Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Busting The Illusion of Mediocrity

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I'm currently watching the table read of the finale of The Office.  I wanted to see how the actors reacted to the end of an era.  If you didn't watch The Office, well doesn't matter (you're missing out watch it on netflix) this is all you need to know right now.
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Some of the last words.  Pam says, "You can find truth and beauty in the most ordinary settings.  Isn't that kind of the point?"
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I've noticed that youth culture (including myself) has a fear of mediocrity.  But what is the meaning of that?  I've seen people define it as driving to your job in a car you haven't fully paid for.  Is that really the definition?

I think the fear is definitely hindering growth.  Many are choosing a definition that is supposed to motivate which in turn does not maximize one's happiness.  The assumption of mediocrity implies that "happiness" can only be achieved through silver skylines and crystalized coin purses.

HOW DOES THIS RELATE TO ME:  You and I are constantly pressured by the fear of not living a beautiful life.  Whether it be blogging or schooling or sports.  Whatever.  A good pressure, but it rushes our art and strains the mind.  
SOLUTION:  You should always remember that, as Pam said, beauty can be found in the most ordinary settings.  Most importantly, truth is found in the ordinary.  If you choose to see this way, our lives will always be beautiful looking back - no matter the struggle.  So don't stress.

Isn't that the point?
I enjoyed writing this. I feel that it's lifting a weight and I hope it does as well for you. :)

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Monday, April 14, 2014

90 degree heat + where you need to be

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Because everything happens for a reason.
If you rolled a piece of dice, there would be 6 worlds.  The # rolled is the world chosen and maybe it's chosen for a reason.

I always google the weather before school because I need to know whether to wear shorts or leggings.  (ah school clothes)  Today it read that it would reach 90 degrees.  And it did!  I was so happy.
It's (as far as I know) the first time of the year that it hit the 90s.  Which means it's summer!  Yes I understand it is in the middle of spring, seeing as it isn't even Easter yet.
I don't know, the heat just brought this tiny joy to me.

Maybe the heat came so early for a reason.
Maybe not.  I don't know.  You wouldn't think I like the sun because of my paleness.  I like it because it's like your skin is toasting and it's wonderful.  I may not be tanning but I feel it just as fine.

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Speaking of summer, the lyric video for Birthday by Katy Perry came out!  I love it so much.  It's so fun and happy and lovely.  I love Katy Perry. 

I know it's still cold in some areas?  Is it?
@doitfortheirony

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hits & Misses at COACHELLA 2014

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Oh body of Kendall Jenner, please make your legs stop.  So for festivals shouldn't one incorporate practicality into it?  Because the music comes first?  I feel like the black lace overcoat is awesome, just not for a HOT festival.  The co-ord is on point though, lots of people are taking advantage of those nowadays.
And I'm sorry cowboy boots aren't my favorite.  Brown leather is a yes but there are other styles.  But I love the freshness of the clothing. :)

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I have to weigh in on Katy Perry's new hair, which she showed off during the hyped-up music festival.  Some have described it as when you go to the pool a lot during the summer.  Chlorine green.  But I personally love it.  As Perry is an exaggerated version of pop, her hair is an exaggerated trip in the pool.  Doesn't that scream summer?  I love it.

And ok Julianne Hough I don't have time for you.  How would you wear that while enjoying a concert, go be seen elsewhere.  The outfit is fine whatever.  Again, not practical.  But the shoes?  it's like "I'M ONLY HERE BECAUSE COACHELLA IS COOL NOW AND BCUZ RYAN SEACREST IS HERE"

Part 2 soon. :)

Who do you think wins the fashion war @ Coachella?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Coachella dreams & Regular ones, as well

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Like any other youth in the world.

When I settle into the world - fluttering and chaotically - I will live.  The over rational in me tells me to save every penny I have but I have a vision that true frugality will waste time.  I will be rational but have guts.
& always keep Naomi Campbell and Sofia Amoruso in mind.

@doitfortheirony

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

So... You Teach Yoga Right? (Outfit!)

