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Since my toddler days, I’ve greatly appreciated sailor clothing. There was something about the bright colors, the tailored pieces, and the cute accessories that has always caught my eye. I remember every time I went out shopping with mommy I would beg her to take to me Nautica and buy me a red and blue dress or a pair of boat shoes.  Well, I guess that’s why it’s no surprise that when I stumbled over Luis Monteiro‘s Monaco Editorial for Tatler, I was speechless. These are some pictures you just want to dive into.

—joy

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I’ve found myself to be a bit on the girlier side when it comes to clothes. I’m obsessed with bows, lace, polka dots, and sequins…basically anything that screams “pretty” or “doll” will grab my attention. Lately, I’ve literally been drooling over anything with a pit of sparkle on it. Here are a few glittery items that have seriously caught my eye these past few days.

—joy

1: Forever 21 Beaded Envelope Clutch $26.80

2: Jouer Liquid Shimmer Eyeliner $22.00

3: Forever 21 Sequined Collar Necklace $9.80

4: ModCloth Tip-Toe Glow Heel $69.99

5: Top Shop Sequin and Flower Shirt £48.00

6: ModCloth Dream In Pictures Top $39.99

7: Aquilano Rimondi Sequined Skirt $185.00

8: Anastasia Shimmer Highlighter in Petal $21.00

9: DAY Birger et Mikkelsen Beaded Silk Jacket  $224.00

10: Forever 21 Collar Necklace $18.00

11: Mineral Essence Shimmer Shadow $16.00

12: Vince Sequined Crepe Dress $247.50

13: Forever 21 Turquoises Glitter Polish $2.80

14:  Forzieri Sequined Gloves $75.00

15: Top Shop Sequin Shift Dress $140.00

16: Forever 21 Daisy Ring  $5.80.00

17: Top Shop Sequin Tee $90.00

18: Nails Inc Glitter Coat $10.00

19: Nars Blush Orgasm $28.00

20: Miu Miu Sequined Collar Shirt $384.00

21: Forever 21 Filigree Bracelet  $7.80

22: Sephora Butter London $14.00

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The other day, I was looking through my collection of old movies and came across my collection of Disney princess films. I quickly shoved one into the DVD player and watched as a great portion of my childhood replayed before my eyes. Now, as much as I wish I could run around in little glass slippers, a tiara, and big poofy dresses, it’s unfortunately not possible. However, as I watched, I found that there was so much inspiration in their picture perfect outfits and tried to incorporate their style into our everyday wear.

The Story of Snow White:

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was originally a Brother’s Grimm tale. In the Disney version, Snow White, a beautiful girl with hair black as ebony, skin white as snow, and lips red as blood, is forced to run away from her home when her step mother, the queen, is jealous of her beauty sends a huntsman to kill her. Because of her kindness and beauty however, he could not kill her, and told her to flee. She soon finds herself in a small house owned by seven dwarfs who, after falling in love with her beauty, kindness, and ability to cook and tell stories, let her remain in their home. However, when the queen asks her magic mirror who the fairest maiden in the land is and he tells her it is snow white, she sets off to kill her herself. Disguised as an old lady, the queen gives snow white a poisonous apple telling her that a single bite will make any of her dreams come true. The second she takes a bite, she falls into an enchanted sleep. The dwarfs find it too difficult to bury her and so, leave her in a glass coffin so that all can come and admire her beauty. Many months pass and one day, the prince and man she loves sees her and kisses her. She is then magically revived because “true love” is the most powerful force of all. The prince then takes snow white to his kingdom, and they live happily ever after.

Snow White Fashion:

For most of the movie, we see Snow White in her classic blue yellow and red dress. She uses these three main colors for a bold, feminine touch. In the very beginning of the film, we see her in brown robes and a white apron as she sweeps floors and sings into a well. More to keep in mind: she is known for her red, red lips, white face, dark hair, and rosy cheeks.

