Monday, January 26, 2015

Pushing Boundaries

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One of my favorite quotes is from Tell  by The Radio Department. I don't know if they were ever a thing (other than in Marie Antoinette with Kirsten Dunst) or if they broke up, but man...I used to love their music.
"I get the privilege to enlighten you."
That's something I think people should take to heart in everything they do. And lately, this looming thought has caused me much frustration. As a millennial who makes a point to study fellow millenials, I've seen a hunger for rapid success too often. Not to say I don't want to have reach and influence,  but I don't think its worth sacrificing your originality over.

It is so important to offer something unique to the world if you really want it to resonate. I can scroll through my Instagram feed, study it and replicate everything I see. I can keep sharing the same types of looks and outfits. I can do all these things with great ease. But if I did, how could I help inspire you?




Everyone has a voice and a presence whether they like it or not. Share wisely.


That's why this outfit gave me chills. It's nothing out of the ordinary for me to wear a turtleneck, slouchy pants or heels. But how often do I find myself wearing these things all together? Never...until now. And I want to keep pushing my own boundaries until I can inspire.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Golden Soldier

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Simplicity spawns confidence: it's a known fact. But when you want to dominate with your looks, the difficulty often lies in minimizing.

This hand piece was yet another bad ass gift I got for my 21st. I'm really hard to shop for but this gem did not disappoint. (In fact, I think my reaction while unwrapping it was just one long-winded squeal. Loud shouts to my main girl Azra and sister Kiran)

Something about the bold details of this hand piece made styling the rest of the look second nature. It just commanded some soft wispy layers of black on black.

I'll tell you one thing: it's not hard to feel like a golden soldier when your armor does all the talking.

Jackpot hand piece from NastyGal

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Ride or Dies

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Have you ever wondered where you would be without your staple elements of style? Thinking about that actually frightens me. And while I know how important it is to try new looks and experiment with different styles, I can't ever be without my ride or dies.

It has been particularly cold here during the night, so my sister graciously gifted me this overized faux fur vest. To the average fashionista, this is an opportunity to go over the top in luxe, but I decided to play the look down into something that better suits my swag.

A few of my go-to's are this asymmetrical black dress and long sleeved hoodie. Even after daily wears (to the point of sartorial abuse), I know there is a reason why I gravitate towards them. Dependable articles actually give more "trendy" pieces a breath of fresh air, and vice versa.

Betsey Johnson Faux Fur Vest
Nine West Booties





Monday, December 29, 2014

The Right Mistakes

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I go through a lot of minor ups and downs. From far, these waves seem like a constant stream of stability, but the truth is that life is as complex and unforseen as the zebra print on this playsuit. I have to learn how to stop living by a strategic plan and feeling disappointed when things fall short. Beauty often follows spontaneity.

My point is that having my phone stolen has actually helped me conclude a few things:
1. It is possible to enjoy life without technology
2. You make your own luck (as my boss would say, hard work+ timing)
3. If you're completely satisfied with letting others control the way you think, do or dress, you're doing something wrong.

I've only been 21 for a week and I'm already making the right mistakes.

Romper/ MissGuided
Loafers/ Sperry's

Sunday, December 21, 2014

More on Liberty

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I don't know my future, but I'm always learning about my past. Here's a cute story for you---

My dad used to wear this velvet blazer before I was even conscious...it was his favorite. And once he 'bulked up' thanks to my mother's cooking, he passed on to her. After much pleading and begging, years later she passed it (using this phrase loosely) down to me. I've only worn it out once to commemorate those who have worn it before me; for dinner on my 20th birthday. Aren't I sweet?

I'm going to be 21 tomorrow. I know that doesn't sound like much if you plan on staying sober like me, but this age actually does strike some significance. It's an age that will allow me to stop making excuses for myself. For some reason during my 20th year, I did that way too often.

I want to take trinkets of what have formed my past and use them to show face with them in the next year. Big things are coming my and your way...I'm ready to focus more on liberty and less on the denied.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

That Girl

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 I wore this look the other night the Fashion Club's second fashion show this year. As an alum, my overall objective was just wanted to wear something that would stand out. Nobody had seen me in person since my hair revolution so I figured the look should be as dramatic as possible. Sitting in the front row with a leather jacket over my shoulders and a skirt flowing on to the ground actually made me feel more prissy than bad-ass. But I think that's the fun of those types of events: you're allowed to be that girl.

Watch out Anna Wintour, I'm about to be Grace Coddington's bae.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Wind in my Ponytail

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But what about the fit? The mood? The experience?

It's hard to look past what you get influenced and instead style something that comes naturally to you. Even while putting this look together, I couldn't help but want to put on more to overcompensate for the stark simplicity of this look. I've always been a fan of black on black on black on black (you get it), but I guess what satiated my itch to bling it up was the anticipation of what would happen during my day wearing this look. Wind in my ponytail, I've been throwing on quick layers in hopes of running free.

FUCK & Chain rings courtesy of Amarilo

Disclaimer: I swear I am not a matchy-matchy fan girl. And honestly this outfit was not planned....but fate has it that I'm sharing it with you today...