Monday, December 26, 2016

The day after

 So, it's the day after Christmas, and I am feeling pretty great after a day with family and friends. It's a great holiday, truly. Makes the angriest people just a little bit happier. So, Merry After-Christmas.
 So I'm not going to waste any words. Will I be doing a gift haul? I'm not up to it this year. Instead, I'll revel in my happiness a while and post something that will make me happy, an outfit.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas is coming

 I'm sure everyone who celebrates this amazing holiday knows that ts coming around the corner, and it's coming fast. We only have six days for our final preparations. By preparations, I'm talking about gifts, decorations, family plans, parties, and more. It can get a little stressful, but why does it have to be? Christmas and holiday break in general is meant to be a time of relaxation. It's supposed to be fun and merry and relaxing. Yet, we stress ourselves out involuntarily and create a general air of panic. That's why the term "holiday stress" was coined. It's not an elusive principle. We want everything to be perfect and with just the right amount of we-weren't-at-all-trying-too-hard-for-this-to-look-perfect. It's almost like a reflex that we can't help. But sometimes, it's perfectly fine to let it all go and let Christmas just, you know, be. It's okay.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Giuseppe di Morabito: the perfect cold-weather distraction

 As winter is nearing, you'll feel a chill and get cold. Very cold.  And I don't know about you, but the cold makes me very grumpy and I feel like it'll last forever. To distract anyone else who feels like me and can't wait for this cold to just leave, I bring to you a collection to help you focus on something other than freezing in this cold weather. It's called Giuseppe di Morabito, and their Spring/Summer 2017 collection is so gorgeous! I first discovered this brand on Moda Operandi, and I am so lucky to have found it. It complements my style in a totally different way that I can't get enough of. It's so feminine and floral (it is a spring collection after all), which is so beautiful.
 What I really like about this brand is not only the rainbow of light and pastelly colors, but the garmants themselves. From the bootcut pants to the long, flowing gowns to the outerwear selection, A-line skirts and dresses, all of the structures and kinds of the clothes are what I love and wear all the time. I like the light, chiffon-like fabrics mixed with the dark, more structured fabrics as well. It's also so unique! I am crazy about how Giuseppe di Morabito makes their collection their own, whether it's by creating lace-up trousers, bright purple (almost foil-looking) brocade items, big chiffon sleeves, or incorporating many different patterns. I love it! On another note, I'm also way too obsessed with their use of ruffles. I love ruffles, and I love Giuseppe di Morabito for using them so much.
 Even though I don't usually lean towards that level of elegance in my wardrobe, it definitely is something that I would and could beautifully incorporate into my wardrobe. I could pair a pastel, light-colored shirt with a leather jacket in the form of juxtaposition. I love juxtaposition in outfits. Gives me something to think about. I could also fully embrace the floaty and light feel of Giuseppe di Morabito by pairing one of their absolutely breathtaking dresses or skirts with a pair of similar colored but plain pumps, so as not to take away from the ethereal style already being projected by the garment.
 It's so hard to explain exactly what I love about it, so I'll show you some pieces, and you can see for yourself, and maybe fall in love a little bit as well, like I did.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Shoe crush: Joshua Sanders white leather and fur trainers

 I've had my eye on this type of shoe for quite a while, but this shoe in particular was my reason to blog about it.
 I'm obsessed with pom-poms. Whether they're on bags, on jewelry, or in this case, on shoes, I have a pom-pom fetish. I love them. And I think that I discovered pom-poms first on bags, then jewelry, then shoes. And I liked it a lot. So when I found these shoes, I liked them a lot and found them blog-worthy. So here we are.
 The first word I thought of when I saw these shoes was fun. Fun. I like the fun colors and the spontaneity of the pom-poms on the shoes. They also come in a variety of other colors, but the same type of shoes.
 I usually don't like wearing sneakers, but these look less like traditional sneakers, which I love. I also am loving the way they hug the feet. The fit remind me of Adidas Superstars. I love how they both look on the foot. It kind of rounds it out and I like that.