people are working toward rebuilding any sort of relationship with you. I don't want to believe all is lost after "I'm sorry", I want to believe people actually care instead of saying that they care.

After everything all I ever want is for someone to mean what they say. If you say sorry mean it don't make it seem like words to me because I've heard it all before. Don't treat me like I'm some sort of doormat. If you want my forgiveness you've always had it but if you really mean everything you say...show me.

I need actions, I don't need words.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

It's going to be a long, long ride..

There is something brewing inside of me. It's as if a glow of happiness has been transformed into my body. The moment August became a distant memory, life re-began for me. September, the fall, everything just seems so very right at the moment. I know that because of who I am something will make things harder than what it seems; but at the end the reward is far more greater. The struggle is the reason we live, it's the reason we hope for something better for ourselves. I am just a fool to feel pathetic when far greater things are a foot.

I have come to the realization as I always do whenever I have a bad episode is that I will never be better. There is no cure for how I feel but what there is are better life choices. Better ways to release stress and tension. I will cry more than the normal person, I will scream and shout things I don't mean but at the end of the day the people that stay are the ones that matter. If you can't have me at my worst please believe you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. Some times I just need a little time for myself to feel like myself again. I need to dream to enjoy reality.

Where ever my journey takes me I know I will be okay. I love my life, I love my family and friends and it's going to be alright.