Outfits for Inspiration:

#1:

SkirtTop Cape Shoes HeadbandBag Mascara Liner Lipstick

#2:

ShortsTopCardigan Hair PinsEarringsShoesBag BanglesBlush LipstickPerfume

Outfit 3:

Top Skirt Hair BowClogs RingEarringsBracelet BagLipstick Shadow

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I’ve always been in love with layering long shirts and cardigans over a pair of my favorite dark wash jeans. Though for days that I’m just not feeling the denim look, I rely on a few pairs of pants that are skinny, without the blue. Whether they’re trousers, leggins, or colored cotton, some are a bit more bold than others, but they’re fun enough to give you a stylish, fun, flirty, and unique edge.

—joy

Outfit 1:

Pants Top Shoes BraceletsEarrings Ring Bag

Outfit 2:

Pants Top Shoes Ring Blazer Headband Bag

Outfit 3:

Pants Top ShoesBlazer Earrings Ring

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With spring finally at full bloom, I’ve completely given up all my wool and cashmere for breathable cotton and silk. Though I haven’t had much time to shop before today, I’ve still been trying to keep up with the many stylish, classy, and fun trends this season has to offer. One that I’ve welcomed with wide, open arms is the floral trend. Because what says “I love spring and being girly” more than bright patterns and bouquets?

—joy

Outfits for Inspiration

#1 : Picnics and Tea

DressShoesNecklaceBraceletEarringsBlazerBag

#2 : Girl with an Edge

 

CorsetShortsSunniesJacketShoesEarringsNecklace

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{Current go-to scarf for spring}

Due to my excessive boredom ( I’m currently writing an article for journalism) and lack of anything interesting happening in my life recently, I decided to make a list of the following few things I’m looking forward to this week (this will also help me stay on track and remember what needs to be done). Oh, and so that you don’t die of boredom too, I’ll throw in a few visuals (aka: pictures).

  • Concert Thursday night: Our symphony orchestra will be performing with our chorus  (it’s an Opera-themed concert). Oh, and two Chicago Symphony Orchestra soloists will be there to sing La Traviata, accompanied by us!
  • Contact UofT: I somehow managed to get into the music program at Canada’s top University (regardless of whether or not that’s a mistake, I’m a happy camper). Shortly after the music letter, I found that I had made it to the school too. Well, I must schedule a tour with them to see whether or not I will attend. (For those of you keeping up with my college searches, McGill still hasn’t gotten back to me.)
  • Composers forum: My teacher suggested I attend this Saturday. Not sure where it is yet (guessing Northwestern?) but sounds interesting nonetheless.
  • Flute Lesson: 1.5 hours of mental abuse, and exhausting exercises. Most productive minutes of my week!
  • Fundraiser: Friday night with daddy’s work. Who could say no to dressing up for a silent auction?
  • Flute Practice/Composing: Pretty self explanatory. Usually consumes about 3 hours of my day.

hmmm… I just noticed everything on this list starts with either a C or an F. Hopefully it’s not foreshadowing what I got on the two tests I took today :).

—joy

{Coffee overload–essential for long days studying and writing music}

{Not in London when I found this–it’s downtown!}

{Singing Stereo Hearts at the Gym Class Heroes concert}

{New favorite pair of shorts–I’m digging the sailor look}

{Erin’s “never-ending” braid #freetimeafterclass}

{Dog practicing the “puppy-eye” look–please pet me}

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With the spring weather just as indecisive as my plans for next year, it’s hard to know what to wear and when without checking the weather every 5 minutes of the day. Unfortunately, I’ve already packed up my scarves and sweaters and pulled out my floral dresses and high-rise shorts. Despite my closet’s lack of warmer attire for the (unpredictable) chilly breeze, I’ve found that my love for blazers has finally payed off. They’re versatile enough for the every day outfit, can be dressed up or down, keep you warm or cool, and come in many fun, bright spring colors so you don’t have to sacrifice pastels and pinks this chilly spring.

—joy

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