Style Watch: Louisa Clarke

Dear Wonderful Reader,

I present to you Louisa Clarke from Me Before You. I recently went to the watch the movie in theatre and was inspired by Ms. Clarke’s silly and child-like sense of fashion. I adopt more of a simple, minimal style when it comes to clothing, but Lou is here to remind us that its fun to break the rules every now and then and to dress for the inner child within us. Fashion shouldn’t be about rules or regulations. So make the most of your wardrobe by mixing and matching what you already have.

Lou’s Looks Guidelines:

Minimal, natural makeup

Elementary School hairstyles and braids of all types

Short necklaces

Colorful purses, watches, and earnings

Mixed and matched pieces, with patterns

Scarves and belts of all shapes and sizes

Colorful leggings

Funky Mary-Jane shoes often worn with socks

 

 

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Style Crush: Carey Mulligan’s Minimal, Elegant, and Feminine Style

Dear Wonderful Reader,

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I’m obsessed with Carey Mulligan style. This young starlet may let her style go when she’s running errands or getting a cup of coffee, but I think it’s only out of laziness and carelessness. But when she’s is dressing up for events, she dresses like a fashion goddess!! Mulligan’s style is minimal, elegant, and feminine. Did I mention I’m totally in love with her style?!

I divided her style into four different categories, since she likes to switch it up sometimes. I especially love how she just ditches jewelry!

*Even though diamonds are a girl’s best friend and I owe many jewelry pieces and I love them and I’m always tempted to buy more, when it comes to putting on outfits, I feel like the less jewelry the better: minimal to no jewelry make the woman look more effortless, clean (cut), sleek, and sexy because it focuses the attention on her skin and silhouette and it implies that she doesn’t need the aid of a bling to be noticed (was that the longest sentence ever?!). Personally and most importantly, minimal jewelry make me feel more comfortable and liberated. Though, I’m not swearing off buying jewelry or anything!

 My favorite category<3

A. Sleek, Modern, Minimal, & Sexy

 B. Fabulous & Whimsical

C. Elegant, Vintage, & Old-lady Like (I mean that in a positive way)

P.S. I owe lots of old-lady pieces and I love them! They’re just so elegant!

D. Quirky & Fun

E. Uhmm… Uncategorized 

Amazing…right?!

Musical Monday: Lana Del Rey and Other Disasters

Dear Wonderful Follower,

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(I know it’s not Monday, but this post is about Musical Monday.)

So I don’t know if you noticed (you probably didn’t), but I have been neglecting posting anything in Musical Monday (which is a day dedicated to “review” a music album and introduce you to it; I promise I have a good taste in music). “Why”, you say. Well, truth of the matter is, I am a little (?) OCD and before doing those posts for you I have to listen to the whole album religiously, dissect its lyrics, read a few official reviews and a few user reviews, think about it, and then write about in a very precise and eloquent fashion, which requires a lot of time and revisions. But, I am starting to rethink this tedious  process because music is like art, it is not about what it is, it’s about what it makes you feel, or something like that! Also, I want to introduce you to many great artists and bands because I know how can music revive the soul, and inspire the mind. And isn’t just so great to find THAT one album that you listen to on repeat for months, and then years later when you hear it again, you’re suddenly struck with a vision of younger-you with all its memories, emotions, great triumphs. And really, really stupid mistakes, and at this moment you either laugh or weep.

So enough with the rambling! Next up, I am going to be featuring my home girl, Lana Del Rey, because, really, writing about Lana Del Rey is like a rite of passage to any female music blogger. Oh, did I mention she’s is totally haunting!

To give you a little sneak peak I am also going to be featuring: The 1975, their song “Chocolate” is totally addicting. And Gabriella  Alpin, London Grammar ……….. and many, many more. Stay Tuned!

P.S. I can’t believe that I reached a 1,000 (A THOUSAND) followers. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! You’re the BOMB.COM!

Love,

-Christina

P.S. Sorry for that misleading title!

Fabulous Friday: Spring 2014 – Cool Bomber Jacket

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Dear Wonderful Reader,

The baseball-inspired bomber jacket that many of us loved in Fall/Winter 2013 is prevailing again this Spring with more colorful twists and kinky patters. I absolutely love it. This badass piece adds a cool, effortless touch to any outfit. Plus, it will keep us warm in style on those windy Spring nights.

Enjoy it on the Runway

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Left: Here the bomber jacket takes on a softer turn to complement the outfit’s feminine style.

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I can’t wait to get my hands on something like this: a form-fitting long skirt and its matching cropped bomber jacket (though I would prefer it to be tighter that the one pictured). Note to self: Start exercising!

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I really love those two styles. I love the masculine, old school feel of the baby blue piece and sporty, flirty style of the black piece.

Pair it with

A. Short dresses

B. Cropped tops or tops and shorts

c. Cropped tops or tops and skinny jeans

My Recommendations 

1. Zara @ $79.90

2. Gap @ $64.99

3. Forever21 @ $34.80

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One Lovely Blog Award


I’m so grateful and honored to have been nominated to be a part of this amazing award. I have been nominated by two of my readers: http://corksandleather.com/, http://inksylph.wordpress.com/, and http://whyamihereinahandbasket.com/ and I would like to thank them so much for choosing me. 🙂

The recipient rules to this award:

Link back to the blogger that nominated you
Paste the award image anywhere on your blog
Tell us 7 facts about yourself
Nominate 15 other bloggers you like for the award!
Post a comment on your nominees’ blogs telling them of their nomination!

Seven Facts about me:

1. My favorite color is grey.
2. My favorite feature is my eye color.
3. I feel most confident when I’m productive.
4. I love giving people compliments.
5. I want to go to Paris with someone I’m in love with someday.
6. I have a really bad vision. lol
7. I have never had a pet.

Nominations:

http://ineedapurpose.wordpress.com/
http://truethresholds.wordpress.com/
http://thebusypost.wordpress.com/
http://yalandarose.wordpress.com/
http://me0wz.wordpress.com/
http://humaninrecovery.wordpress.com/
http://whatmyboyfriendwore.com/
http://patrizialim.com/
http://ladyandtheduchess.wordpress.com/
http://kaysvanity.wordpress.com/
http://flyycoast2coast.wordpress.com/
http://mimipravi.com/
http://ellebly.wordpress.com/
http://fancyfoal.wordpress.com/
http://ellebay.wordpress.com/

Inspiration: Be Too Positive

“Don’t look back and ask, “Why?” Look ahead and ask, “Why not?” When it comes to your dreams and goals, be too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.”

“Angel”

 

P.S. I moved this section to a brand new blog. For more inspirational quotes, please click here.

Inspiration: Follow your Heart

Follow your heart. Be true to yourself. Do what makes you happy. Be with who makes you smile. Laugh as much as you breathe. Love as long as you live. Say what you need to say. Offer a helping hand when you’re able. Appreciate all the things you do have. Smile. Celebrate your small victories. Learn from your mistakes. Realize that everything is a lesson in disguise. Forgive. And let go of the things you can’t control.
Angel

 

P.S. I moved this section to a brand new blog. For more inspirational quotes, please click here.