Saturday, May 3, 2014

A Special Moment

Prepare yourself, I'm going to start being sentimental here. I am 17 years old and I will be graduating high school in less than a month. Senior year has by far been the most fast-paced, exhilarating years of my almost 18 years on this Earth. Transitioning from "that dorky girl that wears skirts and dresses everyday" into "that confident girl that wears what she wants because she's an adult".

I've never explained why I love fashion so much or why I feel the need to capture images of what I wear and show it to thousands of strangers around the world, so here I go: Looking back at all of the things I have worn over time, I see myself evolving. I have become much more confident in my own skin lately and I have the clothes that I wear to thank (as ridiculous as that sounds). By throwing on a leather mini skirt, I gain the confidence to go to random concerts and talk to fascinating new people that I would never think of approaching. I can't explain why, but wearing what you feel comfortable and powerful in can change how you perceive yourself and how you behave. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a judgmental snob that judges others based off of what they wear, I am simply an advocate of the 'feel-good' simplicity of throwing on a pair of heels.

This past year, I have been through a lovely journey of self-appreciation. I was awarded the Best Dressed superlative in a school of 4,300 kids. No matter how small that sounds, that meant so much to me (you should have seen the look on my face as I pranced across the stage wearing a green velvet mermaid costume). I have always held myself back from looking a certain way in fear of people judging me. Oh believe me, I was judged my first years of high school; I used to be such an insecure, quiet person that would never directly look at people in the eyes. After re-evaluating what I hold at highest importance in my life (friendship, family, love, adventure, etc.), I slowly began to stop caring about what others would say about me if I were to wear some hippie-dippy long sleeved dress. As I started going out more often, I learned that people actually appreciate the confidence of possibly looking like a complete fool.

I'm not quite sure if any of that even made any sense, but I hope that somebody out there found some sort of inspiration in my vague journey of discovering self-love through clothes.

So here are some lovely photos from a recent photo shoot I had for school by the oh-so talented Matthew Nguyen.

Top: Topshop
Skirt: Urban Outfitters
Flannel: GAP
Jacket: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Necklace: Topshop

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Casual and Comfortable

When most people think of fashion or style they think of how elaborate and uncomfortable it all has to be. But in reality, style is about expressing yourself in your own way. Like I always want to be comfortable. For example, I was walking around town in the outfit below. I like how it looks put together but I was essentially wearing a t-shirt and jeans. The accessories and beadwork just make it look put together. Pieces like this shirt that are comfortable with some sort of detail are great for anyone's wardrobe because you can chuck it on and no one will know it took you ten minutes to get ready.

Top: Free People
Hat: Forever 21
Jeans: BDG
Necklace: Thrifted
Boots: Restricted

See you next time!
♥- Sam

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Fine Spring Days

On fine spring days, girls are wearing flowey dresses. Comfortable "bohemian" styled dresses with hints of lace, embroidery, and mesh are now the image of sunny days. Pairing a dress with a pair of 'Jesus sandals' or just a casual pair of ruggedy boots is cute and comfortable for going out. These daytime casual dresses can also be paired with a structured motto jacket and some heeled boots to turn into a spring night time look. Emily (the blonde), Sam, and I love to throw on our dresses on a Sunday afternoon and go out for some food out in town. Sitting outdoors and sipping lemonade definitely defines a perfect spring day.


Emily's Outfit:
Dress- Element (from PLNDR)
Bralette- Urban Outfitters
Boots- Urban Outfitters

My Outfit:
Dress- Free People
(with a slip underneath)
Sandals- American Eagle

Sam's Outfit:
Dress- Free People
Boots- Restricted
Bralette- Gap

Comment down below what your favorite spring time pieces are!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

First Sunny Day of 2014

The weather is finally warming up again and my favorite thing to do on a sunny day is go to the park for a picnic with some friends. Being a broke high school student, finding free things that are also fun gets a little tough sometimes. In my opinion, all you need for a perfect day is some good company. Add that along with a big blanket, a sunny day, a picnic basket and you've got yourself a lovely day. Dressing up for a day is part of the fun for me; so throw on a brimmed hat, loose tank, comfy shorts, casual slingbacks and enjoy sitting under a tree!

Hat- Zara
Tank Top- Urban Outfitters
Shorts- Zara
Shoes- Jeffrey Campbell Colby Slingbacks

Monday, March 10, 2014

It's Almost Spring!

In California, we are starting to feel spring approaching. This means a lot more dresses. Personally, I love a very comfortable and easy dress; something I can throw on and look good instantly. I think the best dresses for these situations are of the babydoll or shift dress shape. These are very casual shapes that still look put together. Today, I wore a babydoll shaped dress that is one of my favorites.

Dress: Free People
Necklace: Brandy and Melville
Earrings: Lucky Brand
Shoes: Restricted

Sorry for being absent for a long time. The month of February was a busy one for Gaby and I. I promise we will be posting more this month.

♥- Sam