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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

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

2. You have the most …

RINGS! I don’t even know how many I have to be honest! I can clean my room or my bags and I’ll find others that I forgot I have!

The first picture was a set of rings from my mom, you can see the full post called “Thank You For The Faith

I’ve been collecting rings ever since my mom gave me 3 silver band rings that I fell in love with and felt all grown up wearing~

You can see more photo’s of my other rings (the bigger and more intricate ones) in my post called “Pretty Little Things

I feel like rings can show off your personality and give off vibes based on your mood. That may sound weird, but when rings (and earrings) are your most favored accessories, you tend to feel like they show who you are~

xoxo Dana

I was just chilling, going through wordpress blogs as usual, when my mom comes in and puts a tiny box in front of me and said,

“This is my way of saying congratulations of passing your first year of university.”

My mom was SO SWEET! She had showed me this 4-ring set in an Avon booklet, and she actually bought them for me!

They are each very different from each other, and I love each one! Stackable rings are so much fun to wear!

I loved how they presented it to. Just the idea of tying the rings with a simple black ribbon and the inside of the tiny black box being fancy instantly gives it a more glamorous feel to it. Presentation is the best way to go from simple to sophisticated~

xoxo Dana

*First off, I’m NOT some crazy One Direction fangirl. Please note that. What I do like, yes, one or two of their songs. But what I admire is their stylists and their style.

Lately, I’ve been quite intrigued with men’s fashion a bit more. I love a guy who can dress well, but 5 at once? Hell, that’s a powerhouse. From rocking varsity jackets, stripes, suspenders and layers, what more can you ask for?

Men can create very chic outfits with very few basic rules. Layering with a colour palette and contrasting colours gives more personality and care to an outfit. What I love seeing is a guy wearing very basic pieces, but pulling it off so well because they are comfy and have confidence with what they’re wearing. Is it just me, or does anyone else feel this way? I’m proud to say the guy friends in my life have great style. Thumbs up to them!

There’s always a sense of harmony with what they’re all wearing when they do photoshoots, but they still maintain something unique about each of them.

Now, I know that sounds stupid because if its a photoshoot, then OF COURSE they have to match and whatnot. But I don’t know, there seems to be something about the way their stylists do it. It feels like it just pulls together effortlessly and they still each look unique, not the same. (and I’ve researched and looked up a LOT of photoshoots. In a group, it’s very easy to make everyone blend in TOO well.)

I love seeing a colour palette among the clothes that is clearly visible. It creates this overall effortless look.

Sandy colours, stripes and beach settings work the best for them, at least in my opinion. It looks the most natural and matches their style the best.

(I could do without the lime green pants … I don’t see that as the greatest combination compared to the rest.) Love seeing guys in blazers though, very crisp.

Rather than fangirl about the boys (hell, I still can’t match their names to their faces), lemme know what you think about their fashion as well as men’s fashion =)

xoxo Dana

When I do a shoot, it’s like I’m shooting in a machine gun mode! The rapid fire of a machine gun is what you would hear when I’m doing a shoot! It’s such a bad habit I have!

Why? Because I end up with like 400+ photos from one session, where half of them are very similar, or its’ slight changes like the focal point, the focus or even the expression.

My biggest fear is not capturing THAT moment; the one photo where it makes me smile in content and think “Yup. This is it. This is WHY I’m at this shoot today.”

I’m always worried I’ll end up undershooting rather than overshooting. To me, overshooting is the reassurance that I know I’ll have more than enough photos. However, at the same time it will also take up all the space on my camera and at any given moment (because I shoot RAW all the time now), I’ve had moments where I stared at my camera screen in utter horror, reading “Memory Card Full” at the most CRUCIAL moment when I need that valued space and I recklessly will delete photos’, thinking I’ll be fine, when I don’t know if that’ll be the case.

After seeing a framedshow episode of Tanja, Ryan and Tia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ibrNSt2R2c&feature=g-user-u), as well as some post-processing after shoots with some of my models (DJ and Bremely), they taught me a lot.

