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Athleisure

Hello, and welcome to another post. I have not been as consistent with posting as the summer draws to a close, making sure I savor every last second before classes start in a couple of hours.

I wanted to share this outfit, something that encompasses my summer style. On Instagram and tumblr I’ve seen crop tops and shorts, tube tops and summer dresses, which are all beautiful pieces of clothing. I wear shorts and dresses, but not many crop tops. Whenever I want to dress lazy but still look cute, this is my go to outfit. Adidas sweatpants with vans and a tank top.

My twin, mom and I were spending our morning walking downtown, spending time together before I had to work in the evening. I wanted something that I could move around with, but also something that made me feel.. well sexy. Tying a shirt like this always brings me more confidence, and the sunglasses and bag makes me feel more put together than I thought I was in that moment.

Well with this look, I bide summer goodbye, bring on fall fashion x IMG_8505IMG_8520IMG_8509

New Experiences

Hello everyone and welcome to my newest post. I was looking through my pictures and found an outfit I was really excited about. Lately I’ve been trying to be more perceptive about my surroundings, trying to find a diamond in the rough.

I was hanging out with my friend and I really wanted a crepe, so we went to an antique store that has a gelato shop in the front part. Sadly, there were no crepes, but there was an opportunity to try some gelato for the first time. The gelato was really good, and was much thinner than ice cream so I had to eat it quickly, which is difficult for someone who eats as slowly as me.

We walked through the store, and was drawn to the highly decorated walls, full of art from all places of the world. I was mentally figuring out where I wanted to take pictures holding my ice cream, and went to sit where the art was being hung, making sure I got a good picture with both my dress and the art hanging behind me.

My town of Salem, Oregon has a couple of antique stores, and this was one I had never been to before. There was so many different things to look at, from desks and books to their own collection of gift cards. Being a history major, I was like a kid in a candy store. I found items dating back to the 60’s, that were conserved so well over time. As time goes on I’ve noticed how historic my city is, being the capital of Oregon has led to antique stores, travel areas and more modern cafes and restaurants, which make great backgrounds for outfit pictures. IMG_7145IMG_7159 (1)IMG_7189IMG_7163IMG_7183 (1)IMG_7168

Free People find

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog. I am excited to talk about this outfit, especially because it is the first item of clothing I’ve ever been given to from my older sister. She went shopping and the shirt was too small so she gave it to me. I am so glad she did because it made me reevaluate how I looked at my sense of style.

This shirt is far more risqué than what I am used to wearing. This shirt is meant to be worn without a bra, which is already a step away from what I usually wear. The back is open, with a tie on both the top and bottom. Nonetheless, I love the way they shirt has the ruffles below the sheer lace, it acts as a divider between sheer and dark fabric. The flower details are my favorite, they make the shirt so much more feminine. The straps are rather long at the end of the sleeves, but they are a nice addition.

I wore this shirt with shorts and vans, since I wanted this to be the focal point. I always tend to figure out one piece to wear and create my outfit around that, most of the time it is the shirt. I wear a shirt I like, and I figure out what would look stylish in terms of shoes and jeans.

With this outfit, It was soooo hot out that I knew I had to wear shorts no matter what. These are shorts I dont usually wear, so I chose these. The vans always make my outfits feel more casual, even with such a top like this. I like that there was something very casual such as the shoes, but also something very intricate by wearing the shirt. I used an ascot as a hair tie, and wore my go to tiny sunglasses to make this outfit cooler. When in doubt, wear tiny sunglasses.

 

Let me know what you think of this outfit, and if you like my shirt from free people. Have a great day

Coffee Shop Daze

Hello! Welcome to another blog post. I honestly never know how to start these, introductions are always the hardest parts in anything I do.

This post is one I am very excited about, given the location. As time goes on and I think about where I want my blog to be, I realize that the quality of my content has to develop and grow. Taking pictures of my outfits in my backyard is something I want to stray away from. I am taking advantage of the beautiful scenery in my city, finding all the treasures that allow me to show of both my city and the outfits I love so much.

These pictures were taken by one of my oldest friends, Vivian. Whenever we hangout she asks if I want to take outfit pictures, and would I really be a blogger if I declined? We hadn’t talked in a while since school kept us so busy, so we had a great excuse to hangout and see what we’ve been up to over the last couple of months.

We went to a coffee shop in the downtown part of our city, one I had only been twice before. I loved the aesthetic of the place. It is full of bookshelves, plants and wooden furniture. They use old books when giving receipts, and their bar is rather impressive. The bottles reach the ceiling in an intricate way of assortment that lines the middle of the building.

