Guys – I can’t do my Salad Monday post today because I’m busy with some ultra secret plans.
BUT I did come across some truly fun reads to kickstart not only your work week but the new year. Oh yeahhh Happy New Year cool kids – may 2015 be awesomer than the last and may you be kind to everyone around you!
Great fashion and generally closet advice/rules for the new year here. Definitely going to be following it. Also goes hand in hand with my don’t-spend-money-coz-you-don’t-have-much-of-it resolution.
I don’t necessarily understand fashion – as evidenced by what I wear (especially true when I’m at home) – but I love how inspirational it is.
My Mom loved dressing me up as a child. Every birthday I would get a special birthday outfit with matching socks, shoes and sometimes even a new hairband. My favorite was my princess dress I wore to kindergarten on my birthday, a soft-pink crumpled effect off-shoulder dress with pale green puffy sleeves and a matching skirt.
As the years passed I made many fashion mistakes, like that off-white windbreaker I wore in middle school which I thought passed for a street looking bomber. It, unsurprisingly, did not. Or when I wore a red half sleeved Hawaiian shirt all through 9th and 10th grade.
Now as I’m older I’ve kinda settled into this whole 50s/hipster/no-style style that I’m quite comfortable with and find that I still LOVE fashion.
I love it when people dress deliberately and have a point of view.
I love that dressing up can make you feel good, even if everything else is going wrong around you.
I LOVE fashion and these are the blogs that I’m currently crushing on – at least fashion wise – and I want to share:
Viva Luxury – Fashion and Accessories
1. Annabelle Fleur – An LA based Canadian who is so pretty that it will make your heart ache
2. Her dressing is impeccable and as the blog title suggest exudes luxury
3. Her collaboration with DVF has resulted in my favorite posts from her here and here.
wishwishwish– Fashion and Lifestyle
1. Carrie Harwood – Size UK 14 (which if you know fashion blogs, you know that’s rare) Londoner
2. Whimsical, structured and very, VERY British style
3. Beautifully photographed outfits shots along with some sponsored trips to beautiful eateries/events in London and even picturesque European destinations like Helsinki and Paris
4. It’s the kind of the blog you wish you were writing!
Girl Meets Glam– Fashion and Beauty
1. Julia Engel – A San Francisco stylista who rocks both amazing outfits and very polished make-up
2. Her pictures look like movie stills – DRAMAAAA
3. The post layouts are a lot like magazine fashion pages with outfits, make-up and perfume featured on the side
4. The feel is very professional and very aspirational
closetvisitand The Sartorialist
For some good inspiration, the former is a look into the closets of some seriously stylish people and the second is a very famous street fashion photo-blog
Hi friends – I’m leaving tonight for a much looked forward to vacation in sunny Valencia and rainy London.
Now I know what you’re thinking. You’re super jealous and want to smack me. I would be too/want to hit me.
Still, I promise pictures, stories and a much more tanned me (wait – this all sounds gratuitous), and in the meantime I leave you with links to all the articles/blogs/guides I’ve been reading to prepare myself for this trip. Note: This is London heavy – I’ve been preparing for Valencia by waking up at 6:30 am and running 5 km in sheer terror. At the thought of wearing a bikini.
SO – here we go:
First things first, I’m the reallest – wait no – that’s not right – what I meant to say is I prepped for my trip by going CRAZY trying to figure out what to wear. But what I wear in Singapore might be super unacceptable in Valencia/London, no?
So I had to figure out what’s fashionable there by turning to London fashion bloggers wishwishwish, who is quirky and what I would categorize as “quintessentially English” and park & cube who is chic and urban and oh-so-envy inducing.
I should start by looking travel ready when I get on the plane right? Wendy’s Lookbook does it right hereand here
Confession time – all my stuff touches everything – my clothes touch my shoes which touch my toiletries which touch my…
Also, Preetha – my best friend and my future hostest with the mostest made the most amazing London itinerary which I will share later, after getting her permission.
My favorite blog posts are generally the ones that come once a week with links to insightful articles/tasty food/pretty things WHATEVER. And since I work in communications, collating news or links was my job once upon a time. Since I apparently miss it so much here is my contribution to what you’re reading today!
Blog (re)Discovery – Fashion:Extra Petite helps the vertically challenged girl dress all purty. I actually found her blog ages ago but found her style too adult, but that seems to have changed! Look, look, LOOK – so pretty!