Wednesday, March 13, 2013
It may come as no surprise to you, considering my lack of posts, that I am lacking a bit of influence and passion. Passion for those things that I used to be totally amped on, like fashion and blogging. But in light of trying to dedicate this year to making things in my life better, I decided to stop that quickly, and turn my rut around.
Welcome March: month of sensory overload and forced inspiration. This month I have been striving to bring my creative side out of hibernation by making myself do something different involving culture or art every week, and I think its finally working. Over the past couple weekends I attended the Cleveland Art Museum, a friend's art show, a few local shows and tonight my roommate and I really pushed the creativity envelope for ourselves, and made a bookshelf into a bar! (thanks to pintrest, of course!) My friends and I will also be having another clothing swap this month, So if that doesn't get the creative juices flowing, I don't know what will.
Outfit post is in a way pushing myself creatively, as well. Not saying that it was hard for me to assemble a blouse and skirt together, more like…bright colored florals are a little intense for me. But I was drawn to this top’s brightness, I feel like it’s not your average floral, It’s like floral on acid, and I like it. Pushing myself out of this rut has been difficult, but I was the only thing holding myself back from feeling creative again. So I got up, got over it, and forced myself to go out and see and do until I finally felt it again.
So if you are experiencing a bit of a rut, and it’s winter so I believe I’m probably not the only one, Get up! Get out! and force yourself out of it! you are the only one who can really put an end to it and make yourself better. It was a lot easier than I thought, and besides, of course things are only going to get better, spring is right around the corner!
All Photos By Lindsey at http://www.flickr.com/photos/viewoutoffocus
Thursday, January 31, 2013
These photos were intended for my New Years post, however, when I went to post they had some how disappeared. So it’s appropriate that they resurfaced for the first of February, so here is my not-quite-so New Years outfit and post.
How could I not incorporate this vintage sequin bustier into my New Years outfit? This puppy is probably my proudest vintage find, but i don’t know if people could handle it in day to day setting, so I brought it out to be a little fancy to ring in a new year, which, not in a selfish way, I am devoting to me and self improvement.
I am not one for resolutions, but I have had a rough start to the new year, with that being said I am setting small goals for myself this year to achieve. Last month, Obviously, was keeping positive. And this month I am devoting my month to health. I have always been health conscious, especially regarding cholesterol (seriously, I’m a freak about it!). But this month is going to be about staying active and eating well to improve my physical health, while, of course, being mentally healthy.
So here is to kicking off the New Year (Better late than never!). I hope you all have amazing goals set for yourselves and I hope you know you can achieve them!
All Photos by Lindsey.
Monday, January 28, 2013
I don’t talk about being in school on here often, but each day further into my fashion merchandising major fuels me. I have a love hate relationship with the school of fashion. Obviously, I am incredibly grateful for going to school everyday and learning more about my passion, but I am also newly inspired everyday by what surrounds me. Whether it be the fashion I see on other students (sometimes I feel like I’m at the capital in The Hunger Games with the styles I see), the abundance of information regarding fashion news and trends, or just the fact that every class I attend reassures me that I am doing the right thing.
I have mentioned this before on here, but I have been in school for a while, I started college as a fine arts major and two years into it I panicked and knew it wasn't right for me. Fashion was not always an obvious career path for me, just something I was interested in, but I took a chance with fashion merchandising and couldn't be happier.
To those who are unsure of what they want and where they will end up, this is for you. Take a chance, go with your gut, and see what happens. Amazing things are bound to happen.
In light of a theme I’m noticing emerge here on my blog…keeping positive and happy, especially in the winter, and taking chances and finding what is right for you..
I chose a way to dress up in the winter. It is so easy to fall in the funk of not caring what you look like when its cold, but it is just as easy to throw on a dress and a nice pair of shoes and tights. I am so inspired by girls here in Akron especially, regardless of how cold it is, I know I can probably go to High Land Square and see some girls who care. This goes out to you as well.
All Photos Be Lindsey
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Considering that it is winter and it is about 7 degrees outside, I am all about doing anything right now to stay positive, happy and most importantly…WARM! I’ve mentioned this before and i will say it again, bright colors make me happy! So to get rid of these wintery blues I am embracing my colorful side to keep me and hopefully everyone around me, cheerful!
So for this outfit i channeled a happy l mouse. Mickey Mouse, that is. Perhaps me being trying to be so cheerful is turning me into a cartoon character? Oh well, i’m ok with it until i get through February.
All Photos By Lindsey.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
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Friday, November 16, 2012
I have always been drawn to a more edgy style when it comes to the way I dress, accessories, and even decorate, however I have also always had a soft spot for the simplest stlyes and even someone of a preppy type style. It may be the inner emo kid in me, mixing alternative styles with preppy, but when done well, I think it looks pretty good.
I was recently inspired by an outfit I saw on Mandy Moore (Yes, Mandy Moore) on WhoWhatWear. She was in a leather skirt by The Row and a Vintage oxford button and some heels; she looked effortlessly cool. realizing I had a skirt with pleather panels I thought I would try a variation of the outfit.
I wore a gingham button I got at a clothing swap with my skirt from Wet Seal, however instead of heels, I wore the outfit to work with a pair of gray tights and oxfords from Target. I really liked the juxtapostion of the button up and skirt, achieving a nice balance between simple and edgy. I played with the theme by wearing my Warby Parker glasses, oxfords and gray tights to compliment the more prep side of the outfit, and I wore my skull and spike jewelry to compliment the edgy side.
So there you go, I guess Mandy Moore inspired me to look like an edgy librarian? Whatever, I was really into it, and felt good in it, so I guess that’s all that matters.
All Photos by Lindsey