AEOSTYLE made in italy
AEOSTYLE, made in italy, line, yoga, hippie
Shirt - philippines // Pants - American Eagle // Flowers - my head
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Yes i believe in aligning the stars of one's soul through the power of stretching
Kidding.  But don't I look like a hippie yoga teacher on her off day.

So in my last post I talked about how American Eagle made a new line of one size fits all products made in Italy.  These are the pants I got!
You know, when I bought these I was like "Awh yus I'm so gonna invest in muted colors and not wear things that mismatch anymore this is the start of something new"
But you know me.  Of course I wore it with my loudest shirt possible.  Just goes to show you, you can wear anything if you wear it with confidence.  Naturally, the flowers grew out of my scalp.

Haha I'll come up with tons of different way to wear these.  They're SO COMFY and effortless.  I thought I couldn't pull off the parachute pants thing but seriously these make it happen.  You can wear them as high-waisted or low (kind of harem?) pants.

I've been wearing less and less makeup.  My effort level for school is decreasing even faster.  My hair was styled by wearing a bun in the rain.  It's a mellow feel, ya feels?

Have you worn parachute pants?
@doitfortheirony

Monday, April 7, 2014

Made In Italy by AEO

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So I rarely shop at American Eagle.  But I stop in every now and then and sometimes there's an amazing sale.  (this time there was 70% off ugh)
The sales associate there explained to me that the rack I was looking at was a new line they were trying out.  Each clothing piece is made in ITALY and every piece is ONE SIZE.  It's really interesting.

And I love it so much.  One size allows a different look for everyone.  I wish I had gotten more damn it.  I tried on the crop tops, comfy pants and jersey sweatshirts.  Everything is soooo soft and well made.  As the campaign suggests, it's really effortless to create an outfit with this line.

SIDE SLIT MAXI // STRIPED SLEEVELESS TURTLENECK



That's some of my favorite picks!  Trust me, it may look simple but everything so beautiful and AMAZING quality.  I'm not sponsored haha.
I'll be wearing what I bought tomorrow, so I'll show you then!

What's your favorite piece?
@dotfortheirony

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Getting To Know Viviyunn

Vivi is one of my favorite recent bloggers!  I love her interesting style so much that I just could not not do an interview.
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1.  What got you into blogging?
One of my earliest blog posts addressed this question:http://viviyunn.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/memories-of-paris.html I wanted to document my personal style without boundaries or limitations and it took until last year for me to pluck up the courage to do so. Having an Instagram account prior to this really kickstarted my blog, there's a really strong community of (for lack of a better word) fashionistas on IG and it's amazing to see how people from all over the world put together outfits and inspire each other. 

2.  When you're having writers block or lacking inspiration what do you do?
I always open my Tumblr app, the plethora of photos, quotes and humorous gifs never fail to lift my mood and to stir up some style inspiration when I need it most! 

3.  Are there any projects you're working on or thinking about starting?
I have a few posts in the works for a some online retailers, so a couple of exciting projects on the blogging front. Apart from this, I’ve been spending the past 6 months planning, organising and rehearsing for a concert which took place a week ago. Now that's over, I'm putting up my feet and catching up on my Saturday lie ins until the next big thing. 

4.  What are some things on your wishlist that you're going to buy soon?
In terms of “necessity” a new black blazer for work, I’m likely to head into Zara for this. Other items on my wishlist include a pair of Fabrizio’s by Jeffrey Campbell and the Marc by Marc Jacobs grey and rose gold chronograph.

5.  What is your go-to formula for a quick but good outfit?
If I’ve put no thought into what I’m wearing that day, you’ll definitely see me in my black American Apparel riding pants, a crop top and an oversized knit cardi! Cardigans are an absolute must have in this bi-polar British weather.

6.  What is your favourite thing to do when not blog?
You’ll often find me playing the guitar or the piano, or eating out. It's an endless cycle really. 

Hope you had a good Sunday!
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@doitfortheirony