In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of one of the iconic movies of my youth, here’s a tribute to Cher Horowitz’ iconic plaid outfit with a rock and roll twist since instead of wearing it with the customary plaid jacket over a knit cardigan, I decided to put a spin on things and wear the plaid skirt with a leather jacket and studded boots to add some edge.
“There’s so much more to life than finding someone who will want you, or being sad over someone who doesn’t. There’s a lot of wonderful time to be spent discovering yourself without hoping someone will fall in love with you along the way, and it doesn’t need to be painful or empty. You need to fill yourself up with love. Not anyone else. Become a whole being on your own. Go on adventures, fall asleep in the woods with friends, wander around the city at night, sit in a coffee shop on your own, write on bathroom stalls, leave notes in library books, dress up for yourself, give to others, smile a lot. Do all things with love, but don’t romanticize life like you can’t survive without it. Live for yourself and be happy on your own. It isn’t any less beautiful, I promise.”
- Emery Allen
If I were asked to live in an era where I love the fashion so much, I would immediately say either the 1920s or the 1950s. While it is easy to understand my affinity for Great Gatsby inspired “Flapper” style, people always seem to question why I chose the 1950s of all eras. For one, I consider the fifties as the 20th century’s version of “rebirth” especially since it was a time of peace and quiet after the wars that boggled the world. I consider the era very idyllic and picturesque… the modern world’s version of a Utopian synonym. And aside from those reasons, the more obvious one is that I just love the silhouette and style of the clothing prevalent in that era. Continue reading Channeling the 1950’s in a Floral Dress
The weather has been pretty bad the last week and I say that without exaggerating since three typhoons ravaged into our country. I’ve never been a fan of the rain and the cold weather. I find it really sad and dreary and to those who work, I am sure you can relate when I say it is such a hassle especially for everyday commute and actually trying to be productive on a gloomy day when all you really want to do is just crawl under the sheets and sleep in. They don’t call it “bed weather” for nothing, right?
“When your life feels like you’re on a sailboat, with no wind to fill your sails, there are still choices. You can drop anchor and enjoy your surroundings. Start your motor (if you have one. Grab an oar and start paddling, or wait for the wind to fill your sails once again. There are always choices while crossing the oceans of life…”