Archives for the month of: July, 2012

9. The item at the top of your wish list

Ironically, I had a really hard time picking this because I’ve actually been acquiring the things that have been on my wish list for SO LONG.

I’m currently hunting for that perfect cuff for my cartilage. I find a cuff more attractive than just a typical diamond stud. Online at Etsy, you can find THE most amazing earrings, lobe, cartilage, chains and all!

http://www.etsy.com/search?includes%5B0%5D=tags&q=cartilage

My achieved wish list:

  • Brown jacket
  • Helloberry bracelets
  • High-low skirt
  • Maxi skirt
  • Infinity leopard scarf
  • Chain cuff earring
  • Denim-leather jacket

xoxo Dana

8. Something you forget you have but love

 

I got this as a gift from my aunt. At first, I wasn’t loving it, it seemed a bit too girly for me. However, over time I began to appreciate it and it’s small details that make it a bit more unique.

 

Not only are the sleeves 3/4, they have very light and dainty details from the curves to the buttons on the bottom of the sleeve.

 

This actually has 2 zippers, and I’ve always loved the shape of it. It reminds me of drawing an “S” the cool way back in middle school.

 

These ruffles were always a bit odd to me, but eventually I got over it because I love how well this top hugs me and looks crazy fitted. Also, the zipper only goes up halfway which makes it a bit cooler in my book.

xoxo Dana

All photos are taken by me. Copyrights. Bri.Photography.

To the photobugs and everyone who owns a camera and/or loves to take/look at photos!

Have you ever found that one spot, that perfect place that you KNOW would be a place for a FANTASTIC shoot? You are visualizing the shots, the placements, the lighting, the models and EVERYTHING. But then, you either have to leave because you’re at a family outing or to come back is out of your reach distance-wise …

Don’t you think this is such a perfect, romantic spot for a couple shoot?

Oh, the gears in my brains cranked into overtime when I saw this~

I was SO happy taking this shot! Has a bit of a Disney feel to it. I’m no crazy love-struck girl, but this made me fall in love all over again~

I love gardens, they are just the epitome of beauty!

xoxo Dana

Raise your hand if you’ve ever dealt with this.

“I have NOTHING to wear!” I too have said this phrase one too many times. HOW-EV-ER, I understand or at least my logic has been pieced together as to WHY I say this or maybe why others say it too.

I have nothing to wear” while looking at a closet full of clothes is the equivalent of saying “I’m bored of my clothes.”

Our typical clothes = Routine. The usual. Boring. Nothing new.

This is when we aren’t using our creative energy to make our wardrobe pop, to make those “to-die-for” outfits because nothing new hasn’t been added lately.

Typically a solution can be to just go and buy some new wardrobe pieces, correct? Yes, and no. Buying can still hurt people on budgets and make our wallets cry if we end up spending a BIT too much thanks to that half off sale we passed by.

Try these:

  • Keep some go-to outfits handy and ready in your closet
  • Try to mix up new things– try that daring colour combination
  • Wear something old in a totally new way
  • Perhaps borrow an accessory or article of clothing from mom/dad/bro/sis/whoever and rock it
  • IF shopping, try THRIFTING or shopping at an OUTLET or WAREHOUSE (saves a TON of money + no guilt)

How do YOU deal with this?

xoxo Dana

Vietnam truly is beautiful. I envy how stunning the women look! When I was at Carabram at the Vietnam pavilion, they gave us each a copy of their magazine, The Viet Sun (Volume VI- July 2012). I fell in love with their beauty, style, fashion & lifestyle~

xoxo Dana

You know when you’re on a hunt to find something and the accomplished feeling of FINALLY finding it!? I experienced this yesterday! I love love love chain cuff earrings!

Chain Cuff: H&M ($5.95)

I have an obsession for them! It’s one of the reasons I even pierced my cartilage. I’m still looking for some really unique ones, but I think I might have to look online instead. Any store recommendations?

xoxo Dana

7. A special occasion outfit.

This dress has only been worn once. I never have any place to really wear that “little fancy black dress” to. I bought this dress from Urban Behaviour for about $15 (they were having a massive closing sale). Hopefully I don’t get any taller so I CAN still wear this.

xoxo Dana

I love how simple and quick it can be to make one outfit work for several situations with super small tweaks! Sorry I couldn’t take better photos and degraded myself to cheesy bathroom photos! I always feel in a better mood when my hair is straightened. I was out with my volunteer team to meet our Korean delegation students, so I wore shorts, but I had to quickly run home and switch bottoms so it was work appropriate (curse my tall height!)

At least I got to embrace that full light, summer look~

  • White sequined tank top- Old Navy ($15.00)
  • Light brown cropped jacket- Jacob ($20.00?)
  • Shorts- Old Navy ($5.00)
  • Denim capris- Stitches ($12.00)

One quick change of pants to make sure I’m dressing appropriate for work:

xoxo Dana

Fashion is like acting—we don’t have to stay restricted to one role. We evolve, we change, and we grow. Because of that, we get to allow ourselves to change outfits and project different images of ourselves to others.

In high school you could be dressing as the punk rock stereotype, and go to the university as the dress-to-impress studious prep student. Look at how you dress now compared to before. How has it changed? Is it for better or for worse?

Different situations call for different sides to ourselves, and our wardrobe is one factor that helps to emphasize that.

The best part of fashion is that you never have to be only one thing or person; you have an endless world of possibilities to experiment with. What’s your current style and why?

xoxo Dana

6. Something out of your comfort zone, but you love it

Polka dots. Sleeveless. Ruffles.  These are ALL out of my comfort zone, and ALL combined into ONE SINGLE TOP. So, WHY DO I LOVE THIS THING SO MUCH!?

When I think about it, I’ve actually gotten used to wearing sleeveless tops now, and my wardrobe seems to be getting lots of polka dots added to it. How odd …

OOTD Details:

  • Black shorts- Urban Planet ($8.00)
  • Sleeveless polka dot ruffle top- Gift

xoxo Dana

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