Wearing | DIY acid washed denim vest • Forever 21 lace top • Frenchi dress • sash belt from some random shop • Forever 21 necklace
After so many years of contemplated indecisions and being on the fence over what I want to become after graduation, I think I've finally settled for what I want to stick with. Not going to lie, as a popular culture enthusiast, ever since I was a 4" youngster I've been an aspirant for all sorts of work variants in industries that come to mind straightaway when you hear "Los Angeles" or "New York," more preferably anything that was followed by possible excuses to have a wanderlust. The funny thing is, I took a quiz today determining suitable careers for me, and what do you know? Whether it was an image consultant, music producer, photo stylist, creative director, film critic, or fashion buyer... there was no shortage of suggestions listed under my "top 100 careers" that related to the media and entertainment, fashion, and/or arts field. Ironically, the veryfirst choice that popped up was fashion editorand just a few down was journalist—part of my dream job for quite some time now has been to write for a top fashion magazine, and trust me, I'm not just saying that. I'm driven to go through every trivial path and journey to get there! I mean, I never intended to start a "fashion blog," if you consider this one. I guess I have such a strong interest towards fashion that a majority of my entries naturally became relevant to it. Maybe it is destined that I become a fashion journalist...
Wearing | Dee Lux polka dot draping pocket tank • $3 basic bubble skirt from girls section at Target
I get what I want, because I go after it. I don't just sit there and wait for it to come to me. It's better to say "I will" than "I wish." Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you don't do anything. It bewilders me when someone saysthey want to pursue a certain career but don't bother chasing the dream solely because they think they're not good enough, or they tell me "It's too hard to become a ___" before even striving towards any opportunities to get there. They would rather play the safe card and go with something easier than try. These are the people who won't enter competitions/contests just because they doubt they're going to win. How boring it is to have notrue ambition in life? It also perplexes me when people won't do something because they're afraid of obstacles and consequences. How are you so sure of the outcome? Many people are like prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past, not making anything out of the present. Take risks. The only time you run out of chances if when you stop taking them. I'd rather learn from my mistakes and look back saying, "I shouldn't have done that" than wonder what would've ever happened if I did. If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.
After having a prolonged case of spring fever for the last few months, my favorite season is officially here! Autumn in Orange County means Santa Ana winds and wildfires, it doesn't snow in the winter, but spring—spring here is perfect. Nothing better than waking up to the sound of birds chirping on the weekends and continuous 75° weather. I'm all for flowy fabrics and white lace. Stella McCartney S/S '09 nude colors and the scent of Miss Dior Cherie. I've been getting constant cravings for icy beverages and frozen yogurt lately now that summer's only a step away! Happy spring. :)
via FloralAndLace, TryPhena, LaChild, and JustBeSplendid on Tumblr
As much as I love fin de siècle, Roaring Twenties' glamour and late 50's pastels and frocks galore, my love for the Swinging Sixties peaked from Mad Men and I will never get tired of Mod fashion. Think the rise of feminism, ladylike yet relaxed styles of Jackie O., Mary Quant and the birth of mini skirts, Twiggy, Audrey Hepburn and "Breakfast at Tiffany's," swing coats, films by Jean-Luc Godard, berets, A-line cuts, Babe Paley, Brigitte Bardot, Anna Karina, geometric shapes and colorblock, Andy Warhol's art and films and his muse, Edie Sedgwick. Also, I believe many of the greatest musicians evolved from this decade (70's come a close second)! What would the world be like today without the major influences/impacts of The Beatles, Stones, and other British Invasion acts in the 1960's?
If you could dial any number in a time machine and visit (or re-visit) any time period, which decade would it take you to?