I posted this outfit I made on instagram a while ago and have been looking for the right time to wear it ever since. Not sure if you can see clearly but the fabric has gold metallic dots all over so I played it off by accessorizing with gold metallic loafers and adding a pop of color with the bag. My sister took the pictures and as she was taking them she paused and said "this is the longest crop top I have seen in my life". I thought it was funny because I couldn't stop laughing after. I actually folded the top in just a bit after she made the comment to show a tiny bit of skin. Initially, you would think it was a dress. In case you haven't noticed, even though my style can be colorful and bold sometimes, I am super conservative with my clothing choices. I have to be covered at least from the chest to the knee. This is because I just really get uncomfortable when I show too much skin. Occasionally, I wear shorts but I also think I will venture into wearing lower back/backless clothing. Those are less riskey I suppose. Wish me luck.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Seriously can someone tell me where Monday and Tuesday went? I don't like how fast this year is going in general. Stop the clock... I wore this outfit to church a few Sundays ago. Couldn't decide on green shoes or purple shoes, but I went with purple. Speaking of church, our pastor (he is in his last 20s/early 30s) got married this past weekend and the entire church was invited to the ceremony. I have attended and been part of many weddings, but this by far is the most beautiful ceremony I have ever seen. There was not a single dry eye in the church. It was just beautiful and perfect in every way. I think weddings in general are beautiful. This makes me wonder if I can hold it together at my own wedding or if am just going to be a crying mess. We wait and see.
Friday, August 15, 2014
So it is not secret I sew. To be honest, when I first started, I wasn't sure how long I can keep it up, but the more I sew the more I love it. Knowing how to sew has helped me quite a bit. Its actually one way I save my shopping dollars. When I see on clothing item in a store or on someone, before even checking for the price, I ask myself if I can make it or not. So instead of spending on certain clothing, I make them myself. Secondly, it comes in handy for alterations. Ever wanted something so bad only to find that the last one in stock is a whole size bigger than you? A few years ago, before I got into sewing, I found the perfect pair of Alice and Olivia trousers on the clearance rack at TJ Maxx. The pants fit perfectly but they were wayyyyy too long. I contemplated buying then but I walked away because of the length. I still regret not picking up those pants. Now, in situations like this, I simply bring them home and alter them.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Hello! Enjoying every bit of August before its gone, although I have a feeling this winter won't be as brutal as the last. Ever hated doing something that you have grown to love and surprised yourself? That will be me and working out. I hated working out, I really did. As much as I hated it, I still wanted to workout. Whenever I tell people I want to take working out seriously, they look at me and say what are you trying to loose? I am not trying to loose anything to be honest, I just want to be toned and healthier thats all. For the past month or so, Michael has been taking to for runs/workouts at least three times a week. I hated it in the beginning. But now guess what? Its the one thing I look forward to these days. I actually quite enjoy it and I can already see results. Proud of myself.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Happy weekend! I hope you plan on enjoying these last few summer days. Truth be told, I stayed away from the mall and shopping entirely this summer. I deserve a pat on my back because I just really didn't realize how much I spent shopping until I went on this little hiatus and magically my savings got bigger. I have learned quite a bit these past few months with my no shopping challenge. I mean lets be realistic, no girl will ever give up shopping but I have now learned to shop in moderation. I go into stores now and clothing items that I would have bought in the past just don't scream at me anymore. As I get older, I am just learning to build a cohesive closet instead of buying things because they are cute or they are on sale.
With this said however, I am ready to add a few fall pieces to my closet. I went to the mall today and surprisingly only made out with three items. The past Chesca would have bought every single new fall item in sight and then some. Who is ready for fall? I mean I wish summer can last forever but unfortunately not, so lets make the best of what's to come.