Independence day is one for family time, finger licking BBQ and a night full of memories with unforgettable friends. This day was a eye-wakening experience for me because it was INDEPENDENCE day and I recognized how DEPENDENT I had been. DEPENDENT on people’s opinions, dependent on life to come and work a miracle that I needed to create for myself.
As a recent graduate from college, I’ve been faced with the obstacles of what should I do, work a boring 9 to 5 and complain about how much I hate to anyone with a ear? or should I fight and push for a career that’s just as rewarding financially as it is in the sanity department. I decided the second option.
I may not know much, but I know wherever I go, my passion for fashion follows me. When I’m event planning fashion shows or styling models, I feel that I have piece of heaven right here on this place called earth, but too reminiscent of hell.
I want to be happy and to truly be happy I have to let go of those that have hurt me, those that smile in your face but wish the worst for you.
When I wake up in the morning, I tend NOT to have an insatiable taste for toast, eggs or even honey smoked ham, I always have a hunger that only one thing can actually fulfill, fashion. I usually jump out of bed, eagerly dashing to my little piece of heaven on earth, what’s that? My closet!
Most of my looks are usually made moments before I’m suppose to walk out of apartment, which usually makes me a tad bit late for whatever appointments, meetings, classes or schedule I previously had. This look was one I adore. I love the colors of green and peach against each other. The caramel colored blazer was a really nice touch added to the outfit.
The peach colored button-up: $2.00 (thrift store)
Blazer: $5.00 (thrift store)
Black penny loafers: $3.00 (Thrift store)
My advice to everyone going out is to mix colors that are different. Have fun with it because if you have fun with your style it shows! Plus, who doesn’t like to be noticed when going out with friends or even solo. What do you think about this outfit?
Express yourself, don’t repress yourself. Why? It’s human nature…,
For awhile I found myself screaming quietly, “Get me, get me out of this box, I feel so claustrophobic in here.”ThisPoor Boy With Rich Taste just got the chance to do just that! GLAM’s “Pop Art” Fashion show was graced by more than 22 models, dazzling in designs created from garbage bags, tissue, newspaper, caution tape and duct tape.
Usually the shows are highly theatrical with dancing, modeling routines, celebrity hosts and acting, but this one was an intimate affair stripped of those things and putting the attention exactly where it belongs, on the fashion.
Usually I don’t rip the runway, however I was overcome with a desire to express myself that burned brighter than the fear trying to stop my shine. The spotlights hit the runway, as the line behind the stage formed of eager models ready to strut their stuff. My heart was now beating faster than a southern hummingbird’s wings. The time had come…I hit the runway and left any negative thoughts behind me as my feet hit the pavements in a rapid confident pace. It was like eating bucket loads of your favorite guilty pleasured food, but not gaining any weight…price$$.
The scene was “Out of the Box” fashion and I chose to wear the daring outfit pictured above because it’s official, spring is here. Some people may go for the light, airy colors or shoot for something more bold? For me, I chose this eclectic outfit that was a vibrant mix of colors placed cleverly underneath a cool African printed blazer I found at the thrift store.
This experience taught me that expressing yourself can come in may forms that include but are not limited to art, fashion, writing and more! The outlet chosen for expression does not matter because it takes great courage to be…out of the box.
She’s wearing that? Oh my, he’s wearing those? We’ve all been there. Fashion trends in college have more OMG moments than Madonna’s controversial career. How many times have you walked on campus and seen students strutting to class in…pajamas? Yes, I said it. I honestly wonder where are the fashion police when you need them.
You are the clothes you wear, which is why the year 2013 holds infinite possibilities for your wardrobe, but first you have to contend with that big fat pile of bad style choices taking up your closet and everyday wardrobe. There is no reason that you shouldn’t dress up everyday because glamour isn’t only reserved for the rich and famous and you never know who you’ll run into. David Beckham or Rihanna at the grocery store? Hey, stranger things have happened.
But if none of these reasons were enough for you then remember, nothing beats the rush you feel when you look in the mirror and LOVE what you see and I definitely loved my outfit (above photo). I rocked this turquoise blazer, with a peach over-sized vest, dark purple button-up with a striped purple tie. I paired these with some loose fitted baby blue pants.
All of these items were found in the magical land of the thrift store. Can you say fashion on a dime!
Whether you‘re at work or at play, your clothing choices send a message about you–are you sending the one you want?
Do you ever think about what the color of your tie, pants or blouse is really saying?!! in some crazy, subtle way, colors can speak volumes about a person before they ever open their mouths.
This perhaps may be one of the very reasons why color blocking is one of this spring’s hottest fashion trends, and I’m ready to see color galore when the dreary snow and icy winds melt away.
Like for instance, red can be the color of dominance, power and attention. Blue is the color of beauty, pink is the color of compassion and femininity and gold is the color of prestige. Take a look at my outfit above.
While I was getting dressed to go out for dinner with a few close friends at this nice little secluded restaurant we found exploring the town , I decided to spice it up with a pair of strawberry red pants from Forever 21, a blue and white striped belt, a blue collared shirt, paired with a plaid blue shirt worn around my shoulders, and a pair of classic brown canvas boat shoes, which were all purchased from the clothing store Rue 21.
The rich vibrant shades of color definitely gave me a bit more confidence when I stepped out on the town and now I challenge you to do the same. Put your best foot forward in a outfit that would be a color blockers dream and post it below!