You might have guessed the title had something to do with Colors of the Wind from Pocahontas (which is my favorite movie) and it has a significance. You see we are always caught up with trends, who wore it best, who has the best style, … yadi yada, but the true meaning I find in fashion is the colorful life you can have by playing with different vibrant textiles.
This particular set blew my socks off when I was shopping at Target. It instantly gave me that life I needed inside me. It not only goes well together, but it makes you feel at your best by wearing it. Forget fashion, I want to be wearing what makes me feel me again and again. Don’t you?
So much has been going on these past couple of days. With Mexico being hit with a horrible earthquake on Tuesday, I can not help but to feel deeply and immensely sad. Not because my family is from there but because I feel for those who have lost everything, lost their families, lost their loved ones, be it animals, neighbors, colleagues, etc. No one was ready for this tragedy, and actually no one ever is.
In these moments all I can think of is of the ways I can help. Donating and praying is what everyone needs at this moment, even if its a little bit. Fashion can wait. Its what you feel in your heart that matters the most. Sure the world and life goes on, but we can not ignore those who are in need. For now, positive thoughts and prayers are what I will be doing. With a smile on my face because I know Mexico will get back up, not forgetting, but pushing forward. Fashion goes on no matter what, but Im deciding to pause and be silent. The well being of others is far more important.
Color has been hitting me hard lately. It has given me an uplift in a way that is helping me see life in a more exquisite way. Sure, what do I know about life, but Ill tell you that I know far enough to say that each minute spent with your loved ones is far more important than whatever you’re stressing about right now. And yes, bills are important but there is more to life than bills. Anyway, enough about that, lets take a moment to admire the beauty of this colorful striped skirt.
Target sure did do it again! I mean I just sit and stare at my skirt when I feel like I lack inspiration in my life, and boy does it give me life. I just knew I had to have it the second I bumped into it. It’s also great because you can pair it with whatever your heart desires. I used to see life pitch dark two years ago, but ever since then Ive learned that a little color never hurts.
Monday calls for a new wardrobe check. My closet has not been getting any updates recently so a girls gotta so what a girls gotta do lol. That means getting super creative, which is the beauty of fashion. Certain dresses that are not so lengthy are a big plus in my book because it means they can double as tank tops. And with the hot weather staying until September, finding ways to reuse my clothes is on my list. Adding high heels is the glam finishing touch.
Im not trying to be all feminist here and say that women are better than men, but women do deserve a ton of credit when it comes to fighting. Being a mom, I can see everything my mom and my grandma and all moms and non moms out there have had to go through, and yet still little to no credit is given to them.
Women are the rock of all families. When everything else seems to be falling apart, there we are, going to the rescue. But why not go to the rescue for ourselves?
While putting together this outfit I stopped and realized that although those gladiator days are over, we still have our battles to fight. And what better way to fight them than by looking stylish? I believe we all deserve to feel at our best, even when we are at our worst.
Dress up today, tomorrow, and the day after that because you are the modern gladiator ready to fight your problems one stylish outfit at a time 🙂
We all have certain colors that we love and we also have colors that we want to avoid as much as possible. In my case, I am a big fan of red, green, and mint. I used to always stay away from really bright colors because I tanned so easily (and still do) that my colors were basically showing more than I was. And while being tanned can be a gorgeous gift, it can also be a burden.
I decided to put away that burden and turned it into a gift. The gift of flaunting my glowy bronzed skin. Which has let me be confident enough to wear bold bright colors, such as this bright orange fringe vest. Its my fav color at the moment. I plan on wearing bright pink next. lol jk , maybe not just yet.
Sneakers are my second obsession, my first are bags. I don’t mind wearing heels every now and then but lets face it, who actually has the time and energy to wear heels every single day? (okay, maybe the new york city gals). There is just a calm feeling that comes to me whenever I put on my sneakers and I know there will be certain outfits that won’t really go with sneakers, BUT, that does not stop me from buying more (my hubs is probably tired of me buying a ton 😀 sorry not sorry).
Vans are for sure my go-to favorite sneakers to buy. Although I am trying to incorporate different brands, vans holds a huge place in my sneaker heart.
With this summers heat I do hesitate wearing my sneakers because well heat does not go well with feet right? lol, but I slowly am trying it out. Fall will for sure be my chance to go all out. Until then, I will be waiting under this palm tree with my sneaks for fall to arrive 🙂
Much Love, Karen ❤
NAKD skirt / VANS high tops / Ross pink floyd shirt / ZERO UV marblesunglasses