Monday, July 9, 2012

Lazy Fashion 101

Being a full time employee and commuter, after a long week of wearing black slacks, pencil skirts, and button downs, I like to snuggle up in sweats and oversized t-shirts and relax with a pint of ice cream in my hands.

However, not all weekends are that luxurious. Weekends for me mean, laundry, running copious amounts of errands and meeting up with friends that I’ve lost touch with. 

I want to call it a day and do nothing but that’s just not possible. I have to gussy up and look presentable. So what look do I love for my weekend wear?

No, I don’t wear yoga pants with “sexy” stamped across the backside but rather I find something in my closet that will allow me to feel entirely comfortable and cute at the same time. Here are just a few of my favorites found via Pinterest

All images found via Pinterest

1. I'm a jeans and t-shirt type of gal, but throwing on a blazer and scarf dresses up this outfit by miles and allows you to meet up your girlfriends without worrying if you're too dressed up or dressed down. 

2. An array of colors you didn't think would go together paired with leggings and flats, easy peasy. 

3&4. Oversized, over the shoulder sweater make for something easy to throw on for a quick trip to the store without worrying about bumping into someone you know. 

5. Cropped pants, striped top, and colorful bag - perfect for drinks with friends. 

6. Cardigan, t-shirt, jeans and hat, perfect for Sunday afternoon grocery shopping.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

What trends are you sick of?

Inspired by my dear friend and fellow blogger, Vicki, I decided to jump on this blogging bandwagon and create my own fashion no-no's that I am totally sick of. With a little added twist, I decided to do a men and women's board with the help of my other half. After seeing her post, I could not stop thinking of everything that I've been sick and tired of seeing when I step into Forever 21 or H&M. Where is the normalcy anymore?

1. Gladiator sandals: We're into our 3rd or 4th season of this atrocious pieces of footwear and they don't seem to be going away. Are you trying to find your inner greek goddess? Wear a toga... at a costume party. These sandals make even gals with slim ankles look as though they're bulky. Also, think of the unflattering tan lines.

2. Rompers: Paired with a over-sized floppy hat and some gardening tools, you're good to go for a day in the yard. I was looking at pictures of my childhood and there's a picture of me in the front yard in a romper. When I was 5.

3. Cropped Tee - Unless you're blessed with the body of Heidi Klum and you're going to a rock concert, it's ok to wear this kind of top. Otherwise, pass and move on.

4. Monokini - Sure these look great on a 5'9'' model supermodel in a photoshopped picture but think of the tan lines. Give me a bikini or one piece any day.

5. High-low skirts - I have to admit they look great in pictures but close up, these skirts are unflattering for most women. They will make calves look enormous. Some trends stay, some go away. This screams one-year trend.

Men's Fashion that should go away...

Photo via Pinterest
Deep-V neck: When women show a little cleavage, I understand it. Just show it in a classy way. The need for men to show their chest hair growth, is something that I can do without.

Photo via google search
  Ed Hardy: Bedazzled shirts with animals and skulls on any human should be disband. And for awhile, I thought these awesomely horrible tops would be only a one year trend, instead I found that I still see them around and these men seem to willingly wear them on their own.

Photo via Pinterest
 Fedora: There's something sexy about the fedora with a well tailored pinstriped suit but reality check - unless you're Usher or Justin Timberlake or hello, Frank Sinatra leave this accessory on the shelf at the store.

Photo via Pinterest
Skinny jeans: It took me awhile to embrace women's skinny jeans. When we live in a country of obesity and skinny jeans are the fad, it's a sight for sore eyes but I have come to embrace it FOR women. But for men - just no. 

What are some trends are sick of and would like to see go away and never come back again?

Thursday, May 24, 2012

First Living Room Ideas

I’ve narrowed down my apartment choices by two places. 

Since I know the layout and sizes, I’ve been on the hunt of decorating my place. 

Much need items:
-Coffee table
-Kitchen table

Everything else, I could hold off on but it’s always fun to imagine what your very first place will look like, right?

I’ve been stalking craigslist for affordable furniture and book marking pages like crazy. I want people to walk into my apartment and think I have some creative juices and want the place to be warm and inviting even though I’m fond of dark colors. So I created a board on polyvore on what I hope my apartment living room will look like. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New Goals

In recent months, I’ve had some serious events that have changed the course of my life. I deleted my old posts and hoped, I can get rid of my entire past but alas, I don't want to forget because those memories are what I cherish most in life.

One day changes everything- it breaks you, but not completely because eventually with the help of friends and family, you begin to heal. But the person who has helped me heal the most is the most unexpected person you would think.

Life has been a whirlwind of events and revelations. Old goals are thrown out the window and new goals are created. 

My new goal: move out of my parents home by my 27th birthday, which by the way is August 12th.
79 days until I have to reach my goal. 

How did I come to this conclusion? I’m 26 years old, never lived away from my parents, and my relationship opened my eyes to so many things – I need change. 

I’m not afraid to live on my own – I’m more afraid of hurting my parents feelings but so much of the past has had me concerned about everyone else's feelings and well being that I got lost along the way. 

This time is for me and my journey to become a more confident, successful, whatever…