Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I was pleasantly surprised to wake up to so many comments from all of you lovely readers. I started this blog a couple of weeks ago, right? I'm too lazy to check. Anyway, it seems as though a lot of you enjoy that my outfits tend to be very affordable. I used to get a lot of comments from people who said they weren't into fashion, because they couldn't afford it. That's a general misconception, and I find that a lot of the media - televisions, magazines, and yes, blogs - only further that confusion.
The trick is to find what suits you, what makes you feel and look good - what makes you feel most like yourself - and go from there. Look to magazines and such for inspiration, but not as a shopping guide. I adore editorials and style.com's runway slideshows as much as the next gal, but you won't see me jotting anything down on a short term wish list. Unfortunately, for many of us, even the sample sales and end of season clearance tags are out of our price ranges. For those of us who have no choice but to pinch pennies, we just have to work harder.
That being said, I don't fault anyone for displaying the high end goods in their glossy publications - in fact, I probably wouldn't be as interested if it was all within my reach. I just wish that more readers would think outside of the box, and interpret what they see into something more tangible. You don't have to be a baller/shot caller (oh yes, I said it) to appreciate and indulge in aesthetic pleasures of any sort; you just have to put a little more effort into it.
This outfit is predominantly orange, but photographed somewhat red. This lens isn't sharp anymore, at all. It might have something to do with me dropping it from the top of a bunk bed...I'd replace it but that would be my fourth in two years. I need to stop breaking my lenses.
vintage 70s blouse - thrifted
vintage belt - from my mom's shop
denim mini - thrifted and altered (was ankle length)
orange h&m tights - $3.80, I think
vintage brown heels - beacon's closet (store credit! yay)
grey beret - remixed a million times
grey and orange vintage coat - thrifted
vintage brown bag
vintage scarf - from my mom
makeup - the usual face stuff and fig lipstick, from Estee Lauder (I was in quite a hurry).
p.s. In an effort to keep this blog more interactive, I'm going to try asking a question every day.
Question of the day: What would you like to see more of on my blog? I'm taking suggestions:)