Don’t Mesh with My Heart

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What we wear can say a lot about us. In literature, clothes can make or break the portrayal of a character and color schemes constantly become symbols or motifs. Would Danny Zuko and the rest of the T-Birds be as threatening and cool without their leather jackets? Would Will still be as fresh without his bright 90s printed garb but instead threw on a sweater vest like Carlton? The answer is obvious. After all, we have an entire holiday dedicated to the purpose of dressing up and taking on another identity.

My sense of fashion for the most part has never been static. One day I could be something out of the Harajuku district and another day I’ll be a character out of a modern day prep academy comedy. I think one of the best things about clothing is we decide what we wear and how we want to express ourselves. This is very important nowadays, especially since we live in a time where commercialism and corporations try to sell us identity in 2 for 1 deals during flashes of 30 seconds.

If I had to describe my sense of fashion– I’d have to say some sort of melting pot of street-grunge-kawaii-collegiate-beach-california vibes? I guess that didn’t clarify anything at all. As I mentioned in my previous post, I love love love Valfre. Ilse Valfre, designed a line of clothes based off her drawings and it’s amazing. In her interview with Nylon, she explains that these girls are all her inspired by different points and times in her life. This completely resonates with me, as I also find that at times we have different identities which can be heavily inspired by our environment and feelings during a time.

This photo shoot features my fabulous blogger friend, MissMissChelle, whom fashion taste vastly contrasts mine. She’s more boho-girly-chic, and as we see, we express ourselves and our identities differently using the same medium. Isn’t fashion awesome?

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This dress, the Matilda dress, takes LBD to a whole new lolita lovel. I have a fierce love for bows, I don’t care how old I am! Mesh is so hot right now. All the lovely fashion bloggers I’ve seen wearing this dress are simply wearing a lacy black bra underneath which is a bit too daring and sexy for my everyday outing needs, so I threw on this bralette.

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MissMissChelle wears brighter, crisp, boho colors!

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A Soft Mesh Lullaby

Dress- Matilda Dress from Valfre
Bralette- Brandy Melville
Shoes- DSW

To see more of my OOTDs, follow my insta @cosmicleanna !

Another Song About California

Midsummer 2016… new hair, more self-love, and big ol’ mom jeans.

I wanted to do a typical self-encouraging, motivational “new year, new you” post during New Years but in all honestly I didn’t actually feel that way at the time. I was actually feeling really low and I couldn’t bring myself to lie about feeling great, even though I did really want to convey the message of self-love.

But where, has the time gone? It’s the midsummer, and the living is somewhat easy. A lot has changed, and I’ve definitely made some hard choices to improve my life for the better. But I think I’ll elaborate on that in a later post. ❤️

I’ve wanted to do my hair ombre for years now, but was always afraid of looking unprofessional and possibly damaging my hair by bleaching it. But you know what? I did it! And I couldn’t be happier. You should be judged by your skills, ability, and hard work– not looks. I’m glad to be somewhere that does so. I got my hair done at my usual salon, and it turns out they only had to bleach the tip of my hair, so if it is damaged, it’ll grow back!

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Yup, repping more pussy power with my statement feminist clothes. I’m a huge fan of Valfre and get really excited when they have sales. The highest discount I’ve ever seen from them was 40% for Black Friday, but I am more than happy to support feminist indie designers instead of fast fashion chains!

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MMM I LOVE HAIR YUM YUM

 

I don’t know why, but I became infatuated with high-waisted mom jeans and decided to buy a pair. I’m about 5″3 so I thought they might make me look even stumpier than I am, but you know what? YOLO! I don’t have that seamless hourglass look that I see all over Instagram, in fact I got more rolls like La Boulangerie, but I only have one life to live, so why be afraid of fashion?

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Here’s a close-up of my locks! I call it sunset hair! Where do I get it done? Chinatown, San Francisco.

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Outfit:

Tee- Valfre

Jeans- American Apparel