Like a Princess

Completely opposite from my last outfit post: I’m all dressed in white today. 🙂

I really like white dresses, as they have an appeal I can’t quite describe. There’s a very innocent, charming look about them. I have a bright pink bow belt that I thought added a cute pop of color, and I ended up feeling like a princess, haha.

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To finish it off, I added a rhinestone barrette in my hair just to polish it up. I sort of felt like I was going to a ball or something, when really I was just going to Starbucks, lol. I tend to always be the most overdressed person in the room anyway. :p

Happy Friday!

 

Paint It Black

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I really love white cuffs at the end of long sleeves, but I just don’t find shirts like that anywhere and I didn’t feel like buying detachable ones, so I ended up making my own! I used some old white tights I don’t wear and cut them into two rectangles, and voila!

I don’t normally wear a lot of black, but I really like the contrast of black and white, so I made sure to get some photos. Plus, the outfit has a really retro vibe. I love dresses with cuffs at the end of the sleeves!

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I love pastels and bright colors but, sometimes it’s nice to just wear something dark. 🙂

Can’t believe it’s already towards the end of January! The month just flew by. So far, 2017 has been…interesting? Haha, for me anyway. Nothing bad by any means, just full of interesting events! I feel like I’m supposed to learn something…like some sort of life lesson is in the starting stage. Positive things, of course! I’m learning that nothing is a coincidence.

I hope everyone has had a good January and your 2017 is turning out great so far!

 

Ghostly Images

I had time to spare this morning before having to begin my day, so what else was there to do but take random pictures of myself in semi-eerie lighting?

Seriously though, I really love photography. I love how pictures can set a mood. And since I wore all pastels today, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to take some pics!

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I particularly like how the last one turned out. Kind of an eerie, somewhat-ethereal look going on there and my smudged camera lens is to be fully applauded for such a look. I can never seem to get my phone camera lens clean, and anytime light is in the picture, it glows. Thanks, phone!

I’m looking forward to more outdoor pictures…it’s just too cold to stand outside and attempt to take pictures. Can’t wait for spring!

 

A Beautiful Day

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Today while sitting at Starbucks, I was able to witness a long march of people passing by, waving pride flags, American flags, and donning the color pink for the Women’s March that took place in many cities across the U.S. I’m not one to discuss politics, but what I want to share is this: today, I witnessed an overwhelming sense of unity. I will always remember the smiles on these people’s faces, the smile I gave in return as I stood to watch them pass by, and the feeling of everyone being together peacefully. The positive vibes were so strong. It touched my heart.

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Another reason why today was awesome was because I received my STRAWBERRY HAIRCLIP and my new phone case in the mail! Also, a new umbrella that I’ll take pictures of later in the daytime. Here you can see the strawberry hair clip I’m wearing; I love wearing cute stuff in my hair because my hair is huge and feels like a canvas to decorate!

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Aaaaaand, my new phone case. Creepy, no? It’s Karen Cooper from the 1968 film, Night of the Living Dead. I clearly really enjoy cutesy stuff, but I also have a soft spot for creepy stuff just as well.

Hope everyone is having a rockin’ Saturday! 🙂

Electric Blue

You can probably see me literally from three miles away today, even with the fog we have going on here, because this blue dress is BRIGHT! January days are a bit bleak and cold, so sometimes I just want some brightness going on.

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It’s brighter in person, but yes, I really do love this dress! I don’t wear it very often, for some reason. Today I decided to just be an explosion of color, because why not…plus I really do love this Betsey Johnson bag and try to use it as much as I can, since it doesn’t always go with everything. Typically, I use my pale pink Betsey Johnson bag, since it easily goes with most of my outfits.

So, bright pink and bright blue…I think it works! 😀

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Sooooo…I’ve been inspired by other bloggers and, quite honestly, Pinterest, to keep a personal planner, and to adorn it with stickers to liven it up! I just bought this cute mini-planner from Target, which fits sleekly in my purse. Now I just need to buy stickers for it, which I’ll probably get from Amazon:

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I love these!

Now honestly, I really don’t have a bustling social life by any means, or really even that much going on haha, but some days there are things I need to do, and also I like to write down birthdays of friends and family so I don’t forget. My whole goal for this year is to be more organized and keep track of things, and also to maintain sources of inspiration and positivity. Hence, the stickers. 🙂

Enjoy your Monday!

Black N’ Blue

So it’s been super rainy and wet here in Central California, but not too terribly cold, which is nice for a change! Yesterday, I decided to step out into something a little out-of-the-ordinary for me, which is an off-the-shoulder top.

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I actually really love them. I was a bit hesitant to try the look at first, not sure if it would look good on me, but I figured heck – you only live once, right? Also, it has a very flirty, retro vibe – a Brigitte Bardot vibe, even.

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I really like this style and plan to shop for more like it, especially for spring/summer outfits. Off-the-shoulder has a very cute look and I think it pairs well with my style of skirts/ballet flats and such.

Enjoy your Wednesday! 🙂

Retro Thursday

Well, every day is a retro day for me style-wise, but today I went super extra retro with a very nostalgic look that clearly nods to a bygone era – the sixties.

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Photos courtesy of Pinterest

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There’s just something about black-and-white stripes and blue eyeshadow that go together in such an effortlessly retro look. Often I peruse Pinterest in hopes of finding fashion inspiration, or makeup inspiration, and I definitely found it this past week!

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I love colorful little bobby pins to put on the side of my hair. To me, it adds an instant 60’s/70’s look that I just can’t get enough of. I’ve always been drawn to the heavy eye makeup and nude lipstick look, and big, voluptuous hairstyles. I think it all began when my mom first let me watch the Beach Party films with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello as a child. There was something about the smiling, beach-clad girls with their thick black eyeliner and big hair that forever inspired me to model my everyday look after them.

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So that’s today’s look! I paired the shirt with a bright red skirt to add a bold splash of color, and for some reason I forgot to take a picture of the full ensemble. Oops! Oh well, you get the idea.

Have a lovely Thursday!