Since I’ve been home for the last month, I haven’t been blogging as much—I tend to do that when I’m less stressed, remember?—but have attempted some small increases in my closet, beginning with my employee-discounted items from BCBGMAXAZRIA. I’ve made a goal to work on my accessories (jewelry, belts, scarves, bags) the most this summer, as in south Florida it’s inappropriate to carry your possessions in university-labeled canvas totes (it’s hobo chic though, amirite?), but also nail down some quality basics to mix future pieces with. Below are three starter items I recently purchased from BCBG—unfortunately for my wallet, the first mini-haul of many. Did I mention the summer collection is nearly flawless? See for yourself.
Simone Skirt in Dill, BCBGMAXAZRIA.
Silk Kelsey top in White, BCBGMAXAZRIA.
Black snake-print leather ring, BCBGMAXAZRIA. (Note: this is more of a cocktail/statement ring since its diameter is gigantic, but gorgeous nonetheless. Wish I could find a picture of its face, so I’ll have to post one on my own in a look of the day post)
So excited to put my new goodies into action and add to the collection—all the while whining and rationalizing, “but it’s with my discooouuuuunnnnt…”
Whatever it is that you do: a job on the side, hobbies, passions, or careers. Immerse yourself in it and be your own mentor.
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Instead of getting upset over and over about things that I just can’t seem to analyze yet again on a deeper level (thank you, upper-level ENC classes, for stripping me of creativity and optimism), I’m going to resort to posting other things that also, in a sense, go over my head.
Primarily, to follow-up my Bill Cunningham post a few weeks back, I am in love with wide-brimmed hats of all sizes and colors. My favorite, of course is chic black, not unlike the ones Rachel Zoe can be seen rockin’ at all hours, but I don’t mind a nice camel or red felt either.
Bianca wool hat, $38, via Nastygal.
One of my favorite trends for Spring 2012, like most other directors on Clutch, was the sporty-themed runways. Tons of athletics-inspired accessories came out of it, too: bowling bags, fantastic sunglasses, etc..but by far, my #1 was the translucent plastic sport visors. Here’s a great example, found at ASOS. In a cheery orange, no less!
Perspex Top Visor, $18, via ASOS.
The next comes as a shock to even me, because I’d have no idea where to wear this piece other than the occasional stumbling-upon of a rave or disco. Nevertheless, I give you the Spirithood. It’s cozy, faux fur, and even has little paw pockets for your mitts in case you get frosty. Also, the fur that I present as an example here makes you look like a mini-husky (symbolizing braveness, loyalty, and adventurousness), so that’s a plus…I think.
Don’t judge me. Husky hood by SpiritHoods, $130.
And I will end this headwear post with one simple question…one with an even simpler answer.
Q: Remember that one time you thought I was over turbans?
A: Me too. Mehehehehehehehee!
Turban Knot Headband in Oatmeal by ASOS, $11.
Is this what my spring semester is going to be confined to? All work, no play? I have so much work that I don’t even know where to start. For one of the first times all semester I went out last night (outfit post to follow) and already I feel the weight of research and analysis placing itself on my shoulders again. Four tasks due tomorrow, and tons others next week. I know I should buckle down, I truly do, but in reality, what sounds good is 4 more episodes of White Collar, a cup of coffee, and a long span of free time to play around with my newly-purchased Adobe Creative Suite. I’ve been so busy I haven’t even taken it out of the plastic wrap—and this week is already shaping up to be a killer. Breathing and meditation will be in order.
"Lord, please help them to accept the things they can’t change, and pray that all their pain be champagne.."
The good thing about most of the work that I have to accomplish on this lazy, overcast Tuesday is that most of it is writing or reading. But let’s be honest, it’s mostly writing, and writing, and writing. Blog posts, articles, essays, remediations, interview questions, analysis, and transcripts—and yes, each of those are an area in which I have things to do on this joyous day. Most of my afternoons of late have ended in mental exhaustion, as I’m able to physically function but can barely even think; this is most likely due to my habit of occasionally overdoing tasks and then melting on the spot (usually, my bed). Let’s hope I can keep my sanity and energy levels up today so I can celebrate later.
Although I’m excited to be expanding my writing on different formats and viewpoints, this semester is going to chock full of pressure on my creative juices and style. Not only will I be trying to up the ante of this blog, but I’m also trying to maybe start up a photography-based blogspot blog.
Additionally, I have been asked to contribute to (1) the blog for my W/E P/O class on musings of technology and writing itself (2) Sweetgreen’s blog via my girl Kelly, and (3) the Clutch blog for weekly posts.
I suddenly foresee a lot of writer’s block in my future. Beware of whiny, spontaneous posts about such.
"Please don’t say I work hard. Nobody is forced to do this job and if they don’t like it, they should do another one. If it’s too much, do something else. But don’t start doing it and then say, ‘Aaaah, it’s too much’ … Then, suddenly, they become artists. They are too weak. Too fragile. Non. We have to be tough. We cannot talk about our suffering. People buy dresses to be happy, not to hear about somebody who suffered over a piece of taffeta."
— -Karl Lagerfeld