Most trends are cyclical, moving in and out of vogue over time. What was fashionable for an older generation, i.e. bellbottoms, may be a dreaded faux pas later; yet some pieces are so iconic that they have made repeated encores. Here are a few examples of style fads that have made impressive comebacks:
High Waisted Bathing Suit
Wide Leg Pant
Oversized Sun Hat
Off The Shoulder
High Waisted Jeans
“Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” —Coco Chanel
I love to mix & match my clothing.
That’s why fashion is so much fun–there are NO rules!
I bought the burgundy long sleeve pictured above thinking of it only as a dress.
I imagined myself wearing it buttoned down with a belt to define my waist and maybe with tights and boots in the winter, but I had never once thought about unbuttoning it.
As a dress, this piece of clothing sat in my closet for months. I would try it on from time to time, but never ended up wearing it.
And then it hit me. I could try wearing this a different way–mix it up. So I did.
Though I still think it would look cute as a dress, it suits me much better as a cardigan.
On Me: Brandy Hat, Forever 21 Tops, Levis Jeans, Lucky Brand Sandals
This is my go-to outfit right now: jeans, booties, sweater (or flannel), bomber, sunnies, and hat.
Each season I find myself gravitating towards a certain silhouette. Though I love experimenting, it is nice to fall back on an outfit that I know will make me feel confident and comfortable all day.
I have been like this forever. I always have a better day when I like my look. For instance, I always make sure to wear my “go-to outfit” on test days. The psychology of fashion is so fascinating, isn’t it?
I am also this way with my hair. Every now and then I will let my natural hair make an appearance, but when I do that I can’t stop fussing with it. When I blow out my hair I don’t have that problem. I feel more like myself. I used to feel ashamed and guilty when I straightened my hair. Friends always made sure to warn me of the damage I was causing and assumed I was trying to hide a part of myself that I was insecure about. But straightening my hair wasn’t about fitting in or hiding something. It was about wearing my hair the way I liked it, and that’s what style is all about.
“While clothes may not make the woman, they certainly have a strong effect on her self-confidence, which, I believe, does make the woman.” -Mary Kay Ash
Since it is now 2016, I think it is appropriate to reflect on some of my favorite blog posts–going all the way back to the beginning! I love looking back and seeing how my style has evolved. I’m proud of these looks. This blog has been a wonderful outlet, and I’m so excited for what’s to come!
Happy New Year!!!
Urban Outfitters Dress
Urban Outfitters Pants
Nordstrom Crop Top
Cathy Jean Booties
Lucky Brand Boyfriend Jeans
Cotton On Scarf
Urban Outfitters Pants
Brandy Melville Dress
American Apparel Top
The Sak Purse
Brandy Melville Hat
“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” -Rachel Zoe
If you are ever in San Francisco, I highly recommend climbing up the Moraga Steps.
Aside from the gorgeous view from the top, the steps themselves are a sight for sore eyes.
If you live in the Bay Area, you are probably already aware that dressing in layers is very important. I love pairing a Summer top with a Fall jacket as I ease my way through the transition of seasons.
“It’s an odd thing, but anyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco.” – Oscar Wilde
On Me: H&M jacket, Urban Top, American Eagle Jeans, Brandy Melville hat, Nordstrom Sunnies, Report Shoes, Lestrade Bag (Santa Barbara)
Today was my first day of Summer! It feels so good to be done with finals and onto a new chapter.
This outfit was very much impromptu! I love how easy it can be to dress up a comfortable outfit with a few accessories and a jean jacket!
Summertime means binge watching on Netflix and Hulu without feeling guilty, working on my “tan” up at the lake, reading for PLEASURE, and lots and lots of ice cream!
In addition, I plan on spending a lot of quality time working on my blog! I can’t wait to have time to experiment with my style again.
I recently came across this quote that I found rather thought provoking…
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” – Coco Chanel
Coco Chanel never ceases to amaze me. Just a little fashion for thought, right?!
On Me: Jacket and Purse
Here are a few ideas for how to go about your love day in the city:
1) Head over to North Beach and enjoy a romantic dinner at Park Tavern in the perfect red dress.
2) Pack a picnic for Golden Gate Park, and don’t forget your hat!
3) Go for a walk over Big Red in comfortable, yet chic activewear.
4) Stay in bed all day in lovely loungewear.
5) Wear your hot pants to Ghirardelli and savor the rich chocolate with a view!
6) Dress up for a movie night in a vintage off-the-shoulder number.
No matter what you end up wearing this Valentine’s Day, remember this:
“Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.”
— Yves Saint-Laurent
My favorite type of outfit consists of something I can dress up or down.
With my Zara heels, this outfit is dinner ready!
These high waisted pants pair well with a structured top.
Adding my winter appropriate hat makes the outfit feel more like a daytime look.
Though I love taking fashion risks, I always feel more confident when I’m wearing my signature silhouette: high waisted pants, heels, a loose fitted top, and fun accessories. To find your signature look, take a peak at your go-to outfits. Is there any common element among them? If so, run with it.
“Wear clothes you can be yourself in.”
It’s time to pull back out my hat! The foggy city can do wonders to my hair…
This hat brings out the preppy side in me, and that’s NOT a bad thing. It’s fun to step out of my comfort zone.
Adding a pop of color to a simple look makes all the difference, and it really helps me feel confident when I’m experimenting with different outfits.
I’m in a Coco Chanel phase right now, so bare with me.
“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” —Coco Chanel
For me, that means bringing out the different sides of myself that I often try to hide…Like bringing back out my favorite hat for the new season. I will not hide beneath the fog.
On me: Brandy Melville Hat
Cotton On Sweater
Urban Outfitters Collared Shirt & Pants
Cathy Jean Booties
The Sak Purse
Sundays call for an easy look. Try on a romper! Sometimes being comfortable is the biggest beauty secret. Urban Outfitters has more like this to choose from.
Back to business tomorrow, so today let down your hair. Unleash your waves with a sea salt spray. After all, you can never go wrong just being YOU.