Urban Flower: OOTD

Urban Flower: OOTD

I know the majority of us avoid wearing the skinny jeans, and instead go for leggings; but sometimes that dark denim really makes an outfit. I think skinny jeans look especially good with flowy tops and minimal shoes. In this case, I paired them with a loose floral top from Urban Outfitters, maroon Pesaro ankle booties, and a vintage pearl necklace.

I think this outfit gives off a chic, urban chick vibe! I wore a brown leather jacket on top, but forgot to take a picture. Overall, it’s a pretty simple outfit to put together, and it makes me feel a lot more confident going about my business.

Have a great Friday night πŸ™‚

Photo Credits: Cindy

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The Short Cut

The Short Cut

It all happened yesterday morning, when I woke up to find my hair tangled like that hopeless barbie doll’s hair that could never be recovered. And thus I decided to have it chopped off. Cropped is a better word. I vaguely knew how I wanted my hair to look, but I got my inspiration from A Pretty Penny, who recently cut her hair. I really liked what she had to say about long hair just being a “rut.”

In my opinion, you can make a fashion statement no matter the length of your hair. The benefits of short hair: 1) less tangles, 2) save money on hair products, 3) faster execution of hair do’s. I’m not even sure why I wanted long hair before.

People always say, “you can’t do anything with short hair.” False. In fact, I didn’t do jack with my long hair.

I’m quite pleased with the result. No layers, same length all around. πŸ™‚

Spring Outfits: Tribal print, Florals, and Pastels!

Today I’d like to share some key pieces for the spring! Starting off, we have tribal prints. I personally love this style, mostly because of how versatile it is. Tribal print has made it’s way through every season, and I have a hunch that it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. As winter progresses into spring, here is how you can continue wearing tribal prints:

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Fold up your tribal print cardigans and sweaters and add some bright printed skirts and dresses to your wardrobe! These are great items that’ll last their way through summer and fall.

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Next item: Florals. I love anything with flowers on it, and I can see this coming spring season exploding in a flower craze. For now, start with simple patterns like this here top Maxine is wearing:

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Onto Pastels! Pastels are no doubt going to remain a spring staple for a long time, so no hurt in getting some now! Here is a potential Valentine’s Day outfit:

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Can I just say that this turquoise/teal color is my all time favorite color. And mixed with white lace – perfect!

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That is all! Comment below which outfit is your favorite πŸ™‚

Simple Early Spring Outfits

I realize that it is no where near the official period of Spring, but the weather does what it wants to do. Plus, there’s no harm in planning for the coming season. After wearing dark clothing for the majority of winter, I’m finally bringing out my brighter colors! Here is what I wore today:

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I’m slowly easing my way into spring clothing – nothing extravagant, just a simple white tee with a floral skirt. For shoes, I wore grey slip-ons, similar to Tom’s, to highlight the grey hues in my skirt. On top I am wearing a thrifted Forever 21 faux leather jacket to give an overall earthy feel to the outfit. As in my interview outfit, I am wearing my gold collar necklace; it really pulls an outfit together πŸ™‚

Now for Cindy, who is wearing pink pastels with grey pants – perfect colors for transitioning from winter into spring. My advice: try wearing grey or brown instead of black. Pantone’s “Fashion Color Report Spring 2014” says to try mixing pastels with bright colors. I can’t wait to try it out!

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Also, I finally tested out my new gorilla pod with an iPhone 5 adapter. It’s magnificent.

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That’s all for today! Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

Interview Outfits – Winter Collection

Welcome to a special edition of interview outfits! That sounded pretty important didn’t it? Well, interviews are kind of a big deal. As much as we wish it could be otherwise, interviews are all based on first impressions. You want to wear something conservative, yet memorable. Here are two of my selected interview outfits, created from classic winter pieces:

First, we have a tribal print shift dress. I know mine is a tad bit short, but a shift dress is great for formal meetings, as it doesn’t show off the body. That is normally a negative aspect when choosing clothing. You’re supposed to show off your body right? Well, unless the job you are applying to requires this, it’s better to focus at the task at hand: showing off your personality, not your body.

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I added a gold collar necklace to accentuate the neckline, and tan heels to add a nice balance to the dress. Necklace, dress, and shoes are from Forever 21 πŸ™‚Image

Here is my second outfit choice, something a little more memorable:

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I went for a more school-girl type of look, playing around with winter shades. I absolutely love the way this off-white sweater looks with a school uniform-style skirt and navy blue tights. I wore suede Mary Jane shoes to make the outfit look even more preppy. If you don’t want to look too formal for an interview, try being preppy. Though it may not be as fancy, it still has a polished and neat look to it.

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Every interview is different…I know my style may not cater to everyone πŸ™‚ But I hope this was of some inspiration anyway! Happy Hump Day!

Photo Credits: Cindy πŸ™‚

New Year, New Me

Just kidding. I’m still the same. I went to the gym earlier today, and for a Tuesday morning, it was pretty packed. It’s the whole “New year, new me” enthusiasm affecting everyone. I admit, it affects me to. But let’s be honest: most of those promises of self-improvement are slowly shoved under the rug as the year drags on. In my opinion, you don’t need a new year to start your journey of self-improvement. Start whenever you want. Don’t start at all. Be reasonable. You have the entire year to fulfill your “new year’s resolution,” so take it in steps. My goal is to tackle procrastination, but that’s not going to happen within a few days. As much as you desire to change yourself into a “new person,” that’s not going to happen. Rather, I see it as “adding to yourself,” or gaining new attributes to your character. Instead of running away from your old self, add to yourself. There is my mini rant of inspiration for the day. Onto some fashion! I recently acquired this dress from Forever 21; I instantly recognized it from Bethany Mota’s New Year’s Eve outfit video. It fits very nicely, and the material is surprisingly decent for Forever 21.

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I love this dress because it is instantly the highlight of the outfit and doesn’t need anything to really accentuate it (except maybe some color).Image

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Thanks to my wonderful photographer Cindy!

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These shoes are adorable πŸ™‚

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Thanks for reading!