Fashion: yesterday, today, and tomorrow

In the sense of fashion, change can be a miraculous thing depending on how you look at it. Everyone looks back on old pictures of themselves and thinks "What on Earth was I wearing?" or "How could that have been acceptable?", fashion is always changing. Seasons change which gives way to new styles. Designers are always two steps ahead of consumers. Designers handpick the colors, styles, and trends that will stock stores in the seasons that follow. Fashion can have a huge impact on someone's life. People gain confidence from the outfits they wear. Clothes are a magnificent thing, they are tools that chip away at the outer surface of the person wearing them and allow true personalities to shine through.

Fashion has many aspects: from professional, to casual, to more appealing. In the professional world the phrase "dress for success" proves to be very true. Dressing for the position you want can help push you towards success. In the workplace your outfit and the way you look is the first impression that you give your employer. A well put together outfit symbolizes that you are taking your job seriously.

Fashion has taken a huge turn in the last couple decades. In the 1950's, people were more conservative and your clothing often reflected your job. Nowadays a lot has changed, people take a more casual look towards fashion. Most people wear what they want and their clothing usually reflects their personality. This is more proof that change is a miraculous thing. People break away from the norms of society and do their own thing, which leaves people being more independent than ever.

In fashion change is a good thing, people look for change and hope to start new and fresh with clothing that gives them confidence. Fashion impacts people's lives for the better, giving them a sense of freedom. Fashion is a big part of my life and I use it every day to express myself.

Enjoy this tid bit...



Old People with great Fashion

Google: old people style

Old People with great Fashion. You're probably wondering what I mean when I write this.. Well I mean what I wrote. Picture someone old, okay now picture what you believe to be good fashion. Now put them together, what do you have? Old people with great fashion.

Here I am, sitting at a coffee shop (as always), when in walks a woman about the age of my grandma (this is not a bad thing, I love my grandma and she is wonderful) and she is wearing a very large, flowy, white linen top. She paired the top with loose, black linen pants that gathered at the ankle. She had dark, short hair and she was wearing very cool hipster glasses with red rims (so cute).

Prior to seeing this woman, I had been reading Cathy Horyn's "Sign of the Times" article which ever so wittingly bashed Hedi Slimane's new YSL line. (By the way, if you find yourself looking for a humorous read on fashion, you should definitely check the article out). Now back to my story, when reading about fashion and understanding what the writer is saying, I suddenly begin to feel as though I am a fashion critic as well. I mean why shouldn't I be? Well, moments after reading the article on Slimane, the older woman walked into the coffee shop with her also fashionable friend and I was immediately intrigued by her outfit choice. I felt as though it were my duty to report on such a matter because you, like the rest of the world should be well-informed on fashion trends and activities in the area.

So now, down to business. The point of this post is to beg a very important question: Can old people have great fashion sense? Now don't get me wrong, there are obviously many old people who have cute fashion and they always will because that's just who they are. But we cannot forget about the many other "oldies" (ha) who seem to get away with dressing in gross outfits simply because they are "old." This is no excuse. They make great clothes for old people too, don't be perceived. For some reason old people get a hall pass when it comes to dressing with the trends, people think that it doesn't matter if old people aren't fashionable. I mean they've made it this far, let's just let them wear whatever they want, who cares. Right? Wrong. This is not cool, old people should be held accountable for their fashion felonies too.

I say this because the poor, old, fashionable ladies with the red rimmed glasses out there are getting stereotyped with the rest of them, we need to appreciate them more and give these fashionistas the credit they deserve for not giving up on fashion. So this is my thank you to the lady with the red rimmed glasses: Thank you for dressing with class and good taste. She looked perfect for an afternoon coffee outing with the girls, and I applaud her choices on pairing the large shirt and pants. She was the epitome of retro in a coffee shop and I love it. The next time you see someone old, remind them to stay up to date on what is fashionable and what is not. FYI: socks with sandals is not and never was acceptable in the fashion world. Dear old people, please go shopping and pick yourself out something nice, you deserve it. But before you buy: ask yourself if you would've worn the outfit in 1984. If the answer is yes, then I beg you to reconsider. Aim for vintage with a bit of a modern twist to it. Hope this helps. Also, don't forget to admire the picture above, it showcases old people with great fashion sense.

That is all.

Hope you enjoyed this food for thought, because I thoroughly enjoyed writing it.

As always.



