Thursday, July 7, 2016

Friday, June 3, 2016

How to Souvenir Like a Champ

  I love to travel and because of this, I have had many of the classic souvenirs that you would think of. The Statue of Liberty Crown, the Shirt with Grand Cayman written on the front repeatedly, etc. These things made it home with me, but soon began to collect dust in my closet. Not because they aren't fabulous and fun, but because- where in the world do you wear a Statue of Liberty crown to?  I tried the grocery store and you can imagine the looks!(JK)

Then one day it hit me. I've been Souvin' wrong all of these years. There's a better way to get the bang out of your buck and display it proudly- so I started buying unique pieces of clothing or accessories to incorporate into my wardrobe. Here's how I try to find the unique pieces:
-Clothing stores or places selling clothing that I know I can't find back home.
-The piece has to be something unique as well(something unlike my usual wardrobe, but it has to be able to work into my wardrobe as well.
-I also like to look at what people in the area wear. Is there a trend that's hit this area that might not be so big where I live. It also has to be something I know I can pull off. For instance, In New York, my first trip to the city, I noticed quite a few people wearing Pashminas. They weren't big yet where I lived, but you'd better bet New York fashion tends to trickle down the U.S., so I found my first Pashmina and a couple of years later, they were everywhere in Florida. The good news is that I already had my own that was special and unique.

By following these rules, I've gotten a couple of things that I still treasure to this day. One being this shawl I got in Washington DC and another being this pashmina I just mentioned that I got on Canal Street in New York(and yep, these pictures are old, but I've followed this rule for a long time now).

I apply this to any place I go whether it's a beautiful Island like Isla Roatan or a busy City like St Louis.  The best thing is you are able to sport these items more that your usual Tourist collections and look back fondly at the memories you've made.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

No Longer Red, Thank you.

Here we are, Almost 2 years to the day since I wrote my first post ever for this very blog. My hair is no longer a bright, fiery shade of red that gave me the inspiration for my pin name, I've since switched it in for a kinder shade of blonde. My location of a thriving city with many cultures that brought so many waves of thoughts to me and that lit a fire of things I needed to put down on e-paper if you will, is no longer my home. I now live in a beach town that provides a completely different since of fashion: a relaxed, breezy since of living is painted into the garments worn by guests and locals. I will be honest, it's hard to write when you are trying to gain your footing again. That's always been the type of person I am- whenever I move, I take everything in around me(one being the fashion) and find a way to make it my own.  What I figured out here so far:  I have had times when I move and take in the surroundings and notice- I might as well be Willy Wonka surrounded by the cast of 90210(I seriously stand out). In these moments, it's easy to feel shaken. But the best part is you evolve. First off, some things might not work well in your new world - for me that was my wedges and heels I wore everyday(they don't cut it on the beach). But I've learned that the outlets here sell Michael Kors and Coach sandals that are cheaper than the stuff at Payless(No Joke)- But there were other pieces(mostly staples in my wardrobe that could be blended right in to my new clothing. Your style becomes something new-a little bit of your old world and a little bit of your new. Once you find this happy medium out- Suddenly the steps you take in your new life aren't so foreign but are fluid again. Here I stand a year after my move and look at this. Same jewelry I wore with that wrap around Purple dress from a previous blog post is now fitting in quite nicely with my floral top, ripped jeans, and Tommy Hilfiger Sandals. That's life though(even in fashion) it can be a constantly evolving recipe that just gets better every time you make it.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

How ya been?!?

WOW... it's been almost a year, my dear friends and I really needed this time. So much has changed- new job, location, new me... a blonde me actually(it was time for a change).  I've also discovered a transformative drink called coffee, liquid eye liner, and that sometimes you can never get enough sleep(but the memories that are made are worth it). I look forward to new posts with you all and thank you again for your beauty and emails asking for more.