Monday, April 24, 2017

Normal day

Hi,
 Nothing big today. just a simple romper. With a twist. I added a purple shirt underneath of it, because why not? I kind of like this look more because I was able to add my own thing to it. And I found that it works both unzipped and zipped up too. Very cool.
 And this romper is international, meaning that it came from my trip to Mexico. So I can;t give you the exact name of the place that I got it, but when I found it, I knew I had to buy it.

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.