fashion frustration

Every time there’s something I like but can’t have (or buy at that moment, at least), I (weirdly) find comfort in pinning them to my Pinterest boards, writing about them or reblogging them (during the Tumblr days). These platforms have become my source of inspiration and refuge for things that I want, especially for anything fashion related. Scrolling through my virtual closet makes me feel good, and sometimes helps take away or lessen the longing.

Behold, my recent cravings. I am much more an accessory person than I am a clothes person (love clothes still, of course). But I think accessories are easier to repeat and really can make an outfit.

I’ve been bugged by the Textured Stilettos from Charles and Keith for weeks now, that even if I know I can’t buy them at the moment, I enter every branch just to see if they’re still there. Last night I succumbed to their website and couldn’t help but gather photos of shoes I’ve been eyeing in their store.

Someone help take away the craving!

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And just in case you’re wondering, no, this is not a sponsored post.

the two piece wonder

For the past few months I have been contemplating on buying gowns for upcoming weddings I have to attend this year. I’ve reused all the possible prom gowns here at home (we’re four girls and we’ve attended around four proms each) for other weddings, proms, and other formal events, and I thought it was time to finally give in to buying something new. But sometimes the thought of buying something for one time wear feels like a waste, so it kept me thinking, how should I go about five weddings without buying a gown for each? Enter the two piece wonder.

I decided to buy the materials myself, got pencil and paper and drew the simplest possible outfits that could be made in less than a week (crammed so hard I thought I wasn’t going to have anything to wear). I made all my outfits two pieces, top and bottom, so that I could switch around the tops with the bottoms and reuse some of them for formal and informal events.

I’m a little bit into the frufru-textured look now and was so tempted to make an even frufru-er top, but decided later on to keep it simple with a sequin crop so that I wouldn’t end up looking like the cake. My hair was left down and no accessories were used to just let the outfit speak for itself.

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just for kicks

The other day I found my sister and her boyfriend taping up their Acai Berry Racers because they wanted to paint the orange line and change it to black. They bought acetone and the proper leather prep and paint for it and attempted to customize their knits.

This is the original Acai Berry Flyknit Racer

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It was a bit difficult having the tape around the shoe because the paint ended up seeping through so we got rid of it. I helped them clean out the black beyond the lines and got too into it that I ended up finishing both pairs for them.

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on dressing up

When it comes to my personal style, I’d have to say I’m more of a practical dresser. I love prints, patterns, geometric shapes and color, but in reality, having a closet full of these types of clothing is quite expensive. It’s harder to repeat pieces with loud colors and prints and when you do, you start to see it fade after several washes and eventually send it to the back of your closet. So when it comes to shopping, I always go for different cuts, textures and neutral plains that I can repeatedly wear and change up by adding accessories. Don’t get me wrong though, I still love statement pieces and do have a few of these in my closet. But I try as much as possible to buy items I can wear 100 times.

When I decided to make something for the ladies at Common Ware, I made it, of course, one of the most versatile pieces you will have in your wardrobe.

Pique – So it doesn’t easily bacon and fade after several washes and is slightly thicker than your regular cotton dress so it lasts longer
Loose – So it fits more body types, looks more decent, and you can eat a buffet and not worry about your food baby
Color – Plain Navy Blue, White and Grey. The most basic of colors.

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