August 25, 2014

Transitional

TopShop Denim Shirt

Denim shirt-TopShop, Skirt-Zara, Hat-Forever21

Really really can't wait for fall albeit kinda despising this transitional weather at the moment. It's been really really hectic at the office and I'm just so beat when I get home, meaning not a lot of time to update and such. Anyhow, can you believe we're basically in September?! This Merchandising Program ends in about 2 weeks for me and then I get thrown into the ocean to sink or swim. It's been an exciting journey, but at the same time, I'm ready to do this.

August 16, 2014

Short Story

Marc Jacobs Shorts
Marc Jacobs Shorts

As I mentioned before, working in a buying office comes with benefits and one of those benefits is discounts, which is nice because it really allows me to focus on affordable, high-quality, classic garments (Note: Previous post). The primary example at the moment is these shorts by Marc Jacobs. Prior to my merchandising life, I'd probably never imagine buying perfectly crafted paper bag shorts - my attempts have consisted of Urban Outfitters, HM, Forever 21, and TopShop, which all failed in the fit & quality department. It always feels like the simplest pieces are the hardest to find and when you do find it, the execution is poorly done.

These Marc Jacob shorts easily stand out because the heavier fabric and the structure that it keeps even when donning. I love this particular style because it feels a little menswear and tailored, making it a perfect transitional piece. So there you have it, one more item on my closet bucket list checked off.

August 9, 2014

Uninspired

Fishnet dress
Zara mesh dress
Slip dress + Fishnet Pullover-Zara

Rant// Lately, I've been feeling completely uninspired and trite when it comes to shopping, styling, and ultimately fashion blogging, which kinda sucks because style was the cornerstone of my inspiration for ever blogging. Seeing how fast fast-fashion has become is pretty much making me ill and the even faster consuming behavior of fashion bloggers is only elevating the illness. Oh and not just in fashion blogging, but also beauty blogging - how wasteful it is to constantly purchase products you'll seemingly never finish. I guess it's really the concept of carelessly wasting that's making me sick. I've gradually become a victim of consumerism over the years especially under the influence of living vicariously through certain fashion blogs and having that unending desire for shit I don't need. What makes it worse is that now I'm in the industrie and I see the marketing/advertising efforts of getting the masses to spend, spend, spend and on top of that constantly luring people to open credit cards they probably cannot even afford. Also, seeing people in the office coming in talking about buyer's remorse (or regret of not buying) is just becoming quite overwhelming - I don't really want to be in that sea. I can't be the only one who sees this though - right?

Now opening my eyes and heart to knowing that I'm completely against "consumerism" and wasteful spending, I'm determined to dedicate my blog to developing good consumer habits that are completely paradoxical of the populace going forward. The first thing I did last week was return all the shit I ordered from the sales of Shopbop, Revolve Clothing, and Zara. It's a pretty inconvenient time right now since fall is surely upon us, but seriously guys, it's time to shop smarter...

August 8, 2014

Perfect BB

Shiseido BB Cream
Shiseido Perfect Hydrating BB Cream
Shiseido Perfect Hydrating BB Cream

BB Creams always seem a little tricky for the simple fact that the color sucks - the many I've tried lean too gray, too pink, or too orange. It never looked like skin so I never got the hype. But I decided to give the skincare + coverage formulation another go with this Shiseido Hydrating BB and it's really the best thing ever. Everything from the texture, application, color, and after effect is what I envisioned a true BB cream to be from the beginning. What I love most is that it minimizes the discoloration while providing a slight glow without the oil factor. On top of that, it hardly looks like makeup making it perfect for everyday. The narrow tip is also amazing because it allows you to dispense the perfect amount of product so you get just what you need for the right coverage. While it leans pricey ($33) for just 1 oz, it's so divine I wouldn't even complain.

If you've been in my shoes, longing for the perfect BB to come along, search no more...get it.

August 4, 2014

Into the Wild

Summer
Summer

My love roaming in the fields - my simplest days are typically the most well-enjoyed in life - birks 'n all.