Monday, November 28, 2016

Cyber monday 2016

Hi,
 First and foremost, Happy (late) Thanksgiving! Hope it was a blast, full of turkey, mashed potatoes, and elastic waistbands. I had so much fun with my family. I ate some really tasty food and just enjoyed myself. I like these holidays. Not only is it a day to just kick back and relax and escape the busy-ness of everyday life, but it gives you a chance to gather with your family and share in this fun time. Speaking of a fun time, Christmas is coming, y'all! Looking forward to it so much! My family has already started decking the halls, and I am so utterly excited to get my Christmas tree.
 Remember two years ago (wow, right?) when I did those twelve days of Christmas posts? That was a lot of hard work, and it was fun, but I didn't do it last year, and probably not this year, either. I'm sorry, but I felt like the content wasn't great, and who wants that? So I'm probably just sticking to my normal schedule.
So. Cyber Monday. The day we've all been (secretly) waiting for. So many deals and low prices and sweet stuff to purchase. It's the day that CEO's are probably inwardly groaning, but us customers are all outwardly cheering.
 I want to help you guys out, so I'm, like last year, giving you a list of stores where there are some super nice deals. So, feel free to shop your heart out!👍

Monday, November 21, 2016

Juxtaposition

Hi,
 When people see an outfit such as the one I'm going to show you, they usually only look at the fancy shmancy part of it. They fail to consider all parts of the outfit. You know, what piece of the outfit actually makes the main piece stand out (there can't be light without darkness, and vice versa!), what accessories were carefully placed to finish off the outfit (in my case there were none), and all that good stuff. I like to look at every part of the outfit, and maybe craft another outfit in which I can wear each piece.
 This is really an unusual outfit for me. I wouldn't see myself wearing these two pieces together, because I might get annoyed with how they are so different. One's so fancy and the other is so... not. It seems like a war between dressy and casual, but then I realized, why is that a bad thing? Show the war in your clothes. Show that struggle that turns into something maybe possibly beautiful. Make people confused and baffled, in a good way. That means you've done it right. A good outfit shouldn't just show, shouldn't just tell, it should also inquire and confuse and challenge too.
 That's what I'm trying to get at when I created this outfit. I wanted to really ask myself these questions. Why pair these? What do I get from this pairing? Why not?

Monday, November 14, 2016

Best-loved, most-liked

Hi,
 This is one of my favorite outfits. It's comfortable yet stylish and rugged yet feminine and really just my style. It's so simple and stylish and it's so me.
 Oh, and for those long time readers, boyfriend jeans! This outfit included my favorite style of jeans. They're the perfect kind, slouchy and soft and beautiful.
Plus, I made the grape bag. Took some effort, but I did it. I love this bag so much, and I love it with the outfit. I made this pairing on the spot and I'm glad I did.
 See?

Monday, November 7, 2016

Starry night?

Hi,
 I went to a space-themed dance the other night, and it was a ton of fun. They even had free drinks. That was great.
 This is the outfit I decided to go with. I ran out and bought this outfit the day before the dance. Great planning, right? It took me waking up that morning and realizing that I had nothing to wear to get me over to Forever 21, my all-time favorite store, for a quick shopping escapade.
 To achieve a space-themed look, I had to take into account the most used colors for space-themed anything, metallic shades. I didn't really like any of them with my skin tone, so I had to think logically. Metallic bronze was gross (it turns me positively orange), silver was too harsh and my skin is too light for such a color, gold was okay but a little too harsh, rose gold would be okay but I couldn't find any of that shade in Forever 21 on such a last minute trip. Someone please make this a popular color in the next season so I can find more of it!