Monday, 16 April 2012

She's a Wall Flower

My mood changes with every day, and as my mood ebs and flows, thus - so does my style, my sense of fashion and the "identity" I want to create. I've been really embracing April and the "newness" of spring, trying to bring out all of my identities from the personal closet of my soul and being.

I used to crimp my hair *all* the time. I loved the 80s-esque look it gave (plus it added volume to my fine, flat, natural straight hair). I actually haven't crimped my hair in ages, so I pulled out the ol' triple-barrel iron, dusted it off, and went to town. It turned out quite lovely, and I ended up with a "bohemian with a fashion edge" inspiration for the day.

For my dress, I decided to go with this lovely black cotton dress from Torrid. Now ladies, what I love about this dress is that it is cotton, breathable, and comfortable. When you're going for any sort of bohemian look, comfort, ease, flowy-ness (is that even a word? You get my drift) is key. It's all about feeling comfortable and free. I also love that the dress is simple, but not too simple - the crochet-lace sleeves are juuuust enough embellishment to make the dress interesting (and not boring!) but it doesn't over-power the outfit. This is perfect, because it leaves all the attention for the accessories...

I felt it entirely appropriate to wear my bohemian feather in my hair with this outfit, along with my very own flower-crown design from The Glitter Thread Designs. The feather and the flowers were a perfect compliment to the bohemian inspiration for the outfit ~ and paired with a simple gilded-gold heart necklace, bow ring and costume ring - everything fell into place.

My makeup, well. I of course had to give it a little "edge"...a little "darkess" that I love to see in fashion (and it's just so me) so I went with dark, smokey eyes. Nothing brings intensity like smokey eyes.

Lastly, ladies - I haaaave to talk to you about my new favourite sandals in the world. They are black gladiator sandals with a silver and turquoise bead embellishment - they are not only beautiful and fashionable, but the *most* comfortable sandals I have ever owned. I have large, wide feet (size 11ww!) and it's impossible for me to find shoes that fit and are comfortable - all my love goes to Lane Bryant for this fabulous foot find!

That's all for now, my lovely flower children. Until next time, remember to PLAY and make the sidewalk your catwalk! 

Dress ~ Torrid // Flower crown ~ The Glitter Thread Designs // Feather ~ Black Market // Necklace ~ GUESS // Gladiator sandals ~ Lane Bryant

Peace, Love and Integrity, Lovelies!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Fatshion Makeover ~ Bringing in the New with Torrid

AT LAST! *cue Etta James* - the gorgeous weather has come along! I've been waiting with breath that is baited for the sun to return to us once more. To melt away the grey and gloom left behind from the frosty clutches of winter, for not only does the sun bring along light and warmth, but it also brings along a time for a fresh, new look! ^_^

Time to spring-clean out those closets, ladies! Put away those winter coats and heavy sweaters, and start bringing out the bright colours, the cotton dresses, the sleeveless tops! Okay okay - it's not summer yet - but it's still time enough to get excited for it and to razzle-dazzle yourself up a little!

It was a gorgeous day out the other day - and YES, it was warm enough to wear a cotton, sleeveless dress - imagine! It was profoundly perfect timing as I had just finished a shopping haul from Torrid and was dieing to break out a brand-new dress.

I got a little carried away with this outfit - but in a good way. I wanted my outfit to shout-out-loud my excitement for spring, for colours, patterns...possibilities! Most of this outfit are new items that I've been waiting to wear - the Torrid floral-pattern dress I just purchased, the black lace leggings, baby-blue gladiator sandals (which have both been in my closet for months and months, just waiting for me to bring them out!) and my leather punk spiked headband. I put them all together with a punk belt and bracelt, my red Swarovski Crystal shamballa bracelet, and my usual victorian cameo ring.

The seasons are changing and it's time to PLAY! Time to give yourself (and your closet) one hell of a fabulous makeover! ^_^

Happy Fatshion Makeovers!

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