So I’m having a tiny (AKA HUGE) internal battle in trying to control my spending. I have been seeing AMAZING stuff everywhere and I have forbidden myself from buying any of it. Why? Well, because unlike the majority of people who have already given up on their New Year’s Resolutions, I am still in hot pursuit of mine. My first goal on the list is to go somewhere outside of the US. I’ve been contemplating the destination a little more than I probably should, but I’m also trying to save as much money as humanly possible so I can splurge while I’m there, wherever “there” may be. So, since Florida decided to get chilly on me and I never did any winter shopping, I’ve had to reinvent the wheel, so to speak.
Typically, my wardrobe consists of little skirts and dresses that I can dress up or down, tank tops and anything without sleeves. So now that it’s January and I lasted the majority of the “cold months” in next-to-nothing, I am being forced to pack on the layers. A little styling can go a long way, though! I revamped some of my summery goods with new inspiration and created newer versions of them that will get me through the (hopefully short) drop in temperature. Plus, I didn’t spend a single penny! Here’s what I did:
Definitely easy! If you don’t want to spend your money on sweaters that you’ll wear for a week, step up your creativity and take your simple summer pieces to winter wear. You’ll be able to do cool things, like travel the world. I’ll let you know where I end up going.
Write you soon,
Alright, I’m a slacker. I havent blogged in a while, but I swear I was really busy. I went to Indiana all weekend to visit my sister and my pretty princess of a niece, plus I just had a meeting in Ft.Lauderdale and am currently in the car on the way back to Tampa. Of course I’m not driving.
Aside from my excuses for falling off the face of the earth, I wanted to address the masses on what I witnessed at the airport this past weekend. Now at first I thought I was just being too judgmental, but I’ve convinced myself otherwise.
So my flight was at 11am and Indianapolis was cold, so I wore some Express jeans I’ve had since my freshman year of college, a Forever 21 blousy top, lace-up boots from G by Guess and a random jacket from who knows where. So I’m at the terminal and I see this lady in pink pajama pants with white flowers all over them and a white tank. She actually looked like she just rolled out of bed.
So don’t get me wrong, I totally understand being comfortable, but pajamas?? Is anyone else with me on this or did I miss the memo about this being acceptable? I’m not suggesting dressing up for the prom to get on a plane, but it’s still a public setting. There are ample choices for comfortable clothes that don’t give off the lazy vibe. Leggings, jeggings, and linen pants are casual, light, and moveable. They can also be worn with plain tanks and tees that are equally snug and you can get off the plane and go out in public without being secretly scrutinized. It’s no wonder airports have been enforcing dress codes or kicking people off flights for being under-dressed.
Flying used to be for the well-to-do’s, dressing up in their best suits to sit in first class and flirt with the attendants. I saw those people, too. They remind me of the people in the 50′s and 60′s and I love it, but I’ll save that chat for another day.
So give me some feedback, what do you think is appropriate flight-wear and reassure me that I’m not just a mean girl.
Write you soon,
Ladies and Gentleman,
It’s my pleasure to announce that this Fall, something very exciting is happening for the male gender. Fitted leather jackets, boots, and dark denim are going to hit hard. That’s not the exciting part. The reason I’m so pumped for all of this to happen is because these things don’t contain rhinestones, studs, or anything of the sparkly sort. Fall is bringing back “the guy’s guy” and it’s about time! I’m thinking James Dean…or Brad Pitt in the motorcycle scene on Benjamin Button. Pardon me while I melt.
Nothing is more entertaining to me than to see guys acting tough while brandishing a sparkly skull on their chests, or a rhinestone tiger face on their back pockets. Pull that V-neck down a little lower and I can see your belly button. And I get it, Ed Hardy and Affliction told you that if it costs $100 or more, it’s trendy and awesome. It’s not, and you just spent a hundred bucks on something your little sister could have bedazzled for you.
Not true, boys.
Luckily, the frilly phase is over and guys can go back to fixing cars instead of their hair. PacSun, Guess, and Urban Outfitters are already distributing men’s attire that can’t be mistaken for women’s, so retailers are on the right track. If you want some good visuals, check out GQ’s Fall Trend Report. Remember guys, change is a good thing. Embrace it.
Write you soon,