Neither of us are really fans of coffee, so we tried tome sweet iced teas. The moment we got our drinks, we took our phones out of our pockets and started to take pictures. I used the flash, she grabbed a book from behind me and we started to create as many different combinations of flat lays.

She took my picture while we waited for our tacos, and at first I felt awkward taking pictures in a place full of people, but I liked my outfit and wanted to share it with you all. When people walked in and out they would make eye contact and I would feel somewhat conceited, but I carried on.

I felt good, and I wanted to embrace that feeling. I kept moving to every different chair around us, trying to get the best angles and great lighting. Every picture was so different, it captured both my outfit as well as the attempt at doing my makeup. I always stick to highlighter, mascara and lipstick. I love using highlighter because I like the glow it gives my face in pictures, especially with natural lighting.

Let me know what you think of this outfit and if you like the location. Have a great day x

Keep going

Good morning everyone! I am so excited to be writing another blog post, this time about some of my go tos when it comes to choosing in outfit.

Below is an outfit with a lace top, skinny jeans, my go to vans and sunglasses.

I love these capris my mom chose for me at goodwill while we shopped, since I am very picky about what I choose and she is more aware of what kind of different jeans I should try out. I always go for jeans that I don’t have to fold at the ankles, because I am already so short I don’t want to have jeans I have to roll up twice or three times every time I wear them. I want jeans that fit at the ankles and my waist, not one or the other.

My top is a lace one that my older sister gave me, since she is moving to New York next week she wanted to clear her closet out before she left, lucky me!

With strapless shirts it is still a challenge to wear them without any type of sweater, I attempted to but it was so hot I had to take the sweater of once we left the house. I have always felt insecure of my arms, them being too hairy, too thin, too noticeable.

And of course, would my outfit be complete without my $3 sunglasses from goodwill? I think we all know the answer to that.

Also I would like to thank Denny’s for the amazing lighting that allowed me to have great selfies that really showed off my lipstick I tried to match with my

Shirt, and the highlight I put on in the morning.

When in doubt, put some highlighter on.

Basic outfits

Good morning everyone! I hope you all are well and had an amazing weekend!

Today’s post is talking about my style. I am a self proclaimed fashion blogger, and have thought about how I can talk about my personal style, but also make it interesting to you all. I wanted to share an outfit that I feel comfortable in, but one that is very simple.

Every single person has their personal style, and I hope that I can give you even a simple idea of what that means to me and how I hope you can start to figure out what you like to wear.

This outfit is very basic, it consists of a cropped shirt, shorts and sneakers. These are my favorite pair of shoes, classic all white adidas that I was too scared to wear. I thought they would always get dirty, but I did not see the point of having shoes in their boxes and only wearing them twice a year. I love wearing white shoes, it elevated the outfit into something more confident, it was the main focus of the outfit. I suggest wearing an outfit with an accessory or piece of clothing that pops, something unexpected that allows you to try something different when wearing an outfit. That may be a larger earring than you would usually have, a belt, a bright sweater or skirt over an outfit consisting of white/blue/gray and maybe even black.

I wore the longline thin cardigan I use constantly. I liked how it looked when it was on, and when it was dangling from my shoulders a bit. I love wearing sweatshirts and jackets off the shoulders or around my arms, it makes the outfits more laid back, and not feel as suffocated when I wear them for long periods of time.

I realized that when I take outfit pictures I never know what to do with my hands, so I made sure that I was holding something, which ended up being a watering can I found in my backyard, that we haven’t used in sometime. I liked that my hands were busy, but I did not realize how big the watering can was, and it ended up covering my shorts.

Whatever style you go for, make sure you are comfortable. Whether it is a skirt, a dress or a cropped top and jeans, wear it with confidence.

Constant update

Hello! This blog post is something different. I usually don’t wear a lot of makeup, even when I am out with friends. In high school I never wore it, and as a freshman in college I realized what I was missing. Every girl in my hall would have such pretty makeup looks, and I was lucky enough to learn a thing or two from one of my friends that was really good at it. She showed me what looks could come from the makeup I own, and I loved the gold eyeshadow she would use.

My friend is really into makeup and she’s taken me to Sephora quite frequently so I’ve learned a bout different makeup products and which ones would look good on me.

That has always been difficult, since I am a women of color and a lot of the makeup tutorials I’ve seen are girls who dont really look like me, but I’ve found some looks that work that I wear a lot. I wanted to try something different, such as this pink look. I tend to wear peach, light pink, maybe gold once in a while. My friend did my eyes and I love the bright pink, as well as the lips and the highlighter I got.

This was a moment where I went out of my comfort zone and really tried experimenting with my makeup, and I loved the result. I am going to try different makeup looks with brighter colors. Let me knw what your go to makeup look is x