I’ve always wondered, or wish I could see ALL the photos from some of my favourite photographer’s sessions, to get an idea of how many photos they take, what they keep and how they choose.

It’s a very difficult process as well as a great lesson.

By taking the chance, you are making yourself choose what you truly want in your photos, you want variety in your shots where every shot is truly its own. This is really taking your photos and making them each individual, different and unique.

At the end of the day, even if I just have that ONE amazing photo, or if I’m lucky a small handful, I’m thrilled! I do worry about what others think, from how many photo’s are they hoping to have to thinking “is this a waste of my time for only a few shots?”

How do you deal with it?~

xoxo Dana

Is it me or are collars now a whole new thing? They have truly been reinvented!

From this, the classic collar on a normal shirt to this:

Who would have ever thought you could buy JUST the COLLAR as it’s own fashion piece?! When I saw this in stores, I was awestruck and laughing at the same time!

This is from Forever21, click here for the link~

Best part about it? If you don’t want to go out and buy one, it becomes the SIMPLEST DIY; just cut off a collar from your shirt!

I have a growing love for collars because they are not only great layering pieces, but they add a really nice flare to clothes to instantly make it more preppy/sophisticated/crisp/cute based on the rest of your outfit.

What I’ve started doing is looking at the lines of a shirt to find more interesting and unique collars. Any collar that’s different than the simple collar will present a different look for your neckline, and hey, that’s worth a shot to try is it not?

A really nice feature to a collar without the shirt is that it can act as an extra layer without having to wear the full shirt!

xoxo Dana

Rings. Rings. Rings. This is my personal favored accessory. People who hang with me always know I will have rings bearing my very long fingers! Every girl should have some diamonds, and if they come in the form of really funky rings, then I’ll ALL for~

PS. No, I did NOT mean wedding rings!

I figured I would show you guys some of my rings, as an excuse to also use my soft box kit. Not all of them,  but my top set that I wear.

This is what I call my “evolution” set. I got the one on the right (Store-Aldo) from my little brother (he buys me LOTS of rings! And has great taste too.) I then got the bigger one on the left (Store- Ardene) from my trio a few months ago~

A few years ago my cousin was giving me a BUNCH of stuff she didn’t want (clothes, bags, accessories) and this was one of them! Not only is it colored a beautiful emerald green, but it also … SPINS! I”m not kidding, it really does! Pretty cool right? The spinning feature can distract me sometimes … or a lot …

This ring was also a gift from my trio that I really enjoy wearing, which is also from Ardene. I really took a liking to big rings because it can make such a statement without trying.

Both rings are from Aldo’s Accessories that I got a few years ago. I’ve worn these so many time’s that the colour is actually starting to fade. The shapes of these are what caught my eye. They both have an almost floral-like print on them, giving them a subtle touch of femininity~

This is this year’s ring from my little brother, HOORAY! He really knows how to pick them, especially when I like unique looking rings. This one blew me away, not just because it fit me really well, but because of how it looks like wings curling together~

This is just a close-up of one of the rings. I really like the style because it’s almost like a painting with it being long and rectangular.

This is what I feel is my “Victorian-styled” ring. It is very big, but really comfy. I bought it because I felt the black center piece could go with a lot of my outfits because it’s such a neutral colour. I really like the intricate designs too!

I don’t know why, but every time I look at this ring I think of a Ferris wheel for some odd reason … but yeah. This actually curves outwards at both ends, so it’s almost barely on my finger.

I’M OBSESSED WITH THIS RING! The Forever21 ring for only $1.50! Ch’yeah! Me and my friend Fazal call it “the samurai sword”! Slash! I love these long styled rings, it’s a lot of fun to wear, even though it sometime’s pokes me … in the face.

These are all 3 separate bands, but it’s really nice to wear them stacked up. My mom gave these to me, and these were my first “silver rings”, so I treasure them a LOT! I felt so cool wearing these when I was going out, it got me into occasionally buying rings afterwards~

Despite the fact that I suck at cleaning my jewelry, I love wearing them regardless. What’s your go-to must-have accessory? =)

xoxo Dana

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