Monday, April 17, 2017

Oh, is it Easter monday already?

Hi,
 Wow, that next Easter came quick. It feels like just yesterday I was getting all gussied up for a fun day of celebrations and food.
 I was doing some thinking about this post, and I decided that instead of playing the safe card and putting on a pretty dress that would ultimately be the center of the post, I wanted to do something a little different. I wanted to make a statement. Mainly about the passage of time. Time goes by so fast, and I know that most are aware of that concept. It seems like you blink, and bam! There go two years. Then you're sitting and wondering, where the heck did all that time go though? It's a crazy concept to wrap my head around; and since we don't have a time machine, we have to really think about what we're doing in the moment and ingrain it into our memories so that we don't feel as sad recalling past memories and the fact that they'll never come back to us. You can always recreate the experience but never the memory. People tend to get that mixed up, a lot.
 So what does this have to do with fashion? A lot. Well, back in the late 90s and early 2000s, where all the rage was on consumerism. People back then tended to be so hooked on the trends and famous brands and looking to the next thing that they didn't ever look back and appreciate the trends that once used to be cool. It was so important to look just like the people in the latest magazines that wearing something from only just a couple months ago was considered a horrific crime.
 Today, we do a much better job of... not doing that. We actually appreciate bringing back old trends, because that pays homage to he or she who created it. (And who ever said that the old trend wasn't cute anymore?) And sometimes, there really isn't a distinct line between "new" and "old" because some trends, like bucket bags, have never stopped being worn. By keeping trends constantly in rotation, more people can experiment with different trends, and combine one trend with another to create something is totally new and different. Creating that difference is a way of making new pathways with different trends; and by giving those trends the flexibility to do that, it creates a great deal of unique dressing and thinking. I think it's a perfect way to recall memories and add a little of that feeling into your outfit.
 So today, I wanted to convey that idea in a really bold statement. I wanted to break some rules and question myself and what I was wearing. It doesn't exactly go together, but who gets to decide that? Only time will tell.
 I also wanted to pull in a theme of childhood. When we were children, no one judged us based on what we wore. Using the theme of childhood would be a perfect example of me calling back fond memories, and boy, do I have a lot of them!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Whimsical

Hi,
 Simple maxi dress outfit today. It's such a gorgeous dress. But before I go down the gushing and overwriting and praising road, let's just stop and appreciate the dress. Let the outfit speak for itself.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Playing with light

Hi,
 Let me just start by saying that the outfit is always the focal point for all of my posts. However, I did decide to call some attention to lighting this week. I used flash on my camera to sharpen up the image a bit and give it more of a teenager-y quality (using flash, I'd almost expect to be wearing Adidas Superstars instead of the shoes I'm wearing), almost like those flash pictures taken at night and put on Instagram and Twitter or wherever they're put. Flash is great except for one thing, the colors kind of shrink away and what assumed is that my dress is black and white instead of navy blue and white. Albeit it's a very deep navy blue, but it's still there, Let's see if you can try to differentiate between the pictures using flash and not using it. I don't think it'll be very hard.
 And I know all of my outfit is from Walmart. Not proud, I admit. But I saw this dress (funny, while on the hunt for cereal) and loved it instantly. I also found three others which I will be featuring in a post sometime soon.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Shoe crush: Oxford ankle booties

Hi,
 Finally got a pair. Finally got around to taking some action besides just drooling over them. I ordered a pair of black lace up wedge ankle booties, and they came, and I feel on top of the world.
 I'm not going to take away from the suspense from providing endless detailing about them. I'll just show you. They are gorgeous, I'll just say that. Have a look at these amazing booties.

Monday, March 20, 2017

New series: Colored choice 1: Deep teal

Hi,
 The reason for this creation of a new series is twofold. One, I've seen this done on other blogsm and what better place to get inspiration for my blog than from other amazing blogs? Also, it's an easy way to provide content for those busy, over-the-top days that have been coming my way frequently. And no, it's not sloppy or lazy, it's my way of bringing something to the table that's easy to blog about yet new and different.
 Now, onto a description of this new series. It's called "Colored choice" because it's a selection of different garments (the "choice" part) that all have, more or less, the same color (the "colored" part). And I plan to include one accent (because you know I love accents) clothing item of my choice that will go nicely with one of the other items displayed. It's hard to explain. So I'll just show you what I mean.
 Look out for the two different-colored items side by side and see their contrast. Juxtaposition is a great word for it. Because you know I like juxtaposition.
 Teal is my color for this post because... just because I like teal. And for the first time doing this, I figured sticking to my favorite color would be safest for now.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Polyvore recently 4

Hi,
 I'm doing another Polyvore recently this week because I've been really inspired by Polyvore. Like always. But more this time. So many items, sets, and people coming together to make it a really good place to be on the Internet. And that's one of the reasons I love fashion. Not only is it an artistically positive world, but it gives so many opportunities to create, share, and inspire between like-minded people. And that is achieved in few other areas of life.
 So once again, I stress this. If you don't currently have a Polyvore account, it would really be in your best interest to get one. You don't have to create "competitively" and have the most followers (I certainly don't); you can use it as an outlet. A place for your creativity to be artfully dumped, for lack of a better word. And I've met so many cool people on Polyvore. What's the worst that could happen? I encourage all, men and women and boys and girls, to give it a go.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Top Five Faves: D'orsay flats

Hi,
 Yes, I was inactive the past two months or so. Yes, without explanation. And I'm sorry for that. I was frustrated and stressed and out of content ideas, so I thought that it would be best to take some time off of Fashion teal and refocus. I want great content ideas, and they just weren't coming to me. Hopefully this break I took will be a great way to get my "mind juices" running.
 And I also made a decision. No more long, rambling posts about outfits. I think part of the reason I felt so uninspired is because I was afraid that blogging would take hours because I had to write a paragraph for each post. So, I came back to the world of blogging inspired. Fashion isn't about words necessarily. It's about the outfits that make us speechless. I'll say what I have to say and move on. No droning. If there are more things to say at times, sure, I'll say them. But not each time.
 With that being said, thanks to everyone who's still here. I apologize again. Now, let's get to it.
 I haven't done Top 5 Faves in a while, so I thought that it was the right time to do it. This time it's focused on d'orsay flats because I've always had a craving for them. You already know that I have a pair of black ones that I can't live without. I wear them all the time, and they're gorgeous, simply put.
 So, here we go.