It's that time of the month again! Not the disgusting time of the month where we all turn into Satan. It's that time where I host a poll for the next pair of shoes I will be loving for the month of February.
I am going to start selecting shoes for a specific theme. This way, it will help you guys help me narrow down my results.
I am sticking to the winning shoe even if it's not my favorite. I get to explore the new pair and maybe even love them. I was deeply surprised by the Tory Burch Elina Wedges. I ended up really loving them, and even with the broken heel fiasco...it's remains a favorite in my closet.
Theme: I'm looking for a shoe that works for Valentine's Day. Something for dinner, for dancing, walkable and can be worn after the date.
With this shoe blog, I have learned more about shoe designers and not designers that have a shoe line. Sigerson Morrison and Camilla Skovgard are currently two of my favorite shoe designers so far. You can easily see why. Their shoes are truly unique and one of a kind.
My top three favorites!
Camilla Skovgard Lizard Sandals
Belle by Sigerson Morrison Ola Laser Cut Sandals
Camilla Skovgard Panel Stilleto.
You tell me...which one should be on my feet for next month?
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My lips looks huge here!!!! Normally they are pretty flat and not so plump. I didn't do anything special to them (collagen injections galore!! hehe just fooling). I decided to use a really shimmery gold gloss at the highest points on my lips (the shine) and it looks pretty darn make-out-a-ble. I think people stop "making out" at 18 right?
This isn't a fashion blog, but I had to somehow share my excitement and joy.
I wish it was something big like winning a million dollars, or finding out that the Nordstrom near me is handing out free shoes.
Nothing as wonderful.
I am excited over an idea.
Simply just an idea.
Have you ever figured something out or got an idea that was so great you can't contain yourself?
How about getting a little bit of insight that made you realize that this might possibly change your life.
I've had only a few of those during my life time. The first one was starting a YT focused on DIY. That has changed over the years, but it was an idea and I went with my gut.
Another great idea that came to me was this blog. Maybe it wasn't great, but it hit me so hard that I needed to do this.
Alright..here is the idea.
For the longest time I have always wanted to start my own fashion line. I was/am too scared to even think about starting something so new. Not to mention competing with the market that I am in.
I don't have a ANY resources. NONE! No financial backing, little to no network, and the man power has totaled up to one.
All I have are the designs and Ideas in my head. Even so, they are just mediocre designs. I can't possibly think that I can market mediocre designs at a planned price range to make any profit. Breaking even alone will be a blessing.
My idea comes at the most random moments. Brushing my teeth, showering, driving, or trying to pay the cashier at the store.
This ah-ha! moment, is probably one of the most prolific ideas I have ever had in my life.
Not only did I come up with the name for my line -which I really struggled with. I came up with a design that will work. Something that is functional, sustainable, and always reliable.
I can go on and on about it, but I gotta get to sketching and making samples.
2013 is going to be a really good beginning!
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Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea. --Jim Rohn
It is finally cold in Houston. Hopefully for awhile longer so I can bust out some serious knitwear. Every year, I buy sweaters hoping that it would get cold enough to wear them all. It only get's cold enough for me to wear the occasional one, or two. Silly how I went on about sweaters and I am not even wearing one in this post.
I love the look of winter clothing, but I hate the actual cold. The only plus side about cold weather is that my face takes longer to get oily.
As you guys may know, the Elina Wedge Booties by Tory Burch won for the month of January (read it here). This means I will be posting a couple of outfit blogs with them on for 2-3 weeks. I'll then do a review about them and lastly talk about the alternatives. I'll try to do a giveaway for the alternative pair every month just to keep you guys coming back ^_~. Mid-way through January, I'll host another poll for the shoe of February. I don't know what it is about this blog, but I am so in love with it! Everything about it...from excitement, to passion, to love, to design. It's so extremely invigorating and refreshing. Also, it's nice to have another entity outside of YouTube. Not that I'm hating on YouTube...that will always be my #1 baby.
*TopShop (New York)-It was an expensive and only buy from TopShop. Bought it last year and now it's my go to faux leather jacket.
* H&M (Chicago)-High waist checkered trousers. I always shop at H&M when I am in a different city. It's a goal to hit up every H&M I can.
*Tory Burch Elina Wedge Booties-ShopBop
*Charolotte Russe Belt-It use to be gold, and now it has a tarnished look to it. I love the tarnished look!
Rock On Shoe Lovers
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"Putting me down won't fix your personal problems. Having me as your friend will."--K.L
“When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sandpaper. They may scratch and hurt you a bit, but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless.” ― Chris Colfer
Today I went to Macy's to pick up a few things for a New Years Eve OOTD video. Christmas is not even over and here I am thinking about NYE. I really dislike going to the mall. A few things happens; 1) I get extremely irritated by the horrible parking, 2) I cringe when I have to spend money and 3) I am easily enabled.
I was extremely good today. I went in. Grabbed what I needed. I conquered and got the hell out! After Black Friday, I don't want to hand over my notes for clothes ever again!
I also decided to bust out the new Tory Burch Elina Wedges just to break them in. Boy were they EXTREMELY comfortable. I was in them for 3 hours, including taking twenty something jumping shots and coming out without blisters.
*Tory Burch Elina Wedge Bootie here. Read about how I picked out these shoes here.
*Forever 21 Basic T-shirt
*Forever 21 Anorak Vest
*Forever 21 Cigarette Denim
*Express Belt that came for free with a pair of shorts I bought.
*I have no idea where I got this hat. I want to say Kohl's but it has been in my closet for over 6 years! I couldn't give it up because I knew one day it will be suitable for me to wear it without looking too stupid.
-I didn't mean for this outfit to be completely Forever21. It makes my heart happy to know that the whole outfit was less than $50.
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"We're rapidly approaching a world comprised entirely of jail and shopping."--Doug Coupland
*H&M (Manhattan) Shift Dress. Found it on the sales rack for $4.00! The thread on the pocket was a little loose, but it wasn't anything I couldn't fix.
*Matiko Oliver Stud from SoleStruck here.
*H&M (Tokyo) Hat.
*Forever21 Lace Cuff
*Tory Burch Cuff. I would never buy a cuff this expensive. I bought it because I need to hit the $200 mark to get 25% off. It kind of sorta paid for itself.
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“To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.”-Benjamin Franklin