My visit to California was a really inspiring and refreshing trip. I was especially able to meet a fellow blogger, Jocelyn Quarles, who shares the same passion of style with me! We met up on a Saturday and we both took photos of each other! These ones along with another “coming up” style post were taken by her. We will be having some collaborations in the future, so I’m definitely looking forward to that! I’ll miss seeing her a lot though!
So, it feels really great to be back home with the family. I am also happy to see all my friends again! So here are a bit of my updates. School has begun recently and I am loaded with an extremely full semester. I used a lot of adjectives right there, but I need it for EXTRA emphasis. Although I’m gearing up for a full load, this will definitely not stop me from doing other things. I’ve just gotten more serious in my pursuit in learning about style and beauty. But wait, there’s more! I plan to learn more about things that go on in the home like cooking, organizing, planting! Since these things interest me, then.. why not, right? So as I’m getting my feet back on the ground: adjusting to the weather and the way life is here, my “normalization” will take a while. One thing is for certain though – that even if I travel, change location, change life style, I know I will be me – especially in the way I express myself through the way I dress.
There is a type of look that people always seem to associate with me. This is whenever they see a skirt or outfit combination that reminds them of me – my maxi skirts and/or a simple and pretty accessory (usually a necklace). Elegance and sophistication is in my opinion the best way I can and want to dress. I have always found it nice when women wore things that have light, comfortable, and feminine qualities. That’s the peg I try to go for. Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Portman are among the women who inspire me to dress up casually but still with that sophisticated air. This is my signature style – just a normal pretty shade of a maxi skirt, just above my ankle or right on it and a very lightweight elegant piece of jewelry. Just like every person has a signature for documents and contracts, they also have their signature style. Isn’t it nice to know that even with all the mass produced clothes in the world, no two outfits can ever be worn the same way?
Don’t get me wrong, but there will always be that “style icon” that you’ll look up to and pattern your outfits after. Take note that in the end, YOU will create that brand new outfit combo, not the icon, but YOU. Only you know what to add to your exterior (or your outfit) that will most effectively communicate your being you (the perfect necklace to bring out your eyes, etc.). You will realize that it’ll be easier for you to keep up that “look,” your look, and soon, you might not notice but others will begin to be inspired to find their own signature styles.
When you find that signature style, I assure you that you’ll get up each morning knowing what you’ll be wearing and that you add something to your outfits (a small ring or hat perhaps?) for the adventures that the day will bring. The day starts well when one knows what one is doing, where one is going, AND what one is wearing!
What I’m wearing: Striped Top from H&M, Gold Maxi Skirt from Cache Cache, Black Pumps from Jessica Simpson, Bag from my Aunt, Necklace from J Crew (a gift from a lovely friend), and Wayfarer Sunnies from Aldo.