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Friday, December 19, 2014

H&M Dress | H&M Blazer (similar here and here

Happy weekend everyone! 

I can't believe another Christmas and New Years is just around the corner! Every year seems to pass by quicker than the last- if only we could slow down time! Has everyone completed their Christmas shopping? I've bought a few presents for those closest to me, but I can't say what till they get them! Of course I don't buy anything extravagant, but I do try to be thoughtful. But ultimately, the presents that I hold nearest and dearest to my heart are experiences. Whether it be trying out a new restaurant with my best friend, going to a concert with my sister, or traveling someplace new with my love, it's the memories we create that I cherish most. This Christmas will be one of many new wonderful memories that I can't wait to share with you all! I hope you all have a cheerful Christmas and New Years full of love, laughter, and happiness. 

The Little Black Sweatshirt

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Forever 21 Jacket | Banana Republic Sweatshirt | Anthropologie Buttondown
Banana Republic Pant | H&M Boots 

Happy Wednesday everyone! 

As you can see, this shoot was done at an outdoor mall, and it couldn't have been more perfect because it was early in the afternoon on Thanksgiving and not a single soul besides us was there! My sister and I went and watched Mockingjay at the theater that's at the mall and then did the shoot.  I've heard people complaining about the movie, including some students I overheard at work. They were grumbling about how the movie wasn't "action-packed" enough for them. For those who've read the books, the final book is action-packed enough to make up for any "non-action" in this movie. I personally enjoyed the movie, and left the theater longing for the next part to be out already! 

I wore this black and white outfit, as is typical for me, but you can never, ever, go wrong with black and white. So just the other day I was reading about some style blogger and the article was praising how she mixes high-end and low-end pieces in her outfits, and the "low-end" piece they were referring to was a pair of pants from Banana Republic. I was amused by this because for me, my "high-end" pieces are from Banana Republic. When it comes to clothes, I believe that there are quality clothes out there and that of course, you will pay a higher price for them. However, there's a limit to their quality and therefore a limit to the price of this quality.

The differences I do see between lower-end and higher-end merchandise, besides the quality, which has its limit, is unique designs. "Higher-end" merchandise typically has many more unique prints, patterns, textures, shapes, colors, proportions, etc. I guess that besides quality, you are paying for this unique look, which has its price. 

One of the talents I wish I had is fashion design. I haven't watched Project Runway religiously, but when I did watch it I was so impressed by how the contestants came up with their own designs and were able to make the clothes from scratch. I've never even made a pair of socks from scratch. It's truly a talent. Maybe that's something I'll try to do when I get some more free time, knit my first pair of socks. Have you guys ever designed any clothes or made them from scratch? Let me know, I'd love to learn! Till next time. 

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