Reminiscing on the Sunshine

Today marks the end of an adventure, Summer is coming to an end. Summer 2014 has treated me well, I have grown so much and I walk away with many new friends and memories. This Summer I was forced to step out of my comfort zone and stop being so content with my life. I put myself out there, tried new things, and decided to let go.  True freedom is to let go, let yourself live and stop worrying about what others think about you. When you let go and abandon your worries, you get the opportunity to relax and take a deep breath. All of a sudden everything around you seems to slow down and you find that you are able to enjoy the moment. How much sweeter does it get? You don't know what life has in store for you, the future is a land of unknown and there's no sense in worrying about something before it happens. This Summer has given me the chance to evaluate my life and put things into perspective. In one year when high school is over, none of this stuff is going to matter. No one is going to care who is cool or who isn't or if you were at a certain party. Every one is going to go their separate ways and life will begin. So why worry about the little things of today and tomorrow when there's all of these amazing things to look forward to in the future. Don't wish away today, instead let go of whatever it is that is weighing you down and take a deep breath. So, when you find yourself stressing out about tomorrow: stop, take a deep breath, look up from whatever you are doing, and be happy. There are so many things to be thankful for in this world and you and I are one of them. Love ya(; Ha, well on that sappy note let's talk about fall(:

I don't know about you, but I am ready to start my next adventure. Summer 2014 was great, but something tells me that the next eight months are going to fly by. I cannot wait to live out my senior year of high school. All we need to remember is to not get too focused on something so minimal, remember to think about the grand scheme of things and hopefully it will help us get our priorities straight. School is important, but it's just school. Don't let yourself worry too much, and remember to love yourself and others. You never know when someone around you may need a helping hand. Writing about my senior year of high school feels surreal. I never thought this day would come. But here I am, fabulous as ever(; This year is going to be amazing and I can't wait to share it with you. I suppose that's all for now, enjoy yourselves but remember not to get too crazy(:

Advice for the school year: Be nice to everyone and don't take life too seriously, just smile and laugh more

p.s. you rock



foggy skies and a full moon

Today I come to you with a heavy heart. I haven't been able to write for a while which seems like a common issue in my schedule these last few months. However, I am here now and I'm ready to unload some important thoughts and experiences.

To begin, I will give you the DL on my life. I sit here writing to you at 8:47 p.m. on a Friday evening (my last Friday of Summer), I am at my local Starbucks, and I am listening to my Frank Sinatra Pandora radio station. This is the epitome of my Summer. Now don't go getting the wrong idea..I have had an amazing, wonder-filled Summer and I do not regret one second of it. But here I am: relaxing, writing, and drinking my coffee (a hot mocha, the usual) all by myself. I am not saddened by this fact, more so at peace in the sense that I am finally happy enough to be able to spend an evening enjoying some peace and quiet time. I have discovered myself this Summer. I know who I am and I know who I want to be. I want others to know about me and understand that I am who I am, and I am content. I am happy and I am enjoying my life one day at a time. I used to get overwhelmed by life, but now I find myself being more calm and at ease with what life decides to throw at me. I have also realized that if ever I thought I was normal or perfect in any sense of the word, I am not. No one is, I don't think. It's actually somewhat settling to come to that conclusion. No one is perfect so it's okay to stop trying to make others believe that you are. My new motto is to let go of the past, stop worrying about the future, and enjoy today. Live in the moment and stop trying to understand everything going on around you. We live in a constant cycle of uncertainty and unknown situations. I have accepted the fact that I will never be able to understand what is going on all of the time and it's okay because the second thing I've realized is that we aren't meant to. Life is beyond our boundaries. My advice to you is to accept the boundaries of your life, and know that in the end if you do the right thing and trust God with your life, then everything is all going to work out for you. You're going to look back at your life in five or ten years and be like "wow, I'm glad things worked out the way they did.." Ha, I sure hope I feel that way. I have already had the chance to look back at life and be happy that certain things worked out the way they did. Kinda nice to know that someone out there has your back.. People, relationships, life, some things have a way of working themselves out. Wow, I feel in awe as I look back over my high school years and think about how much I have changed. Growing up is scary, but every little memory and friendship, all the tears and the laughs, that is what makes your life unique. I smile as I write this to you, hopefully you are reminiscing along with me. "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get." -Forest Gump..hahaha I just had to(;
As I go into this new school year, I am happy as I remember how I used to be, but more happy to know how much I have grown and how much I will continue to grow as I get older. Lately, when discussing our futures, my friends and I have talked about how scary growing up is and how it has come so quickly, we wish we didn't have to grow up. But I've come to realize that there's nothing scary about growing older, it's just an adventure. Who doesn't love that, maybe that's what makes living life so exciting. You don't know what the future holds, but you know that whatever it may be, it must be something wonderful. The best is yet to come, and on that note I leave you. So long, my kind friends.

Until next time,