Since winter hasn't really truly hit us this year, I'm thinking about Spring extra early. I'm definitely the kind of girl that can wear black from head to toe everyday. The only way color appeals to me is in a very organized manner. This mint monochromatic blouse and pants combo hits the spot. I needed a few extra pieces to make it more me. So, I added the following:
Belt in a deeper but complimentry hue---I like the chevron pattern and simple clasp.
Pastel pink leather shell---tough and dainty at the same time.
Platform wedges that include all the colors above in a not so obvious yet cheeky way.
Denim jacket---cut and styled like a classic Chanel jacket.
Snow Leopard clutch---I wanted to add something that would completely break up the overall look and stand out. I really don't like "planning" purses with outfits. That's one matchy matchy things I don't get or like at all.
Sunglasses---the frames are the perfect shape and the blue lenses go really well with the whole light and bright Spring color palette.
This is a semi-uniform of mine. Like I said before, I can't wear a completely cohesive outfit. Its got to have hard and soft elements to it. I don't have the UNIF "Morrison" pants yet but aren't they great? Its nice to find a pair with 5 pocket styling and a higher rise. I just hope they fit me as great as I think they will! *fingers crossed*
I never in my life thought I would consider myself a runner. It all started with a new job at a restaurant and realizing I was in my late twenties. Last February, I realized that when I wasn't in my work uniform or sweatpants...my clothes did not fit comfortably. That was not okay.
Not only was I unhappy with gaining weight(what girl is!?) but I had a new boyfriend that I wanted to hang out with sans clothes!
So, I did what every other girl that just gained 5-10 pounds do and joined a gym!
At first, I did the elliptical and....yup..that's pretty much it.
Hey! It worked when I was 22...wouldn't it work when I was pushing 30!?..yeahhh..nope.
On the days I didn't go to the gym I started running in my neighborhood. I thought it was really far but alas...it was not...
It gave me this weird confidence of running.
So, I became a runner.
Thats the best part of running. You don't need gobs of money or a real sense of hand-eye corrdination. Anyone can do it!!
I was running outside one glorious spring day, and a car drove past me and yelled to me "Run Forest Run!" ...yup! uber-embarressing but Whatever! They can suck it!
Some days I run 4+ miles and don't won't to stop and then other days I can hardly run 2 miles.
The other day, after a retarded amount of non-running, I was on the treadmill and forgot my Ipod(which made me listen to the horrible soundtrack that is my gym radio and the lady on the treadmill beside me speedwalking and talking on her bluetooth) and realized running is a much more mental activity than physical.
Anyone can run but can you beat that conversation in your head of stopping because it's gotten kind of hard?
I've found that I break through at least 2 mentals barriers of wanting to stop when running at least 3 miles. And that's the best part..not stopping and realizing that it wasn't so bad.
Being almost 30 turned me onto running but it didn't make me stick with it.
Yes, I care about staying in shape but the time I have with myself, with my thoughts can't compare to any other "activity" I know.
And by that, I mean...blogging, surfin' the interwebz, shopping, internet shopping, talking with friends, having a drink, taking a bath, etc...
If I dare say....uhhhh..I'm scared and a lil' embarressed..but it's chicken soup for your soul.
P.S. The new sneakers rule. Not only for the lightness and the ankle support but for the subtle gothness. I can not for the life of me wear white and/or colorful sneakers...no matter the physical activity. Who knows!? maybe I'll come out with a goth fitness line!?? but for now, it's refreshing to find a great running shoe in black!
See through "Chanel" style suit. Her underpinnings were black pleather dominatrix style.
I immediately fell for this combo!
Cutout bandage dresses.
*Also I loved in order to make the military tank top futuristic..they just wore a black racerback tank top backwards..and TADA! Its a future outfit!
Check out "Number Six's" shoes! They look familiar!
Another cutout bandage dress--midi-length.
Check out the high-low hem! and yet another cutout dress.
Lazer cut leather top with matching skirt with sequin hologram panels.
This seems like a combination of looks from past seasons from Chanel.
Tricia Helfer as "Number Six"
I've always been a fan of period(i.e., historical..not the romantic comedies that get you through the day of debilitating cramps in bed) TV shows and/or movies. Usually I go for victorian/edwardian/elizabethan era. I adore all the work that goes into period pieces. I always look for the authenticity of the costumes...making sure closures are accurate(NO ZIPPERS!), the underpinnings are correct for the time portrayed, etc etc.
I recently started watching Battlestar Galactica. I'm not a science fiction fan at all but heard good things about the show.
From the first episode, I realized the costumes were just as much fun to dissect.
And..realized how much fun it would be to have such creative freedom to predict the way people dress in the future.
I also saw many details that lead me to believe that some of our most beloved fashion designers are currently inspired by this show as well.
I'm only on the third episode and have seen so many correlations to modern trends.
I can't wait for what I see next.
Sorry for the rant.
I won't be doing that much on this blog but I thought it was really interesting.
My style has always been inspired by ladylike vintage pieces mixed with rock n roll menswear.
I'm pretty sure its physically impossible for me to have a truly "cohesive" ensemble. I have to break it up somehow and make it more me...which is where the peplum belt and motorcycle jacket come into play.