Friday, August 31, 2012

OUTFIT | Ideas for the GENT. event

GENT. Fashion Event

GENT. Fashion Event by andiaschehera featuring resin bangles

Can you tell I am thoroughly excited for this event to get here? A month away and I already have my outfit idea picked out. Polyvore is good about helping me get an idea together before I go shopping. The only items I have already in my closet are the purse (a GUESS clutch I found while thrifting) and the skirt (which I got at a swap shop for free). 

I volunteer at Bajalia and I am pretty sure they have the ivory and black studded bracelets, and they might let me borrow it for the event. Also the necklace is rad, but I like my chunky chain necklace. All that is left to find is that corset in ivory, the shoes, and the jacket. Meh. I have a month.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

OOTD | Gypsy Desert Rose Lee

Scarf-Community Thrift Store

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Penny Loafers- Bass

I grew up loving oxfords and loafers. I knew from an early age I was born in the wrong era. There was a stint in my life where I wanted to look like everyone else and so I buried my mature sense of style to blend in. I was still different and was always made aware of it.

I have now come to my senses.

I have been craving loafers for almost seven years now, but could not find ones that were that hard leather and in a size for women. My craving has been satisfied by Bass. I never splurge on clothes or shoes. And even though these are originally priced at a 1/4 of my paycheck, Labor Day sales allowed for me to maintain a non-splurge purchase.

I still have to find some more close toed shoes for my internship...but then I also need some for the upcoming GENT event my boy J.O. is putting on (more on that later) and I want those to be saucy.

But I digress.

I am definitely wanting to do a whole collegiate prep style with these shoes, but I want to think beyond Ralph Lauren Polo. These are my style-spirations.

Monday, August 27, 2012


Went on Lookbook today to check out Wolffashion's lookbook and fan her, and decided to take a look at my poor neglected profile and my recent hypes and I came across Wildfox7. She has TomGirl written all over her style. I love her use of colors. Epic really. Neons work really well on her. On me, with my skin tone, I just look like I am wearing a neon bar light. Almaa, I am definitely a fan.


Pinterest is a drug that is hooked up to an IV. I have begun building my imaginary wardrobe from there. Its so convenient and free. It lets me know what I can look for when I am out shopping. I do not go off course.

I have my wishlist items as well as my current items so I know what I need to NOT get. Most of these items can be found thrifting. Do not cringe. I have found my diamond. It has served me well. Other items I get on clearance. I like to be frugal. I like to look like money without having to try.

Saturday, August 25, 2012


In my closet are lots of hodge podge items. There is no rhyme or reason to any of the clothes I have purchased or snagged at crazed swap shops. Some are textured. Some are patterned. Some are plain. Most are oversize items that need to be tailored. Have been waiting to be tailored.

I pulled out all my clothes to see what I did have. I found I have a lot of full skirts. Tea length skirts. There are button up shirts and blouses, but none go with the skirts that I currently have. I have mostly boots. There are lots of scarves.

I live in Florida.

There is hardly any color except for that blue pleated skirt and red skirt. Everything else is a remnant of Spring. Summer colors are no where to be found, but then I live in a place that is Summer 95% of the time. Summer and I have never been on friendly terms. I wear scarves and boots in spite of Summer. I have plenty of Winter wear. We are comrades.

I start interning in less than two weeks. Business casual. Nothing in my closet screams business casual. I am becoming more social. That means more night time events. Nothing in my closet says socialite. I am getting older. That means more engagements. More weddings. I have relatively no dresses. I have Fridays off. That means more strolling. I like to be comfortable when I stroll. I don't like to put a whole lot of time and effort when I stroll. I need more effortless wear as well.

More color.
More congruency.
More comfort.
More separates.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Fall is less than a month away. Summer will still linger. I will still dress for Fall. If I could be any season, it would be Fall. I am not as vibrant as Summer, but I still have color. There is beauty to be heard in the muted.

I build my foundation. It must be strong. Strong enough to withstand the hurricanes that weather the bold colors of Summer. Earth tone neutrals with remnants of yesterday's season to accent.


Saturday, August 11, 2012

G E N T.

J.O. is one of the best dressed guys here in Orlando I know. His style is mint and I am crushing on it majorly. He decided to put together a collection of menswear he styled and will be showcasing it at the end of the month. I got to see his last shoot before he starts getting stuff ready for the exhibit. Honestly can't wait. Keeping you posted.

Magazine layout cover page I did for J.O.

Friday, August 10, 2012

OOTD | LUNCH with J.O.

Went to Thai House for lunch with J.O. Wasn't sure what kind of atmosphere it was so I went for semi-casual with this open back romper from Forever21. I am glad I dressed up a little bit, because J.O. was looking quite dapper as well.
Romper- Forever21
Bangles- Bajalia and Forever21