Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bears in the Spring

Spring at last! Spring at last! Finally, the cold snowy days have been swept over by 70 degree whether and heavy coats have packed away, well at least for this past week. It was litterally the perfect temperature outside the other day (sunny but not too hot with a slight wind, good enough for shorts and jeans) so my mother and I met for a stroll through Central Park.

My sister and I found this green bow when out for a walk some time ago. We love them (even though they can clash with purple backpacks!)

White Un Deux Trois top, Era of Change boyfriend jeans, Theory jacket, Gap Kids Belt

Sadly, I did not have a very good day so that's why not so much enthusiasm is expressed in these photos. Thankfully, I was greatly awakened by the liveliness of the Park and all the people outside.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lengthen Me

I am not quite sure which one is more glamourous: floor length skirts or floor length dresses. Well, when my cousin gave me one of her old floor length gowns she wore to sweet sixteens and other such festivities, I couldn't help but dream about the dress as a skirt instead. The dress was very simple: a strapless, black silk with a wide sash. Though the dress most likely looked gorgeous on my cousin, the dress was not nearly as flattering on me. Therefore, my Aunt and I (major comps to my Aunt for sewing and hemming, etc.) took on the project of transforming the dress into a skirt. Though it was not a very difficult job, considering my limited sewing skills and comprehension with cutting fabrics (I like to stick to pillows) it was a little difficult to see where to start. But anyway, that is not interesting...

Worn with a white tee under (just for fun)

Worn with a black tank-top and a Free People blouse

I think somewhere inside me, I have always been fond of floor-length skirts (not so much dresses) when I see ladies at fancier occasions when it is most suitable, such as operas or evening dinner parties. Though some might automatically think of long skirts being for women either trying to hide the flaws in their legs, or of women with the ultimate body that you can't help but say, "only she can pull that off," I think that teenagers, can look both sweet and mature at the same time, if worn right. Maybe I am wrong though. What do you think? Was this a mistake?

Goodness gracious, when you have a blog, time seems to fly so much faster and slip through your fingers before you can even get a chance to write another post. So sorry for my long absence.


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Clogs Anyone?

I think clogs have been on everybody's "never will I ever wear this," list (well at least for those who have one.) But after many years of clogs being that shoe that everyone shuns because it is just for practicality, having no glamour and grace, but rather a chunky wooden heel that is not very attractive, it has finally been turned around by numerous designers including Jeffery Campbell, Chanel, Mui Mui, and Vera Wang. Where the once low, slip on wooden shoe (originated by the Dutch) was worn for festivals, or dancing, or merely for everyday wear, these designers have thrown a major heel on these babies and experimented with different patterns, fabrics, furs and even leather. I myself, used to find that clogs were not meant for the younger generation, but rather for older woman that needed something quick to put on to go to the store or for walking short distances, now I find that they have transformed into a younger look with more energy and culture and many other shoes out there. They have their own kind of personality. But then again, these designers have pushed it to the max and not only used studs, or ribbons or extra detailing to accent the shoes, but rather the heal looks rather painful as most of the modernized ones soar to the sky. Therefore, I am not to sure about where to wear them. Work? Too casual. Out to dinner? Maybe the Vera Wangs? Shopping? They might be fun for the first ten minutes. To the store or for a short walk? No, they have more glamour than that. Anyway, thats the one mystery to me.

Jeffery Campbell
These are definitely one of my favorites. They are not too over done, and are not ridiculously expensive. Plus, LF is sporting these for spring!

Vera Wang Lavender
I saw someone wearing these the other day, and fell in love with them. I was about to ask where she got them, but then decided not to cause I am shy like that. Anyway, I haven't stopped seeing these Vera Wang Lavender clogs since, and I think they are so fantastic. Also, I like how she used the leather, but then again by doing so it takes away from the clog feeling. That could be a good thing for you though?

Mui Mui
Mui Mui on the wall. You are the cleverest of them all. These are fantastic, and if only I could get me hands on these, I would be ready for spring and summer!

These Chanel clogs remind me on horses. What do you think? I like them, but not as much as the Mui's.

Things have been crazy. I am very sorry for my long absence.