October 19, 2011
Ever since I was young and in my first elementary school art classes, I have had a fascination with color. The color wheel especially. I would watch eagerly as I added blue paint to yellow and green appeared. Therein lies the inspiration for today’s outfit. Playing and having fun with color.
Color is an integral part of our lives. We identify emotions and certain parts of our world with color. Red is always a passionate color, maybe it symbolizes fire for some. Yellow is generally happiness or sunshine. My green tights, for example, elicited many different responses. Lauren called me the Jolly Green Giant; others called me Mother Nature or Peter Pan.
A lot of people are scared of color and shy away from it thinking, “Black is so much more slimming!” Don’t get me wrong, I love black as much as the next classically chic girl, but there are some days where you just need some fun and color is the ultimate (and most simple) way to do just that with your clothes.
So go ahead, play with your clothes! And never, ever be afraid of a little color.
wearing vintage shirt, forever21 skirt, target tights, h&m moccasins
October 3, 2011
I’ve been binging on 60s pop music lately. This band, The Monkees, is one of my favorites. They are relatively unknown nowadays but back in the 60s, they were an Americanized, commercial attempt against the Beatles. I suppose it’s not really ground-breaking music, but I always thought it was fun. (And the TV show was hysterical!)
Funny story about the multi-fingered ring I’m wearing. I bought it when I was at Topshop in London this summer and was wearing it on the flight back. When we were going through security in JFK, I threw the ring in the box with all the rest of my jewelry to go through the scanner. The man working the metal detector pulled it out of the box and asked me gruffly, “What’s this?”. I panicked a bit because I am in love with that ring and didn’t want to lose it. I started spurting out anything and everything I could think of to save my beloved ring from being confiscated. “I just bought that ring at Topshop! I swear it’s not a brass knuckle or anything, it’s just a multi-fingered ring! IT HAS HEARTS ON IT!” etc. etc… After I had blabbered for a while, the man called over one of his colleagues and after inspecting the “ring” let me pass through security. But only after I had been given a lecture and told to pack it in my carry-on next time. Everytime I wear the ring now my friends make fun of me and ask who I’m going to punch!
I hope you are all having a great day, and remember: always pack your suspicious jewelry in your carry-on!
P.S. Doesn’t the last picture look like something from Alice in Wonderland?
wearing h&m blazer, urban outfitters dress (stolen from lauren!), target tights, urban outfitters shoes, forever21 necklace, topshop ring