Thursday, March 26, 2015

If You Can Believe It, You Can Thrift It

March 5, 2015
PC: G.T.
I whipped this outfit up to go along with my Writing Across Media class. I had a group presentation on a subgroup of Technoculture, and we were the Fashion group. I actually wanted to avoid that group and sign up for Photography or Film, because I wanted to explore a topic I haven't explored as much (not saying I'm a fashion expert or anything). But I just switched over because we needed a minimum amount of group members. Funny how that worked, because I loved our end presentation. It was experimental, meaningful, and creative. 

Thanks to group discussions, I was inspired to present the topic of Sustainable Fashion (thrifting, free boxes) and the Slow Fashion Movement. And to make a point, one of the aspects of my portion of the presentation was to dress up. And not just to look fashionable but to dress up and ensure that everything I was wearing, from top to bottom, was all thrifted or purchased second-hand. And yes, my turtleneck, lace kimono, Mango black jeans, and Jeffrey Campbell shoes were all bought at a thrift store or purchased pre-owned (except I forgot to take off my watch, which to clarify, is not thrifted/pre-owned. But I'm sure you can just as well thrift a beautiful watch for a fraction of the price). 

Just goes to show you can still dress up and feel like a million bucks, while being sustainable and not breaking the bank.

Check out the rest of this post for outfit details. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bliss, XO: New Beginnings

February 20, 2015
PC: M. B.
I've been on a personal creative inner struggle as of late (but when am I not, is the real question), and recently a friend and fellow fashion blogger has inspired and motivated me to take my fashion blog seriously once again. Through our fun fashion shoot and conversations, he reminded me why I first bravely blogged in the first place and why fashion is so important to me (more on this on my friend's fashion blog! The mini "interview"/Q&A will be on his blog which will premiere soon).

I hope to provide better content to my readers, as well as challenge myself creatively. I've had thousands of ideas and creative projects I've pondered over. With this reignited drive to better my blog, I'm excited as to what will come my way this year. And I hope you enjoy following my personal creative/style journey, as well as get inspired to do something, anything, for yourself.

Here's to new beginnings and exciting things to come. 

Read on to see what resulted in my first collaboration photo shoot with a dear friend (check out Miguel's blog over at ^_^

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Wiped Out

February 19, 2015
Top: Old Navy || Cardigan: Ross || Pants: Uniqlo || Shoes: Dr. Martens
PC: J. U.

Sadly, my laptop got all wonky two weekends ago, and completely died on me during my final exams week (perfect timing, amiright? caused me such unnecessary grief). So unfortunately (but maybe a blessing in disguise?) all my photos were wiped out. Luckily I had a backup of my recent photo shoots, but my other photos (I'm a hoarder sentimentalist) were all wiped out by my sickly laptop.

So long story short, here is what is left of this particular photo shoot (thank goodness I decided to post this to Instagram). 

This photo resulted from a fun hangout/photography session with one of my friends/coworkers who also is passionate about learning and improving his photography skills. We found some time in between work to explore campus and find the beauty in spots most people overlook or would never take the time to explore. Sadly, those photos were wiped out, along with all my other photos. But here is one that managed to survive. 

Don't fret - more to come, now that I'm finally on spring break! Hope all you are enjoying your vacations as well! ^_^