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An eternal pet peeve of mine is the lack of individuality in our part of the world. People are always afraid of other people judging them, so they do whatever it takes to please said people. My question to you is, why not please yourselves? I can’t even fathom why some girls feel obligated to follow fashion rules to be considered fashionistas, what an abused adjective that turned out to be.

When it comes to fashion, everyone is so busy following the latest trends and getting sucked into the “must haves” of each season, that they forget that once they walk out the door, every other person will be wearing the exact outfit. Whatever happened to panicking when girls saw someone else wearing the same dress, is it so last century? My eyes hurt from the sea of light blue blouses that are either dresses, off the shoulder tops, or can be tied at the waist. And so on and so forth every season with a different trend that becomes so overdone and over-worn. read more

Eclecticism

I got to thinking why style these days has become so effortless, can you even remember when we used to color coordinate our outfit, making sure the fabric was harmonious, and our total look made sense and was polished? I have never been one to follow fashion rules, so this new era for me screams individuality and experimentation.

Have you ever combined silk with cotton, or a maxi skirt with sneakers, crystal jewels with bronze accessories? Follow your intuition when you dress up and scroll down to discover how I managed to combine offbeat items to create an eclectic bohemian outfit. read more

Personal Style Above All

When I got the invitation for the annual company (which I work for) lunch, I was at a total loss as to what to wear (because a daytime affair rarely calls for glam), an issue that rarely happens with me because I am quick to decide on my outfit. However I was torn between wearing a satin blouse and maxi skirt with heels or go for my staple comfortable style. If I choose the former I would be sure to make a statement that differs from my usual jeans and sneakers everyday office wear, but I would be miserable holding up my skirt so I won’t trip on it, and wobbling like a duck in heels. My other option would definitely put me at ease regardless of what the masses would be choosing as outfits. I finally decided that I would up my casual game just enough for it to be appropriate without being under dressed. I switched my sneakers to ballet flats and my everyday bag for a more formal one. read more

How I Got Over My Fear Of Patterns

My closet is full of colorful clothes, they give off positive vibes and can pick me up when I’m feeling blue. I experiment as much as I can with my style, but I have always been self conscious when it comes to patterns. It was a combination between a fear of looking like I’m a circus act, and being curvy meaning anything that wasn’t solid on vertical stripes would make me appear twice my size. When I would feel like dressing up in long floral bohemian skirts, I had the tendency to wear a solid colored top, preferably a sober color. But because┬áI’ve never been one to follow fashion and trends (as a matter of fact I tend to avoid them like the plague) I recently ditched the fear and the what ifs and started to mix and match the most unlikely tops and bottoms, and for a strange reason they worked. I ended up combining the weirdest items that I already owned with new crazy buys and got rid of my pattern phobia. These are some of the outfits I wore, and I interchanged them to create my personal street style. Now this won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, in fact some might even find this too out of the way, but my advice is, whatever you wear, own it. Don’t imitate someone else’s style. You can let it inspire you to take fashion risks but if you aren’t true to what you feel most comfortable in, it will be a style disaster. read more

Babymoon In Paris

A few months ago my husband and I chose to go on a roughly 2 week long babymoon to Paris to relax a while before the arrival of our second baby. I was in my 2nd trimester of pregnancy which is ideal for travel because the nausea and fatigue of the 1st are more or less gone, and the pain and heaviness of the 3rd trimester are still far away. I travel light because its all about the experience for me and never about fashion, so I packed a couple of sweatpants, tops and comfy shoes, and was set to go with only 1 carry on handbag and nothing else! Although I had planned a minimal effort trip with site-seeing spread out as to not exhaust myself, I found myself thirsty for this city, and we were touring like crazy from early morning to past midnight on a daily basis! read more

I Spent My Summer In These Shorts

While I was on my last vacation in Hawaii, I shopped at one of my favorite casual wear destinations, Old Navy. I bought many items on impulse figuring out I’d make use of them later, and these shorts were one of them. I never would have imagined actually wearing them, but weekend after weekend, event after event, day or night, date or with family, I found myself going back to these loose fitting, neon shorts.

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As a cautious person and especially one who prefers classics to shocking colors, this travel impulse buy might be one of many, it definitely taught me to get out of my comfort zone! read more

NYFW 2015 Street Styles

New York Fashion Week started yesterday. What interests me at these types of events isn’t the trends on the runway, its the style outside on the streets. I chose New York to launch my ‘street styles’ section because I have been in love with this city ever since I visited it a few years back. This is the best place for eclectic, wacky personal style, so take a look at the photos below for some inspiration.┬áNotice the mix in patterns, colors, and the chic with the sporty. These ladies have no style boundaries, and neither should you! read more