Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Personal Style (Describe your Style?)

"How would you describe your personal style? If you could describe your style in three words, what would they be?" -asks anyone who's ever inquired about my personal style.

(please pause while I scratch my head in search for the right answer)

. . .

After several moments of head scratching and after several different occasions of not fully knowing exactly how to answer those questions, I've finally come to the conclusion that there really is no right way to answer that question. At least, not for me there isn't. These types of questions have always been daunting to me and have been my least favorite questions to answer simply because I've never really known how to describe my style. The reality is, it's actually a little bit of everything. Monday, I can be full on Boho chic, on Tuesday, be a little goth/  grundge- like, while on Wednesday, I can be preppy and then completely clean it up and be classy and elegant by Thursday. It really just depends, honestly. I wake up everyday in a different mood and those different moods determine my different outfits. Because of this, whenever I'm faced with answering these types of questions, I often ask the inquirer, "how would YOU describe my style?" It's always fun to hear their replies because they're never really wrong. How they interpret it is completely correct because my style is so many things. The truth is, my style is completely indefinable and constantly changing. However, that's the beauty of fashion. It grants you the ability of self expression in any way that you see fit for everyday of the week. 

Here's a glance of some of the people that I draw inspiration from

Solange Knowles (singer, songwriter, model, and actress) (my style icon)

Rihanna (singer, actress)

June Ambrose (celebrity stylist)

Rachel Zoe (celebrity stylist)

Simone Battle (singer)

Lisa Bonet (actress)

Vanessa Hudgens (actress, singer)

Zoe Kravitz (actress, daughter of Lisa Bonet & Lenny Kravitz)

Jhene Aiko (singer, songwriter)

How would you describe your own personal style?

 Click here to take the quiz from TheChicFashionista to better determine your own personal style

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday Funday

Today I just wanted to literally throw something on! This outfit may look well thought out and put together, but in reality, I had no idea, not even a clue what I was doing this morning. (Surprisingly some of my best outfits, in my opinion, are constructed this way). So, just to make my life easier, I threw on a skirt, because skirts/ dresses are so easy due to the fact that they go well with almost anything. In a way, it's kind of like a cheat, something I throw on when I don't feel like planning or putting together an outfit, like today. Then, I found this ivory colored crop top in the back of my closet (forgot I had it) and thought, "why not?" Originally, this outfit was very simple, almost boring, so I compensated with accessories. The good thing about accessories is that, if done right, they can make an originally plain outfit come to life. Finally, after all that fuss, I settled with this very Indiana Jones-esque look. Hope you enjoy!

Hat: DSW
Crop top: G-Stage
Skirt: Crossroads Trading Co.
Sandle: DSW

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Spearmint Green

This weekend, I was invited to my first wedding. I was so excited, as it's something that I've never gotten the chance to experience before. I rarely get the opportunity to really dress up, and because of that, this spearmint green jumper has been sitting in my closet, still in bag, since the day I bought it (2 months ago). But finally, the time came for me to wear it! 

Jumper: Bebe
Heels: DSW

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Boyish Ways

Notice anything different??...I'll wait...yup...that's right, I cut my hair! I'm pretty much bald and I love it! Lately, I've been feeling bored and honestly, tired of my hair. As each day went by, I no longer felt the need nor want to wake up earlier each day just so that I could figure out what to do with my ever so, seemingly complicated hair.  I thought it was just about that time to hit the refresh button on my life. So I got a pixie cut! Just like my hair, all my worries and sleepless nights spent doing my hair seemed to fall away with each snip of the scissor. I can not wait to play around with more androgynous looks this summer. After all, everyone needs a bit of a change sometimes. 

Top: H&M
Boyfriend Jeans: JC Penny
Flats: Madewell